Cloze Passages in MBA CET

Every year cloze passages comes in MBA CET for 10 marks.. Still it remains one of the least practiced topic. This page contains few questions and are good enough to help you get 10/10 marks..

Test 1

A glacier is a mountain of ice that moves slowly over land or in the sea. To get an ___1___ of how it looks like, ___2___ a glass with water and ___3___ a cube of ice in it. That is ___4___ a glacier looks like in the sea, with most of it submerged ___5___ water.Now imagine that the ice is in the ___6___ of a pyramid, with only the triangular top peeping ___7___ of the water. Dip your ___8___ perpendicularly into the glass and move it ___9___ the ice slowly. You will notice that your finger will touch the ___10___ under the water before you get near to the portion ___11___ the water.In the past, many ships were ___12___ in the sea because by the ___13___ the ships spotted a glacier, they were already ___14___ near it to steer the ship away to ___15___. Probably, the ___16___ of the ice under the water would already have ___17___ a hole in the hull of the ship. Now, ___18___ the help of radars during navigation, a glacier can be detected ___19___ water, and as such, disasters can be ___20___.

 

Test 2

In some countries, a machine known as a lie detector is used to ___1___ in criminal investigation. The lie detector is used to determine ___2___ the person involved in the crime is telling the truth or ___3___.How does such a machine work ? When a person ___4___ an untruth, certain body reactions may ___5___ . For example, his heart may ___6___ faster and his face may flush. His blood pressure may ___7___ rise and his breathing may ___8___ quicker. It is the ___9___ of the lie detector to record these reactions. Normally, the machine ___10___ record reactions which the subject has no control ___11___ , such as his blood pressure, respiration or pulse.

How reliable ___12___ these machines ? Some countries do not use lie detectors ___13___ they feel that these machines are not totally reliable. in fact, the success ___14___ of the lie detector depends greatly ___15___ the sensitivity of the machine.

The ability of the person ___16___ the test is also very important. The examiner must know specifically ___17___ kinds of questions to ask his subjects. The examiner would usually familiarize himself ___18___ the details of the case first. He then asks his subjects ___19___ that are totally unrelated ___20___ the case. The answers to these questions would ___21___ the examiner gauge what ___22___ ‘normal’ reactions of the subject ___23___ . After this, the examiner would ask questions of ___24___ kinds — those that are important to the case and those which have nothing to ___25___ with the case at all. 

 

Test 3

It was the time of the year for physical fitness tests again. The girls of Secondary 1B were lining up to ___1___ their height and weight measured.”Kate, it’s your turn to ___2___ yourself,” Susie said.

“Let’s ___3___ she doesn’t spoil the machine !” somebody shouted. There was a roar of laughter. Kate, ___4___ embarrassed, stepped onto the weighing machine.

“Sixty-two kilograms,” said Miss Murphy as she ___5___ Kate’s weight onto the register. “Your ___6___ is one hundred and sixty centimeters. Now, girls, go to Mr. Shane at the car park ___7___ your sit-and-reach evaluation.”

That afternoon, Kate went home and had a good look at ___8___ in the mirror. There was no mistake ___9___ it, she was really overweight for her height. However, she had been plump ever ___10___ she was a baby.

Kate decided to do ___11___ about her weight. She started to go for regular jogs in the park near her house. She ___12___ having snacks between meals. It was ___13___ for her because she enjoyed eating. During the holidays, she even took ___14___ swimming lessons from one of her cousins.

Soon school reopened and she was getting ___15___ to go to school; she ___16___ that her skirt was an inch too ___17___ . She went to her mother.

“Mum, can you ___18___ the buckle of my skirt further in by an inch ?” she asked. There was an unmistakable note of joy in her ___19___. Her perseverance had paid  ___20___ .

 

Test 4

Jerry made his way ___1___ the front of the crowd to take a look at the scientist. She was talking of a ___2___ called the Galapagos Islands.”For a few million years, this was an island inhabited ___3___ reptiles and birds. ___4___ were few predators and no mammals. Until humans ___5___ in 1535, the place ___6___ a paradise. When people came in their ___7___, rats escaped from the ships ___8___ the island. They ate a lot of bird eggs and reptilian infants. Goats and cows were reared in the ___9___ to provide fresh meat for the ___10___. These animals multiplied and grazed the whole island bare.”The scientist continues, sounding fierce: “Sailors discovered tortoises could ___11___ for up to a year ___12___ a half without food ___13___ water, and claimed that their meat ___14___ like chicken. Tortoise populations were wiped ___15___. Hundreds of thousands of tortoises were stacked ___16___ down in ship holds. The females were especially ___17___ caught as they wandered down from the lush highlands to ___18___ their eggs in the lowlands. As people settled on the islands, their livestock and pets ___19___ wild, hunting the birds and young reptiles fearlessly. These ___20___ threatened the survival of the natural inhabitants of the Galapagos Islands.”

 

Test 5

The day after the flimsy hut was completed, Hakim found work as a qualified mason. His daily income was eight dollars. ___1___ employer was a contractor who was ___2___ a canal. Meanwhile, Zati worked on ___3___ foothills. cutting grass which she sold ___4___ fodder for cattle. She usually sold ___5___ to the shopkeepers at the bazaar. ___6___ her bundle of grass weighing anything ___7___ to fifty kilograms and which she ___8___ to carry for between ten ___9___ fourteen kilometers, she received three dollars. ___10___ the eleven dollars, the family of four lived in comparative comfort, for food was plentiful and cheap. For the first time in their lives they were able to afford one meat meal a month.

