AMCAT Previous Years Questions on Speech and Voices

Ques. In the question, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up. Re-arrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence. : It is easy to excuse
P: but it is hard
Q: in a boy of fourteen
R: the mischief of early childhood
S: to tolerate even unavoidable faults

Op 1: RPQS
Op 2: QRSP
Op 3: QRPS
Op 4: RPSQ
Op 5:
Correct Op : 4



Ques. In the question, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up. Re-arrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence. : I saw that
P: but seeing my host in this mood
Q: I deemed it proper to take leave
R: as I had frequently done before
S: it had been my intention to pass the night there

Op 1: QPSR
Op 2: QRPS
Op 3: SPQR
Op 4: SRPQ
Op 5:
Correct Op : 4



Ques. In the question, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up. Re-arrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence. : People
P: at his dispensary
Q: went to him
R: of all professions
S: for medicine and treatment

Op 1: QPRS
Op 2: RPQS
Op 3: RQSP
Op 4: QRPS
Op 5:
Correct Op : 3



Ques. In the question, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up. Re-arrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence. : He told us that
P: and enjoyed it immensely
Q:in a prose translation
R: he had read Milton
S: which he had borrowed from his teacher

Op 1: RSQP
Op 2: QRPS
Op 3: RQSP
Op 4: RQPS
Op 5:
Correct Op : 3



Ques. In the question, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up. Re-arrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence. : We have to
P: as we see it
Q: speak the truth
R: there is falsehood and darkness
S: even if all around us

Op 1: RQSP
Op 2: QRPS
Op 3: RSQP
Op 4: QPSR
Op 5:
Correct Op : 4



Ques. In the question, there is a sentence of which some parts have been jumbled up. Re-arrange these parts which are labelled P, Q, R and S to produce the correct sentence. Choose the proper sequence. : It was
P: in keeping with my mood
Q: a soft summer evening
R: as I walked sedately
S: in the direction of the new house

Op 1: SRPQ
Op 2: QRPS
Op 3: QPRS
Op 4: SQPR
Op 5:
Correct Op : 3



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: Metals are today being replaced by polymers in many applications.
S6: Many Indian Institutes of Science and Technology run special programmes on polymer science.
P: Above all, they are cheaper and easier to process, making them a viable alternative to metals.
Q: Polymers are essentially long chains of hydrocarbon molecules.
R: Today polymers are as strong as metals.
S: These have replaced the traditional chromium-plated metallic bumpers in cars.

Op 1: QRSP
Op 2: RSQP
Op 3: RQSP
Op 4: QRPS
Op 5:
Correct Op : 1



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: The cooperative system of doing business is a good way of encouraging ordinary workers to work hard.
S6: The main object is to maintain the interest of every member of the society and to ensure that the members participate actively in the projects of the society.
P: If the society is to be well run, it is necessary to prevent insincere officials being elected to the committee which is solely responsible for the running of the business.
Q: They get this from experienced and professional workers who are not only familiar with the cooperative system, but also with efficient methods of doing business.
R: To a large extent, many cooperative societies need advice and guidance.
S: The capital necessary to start a business venture is obtained by the workers' contributions.

Op 1: SQPR
Op 2: PQSR
Op 3: SRQP
Op 4: PSRQ
Op 5:
Correct Op : 1



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: American private lives may seem shallow.
S6: This would not happen in China, he said.
P: Students would walk away with books they had not paid for.
Q: A Chinese journalist commented on a curious institution: the library.
R: Their public morality, however, impressed visitors.
S: But in general they returned them.

Op 1: PSQR
Op 2: QPSR
Op 3: RQPS
Op 4: RPSQ
Op 5:
Correct Op : 2



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: On vacation in Tangier, Morocco, my friend and I sat down at a street cafe.
S6: Finally a man walked over to me and whispered, "Hey buddy .... this guy's your waiter and he wants your order."
P: At one point, he bent over with a big smile, showing me a single gold tooth and a dingy face.
Q: Soon I felt the presence of someone standing alongside me.
R: But this one wouldn't budge.
S: We had been cautioned about beggars and were told to ignore them.

