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Section 7 : 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 indicating that something 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. As a steadfast -------- of our right to leisure time, Ronny had few --------

    (A)    defender...equals
    (B)    opponent...friends
    (C)    follower...enemies
    (D)    advocate...defenders
    (E)    messenger...worries

  2. A careful -------- of the house revealed no clues

    (A)    dissipation
    (B)    autopsy
    (C)    selling
    (D)    examination
    (E)    incineration

  3. Almost everyone was -------- by the cheerful, lively sound of dance music

    (A)    revived
    (B)    tired
    (C)    fired
    (D)    drained
    (E)    bored

  4. The --------of the Challenger could have been avoided if more safety --------had been taken.

    (A)    restriction...preservers
    (B)    disaster...reservations
    (C)    scientist...measures
    (D)    failure...inspectors
    (E)    tragedy...precautions

  5. They were disappointed to see the armed guards. It -------- them from doing anything disruptive.

    (A)    inspired
    (B)    prevented
    (C)    encouraged
    (D)    irritated
    (E)    excited

  6. The-------- teenager thought old people should be polite to him.

    (A)    insolent
    (B)    merciless
    (C)    civilized
    (D)    docile
    (E)    mad

  7. The newspaper accused the politician of -------- for making promises he knew he could not ------- .

    (A)    revulsion...condone
    (B)    impunity...reprise
    (C)    liability...improve
    (D)    hypocrisy...fulfill
    (E)    petulance...verify

  8. Paula was -------- as a child, accepting without a question everything she was told.

    (A)    reticent
    (B)    truculent
    (C)    recalcitrant
    (D)    obstreperous
    (E)    credulous

  9. Cautioned by an anonymous phone call that an explosion was --------, the police -------- the building immediately.

    (A)    expected..filled
    (B)    ubiquitous...purged
    (C)    imminent ... evacuated
    (D)    eminent ..checked
    (E)    insidious..obviated

  10. Route 52 has always been known to wind its -------- way through steep mountain passes and coarse terrain.

    (A)    easy
    (B)    smooth
    (C)    evasive
    (D)    tortuous
    (E)    deceitful

  11. As there were not enough seats to -------- so many people, they had to put up a big tent outside

    (A)    lead
    (B)    ascertain
    (C)    delegate
    (D)    accommodate
    (E)    recognize

  12. This -------- old stone farmhouse has been a landmark since before the World War I.

    (A)    fragile
    (B)    sturdy
    (C)    ramshackle
    (D)    rickety
    (E)    worthless

  13. The mayor was --------in his commitment to -------- the rise of unemployment among his constituents

    (A)    uncertain...staunch
    (B)    headstrong...stem
    (C)    faltering...identity
    (D)    firm...uphold
    (E)    active...approach

  14. The party’s clear-------- of the situation kept the meeting from breaking up into--------

    (A)    idea...humor
    (B)    notion...anarchy
    (C)    grasp...chaos
    (D)    wit...tumult
    (E)    knowledge...uproar

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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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