General English

Cloze Test Passage - X

In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each three words are suggested one of which fits the blanks appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case

One day while I was discussing a new strategy to locate the wild dogs, a forgest guard at Sariska informed me that about 15-16 metres to the right of Pandupole road, a chital lay killed apparently by wild dogs. This was difficult to (1) ....... because wild dogs usually do not leave, (2) ...... any kill. They finish it, (3) ..... to the bone. Still an examination would, (4) .....interesting information and vital clues about the, (5) .....so I proceeded in the direction pointed, (6) ..... by the guard, Scanning the area I, (7) .....across the dead Chital. The, (8) ..... had been opened but not (9) ..... eaten. Its owner had, (10) ..... dressed the dinner ready for eating. I looked about for marks and (11) ..... I found them, the marks, (12) ..... indicated the presence of a canine. But, (13) Jackals or wild dogs? Since Jackals were active in Sariska independently, (14) ..... Chital-kills, the actual presence, (15) the wild dog still remained doubtful.

1. (a) presume (b) believe (c) know
2. (a) behind (b) away (c) after
3. (a) up (b) over (c) off
4. (a) prove (b) reveal (c) involves
5. (a) predator (b) chital (c) man-eater
6. (a) out (b) to (c) at
7. (a) found (b) located (c) came
8. (a) body (b) corpse (c) carcass
9. (a) now (b) yet (c) at all
10. (a) probably (b) surely (c) really
11. (a) when (b) where (c) which
12. (a) frankly (b) openly (c) clearly
13. (a) what (b) which (c) who
14. (a) having (b) hunting (c) making
15. (a) about (b) of (c) regarding

Answers :
(1) (d), (2) (a), (3) (a), (4) (c), (5) (c), (6) (b), (7) (a), (8) (a), (9) (a), (10) (d).