GRE Sentence Equivalence Questions

GRE is Graduate Record Examination required to get admission in the most of the United States institutions for graduate studies. The GRE paper has Verbal, Quantitative and Analytical Writing sections.

Below are some sample questions for the Sentence Equivalence question type in the Verbal Section:

Sentence Equivalence: Choose two words that are synonymous with each other contextually.

  1. The child fancied the ________________ human doll that she had seen in the toy store.
    1. Mixed
    2. articulated
    3. jointed
    4. joined
    5. undone
    6. dismantled
  1. I saw a French film, starring the _________________ Gérard Depardieu, is my favourite.
    1. Omnipresent
    2. Infamous
    3. Ubiquitous
    4. Prestige
    5. Populace
    6. Scandalous
  1. He filched my material and _______________ my voice and exploited a human tragedy that was really none of his business.
    1. Usurped
    2. Appropriated
    3. Dropped
    4. Found
    5. Changed
    6. Softened
  1. She answered the judge’s questions ________________ for the reason that she was immaculate and childlike indeed.
    1. Artfully
    2. Sincerely
    3. Conditionally
    4. Artlessly
    5. Keenly
    6. Ingenuously 
  1. If you _____________________ an amateur paparazzi, keep your camera close at hand.
    1. Believe in
    2. Envision your success as
    3. Fancy yourself
    4. Hope to be in the hands of
    5. Have high opinion of yourself as 

6. At best, bottle blondes are equated with an artifice – think Pamela Anderson, Melinda Messenger – and at worst, deceitfulness and ________________ scheming.

  1. Candour
  2. Effortlessness
  3. Machiavellian
  4. Janus-faced
  5. Cabbalistic
  6. Openness

 

  1. The work started as a monologue, a rather____________, nearly impossible to read, somewhat dithering Englishwoman’s reverie about Kabul based on a 1965 guidebook to that city.
    1. Unimpeachable
    2. Polysyllabic
    3. Cataclysm
    4. Prognosticative
    5. sesquipedalian
    6. Catastrophe
  1. He was forced to resign from the position of transport secretary at the end of May after an 11-month tenure marked by a series of _________ and blunders.
    1. Ickiness
    2. Nincompoops
    3. Assignations
    4. Gaffes
    5. Solecisms
    6. Pyrrhic victories
  1. He has implied it, _____________ it, hinted it, and intimated it, but he has not suggested it.
    1. Calumniated
    2. Alluded
    3. Deciphered
    4. Insinuated
    5. Hymned
    6. Directed
  1. Price of the ______________ necessary for home improvements is quite expensive nowadays as the sellers have clearly understood the psyche of the people who shop.
    1. Paraphernalia
    2. Accoutrements
    3. Marsupial
    4. Daedal
    5. Exsanguinous
    6. Goods

 

 Answers:

  1. b,c
  2. a,c
  3. a,b
  4. d,f
  5. c,e
  6. c,d
  7. b,e
  8. d,e
  9. b,d
  10. a,b