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CAT 1998 Actual Paper
Direction for questions 1 to 5: A part of each sentence given below has been underlined. You have to
select the option that best replaces the underlined part.
1. British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.
a. concentrating on creating European links
b. pursuing ways of building European connectivity
c. stressing on building European links
d. focusing on forging European links
2. The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to
borrow even as bank deposits flourished.
a. bank deposits flourished b. bank deposits swelled
c. bank deposits were enhanced d. bank deposits flummoxed
3. The 8th-century revival of Byzantine learning is an inexplicable phenomenon, and its economic and
military precursors have yet to be discovered.
a. a phenomenon yet to be discovered b. a phenomenon incompletely explained
c. an inexplicable phenomenon d. an unidentifiable phenomenon
4. The management can still hire freely but cannot scold freely.
a. cannot scold at will b. cannot give umbrage
c. cannot take decisions to scold d. cannot scold willfully
5. Many people mistake familiarity for a vulgar style, and suppose that to write without affectation is to
write at random speed.
a. is to write at random b. is to write randomly
c. is to write fast d. is to do speed writing
Direction for questions 6 to 15: Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate
word or words from among the options given for each.
6. Football evokes a ___ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___ the nation.
a. tepid ... boiling b. lukewarm ... electrifies
c. turbid ... fascinating d. apocryphal ... genuinely fascinates
	




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Page 1
CAT 1998 Actual Paper
Direction for questions 1 to 5: A part of each sentence given below has been underlined. You have to
select the option that best replaces the underlined part.
1. British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.
a. concentrating on creating European links
b. pursuing ways of building European connectivity
c. stressing on building European links
d. focusing on forging European links
2. The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to
borrow even as bank deposits flourished.
a. bank deposits flourished b. bank deposits swelled
c. bank deposits were enhanced d. bank deposits flummoxed
3. The 8th-century revival of Byzantine learning is an inexplicable phenomenon, and its economic and
military precursors have yet to be discovered.
a. a phenomenon yet to be discovered b. a phenomenon incompletely explained
c. an inexplicable phenomenon d. an unidentifiable phenomenon
4. The management can still hire freely but cannot scold freely.
a. cannot scold at will b. cannot give umbrage
c. cannot take decisions to scold d. cannot scold willfully
5. Many people mistake familiarity for a vulgar style, and suppose that to write without affectation is to
write at random speed.
a. is to write at random b. is to write randomly
c. is to write fast d. is to do speed writing
Direction for questions 6 to 15: Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate
word or words from among the options given for each.
6. Football evokes a ___ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___ the nation.
a. tepid ... boiling b. lukewarm ... electrifies
c. turbid ... fascinating d. apocryphal ... genuinely fascinates
	




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7. Social studies, science matters of health and safety, the very atmosphere of the classroom —
these areas are few of the ___ for the ___ of proper emotional reactions.
a. things ... growth b. fertile areas ... basis
c. fertile fields ... inculcation d. important areas ... formation
8. When children become more experienced with words as visual symbols, they find that they can
gain meaning without making ___ sounds.
a. aural b. audible c. vocal d. intelligible
9. Learning is more efficient when it is ___. It is less efficient when it is ___.
a. fast ... slow b. rapid ... turtle-slow
c. tedious ... like a joy ride d. fun ... drudgery
10. T o a greater or lesser degree all the civilized countries of the world are made up of a small class of
rulers ___ and of a large class of subjects ___.
a. formed by a small minority ... who are uncivilized
b. powerfully corrupt ... pointless crusaders
c. corrupted by too much power ... corrupted by too much passive obedience
d. who are ruled ... who ruled
11. Simple arithmetic tells us that there is more ___ than ___.
a. imitation ... innovation b. improvisation ... improvement
c. impracticality ... knowledge d. improbability ... probability
12. As a step towards protesting against the spiralling prices, the farmers have decided to stage a
picket in an effort to ___.
a. show their virility b. make themselves heard
c. curb the prices d. topple the government
13. Science is a sort of news agency comparable ___ to other news agencies.
a. principally b. in principle c. in principal d. in spirit and form
14. Most political leaders acquire their position by causing a large number of people to believe that
these leaders are ___ by altruistic desires.
a. actuated b. convinced c. categorised d. led
15. Everyone will admit that swindling one's fellow beings is a necessary practice; upon it is based the
really sound commercial success formula —  ___.
a. sell what you cannot buy back
b. buy what you will sell to another at a higher price
c. buy cheap and sell dear
d. sell what you can, do not buy from a competitor
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Direction for questions 1 to 5: A part of each sentence given below has been underlined. You have to
select the option that best replaces the underlined part.
