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 #6 : Reading Comprehension

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:

fatal . . . incurable

large . . . benign

obtrusive . . . indicative

hidden . . . incorrigible

spurious . . . clinical

Correct answer:

large . . . benign

Explanation:

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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