(Paper) CLAT UG Question Paper 2010 : English Including Comprehension

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(Paper) Previous Year Question Paper (BA LLB) - 2010

Section - I : English Comprehension

Fill in the blanks in questions 1 to 5

1. Slavery was not done away ……….until the last century

(a) with
(b) for
(c) to
(d) off

2. Does he not take …… his father?

(a) before
(b) for
(c) after
(d) like

3. We will have to take ……more staff if we’re to take on more work

(a) up
(b) onto
(c) into
(d) on

4. Mother takes everything in her-.

(a) steps
(b) face
(c) stride
(d) work

5. Sale have really taken-now.

(a) up
(b) on
(c) of
(d) off

The constituent phrases of a sentence are jumbled up in question no. 6 -8.Select the most appropriate sequence to make the sentence meaningful.

6. (i) built on the site of a church destroyed
(ii) in the hilly area of the city is the famous Shandon Steeple
(iii) the bell tower of St. Anne’s Church
(iv) when the city was besieged by the Duke of Marlborough

(a) ii, iii ,i, iv
(b) ii, i, iii, iv
(c) iv, iii, i , ii
(d) iii, ii, i, iv

7. (i) no law giving effect to the policy of the state towards securing all or any of the principles laid in part IV
(ii) notwithstanding anything contained in Article 13
(iii) and no law containing a declaration that it is for giving effect to such policy shall be called in question in any court on the ground that it does not give effect to such policy
(iv) shall be deemed to be void on the ground that it is inconsistent with or takes away or abridges any of the rights conferred by Article 14 or 19

(a) ii j , iii, iv
(b) iv,i,ii,iii
(c) ii, i, iv, iii
(d) i,ii,iii,iv

8. (i) neither House shall proceed further with the Bill,
(ii) if he does so, the houses shall meet accordingly
(iii) but the President may at any time after the date of his notification summon the Houses to meet in ajoint silting for the purpose specified in the notification and,
(iv) where the President has under clause (I) ractified his intention of summoning theHouses to meet in a joint sitting,

(a) iv, i , iii, ii
(b) iv, i , ii, iii
(c) iv, ii, iii, i
(d) i, ii, iii, iv

Substitute the underlined phrases with any of the given choices to express the opposite meaning in the sentences in questions number 9 – 11

9. She always praises everything I say .

(a) picks holes in
(b) dislikes
(c) rebukes
(d) picks holes to

10. He often says how wonderful his school is?

(a) says he is unworthy
(b) appreciates
(c) runs up
(d) runs down

11. She said I was the best boss they’d ever had. It was obvious she was praising me sincerely.

(a) not appreciating me
(b) befooling me
(c) buttering me up
(d) disliking me

Identity the part of speech of the underlined words in the given sentences from Questions number 12 to 14

12. I must perfect the operation to make the perfect robot.

(a) verb
(b) adverb
(c) adjective
(d) noun

13. A kindly person is one who behaves kindly,

(a) noun
(b) preposition
(c) adverb
(d) verb

14. He is not normally a very fast runner, but he runs fast in major events.

(a) adverb
(b) adjective
(c) verb
(d) noun

Read the following passage carefully and answer question numbers 15 to 24 Anligone was one of the daughters of Oedipus, that tragic figure of male power who had been cursed by Gods for mistakenly killing his father and subsequently marrying his mother and assuming the throne of Thebes. After the death of Oedipus civil war broke out and a battle was waged in front of the seventh gale of Thebes- his two sons led opposing factions and al the height of the battle fought and killed each other. Oedipus’ brother, Creon, uncle oCAnligone, was now undisputed master of the city. Creon resolved to make an example of the brother who had fought against him, Polynices, by refusing the right of honourable burial. The penalty of death was promulgated against any who should defy this order.

Antigone was distraught. Polynices had been left unburied, unwept, a feast of flesh for keen eyed carrion birds. Antigone asks her sister Ismene, for it was a challenge to her royal blood. “Now it is time to show weather or not you are worthy of your royal blood. Is he not my brother and yours? Whether you like it or not? I shall never desert him-never!” But Ismene responds, “How could you dare-when Creon has expressly forbidden it? Antigone, we are women, it is not for us to fight against men”. With a touch of bitterness, Antigone releases her sister from the obligation to help her, but argues she cannot shrug off the burden. “If I die for it what happiness! Live, if you will live, and defy the holiest of laws of heaven.”

