CLAT 2016 English Questions with Answers

Direction for questions 1-10: Fill up the blanks by choosing the most appropriate option:

1.                I like reading journals _______ novels.
                   (a) The best                                            (b) More than
                   (c) Most than                                          (d) The less than

2.                There isn't _______ water in the overhead tank.
                   (a) Lot of                                                 (b) Any
                   (c) Little                                                   (d) Something

3.                They always give the available seats to _______ comes first.
                   (a) Whomever                                          (b) Whom
                   (c) Whichever                                           (d) Whoever

4.               A fire broke _____ in the neighborhood.
                  (a) Off                                                        (b) Out
                  (c) Away                                                    (d) From

5.               If you promise _______ angry with me, I’ll tell you what I broke.
                  (a) Not to get                                             (b) Get out
                  (c) Not getting                                            (d) Not get

6.             A thief does not ______ the door.
                (a) Knock at                                                (b) Knock on
                (c) Knock to                                                 (d) Knock

7.            There is a lot of work ______ hand. Let's cancel ______ picnic.
               (a) Upon, the                                              (b) In, a
               (c) In, the                                                   (d) On, a

8.            It's unfortunate that he died _____ cancer.
               (a) By                                                         (b) Of
               (c) From                                                     (d) With

9.            Professor Ahmed ____ teaching us _____ August, 2012.
               (a) Was , for                                               (b) Had been, since
               (c) Has been, since                                    (d) Has been, for

10.         The method and practice of teaching is called ____.
              (a) Paediatrics                                            (b) Pedagogy
              (c) Training                                                 (d) Philately

Direction for questions 11-15: Complete the sentences with the correct options:

11.         Her parents have arrived _____ the airport.
              (a) To                                                          (b) At
              (c) On                                                          (d) In

12.         They returned home _____ a taxi.
              (a) In                                                            (b) From
              (c) On                                                          (d) With

13.         I have never come _______ nay one as rude as him.
              (a) Across                                                    (b) To
              (c) Around                                                    (d) At

14.        I can't bear ____ late.
            (a) Been                                                         (b) Be
            (c) To                                                             (d) Being

15.       Mani, along with his friends, _____ for basketball practice every morning.
            (a) Were going                                               (b) Are going
            (c) Goes                                                         (d) Go
Direction for questions 16-20: Choose the correct spellings in questions given below:

16.       Choose the correct spellings
            (a) Sacribegous                                              (b) Saereligious
            (c) Sacrilegious                                            (d) Sacrilegiuos

17.       Choose the correct spellings
            (a) Deceive                                                     (b) Deceeve
            (c) Diecieve                                                     (d) Decieve

18.       Choose the correct spellings
            (a) Collaborate                                               (b) Colaborate
            (c) Collaborate                                             (d) Collaborrate

19.       Choose the correct spellings
            (a) Integrity                                                  (b) Integerety
            (c) Intigerity                                                   (d) Integerity

20.       Choose the correct spellings
            (a) Berrister                                                   (b) Barrister
            (c) Barisster                                                   (d) Berister

Direction for Questions 21-24: Choose the most appropriate option for each of the
Following questions:

21.      “Faux pas” means:
            (a) Expected to happening                            (b) Flase
            (c) Social blunder                                        (d) Fake identity

22.       “Ab initio” means:
             (a) In continuation with                                 (b) From the beginning
             (c)In defence of a comment                         (d) In connection with the future

23.      “To bury the hatchet” means:
            (a) To end a feud with an enemy                (b) To cremate carcass of an animal
            (c)To plant grass in the field                          (d) To hid some treasure

24.      “Amicus curiae” means:
            (a) One of the judges of the court
            (b) A friend of the court
            (c) One among the parties to the dispute
            (d) One among the expert witnesses in a case.

Direction for Questions 25-28: Choose the correct option for each of the following questions:

25.      Choose the correct option.
           (a) Please stop interfering into my romantic life.
           (b) Please stop interfering in my romantic life.
           (c) Please stop interfering with my romantic life.
           (d) Please stop interfering for my romantic life.

26.      Choose the correct option
           (a) The Titanic did not reach their destination
           (b) The Titanic did not reach her destination
           (c) The Titanic did not reach his destination
           (d) The Titanic did not reach its destination

27.     Choose the correct option
          (a) The Film Star climbed off the car and smiled at the people.
          (b) The Film Star come out of the car and smiled at the people.
          (c) The Film Star got out of the car and smiled at the people.
          (d) The Film Star got off the car and smiled at the people.

28.     Choose the correct option.
          (a) Your grammar is very good, but you need to work on correcting your pronunciation.
          (b) Your grammar is very good, but you need to work on managing your pronunciation.
          (c) Your grammar is very good, but you need to work on repairing your pronunciation.
          (d) Your grammar is very good, but you need to work on modifying your pronunciation.

