English Advanced level Cloze Test Quiz For SSC CGL 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.

We know that the average depth of the sea is about two and a half miles, but in a few places it is very deep indeed—over six miles. The air presses upon our bodies with a weight of about fifteen pounds to the square inch at ________.We are used to this air pressure and do not notice it. In the sea this ___________ is doubled at a depth of thirty-five feet, and it _____________ at the rate of greater depths. In the great deeps ___________the Philippine Islands, a man would be squeezed and utterly crushed by a pressure of ___________ tons per square inch. The pressure near the ocean floor is ____________ great that if you were to weigh a piece of wood and __________ it to a great depth and then pull it up again it would no longer float _____________ it would have become waterlogged. All the tiny wood cells and cavities would have burst and become filled with water. We know that animals live at a depth of three miles and more and we wonder ________ this can be. The bodies of animals down there are almost entirely filled with water, and ____________saves them from being crushed.

Q1. We know that the average depth of the sea is about two and a half miles, but in a few places it is very deep indeed—over six miles. The air presses upon our bodies with a weight of about fifteen pounds to the square inch at ____________ .
(a) sea-water
(b) sea-level
(c) sea-bed
(d) sea shore

Q2. We are used to this air pressure and do not notice it. In the sea this _____________ is doubled at a depth of thirty-five feet,
(a) weight
(b) volume
(c) pressure
(d) area

Q3. and it _____________at the rate of greater depths.
(a) expands
(b) decreases
(c) increases

Q4. In the great deeps _______________ the Philippine Islands,
(a) off
(b) of
(c) on
(d) at

Q5. a man would be squeezed and utterly crushed by a pressure of ______________ tons per square inch .
(a) severe
(b) several
(c) sheer
(d) thousands

Q6. The pressure near the ocean floor is __________________-great that if you were to
(a) such
(b) not
(c) so
(d) enormous

Q7. weigh a piece of wood and _____________________it to a great depth and then pull it up again
(a) measure
(b) follow
(c) lower
(d) slur

Q8. it would no longer float ________________ it would have become waterlogged.
(a) but
(b) for
(c) when
(d) however

Q9. All the tiny wood cells and cavities would have burst and become filled with water. We know that animals live at a depth of three miles and more and we wonder ______________this can be.
(a) why
(b) how
(c) what
(d) when

Q10. The bodies of animals down there are almost entirely filled with water, and ____________ saves them from being crushed.
(a) this
(b) those
(c) thus
(d) hence

Solutions

S1. Ans.(b)

S2. Ans.(c)

S3. Ans.(c)

S4. Ans.(b)

S5. Ans.(b)

S6. Ans.(c)

S7. Ans.(c)
Sol. Slur: speak (words) indistinctly so that the sounds run into one another.
Hence option C is the correct choice.

S8. Ans.(b)

S9. Ans.(b)

S10. Ans.(a)

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