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 13: ___________ they gained control of Italy and defeated the Carthaginians, the Romans became the strongest power in the Mediterranean. They greatly benefited from the _____________ nature of Mediterranean politics, oftentimes getting help from local allies to defeat a far-off enemy.
Blank (1): Except for "though", all other choices make sense in this blank. We need to look at the next sentence to finalize the choice for this blank.
Blank (2): We have 4 similar sounding word choices for this blank. The correct choice is factious, meaning dissentious or given to faction. Fractious, meaning unruly or quarrelsome, is also a possible choice, but ruled out because the first word with this option is "though", which does not make sense in blank (1). Facetious (frivolous) and factitious (artificial) do not make sense here.
The question is "Choose the correct option to fill the blanks"
Choice C is the correct answer.
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