UG-CLAT ENGLISH LANGUAGE QUIZ 1

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Question 1:

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

How does a man get rewarded ?

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

Question 2:

Direction for Reading Comprehension: The passage given here are followed by some question that have four answer choices; read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

Why is poor man’s son happy ?

Direction for Reading Comprehension: The passage given here are followed by some question that have four answer choices; read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

Question 3:

Direction for Reading Comprehension: The passage given here are followed by some question that have four answer choices; read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

Why can’t we see the God ?

Direction for Reading Comprehension: The passage given here are followed by some question that have four answer choices; read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

Question 4:

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

What is the meaning of Kalpataru ?

Direction for Reading Comprehension:Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

Question 5:

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

What is the context of this lines “Alas! What hast thou done! According to the passage ?

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.
You see many stars in the sky at night, but not when the sun rises. Can you therefore say that there are no stars in the heavens during the day? O man, because you cannot find God in the days of your ignorance, say not that there is no God.
He is born in vain, who having attained the human birth, so difficult to get, does not attempt to realise God in this very life.
A man is rewarded according to his thoughts and motives. The lord is like Kalpataru, the wish-yielding tree of heaven. Everyone gets from him whatever he seeks. A poor man’s son, having received education and become a judge of the High Court by hard work, is apt to think, ‘now I am happy. I have reached the highest rung of the ladder. It is all right now.’ To him the lord says,’do thou remain so.’ But when the judge of High Court retires on pension and reviews his past, he understands that he has wasted his life, and exclaims, ‘Alas, what real work have I done in this life!’ To him the Lord also says, ‘Alas ! What hast thou done!’

Question 6:

Direction for Reading Comprehension : Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

The government of India has finally appointed a new vice chancellor (VC) for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is not just the first woman VC of the university, she is also the first JNU student to become the head of what is one of India’s best institutions of higher learning.

Appointment of VCs is a regular process. But as the new VC, professor Pandit new term will have to deal with the memories of what has been an extremely turbulent phase in JNU. It has seen continuous conflict between students, teachers and the administration since February 2016. not only has this led to a many of the university’s decisions being challenged in courts, but also large-scale protests, prolonged strikes, even violence in the university. This phase also saw reprehensible attempts to vilify all JNU students and teachers as “anti national”. To say that all this has had an understatement. This constant state of conflict must end if the university has to survive. The new VC must provide a healing touch to the beleaguered university.

It is futile to expect that academics, especially social scientist will remain politically neutral. Their academic work often involves taking partisan positions. VCs are almost always political appointees. However, this does not necessarily mean confrontations are inevitable. Accommodating difference of opinions and allowing for democratic dissent while shunning anarchy has been a hallmark of JNU. As someone who has also been a student of the university, Professor Pandit is best placed to start the much needed reconciliation process in JNU.

What is the synonym of word ‘turbulent’ according to the passage?

Direction for Reading Comprehension : Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

The government of India has finally appointed a new vice chancellor (VC) for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is not just the first woman VC of the university, she is also the first JNU student to become the head of what is one of India’s best institutions of higher learning.

Appointment of VCs is a regular process. But as the new VC, professor Pandit new term will have to deal with the memories of what has been an extremely turbulent phase in JNU. It has seen continuous conflict between students, teachers and the administration since February 2016. not only has this led to a many of the university’s decisions being challenged in courts, but also large-scale protests, prolonged strikes, even violence in the university. This phase also saw reprehensible attempts to vilify all JNU students and teachers as “anti national”. To say that all this has had an understatement. This constant state of conflict must end if the university has to survive. The new VC must provide a healing touch to the beleaguered university.

It is futile to expect that academics, especially social scientist will remain politically neutral. Their academic work often involves taking partisan positions. VCs are almost always political appointees. However, this does not necessarily mean confrontations are inevitable. Accommodating difference of opinions and allowing for democratic dissent while shunning anarchy has been a hallmark of JNU. As someone who has also been a student of the university, Professor Pandit is best placed to start the much needed reconciliation process in JNU.

Question 7:

Direction for Reading Comprehension : Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

The government of India has finally appointed a new vice chancellor (VC) for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is not just the first woman VC of the university, she is also the first JNU student to become the head of what is one of India’s best institutions of higher learning.

Appointment of VCs is a regular process. But as the new VC, professor Pandit new term will have to deal with the memories of what has been an extremely turbulent phase in JNU. It has seen continuous conflict between students, teachers and the administration since February 2016. not only has this led to a many of the university’s decisions being challenged in courts, but also large-scale protests, prolonged strikes, even violence in the university. This phase also saw reprehensible attempts to vilify all JNU students and teachers as “anti national”. To say that all this has had an understatement. This constant state of conflict must end if the university has to survive. The new VC must provide a healing touch to the beleaguered university.

It is futile to expect that academics, especially social scientist will remain politically neutral. Their academic work often involves taking partisan positions. VCs are almost always political appointees. However, this does not necessarily mean confrontations are inevitable. Accommodating difference of opinions and allowing for democratic dissent while shunning anarchy has been a hallmark of JNU. As someone who has also been a student of the university, Professor Pandit is best placed to start the much needed reconciliation process in JNU.

How long has it been continuous conflict between teachers, students and administration in JNU?

