Cloze Passage Exercises for Class 11 CBSE With Answers

The comprehension cloze or filling up blanks with a suitable word/words places great emphasis on vocabulary and understanding of the passage.

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Cloze Passage Exercises for Class 11 CBSE With Answers Pdf

1. Fill in the blanks given below using only one word in each blank.

A man in an upstairs apartment worked in the night shift and continually woke (a) ………………………… the occupant in the apartment below by taking (b) ………………………… his boots and tossing them across the room. After complaints, he agreed to change his ways. (c) …………………………, on returning home early one morning, he threw one boot (d) ………………………… remembering his promise. He gently placed the second shoe (e) ………………………… his bed. Twenty minutes later, his neighbour pounded on the door. “For God’s sake,” he screamed, (f) ………………………… the door opened, “Throw the other boot so that I can get back to sleep.”

2. The following passage is an extract from an article but some of the words have to be filled in the blanks. Complete the paragraph by writing one suitable word in each blank. Correctly number and write the answers in your answer sheet.

Good manners are (a) ………………………… inherited, nor do they come naturally. They (b) ………………………… be learnt and practised. They are based (c) ………………………… the concept of consideration for others. They are easy to acquire and there is nothing more profitable. Good manners are a necessary complement in (d) ………………………… Walk of life. Organizations (e) ………………………… employees are very well mannered enjoy a (f) ………………………… reputation. It’s no wonder then that most of the multinational companies (g) ………………………… the services of outside agencies to (h) ………………………… their employees in good manners. The morale, productivity, and profits of such a (i) ………………………… will be high. And this in turn will attract (j) ………………………… business.

3. Fill in the blanks using only one word in each blank.

It is frightening to get stuck in (a) ………………………… storm. A dust storm (b) ………………………… prove to be quite blinding (c) ………………………… dangerous. People (d) ………………………… take shelter (e) ………………………… a safe place. Children (f) ………………………… be told by (g) ………………………… parents what they should (h) ………………………… in such situations.

4. The following passage is an extract from an article but some of the words have to be filled in the blanks. Complete the paragraph by writing one suitable word in each blank. Correctly number and write the answers in your answer sheet.

Experts and social workers opine (a) ………………………… landslides are a man-made disaster. Mr Hanumant Rawat, a social worker at Ukhimath, which experienced a devastating landslide recently, (b) ………………………… the large – scale felling of trees responsible for the recurrent landslides in the region. “Trees help to retain the (c) ………………………… and therefore prevent the sudden rush of water and soil, as has happened on this occasion. But both the villagers (d) ………………………… the government have consistently encouraged felling of (e) …………………………, which has resulted in total erosion of the topsoil,” he added. (f) ………………………… reason for the increase in landslides was terrace farming. “Villagers, out of greed, (g) ………………………… unscientifically changing the pattern of cultivation and (h) ………………………… trees for terrace farming. This is the reason why landslides often occur in areas which have large terrace farms,” said Mr Dharmesh Kumar, another social worker in the area.

5. Fill in the blanks given below using only one word in each blank. The first one has been done as an example.

It is fun living near the seaside. One can go to (a) ………………………… beach (b) ………………………… a picnic. Sailing in boats and water surfing (c) ………………………… two activities (d) ………………………… young people really enjoy. The sunrise (e) ………………………… the sunset make beautiful sights. Those (f) ………………………… have seen the sunrise say that (g) ………………………… is a heavenly sight and a marvellous experience. Even the sunset (h) ………………………… Worth watching.

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