Gap Filling: Cloze Test Exercises English Grammar for School Classes

Gap Filling Cloze Test: Gap filling is a short passage give with blanks to be filled with one or 2 words to test prepositions, articles, conjunctions and tenses.

  • You must read the passage carefully before you fill in the blanks.
  • Try to figure out as what the given passage is about
  • Do take care of the tense in which the passage is written.
  • After filling in, read the whole passage again and see if the words filled grammatically adjust with sentence and make proper sense.

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Gap Filling – Cloze Test

Q1. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. [CBSE 2020]

Reading books (a)………. a good hobby. Books open(b)………. vast new world to us. They increase (c)………. knowledge and change our outlook (d)………. the world. 

(a) (i) has (ii) was (iii) are (iv) is
(b) (i) the (ii) a (iii) an (iv) some
(c) (i) his (ii) one’s (iii) our (iv) your
(d) (i) towards (ii) for (iii) by (iv) from

Answers

(a) (iv) is
(b) (ii) a
(c) (iii) our
(d) (i) towards


Q. Fill in any four of the following blanks given below choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. Write the answers in your answer sheet against the correct blank numbers. [Delhi 2020]

Communication (a)………….. become very effective (b)…………..instant due to smart phones. People are able (c)………….. convey their message all around the globe to (d)………….. loved ones (e)………….. spending hefty sums of money. 

(a) (i) is (ii) has (iii) have (iv) had
(b) (i) but (ii) as (iii) or (iv) and
(c) (i) for (ii) in (iii) to (iv) of
(d) (i) his (ii) her (iii) their (iv) your
(e) (i) with (ii) without (iii) and (iv) to

Answers

(a) (ii) has
(b) (iv) and
(c) (iii) to
(d) (iii) their
(e) (ii) without


2. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. Attempt any four.

Karthik has penned (a) ………… book titled, ‘The Ashes of the Prey’, a thriller (b) ………… a lawyer (c) ………… runs (d) ………… a lot (e) ………… trouble after an accident. 

(a) (i) the (ii) an (iii) a (iv) one
(b) (i) about (ii) with (iii) as (iv) or
(c) (i) which (ii) whom (iii) who (iv) whose
(d) (i) on (ii) into (iii) under (iv) upon
(e) (i) to (ii) from (iii) for (iv) of

Answers

(a) (iii) a
(b) (i) about
(c) (iii) to
(d) (iii) their
(e) (ii) without


3. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. [2019]

The caves of Ajanta and Ellora (a) ……………… the magnificent works of sculpture. Whoever (b) …………… there (c) ………………. spell bound. Thousands (d) ……………….. tourists visit these places every year. One can stay (e) ………………. the guest houses.

(a) (i) is (ii) are (iii) was (iv) were
(b) (i) go (ii) going (iii) goes (iv) went
(c) (i) becomes (ii) became (iii) becoming (iv) has become
(d) (i) for (ii) of (iii) from (iv) at
(e) (i) on (ii) over (iii) upon (iv) in

Answers

(a) (ii) are
(b) (iii) goes
(c) (i) becomes
(d) (ii) of
(e) (iv) in


4. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. [2019]

Television (a) ……………… become very popular in our country. People spend a lot (b) …………….. time watching a variety of programmes. Some of the programmes (c) …………….. are telecast these days are of a very poor quality. We should remember that television is (d) …………….. effective in educating (e) …………….. nation.

(a) (i) is (ii) was (iii) has (iv) had
(b) (i) of (ii) for (iii) at (iv) by
(c) (i) those (ii) when (iii) here (iv) that
(d) (i) so (ii) many (iii) very (iv) some
(e) (i) a (ii) an (iii) the (iv) some

Answers

(a) (iii) has
(b) (i) of
(c) (iv) that
(d) (iii) very
(e) (i) a


5. Fill in the blanks in the paragraph given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow. [2019]

Belgium is considered to (a) …………….. a country (b) ………………. chocolates. It is a big business (c) ………………. employs nearly 72,000 people. Most Belgium chocolate makers (d) …………….. their craft at vocational schools. They set up (e) ………………….. own business.

