Sentence Completion Practice Test 5

Q. 1
Scientists have discovered that our sense of smell is surprisingly _______¸capable of distinguishing thousands of chemical oder
  • a. rigid
  • b. inert
  • c. erratic
  • d. keen
  • e. innate
  • Answer: D

Q. 2
With these _______ sites as evidence, it would be _______ to draw definite conclusions as to the places typically selected as settlements by the people of the Neolithic age.
  • a. imperfect.. feasible
  • b. few.. unsound
  • c. complete.. ridiculous
  • d. abundant.. presumptuous
  • e. scatter.. prudent
  • Answer: B

Q. 3
Alice Walker’s prize winning novel exemplifies the strength of first person narratives; the protagonist tells her own story so effectively that any additional commentary would be _______.
  • a. subjective
  • b. eloquent
  • c. superfluous
  • d. incontrovertible
  • e. impervious
  • Answer: C

Q. 4
The importance of science in the practical affairs of modern societies is recognized even by its detractors, but, surprisingly, its positive influence on culture is often _______, even by its _______.
  • a. despised.. adversaries
  • b. ascertained.. partisans
  • c. conceded.. beneficiaries
  • d. nullified.. assailants
  • e. questioned.. champions
  • Answer: E

Q. 5
True to her altruistic beliefs, Natalie _______ the _______ attitude of her colleague that a client represented nothing more than a source of income and an opportunity for advancing one’s professional reputation.
  • a. applauded.. conscientious
  • b. condoned.. aggressive
  • c. lamented.. mercenary
  • d. adopted.. egotistical
  • e. belittled.. magnanimous
  • Answer: C

Q. 6
The athlete’s insistence on self-discipline had become _______; rarely, it seemed, did he allow himself even a minor indulgence.
  • a. dilatory
  • b. obsessive
  • c. spontaneous
  • d. infectious
  • e. unemotional
  • Answer: B

Q. 7
All female red Colobus monkeys leave their natal troops, but because these females are _______ by young females from other troops, the practice has little effect on troops’ size and composition.
  • a. joined
  • b. replaced
  • c. ignored
  • d. influenced
  • e. rejected
  • Answer: B

Q. 8
Some travelers from United States experience culture shock when they suddenly find themselves in a place where “yes” may mean “no” where a fixed price is _______, where laughter may signify _____.
  • a. alterable.. joy
  • b. unchangeable.. insult
  • c. sovereign.. merriment
  • d. incalculable.. harmony
  • e. negotiable.. anger
  • Answer: E

Q. 9
According to Burgess, a novelist should not _______¸for sermonizing has no place in good fiction.
  • a. invent
  • b. offend
  • c. inform
  • d. preach
  • e. distort
  • Answer: D

Q. 10
The archaeologist enjoyed the _______ life she led while gathering artifacts; she never stayed at any one site long enough to get bored.
  • a. stealthy
  • b. nomadic
  • c. clamorous
  • d. indiscreet
  • e. rustic
  • Answer: B

Q. 11
Medieval illuminated manuscripts art too _______ for exhibition except under rigorously controlled conditions of light, temperature, and humidity, and thus are _______ the majority of art lovers.
  • a. intricate.. imperceptible to
  • b. immaculate.. idolized by
  • c. fragile.. available to
  • d. valuable.. scorned by
  • e. vulnerable.. inaccessible to
  • Answer: E

Q. 12
The artistry of cellist Yo Yo Ma is essentially _______; the melodic line rises _______, imbued with feeling and totally lacking in apparent calculation.
  • a. carefree.. stiffly
  • b. reserved.. involuntarily
  • c. lyrical.. passionately
  • d. detached.. carefully
  • e. deliberate.. methodically
  • Answer: C

Q. 13
The supreme Court’s reversal of its previous ruling on the issue of State’s right _______ its reputation for _______.
  • a. sustained.. infallibility
  • b. compromised.. consistency
  • c. bolstered.. doggedness
  • d. exacerbated.. inflexibility
  • e. dispelled.. vacillation
  • Answer: B

Q. 14
Denise was astounded to hear that her brother, whom she knew to be quite _______, was described as taciturn and aloof by his colleagues at the university.
  • a. insular
  • b. placid
  • c. anguished
  • d. vacuous
  • e. garrulous
  • Answer: E

Q. 15
Because they are _______ to take financial loss that results from providing drugs for _______ markets, pharmaceutical manufacturers often do not produce needed drugs for rare diseases.
  • a. proud.. small
  • b. eager.. known
  • c. prone.. nebulous
  • d. loath.. limited
  • e. reluctant.. expanding
  • Answer: D

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