GRE Text Completion Practice Test 05

1. He was treated like a ____ and cast out from his community.

A. ascetic
B. prodigy
C. prodigal
D. pariah
E. tyro

2. The teacher accused me of (i)____ because my essay was so similar to that of another student. Once I was able to (ii)____ myself, the teacher viewed the other student’s denials with more (iii)____.

Blank (i)
A. plagiarism
B. procrastination
C. decorum
Blank (ii)
D. vindicate
E. inculpate
F. reprieve
Blank (iii)
G. credulity
H. cognizance
I. skepticism

3. We live in a ____ age; everyone thinks that maximizing pleasure is the point of life.

A. ubiquitous
B. propitious
C. sporadic
D. corrupt
E. hedonistic

4. After having subjected the patient to an aggressive course of treatment that in itself could be (i)____, the doctor was thankful that the disease had gone into (ii)____ . He was able to tell the patient that symptoms might (iii)____ for many years.

Blank (i)
A. refulgent
B. life-enhancing
C. life-threatening
Blank (ii)
D. remission
E. quarantine
F. sequestration
Blank (iii)
G. not recur
H. persist
I. malinger

5. People from all over the world are sent by their doctors to breathe the pure, (i)____ air in this mountain region to counteract the (ii)____ effects of their urban existence.

Blank (i)
A. insalubrious
B. soporific
C. invigorating
Blank (ii)
D. deracinating
E. stimulating
F. debilitating

6. As were many colonial administrators, Gregory was (i)____ in his knowledge of the grammar of the local language, though his accent was almost (ii)____ .

Blank (i)
A. deficient
B. faultless
C. erratic
Blank (ii)
D. unintelligible
E. germane
F. stentorian

7. Though Adam Bede is presented to us by the author as ____ fiction, there are none of the life-like meanderings of the story of Amos Barton.

A. realistic
B. romantic
C. imaginative
D. educational
E. entertaining

8. There is a general (i)____ in the United States that our ethics are declining and that out moral standards are (ii)____ . That is not to say, however, that (iii)____ will translate into action.

Blank (i)
A. complaint
B. optimism
C. cliché
Blank (ii)
D. improving
E. deteriorating
F. resurgent
Blank (iii)
G. morality
H. awareness
I. belligerence

9. Homo sapiens, the proud splitter of the atom, inventor of the electronic computer, (i)____ of the genetic code may be humbled by a lowly (ii)____ of the sewers and soils – the microbe.

Blank (i)
A. designer
B. author
C. decipherer
Blank (ii)
D. creation
E. denizen
F. rodent

10. After centuries of (i)____, this philosopher's thesis is enjoying a surprising (ii)____ .

Blank (i)
A. limelight
B. obscurity
C. longevity
Blank (ii)
D. renaissance
E. decimation
F. neglect

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Time 10 minutes

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