General English

Cloze Test Passage - XIII

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

Belief systems the framework upon which cultures and societies function. It is the bond that (1).....civilizations together, and it is the small voice (2).....each of us that urges us to be (3).....to what we have been taught. We cannot (4).....our spiritual teachings from our learning, nor can we separate our beliefs about who and what we are (5).....our values and our behaviours. We ask that educational systems (6).....our right to religious freedom and our right to live in harmony tribal beliefs vary, as does the (7).....to which a tribe embraces (8).....traditional cultural beliefs (9).....tribal group has distinct and unique beliefs that are basic to that tribe’s culture. Most tribes cling to the old teachings because they know that once gone it means the (10).....of their culture.

1. (a) compels (b) holds (c) makes (d) breaks (e)completes
2. (a) outside (b) around (c) about (d) inside (e) near
3. (a) true (b) habitual (c) accurate (d) graceful (e) upright
4. (a) see (b) separate (c) upset (d) distinguish (e) search
5. (a) near (b) on (c) from (d) about (e) across
6. (a) recognise (b) destroy (c) diminish (d) reach (e) infer
7. (a) capacity (b) nearness (c) practise (d) extent (e) principle
8. (a) for (b) their (c) itself (d) about (e) its
9. (a) many (b) all (c) one (d) several (e) each
10. (a) mark (b) regeneration (c) death (d) tradition (e) mistake

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