reading comprehensions for CAT

  • Reading comprehension questions involve reading of a passage of about 300 – 600 words and deriving answers from the passage content..
  • RCs forms an important part of the English Language section. This section mainly focuses on to check the ability to understand the language and the underlying concept of the passage. The main focus should be to have a good command over the language as well as time management.
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  • Read the passage below and then answer the questions that follow.
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RC Passage

One day a tea contractor, Mr. Sharma was working on an estate with his wife and daughter. He noticed a light movement on the edge of the jungle, so he stopped to watch for a moment. To his astonishment a large tigress appeared and came towards Mr. Sharma. The tea contractor was a very brave man. He told his wife and daughter to run towards a nearby road, while he stepped to fight the tigress with a knife. The tigress sprang at Mr. Sharma and knocked him down, but he managed to wound it with his knife. As a result, the tigress and Mr. Sharma knocked each other unconscious. Luckily for Mr. Sharma, a friend heard the noise of the fight and came to investigate. He found Mr.Sharma and carried him to the road. Then, he stopped a car and sent the injured man to a hospital, where he eventually recovered. The tigress disappeared for a few days but was later hunted down and shot by a game ranger. The game ranger discovered that the tigress had injured her paw in a wiretap and had been unable to hunt wild animals in its normal manner.

CDS RC: Passage-10

Question 1
When did Mr Sharma's friend go to see, what was wrong?
A
When he saw the tigress attacking his friend
B
Just before the tigress was knocked down
C
When the friend was knocked down
D
When he heard something unusual
Question 1 Explanation:
His friend came because he heard the noise of Mr Sharma and the Tigress fighting. It can be taken from this line ‘..Luckily for Mr. Sharma, a friend heard the noise of the fight and came to investigate..’
Question 2
When Mr. Sharma saw the tigress, he was
A
surprised
B
afraid
C
nervous
D
angry
Question 2 Explanation:
The word used in the passage is ‘astonished’. The closest word we have for its substitution is, surprised.
Question 3
Mr. Sharma stayed on to fight the tigress for
A
he wanted to try to protect his wife and daughter
B
he was a strong man who loved fighting
C
he couldn't run as quickly as his wife
D
the tigress caught him before he could run
Question 3 Explanation:
Mr Sharma was a brave man, he told his daughter and wife to run while he fought the tiger. Also, all the other options are a little vague and irrelevant in relation to the question asked.
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