Critical Reasoning Previous Year Questions (CAT) - Set 0016


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    Answer: Option D


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    Question 6

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

    1. A welfare state in the attainment of its objective must avoid coercion and violence.
    A. But communism implies the loss of freedom of expression and action and introduces a regimentation of life.
    B. Communism implies the loss of freedom of expression and action and introduces a regimentation of life.
    C. There are all serious disadvantages which perhaps outweigh the economic gains.
    D. Communism aims at the welfare state and perhaps the completest form of the welfare state in most respects.
    6. A true welfare state can develop only by following the path of peace and democracy.

    (a) CADB
    (b) ACDB
    (c) DCAB
    (d) DABC
       (CAT 1992)


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    Answer: Option D


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    Question 7

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

    1. Human experience tends to show that the more we mix with a man, the more we come to dislike him.
    A. When the acquaintance with him ripens into intimacy, we are likely to become very keenly aware of his defects and imperfections.
    B. In the beginning, we may feel greatly attracted by someone because of certain qualities that we find in him.
    C. But on closer acquaintance we will begin to perceive his faults and shortcomings.
    D. The truth is that nobody is free from faults and weaknesses.
    6. But while a man makes a show of his strong points and his good qualities, he generally tries to conceal or cover his faults and defects.

    (a) ACBD
    (b) BCAD
    (c) CDBA
    (d) DCAB
        (CAT 1992)


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    Answer: Option B


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    Question 8

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

    A. It is turning off the tap.
    B. And with no consensus of the exit policy, the government is damned if it supports loss making units and damned if it doesn’t.
    C. The private sector did the same in the past because securing legal sanction for closure was virtually impossible.
    D. After years of funding the losses of public sector companies, the government is doing the unthinkable.

    (a) DACB
    (b) CADB
    (c) DCAB
    (d) BDAC
         (CAT 1992)


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    Answer: Option A


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    Question 9

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

    A. Trade protocols were signed, the dollar as the medium of exchange was ignored, trade was denominated in rupees and the exchange rate between the two countries was to be fixed outside the ambit of free markets.
    B. A young India, some years after independence fashioning her foreign policy of nonalignment, found it prudent to stay close to the former Soviet Union.
    C. Once upon a time there was a super power named Soviet Union that attracted nations apprehensive of the global aspirations of the other superpower, the U.S.A.
    D. One way of doing this was to evolve a bilateral relations in trade that could be called upon provide a buffer against the arm-twisting by the U.S.A.

    (a) CBAD
    (b) BADC
    (c) BCAD
    (d) CBDA     (CAT 1992)


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    Answer: Option D


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    Question 10

    Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph.

    A. I had heard that sort of thing before.
    B. He said that his generation was the first to believe that it had no future.
    C. A young American made earthling stopped by my house the other day to talk about some book of mine he had read.
    D. He was the son of a Boston man who had died an alcoholic vagrant.

    (a) CDBA
    (b) ABCD
    (c) CBAD
    (d) ABDC
       (CAT 1992)

     


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    Answer: Option A


 

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