Sentence Completion Practice Test 2

Q. 1
Although is seems to have been a fixture of the square since the city’s origin, the produce market actually opened only _______.
  • a. enthusiastically
  • b. recently
  • c. frequently
  • d. illegally
  • e. graciously
  • Answer: B

Q. 2
The grave problems that afficted him were the purely _______ ones of hunger, pain and fatigue.
  • a. physical
  • b. imaginary
  • c. irrelevant
  • d. hereditary
  • e. coincidental
  • Answer: A

Q. 3
Her ability to analyze issues fairly and competently has earned her the _______ of even her most _______ peers.
  • a. solicitation.. unbiased
  • b. attention.. sympathetic
  • c. suspicion.. discerning
  • d. reputation.. knowledgeable
  • e. respect.. exacting
  • Answer: E

Q. 4
Until the mid- 1800’s, the occasional reports by European explorers of the existence of gorillas were generally disbelieved and swiftly _______ the realm of tall tales.
  • a. extracted from
  • b. confused with
  • c. relegated to
  • d. compared to
  • e. exalted to
  • Answer: C

Q. 5
The historian’s assertion that there is a _______ of verifiable information about nineteenth-century Native Americans is _______, for there exist many transcripts of authentic oral accounts of their activities.
  • a. wealth.. fallacious
  • b. shortage.. legitimate
  • c. depletion.. irrefutable
  • d. paucity.. erroneous
  • e. surfeit.. implausible
  • Answer: D

Q. 6
This book has neither merit nor distinction, and it all but _______ whatever prestige the author may once have had.
  • a. challenges
  • b. maximizes
  • c. epitomizes
  • d. nullifies
  • e. encompasses
  • Answer: D

Q. 7
Far from exercising a counter influence to intellectual orthodoxy, the movement itself has become a center of _______.
  • a. conformity
  • b. notoriety
  • c. enmity
  • d. theology
  • e. idealism
  • Answer: A

Q. 8
People, being prisoners of _______, have made failing a basic metaphor for failure, from the fall of the stock market to the fall of government.
  • a. politics
  • b. gravity
  • c. greed
  • d. turbulence
  • e. emotion
  • Answer: B

Q. 9
The movie avoids many of the _______ of the novel, bringing into sharper focus characters who originally were amiable or disagreeable _______.
  • a. subtleties.. monsters
  • b. excellencies.. stereotypes
  • c. allusions.. individuals
  • d. particulars.. nonentities
  • e. shortcomings.. blur
  • Answer: E

Q. 10
Even the most insulated and _______ government has to be concerned today about the popular mind; some systems may be less _______ than others, but at some point all must pay attention.
  • a. parochial.. vociferous
  • b. corrupt.. theoretical
  • c. arbitrary.. sensitive
  • d. obscure.. reined
  • e. vibrant.. responsive
  • Answer: C

Q. 11
Explanations given to the patient by the anesthetist prior to surgery often _______ anxiety and _______ the need for analgesics.
  • a. intensify.. counteract
  • b. parallel.. assume
  • c. explore.. prepare
  • d. relieve.. reduce
  • e. ignore.. preclude
  • Answer: D

Q. 12
The jellyfish’s show pulsing action people it in a graceful, seemingly _______ drift, but its tentacles contain poison potent enough to stun a swimming human.
  • a. sinister
  • b. rhythmic
  • c. murky
  • d. harmless
  • e. patient
  • Answer: D

Q. 13
The production’s slight romantic appeal depends on its two stars, who are _______ to watch oven when they are delivering _______ speeches.
  • a. overbearing.. innocent
  • b. farcical.. complex
  • c. attractive.. creative
  • d. impossible.. dull
  • e. pleasant.. empty
  • Answer: E

Q. 14
The murderous capriciousness of Nero infused the Roman Empire with such pervasive _______ that not even the most _______ citizens felt safe.
  • a. distaste.. vulgar
  • b. paranoia.. suspicious
  • c. enthusiasm.. apathetic
  • d. unease.. oppressed
  • e. panic.. distinguished
  • Answer: E

Q. 15
His inclination to succumb to flattery made him _______ to the _______ of people who wished to take advantage of him.
  • a. immune.. predilection
  • b. prejudicial.. intentions
  • c. susceptible.. cajolery
  • d. resistant.. blandishments
  • e. amenable.. rejection
  • Answer: C

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