CLOZE TEST Questions for SSC CHSL Exam 2016

Directions (1-10): In the following passages, 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. Mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.

India is basically (1) of rural masses. Seventy-four percent of the people live in villages. When one talks of a village it is not just a (2) of a few hundred people living together. A village in India used to be an independent socio-economic (3) based on a decentralised socio-economic system, built not on a (4) but a complementary structure. If one studies India’s history of the past two hundred (5) years, especially when the British first came, one finds the truth of the statement. The new rulers undid the very (6) of rural society because they knew that India could not be (7) unless the village (8) was completely destroyed. Thus it is that the East India Company introduced (9) production into village life and consequently smashed its system of co-operation and (10).

Q1.
(a) Group
(b) Actually
(c) Nation
(d) Society
Q2.
(a) Cluster
(b) Habitation
(c) Combination
(d) Sum
Q3.
(a) Individuality
(b) Contract
(c) Habitation
(d) Entity

Q4.
(a) Political
(b) Competitive
(c) Social
(d) Co-operative
Q5.
(a) Odd
(b) Few
(c) More
(d) Sum
Q6.
(a) Thread
(b) Texture
(c) Fabric
(d) soul
Q7.
(a) Overcome
(b) Obtained
(c) Held
(d) Controlled
Q8.
(a) Society
(b) Structure
(c) Co-operative
(d) Life
Q9.
(a) Centralized
(b) Controlled
(c) Wide
(d) Unfair
Q10.
(a) Togetherness
(b) Competition
(c) Combination
(d) Co-ordination
Directions (11-15): In the following passages, 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. Mark your answer in the Answer-Sheet.

The temple was (11) as a massive chariot (12) on an east-west axis, in which the Sun god, Surya, was pulled across the sky. Each day his (13) brought life and light back to earth and his procession was a continual rejoicing. The chariot had twenty-four wheels, and was (14) by seven horses, (15) the seven days of the week and the seven sages who govern the constellations.
Q11.
(a) Conceived
(b) Celebrated
(c) Bases
(d) Viewed
Q12.
(a) Found
(b) Originated
(c) Lying
(d) Lifted
Q13.
(a) Experience
(b) Scheduled
(c) Journey
(d) Trial

Q14.
(a) Pulled
(b) Brought
(c) Dominated
(d) Carried
Q15.
(a) Overseeing
(b) Managing
(c) Representing
(d) Showing
 

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