GRE Practice Question 1 – Sentence Equivalence

Posted by on January 28, 2014 in GRE Verbal Practice Questions | 0 comments

Solve this GRE sentence equivalence question [Difficulty level – Medium]

Instructions: Select the two answer choices that, when used to complete the sentence

During the world war, the inhumane actions of the Germans faced intense armed resistance from civilian _________, driven by dolorous conditions to fight in their own homeland.

A. poets
B. fighters
C. writers
D. mercenaries
E. politicians
F. partisans

Here is the solution:

The correct answers are: Fighters, partisans.

The clue in the sentence is the armed resistance from civilians. Mercenary is a trap answer since it is someone who fights for money, not someone who is driven by frustrating conditions to fight against someone.

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