Learning words is obviously essential for success on the GRE. But, if you learn words – whether from reading or from lists – you will need to quiz yourself as much as possible. One reason is that we are prone to complacency – you study words, and you feel that you more or less get them. But, can you actively recall them? That’s where the quiz comes in. So, before you take today’s quiz, I encourage you to read through the vocabulary blog posts – including the verbal practice questions – from the last few weeks. If you’ve already done so, then take a crack at the quiz, and see how you do.
Synonyms: Multiple-Choice (1 point each)
|(A) remarkable||(B) pompously pithy||(C) rambling|
|(A) violent||(B) revered||(C) halcyon|
|(A) colloquialism||(B) acme||(C) tragedy|
|(A) indigent||(B) native||(C) intrepid|
|(A) ineffectual||(B) reckless||(C) profane|
Text Completion (3 points)
6. That the composer had whipped up the concerto in a ______ manner was evident from the ______ of half-finished themes that marred the work.
|(A) brazen||(D) hodgepodge|
|(B) slapdash||(E) heyday|
|(C) telltale||(F) exploits|
Sentence Equivalence (2 points)
7. Her outward gestures of loyalty and camaraderie belied her _____ ; she would machinate against those she had only just embraced.
6. B, D
7. C, D
How did you score?
0 – 2 : Don’t worry – Study the words again and take the quiz tomorrow
3 – 5 : Not bad – Make sure to look up any words you did not know
6 – 7 : Well done – Keep up the good work
8 – 9 : Excellent – You are almost there!
10 + : Congratulations : GRE 800!