Gap Filling Exercises for Class 9

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given Answer:

Indian cuisines are known worldwide particularly for (1) ________ hot spicy curries involving (2) ________ excessive use of chilies and aromatic spices, enough to stimulate one’s lost appetite. While cooking (3) ________ authentic Indian recipe, one has to stick to traditional Indian spice mixtures or even better, single spices that are available in (4) ________ India.

Options:

  1. a / the / but / an
  2. a / at / an / the
  3. an / the / a / for (
  4. a / an / the / No use

Answer

  1. the
  2. the
  3. an
  4. No use

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given Options:

When India got Independence from the British, most things associated with (1) ________ British were done away with, but some of (2) ________ pretty letter-boxes managed to survive. These letter-boxes have (3) ________ nostalgic aura about them. Some are over 150 years old. Now they all bear the logo of (4) ________ Indian Postal Services.

Options:

  1. and / an / a / the
  2. an / the / but / an
  3. a / an / the / nor
  4. a / an / the / and

Answer

  1. the
  2. the
  3. a
  4. the

Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

Throughout the greater part (1) ________ Bertrand Russell’s childhood, (2) ________ most important hours of his days were those (3) ________…. he spent alone in the garden full of different kinds (4) ________ flowers.

Options:

  1. of / to / off / from
  2. in / the / these / this
  3. which / when / his / that
  4. of / on / in / for

Answer

  1. of
  2. the
  3. that
  4. of

Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

If the officer (1) ________ the bribe, he (2) ________ arrested. Now his family will also (3) ________ suffer. He must (4) ________ careful about it.

Options:

  1. would not have taken / has not taken / did not take / had not taken
  2. wouldn’t have been / is not / will not be / wouldn’t be
  3. had to / get to / is to / have to
  4. has been / have been / will have been / had been

Answer

  1. had not taken
  2. wouldn’t have been
  3. have to
  4. have been

Q. Complete the passage given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow.

A few days later, Munshi Prem Chand resigned from (1) ________ job of inspector of schools (2) ____________ having worked in (3) ________________ department for 10 years. He was one of the (4) ______________ important story writers.

Options:

  1. its / the / a / his
  2. before / without / after / for
  3. his / is / their / the
  4. much / more / most / more over

Answer

  1. his
  2. after
  3. the
  4. most

Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

Los Angeles’ architect, Frank Gehry is well known (1) ________ his striking and inventive creations. For Bilbao, he had designed a truly iconic building that now (2) ________ the city on postcards (3) ________ photographs around the world. He was (4) ____________ extraordinary architect.

Options:

  1. about / on / because / for
  2. represents / represent / represented / representing
  3. on / and / with / from
  4. a / an / the / within

Answer

  1. for
  2. represents
  3. and
  4. an

Q. Complete the passage given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow.

The brain uses energy (1) ________ exercise willpower. When the blood sugar drops, your brain (2) ________ unable to concentrate, so a small nibble (3) ________ nudge the brain back into self control mode. Every one should (4) ____________ careful about it.

Options:

  1. at / in / to / with
  2. )was / is / are / were
  3. could / can’t / would / can
  4. be / been / have been / being

Answer

  1. to
  2. is
  3. can
  4. be

Q. Complete the passage given below by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones that follow.

Literature (1) ________________ help children become better citizens. It should equip (2) ________________ to struggle for (3) ________________ better world as literature is the mirror (4) ________________ life.

Options:

  1. would / could / must / should
  2. him / them / all / themselves
  3. a / the / an / much
  4. on / for / of / by

Answer

  1. should
  2. them
  3. a
  4. of

Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

The Mahabharata (1)________________ a record of human beings (2) ________________ their human weaknesses. The Ramayana, on the other hand, is the praise of (3) ________________ ideal man which belongs (4) ________________ Lord Rama.

Options:

  1. is / are / was / were
  2. for / with / about / and
  3. a / an / every / any
  4. to / of / for / on

Answer

  1. is
  2. and
  3. an
  4. to

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given Options:

Sir Winston Churchill was a British statesman, painter and writer who some have labelled as (1) _______________ greatest man ever to speak English language. But many call him the greatest English man (2) ________________ the present century. While in India, he taught himself (3) _______________ write good prose and he developed a grand masterly style which captured the greatness (4) ________________ his times.

Options:

  1. an / the / a / nor
  2. and / of / but / nor
  3. and / on / but / to
  4. on / to / of / for

Answer

  1. the
  2. of
  3. to
  4. of

Q. Read the passage given below and fill in the blanks by choosing the most appropriate words from the given Options:

The greatest advantage (1) ________________ early rising is the good start it gives us in our day’s work. The early riser has done a large amount of hard work (2) ________________ other men have got out of their bed. In the early morning, the mind is fresh and (3) ________________ are few sounds or other distractions, so that work done (4) _______________ that time is generally well done.

