GRE Text Completion Practice

Complete the following passages with the most appropriate choices.

Text 1

The Basset Hound appeared in France in the first part of the 16th century. The breed got its name from a French word "bas," which means "low." The rich, who had a strong (1) ---- for hunting, developed a breed (2) ---- animals in dense brush. The breed was recognized in 1885. However, it did not enter the ten top widely spread dogs in the US. No sooner than in the second half of the 20th century did Basset Hounds acquired popularity. Now, the breed is loved for its appearance and (3) ----personality.

A) predilection
B) collaboration
C) temperance

A) guilty of violating
B) capable of pursuing
C) power of entitlement

A) amiable
B) despondent
C) mischievous

Text 2

For much of history and in many cultures, (1) ---- professional teachers was an option available only to a small elite. Thus, until (2) ---- recently, the vast majority of people were educated by parents, especially during early childhood. The earliest (3) ---- education in the West began in the late 17th century and early 18th century in some German States.

A) excruciating
B) invigilating
C) enlisting

A) infinitesimally
B) relatively
C) inextricably

A) compulsory
B) intimate
C) ridiculous

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