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Page 1 CAT 1996 Actual Paper
Direction for questions 1 to 10: In each of the following questions, four sentences are given between the
sentences numbered 1 and 6. You are required to arrange the four sentences so that all six together make a
logical paragraph.
1. 1. It doesn't take a highly esteemed medical expert to conclude that women handle pain better than
men.
A. First the men would give birth, and then take six months to recover.
B. As for labour pains, the human species would become extinct if men had to give birth.
C. They do, however, make life hell for everyone else with their non-stop complaining about how
bad they feel.
D. The men in my life, including my husband and my father, would not take a Tylenol for pain even
if their lives depends on it.
6. And by the time they finish sharing their excruciating experience with their buddies, all reproduction
would come to a halt.
a. ABDC b. DCBA c. CDBA d. BACD
2. 1. A few years ago, hostility towards Japanese-Americans was so strong that I thought they were
going to reopen the detention camps here in Kolkata.
A. Today Asians are a success story.
B. I cannot help making a comparison to the anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi Germany when Jewish
people were successful in business.
C. But do people applaud President Clinton for improving foreign trade with Asia?
D. Now, talk about the ‘Arkansas-Asia Connection’ is broadening that hatred to include all Asian-
Americans.
6. No, blinded by jealousy, they complain that it is the Asian-Americans who are reaping the wealth.
a. DBAC b. ABDC c. DABC d. ACBD
3. 1. Michael Jackson, clearly no admirer of long engagements, got married abruptly for the second time
in three years.
A. The latest wedding took place in a secret midnight ceremony in Sydney, Australia.
B. It is also the second marriage for the new missus, about whom little is known.
C. The wedding was attended by the groom's entourage and staff, according to Jackson's publicist.
D. The bride, 37-year-old Debbie Rowe, who is carrying Jackson's baby, wore white.
6. All that is known is that she is a nurse for Jackson's dermatologist.
a. ACDB b. BDCA c. DABC d. CDBA
	



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Page 1 CAT 1996 Actual Paper
Direction for questions 1 to 10: In each of the following questions, four sentences are given between the
sentences numbered 1 and 6. You are required to arrange the four sentences so that all six together make a
logical paragraph.
1. 1. It doesn't take a highly esteemed medical expert to conclude that women handle pain better than
men.
A. First the men would give birth, and then take six months to recover.
B. As for labour pains, the human species would become extinct if men had to give birth.
C. They do, however, make life hell for everyone else with their non-stop complaining about how
bad they feel.
D. The men in my life, including my husband and my father, would not take a Tylenol for pain even
if their lives depends on it.
6. And by the time they finish sharing their excruciating experience with their buddies, all reproduction
would come to a halt.
a. ABDC b. DCBA c. CDBA d. BACD
2. 1. A few years ago, hostility towards Japanese-Americans was so strong that I thought they were
going to reopen the detention camps here in Kolkata.
A. Today Asians are a success story.
B. I cannot help making a comparison to the anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi Germany when Jewish
people were successful in business.
C. But do people applaud President Clinton for improving foreign trade with Asia?
D. Now, talk about the ‘Arkansas-Asia Connection’ is broadening that hatred to include all Asian-
Americans.
6. No, blinded by jealousy, they complain that it is the Asian-Americans who are reaping the wealth.
a. DBAC b. ABDC c. DABC d. ACBD
3. 1. Michael Jackson, clearly no admirer of long engagements, got married abruptly for the second time
in three years.
A. The latest wedding took place in a secret midnight ceremony in Sydney, Australia.
B. It is also the second marriage for the new missus, about whom little is known.
C. The wedding was attended by the groom's entourage and staff, according to Jackson's publicist.
D. The bride, 37-year-old Debbie Rowe, who is carrying Jackson's baby, wore white.
6. All that is known is that she is a nurse for Jackson's dermatologist.
a. ACDB b. BDCA c. DABC d. CDBA
	



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4. 1. Liz Taylor isn't just unlucky in love.
A. She, and husband Larry Fortensky, will have to pay the tab — $4,32,600 in court costs.
B. The duo claimed that a 1993 story about a property dispute damaged their reputations.
C. Taylor has just filed a defamation suit against the National Enquirer.
D. She is unlucky in law too.
6. Alas, all levels of the California court system disagreed.
a. CDAB b. DCAB c. DABC d. CDBA
5. 1. Hiss was serving as Head of the Endowment on August 3, 1948, when Whittaker Chambers reluctantly
appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
A. Chambers, a portly rumpled man with a melodramatic style, had been a Communist courier but
had broken with the party in 1938.
