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GMAT Sentence Correction Practice Test 08

1. A teacher at the school acknowledged that, despite government sponsored endeavors to improve classroom performance, an extraordinary high percentage of their students fail to gain admission to higher education.

A. an extraordinary high percentage of their students fail to gain admission to higher education
B. an extraordinarily high percentage of its students fail to gain admission to higher education
C. an extraordinary high percentage of its students fails to gain admission to higher education
D. the percentage of their students failing to gain admission to higher education is extraordinarily high
E. a high percentage of its students, extraordinarily high in fact, fails to gain admission to higher education

2. Wordsworth was one of the first European poet to consider the lowliest members of society to be valid subjects for poetry.

A. European poet to consider the lowliest members of society to be
B. of European poets to consider the lowliest members of society to be
C. European poets to consider the lowliest members of society as
D. among European poets to consider the lowliest members of society as
E. European poets to consider the lowliest members of society

3. A course of cognitive behavior therapy can be as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia.

A. as effective, if not more so, than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia
B. more effective than drug therapy and without the side effects, in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia
C. at least as effective in helping the elderly overcome insomnia as drug therapy, and is without the side effects of drug treatment
D. at least as effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects
E. equally effective as drug therapy in helping the elderly to overcome insomnia without side effects

4. Mouleís review served as a welcome encouragement to the author: Hardy set to work with renewed vigor and finished the serial ahead of time.

A. served as a welcome encouragement to the author: Hardy
B. served a welcome encouragement to Hardy, and the author
C. was welcome as an encouragement to Hardy, the author
D. was a welcome encouragement to the author, Hardy
E. served as a welcome encouragement to the author, Hardy

5. Until the European Convention on Human Rights came into effect in 2000, no law of privacy was as yet acknowledged by British courts.

A. no law of privacy was as yet acknowledged by British courts
B. British courts did not acknowledge a law of privacy
C. the courts in Britain had not acknowledged a law of privacy
D. a law of privacy was not acknowledged by the courts in Britain
E. there had been no acknowledged law of privacy in Britain

6. Galtonís claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite using less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation and statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.

A. Galtonís claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite using less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation and statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.
B. Galtonís claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted despite his using statistical methods that are not entirely convincing and less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation.
C. Even though Galton used one hundred samples or less, for his initial investigation, and used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing, his claim for fingerprints that are unique is almost universally accepted.
D. Even though Galton used less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation, and used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing, his claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted.
E. Even though Galton used less than one hundred samples for his initial investigation, his claim that fingerprints are unique is almost universally accepted, despite the fact that he used statistical methods that are not entirely convincing.

Test information

Q 6-10 questions

Time 10 minutes

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