General English

Cloze Test Passage - II

Fill up the blanks in the passage given below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank

At the time The White House was as serene as a resort hotel out of season. The corridors were (1)...... in the various offices. (2)...... gray men on waistcoats talked to one another in low-pitched voices. The only color or choler, curiously enough, was provided by President Eisenhower himself. Apparently, his (3)...... was easily set off; he scowled when he (4)...... the corridors.

1. (a) striking (b) hollow (c) empty (d) white
2. (a) quiet (b) faded (c) loud (d) stentorian
3. (a) laughter (b) curiosity (c) humour (d) temper
4. (a) paced (b) strolled (c) stormed (d) prowled

Answers :
(1) (c), (2) (a), (3) (d), (4) (a).