Question of the Day

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Jul
28
2014
17,311 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 12,473
Incorrect 4,838
72% correct

Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

The actor’s ------- decline in popularity was as striking and unexpected as his ------- rise to prominence had been.

Answer Choices

Hint

The “as … as” construction in the sentence suggests that the words that belong in the first and second blanks will be synonyms or near-synonyms.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

Register Next Tests:
10/11 , 11/8

Jul
28
2014
17,311 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 12,473
Incorrect 4,838
72% correct

Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

The actor’s ------- decline in popularity was as striking and unexpected as his ------- rise to prominence had been.

Answer Choices

Answer

Choice (A) is correct. We know that “striking and unexpected” describes both the actor’s rise and his decline; “sudden” fits with this description, as does “meteoric,” which means suddenly or temporarily brilliant.