Verbal Aptitude Quiz for CAT, XAT

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This quiz consists of questions from
various past actual Cat papers. Leave your answers/ responses in the
comments section below and soon we’ll let you know the correct answers!

Direction for questions 1 to 5: In each of
the following questions, a paragraph has been split into four parts. You have
to rearrange these parts to form a coherent paragraph.

1.

A. His left-hand concealed a blackjack, his
right-hand groped for the torch in his pocket.

B. The meeting was scheduled for 9 o’clock,
and his watch showed the time to be a quarter to nine.

C. The man lurked in the corner, away from
the glare of light.

D. His heart thumped in his chest, sweat
beads formed themselves on his forehead, his mouth was dry.

a. CABD          b. BDAC             c. BADC               d. ABCD

2.

A. The director walked into the room and
took a look around the class.

B. Mitch wanted to scream – the
illogicality of the entire scene struck him dumb.

C. The managers stared at him with the look
of fear that no democratic country should tolerate in its people.

D. He walked out of the room – it was his
irrevocable protest against an insensible and insensitive situation.

a. ACBD             b. BDAC           c. BCAD              d. ABCD

3.

A. The establishment of the Third Reich
influenced events in American history by starting a chain of events which
culminated in war between Germany and the United States.

B. The Neutrality Acts of 1935 and 1936
prohibited trade with any belligerents or loans to them.

C. While speaking out against Hitler’s
atrocities, the American people generally favoured isolationist policies and
neutrality.

D. The complete destruction of democracy,
the persecution of Jews, the war on religion, the cruelty and barbarism of the
allies, caused great indignation in this country and brought on fear of another
World War.

a. ABCD            b. CBDA              c. CDBA              d. ADCB

4.

A. An essay which appeals chiefly to the
intellect is Francis Bacon’s Of Studies.

B. His careful tripartite division of
studies expressed succinctly in aphoristic prose demands the complete attention
of the mind of the reader.

C. He considers studies as they should be;
for pleasure, for self-improvement, for business.

D. He considers the evils of excess study:
laziness, affectation, and preciosity.

a. DCBA           b. ABCD              c. CDBA           d. ACBD

5.

A. By reasoning we mean the mental process
of drawing an inference from two or more statements or going from the inference
to the statements, which yield that inference.

B. So logical reasoning covers those types
of questions, which imply drawing an inference from the problems.

C. Logic means, if we take its original
meaning, the science of valid reasoning.

D. Clearly, for understanding arguments and
for drawing the inference correctly, it is necessary that we should understand
the statements first.

a. ACBD            b. CABD            c. ABCD                   d. DBCA

Directions for questions 6 to 10: In each
of the following sentences, a part of the sentence is in bold. Beneath each
sentence, four different ways of phrasing the bold part are indicated.
Choose the best alternative among the four.

6. It was us who had left before he arrived.

a. we who had left before time he had
arrived.

b. us who had went before he arrived.

c. us who had went before had arrived.

d. we who had left before he arrived.

7. The MP rose up to say that in her opinion, she thought the Women’s
Reservation Bill should be passed on
unanimously.

a. rose to say that she thought the Women’s
Reservation Bill should be passed

b. rose up to say that, the Women’s Reservation
Bill should be passed on

c. rose to say that, in her opinion, she
thought that the Women’s Reservation Bill should be passed

d. rose to say that, in her opinion, the
Women’s Reservation Bill should be passed on

8. Mr Pillai, the president of the union
and who is also a member of the
community group
, will be in charge of the negotiations.

a. since he is a member of the community
group

b. also being a member of the community
group

c. a member of the community group

d. in addition, who is a member of the
community group

9. Since the advent of cable television, at
the beginning of this decade, the
entertainment industry took
a giant stride forward in our country.

a. this decade saw the entertainment
industry taking

b. this decade, the entertainment industry
has taken

c. this decade, the entertainment industry
had taken

d. this decade, the entertainment industry
took

10. His mother made great sacrifices to
educate him, moving house on three occasions, and severing the thread on her loom’s shuttle whenever Mencius neglected
his lessons to make him understand the need to persevere.

a. severing the thread on her loom’s
shuttle whenever Mencius neglected his lessons to make him understand the need
to persevere.

b. severed the thread on her loom’s
shuttle whenever Mencius neglected his lessons to make him understand the need
to persevere.

c. severed the thread on her loom’s shuttle
whenever Mencius neglected his lessons to make him understand the need for
persevering.

d. severing the thread on her loom’s
shuttle whenever Mencius neglected his lessons to make them understand the need
to persevere.

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