NTA NET English General Ability Higher Questions and Answers Part 4

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Q. 39 I did not see the point of … waiting of the for them, so I went home.

(a) Hanging around

(b) Hang on

(c) Hang together

(d) Hanging up

Q. 40 He lost confidence and … of the deal at the last minute.

(a) Backed out

(b) Backed on

(c) Backed down

(d) Backed onto


In this section, you have two short passages. After each passage, you will find several questions based on the passage. First, read a passage and then answer the questions based on it. You are required to select your answers based on the contents of the passage and opinion of the author only.

Examples ‘I’ and ‘J’ have been solved for you.

Passage (Example)

In our approach to life, be it pragmatic or otherwise, a basic fact that confronts us squarely and unmistakably is the desire for peace, security, and happiness. Different forms of life at different levels of existence make up the teeming denizens of this earth of ours. And, no matter whether they belong to the higher groups such as human beings or to the lower groups such as animals, all beings primarily seek peace, comfort, and security. Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a man. Even the lowliest insect strives for protection against dangers that threaten its life. Just as each one of us wants to live and not to die, so do all other creatures.

I. The author՚s main point is that

(a) Different forms of life are found on the earth

(b) Different levels of existence are possible in nature

(c) Peace and security are the chief goals of all living beings

(d) Even the weakest creature struggles to preserve its life

J. Which one of the following assumptions or steps is essential in developing the author՚s position?

(a) All forms of life have a single overriding goal

(b) The will to survive of a Creature is identified with a desire for peace

(c) All beings are divided into higher and lower groups

(d) A parallel is drawn between happiness and life, and pain and death

Passage – I

When we talk of education in our present age, we think largely in terms of schools and colleges. The man who is well-to-do spends money in sending his son to foreign lands. In the belief that some process will take place there transforming a dull into a genius. Yet the products of expensive schools and universities often fail to make good. On the other hand, the poor man who has struggled against often earns highest honour. The fact is that the true background of early is the home. The home influence of the mother, the inspiring examples that are held before the child at an age while he is impressionable, are the true groundwork of character.

Q. 41 According to the passage, who helps in our – building?

(a) A foreign university

(b) A well – to – do man

(c) Examples that inspire

(d) A man who has earned honour

Q. 42 The proper background of early education is

(a) A school

(b) A college

(c) A religious institution

(d) The home

Q. 43 From the passage, we get an impression that the highest honour is earned by

(a) A man who has education in a foreign country

(b) A man who has struggled against adversity

(c) A man who has seen prosperity alone

(d) The son of a prosperous man

Q. 44 A well – to – do man sends his son to foreign lands

(a) Because it is the fashion of the day

(b) In the belief that his dull son will be transformed into a genius

(c) So that they may learn the of those countries

(d) In order to make his son familiar with the persons and places of those countries.

Q. 45 The expression “the products of expensive schools and universities often fail to make good” means

(a) They fail to make a mark in life

(b) They fail to become intelligent

(c) They fail to earn proper living

(d) They do not good reputation