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Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning

  1. D
    This is correct as butterflies may be distinguished from moths by the beauty of their wings. The preposition ‘by’ denotes the quality that separates butterflies from moths.

  2. C
    Eliza saw no point in the exercises that had been set for her and worked at them in a desultory manner.

    A. Incorrect. Because it is self-contradictory.
    B & E Incorrect.
    D. Incorrect. Strength is not an idiomatic usage.

  3. B
    Mother Teresa was modest about her achievements and was unwilling to discuss them before anyone.

    A. Incorrect. Because we presume that anyone who is enthusiastic about their achievement would not be hesitant about flaunting them.
    C, D & E are also incorrect.

  4. C
    Martin Luther yearned for justice and fought attempts to exploit ignorant peasants in the medieval ages.

    A. Incorrect. Influence could have been possible but exploit goes better with the injustice that Luther was fighting against.
    B, D & E Incorrect.

  5. A
    The manual that came with the computer is no masterpiece of clear prose as its instructions are so garbled that we still do not know how to set up the computer.

    B & C Incorrect. They do not have a word with a negative connotation in the second blank so they are not acceptable choices.
    D & E Incorrect.

  6. C
    The strike will not end because both sides are intransigent. They are stubborn and unwilling to accept the other’s view.

  7. D
    Readers who think of Gone with the Wind as a Southern romance miss its underlying thematic import.

    A. Incorrect. Does not quite fit as it is too broad a concept.
    B & C Incorrect. They are almost similar and not acceptable.
    E. Incorrect. Sounds more like an exaggeration that does not make any comment on the quality of the novel.

  8. B
    The professors at White University have permanent tenure on their positions and do not have to look for other employment.

    A & C Incorrect.
    E. Incorrect. Occupation does not match on their positions.
    D. Incorrect. Because ‘right’ does fit the first blank but its counterpart ‘employees’ does not fit the second blank.

  9. B
    It is very difficult to overcome the tenacity of habits such as smoking and drinking alcohol.

    A. Incorrect. Sounds more like an individual opinion.
    C & E Incorrect.
    D. Incorrect. Because insistence would require the prepositions ‘on’ or ‘upon’ to follow.

  10. C
    The trite and predictable happenings in many sitcoms bore many viewers.

    A. Incorrect. Adverse happenings need not be ’insipid’ so there is not much sense here.
    B, D & E Incorrect.

  11. B
    Just as the hospital is the place of work of the doctor, the bank is the place of work of the teller.

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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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