Question 102

In each of the following sentences, parts of the sentence are left blank. Beneath each sentence, four different ways of completing the sentence are indicated. Choose the best alternative from among the four.

The law prohibits a person from felling a sandalwood tree, even if it grows on one’s own land, without prior permission from the government. As poor people cannot deal with the government, this legal provision leads to a rip-roaring business for _______ , who care neither for the ________, nor for the trees.

[CAT 2000]


'Touts' means persons who buy something to resell it at a profit. This is apt in the first blank. The word 'rich' doesn't make sense in the second blank. The correct choice of words is, therefore, 'touts' and 'poor'. Hence, option d).

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