English is an important section for CLAT Exam. You will face questions based on different topics. Comprehensions is one of them. We are giving here CLAT English based on Comprehensions. You have to choose one option as your answer for the question given. Answers are given at the end.

India loses grain crops worth crores of rupees every year because of pests. In fact, the increased food production made possible by modern technology and agricultural research would become more evident if farmer is able to effectively combat the various pests and insects that destroy crops. While some of the crops are destroyed after harvesting, a large quantity of grains is destroyed in the fields. True that Indian farmer today is better able to combat these destroyers of grains, for he made available to him better storing facilities for the harvested crops, and modern chemical aid like insecticides with which he may spray the growing crops in his fields. But, one has to remember that not all insects are harmful. The common earthworms, for instance, is a friend of man, because it works like a dustman by breaking up the dead leaves and wood from plants and mixes them with the soil, thus making the soil richer. Therefore, when a farmer sprays his field with chemicals that kills insects, he destroys his friends with his enemies.

Q1. A large part of the increased food production is lost because of:

A) The lack of irrigation facilities

B) The inadequate rainfall in the country

C) The destruction caused by the harmful insects

D) Bad eating habits of the people

Q2. The function of the insecticide is:

A) To protect the growing crop

B) To nourish the growing crop

C) To harvest the growing crop

D) To store the harvested crop

Q3. When the farmer sprays his field with chemical that kills insects:

A) He spoils his growing crop

B) He kills good as well as bad insects

C) He fertilizers the soil

D) He decreases his food productions

Q4. The common earthworm:

A) Is the greatest destroyer of crops

B) Reduces the grain to dust

C) Breaks up the leaves on the crop

D) Makes the soil more rich

Q5. After harvesting what the farmer needs is:

A) A good supply of seeds

B) Ability to combat the weather

C) A safe place for storage

D) A lot of chemical fertilizers

To those who do listen, the desert speaks of things with an emphasis quite different from that of the shore, the mountains, the valley or the plains. Whereas these invite action and suggest limitless opportunity and exhaustless resources, the implications and the mood of the desert are something different. For one thing, the desert is conservative, not radical. It is more likely to provoke awe than to invite conquest. The heroism which it encourages is the heroism of endurance, not that of conquest. It brings man up against his limitations, turns him in upon himself and suggests values which more indulgent regions suppress. Sometimes it induces contemplation in men who have never contemplated before. And of all the answers to the question what is a desert good for ‘contemplation’ is perhaps the best.

Q6. In order to receive the desert’s message the beholder need to be:

A) Courageous in his reaction

B) Conservative in his responses

C) A good listener

D) Sensitive to nature

Q7. The desert is unique among landscapes in that it encourages only:

A) Contemplation

B) Indolence

C) Heroic endeavour

D) Adventurous spirit

Q8. If one responds with insight to the mood of the desert, it evokes:

A) An inclination for deep thought

B) The possibility of unending resources

C) The desires for heroic contest

D) A sense of intense revulsion

Q9. The writer calls the desert ‘conservative’ rather than ‘radical’ because it provides an environment that:

A) Inspires man to explore it

B) Offers unlimited opportunity to conquer

C) Tests one’s endurance

D) Makes one gloomy

Q10. What does the phrases “it brings man up against his limitations,” mean?

A) It makes man feel hopeless about his limitations

B) It makes man aware of his limitations

C) It compels man to fight against his limitations

D) It persuades man to overcome his limitations

Sample Paper for CLAT English 

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Answers:

1. C                         2. A                        3. B                         4. D                        5. C

6. D                        7. A                        8. C                         9. D                        10. D