Cloze Test 19

Directions: In the following passage some of the words have been left out, each of which is indicated by a number. Find the suitable word from the options given against each number and fill up the blanks with appropriate words to make the paragraph meaningfully complete.

 

Though India is one of the six countries where the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza A (H5N1) is considered endemic in poultry and several places in Kerala are favourite destinations for migratory birds, the State …(1)… outbreak-free until recently. But on November 20, Kerala was …(2)… of that status when two outbreaks in ducks …(3)… in Alappuzha and Kottayam districts, with the virus killing over 20,000 birds. Incidentally, this is just the second instance of H5N1 outbreak in South India; the first outbreak occurred in October 2012 in the Central Poultry Development Organisation near Bengaluru. Most of the outbreaks since 2006 have been in West Bengal and the northeastern States, primarily due to cross-border …(4)… of infected birds from Bangladesh, a hot-spot for H5N1 outbreaks. The H5N1 virus has infected seven people and killed one in Bangladesh between 2003 and 2013. For now, …(5)… of nearly 260,000 birds in the villages where the outbreaks occurred, together with …(6)… surveillance in a 10-km radius …(7)… the epicentre of the outbreak have prevented the spread of the virus. But there is an …(8)… need to continue the intensive surveillance as ducks have been infected. Domestic ducks, which have long been …(9)… as one of the primary …(10)… of the virus, are responsible for the spread and outbreaks of H5N1.
1. 1) remained           2) visited            3) halted           4) moved           5) departed

2. 1) held                   2) lifted               3) robbed         4) covered         5) kept

3. 1) accentuate        2) occurred         3) preceded     4) carried           5) convened

4. 1) indifference       2) removal          3) dislike          4) act                 5) transport

5. 1) lush                   2) entice             3) break           4) culling            5) befall

6. 1) superficial         2) intensive         3) exquisite      4) repulsive       5) glean

7. 1) around              2) unfriendly       3) having          4) tempting        5) of

8. 1) surroundings    2) adorable         3) overwhelming    4) savory     5) nasty

9. 1) stunning           2) focused          3) recognised    4) pegged         5) overlooked

10. 1) reservoirs       2) crush             3) breath            4) clinch           5) astounding

 

Answer

Answers:

1.1       2.3       3.2       4.5       5.4       6.2       7.1       8.3       9.3       10.1

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