B. When Nixon arranged a meeting of the two men in New York, Chambers repeated his charges
and Hiss his denials.
C. Summoned as a witness, Hiss denied that he had ever been a Communist or had known
Chambers.
D. He told the Committee that among the members of a secret Communist cell in Washington
during the 1930s was Hiss.
6. Then, bizarrely, Hiss asked Chambers to open his mouth.
a. CBAD b. ADBC c. ADCB d. ACDB
6. 1. Since its birth, rock has produced a long string of guitar heroes.
A. It is a list that would begin with Chuck Berry and continue with Hendrix, Page and Clapton.
B. These are musicians celebrated for their sheer instrumental talent, and their flair for expansive,
showy and sometimes self-indulgent solos.
C. It would also include players of more recent vintage, like Van-Halen and Living Colour's Vemon
Reid.
D. But with the advent of alternative rock and grunge, guitar heroism became uncool.
6. Guitarists like Peter Buck and Kurt Cobain shy away from exhibitionism.
a. ACBD b. ABCD c. BCAD d. BADC
7. 1. For many scientists, oceans are the cradle of life.
A. But all over the world, chemical products and nuclear waste continue to be dumped into them.
B. Coral reefs, which are known to be the most beautiful places of the submarine world, are fast
disappearing.
C. The result is that many species of fish die because of this pollution.
D. Of course man is the root cause behind these problems.
6. Man has long since ruined the places he visits — continents and oceans alike.
a. ACBD b. BACD c. ABDC d. BCAD
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Direction for questions 1 to 10: In each of the following questions, four sentences are given between the
sentences numbered 1 and 6. You are required to arrange the four sentences so that all six together make a
logical paragraph.
1. 1. It doesn't take a highly esteemed medical expert to conclude that women handle pain better than
men.
A. First the men would give birth, and then take six months to recover.
B. As for labour pains, the human species would become extinct if men had to give birth.
C. They do, however, make life hell for everyone else with their non-stop complaining about how
bad they feel.
D. The men in my life, including my husband and my father, would not take a Tylenol for pain even
if their lives depends on it.
6. And by the time they finish sharing their excruciating experience with their buddies, all reproduction
would come to a halt.
a. ABDC b. DCBA c. CDBA d. BACD
2. 1. A few years ago, hostility towards Japanese-Americans was so strong that I thought they were
going to reopen the detention camps here in Kolkata.
A. Today Asians are a success story.
B. I cannot help making a comparison to the anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi Germany when Jewish
people were successful in business.
C. But do people applaud President Clinton for improving foreign trade with Asia?
D. Now, talk about the ‘Arkansas-Asia Connection’ is broadening that hatred to include all Asian-
Americans.
6. No, blinded by jealousy, they complain that it is the Asian-Americans who are reaping the wealth.
a. DBAC b. ABDC c. DABC d. ACBD
3. 1. Michael Jackson, clearly no admirer of long engagements, got married abruptly for the second time
in three years.
A. The latest wedding took place in a secret midnight ceremony in Sydney, Australia.
B. It is also the second marriage for the new missus, about whom little is known.
C. The wedding was attended by the groom's entourage and staff, according to Jackson's publicist.
D. The bride, 37-year-old Debbie Rowe, who is carrying Jackson's baby, wore white.
6. All that is known is that she is a nurse for Jackson's dermatologist.
a. ACDB b. BDCA c. DABC d. CDBA
	



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4. 1. Liz Taylor isn't just unlucky in love.
A. She, and husband Larry Fortensky, will have to pay the tab — $4,32,600 in court costs.
B. The duo claimed that a 1993 story about a property dispute damaged their reputations.
C. Taylor has just filed a defamation suit against the National Enquirer.
D. She is unlucky in law too.
6. Alas, all levels of the California court system disagreed.
a. CDAB b. DCAB c. DABC d. CDBA
5. 1. Hiss was serving as Head of the Endowment on August 3, 1948, when Whittaker Chambers reluctantly
appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
A. Chambers, a portly rumpled man with a melodramatic style, had been a Communist courier but
had broken with the party in 1938.
