CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) 2020 MCQs Questions Paper Part 4

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Direction: I am losing my interest in human beings; in the significance of their lives and their actions. Someone has said it is better to study one man than ten books. I want neither books nor men; they make me suffer. Can one of them talk to me like the night – the Summer night? Like the stars or the caressing wind? The night came slowly, softly, as I lay out there under the maple tree. It came creeping, creeping stealthily out of the valley, thinking I did not notice. And the outlines of trees and foliage nearby blended in one black mass and the night came stealing out from them, too, and from the east and west, until the only light was in the sky, filtering through the maple leaves and a star looking down through every cranny.

The night is solemn and it means mystery.

Human shapes flitted by like intangible things. Some stole up like little mice to peep at me. I did not mind. My whole being was abandoned to the soothing and penetrating charm of the night. The katydids began their slumber song: they are at it yet. How wise they are. They do not chatter like people. They tell me only: sleep, sleep, sleep. The wind rippled the maple leaves like little warm love thrills. Why do fools cumber the Earth! It was a man՚s voice that broke the necromancer՚s spell. A man came today with his Bible Class. He is detestable with his red cheeks and bold eyes and coarse manner and speech. What does he know of Christ? Shall I ask a young fool who was born yesterday and will die tomorrow to tell me things of Christ? I would rather ask the stars: they have seen him.

[Short Story by Kate Chopin]

Question 16

Why has the author lost interest in human beings?

A. Because they make the author suffer.

B. Because the human beings do not bring with them the warmth and the comfort which comes naturally with the night, starts and the wind.

C. Because human beings are not mysterious.

D. All of the above.

Question 17

The author has compared the night with:

A. The Katydids

B. The Necromancer՚s spell

C. Stars

D. All of the above.

Question 18

Why has the author called the katydids՚ wise?

A. Because they sing a slumber song.

B. Because they tell the author to only sleep.

C. Because they do not indulge in unnecessary and unimportant talks.

D. Because they are not fools.

Question 19

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. Being close to nature can bring one closer to God.

B. Nature is just a mystery.

C. Books and Man are both detestable.

D. None of these.

Question 20

Which of the following words from the passage mean rough?

A. Solemn

B. Caressing

C. Coarse

D. Slumber

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