GRE Sample Questions 2 : Sentence Completions

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[font=comic sans ms] Verbal Section : Sentence Completions

Directions:

Each GRE sample sentence compltion question below has one or two blanks. Each blank shows that something has been omitted. Under each GRE sample sentence completion question five words are given as choice. Choose the one correct word for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentences as a whole.

  1.  No hero of ancient or modern times can surpass the Indian with his lofty contempt of death and the - with which he sustained the cruelest coffliction.
         1. guide
         2. assent
         3. reverence
         4. fortitude
         5. concern

      Ans : D
   2. The hostess attempted to - a romantic atmosphere that would bring the two young people together in -
         1. expand - fealty
         2. present - collusion
         3. simulate - conflict
         4. introduce - cacophony
         5. contrive - matrimony

      Ans : E
   3. Employers who retire people who are willing and able to continue working should realize that - age is not an effective - in determining whether an individual is capable of working.
         1. intellectual - criterion
         2. Chronological - criterion
         3. Physical - barrier
         4. deteriorating - value
         5. chronological - factor

      Ans : B
   4. As the sun rose, the morning mists were borne away on the - like strands of -
         1. whirlwind - flotsam
         2. wind - cactus
         3. morass - tundra
         4. zephyr - gossamer
         5. holocaust - taffeta

      Ans : D
   5. The playwright was known not for his original ideas that had been propounded by others.
         1. rejection
         2. consideration
         3. invention
         4. reiteration
         5. plagiarism

      Ans : E
   6. The gypsy girl, decked out in - finery, and with her disheveled hair streaming over shoulders, was indeed a - sight.
         1. verdant - wistful
         2. sartorial - flagrant
         3. specious - poignant
         4. tawdry - bizarre
         5. opulent - debonair

      Ans : D
   7. Yellow fever, the disease that killed 4,000 Philadelphians in 1793, and so - Memphis, Tennessee, that the city lost its charter, has reappeared after nearly two decades in - in the western hemisphere.
         1. disabled - quarantine
         2. decimated - abeyance
         3. terrorized - contention
         4. ravaged - secret
         5. coupled - quiescence

      Ans : B
   8. The painting was larger than it appeared to be, for hanging in a darkened recess of the chapel, it was - by the perspective.
         1. embellished
         2. improved
         3. jeopardised
         4. aggrandized
         5. diminished

      Ans : E
   9. We have in America - speech that is neither American, Oxford English, nor English but a - of all three.
         1. motley - miracle
         2. nasal - blend
         3. feigned - patchwork
         4. mangled - medley
         5. hybrid - combination

      Ans : E
  10. Old beliefs die hard, even when jobs become - the long - standing fear that unemployment could return at a moments notice -
         1. protected - subsided
         2. vacant - perished
         3. available - receded
         4. plentiful - persisted
         5. easier - charged

      Ans : D
  11. Not only the - are fooled by pcopagandas we can all be misled if we are not -
         1. people - mature
         2. ignorant - cynical
         3. masses - cautious
         4. uncultured - concerned
         5. gullible - wary

      Ans : E
  12. -- merciful by nature, he was - toward the murderer.
         1. although - unmoving
         2. while - unjust
         3. truly - indicative
         4. though - kind
         5. albeit - implacable

      Ans : E
  13. When the news of his - with the enemy become known, he was hanged in -
         1. collusion - effigy
         2. conversation's - earnest
         3. involvement - martyrdom
         4. complacency - retaliation
         5. bickering - response

      Ans : D
  14. He was so - by the interplay of the colors that varied in brilliance and pattern as the music rose and fell, that he asked the price of the device.
         1. overwrought
         2. penalized
         3. repelled
         4. inteugued
         5. penalized

      Ans : D
  15. The absence of a sense of outrage and grief at national tragedy is an - of moral responsibility.
         1. intervention
         2. energising
         3. abdication
         4. administration
         5. actuation.

      Ans : C
  16. In an effort to - its operations, the corporation announced it was acquiring a - company in a different type of manufacturing.
         1. diversify - subsidiary
         2. adumberate - solvent
         3. multiply - protracted
         4. intensify - fluctuating
         5. establish - sequential.

      Ans : A
  17. Samuel Clemens chose the - Mark Twain as a result of his knowledge of river boat piloting.
         1. mountebank
         2. protagonist
         3. misanthrope
         4. hallucination
         5. pseudonym.

      Ans : E
  18. To meet all - a source of - electrical power was added to the train's engine.
         1. Integuments - parallel
         2. possibilities - incidental
         3. amenities - diverse
         4. contingencies - auxiliary
         5. conveniences - automatic.

      Ans : D
  19. Since the escaping vapors proved to be highly -, measures were at once taken for the - of the experiments.
         1. Volatile - ratification
         2. Observable - insulation
         3. Gaseous - reduction
         4. Noxious - cessation
         5. Incriminating - destruction.

      Ans : D
  20. Eric Fromm does not agree that man is - in Freudian sexual dilemmas for if the - that man creates can be changed for the better, there is hope that the state of man can be changed as well.
         1. Tortured - goals
         2. Trapped - institutions
         3. Caught - symbols
         4. Engulfed - life
         5. Confused - meanings.

      Ans : B
  21. As man reached the stars, a booming population threatened to destroy the - of life on his home planet and even its chances for -
         1. Quality - survival
         2. Basis - growth
         3. Existence - upliftment
         4. chances - improvement
         5. meaning - understanding.

      Ans : A
  22. Until the current warming trend exceeds the range of normal climatic fluctuations, there will be, among scientists, considerable - the possibility that increasing levels of atmosphere Co2 can cause long term warming effects
         1. interest in
         2. uncertainty about
         3. experimentation on
         4. enthusiasm for
         5. worry about

      Ans : B
  23. Having no sense of moral obligation, shipler was as little subject to the - of conscience after he acted as he was motivated by its - before he acted.
         1. balm - eloquence
         2. qualms - atonement
         3. reproaches - prompting's
         4. rewards - chastisement
         5. ridicule - allure

      Ans : C
  24. Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and -
         1. goes to work
         2. stays cool
         3. embarrasses its user
         4. communicates
         5. puts its foot down

      Ans : B
  25. Famous among job seekers for its - , the company, quite apart from generous salaries, bestowed on its executives annual bonuses and such - as low - interest home mortgages and company cars.
         1. largesse - perquisites
         2. altruism - credits
         3. magnanimity - reparations
         4. discernment - prerogatives
         5. inventiveness - benefits

      Ans : A
  26. Moving and parked, the automobile devours urban land, leaving the buildings as mere - of habitable space in a sea of dangerous and ugly traffic
         1. asylums
         2. remnants
         3. blocks
         4. mountains
         5. islands

      Ans : E
  27. In the current research program, new varieties of apple trees are evaluated under different agricultural - for tree size, bloom density, fruit size,- to various soils, and resistance to pests and disease.
         1. conditions - adaptability
         2. configurations - propensity
         3. circumstances - proximity
         4. auspices - susceptibility
         5. regulations - conformity

      Ans : A
  28. For many young people during the roaring twenties, a disgust with the excesses of American culture - a wanderlust to provoke an exodus abroad.
         1. reflected
         2. stymied
         3. conflicted with
         4. overwhelmed
         5. combined with

      Ans : E



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