Bank Clerical: Sentence Completion Questions (Practice_Test 2 of 31)

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  1. Many people at that time believed that spices help preserve food; however, Hall found that many marketed spices were ____ bacteria, moulds and yeasts.

    1. devoid of

    2. teeming with

    3. improved by

    4. destroyed by

    5. active against

  2. If there is nothing to absorb the energy of sound waves, they travel on ____, but their intensity ____ as they travel further from their source.

    1. erratically-mitigates

    2. eternally-alleviates

    3. forever-increases

    4. steadily-stabilizes

    5. indefinitely-diminishes

  3. The two artists differed markedly in their temperaments; A was reserved and courteous, B ____ and boastful.

    1. phlegmatic

    2. choleric

    3. constrained

    4. tractable

    5. stoic

  4. The intellectual flexibility inherent in a multicultural nation has been ____ in classrooms where emphasis on British-American literature has not reflected the cultural ____ of our country.

    1. eradicated-unanimity

    2. encouraged-aspirations

    3. stifled-diversity

    4. thwarted-uniformity

    5. inculcated-divide

  5. The conclusion of his argument, while ____, is far from ____.

    1. stimulating-interesting

    2. worthwhile-valueless

    3. esoteric-obscure

    4. germane-relevant

    5. abstruse-incomprehensible

  6. In the Middle Ages, the ____ of great cathedrals did not enter into the architects'plans; almost invariably a cathedral was positioned haphazardly in ____ surroundings.

    1. situation-incongruous

    2. location-apt

    3. ambience-salubrious

    4. durability-convenient

    5. majesty-grandiose

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