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Old 12th December 2015, 12:05 PM
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Default Re: Scholastic Aptitude Test Verbal

The SAT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States.

SAT exam Verbal section questions-

Directions: for each question in this section, select the best answer from among the choices given and fill in the corresponding
oval on the answer sheet.

Each sentence below has one or two blanks, each blank
indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the
sentence are five words or sets of words labeled A through
E. Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in
the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a
whole.
Example:
Medieval kingdoms did not become constitutional
republics overnight; on the contrary, the change
was -------.
(A) unpopular (B) unexpected
(C) advantageous (D) sufficient
(E) gradual

A B C D E

1. The critics reacted to the new book with enthusiasm:
not one of their reviews was -------.
(A) derogatory (B) professional (C) episodic
(D) didactic (E) unsolicited

2. Marie Curie’s more ------- achievements often -------
the contributions of her daughter, Irène Joliet-Curie,
even though each woman won a Nobel Prize for
Chemistry.
(A) perplexing . . clarify
(B) famous . . overshadow
(C) pioneering . . duplicate
(D) neglected . . invalidate
(E) inspiring . . complement

3. Oddly, a mere stranger managed to ------- Joanna’s
disappointment, while even her closest friends
remained oblivious.
(A) arouse (B) perceive (C) warrant
(D) discredit (E) misrepresent

4. Although they never referred to it -------, the two actors
had a ------- agreement never to mention the film that
had almost ended their careers.
(A) vaguely . . clandestine
(B) systematically . . presumptuous
(C) longingly . . haphazard
(D) obliquely . . verbose
(E) directly . . tacit

5. Company employees were quite pleased with their
efficient new work area because it provided an ideal
climate ------- increased productivity.
(A) inimical to (B) conducive to
(C) shadowed by (D) stifled by
(E) precipitated by
6. Crumbling masonry is ------- of the ------- that long
exposure to the elements causes to architecture.
(A) refutation . . damage
(B) reflective . . uniformity
(C) indicative . . amelioration
(D) denial . . weathering
(E) evidence . . havoc
7. At bedtime the security blanket served the child as
------- with seemingly magical powers to ward off
frightening phantasms.
(A) an arsenal (B) an incentive (C) a talisman
(D) a trademark (E) a harbinger
8. Military victories brought tributes to the Aztec empire
and, concomitantly, made it -------, for Aztecs increasingly
lived off the vanquished.
(A) indecisive (B) pragmatic (C) parasitic
(D) beneficent (E) hospitable
9. Unlike sedentary people, ------- often feel a sense of
rootlessness instigated by the very traveling that
defines them.
(A) athletes (B) lobbyists (C) itinerants
(D) dilettantes (E) idealists
10. The researchers were ------- in recording stories of
the town’s African American community during the
Depression, preserving even the smallest details.
(A) obstreperous (B) apprehensive
(C) compensatory (D) radicalized
(E) painstaking
11. WOOD : ROTTEN ::
(A) soil : sandy
(B) water : frozen
(C) paper : crumpled
(D) bread : moldy
(E) glass : broken
12. RIDDLE : SOLUTION ::
(A) legend : key
(B) puzzle : skill
(C) question : answer
(D) joke : amusement
(E) problem : dilemma
13. CUFF : WRIST ::
(A) cast : arm
(B) collar : neck
(C) belt : trousers
(D) mask : face
(E) zipper : jacket
14. FREIGHTER : CARGO ::
(A) suitcase : clothing
(B) elevator : building
(C) theater : audience
(D) ship : anchor
(E) supermarket : groceries
15. SYMPHONY : INSTRUMENTALISTS ::
(A) jingle : rhymes
(B) illusion : viewers
(C) palace : rooms
(D) poem : verses
(E) play : actors
16. INTERSECTION : STREETS ::
(A) collision : automobiles
(B) crosswalk : lights
(C) corner : blocks
(D) traffic : roads
(E) junction : highways
17. REPUGNANCE : DISTASTE ::
(A) confidence : insecurity
(B) horror : fear
(C) anger : forgiveness
(D) misfortune : pity
(E) trauma : recovery
18. MOLT : SKIN ::
(A) shear : wool
(B) shed : hair
(C) stimulate : nerve
(D) fracture : bone
(E) prune : tree
19. COURSE : SWERVE ::
(A) ritual : observe
(B) consensus : agree
(C) topic : digress
(D) arrival : depart
(E) signature : endorse
20. TABLE : DATA ::
(A) ledger : transactions
(B) microscope : specimens
(C) flask : liquids
(D) chart : presentations
(E) experiment : facts
21. GLUTTON : VORACIOUS ::
(A) stickler : fussy
(B) snob : congenial
(C) host : kindly
(D) defector : national
(E) tourist : residential
22. IMMATERIAL : RELEVANCE ::
(A) unnatural : norm
(B) superficial : profundity
(C) improbable : skepticism
(D) polished : refinement
(E) questionable : rebuttal
23. DRONE : INFLECTION ::
(A) shriek : screaming
(B) thunder : subtlety
(C) hush : encouragement
(D) carp : castigation
(E) sip : thirst

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