selected cloze tests passages

I think the main reason for the alarming number of childhood suicides is -1- the excessive pressure placed on children to study -2- they may compete successfully -3- others when they grow -4- and achieve worldly respect and -5- position. The main reason is that -6- are given on high purpose -7- believe in. Children today are -8- to be cynics at an age when they -9- an absolute need for -10- of some kind.

  1. (a). but  (b). not

(c). only                       (d). just

  1. (a). whatever  (b). that

(c). what                      (d). everything

  1. (a). with  (b). for

(c). from                      (d). to

  1. (a). fair          (b), big

(c). tall                         (d). up

  1. (a). equal  (b). low

(c). high                       (d). similar

  1. (a). you         (b). children

(c). we                         (d). they

  1. (a). they  (b). they can

(c). to                                (d). children

  1. (a). taught (b). asked

(c). told                       (d). brought up

  1. (a). perceive (b). have

(c). see                       (d). had

  1. (a). icons   (b). heroes

(c). idols                        (d). ideals









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