English Cloze Test Questions – New Pattern Day-4

English Questions (Cloze Test) – New Pattern Day-4

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Directions (11-15): In the passage given below there are 5 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”.

It’s human nature to want to acquire things. As children, we wish to grab – even if it is just to explore. We nourish our (1) [joy] by gaining, even though religious text surge us to take the path of detachment. For an ordinary soul, detachment in spirituality (2) [will denote] leaving. Detachment for us is disownment, it’s like severance. Now our basic nature of (3) [bring in] is always in conflict with our nature of disownment. If we desire spirituality, (4) [so] we have to find a middle path. But I don’t think there is a midway. We just have to envisage our scriptures in context with the contemporary perspective. But (5) [as reported by] my guru, there’s a practical solution that can offer one relief from ignorance. Although his approach is modern, it’s pragmatic. We need not leave our basic nature of acquiring. So start accumulating, start possessing— do not think about renunciation. We just need to concentrate (6) [in] what we want to acquire, what we want to possess, what we want to follow. Every soul has an inheritance of the immoral within. We just have to (7) [visualize] the part we want to see. In today’s world, it will be impossible to swim (8) [from] the ocean of life by changing our basic nature of acquiring. When our soul expands its ambit to attain the absolute, then our conscious helps us to (9) [win] salvation. So rather than (10) [ turn], start grabbing—but just be careful of what you are investing in.

  1. ?
  1. ego
  2. delight
  3. pride
  4. trouble
  5. No change required

1). Ans:- C

Explanation:- ‘Pride’ means self esteem and respect, to which should be maintained or gained.


  1. ?
  1. Denote
  2. denotes
  3. have denoted
  4. denoting
  5. No change required

2). Ans:- B

Explanation:- The sentence is a general one, is in present simple tense, so ‘denotes’ will be used here.

  1. ?
  1. Procure
  2. annex
  3. miss
  4. acquiring
  5. No change required

3). Ans:- D

Explanation:- ‘Acquiring ‘ is used here as it means to always take and gain.

  1. ?
  1. than
  2. though
  3. then
  4. hence
  5. No change required


4). Ans:- C

Explanation:- ‘Then’ will be used as the correct conjunction here.

  1. ?
  1. as stated in
  2. just as
  3. in line with
  4. according to
  5. No change required


5). Ans:- D

Explanation:- The correct phrase will be ‘according to’ because, the noun is being referred here for reference.


  1. ?
  1. on
  2. of
  3. for
  4. at
  5. No change required

6). Ans:- A

Explanation:- The correct preposition will be ‘on’.


  1. ?
  1. feature
  2. envision
  3. survey
  4. view
  5. No change required

7). Ans:- B

Explanation:- ‘Envision means to imagine, which matches with the sentence meaning.


  1. ?
  1. Above
  2. Through
  3. Inside
  4. Into
  5. No change required


8). Ans:- B

Explanation:- ‘Through’ will be the correct answer here.


  1. ?
  1. Gain
  2. Yield
  3. boost
  4. produce
  5. No change required


9). Ans:- A

Explanation:- The correct answer will be ‘gain’ which here, referring to achieving.


  1. ?
  1. defect
  2. gave up
  3. cast off
  4. renouncing
  5. No change required


10). Ans:- D

Explanation:- ‘Renouncing’ here means to reject, which goes with the meaning of the sentence.

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