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GRE Practice Test Verbal Reasoning Section 4 Part 2


Questions and Solutions for GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 Part 2)

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These are explanations and step by step solutions for the second edition of the ETS Practice Book for the Paper-Based GRE Revised General Test (Verbal Reasoning Section 4).
GRE Practice Test Second Edition - Complete Paper (pdf)

For each question, indicate the best answer, using the directions given.
For each of Questions 1 to 8, select one entry for each blank from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.

GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 5)

5. Because we assume the (i)___ of natural design, nature can often (ii)___ us: as the Wright brothers noted, the birds initially misled them in almost every particular, but their Flyer eventually succeeded by being the least avian of the early flying machines.
Blank (i)
A. quirkiness
B. preeminence
C. maladroitness
Blank (ii)
D. galvanize
E. befriend
F. beguile
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 6)

6. Colleagues describe Padgett as both forthright and reticent, humble and (i)___ , good-natured and (ii)___ . And in her behavior as a businesswoman, Padgett herself does little to (iii)___ these contradictions. She says she is proemployee but is avowedly antiunion. She calls herself procustomer but acknowledges that she runs a store with higher profit margins and prices than almost any other grocer.
Blank (i)
A. diffident
B. eccentric
C. arrogant
Blank (ii)
D. prickly
E. solicitous
F. phlegmatic
Blank (iii)
G. dispel
H. fulfill
I. accentuate

GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 7)

7. Historical research makes two somewhat antithetical truths that sounded (i)___ come to seem profound: knowledge of the past comes entirely from written documents, giving written words great (ii)___ , and the more material you uncover, the more (iii)___ your subject becomes.
Blank (i)
A. deep
B. portentous
C. banal
Blank (ii)
D. consequence
E. antiquity
F. simultaneity
Blank (iii)
G. elusive
H. contemporary
I. circumstantial
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 8)

8. The recent publication of the painter Robert Motherwell’s substantial body of writing, as well as writings by fellow Expressionist Barnett Newman, (i)___ Ann Gibson’s assertion that the Abstract Expressionists were reluctant to (ii)___ issues of artistic meaning in their work and suggests that this supposed reticence was perhaps more artistic (iii)___ than historical fact.
Blank (i)
A. substantiates
B. undermines
C. overlooks
Blank (ii)
D. forgo
E. articulate
F. conceal
Blank (iii)
G. conscience
H. focus
I. posturing

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