1. British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.
a. concentrating on creating European links
b. pursuing ways of building European connectivity
c. stressing on building European links
d. focusing on forging European links
2. The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to
borrow even as bank deposits flourished.
a. bank deposits flourished b. bank deposits swelled
c. bank deposits were enhanced d. bank deposits flummoxed
3. The 8th-century revival of Byzantine learning is an inexplicable phenomenon, and its economic and
military precursors have yet to be discovered.
a. a phenomenon yet to be discovered b. a phenomenon incompletely explained
c. an inexplicable phenomenon d. an unidentifiable phenomenon
4. The management can still hire freely but cannot scold freely.
a. cannot scold at will b. cannot give umbrage
c. cannot take decisions to scold d. cannot scold willfully
5. Many people mistake familiarity for a vulgar style, and suppose that to write without affectation is to
write at random speed.
a. is to write at random b. is to write randomly
c. is to write fast d. is to do speed writing
Direction for questions 6 to 15: Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate
word or words from among the options given for each.
6. Football evokes a ___ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___ the nation.
a. tepid ... boiling b. lukewarm ... electrifies
c. turbid ... fascinating d. apocryphal ... genuinely fascinates
	




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CAT 1998 Actual Paper
7. Social studies, science matters of health and safety, the very atmosphere of the classroom —
these areas are few of the ___ for the ___ of proper emotional reactions.
a. things ... growth b. fertile areas ... basis
c. fertile fields ... inculcation d. important areas ... formation
8. When children become more experienced with words as visual symbols, they find that they can
gain meaning without making ___ sounds.
a. aural b. audible c. vocal d. intelligible
9. Learning is more efficient when it is ___. It is less efficient when it is ___.
a. fast ... slow b. rapid ... turtle-slow
c. tedious ... like a joy ride d. fun ... drudgery
10. T o a greater or lesser degree all the civilized countries of the world are made up of a small class of
rulers ___ and of a large class of subjects ___.
a. formed by a small minority ... who are uncivilized
b. powerfully corrupt ... pointless crusaders
c. corrupted by too much power ... corrupted by too much passive obedience
d. who are ruled ... who ruled
11. Simple arithmetic tells us that there is more ___ than ___.
a. imitation ... innovation b. improvisation ... improvement
c. impracticality ... knowledge d. improbability ... probability
12. As a step towards protesting against the spiralling prices, the farmers have decided to stage a
picket in an effort to ___.
a. show their virility b. make themselves heard
c. curb the prices d. topple the government
13. Science is a sort of news agency comparable ___ to other news agencies.
a. principally b. in principle c. in principal d. in spirit and form
14. Most political leaders acquire their position by causing a large number of people to believe that
these leaders are ___ by altruistic desires.
a. actuated b. convinced c. categorised d. led
15. Everyone will admit that swindling one's fellow beings is a necessary practice; upon it is based the
really sound commercial success formula —  ___.
a. sell what you cannot buy back
b. buy what you will sell to another at a higher price
c. buy cheap and sell dear
d. sell what you can, do not buy from a competitor
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Direction for questions 16 to 20: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form
a logical sequence of six sentences.
16. 1. Buddhism is a way to salvation.
A. But Buddhism is more severely analytical.
B. In the Christian tradition there is also a concern for the fate of human society conceived as
a whole, rather than merely as a sum or network of individuals.
C. Salvation is a property, or achievement of individuals.
D. Not only does it dissolve society into individuals, the individual in turn is dissolved into
component parts and instants, a stream of events.
6. In modern terminology, Buddhist doctrine is reductionist.
a. ABDC b. CBAD c. BDAC d. ABCD
17. 1. The problem of improving Indian agriculture is both a sociological and an administrative one.
A. It also appears that there is a direct relationship between the size of a state and development.
B. The issues of Indian development, and the problem of India's agricultural sector, will remain
with us long into the next century.
C. Without improving Indian agriculture, no liberalisation and delicensing will be able to help
India.
