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SECTION 8 Time—20 minutes 19 questions

Turn to Section 8 of your answer sheet to answer the questions in this section. Directions: For each question in this section, select the best answer from among the choices given and fill in the corresponding circle on the answer sheet.

Each sentence below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are five words or sets of words labeled A through E. Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. EXAMPLE:

2.

(A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

3.

Rather than accepting the theory unquestioningly, Deborah regarded it with -----. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

As a gourmet, Jorge bemoaned the ------of good restaurants in his new home city.

mirth sadness responsibility ignorance skepticism

paucity quality surfeit conglomeration consumption

Before Dr. Shutkin’s experiments demonstrated that the new fuel was harmless to the environment, ecologists regarded its benefits as merely ------- rather than proven. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

speculative lucid dynamic fastidious monotonous

A B C D

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The decade following the Great Depression was one of -------, in which the United States began the slow return to economic stability. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

inflammation acrimony mirth aggregation recovery

Although the ------- despot had spent much of the previous thirty years persecuting his citizens, his recent near-death experience has turned him into a much less ------- ruler. (A) (B) (C) (D) (E)

repugnant . . beneficent liberal . . abominable nefarious . . odious patriarchal . . vile malevolent . . mellifluous

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