CLAT English Questions With Solution Sheet-8


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Directions (Q.No. 1-8): Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below it.


            It is an established fact of history that the western world has made a significant contribution in discovering the new world. James Cook is known as a discoverer who set out on the sea to find new places. He was the first to discover river Lawrence of Canada. He also tried to study the way to Venus during one of his voyages in the Pacific Ocean. He is accredited for having surveyed the innermost part of Canada as also discovering Australia and its Southern parts. In his latter discoveries, he got the assistance of the British government. In fact, Australia and its Southern countries were talked about, but no one had ever ventured there nor anybody knew, for that matter, whether that land was a reality. James Cook undertook hazardous voyages and discovered the continent of Australia. It was believed then, that Australia was inhabited by the savages and was a backward country, hence fit only for sending convicts, murderers and other prisoners.

            James Cook, however, discovered the coastal areas and found them fit for the British to settle there. But, unfortunately, the government did not take it seriously and sent criminals there. The secret of James Cook’s success was his skill as a sailor and his inborn leadership qualities.

            Cook was born in Yorkshire but he spent his life on board of his ship, always on the move, in search of new lands. One of his sterling qualities was his ability to win the confidence of the native tribals and to work with them in unison. It is therefore, ironic that he should be killed by the tribals.


1.         Cook settled in the continent of Australia because

            (a) he had undertaken the task of criminal    reforms.

            (b) he was upset with the apathy of the British government.

            (c)  the British government had not taken his suggestion seriously.

            (d) None of these

1.         (d)


2.         James Cook found that

            (a) the coastal areas of Australia were already overcrowded by the British.

            (b) the coastal areas of Australia were suitable for the British to live

            (c) criminals and murderers were occupying      the coastal areas of Australia.

            (d) the coastal areas of Australia were unsuitable for others to settle

2.         (b)


3.         Which of the following discoveries had Cook accomplished successfully?

            (A) River Lawrence of Canada

            (B) way to Venus

            (C) Australia and its Southern parts

            (a) both A & B             (b) both B & C             (c) both A & C             (d) All the three

3.         (c)


4.         The author gives credit to the West for their contribution in

            (a) exploring new world

            (b) discovering western part of the world

            (c) establishing facts of history

            (d) re writing historical facts

4.         (a)


5.         Before Cook’s discovery of Australia, people believed that-

            (A) the inhabitants of Australia were uncivilized.

            (B) the continent was fit only for criminals to dwell

            (C) there was no such continent in existence

            (a) both A & B             (b) both B & C             (c) both A & C             (d) All the three

5.         (a)


6.         James Cook’s murder by tribals was-

            (a)  expected because he had failed to win their confidence

            (b) unexpected because he had failed to work with them in unison

            (c) ironic because he had discovered their place of dwelling

            (d) None of these

6.         (d)


7.         The author has narrated certain qualities of James Cook except

            (a) Skill as a sailor

            (b) good relations with tribals

            (c) zeal to explore new things

            (d) reasonable antagonism against British    government

7.         (d)


8.         According to the author, James Cook made his achievements on the strength of

            (A) support from the British government

            (B) his skills as a sailor and leadership qualities

            (C) the savage inhabitants of Australia

            (a) A only                    (b) B only                    (c) C only                    (d) both A & B

8.         (b)


1-8.      Reading Comprehension – Medium


Directions (9-15): In the following passage there are blanks each of which has been numbered. These numbers are printed below the passage and against each four words are suggested one of which fits the blank appropriately find out the appropriately word in each case.


            Though most of us know him (9) for his lightening and kite experiment. Ben Franklin was first and (10) a printer Born humbly in Boston in 1706. He was the fifteenth (11) seventeen children of a poor candle maker. At the (12) age of seventeen he went to Philadelphia where after working for others he (13) his own printing shop printing (14) Ben to writing and writing to publishing and publishing to business success and (15). He was passionate about writing and to satisfy this need he taught himself science, philosophy and languages. In time he became the best known writer of the English speaking world and many of his works remain widely read even today.


