New GRE Text Completion Practice Questions - Some More.

1. Scrooge, in the famous novel by Dickens, was a ____ ; he hated the rest of mankind.
A. misanthrope 
B. hypochondriac 
C. philanthropist 
D. hedonist 
E. sybarite
2. A businessman must (i)____ his horizons; a (ii)____ attitude will get you nowhere in this age of global communications.

Blank (i)
A. limit
B. foresee
C. widen
Blank (ii)
D. parochial
E. moderate
F. comprehensive
3. Our bookshelves at home display a range of books on wide-ranging subjects and in many languages, reflecting the ____ tastes of our family members.
A. anomalous 
B. limited 
C. arcane 
D. furtive 
E. eclectic
4. We humans are selfish creatures, continuing to (i)____ the use of plastic bags, those (ii)____ symbols of consumer society. Wherever you travel you see them clogging drains, polluting beaches and generally threatening the well-being of the biosphere.

Blank (i)
A. condone
B. attenuate
C. abrogate
Blank (ii)
D. ubiquitous
E. fleeting
F. covert
5. The preliminary review concludes that Dr. Stuart needs to (i)____ his argument with more experimental data. In its current avatar his thesis is so (ii)____ that it must be deemed (iii)____.

Blank (i)
A. define
B. bolster
C. culminate
Blank (ii)
D. exigent
E. monumental
F. slight
Blank (iii)
G. succinct
H. profound
I. inadequate
6. After an initially warm reception by most reviewers and continued ____ by conservative thinkers, Bloom's work came under heavy fire.
A. criticism 
B. endorsement 
C. denigration 
D. counterattack 
E. refutation
7. Through the 19th Century, the classics of Western Civilization were considered the (i)____ of wisdom and culture, and an (ii)____ person – by definition – knew them well.

Blank (i)
A. repository
B. obituary
C. frontispiece
Blank (ii)
D. educated
E. ecclesiastical
F. obtuse
8. In this biography we are given a glimpse of the young man (i)____ pursuing the path of the poet despite (ii)____ and rejection slips.

Blank (i)
A. unsuccessfully
B. sporadically
C. doggedly
Blank (ii)
D. acclaim
E. disappointment
F. encouragement
9. While unwilling to forgo the benefits of standardized testing, many European countries are seeking to (i)____ individual (ii)____ which state examinations with their (iii)____ growth have bought in their train.

Blank (i)
A. increase control over
B. diminish the check on
C. increase awareness of
Blank (ii)
D. spontaneity
E. limitations
F. persecution
Blank (iii)
G. randomizing effects
H. tyrannous growth
I. empowering actions
10. In keeping with his own (i)____ in international diplomacy, Churchill proposed a personal meeting of heads of government, but the effort was (ii)____ , as the temper of the times was (iii)____.

Blank (i)
A. peccadilloes
B. aversions
C. predilections
Blank (ii)
D. doomed to failure
E. instantly accepted
F. considered worthwhile
Blank (iii)
G. amicable
H. auspicious
I. inimical


  • glacier921
    This may sound redundant based on the subject line, but is this the real GRE questions? If just want to know because it would increase my confidence. You guys can email me anonymously if you don't want the answer posted on here in case of copyright violations. Thanks guys!!!
  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    We don't know what real GRE questions are, but these are exactly the kind of questions they ask on the new GRE.
  • Pranjul Sharma
    Pranjul Sharma
  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    The correct answers are:

    1. A
    2. CD
    3. E
    4. AD
    5. BFI
    6. B
    7. AD
    8. CE
    9. BDH
    10. CDI
  • shihan
    @ abrakadabra would u explain ques no 8? at ques no 2 why forsee is appropriate than widen?
  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    Hi Shihan,

    In question no. 8:

    The word 'despite’ indicates something contrary.

    So, despite the rejection slips he pursues his path ‘doggedly’ or tirelessly. But since the ‘and’ links similar things he is getting ‘disappointment’ along with the rejection slips, not encouragement or acclaim.
    (doggedly = never giving up; sporadically = on and off; acclaim = praise)
  • Ankita Katdare
    Ankita Katdare
    And In question no. 2:

    The part after the semicolon should amplify what came first. The most logical way to complete the sentence would be to say that in an age of global communications a narrow (parochial) attitude is useless, and the businessman should have a broad outlook (widen his horizons). Note that it is often useful to read the sentence in reverse order.
    (parochial = concerned with local matters, narrow-minded)
  • shihan
    tx @ abraka Dabra. would u plz post somme reading comprehension on the basis of revised gre?
  • shihan
    actually i was confused on ques no 9 . but due to slip of pen i wrote 8.
  • Pankaja Kopulkar
    Pankaja Kopulkar

    Will you explain question no. 7,please?

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