CAT 2017 | Verbal Ability | Breaking Story #7

By N Shiva Guru|Updated : January 18th, 2017

CAT 2017 Aspirants are exposed to a lot of resources online to help them learn Verbal Ability. A lot of articles, videos and study material help CAT 2017 Aspirants gain a clear perspective on Sentence Correction, Cloze test (though this one hardly ever appears in CAT) and Word Usage. As we understand that it gets heavy when a day’s preparation all cascades, we made a genuine attempt to make learning interesting through our Breaking Story series. If you have been a continuous reader, we thank you for your sustained support.

To help an uninitiated reader get the events coherently and an already existing one put the posts cogently together, here we are providing you the first five parts of our story:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Today is the last part of the story and as always, here we go...

He started recollecting details of their faces so that he could put the events together cogently. The two mafia men were textbook: suits, brown quasi oxford shoes, a bulge near the waist where their coats held their pistols. It was like they didn’t even take an effort to make things less obvious. The two students were seated, granite faced beside their teacher. He sported a hairdo like that of Japanese Samurai. There was something particularly interesting about the fingers of the teacher. They were webbed, which meant he was nursing a heart disease. The students most likely took care of him, something ancient about their ways. There was nothing special about the two children other than the fact that one of them had a sweater which had the label We R2 and the other had a sweater which had the label Chewback-A. The girl had lush, short, golden hair, small pink lips and a slender build. She was wearing an Amber coloured Tee and a pendant which had the number 36 inscribed. She swayed her left arm in a funny way as if it were rubber. The male twins now no longer seemed unlike each other. Surely his eyes were playing tricks with him. For one’s waist read I am Solo while the other’s shirt label flashed in the light elegantly reading Skywalker. The image of the last three was a blur. He slowly seemed to realise something blocking his wind pipe. He had to understand what this all meant.

Outside Greg’s Head

Gregory was in a coma and they were all losing him. They used bifibrillators this time which had a 90% success rate of starting the heart but to no avail. Greg was where his mind was which meant he was a long way from being revived.

Back to Greg’s Mind

‘Wait’ he told himself, ‘I have seen that image somewhere’. He strained even further, his windpipe was blocked even further now letting in only a trickle of oxygen. He finally found it in a store downtown: it was a poster of Star Wars (for those who have not watched Star Wars, Darth Vader is the villain and Luke Skywalker is the hero), which was a parody of the last supper.

What was his rational mind trying to project here? Who was Darth Vader (Judas?)? Who was Luke (Jesus)? More importantly, why this image? ‘Let me put two and two together’ he said to himself (inside his head of course) ‘I am a narcissist, which means I am Luke/Jesus in this picture. Does this mean I am going to die?’ His trachea was almost fully closed when it suddenly struck him, ‘No, Luke married the Princess, which means there’s only one explanation.’

‘Damn’ were the words wind carried out of his vocal chords; Greg feared for a moment that that was his last word. He feared because he had now found his answer and as always wanted to show off. ‘James’ he said gesturing him to come closer between spurts of coughing, ‘Princeton Plainsborough, bed number 36’ he said. ‘She’s alive, your girl, fractured left arm is all’ He left quickly without a question. Greg knew it was time. He stood up, looked at his princess among the crowd and said, ‘Lisa, I love you!’

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N Shiva Guru

N Shiva GuruJan 17, 2017

What else could the adjective lush qualify? (besides hair as given in the story above)

N Shiva Guru

N Shiva GuruJan 17, 2017

Find the wrong usage of the word STRAIN

N Shiva Guru

N Shiva GuruJan 17, 2017

Which of the following is right both in terms of grammar and usage?

N Shiva Guru

N Shiva GuruJan 17, 2017

Which word in the above story means 'clear, logical or convincing'?


AjazJan 18, 2017

Great minds Archie
Vinod Rikhi

Vinod RikhiJan 18, 2017

👍 thank you sir

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