Cloze questions (spelled with a 'z') or gap-fill questions are some of Membean's hardest.  Students initially answer fewer than 1 in 4 questions of this type correctly.  Over time this ratio improves.  A frequent complaint is that clozes don't have enough context clues to pick the right word; if you pay close attention, however, you will discover that there are multiple clues distributed on the cloze question page that give sufficient information to answer them.

All cloze questions have:

  • A context clue included in the sentence.
  • The initial letter of the tested word with an option to add another letter using the "Another hint" button.
  • A quick definition hint of the tested word (on the top left):



Be prepared to get cloze questions incorrect, as most students do get them wrong initially.  Clozes are NOT tested on quizzes, but nevertheless are very important in training.  


Treat clozes like a challenging game; pay attention to them and you'll see that the words you answer correctly will frequently show up in your writing.