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GRE Sentence Completion

GRE Sentence Completion

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This Mini-Test consists of 10 GRE-style Sentence Completion questions. Select your
responses by clicking on the buttons. Limit your time to 10 minutes.
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1. Dependence by primitive humans on their environment would
not have permitted them to be- ------ the effects of the
surrounding world on them.

(A) intrigued by
(B) protected from
(C) indifferent about
(D) surprised by
(E) knowledgeable about

2. Shakespeare's------- of Richard III is so------- that it is difficult to imagine that the ruler had been dead for more than a century before the Bard cast him as the central character in one of his plays.

(A) rendition..compelling
(B) criticism..candid
(C) caricature..inventive
(D) portrayal..droll
(E) depiction..vivid

3. When listening to a medieval Gregorian chant, the listener does

not encounter the composer's individual personality;-------, the chant merely------- both the musical and religious rules of the period.

(A) rather..embodies
(B) in addition..conveys
(C) instead..belies
(D) in other words..repudiates
(E) moreover..reflects

4. Even detractors who warn of its potential for abuse by powerful

despots agree that genetic engineering, if used-------, can
reduce the incidence of the sort of physical and mental
deformities that any society would want to eliminate.

(A) premeditatedly
(B) biologically
(C) recklessly
(D) discriminately
(E) illicitly

5. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye, having become a manifesto for psychopaths and potential miscreants, is viewed by many high- school administrators as too- ------ to be suitable for teenage students.

(A) austere
(B) insipid
(C) provocative
(D) aberrant
(E) progressive

6.The high incidence of speech articulation disorders among young
children suggests that such "disorders" are------- developmental
phenomena, since they generally occur less frequently among

------- age groups.

(A) actually normal..other
(B) relatively rare..certain
(C) very serious..most
(D) clinically acceptable.. younger
(E) commonly misunderstood..older

7. Paradoxically, industrialist Andrew Carnegie gained his reputation
for-- ----- at the expense of his own factory workers, who
were oppressed by the-- ----- steel magnate to an extent that
would be considered by today's standards of labor practice to be unconscionable.

(A) efficiency..affluent
(B) innovation..benevolent

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