Sentence Completion #2

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Sentence Completion Quizzes & Trivia

Each sentence has one or two blanks. Choose the answer choice that contains the word or words that best complete the sentence.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Unwilling to admit that they had been in error, the researchers tried to ____ their case with more data obtained from dubious sources.  
    • A. 

      Ascertain

    • B. 

      Buttress

    • C. 

      Refute

    • D. 

      Absolve

    • E. 

      Dispute

  • 2. 
    Archaeology is a poor profession; only ____ sums are available for excavating sites and even more ____ amounts for preserving the excavations.
    • A. 

      Paltry - meager

    • B. 

      Miniscule - substantial

    • C. 

      Average - augmented

    • D. 

      Judicious - penurious

    • E. 

      Modest - generous

  • 3. 
    The student was extremely foolhardy; he had the ____ to question the senior professor's judgment.  
    • A. 

      Wisdom

    • B. 

      Temerity

    • C. 

      Interest

    • D. 

      Trepidation

    • E. 

      Condescension

  • 4. 
    The formerly ____ waters of the lake have been polluted so that the fish are no longer visible from the surface.
    • A. 

      Muddy

    • B. 

      Tranquil

    • C. 

      Stagnant

    • D. 

      Pellucid

    • E. 

      Rancid

  • 5. 
    After the accident, the nerves to her arm were damaged and so the muscles ____ through disuse.  
    • A. 

      Atrophied

    • B. 

      Contracted

    • C. 

      Elongated

    • D. 

      Invigorated

    • E. 

      Dwindled

  • 6. 
    Some critics maintain that Tennyson's poetry is uneven, ranging from the ____ to the ____
    • A. 

      Sublime - elevated

    • B. 

      Trite - inspired

    • C. 

      Vacuous - inane

    • D. 

      Succinct - laconic

    • E. 

      Sonorous - voluble

  • 7. 
    After grafting there is a ____ of lymphocytes in the lymph glands; the newly produced lymphocytes then move in to attack the foreign tissue.  
    • A. 

      Diminution

    • B. 

      Proliferation

    • C. 

      Obliteration

    • D. 

      Paucity

    • E. 

      Attraction

  • 8. 
    One ____ the new scheme is that it might actually ____ just those applicants that it was intended to encourage
    • A. 

      Highlight of - stimulate

    • B. 

      Feature of - attract

    • C. 

      Problem with - induce

    • D. 

      Attraction of - intimidate

    • E. 

      Drawback of - daunt

  • 9. 
    Corruption is ____ in our society; the integrity of even senior officials is ____ .  
    • A. 

      Growing - unquestioned

    • B. 

      Endangered - disputed

    • C. 

      Pervasive - intact

    • D. 

      Rare - corrupted

    • E. 

      Rife - suspect

  • 10. 
    In their day to day decision making, many senior managers do not follow the rational model favored by orthodox management experts, but rather rely on intuitive processes that often appear ____ and ____.  
    • A. 

      Cerebral - considered

    • B. 

      Heretical - judgmental

    • C. 

      Conscientious - logical

    • D. 

      Irrational - iconoclastic

    • E. 

      Capricious - deliberate

  • 11. 
    His characteristically ____ views on examination methods at university level have aroused ____ in those who want to introduce innovative and flexible patterns of assessment.  
    • A. 

      Hidebound - antagonism

    • B. 

      Moderate - anger

    • C. 

      Reactionary - admiration

    • D. 

      Rigid - support

    • E. 

      Accommodating - annoyance

  • 12. 
    Our grandfather was an entertaining ____; he used to ____ us with marvelous anecdotes that we, in our childlike simplicity, accepted unquestioningly
    • A. 

      Rascal - bore

    • B. 

      Orator - intimidate

    • C. 

      Raconteur - regale

    • D. 

      Curmudgeon - surprise

    • E. 

      Tyrant - stupefy