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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 8: In measuring electrical activity in different parts of the brain, researchers found that people who describe themselves as generally happy have more activity in the left prefrontal lobe of their brains than do other people. Therefore, a medication for ____________ the left prefrontal lobe of the brain would be an ____________ treatment for clinical depression.

  1. continuous, naive
  2. separate, crafty
  3. abutting, astute
  4. contiguous, less shrewd

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Method of solving this CAT Question from Text Completion:

Blank (1): This question hinges on the subtle difference between continuous and contiguous. It wouldn't make sense to say continuous plots of land. That would imply the plots of land are without interruption. This makes sense for time, but not for 'plots' of land which must necessarily have boundaries.

Still, separate is less appropriate because we get the idea that the purchaser needs plots of land in sequence - this makes contiguous the better option.

Abutting, meaning adjoining, is also a good possibility.

Blank (2) : The word "even" gives us a clue as to what is appropriate for this blank. Naïve or less shrewd are the only possibilities here.

So the correct choice here is option D. contiguous, less shrewd

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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