(a) (i) been (ii) be (iii) as (iv) for
(b) (i) of (ii) for (iii) from (iv) to
(c) (i) also (ii) or (iii) but (iv) and
(d) (i) are learning (ii) have learnt (iii) will learn (iv) learn
(e) (i) that (ii) those (iii) their (iv) our

Answers

(a) (ii) be
(b) (i) of
(c) (iv) and
(d) (iv) learn
(e) (iii) their


6. Fill in any four of the following blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below. [2019]

Delhi (a) ……………. the capital of India. People from all parts (b) ……………….. the country and world come to visit Delhi. There (c) ………………. many historical buildings here. Last year I, (d) ………………….. Delhi. I also watched (e) _ Commonwealth Games 2010.

(a) (i) was (ii) is (iii) are (iv) being
(b) (i) of (ii) from (iii) for (iv) at
(c) (i) being (ii) are (iii) been (iv) were
(d) (i) visit (ii) visiting (iii) visited (iv) will visit
(e) (i) a (ii) an (iii) the (iv) some

Answers

(a) (ii) is
(b) (i) of
(c) (ii) are
(d) (iii) visited
(e) (iii) the


7. Fill in any four of the following blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below each. [2019]

Birds and animals live in the lap (a) ……………… nature and can predict the likely changes accurately. Swallows usually fly high (b) …………….. the sky. But during a storm, they come down (c) …………….. fly close to the ground. If they fly low you (d) be sure of strong winds. Even a toad can be (e) ………………… reliable weatherman.

(a) (i) in (ii) of (iii) on (iv) for
(b) (i) in (ii) of (iii) on (iv) to
(c) (i) not (ii) or (iii) but (iv) and
(d) (i) would (ii) should (iii) might (iv) could
(e) (i) a (ii) an (iii) the (iv) some

Answers

(a) (ii) of
(b) (i) in
(c) (iv) and
(d) (iv) could
(e) (i) a


8. Fill in any four of the following blanks choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below. [2019]

He will fly (a) …………….. Madras (b)………………. 7th December. The plane (c) ……………….. reach Madras (d) …………….. 11.00 am. He (e) ………………… stay at Hotel Plaza.

(a) (i) in (ii) on (iii) to (iv) after
(b) (i) on (ii) in (iii) for (iv) from
(c) (i) may (ii) can (iii) will (iv) could
(d) (i) for (ii) at (iii) on (iv) by
(e) (i) could (ii) will (iii) shall (iv) must

Answers

(a) (iii) to
(b) (i) on
(c) (iii) will
(d) (ii) at
(e) (ii) will


9. Fill in any four of the blanks in the paragraph given below with the help of options that follow: [2019]

The modern student (a) ………….. the importance (b) …………….. physical exercise. He spends one to two hours in open air (c) …………… he takes part in different sports. However, care should (d) ………………. not to overstrain (e) ……………… body.

(a) (i) understood (ii) understand (iii) have understand (iv) understands
(b) (i) of (ii) by (iii) from (iv) with
(c) (i) how (ii) which (iii) where (iv) why
(d) (i) be taken (ii) took (iii) takes (iv) has taken
(e) (i) a (ii) an (iii) the (iv) some

Answers

(a) (iv) understands
(b) (i) of
(c) (iii) where
(d) (i) be taken
(e) (iii) the


10. Complete the paragraph given below by filling in the blanks with the help of the options that follow: [2017]

Very few people (a) ……………… loneliness. It seems to me that most people (b) ……………… scared of (c) ……………. left on their own.

(a) (i) enjoy (ii) enjoys (iii) enjoyed (iv) enjoying
(b) (i) is (ii) am (iii) are (iv) was
(c) (i) be (ii) being (iii) been (iv) having

Answers

(a) (i) enjoy
(b) (i) are
(c) (ii) being


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