1、Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
To believe that social reforms can ------- evil altogether is to forget that evil is a protean creature, forever assuming a new ------- when deprived of an old one.
(A) rejuvenate . . allegiance
(B) eradicate . . shape
(C) mitigate . . providence
(D) sustain . . episode
(E) dissolve . . abstraction
2、The following sentence contains either a single error or no error at all. If the sentence contains an error, select the one underlined part that must be changed to make the sentence correct. If the sentence contains no error, select choice E.
A(It weaves) across a strip of tropical land B(where) the Isthmus of Panama C(narrows) in the shape of a long flattened letter S, the Panama Canal D(links the Atlantic and) Pacific Oceans. E(No error)
3、Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole.
The scientist ascribed the ------- of the park’s remaining trees to the ------- of the same termite species that had damaged homes throughout the city.
(A) decimation . . prevalence
(B) survival . . presence
(C) growth . . mutation
(D) reduction . . disappearance
(E) study . . hatching
4、 Part or all of the following sentence is underlined; beneath the sentence are five ways of phrasing the underlined material. Select the option that produces the best sentence. If you think the original phrasing produces a better sentence than any of the alternatives, select choice A.
Enrico Caruso sang opera in Italy before traveling to the United States, then he gave his first performance at the Metropolitan Opera in November 1903.
(C) and which
(D) in that