Cloze Test Set - Expected Questions for Upcoming Exam

Directions (Ques 1- 10) : In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each, four words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately in the context of the whole passage. Find out the appropriate word.


The annual report of India's Ministry of External Affairs repeated India's deep concern over the Chinese intrusion in the Sumdorong Chu Valley area of the Tawang district of Arunachal Pradesh. On relations with China, the report pointed out that though dealings in the fields of trade, culture, science and technology had (1), the crucial question of the border remained to be (2). The report once again dismissed the Chinese protect over the grant of statehood to Arunachal Pradesh and (3) the plea to China to do nothing to aggravate matters. At the seventh round of the official level talks, the two sides had gone further (4) the question of eastern and western sectors of the boundary. Though the talks were (5), the Ministry's report took note of a better perception of each other's views as a result of the talks. Quoting western intelligence sources, The Times of India carried a report towards the middle of April that right (6) the winter, the Chinese had been engaged in a major mobilisation in Tibet to place the People's Liberation Army in a position to launch an attack on (7) in May 1987. The simplest explanation for the Chinese build up along the Sino-Indian border (8) that, as they had done in 1962, the Chinese wanted to 'teach India a lesson' because New Delhi had declared Arunachal Pradesh, a (9) state of the Indian Union. Following reports of a major Chinese mobilisation in Tibet, the Indian Army's Eastern Command (10) its own mobilisation exercise.

1. (a) bettered
    (b) finished
    (c) completed
    (d) grown

2. (a) carried out
    (b) solution
    (c) irritating
    (d) settled

3. (a) confirm
    (b) reiterated
    (c) confirmation
    (d) told

4. (a) in
    (b) to
    (c) at
    (d) into

5. (a) complete
    (b) incomplete
    (c) inconclusive
    (d) humorous

6. (a) during
    (b) in
    (c) through
    (d) with

7. (a) Beijing
    (b) China
    (c) Tibet
    (d) India

8. (a) was
    (b) were
    (c) has been
    (d) was being

9. (a) complete
    (b) Indian
    (c) Union
    (d) full-fledged

10. (a) was
      (b) conducted
      (c) carry out
      (b) had been

Answers 

1. grown
2. settled
3. reiterated
4. into
5. inconclusive
6. through
7. India
8. was
9. full-fledged
10. conducted

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