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Although her parents believed that everything their daughter did was -------, Suzette's teachers generally considered her work to be -------.

Answer Choices

(A) disappointing . . unsatisfactory

(B) brilliant . . unremarkable

(C) amusing . . entertaining

(D) delightful . . outstanding

(E) average . . mediocre

Answer Choices

(A) disappointing . . unsatisfactory

(B) brilliant . . unremarkable

(C) amusing . . entertaining

(D) delightful . . outstanding

(E) average . . mediocre

The key to the sentence is the word "Although," which suggests a contrast of some sort between what Suzette's parents believed and what her teachers thought. Choice (B) is the only pair of contrasting terms. In this context, "brilliant" means defined by striking and unusual mental keenness, and "unremarkable" means ordinary and unimpressive. The sentence indicates that the teachers did not share the parents' opinion: Suzette's parents believed everything their daughter produced was striking and unusually smart, but her teachers thought her work was ordinary and not deserving of special notice.

The (a)**largest** European (b)**type of** newt grows to about seven inches, (c)**while** the largest American type, the California newt, (d) **it grows** to about six inches. (e)**No error**

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

(E)

The error in this sentence occurs at (D), where there is an unnecessary pronoun. The pronoun “it” should be deleted so that the comparison is clear: one type of newt “*grows *to about seven inches,” and the other “*grows *to about six inches.”

If (X+Y)^2=X^2+Y^2, which of the following statements must also be true?

1. X=0

2. (X-Y)^2=X^2=Y^2

3. XY=0

Answer Choices

- (A) None
- (B) 1 only
- (C) 2 only
- (D) 3 only
- (E) 2 and 3

Answer is E

The quantity can be expressed as . If , then and . Since , either or or both. Therefore, statement must be true, but statement , , is not always true. For statement , you can write , and since , it follows that . Therefore, both statements and must be true.

There has been little ------- criticism written about de la Mare; indeed, that which has been written is at the two extremes, either appallingly ------- or bitterly antagonistic.

Answer Choices

- (A) hostile . . ambiguous
- (B) recent . . illogical
- (C) fervent . . complimentary
- (D) objective . . sycophantic
- (E) temperate . . censorious

While both “complimentary” and “sycophantic” are opposed to “antagonistic,” only “objective” fits logically in the first blank.

In triangle , the length of side is and the length of side is . Which of the following could be the length of side.

(A) 6

(B) 8

(C) 10

(D) 12

(E) 14

By the Triangle Inequality, the sum of the lengths of any two sides of a triangle must be greater than the length of the remaining side. Therefore, , or . Thus, , which eliminates options (A), (B), and (C). Also by the Triangle Inequality, , or , which eliminates choice (E). Therefore, of the given choices, only choice (D), , could be the length of side.

Every student who studies art in a certain school receives exactly one of the grades A, B, C, or D. If 1/5 of the students receive A’s, 1/4 receive B’s, 1/2 receive C’s, 10 and students receive D’s, how many students in the school study art?

Answer Choices

- (A) 30
- (B) 60
- (C) 100
- (D) 200
- (E) 500

Answer is (D)

The students who receive A’s, B’s, and C’s account for 1/5+1/4+1/2 of the students, that is 19/20, This leaves 1/20 of the students receiving D’s. You know that 10 students receive D’s, so 10 is 1/20 of the total. This means that the total number of students is 10 times 20, or 200. .

The actor’s ------- decline in popularity was as striking and unexpected as his ------- rise to prominence had been.

Answer Choices- (A) sudden . . meteoric
- (B) gradual . . equivocal
- (C) precipitous . . obscure
- (D) dazzling . . secret
- (E) inevitable . . unpredictable

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Rote learning, the process of memorizing by repetition, __is how__ many young children learn the alphabet or the multiplication tables.

Answer Choices

- (A) is how
- (B) is used for when
- (C) this is how
- (D) the way
- (E) which is used when

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If (t-2)^2=0, what is the value of (t+3)(t+6) ?

Answer Choices

- (A) 40

- (B) 18

(C) 9

- (D) 4

(E) It cannot be determined from the information given.

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Exotics and indigenous weeds include some of the most ------- species: their visual impact often eclipses that of nearby plants.

Answer Choices- (A) lethal
- (B) diffuse
- (C) varied
- (D) striking
- (E) resilient

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It was difficult to believe that the sophisticated piece of technology had ------- through the centuries from such ------- and rudimentary apparatus.

Answer Choices

- (A) developed . . an intricate (B) resulted . . a complicated

(C) evolved . . a quaint

- (D) degenerated . . an obsolescent

(E) differed . . an exotic

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The weary traveller found the ---- of the supposedly xenophobic community to be ----.

(A) enthusiastic welcome .. an unexpected pleasure

(B) rigid mindset .. claustrophobic

(C) annual festivals .. entertaining

(D) social structure .. an archaic curiosity

(E) political opinions .. informed

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__Like__ machinery was integral to the development of industrial capitalism, so the rapid transfer of information is the force driving modern business.

Answer Choices

- (A) Like

(B) Given that

- (C) Since

(D) Just as

- (E) Although

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The population of Norson, the largest city in Transitania, is percent of the rest of the population of Transitania. The population of Norson is what percent of the entire population of Transitania?

Answer Choices

(A) 20%

(B) 25%

- (C) 30%

(D) 33 1/3%

- (E) 50%

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The senator chose to incur dislike rather than ------- her principles to win favor with the public.

Answer Choices

- (A) gratify
- (B) endorse
- (C) accuse
- (D) compromise
- (E) advertise

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**(A)One of the** northernmost countries **(B)of Europe**, **(C)Finland's borders are** Russia on the east, Sweden on the west, **(D)and** the tip of Norway on the north. **(E)No error**

Answer Choices

- (A)
- (B)
- (C)
- (D)
- (E)

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*Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A. *

With the 1977 publication of *Song of Solomon*, Toni Morrison __both received popular and__ critical acclaim.

- (A) both received popular and
- (B) both received popular and also
- (C) received popular, along with
- (D) received popular as well as
- (E) received both popular and also

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Their conversation was unsettling, for the gravity of their topic contrasted so oddly with the ------- of their tone.

Answer Choices

- (A) uniqueness
- (B) rapidity
- (C) lightness
- (D) precision
- (E) reverence

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Audio recordings, and the equipment a **used to make** and play them, b **comes** in c **many** forms, d **including** records, CDs, and analog and digital tape recorders. e **No error**

- (A)
- (B)
- (C)
- (D)
- (E)

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