Questão 39. Considering the grammatical and semantic aspects of text III, decide whether the following items are right (C) or wrong (E).
1. The passage “Contrary to popular (…) for the compliant” (l. 10 and 11) can be correctly rewritten as In opposition to what most people believe, a yielding person is not suited to a career in diplomacy without this changing the meaning of the text.
2. The word “armoury” (l. 3) can be correctly replaced by arsenal since both words can be used in the context to indicate the skills a diplomat should have.
3. In “On it will rest the courage” (l. 8), the pronoun “it” refers to “the applicant’s personality” (l. 7).
O item está ERRADO. O pronome, na verdade, refere-se à noun phrase “a hard core”, no sentido de “a central or fundamental element which cannot be removed or reduced” (Oxford English Dictionary).
4. The expression “come to grief” (l. 10) means to end in failure.
O item está CERTO. Esse é um sentido possível para come to grief naquele contexto.