GRE SENTENCE COMPLETION-4
GRE Sentence Completion Sample Questions
1.Ballet is known to be _______; once you go, you are likely to find yourself going again and again, loving the
performances more each time.
2.American technology borrowed its ideas and methods from the British Industrial Revolution, but soon the natural _______ of Americans became evident and they quickly outstripped their teachers.
3.Although they are _______ by traps, poison, and shotguns, predators _______ to feast on flocks of sheep.
4.Because even the briefest period of idleness bored and exasperated her, she worked _______ at some project or activity.
5.Meteors become _______ only after they enter the atmosphere, for it is then that they begin to bum and leave their luminous trails.
1.(A) The use of the semi-colon in the sentence shows that the missing word must imply what follows it immediately namely, 'once you go, you are likely to find yourself going again and again'. Anything that results in inducing a habit in you is called addictive. So, 9A) is the answer.
2.(A) The quality of Americans which enabled them to quickly outstrip their teachers must have been something desirable. The only desirable quality found among the choices is inventiveness, and this word gives a cogent meaning to the sentence. So, (A) is the answer.
3.(C) Predators (meaning hunting a animals) will not be lured or encouraged by traps, poison or shotguns. So, (A) and (D) are ruled out while considering the choices for the first missing word. If predators are destroyed by traps, poison and shotguns, and therefore cause to feast on flocks of sheep, there is no need for the use of the conjunction 'although' in the sentence. So, (B) is wrong. The same argument holds good for choice (E) also. It is the pair of words in (C) which results in a cogent sentence, and is the answer.
4.(A) The use of the conjunction 'because' shows that the second part of the sentence must be a logical consequence of what is stated in the first part. If the briefest period of idleness bored her, she would have tried to keep herself busy con continuously. Among the choices, it is only the word 'constantly' which gives those meaning, and so (A) is the answer.
5.(A) The word 'for' in this sentence means 'because' So, the first part of the sentence must be a logical consequence of what is stated in the second part. Meteors beginning to burn and leaving luminous trails would become bright. It is only the word incandescent among the choices which gives this meaning. So, (a) is the answer.