English Usage Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0002


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    Question 6

    Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

    A. Large reductions in the ozone layer, which sits about 15-30 km above the Earth, take place each winter over the Polar regions, especially the Antarctic, as low temperatures allow the formation of stratospheric clouds that assist chemical reactions breaking down ozone.

    B. Industrial chemicals containing chlorine and bromine have been blamed for thinning the layer because they attack the ozone molecules, making them to break apart.

    C. Many an offending chemicals have now been banned.

    D. It will still take several decades before these substances have disappeared from the atmosphere. 

    (1) D only

    (2) B and D

    (3) A and D

    (4) A and C   (CAT 2005)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 7

    Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

    A. The balance of power will shift to the East as China and India evolve.

    B. Rarely the economic ascent of two still relatively poor nations has been watched with such a mixture of awe, opportunism, and trepidation.

    C. Postwar era witnessed economic miracles in Japan and South Korea, but neither was populous enough to power worldwide growth or change the game in a complete spectrum of industries.

    D. China and India, by contrast, possess the weight and dynamism to transform the 21stcentury global economy.  

    (1) A, B and C

    (2) A and D

    (3) C only

    (4) C and D  (CAT 2005)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 8

    Select the option that indicates the grammatically correct and appropriate sentence(s).

    A. People have good reason to care about the welfare of animals.

    B. Ever since Enlightenment, their treatment has been seen as a measure of mankind's humanity.

    C. It is no coincidence that William Wilberforce and Sir Thomas Foxwell Buxton, two leaders of the movement to abolish the slave trade, helped found the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1820s.

    D. An increasing number of people go further: mankind has a duty not to cause pain to animals that have the capacity to suffer. 

    (1) A and D

    (2) B only

    (3) A and C

    (4) C and D   (CAT 2005)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 9

    Identify the INCORRECT sentence or sentences.

    A. Harish told Raj to plead guilty.

    B. Raj pleaded guilty of stealing money from the shop.

    C. The court found Raj guilty of all the crimes he was charged with.

    D. He was sentenced for three years in jail. 

    (1) A and C

    (2) B and D

    (3) A, C and D

    (4) B, C and D   (CAT 2004)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 10

    Identify the INCORRECT sentence or sentences.

    A. Last Sunday, Archana had nothing to do.

    B. After waking up, she lay on the bed thinking of what to do.

    C. At 11 o'clock she took shower and got ready.

    D. She spent most of the day shopping.  

    (1) B and C

    (2) C

    (3) A and B

    (4) B, C and D   (CAT 2004)


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    Answer: Option 1


 

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