D. At the end of the day, there has to be a ferment and movement of life and action in the vast
segment of rural India.
6. When it starts marching, India will fly.
a. DABC b. CDBA c. ACDB d. ABCD
18. 1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.
A. Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its
own identity.
B. The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a
general rule.
C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the
number of contributions to it.
D. T o have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, it is a bit silly to start
with.
6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a
comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today.
a. ABCD b. BCDA c. ABDC d. CBAD
19. 1. It is the success story of the Indian expatriate in the US which today hogs much of the media
coverage in India.
A. East and West, the twain have met quite comfortably in their person, thank you.
B. Especially in its more recent romancing — the-NRI phase.
C. Seldom does the price of getting there — more like not getting there — or what's going on
behind those sunny smiles get so much media hype.
D. Well groomed, with their perfect Colgate smiles, and hair in place, they appear the picture
of confidence which comes from having arrived.
6. The festival of feature films and documentaries made by Americans of Indian descent being
screened this fortnight, goes a long way in filling those gaps.
a. ACBD b. DABC c. BDAC d. ABCD
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Direction for questions 1 to 5: A part of each sentence given below has been underlined. You have to
select the option that best replaces the underlined part.
1. British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.
a. concentrating on creating European links
b. pursuing ways of building European connectivity
c. stressing on building European links
d. focusing on forging European links
2. The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to
borrow even as bank deposits flourished.
a. bank deposits flourished b. bank deposits swelled
c. bank deposits were enhanced d. bank deposits flummoxed
3. The 8th-century revival of Byzantine learning is an inexplicable phenomenon, and its economic and
military precursors have yet to be discovered.
a. a phenomenon yet to be discovered b. a phenomenon incompletely explained
c. an inexplicable phenomenon d. an unidentifiable phenomenon
4. The management can still hire freely but cannot scold freely.
a. cannot scold at will b. cannot give umbrage
c. cannot take decisions to scold d. cannot scold willfully
5. Many people mistake familiarity for a vulgar style, and suppose that to write without affectation is to
write at random speed.
a. is to write at random b. is to write randomly
c. is to write fast d. is to do speed writing
Direction for questions 6 to 15: Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate
word or words from among the options given for each.
6. Football evokes a ___ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___ the nation.
a. tepid ... boiling b. lukewarm ... electrifies
c. turbid ... fascinating d. apocryphal ... genuinely fascinates
	




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7. Social studies, science matters of health and safety, the very atmosphere of the classroom —
these areas are few of the ___ for the ___ of proper emotional reactions.
a. things ... growth b. fertile areas ... basis
c. fertile fields ... inculcation d. important areas ... formation
8. When children become more experienced with words as visual symbols, they find that they can
gain meaning without making ___ sounds.
a. aural b. audible c. vocal d. intelligible
9. Learning is more efficient when it is ___. It is less efficient when it is ___.
a. fast ... slow b. rapid ... turtle-slow
c. tedious ... like a joy ride d. fun ... drudgery
10. T o a greater or lesser degree all the civilized countries of the world are made up of a small class of
rulers ___ and of a large class of subjects ___.
a. formed by a small minority ... who are uncivilized
b. powerfully corrupt ... pointless crusaders
c. corrupted by too much power ... corrupted by too much passive obedience
d. who are ruled ... who ruled
11. Simple arithmetic tells us that there is more ___ than ___.
a. imitation ... innovation b. improvisation ... improvement
c. impracticality ... knowledge d. improbability ... probability
12. As a step towards protesting against the spiralling prices, the farmers have decided to stage a
picket in an effort to ___.
a. show their virility b. make themselves heard
c. curb the prices d. topple the government
13. Science is a sort of news agency comparable ___ to other news agencies.
a. principally b. in principle c. in principal d. in spirit and form
14. Most political leaders acquire their position by causing a large number of people to believe that
these leaders are ___ by altruistic desires.
a. actuated b. convinced c. categorised d. led
15. Everyone will admit that swindling one's fellow beings is a necessary practice; upon it is based the
really sound commercial success formula —  ___.
a. sell what you cannot buy back
b. buy what you will sell to another at a higher price
c. buy cheap and sell dear
d. sell what you can, do not buy from a competitor
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Direction for questions 16 to 20: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form
a logical sequence of six sentences.
16. 1. Buddhism is a way to salvation.
