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).
GRE Practice Test Second Edition - Complete Paper (pdf)
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
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
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
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
E. explain why the Spanish use of sugar in
chocolate was not a sign of a need to transform
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