Text Completion GRE Sample Questions 7

GRE Text Completion Sample Questions

GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 1 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 2 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 3 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 4 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 5 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 6 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 7 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 8 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 9 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 10

1. Guilt can be an effective tool when it comes to keeping us on track. However, guilt feelings when we have nothing to feel guilty about is another matter altogether. When guilt creeps into the time management process, it is usually an indicator that the individual has begun to believe on some level that unless they are not (1) __________ engaged in some task, they are not managing their time well. While it is important to take care of necessary tasks in a timely manner, we also need some time to simply relax and (2) ____________. From this perspective, failing to include time for rest and recreation is actually a breach of good time management policies. By denying your mind and your body of what it needs to be healthy, you are actually defeating the (3) ________ of time management, and setting yourself up to fail at some future point.

Blank 1: currently, entirely, actively

Blank 2: recharge, unwind, recreate

Blank 3: meaning, objective, purpose

Correct Answer: actively, recharge, purpose

Explanation: In the given paragraph, the author is explaining how people wrongly become guilty about their time management techniques. He is mainly discussing feeling guilty for no reason at all. The idea put across is that people feel guilty when they rest and recreate, because they are not ‘actively’ engaged in some work. The option ‘entirely’ is not correct for the first blank as it shows an extreme form of the situation. The option ‘currently’ is also incorrect since it does not lend the intended meaning to the sentence. The correct option for the first blank is ‘actively’. When people are not actively engaged in work and they are taking a break, they feel guilty. In the sentence containing the second blank, the author is bringing our attention to something that is necessary. He says that making some time to simply relax is necessary because it ‘recharges’ us. This sentence contains the gist of the paragraph and hence we choose that option of the three which best explains the point of the author. The correct option for the second blank is ‘recharge’. For the last blank, we reject the option ‘meaning’. Out of the remaining options, we select ‘purpose’ over ‘objective’. ‘Purpose’ means intension whereas ‘objective’ means aim. The objective of time management is to finish the tasks in time and the purpose of time management is to make some time to relax. Hence, ‘purpose’ is the correct answer option.

2. On the other hand some are very serious about their relationship and cannot handle the parting as the breakups are different as per the different (1) ___________ and very much depend as to how (2) _________ a person is. Some may take it very easily as a simple life phase. Teens cannot find it easy to part with somebody they love whereas adults may have experienced the same before and learnt how to carry on if such (3) _______ come in life.

Blank 1: circumstances, ages, exposure

Blank 2: mature, experienced, intelligent

Blank 3: situations, tragedies, instances

Correct Answer: ages, mature, instances

Explanation: In the given paragraph, the discussion is around how some people cannot get over a break up while others can. In the third sentence, the author says that teenagers find it difficult to get over a break up as compared with adults. The reason for this is less experience of teenagers of such situations. Since the comparison is based on the ages of teenagers and adults, the correct answers for the first and second blanks are 'ages' and 'mature'. An adult is older than a teenager and hence he is more mature. How people handle parting depends on how old they are as mature people find it easier to part with someone they love as compared with teenagers. For the last blank, we select the option 'instances'. The 'situation' described is of a particular type and hence we can call it an 'instance'. 'Tragedy' is a characteristic of the instance and hence we reject the option. The correct option is 'instances'.

GRE Text Completion Sample Questions

GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 1 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 2 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 3 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 4 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 5 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 6 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 7 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 8 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 9 | GRE Text Completion Sample Questions 10