GRE Sentence Equivalence

Sentence equivalence test checks your ability to complete a passage with the help of the incomplete information provided in the previous part of the sentence. You need to arrive at a coherent answer by including two choices and build a complete sentence. If this is an entirely new question type for you, take a quiz to find out more about the Sentence Equivalence Test.

Instructions: Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.

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Question 1:

Although the protest outside the capital building began peacefully, there were harbingers of trouble to come; after the hotly-contested bill was approved by the legislature, the police appeared in riot gear, ------- a potentially violent reaction to the new legislation.

Question 2:

It is ironic that Georgia O'Keefe's paintings of flowers are so much better known than her depictions of the desert; despite the fact that her love of the American Southwest shaped so much of her art, many of the resulting landscape paintings have been largely ------.

Question 3:

The reliability of meteorologists remains dubious to most people, because weather itself is -----; no matter how meticulously a prediction is researched or how certain it may initially appear, no one can portend with perfect accuracy something that is fundamentally mercurial.

Question 4:

Because they had anticipated that the limits of modern technology would restrict the scope of their genetic research, scientists were __________ after they mapped out the entire human genome.

Question 5:

Even though many literature buffs attest to the intelligibility of James Joyce, most uninitiated readers are ------- by his novels' complex narrative structure and nonlinear chronology.

Question 6:

The controversial Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is supported by anecdotal claims but is backed by little scientifically --------- evidence.

Question 7:

An adroit and consummate soldier, in the year 1863 he fought for eleven months without ______ .

Question 8:

The professor was widely known for denouncing the use of grades and disciplinary action in the classroom, was raised in a similarly ------- education system.

Question 9:

An adroit and consummate soldier, in the year 1863 he fought for eleven months without ______ .


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