CAT Model Paper 11 Questions and Answers with Explanation Part 5

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36. If a package containing sweets packed in a tin is not adjacent to a package packed in a bucket, then which of the following must be true?


(A) Package 1 contains Petha

(B) Package 4 contains Kaju Barfi

(C) Package 4 contains Rasgulla

(D) Package 5 contains Gulabjamun

Answer: C


Option: C

We know that we have to accommodate two bucket which cannot be adjacent to each other in packages 1,3 and 4. Also, we cannot have a tin adjacent to a bucket.

So the only possible arrangement is:

This Table Show Possible Arrangement

37. If package 3 is packed in a tin, which one the following could be false?


(A) Package 1 contains Sohan Halva

(B) Package 2 contains Rasgulla

(C) Package 3 contains Cham Cham

(D) Package 4 is packed a bucket

Answer: C


Q-37 this Table Show Possible Arrangement
Kaju Barfi, Sohan HalwaRasgullaKaju BarfiRasagulla, Gulab jamum

It is evident that options (a) , (b) and (d) must be tme. But option (c) could be false.

Hence option (c) .

38. Rishabh is picking out balls randomly from a box containing 60 colored balls: 15 green, 12 red, 11 blue, 10 yellow, 8 black and 4 white. ″ What is the minimum number of balls Rishabh needs to pick to ensure that he has at least 9 balls of the same color?


(A) 14

(B) 44

(C) 45

(D) 48

Answer: C


We should consider the situation where Rishabh has picked all black and white balls (8 + 4 = 12) and 8 balls of remaining 4 colors each (8 × 4 = 32) .

Now Rishabh needs to pick just 1 more ball to satisfy the condition.

So, total is 12 + 32 + 1 = 45.

39.7 persons Praveen, Vivek, Ram Shyam, Tom, Kavita, and Vijay are in a row facing north. Ram and Shyam sit next to each other. There must be exactly 4 persons between Vivek and Vijay Shyam sits to the immediate right of Vivek. If Vivek sits at one extreme then who is sitting at the other extreme?


(A) Tom

(B) Kavita

(C) Praveen

(D) Cannot be determined

Answer: D


Option: D

Vivek sitting at one end implies that one out of 3 persons Praveen, Tom and Kavita can be seated at the other extreme end Option (D) .

40. As they prepare for the state championships, one gymnast must be moved from the Level 2 team to the Level I team. The coaches will move the gymnast who has won the biggest prize and who has the most experience. In the last competition, Roberta won a bronze me. And has competed seven times before. Jamie has won a silver me. And has competed fewer times than Roberta. Beth has won a higher me. Than Jamie and has competed more titnes than Roberta. Michele has won a bronze medal, and it is her third Vane competing. Who wffi be moved to the Level I team?


(A) Roberta

(B) Beth

(C) Michele

(D) Jamie

Answer: B


Beth won the biggest prize, described as a higher medal than Jamie՚s, which we՚ve been told was a silver medal. Roberta and Michele both won browser medals, which are lower ranking medals than silver. Beth is also described as having competed more times than Roberta – who has competed seven times. Jamie is described as having competed fewer times than Roberta, and Michele has competed three times. Therefore, Beth has competed more times than the other and has won the biggest prise to date.

Group Question

Answer the questions based on the information even in the passages

All economic analyses begin with the cultivation of the earth. To the mind՚s eye of the astronomer the earth is a ball spitting in space without ulterior motives. To the bodily eye of the primitive cultivator it is a vast green plain, from which, by sticicing a spade into it, wheat and other edible matters can be made to spring. To the eye of the sophisticated city man, this vast green plain appears rather as a great gaming table, your chances in the game depending chiefly on the place where you deposit your stakes. To the economist, again, the green plain is a sort of burial place of hidden treasure, where all the forethought and industry of man are set at naught by the caprice of the power which hid the treasure. The wise and patient workman strikes his spade in here, and with he, toil can discover nothing but a poor quality of barley, some potatoes, and plentiful nettles, with a few dock leaves to cure his stings. The foolish spendthtift on the other side of the hedge, gazing idly at the sand glittering in the sun, suddenly realizes that the earth is oath-1g him gold-is dancirig it before bis listless eyes lest it should escape him. Mother man, searching for some more of tlis tempting gold, comes upon a great hoard of coal, or taps a jet of petroleum. Thus is Man mocked by Earth, his stepmother, and never knows as he tugs at her closed hand whether it contains diamonds or flints, good red wheat or a few clayey and blighted cabbages. Thus he too becomes a gambler, and scoffs at the theorists who prate of industry and honesty and equality. Yet against this fate he eternally rebels. For since in gambling the ma, must lose in order that the few may win; since dishonesty is mere shadow-grasping where everyone is dishonest; and since inequality isbitterto all except the highest, and miserably lonely for him, men come greatly to desire that these capricious gifts of Nature might be intercepted by some agency having the power and the goodwill to distribute them justly according to the labor done by each in the collective search for them.

51. The “closed hand” in the passage refers to


(A) The strength of the farmer

(B) The tendency of the earth to hide its treasures

(C) The abundance of resources that spring from the earth

(D) The fact that the earth is inanimate and lacking will

Answer: B


Option B

The closed hand represents the tendency of the Earth to hide its diamonds and good red wheat. Option B conveys the same idea and hence is correct. The author is of the opinion that man does not know what Earth hides.

52. The “fate” highlighted is the fate of


(A) The hard-working farmer

(B) The theorist who preaches honesty and equality

(C) The gambler

(D) The owner of private property

Answer: C


Option C

This fate is the fate of the gambler, who is at the whim of mother earth. In the previous lines the author says that Earth mocks at man and he does not know what Earth hides and hence is a gambler. Then the author goes on to say that man rebels this fate

53. When the popular actor died Fai ihaddied IBI the Chief Minister herself condoled the family and placed a wreath IBI on the body.

The sceptic [A] /septic [B] refused to believe that the house was haunted.

In a bid to get control of herself after the terrible tragedy her mind sheared [A] /sheered [B] away from all unwelcome or unpleasant ilnages.

The power meter [A] /metre [B] appeared to be faulty sirice consumption was low but bills were high.







Answer: A


Option A

The simple past tense is used with when … .

‘Wreathe’ it something. ‘Wreath’ is a circular arrangement of flowers and suits the context. Hence B.

‘Sceptic’ is a non-believer while ‘septic’ means to become infected which doesn՚t suit the context.

‘Sheared’ is to cut as of a fence or the wool from a sheep. ‘Sheered’ is to avoid which is apt in the context.

Metre is a metric unit while meter is a measuring device for electric. Or gas. Hence A.

54. “If you want a 111XIMOUS fAI luxuriant IBI growth of hair, try the fair la IBI new shampoo.”

The lama Fai IBI taught us simple lairing and high thinking.

He said he was loath PIP loathe IBI to criticize his guru as he was deeply obliged to him.

Release from of internment fiVinterment IBI meant the beginning of a new life.







Answer: A


Option A

Luxurious indicates something comfortable and expensive while ‘luxuriant’ means healthy growth, which is apt in the context. Hence B.

New shampoo points to a specific shampoo. So the definite article ‘the’ is appropriate.

Hence A.

′ Lama ′ is a Buddhist monk while lama ′ is an animal, which doesn ′ t suit the context. Hence A.

‘Loath’ is to be unwilling while ‘loathe’ is to hate. Hence A.