Critical Reasoning Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0004


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    Question 6

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. In the case of King Merolchazzar’s courtship of the Princess of the Outer Isles, there occurs a regrettable hitch.

    B. She acknowledges the gifts, but no word of a meeting date follows.

    C. The monarch, hearing good reports of a neighbouring princess, dispatches messengers with gifts to her court, beseeching an interview.

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. In the case of King Merolchazzar’s courtship of the Princess of the Outer Isles, there occurs a regrettable hitch.

    B. She acknowledges the gifts, but no word of a meeting date follows.

    C. The monarch, hearing good reports of a neighbouring princess, dispatches messengers with gifts to her court, beseeching an interview.

    D. The princess names a date, and a formal meeting takes place; after that everything buzzes along pretty smoothly.

    E. Royal love affairs in olden days were conducted on the correspondence method.

    (1) ACBDE

    (2) ABCDE

    (3) ECDAB

    (4) ECBAD   (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 7

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. Who can trace to its first beginnings the love of Damon for Pythias, of David for Jonathan, of Swan for Edgar?

    B. Similarly with men.

    C. There is about great friendships between man and man a certain inevitability that can only be compared with the age old association of ham and eggs.

    D. One simply feels that it is one of the things that must be so.

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. Who can trace to its first beginnings the love of Damon for Pythias, of David for Jonathan, of Swan for Edgar?

    B. Similarly with men.

    C. There is about great friendships between man and man a certain inevitability that can only be compared with the age old association of ham and eggs.

    D. One simply feels that it is one of the things that must be so.

    E. No one can say, what the mutual magnetism was that brought about the deathless partnership of these wholesome and palatable foodstuffs. 

    (1) ACBED

    (2) CEDBA

    (3) ACEBD

    (4) CEABD   (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 8

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. Events intervened, and in the late 1930s and 1940s, Germany suffered from "overbranding".

    B. The British used to be fascinated by the home of Romanticism.

    C. But reunification and the federal government's move to Berlin have prompted Germany to think again about its image.

    D. The first foreign package holiday was a tour of Germany organized by Thomas Cook in 1855.

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. Events intervened, and in the late 1930s and 1940s, Germany suffered from "overbranding".

    B. The British used to be fascinated by the home of Romanticism.

    C. But reunification and the federal government's move to Berlin have prompted Germany to think again about its image.

    D. The first foreign package holiday was a tour of Germany organized by Thomas Cook in 1855.

    E. Since then, Germany has been understandably nervous about promoting itself abroad. 

    (1) ACEBD

    (2) DECAB

    (3) BDAEC

    (4) DBAEC   (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 4


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    Question 9

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. The wall does not simply divide Israel from a putative Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders.

    B. A chilling omission from the road map is the gigantic 'separation wall' now being built in the West Bank by Israel.

    C. It is surrounded by trenches, electric wire and moats; there are watchtowers at regular intervals.

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. The wall does not simply divide Israel from a putative Palestinian state on the basis of the 1967 borders.

    B. A chilling omission from the road map is the gigantic 'separation wall' now being built in the West Bank by Israel.

    C. It is surrounded by trenches, electric wire and moats; there are watchtowers at regular intervals.

    D. It actually takes in new tracts of Palestinian land, sometimes five or six kilometres at a stretch.

    E. Almost a decade after the end of South African apartheid, this ghastly racist wall is going up with scarcely a peep from Israel's American allies who are going to pay for most of it. 

    (1) BCADE

    (2) BADCE

    (3) AEDCB

    (4) ECADB   (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 10

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. Luckily the tide of battle moved elsewhere after the American victory at Midway and an Australian victory over Japan at Milne Bay.

    B. It could have been no more than a delaying tactic.

    C. The Australian military, knowing the position was hopeless, planned to fall back to the south-east in the hope of defending the main cities.

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the options.

    A. Luckily the tide of battle moved elsewhere after the American victory at Midway and an Australian victory over Japan at Milne Bay.

    B. It could have been no more than a delaying tactic.

    C. The Australian military, knowing the position was hopeless, planned to fall back to the south-east in the hope of defending the main cities.

    D. They had captured most of the Solomon Islands and much of New Guinea, and seemed poised for an invasion.

    E. Not many people outside Australia realize how close the Japanese got. 

    (1) EDCBA

    (2) ECDAB

    (3) ADCBE

    (4) CDBAE   (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 1


 

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