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GRE Practice Test Verbal Reasoning Section 4 Part 5




 
Questions and Solutions for GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 Part 5)

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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).
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For each of Questions 16 to 19, select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed that are alike in meaning.

GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 17)

17. The report’s most significant weakness is its assumption that the phenomenon under study is ___, when in reality it is limited to a specific geographic area.
A. unusual
B. exceptional
C. ubiquitous
D. absolute
E. universal
F. restricted
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 18)

18. The spy’s repeated bungling was, above all else, ___ those who wished to thwart her efforts, since it was so unpredictable as to obscure any pattern that might otherwise lead to her capture.
A. an obstacle to
B. a signal to
C. a hindrance to
D. an indication for
E. a snare for
F. a boon to



GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 19)

19. Each member of the journalistic pair served as ___ the other: each refrained from publishing a given piece if the other doubted that it was ready to be printed.
A. a check on
B. an advocate for
C. an impediment to
D. a brake on
E. an apologist for
F. an intermediary for
For each of Questions 20 to 25, select one answer choice unless otherwise directed.
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 20)

20. The author of the passage refers to the use of honey primarily to
A. identify the origins of an additive previously untried by Europeans
B. present an example of a product that was unknown to Europeans
C. correct the misapprehension that Mesoamericans used a sweetener that was not available in Europe
D. provide an example of an ingredient that was in the process of being displaced by a substitute
E. explain why the Spanish use of sugar in chocolate was not a sign of a need to transform chocolate


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