General English

Cloze Test Passage - IV

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

Erosion in nature is a beneficent process without which the world would have died long ago. The same process (1).....by human mismanagement has become one of the most. (2).....and destructive forces that had ever been. (3).....by man.What is (4).....known as (5).....erosion or denudation is a universal (6).....which through thousands of years (7).....carved the earth (8).....its present shape. Denudation is an early and (9).....process (10).....soil formation where by the (11).....rock material is continuously broken (12).....and sorted out by wind and water until it becomes (13).....for colonisation (14).....plants. Plants by the binding (15).....of their roots bring denudation almost to a standstill.

1. (a) started (b) accelerated (c) adopted
2. (a) drastic (b) degrading (c) vicious
3. (a) produced (b) released (c) caused
4. (a) normally (b) generally (c) usually
5. (a) geological (b) ecological (c) natural
6. (a) aspect (b) phenomena (c) experience
7. (a) has (b) had (c) have
8. (a) to (b) in (c) into
9. (a) inevitable (b) important (c) accurate
10. (a) at (b) in (c) for
11. (a) basic (b) early (c) original
12. (a) up (b) down (c) off
13. (a) natural (b) necessary (c) suitable
14. (a) of (b) by (c) for
15. (a) forces (b) effect (c) powers

Answers :
(1) (b), (2) (c), (3) (a), (4) (b), (5) (b),
(6) (b), (7) (a), (8) (c), (9) (a), (10) (c),
(11) (c), (12) (a), (13) (c), (14) (a), (15) (a)