Direction for Questions 29-30: Complete the proverb, in the following questions:

29.    When _____ is bliss, it is _____ to be wise.
         (a) Romance, boring                                               (b) Ignorance, folly
         (c) Knowledge, better                                              (d) Bachelorhood, single

30.     ______ waters run _____.
         (a) Hot, fast                                                             (b) Muddy, slow
         (c) Stagnant, leisurely                                             (d) Still, deep

Direction for Question 31-40: Read the given passage carefully and answer the questions given after the passage:

1     Often, we passionately pursue matters that in the future appear to be contradictory to our real intention or nature; and triumph is followed by remorse or regret. There are numerous examples of such a trend in the annals of history and contemporary life.

2.     Alfred Nobel was the son of Immanuel Nobel, an inventor who experimented extensively with explosives. Alfred too carried out research and experiments with a large range of chemicals; he found new methods to blast rocks for the construction of roads and bridges; he was engaged in the development of technology and different weapons; his life revolved around rockets and cannons and gun powder. The ingenuity of the scientist brought him enough wealth to buy the Bofors armament plant in Sweden.

3.     Paradoxically, Nobel's life was a busy one yet he was lonely; and as he grew older, he began suffering from guilt of having invented the dynamite that was being used for destructive purposes. He set aside a huge part of his wealth to institute Nobel Prizes. Besides honoring men and women for their extraordinary achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine and literature, he wished to honor
People who worked for the promotion of peace.
4.     It's strange that the very man whose name was closely connected with explosives and inventions that helped in waging wars willed a large part of his earnings for the people who work for the promotion of peace and the benefit of mankind. The Nobel Peace Prize is intended f or a person who has accomplished the best work for fraternity among nations, for abolition or reduction of war and for promotion of peace.

5.     Another example that comes to one's mind is that of Albert Einstein. In 1939, fearing that the Nazis would win the race to build the world's first atomic bomb, Einstein urged President Franklin D Roosevelt to launch an American Programme on nuclear research. The matter was considered and a project called the Manhattan Project was initiated. The project involved intense nuclear research the
Construction of the world's first atomic bomb. All this while, Einstein had the impression that the bomb would be used to protect the world from the Nazis. But in 1945, when Hiroshima was bombed to end World War II, Einstein was deeply grieved and he regretted his endorsement of the need for nuclear research.

6.     He also stated that had he known that the Germans would be unsuccessful in making the atomic bomb, he would have probably never recommended making one. In 1947, Einstein began working for the cause of disarmament. But, Einstein's name still continues to be linked with the bomb. Man's fluctuating thoughts, changing opinions, varying opportunities keep the mind in a state of flux. Hence, the paradox of life: it's certain that nothing is certain in life.

31.          The Manhattan Project was initiated ______.
               (a) In honor of Einstein.
               (b) To protect the Nazis.
               (c) To bomb Hiroshima.
               (d) To carry out nuclear research

32.          Alfred established the Nobel Prizes to ______.
               (a) Remind people of his achievements.
               (b) Ease his guilt and promote work for the betterment of mankind.
               (c) Use his wealth for hard working people.
               (d) Honor only those people who are intelligent

33.          In paragraph 4, the word 'accomplished' means ___________.
               (a) Completed successfully.
               (b) Worked hard.
               (c) Won Awards             
               (d) Made an effort to do something

34.          In the fifth paragraph, the word 'endorsement' means
               (a) Expressing one's opposition.
               (b) Expressing one's approval or support.
               (c) Making a promise to do something.
               (d) Expressing one's regret.

35.          Working with arms and ammunition helped Alfred to amass _______.
              (a) Enemies
              (b) Intelligence
              (c) Wealth
              (d) Oopularity

36.         Immanuel's interest in dynamites influenced Alfred's inclination for working ___________.
              (a) For humanity
              (b) With explosives
              (c) For the Nobel Peace Prize
              (d) With contradiction

37.         One of the paradoxes in Alfred's life was that he was ___________.
              (a) Lonely yet rich
              (b) Hard working but a failure
              (c) Intelligent yet lonely
              (d) Occupied yet lonely

38.         Einstein had the impression that the Germans would __________.
             (a) Bomb Hiroshima.
             (b) Be successful in making the world's first atomic bomb.
             (c) Be unsuccessful in making the atomic bomb.
             (d) Work for humanity.

39.        The passage is _____________.
             (a) An argumentative essay
             (b) An expository essay.
             (c) A process essay.
             (d) A descriptive essay.

40.       The paradox, 'it's certain that nothing is certain in life', indicates the writer's
            (a) Hatred for scientists
            (b) Analytical mind
            (c) Scientific mind
            (d) Persuasive nature