B. When Nixon arranged a meeting of the two men in New York, Chambers repeated his charges
and Hiss his denials.
C. Summoned as a witness, Hiss denied that he had ever been a Communist or had known
Chambers.
D. He told the Committee that among the members of a secret Communist cell in Washington
during the 1930s was Hiss.
6. Then, bizarrely, Hiss asked Chambers to open his mouth.
a. CBAD b. ADBC c. ADCB d. ACDB
6. 1. Since its birth, rock has produced a long string of guitar heroes.
A. It is a list that would begin with Chuck Berry and continue with Hendrix, Page and Clapton.
B. These are musicians celebrated for their sheer instrumental talent, and their flair for expansive,
showy and sometimes self-indulgent solos.
C. It would also include players of more recent vintage, like Van-Halen and Living Colour's Vemon
Reid.
D. But with the advent of alternative rock and grunge, guitar heroism became uncool.
6. Guitarists like Peter Buck and Kurt Cobain shy away from exhibitionism.
a. ACBD b. ABCD c. BCAD d. BADC
7. 1. For many scientists, oceans are the cradle of life.
A. But all over the world, chemical products and nuclear waste continue to be dumped into them.
B. Coral reefs, which are known to be the most beautiful places of the submarine world, are fast
disappearing.
C. The result is that many species of fish die because of this pollution.
D. Of course man is the root cause behind these problems.
6. Man has long since ruined the places he visits — continents and oceans alike.
a. ACBD b. BACD c. ABDC d. BCAD
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8. 1. Am I one of the people who are worried that Bill Clinton's second term might be destroyed by the
constitutional crisis?
A. On the other hands, ordinary citizens have put the campaign behind them.
B. In other words, what worries me is that Bill Clinton could exhibit a version of what George Bush
used to refer to as Big Mo.
C. That is, he might have so much campaign momentum that he may not be able to stop
campaigning.
D. Well, it's true that I've been wondering whether a President could be impeached for refusing to
stop talking about the bridge we need to build to the 21st century.
6. They now prefer  to watch their favourite soaps and ads on TV rather than senators.
a. DBCA b. ABDC c. BACD d. CBDA
9. 1. So how big is the potential market?
A. But they end up spending thousands more each year on hardware overhaul and software
upgradation.
B. Analysts say the new machines will appeal primarily to corporate users.
C. An individual buyer can pick up a desktop computer for less than $2,000 in America.
D. For them, the NCs best-drawing card is its promise of much lower maintenance costs.
6. NCs, which automatically load the latest version of whatever software they need could put an end to
all that.
a. BCAD b. DABC c. BDCA d. DCAB
10. 1. Historically, stained glass was almost entirely reserved for ecclesiastical spaces.
A. By all counts, he has accomplished that mission with unmistakable style.
B. "It is my mission to bring it kicking and screaming out of that milieu," says Clarke.
C. The first was the jewel-like windows he designed for a Cistercian Church in Switzerland.
D. Two recent projects show his genius in the separate worlds of the sacred and the mundane.
6. The second was a spectacular, huge skylight in a shopping complex in Brazil.
a. CBAD b. BADC c. ABDC d. DBAC
Direction for questions 11 to 15: Find the odd word out from each of the following sets of four word.
11. a. Impetuosity b. Equanimity c. Zealousness d. Effervescence
12. a. Drip b. Intrusion c. Percolation d. Effluence
13. a. Duplicity b. Guilelessness c. Artfulness d. Shrewdness
14. a. Taxi b. Cruiser c. Amble d. Cab
15. a. Hiatus b. Break c. Pause d. End
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Direction for questions 1 to 10: In each of the following questions, four sentences are given between the
sentences numbered 1 and 6. You are required to arrange the four sentences so that all six together make a
logical paragraph.
1. 1. It doesn't take a highly esteemed medical expert to conclude that women handle pain better than
men.
A. First the men would give birth, and then take six months to recover.
B. As for labour pains, the human species would become extinct if men had to give birth.
C. They do, however, make life hell for everyone else with their non-stop complaining about how
bad they feel.
D. The men in my life, including my husband and my father, would not take a Tylenol for pain even
if their lives depends on it.
