GRE Verbal Reasoning Text Completion Example

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In this section we cover some typical questions that can appear on the GRE test in the verbal reasoning section.

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Question 1

Question
Early______ of hearing loss is ______ by the fact that the other senses are able to compensate for moderate amounts of loss, so that people frequently do not know that their hearing is imperfect.
Answer
  • discovery . . indicated
  • development . . prevented
  • detection . . complicated
  • treatment . . facilitated
  • incidence . . corrected

Question 2

Question
The ______ science of seismology has grown just enough so that the first overly bold theories have been ______ .
Answer
  • magnetic . . accepted
  • exploratory . . recalled
  • predictive . . protected
  • fledgling . . refuted
  • tentative . . analyzed

Question 3

Question
Nonviolent demonstrations often create such tensions that a community that has constantly refused to ______ its injustices is forced to correct them: the injustices can no longer be ______.
Answer
  • acknowledge..ignored
  • explain..discussed
  • address..eliminated
  • decrease..verified
  • tolerate..accepted

Question 4

Question
Since 1813 reaction to Jane Austen's novels has oscillated between ______ and condescension; but in general later writers have esteemed her works more highly than did most of her literary ______.
Answer
  • dismissal..admirers
  • approbation..precursors
  • indifference..followers
  • disapproval..readers
  • adoration..contemporaries

Question 5

Question
There are, as yet, no vegetation types or ecosystems whose study has been ______ to the extent that they no longer ______ ecologists.
Answer
  • perfected..hinder
  • delayed..benefit
  • prevented..challenge
  • exhausted..interest
  • prolonged..require