GRE Sentence Equivalence Questions 2
I hope you're neck-deep in Revised GRE Verbal prep. Why? The Revised GRE is very different from the old GRE exam, where analogies reigned supreme! If you're not studying, then you're going to have a problem. The Revised GRE Verbal section has gotten a facelift, and the new and improved Sentence Equivalence questions are tough! Bonus – they're just one of the types you'll face as you square off against the Revised GRE Verbal test. You'd better get crackin' on your test prep!
What will you get with a Sentence Equivalence question? Thought you'd never ask. On these, you'll get one sentence with one blank and six answer choices. Your job is to choose 2 answer choices that fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and make sentences that are alike in meaning. This is where you knowledge of GRE vocabulary will come into play.
So, check out these five Revised Verbal Sentence Equivalence questions below and the strategy tips that follow them so you get a feel for what the real test will be like. My explanations, which are linked to underneath each question, are thorough and can help you see exactly where you've made your mistakes. For those of you who'd like a bit more practice, check out the Revised GRE Verbal practice page.
More about the Revised GRE Verbal Section
- Sentence Equivalence Questions 1
- Revised GRE Basics
- Revised GRE Verbal
- What's a Good Revised GRE Verbal Score?
Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence as a whole and produce completed sentences that are alike in meaning.
The macromolecule RNA is common to all living beings, and DNA, which is found in all organisms except some bacteria, is almost as _______________.
While in many ways their personalities could not have been more different – she was ebullient where he was glum, relaxed where he was awkward, garrulous where he was _______________ - they were surprisingly well-suited.
Even in this business, where _______________ is a part of everyday life, a talent for lying is not something typically found on one's resume.
The ex-minister's real crime, in the eyes of his _______________ political friends who subsequently abandoned him, was not so much that he was wrong, as that he raised questions that must not be raised.
Dreams are _______________ in and of themselves, but when combined with other data, they can tell us much about the dreamer.
GRE Sentence Equivalence Strategy
So, was it easier or more difficult than you thought it would be? If you breezed through these, then you're off to a great start! If you struggled, though, you'll need to do two things: learn a few more GRE Vocabulary words, and employ a strategy guaranteed to help you score higher on these questions. Remember that strategy is key when you're attempting to move through a standardized test like the GRE. Sure, people score high on these exams with little or no prep, but those people would perform even better with some tricks in their back pockets. To move quickly and accurately through Sentence Equivalence questions, try using this three-part strategy:
- Read the sentence with the answers covered.
- Fill in the blank with a word that pops into your head as you're reading the sentence.
- Uncover the answer choices, and look for a synonym of your word in the answer choices.
The strategy is easy and effective and won't leave you struggling to choose between three answer choices because they all seem to work well.