6. And by the time they finish sharing their excruciating experience with their buddies, all reproduction
would come to a halt.
a. ABDC b. DCBA c. CDBA d. BACD
2. 1. A few years ago, hostility towards Japanese-Americans was so strong that I thought they were
going to reopen the detention camps here in Kolkata.
A. Today Asians are a success story.
B. I cannot help making a comparison to the anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi Germany when Jewish
people were successful in business.
C. But do people applaud President Clinton for improving foreign trade with Asia?
D. Now, talk about the ‘Arkansas-Asia Connection’ is broadening that hatred to include all Asian-
Americans.
6. No, blinded by jealousy, they complain that it is the Asian-Americans who are reaping the wealth.
a. DBAC b. ABDC c. DABC d. ACBD
3. 1. Michael Jackson, clearly no admirer of long engagements, got married abruptly for the second time
in three years.
A. The latest wedding took place in a secret midnight ceremony in Sydney, Australia.
B. It is also the second marriage for the new missus, about whom little is known.
C. The wedding was attended by the groom's entourage and staff, according to Jackson's publicist.
D. The bride, 37-year-old Debbie Rowe, who is carrying Jackson's baby, wore white.
6. All that is known is that she is a nurse for Jackson's dermatologist.
a. ACDB b. BDCA c. DABC d. CDBA
	



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4. 1. Liz Taylor isn't just unlucky in love.
A. She, and husband Larry Fortensky, will have to pay the tab — $4,32,600 in court costs.
B. The duo claimed that a 1993 story about a property dispute damaged their reputations.
C. Taylor has just filed a defamation suit against the National Enquirer.
D. She is unlucky in law too.
6. Alas, all levels of the California court system disagreed.
a. CDAB b. DCAB c. DABC d. CDBA
5. 1. Hiss was serving as Head of the Endowment on August 3, 1948, when Whittaker Chambers reluctantly
appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
A. Chambers, a portly rumpled man with a melodramatic style, had been a Communist courier but
had broken with the party in 1938.
B. When Nixon arranged a meeting of the two men in New York, Chambers repeated his charges
and Hiss his denials.
C. Summoned as a witness, Hiss denied that he had ever been a Communist or had known
Chambers.
D. He told the Committee that among the members of a secret Communist cell in Washington
during the 1930s was Hiss.
6. Then, bizarrely, Hiss asked Chambers to open his mouth.
a. CBAD b. ADBC c. ADCB d. ACDB
6. 1. Since its birth, rock has produced a long string of guitar heroes.
A. It is a list that would begin with Chuck Berry and continue with Hendrix, Page and Clapton.
B. These are musicians celebrated for their sheer instrumental talent, and their flair for expansive,
showy and sometimes self-indulgent solos.
C. It would also include players of more recent vintage, like Van-Halen and Living Colour's Vemon
Reid.
D. But with the advent of alternative rock and grunge, guitar heroism became uncool.
6. Guitarists like Peter Buck and Kurt Cobain shy away from exhibitionism.
a. ACBD b. ABCD c. BCAD d. BADC
7. 1. For many scientists, oceans are the cradle of life.
A. But all over the world, chemical products and nuclear waste continue to be dumped into them.
B. Coral reefs, which are known to be the most beautiful places of the submarine world, are fast
disappearing.
C. The result is that many species of fish die because of this pollution.
D. Of course man is the root cause behind these problems.
6. Man has long since ruined the places he visits — continents and oceans alike.
a. ACBD b. BACD c. ABDC d. BCAD
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8. 1. Am I one of the people who are worried that Bill Clinton's second term might be destroyed by the
constitutional crisis?
A. On the other hands, ordinary citizens have put the campaign behind them.
B. In other words, what worries me is that Bill Clinton could exhibit a version of what George Bush
used to refer to as Big Mo.
C. That is, he might have so much campaign momentum that he may not be able to stop
campaigning.
D. Well, it's true that I've been wondering whether a President could be impeached for refusing to
stop talking about the bridge we need to build to the 21st century.
6. They now prefer  to watch their favourite soaps and ads on TV rather than senators.
a. DBCA b. ABDC c. BACD d. CBDA
9. 1. So how big is the potential market?
A. But they end up spending thousands more each year on hardware overhaul and software
upgradation.
