English Quiz on Cloze Test and Para Jumbles

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

A good percentage of the population of India is tribal. The tribal live in the hills and forests of the country and have been little (1) by the (2) currents of the plains. Practically all the states of India have their tribal population. The tribes are numerous, computed to be about 200, some living in (3) regions in dense forests, and others on the borders of villages. Some tribes are (4) to a few souls, while others like the Santhals, run into millions and are steadily (5) in numbers. During the British period some of them were known as 'criminal tribes' for they showed (6) respect for the Indian penal Code. After independence they have been named Scheduled Tribes. Under modern conditions isolation, however, has become (7) and the hill tribes are getting (8). The cultural traffic is two-way. Social reformers are taking civilization to the hills, and the tribes, (9) their old occupations of hunting and (10) farming, are settling in villages, towns and cities as labourers and industrial workers.
1. a) affected           b) domiciled                  c) motivated   d) deprived          e)   favoured
2. a)   financial          b)   proud                     c)   cultural     d)   unruly              e)   swift
3. a)   comfortable       b)   marshy                      c)   wild                 d)   unpopulated     e)   inhospitable
4. a)   devoted           b)   confined                    c)   susceptible       d)   related             e)   attached
5. a)   constant          b)   deteriorated               c)   developing      d)   increasing e)   decreasing
6. a)   abundant                   b)   genuine           c)   superficial         d)   exorbitant                  e)   scant
7. a)   crucial             b)   necessary       c)   difficult  d)   convenient       e)   indispensable
8. a)   civilized           b)   demoralised     c)   wiped-out      d)   entertained      e)   reduced
9. a)   escaping                       b)   with                 c)   enhancing                  d)   leaving            e)   continuing
10. a)   productive       b)   primitive          c)   profitable                 d)   cultivable                   e)   scientific
Directions (11 – 15): Rearrange the following sentences in the proper sequence to form a meaningful paragraph; then answer the questions given below them.
(A) It is not even because grubbing for roots is good discipline.
(B) Moreover, he cannot learn what he ought to know about language from talking about his own.
(C) Nor is it because they will gain satisfaction in recognising the Latin roots of the word satisfaction.
(D) It is because they cannot understand their own language unless they have studied another.
(E) The reason is not so that they can sell things to the Brazilians, or study German medical books or appreciate those beauties of Homer that are lost in translation.
(F) Our citizens will have to learn at least one foreign language.
(G) The native of any country is immersed in his own language and never sees it as a linguistic structure.
11. Which of the following will be the FIRST sentence?
a) C      b) A     c) F      d) G     e) D
12. Which of the following will be the SECOND sentence?
a) E      b) C     c) D      d) B     e) G
13. Which of the following will be the LAST sentence?
a) D     b) F      c) C      d) B     e) A
14. Which of the following will be the FOURTH sentence?
a) G     b) B     c) D      d) E      e) A
15. Which of the following will be the SIXTH sentence?
a) C      b) G     c) F      d) E      e) B
(1 – 10):
1. A)    2. C)    3. B)   4. B)    5. D)    6. E)    7. C)    8. E)    9. D)     10. B)
(11 – 15): The correct arrangement of sentences is: FECADGB
11. C)   12. A)   13. D)   14. E)   15. B)