Time –30 minutes
1. In the nineteenth century, novelists and unsympathetic travelers portrayed the American West as a land of---- adversity, whereas promoters and idealists created ---- image of a land of infinite promise.
(A) lurid.. a mundane
(B) incredible.. an underplayed
(C) dispiriting.. an identical
(D) intriguing.. a luxuriant
(E) unremitting.. a compelling
2. Honeybees tend to be more ---- than earth bees: the former, unlike the latter, search for food together and signal their individual findings to one another.
3. Joe spoke of superfluous and ---- matters with exactly the same degree of intensity, as though for him serious issues mattered neither more nor less than did ----.
(A) vital.. trivialities
(B) redundant.. superficialities
(C) important.. necessities
(D) impractical.. outcomes
(E) humdrum.. essentials
4. The value of Davis’ sociological research is compromised by his unscrupulous tendency to use materials---- in order to substantiate his own claims, while ---- information that points to other possible conclusions.
(A) haphazardly.. deploying
(B) selectively.. disregarding