UKCAT Decision Analysis Practice Answers

 

17. 4(D19)B, (A18,A24)

A. Lock the doors and don’t look down

B. If you are going to look down don’t panic

C. Don’t look down, lock the door

D. Lock hands with me and don’t look down Correct Answer

E. You locked hands with me and didn’t look down

A adds in “doors” which is not coded for

B adds in “if” and mixes up the order of the sentence as well as adding in “panic”

C adds in “door”

E adds in a past tense with “locked” and “didn’t” which are not coded for 


18. 1, (AB, 19), 5, B9

A. Take your hands off my car

B. Take your hands off my cars

C. Take your foot off my car

D. Take your hand off my cars

E. Take your hand off my car Correct Answer

A makes “hand” plural which is not coded for

B makes “car” and “hand” plural which is not coded for

C misses “hand” and adds in “foot”

D makes “car” plural which is not coded for



19. B(A24), A(H, 6)

A. I am feeling down

B. I am going away tomorrow

C. I am feeling down today Correct Answer

D. I am feeling up today

E. I was feeling down yesterday

A misses “today” by not acknowledging the prescence of “not future not past” in the code

B adds in “going away” which is not in the code and replaces “today” with “tomorrow”

D adds in “up” rather than “down”

E introduces the past tense with “I was” and “yesterday” which are not in the code.



20. B13, A16, 6, (18,24)B

A. Heads hurt when looking up

B. My head hurts when looking up

C. My head hurts when I look up or down

D. My head hurts when I look up Correct Answer

E. My head used to hurt when I looked up

A misses “my” and “I” by missing the “personal” part of the code

B misses “I”

C adds in “down” which is not coded for

E adds in the past tense with “used to” which is not coded for


21. AB, GB, A5(B2)

A. Help me put on my clothes

B. I need help putting on my clothes

C. I needed help putting on my clothes

D. You help me put on my clothes Correct Answer

E. You need help to put on your clothes

A misses “you”

B adds in “I” and “need” which are not coded for

C adds the past tense with “needed” which is not coded for

E mixes up the code order and attributes clothes with your which is not the format of the code, whilst also adding “need” which is not coded for


22. (17,19),7, (A19,A7)

A. A big hand moves faster than a small one

B. The small hand moves the big hand stays still Correct Answer

C. The small hand moved, the big hand stayed still

D. The smaller the hand the more movement

E. The big hand moves, the small hand stays still

A mixes up the code structure and adds in “faster” which is not coded for

C introduces the past tense with “moved” and “stayed”

D misses the “big hand” part of the code and adds in “more” which is not coded for

E mixes up the structure of the code –making the small hand stay still rather than the big hand



23. Take me clothes shopping in your car

A. B7, 16, (2,8)

B. B1, 12(B9), (2,8) Correct Answer

C. B, 12(B9), (2,8)6

D. B16, 22, 12, (2,8)

E. B1, 12(B9), (3,8)

A adds in “like” and “travel” which do not appear in the phrase

C has left out “take” and added in “past” giving the phrase a past-tense

D adds in “like” and “time” which are not part of the phrase

E misses code 2 which means “clothes” and adds 3 which means “tool” and so would translate as Take me to the toolshop/DIY store



24. She doesn’t like learning about trigonometry

A. 23, A16, 25(D14)

B. A23, 16, 25(D14)

C. A23, A16,18(D14)

D. A23, A16, 25(D14) Correct Answer

E. A23, A16, F25(D14)

A does not have “negative” present to turn “he” into she so is incorrect

B misses the “negative” from “enjoy” and so is incorrect as the phrase means she does like learning about trigonometry.

C is missing “study” and instead has “look”

E adds “increase” which is not in the text


25. Look! Help is coming

A. 18, G, 7 Correct Answer

B. 18, BG, 7

C. 18, 7B, G

D. 18, G, 7B, 6

E. 18, G, 7B, H

B -adds personal which is not present in the statement

C -mixes up the order and also adds in personal

D- adds in personal and introduces a past tense

E- adds in personal and introduces a future tense


26. It is time to take a deep breath

A. A(H, 6), 22, 21

B. A(H, 6), 22, (AF21)

C. H,22,(F, 21)

D. 6, 22, (F, 21)

E. 22, A(H, 6), (F,21) Correct Answer

A –misses the code for increase to code for deep

B adds in negative increase, rather than increase

C adds in a future tense

D- adds in a past tense

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