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For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
1The novel was written in Sanskrit, and ideas derived from Sanskrit philoshopy were _____ in many parts of it.

altered
criticised
nullified
incorporated
translated
2The population of a species at any given time is determined by the ratio of the biotic _____ to the environmental resistance.

jeopardy
potential
excitement
lexicon
annoyance
3Truman tried to continue Roosevelt's ______ approach to the Soviet Union, but by 96, he had adopted a much tougher policy towards the Russians.

conciliatory
cursory
strict
obligatory
uncompromising
4During the Indus Valley Civilization, the _____ of material prosperity in the ancient world was reached.

simplification
stratification
majority
depth
pinnacle
5The population of a species at any given time is determined by the ratio of the biotic _____ to the environmental resistance.

jeopardy
excitement
lexicon
potential
annoyance
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.
6Because it arrives so early in the season, before many other birds,the robin has been called the _____ of spring.

prototype
hostage
harbinger
herald
progeny
newcomer
7Even the wisest of leaders will come to need counsel, so it is important to ensure that one is surrounded by honest and candid advisers, rather than by mere __________ seeking to please and flatter for their own advancement

toadies
entourage
supporters
heralds
sycophants
associates
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
8Shakespeare's _________ of Richard III is so _______ that it is difficult to imagine that the ruler had been dead for more than a century before the Bard cast him as the central character in one of his plays.

depiction
rendition
portrayal

vivid
compelling
droll
9When listening to a medieval Gregorian chant, the listener does not encounter the composer's individual personality; _______, the chant merely ______ both the musical and religious rules of the period

rather
moreover
in other words

embodies
reflects
repudiates
10The _____ men were just barely held at bay by a loyalist battalion _____ by its allies' reinforcements.

fascistic
revolting
outclassed

obviated
sapped
bolstered
11The decline of ____ was hastened by the discovery of global trade routes, which soon produced basic ____ in the supply of money and price structures, thus dooming land as the basic element of wealth and preferment.

oligarchical
feudal
democratic

change
remedies
alterations
12Even detractors who warn of its potential for abuse by powerful ____ agree that genetic engineering, if used ______ ,can reduce the incidence of the sort of physical and mental deformities that any society would want to eliminate.

weapons
despots
pejorative

illicitly
premeditatedly
discriminately
For each blank select one entry from the corresponding column of choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.
13Crustly and egotistical, albert A. Knopf, the publisher, wore ______ shirts from the most exclusive tailors; was a connoisseur of music,food,and wine; nurtured a garden of exotic plants; and enjoyed rare cigars. His self-assured, ______ manner, together with his insistence on the best of everything, shaped his house's image as a _____ of works of enduring value.

expensive
immaculate
flamboyant

decorous
irascible
congenial

connoisseur
purveyor
solicitor
14Her novel published to universal ____, her literary gifts acknowledged by the chief figures of the Harlem Renaissance, her reputation as yet ______ by envious slights, Hurston clearly was at the ____ of her career

indifference
derision
acclaim

belittles
resented
untarnished

zenith
extremity
ebb
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