# How to solve Cloze Test questions in English Section

By Avinash Kumar|Updated : June 26th, 2021

As you all know that Cloze Test is being asked in various state pcs and other exams. It is an exercise where the candidates are provided with a passage that has certain words missing from it. It is very important for the candidates to understand the flow and context of the passage.

So here we are providing you with some basic rules to be followed while answering the Cloze test questions. These rules will be helpful for your upcoming Exams. If you like it let us know.

## How to solve Cloze Test questions

How to Crack the Nut?

1. First of all, go through the complete passage and get a rough idea about the content and the message it conveys. Also, note down the unknown words.

2. In a passage mostly all the sentences are logically related to each other. These logic’s will give you an idea about the appropriate word for the blank space.

3.  Sometimes you can easily spot the correct answer. If not, then eliminate the improbable options one by one and get the right answer.

4. Find a logical relation between all the provided options.

5. Practice at least 4-5 Cloze tests to check your performance.

Direction (1-10)We provide you with a short cloze test in order to check your performance.

Ants play an important part in the (Q1) of nature. They eat a large (Q2) of insects and so help keep them (Q3) becoming too plentiful. In the tropics, ants eat more (Q4) half the termites hatched each year. Ants, in (Q5) are an important (Q6) source for birds. Frogs, lizards and many other animals also feed (Q7) ants.

Ants are (Q8) helpful and harmful to farmers. Some kinds of ants aid farmers by killing insects that (Q9) crops. Ants that dig under ­ground nests (Q10) the soil. They break up, loosen and mix the soil.

Question 1: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) Destruction

(b) Creation

(c) Formation

(d) Balance

Answer: It is known that ants are involved in the action of balancing the nature; therefore ‘balance’ is the correct word to use at 1.

Ants play an important part in the (balance) of nature.

Question 2: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) Quantity

(b) Number

(c) Size

(d) Weight

Answer: Objects are counted in numbers hence ‘number’ is the correct word to use at 2.

They eat a large (number) of insects.

Question 3: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) From

(b) To

(c) At

(d) In

Answer: For unspecific times during a day, month, season, year one can use ‘from, hence ‘from’ would be correct at 3.

They eat a large number of insects and so help keep them (from) becoming too plentiful.

Question 4

Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) less

(b) or

(c) than

(d) rather

Answer: When comparing items ‘than’ is used, therefore ‘than’ word will be appropriate at 4.

In the tropics, ants eat more (than) half the termites hatched each year.

Question 5: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) environment

(b) trees

(c) nature

(d) ground

Answer: Every creature is an important part of nature.

Ants, in (nature) are an important (food) source for birds.

Question 6: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) food

(b) energy

(c) treasure

(d) land

Answer: We all know that birds eat ants, therefore ‘food’ is exact at 6.

Ants, in (nature) are an important (food) source for birds.

Question 7: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) our

(b) up

(c) for

(d) on

Answer: ‘on’ is used to indicate the state of something.

Frogs, lizards and many other animals also feed (on) ants.

Question 8: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) once

(b) largely

(c) both

(d) really

Answer: We use ‘both’ to refer to two things or people together.

Ants are (both) helpful and harmful to farmers.

Question 9: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) fertilise

(b) nourish

(c) damage

(d) cause

Answer: Some kinds of ants aid farmers by killing insects that (damage) crops.

Question 10: Choose the correct answer from the given options to fill the blanks which are numbered.

(a) impoverish

(b) improve

(c) ruin

(d) indulge

Answer: ‘impoverish’ word is used for the depletion or making infertile or unproductive.

Ants that dig under ­ground nests (impoverish) the soil. They break up, loosen and mix the soil.

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