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Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning Time - 30 minutes 35 Questions

For each question in this section, choose the most appropriate answer and blacken the corresponding space on the answer sheet.


Each of the following questions has one or two blank spaces, each blank indicates that a wprd has been omitted. Each sentence is followed by five words or pairs of words. Choose the word or pairs of words that best completes the meaning of the sentence.

Example:

She should act with ---- if she wants to buy her airline ticket before tomorrow’s price-increase.

(A) looseness (B) languor (C) celerity

(D) felicity (E) forbearance

  1. Due to tremendous progress in medical science the overpopulation problem has --------.

    (A)    eliminated
    (B)    aggravated
    (C)    minimized
    (D)    distorted
    (E)    discouraged

  2. The story of the movie The Shining is very --------. It shows how a man cut off from the world for a long time becomes a psychopath.

    (A)    inept
    (B)    absorbing
    (C)    intricate
    (D)    controversial
    (E)    trite

  3. Although Toni is arguably as good a mystery writer as Bernice, she is clearly far less -------- than Bernice, having written only six books in comparison to Bernice’s sixty.

    (A)    coherent
    (B)    prolific
    (C)    equivocal
    (D)    pretentious
    (E)    gripping

  4. Being cynical, he was reluctant to -------- the -------- of any kind act until he had ruled out all possible secret, uncharitable motives.

    (A)    question...benevolence
    (B)    acknowledge...wisdom
    (C)    accept...unselfishness
    (D)    endure...loss
    (E)    witness...outcome

  5. Never invest on sentiment or on a tip; look for stocks with promising -------- potential for growth.

    (A)    quick
    (B)    long-term
    (C)    higher
    (D)    lucrative
    (E)    regular

  6. At the world’s first hotel school, only students with the -------- to succeed are selected.

    (A)    demand
    (B)    need
    (C)    drive
    (D)    resources
    (E)    experience

  7. Life at home for a young mother can be routine. On the road, however, it’s a -------- story altogether.

    (A)    dull
    (B)    different
    (C)    interesting
    (D)    boisterous
    (E)    emancipated

  8. Henry Ford, the founder of the modern automobile industry, knew that only dedication and -------- can ensure that the customer gets the very best.

    (A)    commitment
    (B)    money
    (C)    outlook
    (D)    perception
    (E)    supervision

  9. She fascinated the world with her beauty and her charm, and her life mixed public spectacle with private anguish; her tragic death -------- a flood of grief on every continent.

    (A)    brought
    (B)    left
    (C)    prompted
    (D)    meant
    (E)    managed

  10. As Richard -------- retirement, he became more intelligent and active.

    (A)    wanted
    (B)    awarded
    (C)    withdrew
    (D)    derived
    (E)    neared

Each of the following questions consist of a related pair of words or phrases, followed by five pairs of words. Choose the pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair

Example:

PUPIL : EYE ::

(A) elbow : wrist (B) toe :foot (C) arm : leg (D) fist : hand (E) shoe : shock

  1. NOSE : HEAD

    (A)    hand : arm
    (B)    foot : toe
    (C)    eye : lid
    (D)    wrist : finger
    (E)    teeth : gums

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Index

Test 4
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 Key To Test 4

Answer Explanation To Test 4
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

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