9.         (1) except                    (2) best                        (3) hardly                     (4) greatly

9.         (2)


10.       (1) previous                 (2) only                        (3) foremost                (4) behind

10.       (3)


11.       (1) between                 (2) before                    (3) with                        (4)  of

11.       (4)


12.       (1) elder                      (2) early                       (3) delicate                  (4) old

12.       (3)


13.       (1) set                          (2) establish                (3) opened                  (4) shared      

13.       (3)


14.       (1) led                          (2) send                       (3) showed                  (4) followed

14.       (1)


15.       (1) failure                     (2) character               (3) fame                      (4) defeat

15.       (4)

9-15.    Grammar - Paragraph Completion – Medium


Direction (Q. No. 16 – 20) : Select the spotting the errors .


16.       The mother as well as her children (a) / were brought (b)/ to the police station for interrogation. (C) / No error (d).

16.       (b)

            Replace 'were' by 'was’.


17.       People have a right to critcise (a) / but at the same time each of them (b) / have to remember his duty also. (c) / No error (d).

17.       (c)

            Replace 'have' by ’has'.


18.       The technician reminded them (a) / to have a thoroughly cleaning (b) / of the machine after each use. (c) / No error (d)

18.       (b)

            Replace ‘thoroughly by ‘thorough


19.       I rarely find something (a) / in the movies (b)/ that is worth remembering. (c) /No error (d).

19.       (a)

            Replace ‘something by ‘anything


20.       I don’t think (a) / five thousand rupees are a large sum (b) / for the work you are going to undertake. (c) / No error (d).


20.       (b)

            Replace 'are' by 'is’.

16-20.   Grammar - Error Identification – Medium


Directions (Q. No. 21-25) : Select the best option from the four alternatives given below and shade the appropriate answer in the space provided for it in the OMR answer sheet.


21.       He told us that we should never live beyond ............means.

            (a) his                           (h) their                        (c) our                          (d) her

21.       (c)

            Ho told us that we should never live beyond 'our’ means is correct.


22.       May I again to consider my case favourably.

            (a)  to                           (b)  onto                        (c)  of                           (d)  no proposition required

22.       (d) no proposition required


23.       Known as devout and serious person, she also has.............sense of humour.

            (a)  better                     (b)  quirk                       (c)  good                       (d)  beautiful

23.       (c) good sense of humour.


24.       Galileo said, 'The Earth ......... around the Sun'.

            (a) revolved                  (b) is revolving              (c) revolves                   (d) is revolved

24.       (c) revolves (universal truth sentence should always in present tense)


25.       We............our work before the guests arrived at our house.

            (a) shall finish               (b) have finished           (c) had finished             (d) shall have finished

25.       (c) had finished (past perfect)


21-25.   Grammar - Fill in the Blanks – Easy


Directions (Q.No. 26 to 30): Select the correct meaning of italicized idioms and phrases out of the four choices given.


26.       He burnt his fingers by interfering in his neighbour’s affair.

            (a)  got himself into trouble                             (b) burnt himself

            (c)  got himself insulted                                   (d) got rebuked

26.       (a)


27.       Mr. Gupta, who is one of the trustees of a big charity, is suspended of feathering his own nest

            (a)  being lazy in doing his work                     (b) being too generous

            (c)  neglecting his job                                      (d) making money unfairly

27.       (d)


28.       Mrs Hashmi has been in the blues for the last several weeks.

            (a)  abroad                                                       (b) unwell

            (c)  depressed                                                 (d) penniless

28.       (c)


29.       For the first week, the apprenciate felt like a fish out of water,

            (a)  frustrated                                                   (b) homeless

            (c)  disappointed                                             (d) uncomfortable

29.       (d)


30.       His friends failed to see why he should ride the high horse just because he had won an election.

            (a)  become arrogant                                      (b) appear arrogant

            (c)  indulge in dreams                                     (d) hate others

30.       (b)

26-30.  Grammar - Idioms and Phrases – Medium


Directions (Q. No. 31 to 35): In each of the following questions, out of the four alternatives, choose the one Which can be substituted for the given words/sentence.


