GRE SENTENCE COMPLETION-1
GRE Sentence Completion Sample Questions
1.The instructor added the restriction that all projects had to be _______: no student could research an area
that had been investigated previously by anyone else.
2.Just as congestion plagues every important highway, so it _______ the streets of every city.
3.Some microbiologists believe that the attempt to kill the microbes that live on or in our bodies is a mistake and that the use of antiseptics cannot always be _______.
4.Although we know that our adversaries' pace is _______ compared to our own, we would be foolish to be _______.
5.The _______ theory of the nature of art is vulnerable to the _______ that much art makes no attempt to create likenesses of objects.
1.(E) The us of the symbol colon between the two parts of the sentence indicates that the missing word in the first part must means that is stated in the second part, namely, that no student could research an area that had been investigated previously by any one else-in other words, that each project should be original. So, (E) is the answer.
2.(C) The use of the phrase 'just as implies that the missing word must mean a synonym of the word plagues. Among the given choices, clogs is the only word having a similarly meaning, and is the answer.
3.(A) Antiseptic kill microbes. In the view of those microbiologists who think that killing of microbes is a mistake, the use of antibiotics will into always be justified.
4.(B) The use of the conjunction 'although' indicates a contrast in sense within the sentence. Being vigilant or prudent cannot be termed us being foolish, and so (A) and (D) can be rejected straightaway. If we know that the adversary's pace in dilatory (or slow) compared to our own, we would n ot be pessimistic about or success, and so (E) can also be ruled out. If we know that the adversary's pace is rapid compared to out own, we would not be callous (or indifferent) and so (C) is ruled out. (B) is the answer, because it means that even if we know that the adversary is progressing slower than we do, it will be foolish to be complacent, and that we should still be very vigilant, because he may suddenly increase his pace and overtake us.
5.(A) The phrases ;vulnerable to rebuttal', 'vulnerable to criticism', 'vulnerable to challenge', vulnerable to objection', are all correct, and so when the choices for the second missing word are alone considered, we can rule out only (D). The first missing word must be the opposite of the statement, 'much are makes no attempt to create likenesses of objects', meaning that 'art does not imitate life'/ The imitation theory of art is obviously the most appropriate phrase in this context. So, (A) is the answer.