GRE Verbal : Analyzing the Text in Other Ways in Multiple-Answer Questions

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for GRE Verbal

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Analyzing The Text In Other Ways In Multiple Answer Questions

Choose the word or word set which best completes the following sentence.

A routine visit to the doctor revealed a _________ tumor in Johnny's lungs, but fortunately the doctor determined that it was _________.

Possible Answers:

hidden . . . incorrigible

fatal . . . incurable

spurious . . . clinical

obtrusive . . . indicative

large . . . benign

Correct answer:

large . . . benign


A "large" tumor seems to be a horrible thing, but if the doctor determines it to be "benign", that is a fortunate. None of the other answer match the logic or emotional tenor of the sentence.

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