 

Solutions

Test 1

Answers
1. idea   2. fill   3. put   4. how   5. in   6. shape   7. out   8. finger   9. towards   10. ice   11. above   12. sunk   13. time   14. too   15. safety   16. part   17. made   18. with   19. under   20. avoided
A glacier is a mountain of ice that moves slowly over land or in the sea. To get an ideaof how it looks like, fill a glass with water and put a cube of ice in it. That is how a glacier looks like in the sea, with most of it submerged in water.Now imagine that the ice is in the shape of a pyramid, with only the triangular top peeping out of the water. Dip your finger perpendicularly into the glass and move ittowards the ice slowly. You will notice that your finger will touch the ice under the water before you get near to the portion above the water.In the past, many ships were sunk in the sea because by the spotted the ships spotted a glacier, they were already too near it to steer the ship away to safety. Probably, the part of the ice under the water would already have made a hole in the hull of the ship. Now, with the help of radars during navigation, a glacier can be detected under water, and as such, disasters can be avoided.

Test 2

1. help   2. whether/if   3. not   4. tells   5. occur   6. beat   7. also   8. become   9. task/job   10. would   11. over   12. are   13. as/because   14. rate   15. on   16. conducting   17. what   18. with   19. questions   20. to   21. help   22. the   23. are    24. two   25. do
In some countries, a machine known as a lie detector is used to help in criminal investigation. The lie detector is used to determine whether/if the person involved in the crime is telling the truth or not.How does such a machine work ? When a person tells an untruth, certain body reactions may occur . For example, his heart may beat faster and his face may flush. His blood pressure may also rise and his breathing may become quicker. It is thetask/job of the lie detector to record these reactions. Normally, the machine wouldrecord reactions which the subject has no control over , such as his blood pressure, respiration or pulse.

How reliable are these machines ? Some countries do not use lie detectorsas/because they feel that these machines are not totally reliable. in fact, the successrate of the lie detector depends greatly on the sensitivity of the machine.

The ability of the person conducting the test is also very important. The examiner must know specifically what kinds of questions to ask his subjects. The examiner would usually familiarize himself with the details of the case first. He then asks his subjects questions that are totally unrelated to the case. The answers to these questions would help the examiner gauge what the ‘normal’ reactions of the subjectare . After this, the examiner would ask questions of two kinds — those that are important to the case and those which have nothing to do with the case at all.

Test 3

Answers
1. have   2. weigh   3. hope   4. feeling   5. recorded   6. height   7. for   8. herself   9. about   10. since   11. something   12. stopped   13. difficult/hard   14. up   15. ready   16. found   17. loose   18. sew   19. voice   20. off
It was the time of the year for physical fitness tests again. The girls of Secondary 1B were lining up to have their height and weight measured.”Kate, it’s your turn to weigh yourself,” Susie said.

“Let’s hope she doesn’t spoil the machine !” somebody shouted. There was a roar of laughter. Kate, feeling embarrassed, stepped onto the weighing machine.

“Sixty-two kilograms,” said Miss Murphy as she recorded Kate’s weight onto the register. “Your height is one hundred and sixty centimeters. Now, girls, go to Mr. Shane at the car park for your sit-and-reach evaluation.”

That afternoon, Kate went home and had a good look at herself in the mirror. There was no mistake about it, she was really overweight for her height. However, she had been plump ever since she was a baby.

Kate decided to do something about her weight. She started to go for regular jogs in the park near her house. She stopped having snacks between meals. It wasdifficult/hard for her because she enjoyed eating. During the holidays, she even tookup swimming lessons from one of her cousins.

Soon school reopened and she was getting ready to go to school; she found that her skirt was an inch too loose. She went to her mother.

“Mum, can you sew the buckle of my skirt further in by an inch ?” she asked. There was an unmistakable note of joy in her voice. Her perseverance had paid off.

Test 4

Answers
1. to   2. place   3. by   4. There   5. arrived   6. was   7. ships   8. onto   9. island   10. humans   11. live   12. and   13. or   14. tasted   15. out   16. upside   17. easily   18. lay   19. ran   20. actions
Jerry made his way to the front of the crowd to take a look at the scientist. She was talking of a place called the Galapagos Islands.”For a few million years, this was an island inhabited by reptiles and birds. Therewere few predators and no mammals. Until humans arrived in 1535, the place was a paradise. When people came in their ships, rats escaped from the ships onto the island. They ate a lot of bird eggs and reptilian infants. Goats and cows were reared in the island to provide fresh meat for the humans. These animals multiplied and grazed the whole island bare.”The scientist continues, sounding fierce: “Sailors discovered tortoises could live for up to a year and a half without food or water, and claimed that their meat tasted like chicken. Tortoise populations were wiped out. Hundreds of thousands of tortoises were stacked upside down in ship holds. The females were especially easily caught as they wandered down from the lush highlands to lay their eggs in the lowlands. As people settled on the islands, their livestock and pets ran wild, hunting the birds and young reptiles fearlessly. These actions threatened the survival of the natural inhabitants of the Galapagos Islands.”

Test 5

Answers
1. His   2. building   3. the   4. as   5. them   6. For   7. up   8. had   9. and   10. With
The day after the flimsy hut was completed, Hakim found work as a qualified mason. His daily income was eight dollars. ___His___ employer was a contractor who was ___building___ a canal. Meanwhile, Zati worked on ___the___ foothills, cutting grass which she sold ___as___ fodder for cattle. She usually sold ___them___ to the shopkeepers at the bazaar. ___For___ her bundle of grass weighing anything ___up___ to fifty kilograms and which she ___had___ to carry for between ten ___and___ fourteen kilometers, she received three dollars. ___With___ the eleven dollars, the family of four lived in comparative comfort, for food was plentiful and cheap. For the first time in their lives they were able to afford one meat meal a month.

 

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