GRE Text Completion Exercise 5

Complete the following texts with the most appropriate choices.

Passage 1

Fossils are the preserved (1) ---- or traces of animals, plants and other organisms. They vary in size from microscopic, such as single cells, to gigantic, such as dinosaurs. A fossil normally preserves only portion of the (2) ---- organism, usually that portion was partially mineralized during life. Fossils may also (3) ---- of the marks left behind by the organism while it was alive.

A) remnants
B) maledictions
C) escorts

A) incongruous
B) deceased
C) pretentious

A) consist
B) procrastinate
C) insist

Text 2

Salmon live in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, (1) ---- great lakes and rivers. Typically, they live in the sea mostly but (2) ---- in fresh water. They are born in fresh water; migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. This means the fish return to the exact spot where they were born to (3) ---- .

A) as well as
B) in addition
C) just as

A) devour
B) segregate
C) breed

A) spawn
B) modify
C) reconcile

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