Cloze Test: Exercise-1



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 meaningful.


Rural healthcare in India is (1) by a huge gap between supply and demand. Currently, rural healthcare needs met either by limited Government facilities and private nursing homes, which have not been able to keep pace with increasing demand or by a number of quacks who practice medicine in rural areas. The quality of infrastructure is usually poor and people end up having to go to nearby large cities if they needhigh quality care. Rural India deserves, better, since the ability to pay has gone up over the last few years, driven by growth in income penetration of Government healthcare programmes. Increasing demand (2) with the failure of existing infrastructure to scale, has resulted in rural healthcare (3) a large under served market. Absence of a viable business model (4) conversion of the huge rural expenditure on health into an economic activity that generates income and serves the poor. It is this (5) that entrepreneurs are looking to plug.



  1. What will come in the place of number (1) in the paragraph given above?

    1. performed
    2. displayed
    3. furthered
    4. characterised
    5. male


Answer: (d) characterised

Solution: No description.

  1. What will come in the place of number (2) in the paragraph given above?

    1. couple
    2. combined
    3. mentioned
    4. engaged
    5. resulting


Answer: (b) combined

Solution: No description.

  1. What will come in the place of number (3) in the paragraph given above?

    1. become
    2. happening
    3. being
    4. exists
    5. is


Answer: (a) become

Solution: No description.

  1. What will come in the place of number (4) in the paragraph given above?

    1. to
    2. makes
    3. so
    4. ceasing
    5. prevents


Answer: (b) makes

Solution: No description.

  1. What will come in the place of number (5) in the paragraph given above?

    1. gap
    2. truth
    3. progress
    4. catastrophes
    5. divides


Answer: (a) gap

Solution: No description.




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