English: Cloze Test Set 8

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. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

The world we live in is made up (1)_____ both hype and substance. Wisdom lies in knowing the difference between what (2)____ and what appears to be. Hype dies down, what is is eternal. People, objects and circumstances can appear one way from a distance but may appear very different on coming (3)_____. Our own perception changes with time. Wisdom is realising that whether things appear one way or another, in the end, it doesn’t matter. This is the skill of knowledge. While you (4)____ take appearances for granted, you cannot afford to totally neglect them either. Moving (5)_____ life with this wisdom unlocks the skill of action. Knowledge helps set your direction and action helps you proceed.

  1. A) for
    B) of
    C) from
    D) by
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    Option B
  2. A) from
    B) can
    C) is
    D) are
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    Option C
  3. A) close
    B) forward
    C) down
    D) up
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    Option A
  4. A) will
    B) may
    C) can
    D) cannot
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    Option D
  5. A) on
    B) through
    C) from
    D) by
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    Option B

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. Find out the appropriate word in each case.

Government is considering new rules mandating automakers and their agents to buy back old vehicles and recycle them. As of now such recycling is a very unorganized affair, where old vehicles go (6)____execrable junkyards to die or are abandoned in pavements and parks, causing pollution even after getting (7)____ the roads. Sophisticated recycling of steel, aluminum etc would reduce the use of virgin materials, thus reducing the carbon footprint of new vehicles meaningfully.
As for putting the responsibility of recycling on the automakers, the producer-responsibility principle is becoming an important part of environmental regulations across the world. Japan was (8)___ the first countries to mandate its vehicle manufacturers to do end-of-life recycling of their merchandise. In the EU, manufacturers have to take back a growing list of products from cars to computers, and recycle them. China has also passed an end-of-life directive for vehicles. But (9)___ in richer countries it is enough that manufacturers take back their old vehicles without charge, in India a change in consumer behavior will have to be incentivized by automakers buying back their autos. This may push up auto prices a bit, but that will be a price (10)____ paying for a cleaner environment.

  1. A) from
    B) to
    C) for
    D) by
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    Option B
  2. A) on
    B) to
    C) of
    D) off
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    Option D
  3. A) among
    B) within
    C) one
    D) since
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    Option A
  4. A) either
    B) when
    C) as
    D) while
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    Option D
  5. A) good
    B) worth
    C) sincerely
    D) must
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    Option B

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