A. But Buddhism is more severely analytical.
B. In the Christian tradition there is also a concern for the fate of human society conceived as
a whole, rather than merely as a sum or network of individuals.
C. Salvation is a property, or achievement of individuals.
D. Not only does it dissolve society into individuals, the individual in turn is dissolved into
component parts and instants, a stream of events.
6. In modern terminology, Buddhist doctrine is reductionist.
a. ABDC b. CBAD c. BDAC d. ABCD
17. 1. The problem of improving Indian agriculture is both a sociological and an administrative one.
A. It also appears that there is a direct relationship between the size of a state and development.
B. The issues of Indian development, and the problem of India's agricultural sector, will remain
with us long into the next century.
C. Without improving Indian agriculture, no liberalisation and delicensing will be able to help
India.
D. At the end of the day, there has to be a ferment and movement of life and action in the vast
segment of rural India.
6. When it starts marching, India will fly.
a. DABC b. CDBA c. ACDB d. ABCD
18. 1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.
A. Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its
own identity.
B. The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a
general rule.
C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the
number of contributions to it.
D. T o have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, it is a bit silly to start
with.
6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a
comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today.
a. ABCD b. BCDA c. ABDC d. CBAD
19. 1. It is the success story of the Indian expatriate in the US which today hogs much of the media
coverage in India.
A. East and West, the twain have met quite comfortably in their person, thank you.
B. Especially in its more recent romancing — the-NRI phase.
C. Seldom does the price of getting there — more like not getting there — or what's going on
behind those sunny smiles get so much media hype.
D. Well groomed, with their perfect Colgate smiles, and hair in place, they appear the picture
of confidence which comes from having arrived.
6. The festival of feature films and documentaries made by Americans of Indian descent being
screened this fortnight, goes a long way in filling those gaps.
a. ACBD b. DABC c. BDAC d. ABCD
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20. 1. A market for Indian art has existed ever since the international art scene sprang to life.
A. But interest in architectural conceits is an unanticipated fallout of the Festivals of India of
the '80s, which were designed to increase exports of Indian crafts.
B. Simultaneously, the Indian elite discarded their synthetic sarees and kitsch plastic furniture
and a market came into being.
C. Western dealers, unhappy in a market afflicted by violent price fluctuations and unpredictable
profit margins, began to look East, and found cheap antiques with irresistible appeal.
D. The fortunes of the Delhi supremos, the Jew Town dealers in Cochin and myriad others
around the country were made.
6. A chain of command was established, from the local contacts to the provincial dealers and up
to the big boys, who entertain the Italians and the French, cutting deals worth lakhs in warehouses
worth crores.
a. ABCD b. DCAB c. CBAD d. CABD
Direction for questions 21 to 31: 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.
21. A. He was carrying his jacket and walked with his head thrown back.
B. As Annette neared the lamp she saw a figure walking slowly.
C. For a while Michael walked on and she followed 20 paces behind.
D. With a mixture of terror and triumph of recognition she slackened her pace.
a. ABCD b. BADC c. BCDA d. ACBD
22. A. However, the real challenge today is in unlearning, which is much harder.
B. But the new world of business behaves differently from the world in which we grew up.
C. Learning is important for both people and organisations.
D. Each of us has a 'mental model' that we've used over the years to make sense.
a. CADB b. BDAC c. CDAB d. ACBD
23. A. There was nothing quite like a heavy downpour of rain to make life worthwhile.
B. We reached the field, soaked to the skin, and surrounded it.
C. The wet, as far as he was concerned, was ideal.
D. There, sure enough, stood Claudius, looking like a debauched Roman emperor under a shower.
a. DCBA b. BDCA c. BADC d. BACD
24. A. Alex had never been happy with his Indian origins.
B. He set about rectifying this grave injustice by making his house in his own image of a country
manor.
C. Fate had been unfair to him; if he had had his wish, he would have been a count or an Earl on
some English estate, or a medieval monarch in a chateau in France.
D. This illusion of misplaced grandeur, his wife felt, would be Alex's undoing.
a. ACDB b. ABDC c. ACBD d. CABD
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Direction for questions 1 to 5: A part of each sentence given below has been underlined. You have to
select the option that best replaces the underlined part.
