English Usage Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0004


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: English Usage

    Post your solutions as reply to respective questions below.


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    Question 1

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

    (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 2

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

    (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 3

    Choose the one that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

    A. The running of large businesses consist of getting somebody to make something that somebody else sold to somebody else for more than its cost.

    B. The running of a large business consists of getting somebody to make something that somebody else will sell to somebody else for more than it costs.

    C. The running of a large business consists of getting somebody to sell something that somebody else made for more than it cost.

    D. The running of large businesses consist of getting somebody to make something else that somebody else will sell to somebody else for more than it costs. 

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D  (CAT 2003 Leaked)

     


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 4

    Choose the one that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

    A. From the sixteenth century onwards, people started feeling disdainful and self-conscious about their body and its products that led to a heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulations.

    B. The heightened focus on controlling the body and emotions comes from disdain and selfconsciousness about the body and its products, found in the sixteenth century.

    C. From the sixteenth century onwards, a growing disdain for and self-consciousness about the body and its products took hold, leading to a heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulation.

    D. The heightened focus on emotional and bodily regulations started from the sixteenth century onwards, when people felt disdain and selfconsciousness about the body and its products. 

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D   (CAT 2003 Leaked)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 5

    Choose the one that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

    A. We are forced to fall back on fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.

    B. We are forced to falling back on the fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.

    C. We are forced to fall back on fatalism as explanations of irrational events.

    D. We are forced to fall back to fatalism as an explanation of irrational events.

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D   (CAT 2003 Leaked)

     


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 6

    Choose the one that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

    A. Creativity in any field is regarded not only as valuable for itself but also as a service to the nation.

    B. Creativity in any field is not regarded only as valuable on its own, but also as a service to the nation.

    C. Creativity, in any field, is not only regarded as valuable, but also as a service to the nation.

    D. Creativity in any field is regarded not only as valuable in itself but also as a service to the nation. 

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D   (CAT 2003 Leaked)

     


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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 7

    Choose the one that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

    A. Creativity in any field is regarded not only as valuable for itself but also as a service to the nation.

    B. Creativity in any field is not regarded only as valuable on its own, but also as a service to the nation.

    C. Creativity, in any field, is not only regarded as valuable, but also as a service to the nation.

    D. Creativity in any field is regarded not only as valuable in itself but also as a service to the nation. 

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D  (CAT 2003 Leaked)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 8

    Choose the one that conforms most closely to Standard English usage.

    A. If precision of thought had facilitated precision of behaviour, and if reflection had preceded action, it would be ideal for humans.

    B. It would be ideal for humans if reflection preceded action and precision of thought facilitated precision of behaviour.

    C. It would be ideal for humans if precedence of reflection was followed by action and precision of thought, by precise behaviour.

    D. It would have been ideal for humans, if precise action and behaviour preceded precise reflection. 

    (1) A

    (2) B

    (3) C

    (4) D   (CAT 2003 Leaked)

     

     


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 9

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

    (CAT 2003 Leaked)

     


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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 Leaked)


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