English Cloze Test Quiz For SSC CGL & CHSL Exam : 20th Jan 2020 For Fillers and Cloze Test

Direction (1-10): In the following passage some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and choose the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.

I wanted to ___________ myself a sweater. When I asked my mother for some wool, she directed me to the old cloth bag under the stairs. This was the bag _________which my mother had over the years ___________ all the remains from sweaters, scarves, cardigans and gloves that she had knitted for herself ______________ the family. When I opened the bag, I screamed “What a mess!” All the wool had tangled itself into a huge knot. I said to my mother, “It’s hopeless. All the wool is so badly mixed. __________can I even detangle it, let alone knit a sweater from it?” She smiled and said, “It’s easier ___________ you think. All you have to do is look for the easiest knot and undo that. ___________that is done, the next knot will be easier. Just keep on doing this, until all the wool is unravelled.” I ___________ as my mother had told me to, and sooner than I had thought, the wool started to loosen and different colors_______________ to emerge. Very soon, instead of one huge untidy bunch of wool I had several neat balls in _____________of me.

Q1. I wanted to ____________myself a sweater.
(a) own
(b) clench
(c) have
(d) knit

Q2. When I asked my mother for some wool, she directed me to the old cloth bag under the stairs. This was the bag ______________- which my mother had over
(a) from
(b) on
(c) to
(d) in

Q3. the years __________________all the remains from sweaters, scarves,
(a) put
(b) keep
(c) fallen
(d) hurled

Q4. cardigans and gloves that she had knitted for herself ______________the family.
(a) and
(b) with
(c) apart
(d) aside

Q5. I said to my mother, “It’s hopeless. All the wool is so badly mixed. _______________can I even detangle it, let alone knit a sweater from it?”
(a) How
(b) What
(c) Where
(d) Why

Q6. She smiled and said, “It’s easier _______________ you think. All you have to do is look for the easiest knot and undo that.
(a) that
(b) than
(c) for
(d) then

Q7. _________________ that is done, the next knot will be easier. Just keep on doing this, until all the wool is unravelled.”
(a) With
(b) Along
(c) Where
(d) Once

Q8. I _______________ as my mother had told me to, and sooner than I had thought,
(a) try
(b) gritted
(c) decided
(d) did

Q9. the wool started to loosen and different colors ______________ to emerge.
(a) began
(b) saw
(c) prated
(d) gone

Q10. Very soon, instead of one huge untidy bunch of wool I had several neat balls in ______________of me.
(a) search
(b) backward
(c) close
(d) front

Solutions

S1. Ans.(d)
Sol. Clench: close into a tight ball, especially as a manifestation of extreme anger.
Knit: to make clothes, etc. by using two long needles to connect wool or another type of thread into joined rows.

S2. Ans.(d)

S3. Ans.(a)
Sol. Put: place in a particular position.
Hurl: throw or impel (someone or something) with great force.

S4. Ans.(a)

S5. Ans.(a)

S6. Ans.(b)

S7. Ans.(d)

S8. Ans.(d)
Sol. Grit: to clench or grind together.

S9. Ans.(a)
Sol. Prate: talk foolishly or at tedious length about something.

S10. Ans.(d)

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