1. British Airspace has been focusing on building European links.
a. concentrating on creating European links
b. pursuing ways of building European connectivity
c. stressing on building European links
d. focusing on forging European links
2. The appetite of banks for funds was lost under the onslaught of the slowdown, corporates refused to
borrow even as bank deposits flourished.
a. bank deposits flourished b. bank deposits swelled
c. bank deposits were enhanced d. bank deposits flummoxed
3. The 8th-century revival of Byzantine learning is an inexplicable phenomenon, and its economic and
military precursors have yet to be discovered.
a. a phenomenon yet to be discovered b. a phenomenon incompletely explained
c. an inexplicable phenomenon d. an unidentifiable phenomenon
4. The management can still hire freely but cannot scold freely.
a. cannot scold at will b. cannot give umbrage
c. cannot take decisions to scold d. cannot scold willfully
5. Many people mistake familiarity for a vulgar style, and suppose that to write without affectation is to
write at random speed.
a. is to write at random b. is to write randomly
c. is to write fast d. is to do speed writing
Direction for questions 6 to 15: Fill in the blanks of the following sentences using the most appropriate
word or words from among the options given for each.
6. Football evokes a ___ response in India compared to cricket, that almost ___ the nation.
a. tepid ... boiling b. lukewarm ... electrifies
c. turbid ... fascinating d. apocryphal ... genuinely fascinates
	




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7. Social studies, science matters of health and safety, the very atmosphere of the classroom —
these areas are few of the ___ for the ___ of proper emotional reactions.
a. things ... growth b. fertile areas ... basis
c. fertile fields ... inculcation d. important areas ... formation
8. When children become more experienced with words as visual symbols, they find that they can
gain meaning without making ___ sounds.
a. aural b. audible c. vocal d. intelligible
9. Learning is more efficient when it is ___. It is less efficient when it is ___.
a. fast ... slow b. rapid ... turtle-slow
c. tedious ... like a joy ride d. fun ... drudgery
10. T o a greater or lesser degree all the civilized countries of the world are made up of a small class of
rulers ___ and of a large class of subjects ___.
a. formed by a small minority ... who are uncivilized
b. powerfully corrupt ... pointless crusaders
c. corrupted by too much power ... corrupted by too much passive obedience
d. who are ruled ... who ruled
11. Simple arithmetic tells us that there is more ___ than ___.
a. imitation ... innovation b. improvisation ... improvement
c. impracticality ... knowledge d. improbability ... probability
12. As a step towards protesting against the spiralling prices, the farmers have decided to stage a
picket in an effort to ___.
a. show their virility b. make themselves heard
c. curb the prices d. topple the government
13. Science is a sort of news agency comparable ___ to other news agencies.
a. principally b. in principle c. in principal d. in spirit and form
14. Most political leaders acquire their position by causing a large number of people to believe that
these leaders are ___ by altruistic desires.
a. actuated b. convinced c. categorised d. led
15. Everyone will admit that swindling one's fellow beings is a necessary practice; upon it is based the
really sound commercial success formula —  ___.
a. sell what you cannot buy back
b. buy what you will sell to another at a higher price
c. buy cheap and sell dear
d. sell what you can, do not buy from a competitor
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Direction for questions 16 to 20: Arrange sentences A, B, C and D between sentences 1 and 6 to form
a logical sequence of six sentences.
16. 1. Buddhism is a way to salvation.
A. But Buddhism is more severely analytical.
B. In the Christian tradition there is also a concern for the fate of human society conceived as
a whole, rather than merely as a sum or network of individuals.
C. Salvation is a property, or achievement of individuals.
D. Not only does it dissolve society into individuals, the individual in turn is dissolved into
component parts and instants, a stream of events.
6. In modern terminology, Buddhist doctrine is reductionist.
a. ABDC b. CBAD c. BDAC d. ABCD
17. 1. The problem of improving Indian agriculture is both a sociological and an administrative one.
A. It also appears that there is a direct relationship between the size of a state and development.
B. The issues of Indian development, and the problem of India's agricultural sector, will remain
with us long into the next century.
C. Without improving Indian agriculture, no liberalisation and delicensing will be able to help
India.
D. At the end of the day, there has to be a ferment and movement of life and action in the vast
segment of rural India.
6. When it starts marching, India will fly.
a. DABC b. CDBA c. ACDB d. ABCD
18. 1. Good literary magazines have always been good because of their editors.
