Vocabulary previous years questions (CAT) - Set 0003


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    Previous years`s CAT questions: Vocabulary

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    Question 1

    Physicians may soon have ________ to help paralyzed people move their limbs by bypassing the ________ nerves that once controlled their muscles. 

    (1) instruments, detrimental

    (2) ways, damaged

    (3) reason, involuntary

    (4) impediments, complex   (CAT 2003 retest)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 2

    The best punctuation is that of which the reader is least conscious, for when punctuation, or lack of it, ________ itself, it is usually because it ________  

    1) obtrudes, offends

    (2) enjoins, fails

    (3) conceals, recedes

    (4) effaces, counts   (CAT 2003 retest)


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 3

    The Internet is a medium where users have nearly ________ choices and ________ constraints about where to go and what to do. 

    (1) unbalanced, nonexistent

    (2) embarrassing, no

    (3) unlimited, minimal

    (4) choking, shocking    (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 4

    The argument that the need for a looser fiscal policy to ________ demand outweighs the need to ________ budget deficits is persuasive. 

    (1) assess, minimize

    (2) outstrip, eliminate

    (3) stimulate, control

    (4) restrain, conceal    (CAT 2003 retest)


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 5

    The Athenians on the whole were peaceful and prosperous, they had ________ to sit at home and think about the universe and dispute with Socrates, or to travel abroad and ________ the world. 

    (1) leisure, explore

    (2) time, ignore

    (3) ability, suffer

    (4) temerity, understand   (CAT 2003 Retest)


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 6

    The British retailer, M&S, today formally ________ defeat in its attempt to ________ King's, its US subsidiary, since no potential purchasers were ready to cough up the necessary cash.

    (1) admitted, acquire

    (2) conceded, offload

    (3) announced, dispose

    (4) ratified, auction   (CAT 2003 Leaked)


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    Answer: Option 2


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    Question 7

    Early ________ of maladjustment to college culture is ________ by the tendency to develop friendship networks outside college which mask signals of maladjustment.

    (1) treatment, compounded

    (2) detection, facilitated

    (3) identification, complicated

    (4) prevention, helped                      (CAT 2003 Leaked)


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    Answer: Option 3


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    Question 8

    The ________ regions of Spain all have unique cultures, but the ________ views within each region make the issue of an acceptable common language of instruction an even more contentious one.

    (1) different, discrete

    (2) distinct, disparate

    (3) divergent, distinct

    (4) different, competing     (CAT 2003 Leaked)


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 9

    A growing number of these expert professionals ________ having to train foreigners as the students end up ________ the teachers who have to then unhappily contend with no jobs at all or new jobs with drastically reduced pay packets.

    (1) resent, replacing

    (2) resist, challenging

    (3) welcome, assisting

    (4) are, supplanting        (CAT 2003 Leaked)


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    Answer: Option 1


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    Question 10

    Companies that try to improve employees' performance by ________ rewards encourage negative kinds of behaviour instead of ________ a genuine interest in doing the work well.

    (1) giving, seeking

    (2) bestowing, discouraging

    (3) conferring, discrediting

    (4) withholding, fostering   (CAT 2003 Leaked)


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