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.
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.
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.
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.
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