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2014
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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. 

Cormac McCarthy has a reputation for being one of the most ------- figures in literature; for many years, few people knew what the writer looked like or where he lived.

Answer Choices

Hint

The structure of the sentence suggests that the missing term describes someone who tends to keep to himself.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

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12/6 , 1/24

Nov
22
2014
8,834 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 6,241
Incorrect 2,593
70% 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. 

Cormac McCarthy has a reputation for being one of the most ------- figures in literature; for many years, few people knew what the writer looked like or where he lived.

Answer Choices

Answer

Because "few people knew what the writer looked like or where he lived," it makes sense to say that Cormac McCarthy is known as "one of the most reclusive figures in literature." In other words, the writer has a reputation for being a recluse, or for leading a largely secluded or solitary life.