General English

Cloze Test Passage - XXVII

In the following passage at certain points, you are given a choice of words marked as (a), (b), (c)and (d). Choose the best word out of these four

There is an old story told (1)......a man who (2)......into a drunken sleep. His friend stayed by him as long as he (3)......but being compelled to go and fearing that he might be in want, the friend hid a (4) ......in the drunken man’s garment. When the drunken man (5)......not knowing that his friend had (6)......jewel in his garment he wandered about in (7)......hungry. A long time afterwards the two men met again and the friend told the poor man about the jewel and advised him to look (8)......it. Like the drunken man of the story people (9)......about suffering in this life of birth and death (10)......of what is hidden away in their inner nature. Pure and untarnished, the price-less treasure of God.

1. (a) of (b) to (c) with (d) by (e) that
2. (a) left (b) felt (c) fail (d) fell (e) gone
3. (a) might (b) can (c) would (d) had (e) could
4. (a) garment (b) drink (c) jewel (d) treasure (e) sleep
5. (a) slept (b) recovered (c) covered (d) drinking (e) realised
6. (a) taken (b) presented (c) substituted (d) replaced (e) hidden
7. (a) vain (b) search (c) sleep (d) poverty (e) persuit
8. (a) for (b) to (c) at (d) in (e) with
9. (a) search (b) wonder (c) wander (d) trouble (e) unknown
10. (a) conscious (b) unconscious (c) knowingly (d) expected (e) useless

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