GRE Text Completion Sample Questions

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Question 1

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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.
Answer
  • insurmountable
  • inane
  • trivial
  • traumatic
  • ineffable

Question 2

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Filmography, like discography, is an ___________ science, requiring considerable research and verification of suggested facts; results will always be variable.
Answer
  • exacting
  • imperceptible
  • autonomous
  • enterprising
  • imprecise

Question 3

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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.
Answer
  • regularly
  • rarely
  • indifferently
  • angrily
  • whimsically

Question 4

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Any growth in the number of people receiving unemployment benefits invariably results in greater individual ______________ on government support.
Answer
  • dependence
  • grasping
  • participants
  • conscripts
  • thinkers

Question 5

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Andrew’s caustic temperament and extreme views can turn off the most patient political adviser; he even angered a board of ______________ moderates.
Answer
  • evenhanded
  • didactic
  • equivocal
  • ostentatious
  • polemical

Question 6

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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.
Answer
  • divergence
  • deterrent
  • watchdog
  • vigilance
  • resistor

Question 7

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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.
Answer
  • protocol
  • motives
  • possibilities
  • childhood
  • functions

Question 8

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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.
Answer
  • distinctiveness
  • desires
  • pinnacle
  • imagination
  • consequences

Question 9

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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 ______________.
Answer
  • hoodwinked
  • confused
  • disturbed
  • truncated
  • solicited

Question 10

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It is easy to lose faith in someone that makes______________ promises and fails to deliver repeatedly
Answer
  • grandiose
  • factual
  • alternative
  • indentured
  • listless