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GMAT Sentence Correction Practice Test 07

1. China’s economy continues to flourish this year: industrial production grew, inflation has eased, and the trade surplus swelled.

A. grew, inflation has eased, and the trade surplus swelled
B. has grown, inflation has eased, and the trade surplus swelled
C. has grown, inflation eased, and the trade surplus has swelled
D. has grown, inflation eased, and the trade surplus is swelling
E. is growing, inflation easing and the trade surplus swelling

2. The Bengal school attempted to create an authentic style of Indian painting based on the study of the art of ancient India, Indian medieval miniature traditions, as well as European and Japanese art.

A. Indian medieval miniature traditions, as well as European and Japanese art
B. and Indian medieval miniature traditions, as well as European and Japanese art
C. Indian medieval miniature traditions, and European and Japanese art as well
D. and Indian medieval miniature traditions, and European as well as Japanese art
E. Indian medieval miniature traditions, European, and Japanese art

3. Often said to be the most perfectly cut of all large diamonds, the Jubilee’s facets are so exact that it can be balanced on its culet, which is less than two millimeters across.

A. the Jubilee’s facets are so exact that it can be balanced on its culet, which is less
B. the Jubilee’s facets are so exact that the diamond can be balanced on its culet, less
C. the Jubilee has facets so exact that it can be balanced on its culet, which is less
D. the Jubilee has facets which are so exact that it can balance on its culet, which is less
E. the Jubilee’s facets are so exact that it can be balanced on its culet, which is lesser

4. Unlike traditional bullet-proof vests, which can prevent serious injury, but which cannot prevent the wearer being knocked over by the impact, new vest designs are being developed in the United States where bullets bounce off.

A. new vest designs are being developed in the United States where bullets bounce off
B. new vest designs, where bullets bounce off, are being developed in the United States
C. the United States is developing new vests, designed to make bullets bounce off
D. new vests, designed to make bullets bounce off, are being developed in the United States
E. new vests, where bullets bounce off, are being developed in the United States

5. The National Library has recently acquired a manuscript by Jenkins that should provide answers to the much-disputed question of the extent to which this author’s work had been altered by her editors in the years before she died.

A. the extent to which this author’s work had been altered by her editors in the years before she died
B. the extent this author’s editors altered her work in the years before she died
C. how much the work of this author had been altered in the years before her death by her editors
D. the extent her editors altered this author’s work in the years before her death
E. the extent to which this author’s work was altered by her editors in the years before she died

6. Since the path-breaking discovery, just over fifty years ago, of the structure of the DNA molecule, scientists have made astounding progress to understand and manipulate this most important of biological molecules.

A. scientists have made astounding progress to understand and to manipulate
B. scientists have made astounding progress in understanding and manipulating
C. astounding progress has been made by scientists to understand and to manipulate
D. scientists made astounding progress in understanding and manipulating
E. astounding progress was made by scientists in understanding and manipulating

Test information

Q 6-10 questions

Time 10 minutes

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