English Usage Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0003


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: English Usage

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    Question 1

    Identify the INCORRECT sentence or sentences.

    A. It was a tough situation and Manasi was taking pains to make it better.

    B. Slowly her efforts gave fruit and things started improving.

    C. Everyone complemented her for her good work.

    D. She was very happy and thanked everyone for their help.

    (1) A

    (2) D

    (3) B and C

    (4) A, and C   (CAT 2004)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 2

    Choose the best option from the options given below the statement to make up the missing part.

    The ancient Egyptians believed ________ so that when these objects were magically reanimated through the correct rituals, they would be able to function effectively. 

    (1) that it was essential that things they portrayed must have every relevant feature shown as clearly as possible

    (2) it was essential for things they portray to have had every relevant feature shown as clearly as possible,

    (3) it was essential that the things they portrayed had every relevant feature shown as clearly as possible,

    (4) that when they portrayed things, it should have every relevant feature shown as clearly as possible   (CAT 2004)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 3

    Choose the best option from the options given below the statement to make up the missing part.

    Archaeologists believe that the pieces of red-ware pottery excavated recently near Bhavnagar and ________ shed light on a hitherto dark 600-year period in the Harappan history of Gujarat. 

    (1) estimated with a reasonable certainty as being about 3400 years old,

    (2) are estimated reasonably certain to be about 3400 years old

    (3) estimated at about 3400 years old with reasonable certainty,

    (4) estimated with reasonable certainty to be about 3400 years old,   (CAT 2004)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 4

    Choose the best option from the options given below the statement to make up the missing part.

    Many people suggest ________ and still others would like to convince people not to buy pirated cassettes. 

    (1) to bring down audiocassette prices to reduce the incidence of music piracy, others advocate strong legal action against the offenders,

    (2) bringing down audiocassette prices to reduce the incidents of music piracy, others are advocating strong legal action against offenders,

    (3) bringing down audiocassette prices to reduce the incidence of music piracy, others advocate strong legal action against offenders,

    (4) audiocassette prices to be brought down to reduce incidence of music piracy, others advocate that strong legal action must be taken against offenders.  (CAT 2004)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 5

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

    BOLT  

    1 The shopkeeper showed us a bolt of fine silk.

    2 As he could not move, he made a bolt for the gate.

    3 Could you please bolt the door?

    4 The thief was arrested before he could bolt from the scene of the crime. 

    (1)  1

    (2) 2

    (3) 3

    (4) 4   (CAT 2004)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 6

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

    PASSING  

    1 She did not have passing marks in mathematics.

    2 The mad woman was cursing everybody passing her on the road.

    3 At the birthday party all the children enjoyed a game of passing the parcel

    4 A passing taxi was stopped to rush the accident victim to the hospital. 

    (CAT 2004)

     


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 7

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

    FALLOUT  

    1 Nagasaki suffered from the fallout of nuclear radiation.

    2 People believed that the political fallout of the scandal would be insignificant.

    3 Who can predict the environmental fallout of the WTO agreements?

    4 The headmaster could not understand the fallout of several of his good students at the public examination.   (CAT 2004)

     


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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 8

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE. 

    (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 9

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 10

    Choose the option in which the usage of the word is INCORRECT or INAPPROPRIATE.

    (CAT 2003 Retest)


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