B. Analysts say the new machines will appeal primarily to corporate users.
C. An individual buyer can pick up a desktop computer for less than $2,000 in America.
D. For them, the NCs best-drawing card is its promise of much lower maintenance costs.
6. NCs, which automatically load the latest version of whatever software they need could put an end to
all that.
a. BCAD b. DABC c. BDCA d. DCAB
10. 1. Historically, stained glass was almost entirely reserved for ecclesiastical spaces.
A. By all counts, he has accomplished that mission with unmistakable style.
B. "It is my mission to bring it kicking and screaming out of that milieu," says Clarke.
C. The first was the jewel-like windows he designed for a Cistercian Church in Switzerland.
D. Two recent projects show his genius in the separate worlds of the sacred and the mundane.
6. The second was a spectacular, huge skylight in a shopping complex in Brazil.
a. CBAD b. BADC c. ABDC d. DBAC
Direction for questions 11 to 15: Find the odd word out from each of the following sets of four word.
11. a. Impetuosity b. Equanimity c. Zealousness d. Effervescence
12. a. Drip b. Intrusion c. Percolation d. Effluence
13. a. Duplicity b. Guilelessness c. Artfulness d. Shrewdness
14. a. Taxi b. Cruiser c. Amble d. Cab
15. a. Hiatus b. Break c. Pause d. End
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Direction for questions 16 to 23: In each of the following questions a pair of capitalised words is followed by
four pair of words. You are required to mark as the answer the pair of words which have a relationship between
them most similar to the relationship between the capitalised pair.
16. Liquid : Gaseousness
a. Serum : Fume b. Humid : Arid
c. Thaw : Distil d. Smoke : Cloud
17. Fission : Fusion
a. Implosion : Explosion b. Separation : Combination
c. Intrusion : Extrusion d. Enemy : Friend
18. Doubt : Faith
a. Atheist : Religion b. Sceptic : Pious
c. Iconoclast : Idol d. Apostate : State
19. Brick : Building
a. Word : Dictionary b. Alphabet : Letter
c. Platoon : Soldier d. Idiom : Language
20. Dulcet : Raucous
a. Sweet : Song b. Crazy : insane
c. Palliative : Exacerbating d. Theory : Practical
21. Action : Reaction
a. Introvert : Extrovert b. Assail : Defend
c. Diseased : Treatment d. Death : Rebirth
22. Malapropism : Words
a. Anachronism : Time b. Ellipsis : Sentence
c. Jinjanthropism : Apes d. Catechism : Religion
23. Anterior : Posterior
a. In : Out b. Top : Bottom
c. Head : Tail d. Front : Rear
Direction for questions 24 to 29: In each of the following questions, a part of a sentence is left blank. Choose
from among the four options given below each question, the one which would best fill the blanks.
24. When we call others dogmatic, what we really object to is ___.
a. their giving the dog a bad name
b. their holding dogmas that are different from our own
c. the extremism that goes along with it
d. the subversion of whatever they actually believe in concomitantly
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Direction for questions 1 to 10: In each of the following questions, four sentences are given between the
sentences numbered 1 and 6. You are required to arrange the four sentences so that all six together make a
logical paragraph.
1. 1. It doesn't take a highly esteemed medical expert to conclude that women handle pain better than
men.
A. First the men would give birth, and then take six months to recover.
B. As for labour pains, the human species would become extinct if men had to give birth.
C. They do, however, make life hell for everyone else with their non-stop complaining about how
bad they feel.
D. The men in my life, including my husband and my father, would not take a Tylenol for pain even
if their lives depends on it.
6. And by the time they finish sharing their excruciating experience with their buddies, all reproduction
would come to a halt.
a. ABDC b. DCBA c. CDBA d. BACD
2. 1. A few years ago, hostility towards Japanese-Americans was so strong that I thought they were
going to reopen the detention camps here in Kolkata.
A. Today Asians are a success story.
B. I cannot help making a comparison to the anti-Jewish sentiment in Nazi Germany when Jewish
people were successful in business.
C. But do people applaud President Clinton for improving foreign trade with Asia?
D. Now, talk about the ‘Arkansas-Asia Connection’ is broadening that hatred to include all Asian-
Americans.
