XAT 2013

Instructions

For the following questions answer them individually

Question 1

Fill in the blanks with the most appropriate option that follows:
............. wolf, meeting with .....lamb astray from .....fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to ....... lamb ........... wolf's right to eat him.

Question 2

. .............. bat who fell upon.................. ground and was caught by................ weasel pleaded to be spared his life. ...... ..weasel refused, saying that he was by nature ................... enemy of all birds. .................. bat assured him that he was not .................. bird, but ............... mouse, and thus was set free.

Question 3

He got .......... next morning, to be sure, and had his meals ................ usual, though he ate .................. and had more, I am afraid, than his usual supply of rum, for he helped himself...... the bar, scowling and blowing.............. his nose, and no one dared................... cross him.

Question 4

Choose the most appropriate option after reading the following statements.
1.Whether due to haste or design, the new laws are marked by vagueness, leaving officials all down the organization's bureaucratic chain great latitude in enforcing them.
2.The opacity of the language leaves the law open to manipulation on political grounds.

Question 5

Choose the most appropriate option after reading the following statements.
1. If there is any endeavour whose fruits should be freely available, that endeavour is surely publicly financed science.
2. There is a widespread feeling that the journal publishers who have mediated the scientific exchange for the past century or more are becoming an impediment to free distribution of knowledge.
3. Internet revolution is happening, making knowledge transfer cheaper. Technology permits it; researchers and politicians want it, more public money can be spent on it.


Question 6

Choose the most appropriate option after reading the following statements.
I. Business schools are ideally positioned to point out when an action that provides a benefit for an individual comes at a cost to society, but in reality they rarely bother.
2. It is part of the malaise that has befallen the political debate on capitalism, which has been taken over by special interests and people who have no faith in a real market-based system.
3. When governments favours the private sector it is all too often by being "pro-business" rather than "pro-market", meaning that favourable conditions are provided to particular institutions rather than to institutions broadly.

Question 7

Read the following sentence and choose the best alternative which should replace the italicized part of the sentence.
To be a great manager requires, strong inter-personal skills, the ability to think fast, and demands a can-do attitude.

Question 8

Read the following sentence and choose the best alternative which should replace the italicized part of the sentence.
The tremendous insight of Einstein was that the passage of time does not appear to be the same while standing still as it does to a person traveling at a speed which is a significant fraction of the speed of light

Question 9

Read the following sentence and choose the best alternative which should replace the italicized part of the sentence.
Economic theory fails to explain the extent to which savings from personal income has Shifted to short-term bonds, money-market funds, and other near-term investments by the instability in the futures market.

Question 10

Read the following sentences and choose the option that best arranges them in a logical order.
1. I was scarcely in position ere my enemies began to arrive, seven or eight of them, running hard, their feet beating out of time along the road and the man with the lantern some paces in front.
2. My curiosity, in a sense, was stronger than my fear, for I could not remain where I was, but crept back to the bank again, whence, sheltering my head behind a bush of broom, I might command the road before our door.
3. Three men ran together, hand in hand; and I made out, even through the mist, that the middle man of this trio was the blind beggar.
4. The next moment his voice showed me that I was right.

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