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2013年新gre考试填空题精讲精练第三章第4节

2013-04-08 15:53

第四小节 GRE填空教程

Exercise One

Directions: Each sentence below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are five lettered words or set of words. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.

1. In the current research program, new varieties of apple trees are evaluated under different agricultural ________ for tree size, bloom density, fruit size, ________ to various soils, and resistance to pests and disease.

(A) circumstances ... proximity

(B) regulations ... conformity

(C) conditions ... adaptability

(D) auspices ... susceptibility

(E) configurations ... propensity

2. The Muses are ________ deities: they avenge themselves without mercy on those who weary of their charms.

(A) rueful

(B) ingenuous

(C) solicitous

(D) vindictive

(E) dispassionate

3. Just as astrology was for centuries ________ faith, countering the strength of established churches, so today believing in astrology is an act of ________ the professional sciences.

(A) an individual ... rebellion by

(B) an accepted ... antagonism toward

(C) an underground ... defiance against

(D) a heretical ... support for

(E) an unknown ... concern about

4. Scholars' sense of the uniqueness of the central concept of "the state" at the time when political science became an academic field quite naturally led to striving for a correspondingly ________ mode of study.

(A) thorough

(B) distinctive

(C) dependable

(D) scientific

(E) dynamic

5. A perennial goal in zoology is to infer function from ________, relating the ________ of an organism to its physical form and cellular organization.

(A) age ... ancestry

(B) classification ... appearance

(C) size ... movement

(D) structure ... behavior

(E) location ... habitat

6. The ________ of mass literacy coincided with the first industrial revolution; in turn, the new expansion in literacy, as well as cheaper printing, helped to nurture the ________ of popular literature.

(A) building ... mistrust

(B) reappearance ... display

(C) receipt ... source

(D) selection ... influence

(E) emergence ... rise

7. In the machinelike world of classical physics, the human intellect appears ________, since the mechanical nature of classical physics does not ________ creative reasoning, the very ability that had made the formulation of classical principles possible.

(A) anomalous ... allow for

(B) abstract ... speak to

(C) anachronistic ... deny

(D) enduring ... value

(E) contradictory ... exclude

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