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Section 1-Verbal Ability

30 Questions-30 Minutes

Antonym Directions: In each of the following antonym questions, a work printed in capital letters precedes five lettered words or phrases. From these five lettered words or phrases, pick the one most nearly opposite in meaning to the capitalized word.


(A) nomad

(B) sycophant

(C) gifted child (D) economical person

(E) antagonist


(A) edifice

(B) sincerity

(C) prejudice    (D) creativity

(E) affirmation

Sentence Completion Directions: Each of the following sentence completion questions contains one or two blanks. These blanks signify that word or set or works has been left out. Below each sentence are five words or sets of words. For each blank, pick the word or set of words that best reflects the sentence's overall meaning.

3. The earth is a planet bathed in light; it is therefore ----- that many of the living organisms that have evolved on the earth have ----- the biologically advantageous capacity to trap light energy.

(A) anomalous...engendered

(B) unsurprising...developed

(C) predictable...forfeited

(D) problematic...exhibited

(E) expectable...relinquished

4. Relatively few politicians willingly forsake center stage, although a touch of --- on their parts now and again might well increase their popularity with the voting public.

(A) garrulity

(B) misanthropy

(C) self-effacement       (D) self-dramatization

(E) self-doubt

Analogy Directions: Each of the following analogy questions presents a related pair of words linked by a colon. Five lettered pairs of words follow the linked pair. Choose the lettered pair of words whose relationship is most like the relationship expressed in the original linked pair.


(A) problematic : solution

(B) devious : argument?

(C) gullible : incredulous            (D) enigmatic : dumbfounded

(E) deferential : sycophantic

Reading Comprehension Directions: Each of the following reading comprehension questions is based on the content of the following passage. Read the passage and then determine the best answer choice for each question. Base your choice on what this passage states directly or implies, not on any information you may have gained elsewhere.

 Jame's first novels used conventional narrative techniques: explicit characterization, action which related events in distinctly phased sequences, settings firmly outlined and specifically described. But this method gradually have way to a subtler, more deliberate, more diffuse style of accumulation of minutely discriminated details whose total significance the reader can grasp only by constant attention and sensitive inference. His later novels play down scenes of abrupt and prominent action, and do not so much offer a succession of sharp shocks as slow piecemeal additions of perception. The curtain is not suddenly drawn back from shrouded things, but is slowly moved away.

Such a technique is suited to Jame's essential subject, which is not human action itself but the states of mind which produce and are produced by human actions and interactions. James was less interested in what characters do, than in the moral and psychological antecedents, realizations, and consequences which attend their doings. This is why he more often speaks of "cases" than of actions. His stories, therefore, grow more and more lengthy while the actions they relate grow simpler and less visible; not because they are crammed with adventitious and secondary events, digressive relief, or supernumerary characters, as overstuffed novels of action are; but because he presents in such exhaustive detail every nuance of his situation. Commonly the interest of a novel is in the variety and excitement of visible actions building up to a climatic event which will settle the outward destinies of characters with storybook promise of permanence. A James novel, however, possesses its characteristic interest in carrying the reader through a rich analysis of the mental adjustments of characters to the realities of their personal situations as they are slowly revealed to them through exploration and chance discovery.


7. The passage supplies information for answering for answering which of the following questions?

(A) Did James originated information for answering which of the following questions?

(B) Is conventional narrative techniques strictly chronological in recounting action?

(C) Can novels lacking overtly dramatic incident sustain the reader's interest?

(D) Were Jame's later novels more acceptable to the general public than his earlier ones?

(E) Is James unique in his predilection for exploring psychological nuances of character?

8. According to the passage, Jame's later novels differ from his earlier ones in their

(A) preoccupation with specifically described settings

(B) ever-increasing concision and tautness of plot

(C) levels of moral and psychological complexity

(D) development of rising action to a climax

(E) subordination of psychological exploration to dramatic effect


9. The author's attitude toward the novel of action appears to be one of

(A) pointed indignation

(B) detached neutrality

(C) sharp derision        

(D) strong partisanship

(E) mild disapprobation




(A) yield

(B) penury

(C) condescend            (D) pledge

(E) denounce



(A) transience

(B) penury

(C) solitude    

(D) generosity

(E) transparency




(A) erratic : predictability

(B) immaculate : cleanliness

(C) commendable : reputation  

(D) spurious : emulation

(E) mandatory : obedience



(A) discomfited : embarrassment

(B) parsimonious : extravagance

(C) disgruntled : contentment     (D) despicable : contempt

(E) surly : harassment



(A) haggle : outbid

(B) clamor : dispute

(C) discern : perceive? (D) flaunt : display

(E) glare : glower

Sentence Completion

15. It may be useful to think of character in fiction as a function of two ---- impulses: the impulse to individualize and the impulse to ----.

(A) analogous...humanize

(B) disparate...aggrandize

(C) divergent...typify

(D) comparable...delineate

(E) related...moralize

16. According to the passage, a mid-ocean ridge differs from a subduction zone in that

(A) it marks the boundary line between neighboring plates

(B) only the former is located on the ocean floor

(C) it is a site for the emergence of new lithospheric material

(D) the former periodically distrupts the earth's geomagnetic field

(E) it is involved with lithospheric destruction rather than lithospheric creation



17. HONE:

(A) broaden

(B) twist

(C) dull            

(D) weld

(E) break



(A) dogmatic

(B) ardent

(C) haphazard (D) self-assured

(E) abstracted



(A) tentative interpretation

(B) concise summation

(C) accurate delineation            (D) laundatory remark

(E) novel expression



(A) inebriety : excess

(B) success : ambition

(C) indifference : passion          

(D) taste : gusto

(E) smell : sense



(A) surgery : quack

(B) quandary : craven

(C) chicanery : trickster            

(D) forgery : speculator

(E) cutlery : butcher


Sentence Completion

22. According to one optimistic hypothesis, the dense concentraion of entrepreneurs and services in the cities would incubate new functions, ---- them, and finally export them to other areas, and so the cities, forever breeding fresh ideas, would ---- themselves repeatedly.

(A) immunize...perpetuate

(B) isolate...revitalize

(C) foster...deplete       (D) spawn...imitate

(E) nurture...renew


23. Man is a ---- animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body: he may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his ----.

(A) gregarious...opinions

(B) conceited...vanity

(C) singular...uniqueness           (D) solitary...thoughts

(E) nomadic...footsteps





(A) unhealthy

(B) ignorant

(C) impolite      (D) indifferent

(E) imprecise



(A) obscurity

(B) indolence

(C) separation (D) diffidence

(E) fluctuation


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