Question Bank - CAT level Questions On Parajumbles Topic
OA - DCABE
Q31) A. No person or institution will condemn them, and no order will collapse.
B. This individual freedom is what a modern society is supposed to afford.
C. One may argue that the order-disorder dichotomy is no longer quite as strict here as it once was, especially since few Westerners or Westernized groups care about old orders anymore and individuals may do as they wish.
D. This is ordered chaos --- a new world where a partner or intermittent lover can pop out of the virtual world and where no boundaries prevail yet where one can summon romance out of any corner, real or virtual, and where some people still expressly choose the boundaries of old rites like marriage.
E. But while the erotic is no longer taboo or feared, in matters of intimate relationships, the order-disorder dichotomy lives on.
OA - DCABE
Q32) A.Four days later, Oracle announced its own bid for PeopleSoft, and invited the firm’s board to a discussion.
B.Furious that his own plans had been endangered, PeopleSoft’s boss, Craig Conway, called Oracle’s offer “diabolical”, and its boss, Larry Ellison, a “sociopath”.
C. In early June, PeopleSoft said that it would buy J.D. Edwards, a smaller rival.
D. Moreover, said Mr. Conway, he “could imagine no price nor combination of price and other conditions to recommend accepting the offer.”
E.On June 12th, PeopleSoft turned Oracle down.
OA - CABDE
Q33) A. In emission trading, the government fixes the total amount of pollution that is acceptable to maintain a desired level of air quality.
B. Economists argue this approach makes air pollution control more cost – effective than the current practice of fixing air pollution standards and expecting all companies to pollute below these standards.
C. USA uses emission trading to control air pollution.
D. It then distributes emission permits to all companies in the region, which add up to the overall acceptable level of emission.
OA - CADB
Q34) (1) As long as the artist is an employed workman he must compromise.
a. At the same time he should not sacrifice his own integrity in doing so.
b. It is a dangerous holding of the balance between two sets of forces.
c. He must never lose touch with life and its requirements.
d. For compromise of that kind is not a concession to a lower order of things.
(6) The artist, like a chisel, serves a master, but in doing so he gives his master something he
never bargained for.
OA - cadb
Q35) A. Foremost among these are the requirement of minimizing collateral damage and casualties to innocent civilians in the theater of conflict.
B. Modern weapon systems have highly accurate kill probability, are devastating and endow the armies of advanced countries with a grand advantage in neutralizing enemy from a distance while keeping their own casualties within acceptable limits.
C. However, there are constraints that apply to all parties involved and more so to developed nations.
D. In such an eventuality, the already battered non-combatant in the battle zone will pay the price, if no better alternative can be technologically found.
E. But, in spite of technological progress, equipment malfunction cannot be ruled out.
OA - BCAED
Q36) (1) This suggests that between the dialectic and the eristic elements themselves there operates a higher dialectic.
(2) A survey of the prose of thought of the twentieth century reveals a certain rhythmic and even cyclic development.
(3) Indeed without such a higher dialectic, language would constantly be moving towards one or the other extreme and thus failing as a means of communication.
(4) The idealist philosophers, taking the Hegelian System as their point of departure, found themselves confronted with the New Realism.
(5) In this development, we may detect, at each stage, a dialectic and an eristic aspect.
OA - 25134
Q37) (1) But in the industrial era destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means bombing the factories which are located in the cities.
(2) So in the agrarian era, if you need to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, what you want to do is bum his fields, or if you’re really vicious, salt them.
(3) Now in the information era, destroying the enemy’s productive capacity means destroying the information infrastructure.
(4) How do you do battle with your enemy?
(5) The idea is to destroy the enemy’s productive capacity, and depending upon the economic foundation, that productive capacity is different in each case.
(6) With regard to defence, the purpose of the military is to defend the nation and be prepared to do battle with its enemy.
OA - 645213
Q38) (1) to places where more opportunities are available
(2) and so there is great demand for English’
(3) for professional and economic growth
(4) because it takes one outside one’s own community
(5) English is the language of opportunities
Q39) (1) Electronic transactions are happening in closed group networks and Internet. Electronic commerce is one of the most important aspects of Internet to emerge.
(2) Cash transactions offer both privacy and anonymity as it does not contain information that can be used to identify the parties nor the transaction history.
(3) To support e-commerce, we need effective payment systems and secure communication channels and data integrity.
(4) The whole structure of traditional money is built on faith and so will electronic money have to be.
(5) Moreover, money is worth what it is because we have come to accept it.
OA - 25413
Q40) A. The most important part of the Analytical Engine was undoubtedly the mechanical method of carrying the tens.
B. The difficulty did not consist so much in the more or less complexity of the contrivance as in the reduction of the time required affecting the carriage.
C. At last I came to the conclusion that I had exhausted the principle of successive carriage.
D. On this I laboured incessantly, each succeeding improvement advancing me a step or two.
E. Twenty or thirty different plans and modifications had been drawn.