English : Cloze Test for Upcoming Exams– Set 36

In the passage given below there are 10 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Even blank has four alternative words given in options (A),(B),(C) and (D). You have to tell which word will best suit the respective blank. Mark (E) as your answer if the work given in bold after the blank is your answer i.e “No change required”. Cloze Test exercise

ON A recent afternoon (1)_______ [prehistorian] and dump trucks (2)________ [forced] into what remained of the alleyways of Xupu on the western edge of Shanghai. Their task was to remove debris from the place, formally a village but in (3)______ [development] an urban slum. Officials had had enough of the eyesore: in October they had sent in demolition crews which, within two months, had (4)______ [eject] some 13,000 migrants and flattened buildings with a total of 6,000 rooms. “Seven out of ten people I know here have left,” says Zhuang Shiguo, a 42-year-old kitchen worker from Jiangsu, a neighbouring province, standing next to a heap of rubble. In recent months the authorities have (5)_______ [aspired] more than 30 other slums in Shanghai for similar “makeovers”.

Shanghai is stepping up its efforts to control the growth of its population. One of its techniques is to make it more difficult for unskilled workers from the countryside to live there, such as by (6)_______ [complimenting] down their cheap, ramshackle (7)_______ [fitting] . Similar efforts are under way in the capital, Beijing. The governments of both cities have been (8)______ [attack] with complaints about pressures on transport, schools and hospitals. Their (9)_____ [response] has been to strike at those most easily displaced: rural migrants whose household-registration papers, or hukou, make them (10)_______ [acceptable] for urban benefits such as social housing or subsidised health care and education.  

  1. A) performers
    B) excavators
    C) classicist
    D) trowel
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option B
    Explanation
    : excavators – a large machine for digging and moving earth.
  2. A) abstained
    B) packed
    C) crammed
    D) heaped
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : crammed- force (people or things) into a place or container that is or appears to be too small to contain them.
  3. A) reality
    B) concept
    C) journey
    D) consequence
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option A
    Explanation
    : reality
  4. A) admit
    B) exclude
    C) uproot
    D) evicted
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option D
    Explanation
    : evicted – expel (someone) from a property, especially with the support of the law.
  5. A) targeted
    B) ignored
    C) presented
    D) attempted
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option A

  6. A) knelling
    B) knocking
    C) convert
    D) regulate
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option B
  7. A) repayment
    B) credit
    C) accommodation
    D) reparation
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : ramshackle- (especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair. So ramshackle accommodation
  8. A) rabbled
    B) pushed
    C) deluged
    D) delighted
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : deluged- flood with a great quantity of something
  9. A) echo
    B) failure
    C) strain
    D) force
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option E
    Explanation
    : response
  10. A) inexpert
    B) equipped
    C) ineligible
    D) wrong
    E) No Correction Required
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    Option C
    Explanation
    : The passage is in negative sense. So negative is suitable.

 

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