GRE Solved English MCQs Test Verbal Reasoning

Complete the sentences by choosing the most appropriate option, from the given lettered choices (A to D) below each.

1.    You must stick _________ your views.

A.       for
B.       to
C.        in
D.       from

2.    The first engine ______ heat to drive a machine was the steam engine.

A.       made use of
B.       to make use of
C.        of using
D.       of making use

Five lettered pairs (A to E) follow a related pair of words given in capitals. Select the lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in the original pair in capitals.

3.    PAGE: BOOK::

A.       sailors: crew
B.       petal: flower
C.        leaf: stalk
D.       singers: chorus

Choose the lettered word or phrase that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters.

4.    PUBLIC:

A.       civic
B.       private
C.        republic
D.       long
Choose the word most similar in meaning to the capitalized ones.

5.    STIPEND:

A.       bonus
B.       commission
C.        gift
D.       salary

Questions 6-7 are based on the following passage.

Machines deprive us of two things which are certainly important ingredients of human happiness, namely, spontaneity and variety. Machines have their own pace and their demands, a man who has a costly plant must keep it working. The great trouble with machines, from the point of view of emotions, is its automation.

6.    In the above passage "deprive" means

A.       distract
B.       take away from
C.        deride
D.       vest with

7.    The trouble with machines is

A.       their spontaneity
B.       their emotions
C.        their automation
D.       all of the above


Answers:
1
B
2
B
3
B
4
B
5
D
6
B
7
C

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