Op 1: SQRP
Op 2: SQPR
Op 3: QSRP
Op 4: QSPR
Op 5:
Correct Op : 3



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: Venice is a strange and beautiful city in the north of Italy.
S6: This is because Venice has no streets.
P: There are about four hundred old stone bridges joining the island of Venice.
Q: In this city there are no motor cars, no horses and no buses.
R: These small islands are near one another.
S: It is not an island but a hundred and seventeen islands.

Op 1: PQRS
Op 2: PRQS
Op 3: SRPQ
Op 4: PQSR
Op 5:
Correct Op : 3



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: I keep on flapping my big ears all day.
S6: Am I not a smart, intelligent elephant ?
P: They also fear that I will flap them all away.
Q: But children wonder why I flap them so.
R: I flap them so to make sure they are safely there on either side of my head.
S: But I know what I am doing.

Op 1: SRQP
Op 2: QPSR
Op 3: QPRS
Op 4: PSRQ
Op 5:
Correct Op : 2



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: Jawaharlal Nehru was born in Allahabad on 14 Nov, 1889.
S6: He died on 27 May, 1964.
P: Nehru met Mahatma Gandhi in February, 1920.
Q: In 1905 he was sent to London to study at a school called Harrow.
R: He became the first Prime Minister of Independent India on 15 August, 1947.
S:He married Kamla Kaul in 1915.

Op 1: QRPS
Op 2: QSPR
Op 3: RPQS
Op 4: SQRP
Op 5: 4
Correct Op : 2



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: Ms. Parasuram started a petrol pump in Madras.
S6: Thus she has shown the way for many others.
P: A total of twelve girls now work at the pump.
Q: She advertised in newspapers for women staff.
R: They operate in two shifts.
S: The response was good.

Op 1: PQSR
Op 2: SQPR
Op 3: QSPR
Op 4: PQRS
Op 5:
Correct Op : 3



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: Politeness is not a quality possessed by only one nation or race.
S6: In any case, we should not mock at others' habits.
P: One may observe that a man of one nation will remove his hat or fold his hands by way of greetings when he meets someone he knows.
Q: A man of another country will not do so.
R: It is a quality to be found among all peoples and nations in every corner of the earth.
S: Obviously, each person follows the custom of his particular country.

Op 1: RPQS
Op 2: RPSQ
Op 3: PRQS
Op 4: QPRS
Op 5:
Correct Op : 2



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: There is a difference between Gandhiji's concept of secularism and that of Nehru's.
S6: Instead of doing any good, such secularism can do harm instead of good.
P: Nehru's idea of secularism was equal indifference to all religions and bothering about none of them.
Q: According to Gandhiji, all religions are equally true and each scripture is worthy of respect.
R: Such secularism which means the rejection of all religions is contrary to our culture and tradition.
S: In Gandhiji's view, secularism stands for equal respect for all religions.

Op 1: SQPR
Op 2: PSQR
Op 3: QSPR
Op 4: PRSQ
Op 5:
Correct Op : 1



Ques. In the question each passage consists of six sentences. The first and the sixth sentences are given in the beginning. The middle four sentences have been removed and jumbled up. These are labelled P, Q, R and S. Select the proper order for the four sentences. : S1: Once upon a time an ant lived on the bank of a river.
S6: She was touched.
P: The dove saw the ant struggling in water in a helpless condition.
Q: All its efforts to come up failed.
R: One day it suddenly slipped into the water.
S: A dove lived in a tree on the bank not far from the spot.

Op 1: RQSP
Op 2: QRPS
Op 3: SRPQ
Op 4: PQRS
Op 5:
Correct Op : 1



Ques. The sentences given in the question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. : 1. But, we all helped in the first few days.
2. Chandrapur is considered as a rural area.
3. Manohar was transferred to his ofice recently.
4. Initially he was not getting adjusted to the city life.
5. Before that he was working in Chandrapur branch of our office.
Op 1: 54312
Op 2: 43215
Op 3: 12345
Op 4: 35241
Op 5:
Correct Op : 4



