Critical Reasoning Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0009


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    Answer: Option b


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    Question 5

    Unseasonableness is a tendency to do socially permissible things at the wrong time. The unseasonable man is the sort of person who comes to confide in you when you are busy. He serenades his beloved when she is ill. He asks a man who has just lost money by paying a bill for a friend to pay a bill for him. He invites a friend to go for a ride just after the friend has finished a long car trip. He is eager to offer services which are not wanted, but which cannot be politely refused. If he is present at an arbitration, he stirs up dissension between the two parties, who were really anxious to agree. Such is the unseasonable man.

    Q1. The unseasonable man tends to

    a. entertain women.

    b. be a successful arbitrator when dissenting parties are anxious to agree.

    c. be helpful when solicited.

    d. tell a long story to people who have heard it many times before.

    Q2. The unseasonable man tends to

    a. bring a higher bidder to a salesman who has just closed a deal.

    b. disclose confidential information to others.

    c. sing the praises of the bride when he goes to a wedding.

    d. sleep late and rise early.    (CAT 1999)


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    Answer: Q1. Option d Q2. Option a


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    Question 6

    Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of six sentences.

    1. Buddhism is a way to salvation.

    A. But Buddhism is more severely analytical.

    B. In the Christian tradition there is also a concern for the fate of human society conceived as a whole, rather than merely as a sum or network of individuals.

    C. Salvation is a property, or achievement of individuals.

    D. Not only does it dissolve society into individuals, the individual in turn is dissolved into component parts and instants, a stream of events.

    6. In modern terminology, Buddhist doctrine is reductionist.

    a. ABDC

    b. CBAD

    c. BDAC

    d. ABCD               (CAT 1998 )


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    Answer: Option b


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    Question 7

    Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of six sentences.

    1. Buddhism is a way to salvation.

    A. But Buddhism is more severely analytical.

    B. In the Christian tradition there is also a concern for the fate of human society conceived as a whole, rather than merely as a sum or network of individuals.

    C. Salvation is a property, or achievement of individuals.

    D. Not only does it dissolve society into individuals, the individual in turn is dissolved into component parts and instants, a stream of events.

    6. In modern terminology, Buddhist doctrine is reductionist.

    a. ABDC

    b. CBAD

    c. BDAC

    d. ABCD               (CAT 1998 )


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    Answer: Option b


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    Question 8

    Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of six sentences.

    1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.

    A. Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its own identity.

    B. The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a general rule.

    C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the number of contributions to it.

    D. To have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, it is a bit silly to start with.

    6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today.


    a. ABCD

    b. BCDA

    c. ABDC

    d. CBAD  (CAT 1998 )


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    Answer: Option b


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    Question 9

    Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of six sentences.

    1. It is the success story of the Indian expatriate in the US which today hogs much of the media coverage in India.

    A. East and West, the twain have met quite comfortably in their person, thank you.

    B. Especially in its more recent romancing — the-NRI phase.

    C. Seldom does the price of getting there — more like not getting there — or what's going on behind those sunny smiles get so much media hype.

    D. Well groomed, with their perfect Colgate smiles, and hair in place, they appear the picture of confidence which comes from having arrived.

    6. The festival of feature films and documentaries made by Americans of Indian descent being screened this fortnight, goes a long way in filling those gaps.

    a. ACBD

    b. DABC

    c. BDAC

    d. ABCD   (CAT 1998 )


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    Answer: Option c


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    Question 10

    Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form a logical sequence of six sentences.

    1. A market for Indian art has existed ever since the international art scene sprang to life.

    A. But interest in architectural conceits is an unanticipated fallout of the Festivals of India of the '80s, which were designed to increase exports of Indian crafts.

    B. Simultaneously, the Indian elite discarded their synthetic sarees and kitsch plastic furniture and a market came into being.

    C. Western dealers, unhappy in a market afflicted by violent price fluctuations and unpredictable profit margins, began to look East, and found cheap antiques with irresistible appeal.

    D. The fortunes of the Delhi supremos, the Jew Town dealers in Cochin and myriad others around the country were made.

    6. A chain of command was established, from the local contacts to the provincial dealers and up to the big boys, who entertain the Italians and the French, cutting deals worth lakhs in warehouses worth crores.

    a. ABCD

    b. DCAB

    c. CBAD

    d. CABD     (CAT 1998 )


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    Answer: Option c


 

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