General English

Cloze Test Passage - XXI

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

For generations man has (1)......against the wilds to create a world where only he (2)......whether animals and plants survive or are (3)......out. Earlier we accepted as self-evident that any (4)......in our environment brought about by science and technology must be improvements (5)......the world of our (6)......However, many people all over the world have begun to feel that (7)......are going too far and that we should try to (8)......some of the world’s original life before we find it (9)......too late. The same science which had led us away from nature is now (10)......the miracle of creation.

1. (a) faced (b) stood (c) struggled (d) challenged
2. (a) decides (b) thinks (c) advises (d) observes
3. (a) taken (b) wiped (c) put (d) thrown
4. (a) differences (b) increments (c) changes (d) replacements
5. (a) in (b) at (c) over (d) for
6. (a) aborigins (b) ancients (c) successors (d) ancestors
7. (a) overselves (b) we (c) us (d) some
8. (a) demolish (b) cherish (c) save (d) renovate
9. (a) occurs (b) sounds (c) seems (d) gets
10. (a) unfolding (b) discussing (c) arguing (d) narrating

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