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  Directions: For each question in this section, select the best answer from among the choices given and fill in the corresponding circle 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:

  Hoping to ------- the dispute, negotiators proposed a compromise that they felt would be ------- to both labor and management.

  (A) enforce . . useful

  (B) end . . divisive

  (C) overcome . . unattractive

  (D) extend . . satisfactory

  (E) resolve . . acceptable



  1. New data measuring the ------- of land beneath the oceans permit accurate generalizations about the topography of the seafloor.

  (A) models (B) contours (C) remnants

  (D) populations (E) pigments

  2. Excessive secrecy tends to ------- excessive curiosity and thus serves to ------- the very impulses against which it guards.

  (A) inhibit . . protect

  (B) disguise . . supplant

  (C) satisfy . . limit

  (D) compel . . deride

  (E) invite . . provoke

  3. In frigid regions a layer of permafrost under the soil surface prevents water from sinking deep into the soil, and so the water ------- the land, helping to create bog and ------- conditions.

  (A) freezes . . tropical

  (B) parches . . marsh

  (C) inundates . . desert

  (D) aerates . . jungle

  (E) floods . . swamp
 

  4. Although the bystander’s account of the car accident at first seemed -------, the police officer was surprised, on further investigation, to find that it was -------.

  (A) dubious . . erroneous

  (B) incongruous . . inconsistent

  (C) implausible . . correct

  (D) logical . . pertinent

  (E) probable . . coherent

  5. The legislation facing Congress was so ------- that it threatened to shatter the governing body’s fragile bipartisanship.

  (A) divisive (B) transparent (C) concordant

  (D) repetitive (E) rhetorical

  6. In All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes, author Maya Angelou uses -------, brief descriptive sketches, to provide ------- view of Ghana that clearly details the land and its people.

  (A) missives . . an illusory

  (B) themes . . a thorough

  (C) vignettes . . a vivid

  (D) treatises . . an authentic

  (E) abstracts . . an ambiguous

  7. Because an older horse is more ------- than a younger one, it is safer for a novice rider.

  (A) frolicsome (B) cantankerous

  (C) gargantuan (D) tractable

  (E) precipitate

  8. The library’s collection is a ------- of Asian American historical documents, including rare materials about race relations.

  (A) summary (B) fabrication (C) consensus

  (D) trove (E) replication

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