GRE Sentence Equivalence SAMPLE QUESTIONS-8

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1. Preventive action of this kind has a further significance, for it implies a belief that the dead might be ________ and had power to harm the living.

  • A. Magnanimous
  • B. Auspicious
  • C. Malevolent
  • D. Vindictive
  • E. Melancholy
Answer

C and D

The missing word is describing an aspect related to the dead and the fact that the dead had the power to harm the living is another such aspect. This implies that the missing word cannot mean something close to 'magnanimous' or 'auspicious'. Out of the remaining options, 'malevolent' and 'vindictive' are the closest in meaning and therefore, C and D are the correct answers.

2. All definite knowledge belongs to science; all ________ as to what surpasses definite knowledge to theology.

  • A. Dogma
  • B. Ambiguity
  • C. Belay
  • D. Belief
  • E. Ambidexterity
Answer

A and D

The correct answers will be two words such that placing either of them in the blank will render the same meaning to the sentence as a whole. Out of all the given answer options, 'dogma' and 'belief' are the only two such words. Therefore, A and D are the correct answers.

3. Everything that passes between the cytoplasm and the nucleus in the eukaryotic cell must ________ the nuclear envelope.

  • A. Transude
  • B. Transverse
  • C. Crank
  • D. Transpose
  • E. Cross
Answer

B and E

A careful reading of the sentence suggests that the missing word means something close to crossing. Out of the answer options, A, B, C and D, the word that is closest in meaning to 'crossing' is 'transverse'. Therefore, B and E are the correct answers.

4. It is not good either to forget the questions that philosophy asks, or to persuade ourselves that we have found ________ answers to them.

  • A. Irrational
  • B. Ironical
  • C. Indubitable
  • D. Irrefutable
  • E. Interactive
Answer

C and D

The missing word has been used to describe the type of answers. Out of all the given answer options, 'indubitable' and 'irrefutable' are the only two words that carry the same meaning. There are no other synonyms in the given list. This implies that C and D are the correct answers.

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