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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.
  • Make sure you attempt these passage on a regular basis and with complete seriousness.
  • Read the passage below and then answer the questions that follow.
  • Once you are finished, click the ‘Get Results’ button below. Any items you have not completed will be marked incorrect.

RC Passage

What is to be the limit of forgiveness? It would probably have been allowed by many of the ancients that an unforgiving temper was not to be commended. They would have said, we are not to exact a penalty for every nice offence, we are to overlook some things, we are to be blind sometimes. But they would have said at the same time, we must be careful to keep our self-respect and to be on a level with the world. On the whole, they would have said, it is the part of a man fully to requite to his friends their benefits and to his enemies their injuries.

CDS RC: Passage-23

Question 1
Which one of the following is the cored statement? According to the writer we must
ignore an offence if it is nice
forgive people if they bring us nice presents
forgive pretty offenders
not punish each and every offence
Question 1 Explanation: 
Everybody commits mistake at some point of lives and the author is trying to say that we should not take every other action seriously because it will do more harm than good. It is given in the passage.
Question 2
Which one of the following is the correct statement? We must
be blind if we want to forgive others
be blind to the faults of our friends
be indifferent to what others do
overlook certain things
Question 2 Explanation: 
In a world where there are enormous tensions already piping up in the heads it becomes really important to overlook few things. The answer has an indirect mention in the initial lines of the passage.
Question 3
Which one of the following is the correct statement? In ancient times people were
ordered to lose their tempers
permitted to lose their tempers and not forgive their enemies
told that it was not good to have an unforgiving temper
advised to forgive each and every offence committed by both friends and foes
Question 3 Explanation: 
People have a unforgiving nature and author does not buy it. Here he is making a comparison between ancient and new times. We can take this answer from ‘..probably have been allowed by many of the ancients that an unforgiving temper was not to be commended..’
Question 4
What is the underlying tone of the passage?
We must be forgiving in general
We must forgive our friends
There is no limit whatsoever to our duty to forgive
We must always punish the wrong doer
Question 4 Explanation: 
The author is highlighting about the goodness and forgiving nature throughout the passage.
Question 5
What does the word ‘requite’ mean in context of the passage?
To bring about a change
To take away
Repay in a similar way
Question 5 Explanation: 
The closest option to this word is, repay in a similar way.
There are 5 questions to complete.
Shaded items are complete.

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