Grammar - Cloze Test

Question - 1

The 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.
Scientists have developed an electronic circuit that ........ the wiring of the human brain in some ways - an achievement that could revolution nalise computer science and improve the understanding of how nature's most powerful electronic system works. The circuit built on a silicon chip the size of a finger nail, is far from the thinking machines of science-fiction: For one thing it cannot learn, the way the brain can. But researchers say it could result in better speech and object recognition by computers.

  • A imitates
  • B mimics
  • C limits
  • D expands

Question - 2

The 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.
Scientists have developed an electronic circuit that mimics the wiring of the human brain in some ways - an achievement that ....... revolution nalise computer science and improve the understanding of how nature's most powerful electronic system works. The circuit built on a silicon chip the size of a finger nail, is far from the thinking machines of science-fiction: For one thing it cannot learn, the way the brain can. But researchers say it could result in better speech and object recognition by computers.

  • A shall
  • B ought
  • C could
  • D have

Question - 3

In the 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.
The library, if used properly, is invaluable in helping you develop discernment. It is rich ..... information that goes far beyond the limits of anyone text book or course. If your text book author does not make a particular point clear and you feel the need for another description in greater detail or in other words, go to the library and verify other books on the subject. By calling up two or three writers dealing with the same topic, you will find some clarification of certain facts. In seeking additional sources, you will have gained immeasurably, for you will have seen what several experts perceive as being particularly important on a common subject.

  • A of
  • B for
  • C in
  • D with

Question - 4

The 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.
Scientists have developed an electronic circuit that mimics the wiring of the human brain in some ways - an achievement that could revolution nalise computer science and ......... the understanding of how nature's most powerful electronic system works. The circuit built on a silicon chip the size of a finger nail , is far from the thinking machines of science-fiction: For one thing it cannot learn, the way the brain can. But researchers say it could result in better speech and object recognition by computers.

  • A exceed
  • B improve
  • C impair
  • D develop

Question - 5

The 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.
Scientists have developed an electronic circuit that mimics the wiring of the human brain in some ways - an achievement that could revolution nalise computer science and improve the understanding of how nature's most powerful ......... works. The circuit built on a silicon chip the size of a finger nail, is far from the thinking machines of science-fiction: For one thing it cannot learn, the way the brain can. But researchers say it could result in better speech and object recognition by computers.

  • A processor
  • B electronic system
  • C circuit
  • D brain

Question - 6

In the passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand and what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
There is nothing which a man of strong will cannot achieve. Will-power is the sure hypnotism that ....... mom all obstacles that hinder our progress. A man of strong will is always successful, while one who is weak in will has to face many failures. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained may be an excellent rule of conduct. but no strong will, no success is the greatest principal of life. All difficulties melt away before a  heroic mind. Very often we attribute our failure to chance, fate or stars. We blame our luck. but rarely do we examine our minds. the weakness of which is really responsible for our failures.

  • A overcomes
  • B prevents
  • C skips
  • D avoids

Question - 7

The 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.
Scientists have developed an electronic circuit that mimics the wiring of the human brain in some ways - an achievement that could revolution nalise computer science and improve the understanding of how nature's most powerful electronic system works. The ........ built on a silicon chip the size of a finger nail, is far from the thinking machines of science-fiction: For one thing it cannot learn, the way the brain can. But researchers say it could result in better speech and object recognition by computers.

  • A computer
  • B monitor
  • C system
  • D circuit

Question - 8

The 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.
Scientists have developed an electronic circuit that mimics the wiring of the human brain in some ways - an achievement that could revolution nalise computer science and improve the understanding of how nature's most powerful electronic system works. The circuit built on a ......... chip the size of a finger nail, is far from the thinking machines of science-fiction: For one thing it cannot learn, the way the brain can. But researchers say it could result in better speech and object recognition by computers.

  • A silicon
  • B minute
  • C big
  • D brown

Question - 9

In the passage, some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand and what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given.
There is nothing which a man of strong will cannot achieve. Will-power is the sure hypnotism that overcome mom all obstacles that....our progress. A man of strong will is always successful, while one who is weak in will has to face many failures. "Nothing ventured, nothing gained may be an excellent rule of conduct. but no strong will, no  success is the greatest principal of life. All difficulties melt away before a heroic mind. Very often we attribute our failure to chance, fate or stars. We blame our luck. but rarely do we examine our minds. the weakness of which is really responsible for our failures.

  • A advance
  • B hinder
  • C accelerate
  • D Help

Question - 10

The 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.
Scientists have developed an electronic circuit that mimics the wiring of the human brain in some ways - an achievement that could revolution nalise computer science and improve the understanding of how nature's most powerful electronic system works. The circuit built on a silicon chip the size of a finger nail, is ......... from the thinking machines of science-fiction: For one thing it cannot learn, the way the brain can. But researchers say it could result in better speech and object recognition by computers.

  • A for
  • B above
  • C beyond
  • D far
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