Vocabulary previous years questions (CAT) - Set 0003



  • 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)



  • Answer: Option 2



  • 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)



  • Answer: Option 3



  • 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)



  • Answer: Option 1



  • 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)



  • Answer: Option 1



  • 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)



  • Answer: Option 1


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