6. No, blinded by jealousy, they complain that it is the Asian-Americans who are reaping the wealth.
a. DBAC b. ABDC c. DABC d. ACBD
3. 1. Michael Jackson, clearly no admirer of long engagements, got married abruptly for the second time
in three years.
A. The latest wedding took place in a secret midnight ceremony in Sydney, Australia.
B. It is also the second marriage for the new missus, about whom little is known.
C. The wedding was attended by the groom's entourage and staff, according to Jackson's publicist.
D. The bride, 37-year-old Debbie Rowe, who is carrying Jackson's baby, wore white.
6. All that is known is that she is a nurse for Jackson's dermatologist.
a. ACDB b. BDCA c. DABC d. CDBA
	



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4. 1. Liz Taylor isn't just unlucky in love.
A. She, and husband Larry Fortensky, will have to pay the tab — $4,32,600 in court costs.
B. The duo claimed that a 1993 story about a property dispute damaged their reputations.
C. Taylor has just filed a defamation suit against the National Enquirer.
D. She is unlucky in law too.
6. Alas, all levels of the California court system disagreed.
a. CDAB b. DCAB c. DABC d. CDBA
5. 1. Hiss was serving as Head of the Endowment on August 3, 1948, when Whittaker Chambers reluctantly
appeared before the House Un-American Activities Committee.
A. Chambers, a portly rumpled man with a melodramatic style, had been a Communist courier but
had broken with the party in 1938.
B. When Nixon arranged a meeting of the two men in New York, Chambers repeated his charges
and Hiss his denials.
C. Summoned as a witness, Hiss denied that he had ever been a Communist or had known
Chambers.
D. He told the Committee that among the members of a secret Communist cell in Washington
during the 1930s was Hiss.
6. Then, bizarrely, Hiss asked Chambers to open his mouth.
a. CBAD b. ADBC c. ADCB d. ACDB
6. 1. Since its birth, rock has produced a long string of guitar heroes.
A. It is a list that would begin with Chuck Berry and continue with Hendrix, Page and Clapton.
B. These are musicians celebrated for their sheer instrumental talent, and their flair for expansive,
showy and sometimes self-indulgent solos.
C. It would also include players of more recent vintage, like Van-Halen and Living Colour's Vemon
Reid.
D. But with the advent of alternative rock and grunge, guitar heroism became uncool.
6. Guitarists like Peter Buck and Kurt Cobain shy away from exhibitionism.
a. ACBD b. ABCD c. BCAD d. BADC
7. 1. For many scientists, oceans are the cradle of life.
A. But all over the world, chemical products and nuclear waste continue to be dumped into them.
B. Coral reefs, which are known to be the most beautiful places of the submarine world, are fast
disappearing.
C. The result is that many species of fish die because of this pollution.
D. Of course man is the root cause behind these problems.
6. Man has long since ruined the places he visits — continents and oceans alike.
a. ACBD b. BACD c. ABDC d. BCAD
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8. 1. Am I one of the people who are worried that Bill Clinton's second term might be destroyed by the
constitutional crisis?
A. On the other hands, ordinary citizens have put the campaign behind them.
B. In other words, what worries me is that Bill Clinton could exhibit a version of what George Bush
used to refer to as Big Mo.
C. That is, he might have so much campaign momentum that he may not be able to stop
campaigning.
D. Well, it's true that I've been wondering whether a President could be impeached for refusing to
stop talking about the bridge we need to build to the 21st century.
6. They now prefer  to watch their favourite soaps and ads on TV rather than senators.
a. DBCA b. ABDC c. BACD d. CBDA
9. 1. So how big is the potential market?
A. But they end up spending thousands more each year on hardware overhaul and software
upgradation.
B. Analysts say the new machines will appeal primarily to corporate users.
C. An individual buyer can pick up a desktop computer for less than $2,000 in America.
D. For them, the NCs best-drawing card is its promise of much lower maintenance costs.
6. NCs, which automatically load the latest version of whatever software they need could put an end to
all that.
a. BCAD b. DABC c. BDCA d. DCAB
10. 1. Historically, stained glass was almost entirely reserved for ecclesiastical spaces.