Ques. The sentences given in the question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. : 1. A study to this effect suggests that the average white-collar worker demonstrates only about twenty-five per cent listening efficiency.
2. However, for trained and good listeners it is not unusual to use all the three approaches during a setting, thus improving listening effiiciency.
3. There are three approaches to listening: listening for comprehension, listening for empathy and listening for evaluation.
4. Although we spend nearly half of each communication interaction listening, we do not listen well.
5. Each approach has a particular emphasis that may help us to receive and process information in different settings.
Op 1: 15432
Op 2: 23451
Op 3: 35241
Op 4: 43215
Op 5:
Correct Op : 3



Ques. The sentences given in the question, when properly sequenced, form a coherent paragraph. Each sentence is labelled with a number. Choose the most logical order of sentences from among the four given choices to construct a coherent paragraph. : 1. Much of the argument that goes on around the alternative solution occurs because people hold different perceptions of the problem.
2. One of the reasons that Japanese Managers are perceived as making superior decisions compared to Western Managers is that they spend a great deal of effort and time determining that the problem is correctly defined.
3. Unfortunately, too often in the West, Managers assume that the initial definition of the situation is correct.
4. Up to half the time in meetings is spent in asking "Is this the real problem?"
Op 1: 2431
Op 2: 2341
Op 3: 3241
Op 4: 1342
Op 5:
Correct Op : 1

Ques. Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 to 6 : 1. Take the case of a child raised under slum conditions, whose parents are socially ambitious and envy families with money, but who nevertheless squander the little they have on drink.
A. Common sense would expect that he would develop the value of thrift; he would never again endure the grinding poverty he has experienced as a child.
B. He may simply be unable in later life to mobilize a drive sufficient to overcome these early conditions.
C. But infact it is not so.
D. The exact conditions are too complex but when certain conditions are fulfilled, he will thereafter be a spend thrift.
6. This is what has been observed in a number of cases.
Op 1: DCBA
Op 2: ABCD
Op 3: ACDB
Op 4: BACD
Op 5:
Correct Op : 4



Ques. Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 to 6 : 1. The three colonial cities - Calcutta, Bombay and Madras were born at around the same time.
A. Sadly today it has also become the most virulent symbol of the violent trends in body politic that is tearing apart the society along suicidal lines.
B. Of the three, Bombay had been most enterprising in industrial and commercial exploration.
C. Whether it is one caste against other or the most pervasive of all trends - Hindus against Muslims.
D. It is indeed a metaphor for modern India.
6. This is about two tales of a city.

Op 1: ABCD
Op 2: BACD
Op 3: BDCA
Op 4: DABC
Op 5:
Correct Op : 2



Ques. Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 to 6 : 1. Indian golfers contemplating a round or two in China would do well to familiarise themselves with the grazing habits of water buffalo.
A. However, it is rare that these bulky beasts of burden meander across the manicured greens of China's golf courses.
B. Chuangshan - located 90 minutes north of Hongkong was constructed to make the most of the area's natural attributes - an undulating valley ringed by blue mountains.
C. But it is not very rare to find a bamboo hatted worker excitedly directing a moving hazard.
D. Particularly not so if it is Chuangshan Hotspring Golf Club.
6. Chuangshan is unique for more than a highly picturesque phenomenon.
Op 1: ABCD
Op 2: ACDB
Op 3: ADCB
Op 4: ADBC
Op 5:
Correct Op : 2



Ques. Arrange the sentences A, B, C and D to form a logical sequence between sentences 1 to 6 : 1. Hunger lurks unseen in every village and city of our country.
A. What goes unrecognised is that death of starvation is only the most dramatic manifestation of a much more invisible malaise - of pervasive, stubborn, chronic hunger.
B. Yet it surfaces into public consciousness only trainsiently, in moments when there are troubling media reports of starvation deaths.
C. Among these are entire communities, utterly disenfranchised and asset less.
D. And, that there are millions of forgotten people in India who live routinely at the very edge of survival, with hunger as a way of everyday life.
6. Like the Musahaars, a proud and savagely oppressed Dalit community in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, who own not even the land on which their tenuous homesteads are built.
Op 1: CBAD
Op 2: BDAC
Op 3: ADCB
Op 4: BADC
Op 5:
Correct Op : 4

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