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Pick the best option which completes the sentence in the most meaningful

The candidates, who were standing against each other in the municipal elections, have a _________ nature; therefore, it was no surprise that their campaigning turned out to be a full-blown _____________.

1. sublime . . brouhaha

2. compromising . . . scrimmage

3. cantankerous . . reverie

4. contentious . . altercation

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(CRITICAL REASONING)

Q:Which option will most logically complete the following argument in the paragraph??

We don't show contempt to the man who fails to change the batteries in his smoke alarms or takes his family on a driving vacation, both of which multiply the risk they will die in an accident. Driving a gas-guzzling Hummer is reprehensible, but driving a gas-guzzling old Volvo is not; eating a Big Mac is unconscionable, but not imported cheese or crème brûlée. The reason for these double standards is obvious:

1. It's not just the content of our moral judgments that is often questionable, but the way we arrive at them.

2. Many behaviors have been amoralized, switched from moral failings to lifestyle choices.

3. People tend to align their moralization with their own lifestyles.

4. We like to think that when we have a conviction, there are good reasons that drove us to adopt it.


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Q. Which option will most logically complete the following argument in the paragraph??

Which of the following people would you say is the most admirable: Mother Teresa, Bill Gates or Norman Borlaug? And which do you think is the least admirable? For most people, it's an easy question. Mother Teresa, famous for ministering to the poor in Calcutta, has been beatified by the Vatican, awarded the Nobel Peace Prize and ranked in an American poll as the most admired person of the 20th century. Bill Gates, infamous for giving us the Microsoft dancing paper clip and the blue screen of death, has been decapitated in effigy in "I Hate Gates" Web sites and hit with a pie in the face. As for Norman Borlaug . . . who the heck is Norman Borlaug? (Borlaug, father of the "Green Revolution" that used agricultural science to reduce world hunger, has been credited with saving a billion lives, more than anyone else in history.) It's not hard to see why the moral reputations of this trio should be so out of line with the good they have done.

1. Mother Teresa, for her part, extolled the virtue of suffering and ran her well-financed missions accordingly: their sick patrons were offered plenty of prayer but harsh conditions, few analgesics and dangerously primitive medical care.

2. It is because our heads can be turned by an aura of sanctity, distracting us from a more objective reckoning of the actions.

3. Gates, in deciding what to do with his fortune, crunched the numbers and determined that he could alleviate the most misery by fighting everyday scourges in the developing world like malaria, diarrhea and parasites.

4. Mother Teresa was the very embodiment of saintliness: white-clad, sad-eyed, ascetic and often photographed with the wretched of the earth.

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Correct the sentence : He thought of marrying her more than once."

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@hitbullseyes I created this thread for scores and discussions about both sections. Can we combine both these threads?

http://www.pagalguy.com/cat/2014-bull-cat-mock-cat-scores-discussion-28471204

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BULL MOCK CAT1:    Question No. 37

DIRECTIONS : Choose the option that represents the most logical order of the given sentences. 

A. One measure of the strength and importance of the feminist movement is the extent to which philosophers from a broad spectrum - from conservatives to radicals or from historians of ancient philosophy to deconstructionists - now view the discussion of gender issues as an important part of their discipline.

B. Not only this, many regard it as central to the very rationale of their research initiatives.

C. Using a parallel yardstick, the environmental movement has grown rapidly in strength and importance and one should expect a much more explosive agenda at global conferences.

D. The range of philosophers who address environmental issues is probably as broad as that discussing gender, which is as much an achievement for the philosophers as it is for the environmentalists.

E. Given this rapid and dramatic rise of philosophical concern for environmental issues, we should expect and welcome serious disagreements about both the underlying conceptual and historical reasons for human destruction of the environment and the proposed solutions.

Options are

1. ADEBC          2. DEBCA            3. DEABC         4. ABCDE

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Bull Mock 1 :

Question No. 35. Which of the following will logically complete the paragraph below?     

 Existentialism is a neo-modern, philosophical construct that a further, authentic set of categories is necessary to grasp human behavior. Approaching existentialism categorically like this may conceal its “heart” i.e. its character of an uprising antithetical to academic philosophy, its anti-system sensibility, its flight from the “iron cage” of reason. 

            1. Nevertheless, our quest for a new categorical framework continues apace.

            2. Nevertheless, popular existentialist themes find a renewed philosophical significance in our quest for a new categorical framework.

            3. Nevertheless, popular existentialist themes are a recurrent motif and find an echo in humanistic psychology, too.

            4. Nevertheless, he who has a way to live can bear almost anyhow.

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