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Explore popular questions from Cloze Test for SSC. This collection covers Cloze Test previous year SSC questions hand picked by experienced teachers.

Q 1.

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In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given and indicate the correct alternative. Man has been tampering (1) the Ecosphere for a very (2) time and is forced to (3) that the environmental resources are (4). Environmental problems are (5) social problems. They begin with people as (6) and end with people as victims. Unplanned use of resource (7) resulted in the depletion of fossil fuels, (8) of air and water, deforestation which has resulted in (9) imbalance and draining away of national wealth (10) heavy expenditure on oil and power generation.
(1) is

A

to

B

in

with

D

for

Explanation

with (Prep.)

Q 2.

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(2) is

A

short

long

C

small

D

tall

Explanation

long (Adj.)

Q 3.

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(6) is

A

effect

B

result

cause

D

wisdom

Explanation

cause (Noun) :a reason

Q 4.

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(8) is

A

revolution

pollution

C

resolution

D

evolution

Explanation

pollution (Noun) : the process of making air, water, soil, etc, dirty

Q 5.

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(10) is

A

by

B

in

C

out

through

Explanation

through (Prep.)

Q 6.

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(3) is

A

body

B

worm

C

human

creature

Explanation

creature (Noun) :a living thing, real or imaginary

Q 7.

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(9) is

A

Maximum

Minimum

C

Average

D

Capacity

Explanation

minimum (Adv.)

Q 8.

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(10) is

A

Producing

B

Creating

C

Eating

Striving

Explanation

striving (Verb) : the act of trying very hard to achieve something

Q 9.

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(2) is

mostly

B

rarely

C

occasionally

D

hardly

Explanation

mostly (Adv.) : mainly; generally

Q 10.

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(5) is

A

so

because

C

and

D

but

Explanation

because (Conj.) :for the reason that

Q 11.

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(8) is

A

over

B

above

on

D

in

Explanation

on (Prep.)

Q 12.

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(9) is

the

B

a

C

an

D

that

Explanation

the (Def. Art.)

Q 13.

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In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Man's basic aggressiveness is a fact and is the emotional factor for all the bloody violence that has marked human history since the beginning. His technology has never been as perfectly (1) as in the weapons he makes to (2) his brothers. The plough has changed very (3) in design from the time man took (4) cultivation. But swords have not become (5) and the rifle, with which one man kills another, is a (6) in comparison with the stone and (7) with which he used to (8) his adversaries in the earliest stage of civilisation. Nuclear (9) has designs that nature can never (10). They are wonders of technological creation.
(1) is

A

operated

B

implemented

employed

D

deployed

Explanation

employed (Verb) : used

Q 14.

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(2) is

A

shoot

B

injure

C

wound

kill

Explanation

kill (Verb)

Q 15.

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(3) is

A

much

little

C

slightly

D

radically

Explanation

little (Det.) : not much

Q 16.

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(4) is

A

in

to

C

into

D

over

Explanation

to (Prep.)

Q 17.

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(6) is

A

miracle

masterpiece

C

legend

D

model

Explanation

masterpiece (Noun) : a work done with extraordinary skill (art, book, painting, movie, a piece of music, etc.)

Q 18.

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(7) is

battleaxe

B

spear

C

sword

D

stick

Explanation

battle—axe (Noun) : a heavy axe with a long handle, used in the past as a weapon

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In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Happy is the man who (1) the habit of reading when he is young. He has secured a life-long source of (2) instruction and inspiration. So long as he has his beloved books he need (3) feel lonely. He always has a pleasant (4) of leisure moments. He is the (5) of wealth more precious than gold. (6) indeed is the man who does not read and (7) is his life. (8) gives the high est kind of pleasure. When we are (9) it is a healthy recreation to lose (10) in the company of books.
(1) is

A

owns

B

buys

acquires

D

takes

Explanation

acquires (Verb) : to get something; to own something

Q 20.

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(4) is

A

source

B

occupation

possession

D

relief

Explanation

possession (Noun) : the state of having or owning something

Q 21.

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(5) is

possessor

B

loser

C

master

D

heir

Explanation

possessor (Noun) : a person who owns or has something

Q 22.

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(6) is

A

Rich

B

Lucky

Poor

D

Bad

Explanation

poor (Adj.)