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GRE Text Completion Sample Questions

Question 1 of 10

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With his sub-four minute mile Bannister broke a psychological barrier, and inspired thousands of others to attempt to overcome seemingly ____ hurdles.

Select one of the following:

  • insurmountable

  • inane

  • trivial

  • traumatic

  • ineffable

Explanation

Question 2 of 10

1

Filmography, like discography, is an ___________ science, requiring considerable research and verification of suggested facts; results will always be variable.

Select one of the following:

  • exacting

  • imperceptible

  • autonomous

  • enterprising

  • imprecise

Explanation

Question 3 of 10

1

Our eyelashes and eyebrows are highly effective at keeping irritants from entering the eye; in fact, without
eyelashes and eyebrows we would most likely be scratching our eyes______________ throughout the day.

Select one of the following:

  • regularly

  • rarely

  • indifferently

  • angrily

  • whimsically

Explanation

Question 4 of 10

1

Any growth in the number of people receiving unemployment benefits invariably results in greater individual
______________ on government support.

Select one of the following:

  • dependence

  • grasping

  • participants

  • conscripts

  • thinkers

Explanation

Question 5 of 10

1

Andrew’s caustic temperament and extreme views can turn off the most patient political adviser; he even
angered a board of ______________ moderates.

Select one of the following:

  • evenhanded

  • didactic

  • equivocal

  • ostentatious

  • polemical

Explanation

Question 6 of 10

1

Security alarms are not as effective of a ______________ as one might think when considering the number
of failures per one thousand break ins; this measurement is commonly used to evaluate the effectiveness of units
by local statisticians and is strongly related to whether a burglar is willing to risk being caught.

Select one of the following:

  • divergence

  • deterrent

  • watchdog

  • vigilance

  • resistor

Explanation

Question 7 of 10

1

Criminal profilers understand that psychopaths view the world differently from ordinary people; for
example, psychopaths who want to do something do not question their own ______________ or second
guess their own subconscious thoughts because, to the psychopath, activities that feel good are justifiable.

Select one of the following:

  • protocol

  • motives

  • possibilities

  • childhood

  • functions

Explanation

Question 8 of 10

1

Superheroes capture the imagination of people, young and old alike, because they represent the absolute
______________ of what the best humans might become if they were capable of it.

Select one of the following:

  • distinctiveness

  • desires

  • pinnacle

  • imagination

  • consequences

Explanation

Question 9 of 10

1

It is difficult to pretend to be something you are not because eventually the pretense of your action will lead to
meeting at least a few individuals who are not predisposed to being ______________.

Select one of the following:

  • hoodwinked

  • confused

  • disturbed

  • truncated

  • solicited

Explanation

Question 10 of 10

1

It is easy to lose faith in someone that makes______________ promises and fails to deliver repeatedly

Select one of the following:

  • grandiose

  • factual

  • alternative

  • indentured

  • listless

Explanation