GRE Text Completion Practice

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

Question 2 of 10

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All good comic writers use humor to ____, not to side-step the problems of human behavior.

Select one of the following:

  • amuse

  • avert

  • juxtapose

  • confront

  • solve

Question 3 of 10

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The game of chess is an example of a ___ information system: the pieces sit inertly on the board until the players move them according to known rules.

Select one of the following:

  • interactive

  • passive

  • cybernetic

  • disruptive

  • logistic

Question 4 of 10

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An artist’s preliminary sketches are often a ____of a subject; on the basis of these sketches the artist makes a decision on his or her approach to the final painting.

Select one of the following:

  • reconnaissance

  • caricature

  • vignette

  • pastiche

  • cameo

Question 5 of 10

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Taking antibiotics for a viral infection may, it is true, be ____ ; however, in certain cases a course of these drugs can actually ward off opportunistic bacterial infections.

Select one of the following:

  • justified

  • enough

  • recommended

  • ineffective

  • curative

Question 6 of 10

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The revolution in art has not lost its steam; it ____ on as fiercely as ever.

Select one of the following:

  • trudges

  • meanders

  • edges

  • ambles

  • rages

Question 7 of 10

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Each occupation has its own ____ ; bankers, lawyers and computer professionals, for example, all use among themselves language which outsiders have difficulty following.

Select one of the following:

  • merits

  • disadvantages

  • rewards

  • jargon

  • problems

Question 8 of 10

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____ by nature, Jones spoke very little even to his own family members.

Select one of the following:

  • garrulous

  • equivocal

  • taciturn

  • arrogant

  • gregarious

Question 9 of 10

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Many people at that time believed that spices help preserve food; however, Hall found that many marketed spices were ____ bacteria, moulds and yeasts.

Select one of the following:

  • devoid of

  • teeming with

  • improved by

  • destroyed by

  • active against

Question 10 of 10

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Unwilling to admit that they had been in error, the researchers tried to ____ their case with more data obtained from dubious sources.

Select one of the following:

  • ascertain

  • buttress

  • refute

  • absolve

  • dispute

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GRE Text Completion Practice

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