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ANSWER EXPLANATION TO THE DRILL

Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning

  1. C
    George Bernard Shaw maintained that contemporary social values could be flippant and inane.

    A. Incorrect. Important is contradictory to flippant.
    B, D & E Incorrect.

  2. A
    Although the general had been told by the field staff that continuing warfare would be detrimental to his soldiers, he insisted on deploying more tanks.

    B, C, & E Incorrect.
    D. Incorrect. It has the correct adverb although in the initial blank but has formidable in the second blank which is not quite appropriate.

  3. D
    The Senate warned the President that if he did not accept their advice the differences between the Legislative and Executive arms of the Government would be exacerbated.

    A. Incorrect. Because enhance improves an already good quality.
    B & C Incorrect. Because eliminated and eroded negate the message of the sentence.
    E. Incorrect.

  4. E
    Most newspapers could do with deletion of paragraphs to make the prose more succinct.

  5. C
    He was accused of murdering his wife and though he was never indicted, he never recovered from the shame and scandal.

    A & B Incorrect. Because charged and booked are implied in the word accused.
    D & E Incorrect.

  6. C
    The tornado warnings and the fragility of our houses make us certain that disaster is imminent.

    A & E Incorrect.
    B. Incorrect. Because possible does not have the strength of imminent.
    D. Incorrect. Because the word forthcoming is not used for disasters.

  7. B
    Soap operas are characterized by an unending story line and convoluted plots and sub-plots.

    A. Incorrect. Unemotional is not true of soap operas.
    C. Incorrect. Although infantile may be acceptable, simple in the second blank cannot be accepted.
    D & E Incorrect.

  8. C
    The tumultuous transformation of the former Soviet Union remains one of the biggest stories of the decade.

    A, B, D & E Incorrect. They sound antithetical.

  9. A
    If the human race is to survive it must willfully and deliberately renounce the fruits of wild and whirling technology.

    B. Incorrect.
    C, D & E Incorrect. Because their second blank choices do not fit well.

  10. B
    A river leaves behind silt which is sand or mud carried by flowing water. So also a glacier leaves behind detritus - gravel and sand.

  11. D
    An ascetic does not like luxury. Similarly a misogynist does not like women
    .

    A, C & E Incorrect.
    B
    . Incorrect. It is too broad as a communist may not be the only thing that a capitalist dislikes.

  12. D
    Vandalism is the desecration of property as calumny is the desecration of a reputation.

  13. C
    A grumbler expresses dissatisfaction just as a bungler expresses incompetence.

  14. D
    One unriddles a mystery in the same way that one cracks a cipher.

  15. A
    Horticultural has to do with plants as sidereal has to do with stars.

  16. E
    The Gold Standard is the major contributor to the Great Depression.

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Index

PART IV

Drill :

Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 2 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 4 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 5 : Reading Comprehension
Section 6 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 7 : Verbal Reasoning

Answer Explanation To The Drill
Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 2 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 4 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 5 : Reading Comprehension
Section 6 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 7 : Verbal Reasoning

Test 1

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