CAE Multiple Choice Cloze

For questions 1-12, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap.
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Horses

Horses and donkeys were (1) ... comparatively late compared with other animals, probably around 4000 BC in Western Asia. By that time, people in many parts of the world were no longer (2) ... on hunting and gathering their food, but had become nomadic stockbreeders or settled farmers, raising livestock such as cattle, sheep and goats and, in the static communities, growing and harvesting food plants. They still hunted wild (3) ... , but could now do so with the (4) ... of domestic dogs, the close animal companions who also helped them to protect and control their flocks and herds. Their needs for meat, milk, skins and wool were being (5) ... , and it may not have been immediately obvious to them that the horse had anything more to offer than the occasional (6) ... of the chase and a different type of meat. The horse did have something more to offer. It had the potential to (7) ... nothing less than a revolution (8) ... power and transport, a dramatic development that transformed the ability of humans to (9) ... war, to conquer other groups of men and women, to (10) ... their territories, to travel, and (11) ... to spread their own culture, language and way of life. The horse, its cousin the donkey, and the deliberate human hybridisation of those two, the mule, made it (12) ... for people to move further and faster than ever before, carrying their possessions with them and defeating opposition amongst populations that resisted their onslaughts.

 1. A tamed B accustomed C trained D domesticated
 2. A sustained B reliant C liable D subject
 3. A game B play C sport D contest
 4. A aim B compliments C assistance D intention
 5. A met B come C undergone D faced
 6. A kick B thrill C emotion D inspiration
 7. A bring off B bring in C bring out D bring about
 8. A on B at C in D for
 9. A lead B wage C drive D associate
10. A inflate B enlarge C magnify D amplify
11. A thereby B therefore C thereafter D therein
12. A known B happen C possible D believe

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DOMESTICATED
ADJECTIVE DOMESTICATED

To make a wild animal used to living with or working for humans:

The first animal to be domesticated appears to have been the dog.

 

 


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RELIANT
ADJECTIVE + PREPOSITION RELIANT ON

Dependent on someone or something:

The baby is totally reliant on its parents for food, warmth and love.

 

 


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GAME
NOUN GAME

Wild animals, birds, and fish that are hunted for food, especially as a sport:

There are over 18 types of game birds to hunt in North America.

 

 


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ASISTANCE
IDIOM WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF

Help or support:

He can walk only with the assistance of crutches.

 

 


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MET
PHRASE MEET THE NEEDS

To do or satisfy what is needed or what somebody asks for:

How can we best meet the needs of all the different groups?

 

 


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THRILL
PREPOSITION THE THRILL OF

A feeling of extreme excitement, usually caused by something pleasant:

The thrill of travelling at high speeds

 

 


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BRING ABOUT
PHRASAL VERB BRING ABOUT

To make something happen:

His carelessness brought about his failure in the exam.

 

 


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IN
NOUN + PREPOSITION REVOLUTION IN

A complete change in ways of thinking, methods of working etc:

Computers have caused a revolution in the way many people work.

 

 


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WAGE
IDIOM WAGE WAR

To begin and continue a war, a battle, etc:

The North waged war against the South.

 

 


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ENLARGE
VERB ENLARGE

To make something bigger; to become bigger:

They enlarged their house.

 

 


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THEREBY
ADVERB THEREBY

Used to introduce the result of the action or situation mentioned:

He became a citizen in 1978, thereby gaining the right to vote.

 

 


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POSSIBLE
COLLOCATION MAKE IT POSSIBLE

If something is possible, it can be done or achieved:

What features of ancient aquatic organisms made it possible for them to leave the sea and colonize?