CAT Miscellaneous Questions with Answers

Miscellaneous

The questions that fall under this category are syllogisms, fact-inference-judgement, analogies etc. Going through the practice questions with detailed explanations given below will help to understand how to tackle these topics in IIFT, XAT, SNAP, and NMAT.

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Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 1

Morsel : Food : : Modicum : ?

Question 2

Classify the statements as Facts (F), Inferences (I) or Judgments(J).
1)The first Ionian sages lighted the torch of philosophy at the altar of Zoroaster.
2)The conquest of Asia Minor by the Persians brought Thales, Anaximenes, and Herakleïtos into contact with the Eranian dogmas.
3)The leaven thus imparted had a potent influence upon the entire mass of Grecian thought.
4)We find it easy to trace its action upon opinions in later periods and among the newer nations.

Question 3

Classify the following statements as Facts, Inference or Judgements:

The culture of China is changing rapidly, and undoubtedly rapid change is needed. The change that has hitherto taken place is traceable ultimately to the military superiority of the West. But in future our economic superiority is likely to be quite as potent.

Question 4

All cats are dogs. Some dogs are animals. All animals are humans. Which of the following statements is definitely true?

  1. All cats are humans
  2. Some cats are humans
  3. Some cats are not humans
Question 5

Statements: Some books are made of paper. Some files are books.

Conclusions:

1) Some books are made of cardboard.

2) File is made of paper.

Question 6

Choose the set of statements which are logically related.
A. All engineers can sing.
B. No music lover can sing.
C. All who can sing are music lovers.
D. All music lovers can sing.
E. Some who can sing are engineers.
F. All engineers are music lovers.

Question 7

All villages are towns. Some villages are cities. Which of the following conclusions is/are necessarily true?

Conclusions:

1) All towns are cities.

2) All villages are cities.

3) Some towns are cities.

4) Some villages are not cities.

Question 8

Scrutiny : Inspection : : Castigate : ?

Question 9

Fill in the blanks:
At a certain season of our life we are ____________ to consider every spot as the possible site of a house. I have thus __________ the country on every side within a dozen miles of where I live.

Question 10

Classify the following statements as Facts, Inference or Judgements:

It is generally not expected of laymen to understand and appreciate involved economic theses that are picked for the Nobel prize for Economics. However, this is not the case this year as even a layman can understand the impact of monopolies and the importance of regulating them. This year’s winner of the Economics Nobel is Jean Tirole’s “Taming of powerful firms”. The acclaimed work deals with the complicated subject of regulating monopolies in advanced economies.

Question 11

In which of the following sentences has the phrasal verb been incorrectly used?

A) Due to the injury, Shamali was finding it difficult to keep up with the other hikers

B) She turned up the volume on her television to drown out the background noise

C) How I scraped into the practical exam is a mystery!

Instructions

Identify the odd one out.

Question 12

Flow, Trap, Draw, Back

Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 13

Select the item which doesn't belong to the group

Question 14

Fill in the blanks:

They donate money generously to the social functions, attend weddings in the nearby areas, ____ with the bereaved to gain social acceptance from these villages. As a result the outcasts and the unemployed are ______ into their web.

Question 15

In which of the following sentences has the phrasal verb been incorrectly used?

A) She called upon the meeting without giving adequate notice to the members

B) Amita decided to opt out of the placement process

C) Sumeet was fired from his job because he did not get by with his boss

Question 16

Some roads lead to Rome. Some roads do not lead to Paris. Which of the following conclusions are true?

Conclusions:

1) All roads lead to either Rome or Paris

2) Roads that lead to Rome do not lead to Paris

3) No roads lead to both Rome and Paris

Question 17

In which of the following sentences has the phrasal verb been incorrectly used?

Question 18

In which of the following sentences has the phrasal verb been incorrectly used?

Question 19

Choose the set of statements which are logically related.
A. Some well-dressed people are sociable.
B. All sociable people are well-dressed.
C. Some well dressed people are dull.
D. No dull person is well-dressed.
E. Some sociable people are dull.
F. Some dull ones are well-dressed.

Question 20

Statements:

1. Some maths is physics
2. All physics is chemistry
3. All chemistry is biology
4. Some biology is geography

Conclusions:

1. Some geography is chemistry
2. Some geography is physics
3. All chemistry is physics
4. Some geography is maths

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