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English Questions: Cloze Test Set 1

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‘Quit India’ came not from the lips but the aching heart of millions. In this open rebellion, the Indian    (1 )    reached its climax. The British were not only (2 )    by it, but also were obliged to quit unilaterally. The importance of Quit India can be (3 )    from Lord Linlithgow’s statement “ I am engaged here, in meeting by far the most (4 )     rebellion since that 1857, the gravity and extent ill which we have so far (5 )     from the world for reasons of military security”. Still more significant was Churchill’s gloomy disclosure to the King emperor that “the idea of (6 )    power had become an admitted (7 )    in the minds of British party leaders ”, although his public statements were diametrically opposite. The (8 )    created by Quit India made the British (9)    that they could no longer keep India in (10)    .

  1. (a) patriotism (b) freedom       (c) liberation      (d) revolution    (e) leadership
  1. (a) attacked (b) inspired         (c) enfeebled    (d) threatened (e) impressed
  1. (a) established (b) diffused        (c) gauged           (d) determined                 (e) invigorated
  1. (a) trivial (b) serious          (c) auspicious     (d) praiseworthy (e) magnificent
  1. (a) elicited (b) excluded      (c) abstained      (d) concealed    (e) prevented
  1. (a) transfer (b) seizure          (c) grabbing        (d) retainment (e) enhancement
  1. (a) fantasy (b) tactics            (c) occurence     (d) inevitability (e) disillusionment
  1. (a) anarchy (b) violence        (c) taboos            (d) exigencies    (e) vengeance
  1. (a) anxious (b) realise            (c) imagine          (d) pretend        (e) apprehend
  1. (a) exile (b) power            (c) bondage        (d) suspense      (e) abeyance



  1. (d)
  2. (c)
  3. (a)
  4. (e)
  5. (d)
  6. (a)
  7. (d)
  8. (d)
  9. (b)
  10. (c)

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