General English

Cloze Test Passage - XVII

In the following sentences at certain points you are given a choice of three words one of which is most appropriate. Choose the best word out of the three words—one of which is most appropriate. Mark the letter, viz, (a), (b), (c) relating to this word

Smallpox, the most devastating and feared pestilence in human history, is making its last stand in two remote areas of Ethiopia, one in the desert and one in the mountains.

As of the end of August (1).....five villages had experienced cases (2).....the preceding eight weeks. More (3).....necessary, the oneset of the last (4).....case was on 9th August. (5).....man is the only known (6).....of the smallpox virus, the disease should be eliminated forever when the last infected person recovers.

1. (a) rarely (b) the (c) only
2. (a) in (b) about (c) of
3. (a) necessary (b) important (c) urgent
4. (a) found (b) remembered (c) known
5. (a) because (b) when (c) while
6. (a) culprit (b) reservoir (c) producer

Answers :
(1) (c), (2) (c), (3) (c), (4) (a), (5) (a), (6) (b).