A. Furthermore, to edit by committee, as it were, would prevent any magazine from finding its
own identity.
B. The more quirky and idiosyncratic they have been, the better the magazine is, at least as a
general rule.
C. But the number of editors one can have for a magazine should also be determined by the
number of contributions to it.
D. T o have four editors for an issue that contains only seven contributions, it is a bit silly to start
with.
6. However, in spite of this anomaly, the magazine does acquire merit in its attempt to give a
comprehensive view of the Indian literary scene as it is today.
a. ABCD b. BCDA c. ABDC d. CBAD
19. 1. It is the success story of the Indian expatriate in the US which today hogs much of the media
coverage in India.
A. East and West, the twain have met quite comfortably in their person, thank you.
B. Especially in its more recent romancing — the-NRI phase.
C. Seldom does the price of getting there — more like not getting there — or what's going on
behind those sunny smiles get so much media hype.
D. Well groomed, with their perfect Colgate smiles, and hair in place, they appear the picture
of confidence which comes from having arrived.
6. The festival of feature films and documentaries made by Americans of Indian descent being
screened this fortnight, goes a long way in filling those gaps.
a. ACBD b. DABC c. BDAC d. ABCD
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20. 1. A market for Indian art has existed ever since the international art scene sprang to life.
A. But interest in architectural conceits is an unanticipated fallout of the Festivals of India of
the '80s, which were designed to increase exports of Indian crafts.
B. Simultaneously, the Indian elite discarded their synthetic sarees and kitsch plastic furniture
and a market came into being.
C. Western dealers, unhappy in a market afflicted by violent price fluctuations and unpredictable
profit margins, began to look East, and found cheap antiques with irresistible appeal.
D. The fortunes of the Delhi supremos, the Jew Town dealers in Cochin and myriad others
around the country were made.
6. A chain of command was established, from the local contacts to the provincial dealers and up
to the big boys, who entertain the Italians and the French, cutting deals worth lakhs in warehouses
worth crores.
a. ABCD b. DCAB c. CBAD d. CABD
Direction for questions 21 to 31: 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.
21. A. He was carrying his jacket and walked with his head thrown back.
B. As Annette neared the lamp she saw a figure walking slowly.
C. For a while Michael walked on and she followed 20 paces behind.
D. With a mixture of terror and triumph of recognition she slackened her pace.
a. ABCD b. BADC c. BCDA d. ACBD
22. A. However, the real challenge today is in unlearning, which is much harder.
B. But the new world of business behaves differently from the world in which we grew up.
C. Learning is important for both people and organisations.
D. Each of us has a 'mental model' that we've used over the years to make sense.
a. CADB b. BDAC c. CDAB d. ACBD
23. A. There was nothing quite like a heavy downpour of rain to make life worthwhile.
B. We reached the field, soaked to the skin, and surrounded it.
C. The wet, as far as he was concerned, was ideal.
D. There, sure enough, stood Claudius, looking like a debauched Roman emperor under a shower.
a. DCBA b. BDCA c. BADC d. BACD
24. A. Alex had never been happy with his Indian origins.
B. He set about rectifying this grave injustice by making his house in his own image of a country
manor.
C. Fate had been unfair to him; if he had had his wish, he would have been a count or an Earl on
some English estate, or a medieval monarch in a chateau in France.
D. This illusion of misplaced grandeur, his wife felt, would be Alex's undoing.
a. ACDB b. ABDC c. ACBD d. CABD
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25. A. The influence is reflected the most in beaded evening wear.
B. Increasingly, the influence of India's colours and cuts can be seen on western styles.
C. And even as Nehru jackets and Jodhpurs remain staples of the fashion world, designers such as
 Armani and McFadden have turned to the sleek silhouette of the churidar this year.
D. Indian hot pink, paprika and saffron continue to be popular colours, year in and year out.
a. BADC b. ABCD c. BCAD d. DABC
26. A. Such a national policy will surely divide and never unite the people.
B. In fact, it suits the purpose of the politicians; they can drag the people into submission by
appealing to them in the name of religion.
C. In order to inculcate the unquestioning belief they condemn the other states, which do not follow
their religion.
D. The emergence of the theocratic states, where all types of crimes are committed in the name of
religion, has revived the religion of the Middle Ages.
a. ABCD b. DBCA c. DBAC d. CDAB
27. 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
28. 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
29. 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
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