SSC English Free Practice Set: Cloze test (set-4)

In this article, we have selected a paragraph and ten questions are framed on this. So, attempt all of them and get ready for the exam-

Created On: Oct 23, 2017 17:33 IST
SSC English practice set
SSC English practice set

This topic is very important and unavoidable as 4-6 questions are dominated from this topic in the various SSC exams minimally. To attain good marks, you should have good knowledge of verbs, vocabulary, sentence formation and basic knowledge of English grammar. So that, time consumption will be less and probability of getting good marks will be high during the exam.

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In this article, we have selected a paragraph and ten questions are framed on this. So, attempt all of them and get ready for the exam-

SSC English Free questions: Cloze test

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Directions: In the following passage, there are blanks, each of which has been numbered. Against each number, four words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. find out the appropriate word in each case.

Indian culture is rich and (___1___) and as a result unique in its very own way. Our manners, way of communicating with one another, etc are one of the important components of our culture. Even though we have accepted modem means of living, improved our lifestyle, our values and beliefs remain unchanged. A person can change his way of clothing, way of eating and living but the rich values in a person always, (___2___) unchanged because they are deeply rooted within our hearts, mind, body, and soul, which we receive from our culture. Indian culture (___3___) guests as god and serves

Them and takes care of them as if they are a part of the family itself. Even though we do not have anything to eat, the guests are never left hungry and are always looked after by the members of the family. Elders and the respect for elders is a major component in Indian culture. Elders are the (___4___) force for any family and hence the love and respect for elders comes from (___5___) and is not artificial. An (___6___) takes blessings from his elders by touching their feet. Elders drill and pass on the Indian culture within us as we grow. Respect one another is another lesson that is taught from the books of Indian culture. All people are alike and respecting one another is ones duty. In foreign countries the relation (___7___) the boss and the employee is like a (___8___) and slave and is purely monetary whereas in Indian culture the relation between the boss and the employee is more like homely relations  unlike  foreign  countries. Helpful nature is another (___9___) feature in our Indian culture. Right from our early days of childhood, we are taught to help one another (___10___) help and distress. If not monetary then at least in kind or nonmonetary ways. Indian culture tells us to multiply and distribute joy and happiness and share sadness and pain. It tells us that by all this we can develop cooperation and better living amongst ourselves and subsequently make this world a better place to live in. Even though India is a country of various religions and caste our culture tells us just one thing Phir bhi Dil hai Hindustani.


(a) diverse

(b) averse




(a) remains

(b) remain          

(c) remaining    

(d) reverent      


(a) ill-treat          

(b) deals in         

(c) treats             

(d) treated         



(b) driven           




(a) within            





(a) Individual     

(b) illiterate       

(c) enriched       

(d) elder             


(a) among          

(b) with               

(c) between      

(d) of    


(a) master          

(b) zamindar     




(a) stricken        

(b) striking         

(c) negative       

(d) damnable    


(a) for need

(b) needful

(c) in need of

(d) for want of

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