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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 27: Cetus is a very large constellation that can be readily recognized from the peculiar ____________ of its _______________ stars.

  1. confirmation, predominant
  2. configuration, principle
  3. composition, prominent
  4. conformation, principal

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Explanatory Answer

Method of solving this CAT Question from Text Completion:

For blank 1, the options are:

confirmation, which means verification

configuration, which means arrangement

composition, which means make-up

comformation, which means shape or structural arrangement

Of these, we rule out confirmation, as "peculiar confirmation" doesn't make sense.

Now, 'composition of stars' implies chemical composition. The sentence, however, states the constellation can be 'readily recognized' by this. As the chemical composition of stars is not obvious to any casual observer, 'composition' is also ruled out as a choice.

So we have options (b)configuration and (d)conformation as possibilities. So we need to choose between 'principle' and 'principal' for blank 2.

Principle= basic truth/rule of action or moral conduct

Principal= chief/primary/predominant

Of these, 'principal' is the word that fits. Cetus can be identified by the peculiar arrangement of its important/main stars.

So the correct answer is option (d)

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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