A. By all counts, he has accomplished that mission with unmistakable style.
B. "It is my mission to bring it kicking and screaming out of that milieu," says Clarke.
C. The first was the jewel-like windows he designed for a Cistercian Church in Switzerland.
D. Two recent projects show his genius in the separate worlds of the sacred and the mundane.
6. The second was a spectacular, huge skylight in a shopping complex in Brazil.
a. CBAD b. BADC c. ABDC d. DBAC
Direction for questions 11 to 15: Find the odd word out from each of the following sets of four word.
11. a. Impetuosity b. Equanimity c. Zealousness d. Effervescence
12. a. Drip b. Intrusion c. Percolation d. Effluence
13. a. Duplicity b. Guilelessness c. Artfulness d. Shrewdness
14. a. Taxi b. Cruiser c. Amble d. Cab
15. a. Hiatus b. Break c. Pause d. End
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Direction for questions 16 to 23: In each of the following questions a pair of capitalised words is followed by
four pair of words. You are required to mark as the answer the pair of words which have a relationship between
them most similar to the relationship between the capitalised pair.
16. Liquid : Gaseousness
a. Serum : Fume b. Humid : Arid
c. Thaw : Distil d. Smoke : Cloud
17. Fission : Fusion
a. Implosion : Explosion b. Separation : Combination
c. Intrusion : Extrusion d. Enemy : Friend
18. Doubt : Faith
a. Atheist : Religion b. Sceptic : Pious
c. Iconoclast : Idol d. Apostate : State
19. Brick : Building
a. Word : Dictionary b. Alphabet : Letter
c. Platoon : Soldier d. Idiom : Language
20. Dulcet : Raucous
a. Sweet : Song b. Crazy : insane
c. Palliative : Exacerbating d. Theory : Practical
21. Action : Reaction
a. Introvert : Extrovert b. Assail : Defend
c. Diseased : Treatment d. Death : Rebirth
22. Malapropism : Words
a. Anachronism : Time b. Ellipsis : Sentence
c. Jinjanthropism : Apes d. Catechism : Religion
23. Anterior : Posterior
a. In : Out b. Top : Bottom
c. Head : Tail d. Front : Rear
Direction for questions 24 to 29: In each of the following questions, a part of a sentence is left blank. Choose
from among the four options given below each question, the one which would best fill the blanks.
24. When we call others dogmatic, what we really object to is ___.
a. their giving the dog a bad name
b. their holding dogmas that are different from our own
c. the extremism that goes along with it
d. the subversion of whatever they actually believe in concomitantly
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25. I am an entertainer ___, I have to keep smiling because in my heart laughter and sorrow have an affinity.
a. Even if I have tears in my eyes b. Even though I am depressed inside
c. While entertaining people d. In the entertainment business
26. The stock markets ___. The state they are in right now speaks volumes about this fact.
a. is the barometer of public confidence b. are the best indicators of public sentiment
c. are used to trade in expensive shares d. are not used to taking stock of all markets
27. Political power is just as permanent as today's newspaper. Ten years down the line, ___ the most
powerful man in any state today.
a. who cares
b. nobody will remember what was written in today's newspaper or
c. few will know, or care about
d. when a lot of water will have passed under the bridge, who will care
28. ___, the more they remain the same.
a. People all over the world change b. The more people change
c. The more they are different d. The less people change
29. Although, it has been more than 50 years since Satyajit Ray made Pather Panchali, ___ refuse to go
away from the mind.
a. the haunting images b. its haunting images
c. its haunted images d. the haunt of its images.
Direction for questions 30 to 35: In each of the following questions, a part of the paragraph or sentences has
been underlined. From the choices given to you, you are required to choose the one which would best replace
the underlined part.
30. The Romanians may be restive under Soviet direction — but they are tied to Moscow by ideological and
military links.
a. they are tied to Moscow by ideological and military links
b. they are preparing for a great revolution
c. secretly they rather enjoy the prestige of being protected by the mighty Soviets
d. there is nothing they can do about it
31. In a penetrating study, CBS-TV focuses on these people without hope, whose bodies are cared for by
welfare aid, but whose spirit is often neglected by a disinterested society.
a. whose bodies are cared for by welfare aid
b. who do not have enough to eat
c. whose hopelessness may be alleviated
d. who may be physically satiated
32. Contemplating whether to exist with an insatiable romantic temperament, he was the author and largely
the subject of a number of memorable novels.
a. Contemplating whether to exist b. Combining realistic details
c. Miscegenating a brilliant mind d. Aware that he had been born
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