15. What is the main theme of the story of Mtigone?

(a) One must be truthful and honest
(b) There is a conflict between the laws of men and heavenly laws
(c) One must be true to one’s kins
(d) War is an evil

16. Why did Antigone decide to defy the orders of Creon?

(a) She loved her brother
(b) She was to give an honorable burial to her brother
(c) She felt she was bound by her heavenly obligation
(d) To teach Creon a lesson

17. What, in your opinion, would have been the logical end of the story?

(a) Antigone might have agreed with her sister and refrained from giving a burial to Polynices
(b) Antigone might have been allowed by Creon to give a decent burial to her brother
(c) Antigone might have defied the order of Creon but forgiven by him
(d) Antigone might have been executed for defying the order of the king

18. What was the status of women in the contemporary society? They

(a) were liberated
(b) could have taken their own decisions
(c) considered themselves inferior and subordinate to men
(d) claimed equality with men

19 Why did a civil war break out in Thcbcs? The war broke out because

(a) of the curse of the Gods
(b) the brothers of Antigone were greedy
(c) there was a fight among sons of Oedipus for the inheritance of the kingdom
(d) there was a conflict between a son of Oedipus and Creon

20. A carrion bird is a bird

(a) of prey
(b) which eats human flesh
(c) which cats dead bodies
(d) which eats only grain

21. Why did Creon deny decent burial to Polynices? He did so because

(a) he did not love Polynices
(b) Polynices fought against Creon
(c) Polynices was disobedient to Creon
(d) Polynices did not show bravery

22. Why did Ismene not support Antigone? Ismene

(a) was weak and did not have the courage to defy orders of the powerful king
(b) did not consider it right to defy the kiag
(c) did not think it fit to defy her uncle especially after the death of her father
(d) did not believe that Polyr.ices deserved better treatment

23. Why did the Gods curse Oedipus? Because Oedipus

(a) killed his father and married his mother
(b) killed his father
(c) married his mother
(d) committed an unknown sin

24. Does the story approve the principle of vicarious liability? If so how?

(a) No, it does not
(b) Yes, it does, because of the acts of Oedipus his children suffered
(c) Yes, it does, because his father was killed by Oedipus
(d) Yes, it does, because he married his mother

Select the meaning of the underlined idioms and phrases in sentences in questions 25 to 30

25. I have hit upon a good plan to get rid of him.

(a) found
(b) chanced upon
(c) decided to beat him
(d) borrowed

26. He is sticking out for better terms.

(a) threatens to take action
(b) insists on using the force
(c) decides to give concessions
(d) persists in demanding

27. He broke off in the middle of the story.

(a) failed
(b) began crying
(c) stopped suddenly
(d) felt uneasy

28. He refused to be led by the nose.

(a) to follow like an animal
(b) to be treated as a fool
(c) to follow submissively
(d) to be heated violently

29. The new cotton mill is mortgaged up to the eve.

(a) apparently
(b) completely
(c) deceptively
(d) actually

30. When they embraced a new religion, it is safe to say they did it for loaves and fishes.

(a) selflessly
(b) honest reasons
(c) material benefits
(d) because of fear

Choose the correct spelling out of four choices in questions no. 31 l0 35

31. (a) Misogynists
(b) Mysogynists
(c) Mysoginists
(d) Mysagynists

32. (a) Aracnophobia
b) Aranchophobia
c) Arochnophobia
d) Arachnophobia

33. (a) Cinamon
(b) Cinnamon
(c) Cinnaman
(d) Cinaman

34. (a) Alcohol
(b) Alchohol
(c) Alchohal
(d) Alchohel

35. a) Bioclymatalogy
b) Bioclimatalogy
c) Hioclimatology
d) Bioclimatelogy

Select the correct meanings of the given words in question number 36 to 40

36. Lexicon

(a) number
(b) legal document
(c) dictionary
(d) captain’s dog

37. Hex

(a) crude person
(b) herb
(c) parrot
(d) evil spell

38. Seminary

(a) chapel
(b) college
(c) convocation hall
(d) hostel

39. Litergy

(a) prayer
(b) priest
(c) ritual
(d) church

40. Laity

(a) church members not baptized
(b) church members baptized
(c) priests
(d) church members who are not ordained priests

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