Options:

  1. and / of / but / from
  2. at / or / upon / before
  3. there / this / that / those
  4. at / for / from / on

Answer

  1. of
  2. before
  3. there
  4. at

Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

My friend Prakash, his brother and I decided to go (1) ________ a trek to the Himalayas. None of us had any experience, but Prakash was acquainted with the do’s and don’ts (2) ________ such an expedition. In the few days left for preparation, we (3) ________ books available (4) ________ the subject.

Options:

  1. on / in / for / to
  2. as / of / from / with
  3. read / reading / reads / red
  4. in / on / at / from

Answer

  1. on
  2. of
  3. read
  4. on

Q. Fill in the blanks in the following piece of conversation choosing the appropriate words from the given options.

Dhruv: Let us go to movie, Madhav.
Madhav: I am sorry. I (1) ________ not. I (2) ________ reach home immediately.
Dhruv: But why (3) ________ you be in such a hurry?
Madhav: My mother is ill. I (4) ________ take her to the doctor. She can not go alone.

Options:

  1. can / shall / may / need
  2. shall / must / need / many
  3. might / could / should / would
  4. would / shall / might / must

Answer

  1. can
  2. must
  3. would
  4. must

Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

David P. Abbot was a US magician who (1) ________ the basis of ball trick back in 1907. He (2) ________ to make a golden ball float around his parlour. Abbot (3) ________ absent mindedly leave the ball on a bookshelf. Guests would sneak over the left ball and (4) ________ it was much heavier than a thread could support.

Options:

  1. invent / was invented / invented / has invented
  2. used / use / had / has
  3. will / would / could / may
  4. finds / found / find / have found

Answer

  1. invented
  2. used
  3. would
  4. found

Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

There are different facets (1) ________ being a writer in (2) ________ world made of border crossers of various kinds. One is part of (3) ________ diaspora, but the homeland is never too far away (4) ________ one’s writing.

Options:

  1. for / in / to / of
  2. a / an / the / this
  3. the / this / his / a
  4. on / in / with / for

Answer

  1. of
  2. the
  3. the
  4. in

Q. Complete the following passage by choosing the most appropriate options from the ones given below.

While we (1) ________ in Delhi, we stayed at (2) ________ Plaza Inn, near Priya Cinema. We (3) _______ Chandni Chowk, Appu Ghar, Mughal Gardens (4) _______ Nirulas.

Options:

  1. was / are / is / were
  2. the / an / a / some
  3. visit / visited / visits / visiting
  4. and / with / or / for

Answer

  1. were
  2. the
  3. visited
  4. and

Q. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct words from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully.

Venice (1) ________ the most beautiful city in Italy. It was founded over 1500 years ago (2) ________ the early settlers here. It is different from (3) ________ other cities in the world. It is built (4) ________ water. Boats are the only method of transportation here.

Options:

  1. are / is / be / was
  2. from / to / by / for
  3. any / many / every / each
  4. over / off / away / on

Answer

  1. is
  2. by
  3. any
  4. on

Q. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct words from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully.

The third phase (1)________ metro in Delhi has begun. It (2)________ be completed in 2015. In (3)__________ phase, the metro will cover almost the whole city. There will be diversion on (4)________ roads due to construction there. This difficult phase will be a boon in future for the citizen.

Options:

  1. for / of / from / about
  2. would / could / shall / will
  3. that / this / these / those
  4. many / any / more / less

Answer

  1. of
  2. will
  3. this
  4. many

Q. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct words from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully.

Delhi (1)________ become the crime capital of the country. Cases of robbery and chain snatching are increasing day (2)________ day. The criminals it seems (3) _______ not afraid of the police. Robberies (4)________ broad day lights are very common these days. The citizens do not feel safe in the city.

Options:

  1. have / had / has / having
  2. in / by / from / about
  3. is / are / was / be
  4. in / into / up / upon

Answer

  1. has
  2. by
  3. are
  4. in.

Q. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct words from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully.

Jean could not get (1) ________ job as nobody would trust (2) ________ Consequently his life (3) _________ a hell. A Bishop was moved (4) ________ seeing his pitiable condition. The Bishop let him into his house and asked him the reason of his being so dejected.

Options:

  1. some / many / much / any
  2. his / he / him / himself
  3. became / becomes / become / has become
  4. at / on / in / by

Answer

  1. any
  2. him
  3. became
  4. on

Q. In the passage given below, some words are missing. Choose the correct words from the given options to complete the passage meaningfully.

Water is (1) ________ of the essential and natural commodities that (2) _________ not lost its significance with the passage (3) _________ time. No doubt, a day without water (4) __________ life nothing short of a real hell.

Options:

  1. some / none / once / one
  2. had / have / has / having
  3. of / off / over / in
  4. made / making / makes / has made

Answer

  1. one
  2. has
  3. of
  4. makes

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