3.         To cause troops etc to spread out in readiness for battle

            (a) align                                                           (b) collocate

            (c) deploy                                                        (d) disperse

3.         (c)


13.       A person living permanently in a certain place

            (a) native                                                          (b) resident

            (c) domicile                                                       (d) subject

13.       (c)


23.       A person who rules without consulting the opinion of others

            (a) democrat                                                     (b) bureaucrat

            (c) autocrat                                                       (d) fanatic

23.       (c)


33.       The original inhabitants of country

            (a) aborigines                                                    (b) citizens

            (c) natives                                                         (d) primitive

33.       (a)


43.       A house for storing grains

            (a) cellar                                                           (b) store

            (c) godown                                                        (d) granary

43.       (d)


31-35.   Vocabulary - One Word Substitution – Medium


Directions (Q. No. 36 to 40) : In the following items, each passage consists of six sentences. The first sentence (S1) and the final sentence (S6) are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences in each have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. You are required to find out the proper sequence of the four sentences and indicate your correct answer accordingly.


36.       S1 : When you have to study for examination, you have many things to do.

            S6 : The final aim, of course, is to pass the examination that is two months away.

            P: Suppose you have only two months to do it.

            Q: The time-table tells you what you have to do everyday and for how many hours.

            R: You have to reed a number of books, learn tables and formulas.

            S: Then the best way is to make a time-table for ycurself. Which one of the following is the correct sequence?  

            (a) R P S Q                 (b) S R Q P                 (c) Q R S P                 (d) P S Q R

36.       (a)


37.       S1: The umpire has to do a lot of hard work before qualifying to surpervise a match.

            S6: So an umpire must keep abreast of time and apply the rules as occasion demands.

            P: However, umpire are human and are sometimes prone to make mistakes.

            Q: The rules of the game are being constantly changed.

            R: The players should gracefully and sportingly accept these mistakes.

            S: He is aware of the responsibilities that with the ob.

            Which one of the following is the correct sequence?

            (a) Q R P S                 (b) S P R Q                 (c) S R P Q                 (d) Q R P S

37.       (a)


38.       S1: Mohan came to the city to meet a friend.

            S6: He should not have behaved so rudely

            P: Mohan asked her to join them for tea.

            Q: Mohan's friend who had some grudge against Shiela quickly got up and left the restaurant without saying a word.

            R: While they were having tea at a restaurant Sheila, a former fellow student of theirs, came in.

            S: Though Sheila knew Mohan's friend was a bad fellow, she accepted the invitation.

            Which one of the following is the correct sequence?

            (a) P R S Q                 (b) R P S Q                 (c) P R Q S                 (d) R P Q S

38.       (b)


39.       S1: When the Romans invaded Britain about 2000 years ago, their calendar was calculated on the phases of the moon.

            S6:The astronomer's name was Sosigenes and his calendar had a year of 365 days.

            P: This calender had gradually become so out of line with the seasons that it was two or three months behind.

            Q: The Emperor Julius Caesar was determined to correct it.

            R: Caesar had been to Egypt and seen the advantages of a calender which used only the sun.

            S: So he sought help from a Greek astronomer who lived in the Egyptian city of Alexandria.

            Which one of the following is the correct sequence?

            (a) R Q P S                 (b) P Q R S                 (c) PSRQ                    (d)RSPQ

39.       (b)


40.       S1: Education is in great demand today in India.

            S6: Things have changed considerably now.

            P: These people were accustomed to 48. applying their intelligence to the profession of their fathers.

            Q: Since independence it has spread to backward classes.

            R: They had no idea that they could train themselves to do something else.

            S: Besides this training they had little book leaning.

            Which one of the following is the correct sequence?

            (a) P Q R S                 (b) Q P R S                 (c) P Q S R                 (d) Q P S R

40.       (b)


36-40.  Grammar - Sentence rearrangement – Tough



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