Competitive Exams: 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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