Vocabulary previous years questions (CAT) - Set 0002



  • Question 6

    Fill up the blanks A, B, C D, in the passage below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

    At that time the White House was as serene as a resort hotel out of season. The corridors were ________A________. In the various offices, ________B________ gray men in waistcoats talked to one another in lowpitched voices. The only colour, or choler, curiously enough, was provided by President Eisenhower himself. Apparently, his ________C________ was easily set off; he scowled when he ________D________ the corridors. 

    For Blank A-

    (1) striking    (2) hollow    (3) empty    (4) white

    For Blank B-

    (1) quiet    (2) faded    (3) loud     (4) stentorian

    For Blank C-

    (1) laughter    (2) curiosity    (3) humour     (4) temper

    For Blank D-

    (1) paced    (2) strolled    (3) stormed     (4) prowled



  • Answer: Option: 3 1 4 1



  • Question 7

    Fill up the blanks A, B, C ... F, in the passage below with the most appropriate word from the options given for each blank.

    "Between the year 1946 and the year 1955, I did not file any income tax returns". With that ________A________ statement, Ramesh embarked on an account of his encounter with the Income Tax Department. "I originally owed Rs. 20,000 in unpaid taxes. With ________B________ and ________C________, the 20,000 became 60,000. The Income Tax Department then went into action, and I learned firsthand just how much power the Tax Department wields. Royalties and trust funds can be ________D________; automobiles may be ________E________, and auctioned off. Nothing belongs to the ________F________ until the case is settled."

    For Blank A-

    (1) devious (2) blunt  (3) tactful (4) pretentious

    For Blank B-

    (1) interest (2) taxes  (3) principal (4) returns

    For Blank C-

    (1) sanctions (2) refunds  (3) fees (4) fines

    For Blank D-

    (1) closed (2) detached  (3) attached (4) impounded

    For Blank E-

    (1) smashed (2) seized  (3) dismantled (4) frozen

    For Blank F-

    (1) purchaser (2) victim  (3) investor (4) offender     (CAT 2004)



  • Answer: Option: 2 1 4 3 2 4



  • Question 8

    Their achievement in the field of literature is described as ________; sometimes it is even called ________ 

    (1) magnificent, irresponsible

    (2) insignificant, influential

    (3) significant, paltry

    (4) unimportant, trivial   (CAT 2003 Retest)



  • Answer: Option 4



  • Question 9

    From the time she had put her hair up, every man she had met had grovelled before her and she had acquired a mental attitude toward the other sex which was a blend of ________ and ________ 

    (1) admiration, tolerance

    (2) indifference, contempt

    (3) impertinence, temperance

    (4) arrogance, fidelity    (CAT 2003 Retest)



  • Answer: Option 2



  • Question 10

    This simplified ________ to the decision-making process is a must read for anyone ________ important real estate, personal, or professional decisions. 

    (1) primer, maximizing

    (2) tract, enacting

    (3) introduction, under

    (4) guide, facing   (CAT 2003 Retest)



  • Answer: Option 4


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