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The question is from CAT Text Completion. Text Completion for Verbal Ability for CAT. Text Completion questions often feature in the CAT. A couple of sentences with blanks are given, along with word options for each blank. You need to choose the right combination of words that make sense in the given context. Have a look at this question from Text Completion. Solve CAT Questions from Text Completion to get more practice and 2IIMs CAT questions bank provides you with CAT questions that can help you gear for CAT Exam .

Question 1: More often than not, mothers are ____________ for oddities of behavior in their offspring. ____________, single mothers’ children, raised even in the most difficult of times, do not display ‘outrageous’ patterns of behavior, as do those of nuclear families.

  1. appreciated, consequently
  2. berated, therefore
  3. praised, in the same manner
  4. blamed, interestingly enough

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Explanatory Answer

Method of solving this CAT Question from Text Completion:

Blank (1): We are talking of “oddities” in behavior of the offspring, which is not a positive thing. So we can directly eliminate options A and C, which give the words “appreciated” and “praised” respectively for the first blank.

Blank (2): The second sentence gives evidence that single mothers are better at managing kids, so they cannot be blamed for anything. We can hence eliminate the option that suggests ‘therefore’, since it doesn’t logically fit.

So the correct answer is choice (D) blamed, interestingly enough.

The question is "Choose the correct option to fill the blanks"

Hence, the answer is D

Choice D is the correct answer.

 


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