Direction for Reading Comprehension : Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

The government of India has finally appointed a new vice chancellor (VC) for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is not just the first woman VC of the university, she is also the first JNU student to become the head of what is one of India’s best institutions of higher learning.

Appointment of VCs is a regular process. But as the new VC, professor Pandit new term will have to deal with the memories of what has been an extremely turbulent phase in JNU. It has seen continuous conflict between students, teachers and the administration since February 2016. not only has this led to a many of the university’s decisions being challenged in courts, but also large-scale protests, prolonged strikes, even violence in the university. This phase also saw reprehensible attempts to vilify all JNU students and teachers as “anti national”. To say that all this has had an understatement. This constant state of conflict must end if the university has to survive. The new VC must provide a healing touch to the beleaguered university.

It is futile to expect that academics, especially social scientist will remain politically neutral. Their academic work often involves taking partisan positions. VCs are almost always political appointees. However, this does not necessarily mean confrontations are inevitable. Accommodating difference of opinions and allowing for democratic dissent while shunning anarchy has been a hallmark of JNU. As someone who has also been a student of the university, Professor Pandit is best placed to start the much needed reconciliation process in JNU.

Question 8:

Direction for Reading Comprehension : Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

The government of India has finally appointed a new vice chancellor (VC) for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is not just the first woman VC of the university, she is also the first JNU student to become the head of what is one of India’s best institutions of higher learning.

Appointment of VCs is a regular process. But as the new VC, professor Pandit new term will have to deal with the memories of what has been an extremely turbulent phase in JNU. It has seen continuous conflict between students, teachers and the administration since February 2016. not only has this led to a many of the university’s decisions being challenged in courts, but also large-scale protests, prolonged strikes, even violence in the university. This phase also saw reprehensible attempts to vilify all JNU students and teachers as “anti national”. To say that all this has had an understatement. This constant state of conflict must end if the university has to survive. The new VC must provide a healing touch to the beleaguered university.

It is futile to expect that academics, especially social scientist will remain politically neutral. Their academic work often involves taking partisan positions. VCs are almost always political appointees. However, this does not necessarily mean confrontations are inevitable. Accommodating difference of opinions and allowing for democratic dissent while shunning anarchy has been a hallmark of JNU. As someone who has also been a student of the university, Professor Pandit is best placed to start the much needed reconciliation process in JNU.

What would be the role of New ‘VC’ to the University?

Direction for Reading Comprehension : Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

The government of India has finally appointed a new vice chancellor (VC) for Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). professor Santishree Dhulipudi Pandit is not just the first woman VC of the university, she is also the first JNU student to become the head of what is one of India’s best institutions of higher learning.

Appointment of VCs is a regular process. But as the new VC, professor Pandit new term will have to deal with the memories of what has been an extremely turbulent phase in JNU. It has seen continuous conflict between students, teachers and the administration since February 2016. not only has this led to a many of the university’s decisions being challenged in courts, but also large-scale protests, prolonged strikes, even violence in the university. This phase also saw reprehensible attempts to vilify all JNU students and teachers as “anti national”. To say that all this has had an understatement. This constant state of conflict must end if the university has to survive. The new VC must provide a healing touch to the beleaguered university.

It is futile to expect that academics, especially social scientist will remain politically neutral. Their academic work often involves taking partisan positions. VCs are almost always political appointees. However, this does not necessarily mean confrontations are inevitable. Accommodating difference of opinions and allowing for democratic dissent while shunning anarchy has been a hallmark of JNU. As someone who has also been a student of the university, Professor Pandit is best placed to start the much needed reconciliation process in JNU.

Question 9:

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities !without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with sound self confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but Self confidence leads to self realization and successful achievement. Because of the importance of this mental attitude. It is appalling to realize the number of pathetic people who are hampered and made miserable by the malady popularly called the inferiority complex. But you need not suffer from this trouble .When proper steps are taken, it can be overcome. You can develop creative faith in yourself - faith that is justified.

How can we overcome the inferiority complex?

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities !without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with sound self confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but Self confidence leads to self realization and successful achievement. Because of the importance of this mental attitude. It is appalling to realize the number of pathetic people who are hampered and made miserable by the malady popularly called the inferiority complex. But you need not suffer from this trouble .When proper steps are taken, it can be overcome. You can develop creative faith in yourself - faith that is justified.

Question 10:

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities !without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with sound self confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but Self confidence leads to self realization and successful achievement. Because of the importance of this mental attitude. It is appalling to realize the number of pathetic people who are hampered and made miserable by the malady popularly called the inferiority complex. But you need not suffer from this trouble .When proper steps are taken, it can be overcome. You can develop creative faith in yourself - faith that is justified.

choose the option that best captures the summary of the passage.

Direction for Reading Comprehension: Read the passage carefully and pick the option whose answer best aligns with the passage.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities !without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. But with sound self confidence you can succeed. A sense of inferiority and inadequacy interferes with the attainment of your hopes, but Self confidence leads to self realization and successful achievement. Because of the importance of this mental attitude. It is appalling to realize the number of pathetic people who are hampered and made miserable by the malady popularly called the inferiority complex. But you need not suffer from this trouble .When proper steps are taken, it can be overcome. You can develop creative faith in yourself - faith that is justified.