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English Questions: Cloze Test Set – 124

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Sir Francis Bacon had great taste in books. Think of his most famous quote: “Some books are to be tasted, others to be (1) , and some few to be (2) and digested.” The image isn’t so much of the bibliophile as it is of a food critic, taking a bite from the latest bestseller, chewing thoughtfully, composing a review in his head. But while reading other senses come into play as well, and not many seem to have (3) about them.
Where are the quotes about the smell of gum and vanilla that fills the air when you open an old book? Where are the sighs of satisfaction on sighting the Vintage Classics cover of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, the simplicity of the heroine reflected in the simplicity of the font (Baskerville) and the simplicity of the image (the silhouetted profile of a woman; so attuned is this visual to Jane’s self-descriptions, which suggest she’d be more comfortable with the dark… I am poor, (4) , plain, and little… I am your plain, Quakerish governess…)?
Where are the great debates about touch, about (5) versus matte covers? Or about the right amount of paper (6) , so it sounds exactly right when the page is turned, every whiplash  flick a reminder that we are (7) the story ahead?
I would also argue for the institution of prizes for passages that engage the senses. The way Abraham Verghese makes us (8) Ethiopia in Cutting for Stone: “The fragrance of eucalyptus stoking a home fire, the smell of wet grass, of dung fuel, of tobacco, of swamp air, and the perfume of hundreds of roses… It was the scent of a continent.” Or the way Jack Kerouac, in On the Road, makes us see how he sees: “Soon it got dusk, a grapy dusk, a purple dusk over (9) groves and long melon fields; the sun the colour of pressed grapes, slashed with burgundy red, the fields the colour of love and Spanish (10) .”

  1. 1) subdue
    2) residue
    3) arrive
    4) appear
    5) swallowed
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : swallowed

  2. 1) fragile
    2) evade
    3) chewed
    4) discounted
    5) disdain
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : chewed

  3. 1) rhapsodised
    2) confuted
    3) disputed
    4) gainsay
    5) dissented
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : rhapsodised

  4. 1) explicit
    2) obvious
    3) perceptible
    4) obscure
    5) understood
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : obscure

  5. 1) antique
    2) glossy
    3) drab
    4) mate
    5) dull
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : glossy

  6. 1) rigidness
    2) slenderness
    3) thickness
    4) thinness
    5) tenuity
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation :  thickness 

  7. 1) spurring
    2) disapprove
    3) discourage
    4) dissuade
    5) residue
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : spurring

  8. 1) Respire
    2) Suspire
    3) exhale
    4) breathe out
    5) inhale
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : inhale

  9. 1) tangerine
    2) dement
    3) lunatic
    4) head case
    5) madman
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : tangerine

  10. 1) invigorating
    2) quickening
    3) fortifying
    4) mysteries
    5) exhilarative
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : mysteries