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.

1.
A) remnants
B) maledictions
C) escorts

2.
A) incongruous
B) deceased
C) pretentious

3.
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) ---- .

4.
A) as well as
B) in addition
C) just as

5.
A) devour
B) segregate
C) breed

6.
A) spawn
B) modify
C) reconcile


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