General English

Cloze Test Passage - XXVI

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

Our scientific spirit must be shocked not only by the (1)......of fabulous (2)......and (3)......poverty, but also by those of intense holiness and (4)......superstition. In our relations with one another, we have (5)......to apply scientific and social wisdom. The failure is (6) large (7)......our society. Some social (8)......like untouchability are (9)......simply because the spirit in us is oppressed by the force of (10)......These are practised by (11)......kindly persons, who have ceased to feel and whose understanding is (12)......any tradition. There are millions in our country today who use scientific (13)......and yet (14)......superstition as mystical revelation and adhere to absured social customs..15..the name of tradition.

1. (a) phenomenon (b) contrasts (c) existence (d) comparison
2. (a) property (b) prosperity (c) resources (d) wealth
3. (a) common (b) rampant (c) grovelling (d) growing
4. (a) religious (b) blind (c) popular (d) prevailing
5. (a) attempted (b) refused (c) succeeded (d) failed
6. (a) writ (b) written (c) wrought (d) wrapped
7. (a) in (b) on (c) among (d) for
8. (a) abuses (b) ceremonies (c) function (d) obligations
9. (a) allowed (b) approved (c) tolerated (d) resisted
10. (a) opinion (b) habit (c) society (d) custom
11. (a) fairly (b) very (c) otherwise (d) somewhat
12. (a) stupefied (b) sanctified (c) subsidized (d) substantiated
13. (a) discoveries (b) devices (c) apparatus (d) machines
14. (a) consider (b) decry (c) declare (d) revere
15. (a) on (b) for (c) in (d) with

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