English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 81

Directions: In the passage given below there are 6 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every 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”.

Between 1999 and 2014 sales of prescription opioid drugs almost quadrupled in America, an increase that came not simply _(1)__(in response with) patient suffering but because more of the population are addicted to these powerful drugs. Such is the demand for them, Americans now consume four-fifths of the global supply.

Growth on this scale has been profitable for some: OxyContin, a popular opioid made by Purdue Pharma, a drug company in Stamford, Connecticut, has made its _(2)__(artist)tens of billions of dollars . But more broadly it has spelled _(3)__(misfortue). Deaths from opioid use in America quadrupled over the same period. About 90 people die every day, according to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

That _(4)__(aptness) between corporate success and private pain has become a matter of public interest. On March 28th Senator Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri, said that she would investigate the role that pharma firms played in creating the opioid _(5)__(pass). Through a committee that oversees issues of homeland security and government affairs, she has written to five makers of prescription painkillers—Purdue Pharma, Depomed, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson, Insys Therapeutics and Mylan. She is demanding internal corporate documents _(6)__(enlarge) back over five years.

  1. A) to respond for
    B) responded
    C) in response
    D) in response to
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    Option D
  2. A) creator
    B) manufacturer
    C) maker
    D) builder
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    Option B
  3. A) adversity
    B) tragedy
    C) woe
    D) mishap
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    Option B
  4. A) discrepancy
    B) conflict
    C) dissonance
    D) disaccord
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    Option C
  5. A) difficulty
    B) emergency
    C) pinch
    D) crisis
    E) No Correction required
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    Option C
  6. A) extending
    B) stretching
    C) widening
    D) broadening
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    Option C

Directions: In the passage given below there are 6 blanks, each followed by a word given in bold. Every 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”.

The message from Xiamen sounded _(1)__ (confirmed)crystal clear. India and China are determined to put behind them what one Indian official described as the ‘D-Word’. Instead, Xi Jinping _(2)__(swept) eloquent ___(about) the Panchsheel principles and Prime Minister Narendra Modi said pointedly about Doklam: “Both of us know what happened. This was not a backward-looking conversation. It was forward-looking.” The Indian delegation was also delighted China agreed to name-and-shame Pakistan-based terrorist groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in the final Xiamen Declaration. This was the first time BRICS _(3)__ (named) the groups, though it wasn’t quite the breakthrough it was initially _(4)__ (quiet) as because these terrorist groups were also named at the Heart of Asia ministerial conference in Amritsar last year. India’s now waiting to see if China will block its (5)__(tender) to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.

  1. A) cheeringly
    B) hearteningly
    C) reassuringly
    D) calmingly
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    Option C
  2. A) waxed
    B) lissom
    C) grew
    D) plastic
    E) No Correction required
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    Option A
  3. A) over
    B) for
    C) at
    D) towards
    E) No Correction required
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    Option E
  4. A) had been named
    B) has named
    C) had named
    D) nmaed
    E) No Correction required
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    Option C
  5. A) delneated
    B) portrayed
    C) rendered
    D) characterized
    E) No Correction required
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    Option B
  6. A) order
    B) demnad
    C) stand
    D) bid
    E) No Correction required
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    Option D

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5 Thoughts to “English: Cloze Test for upcoming exams – Set 81”

  1. जय तिवारी ??

    thnx az

  2. Wikki Waran

    Thank you

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