CAT English Language and Comprehension Set 3

Direction (Q.1-3): In the following questions, the first and the last parts of the sentence are numbered 1 and 6. The rest part of the sentence is split into four parts and named P, Q,R and S. these four parts are not given in their proper order. Read the sentence and find out which of the four combinations is correct.

Q-1. If Socrates

P: innocent St. Joan was at

Q: the age of seventy

R: It may be imagined how

S: was innocent at

6. The correct sequence should be

(a) QUSP

(b) RPSQ

(c) PRSQ

(d) SQRP

Q-2. It was all

P : that seemed

Q: and glamorous here

R: very wonderful

S : in the old places

6. So ordinary

The correct sequence should be

(a) QSPR

(b) SPRQ

(c) RQSP

(d) PRSQ

Q-3. If you feed a dog or tame a bear by hand,

P : or until they succeed in getting it

Q : and tear and pull at it.

R: they get their teeth into the meat

S : Until they bite a piece off,

6. all out of your hand.

The correct sequence should be

(a) PSRQ

(b) SQRP

(c) RPSQ

(d) RQSP

Directions (Q.4-6 ): In the following questions, fill in the blanks with the correct word from the given options.

Q-4. The earth………… round the sun.

(a) Move

(b) Moves

(c) Moved

(d) Moving

Q-5. I ………………….. him only one letter up to now.

(a) Sent

(b) Have sent

(c) Have been sending

(d) Shall send

Q-6. I shall telephone you when he ……………..back.

(a) Comes

(b) Coming

(c) Shall come

(d) Came

Directions (Q. 7-9): In the following questions, choose the correct synonym of the given word.



(a) Pageantries

(b) Privileges

(c) Facilities

(d) Courtesies

Q-8. Deflect

(a) Cheat

(b) Frustrate

(c) Pervert

(d) Depress

Q-9. Exorbitant


(a) odd

(b) Ridiculous

(c) Excessive

(d) Threatening

Directions (Q.10-12) : In the following sentences, choose the. Most appropriate preposition.

Q-10. He is not in the office………….. the moment.

(a) From

(b) With

(c) For

(d) At

Q-11. She is very affectionate…………….. her children.

(a) Upon

(b) With

(c) Towards

(d) Over

Q-12. People were alarmed …………… the tiger.

(a) At

(b) In

(c) On

(d) For

Direction(Q. 13-15) : Read the following passage carefully and answer the questions given below the passage. Certain words/phrases in the passage are given in hold to locate them while answering some of the questions.

Our world has a heritage of culture and beauty, but unfortunately. We have been handing on this heritage only to the less active and Important members of each generation. The government of the world, by which I do not mean its ministerial posts but its key positions of power, has been allowed to fall into the hands of men ignorant of the past, without tenderness towards what is traditional, without understanding what they are destroying. There is no essential reason why this should be the case. To prevent it is an educational problem, and not a very difficult one.

Q-13. Our world has heritage of culture means

(a) A richness of tradition

(b) An inherited cultural tradition

(c) Too many cultural

(d) Cultures which are now extinct

Q-14. ‘The less active and important people’ are the

(a) Lazy people

(b) Uncommitted people

(c) Common people

(d) People who are in position power

Q-15. “Men ignorant of the past” means the persons who

(a) Do not learn from experience

(b) Ignore the lessons of history

(c) Are not aware of history

(d) Have no respect for the past