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21
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. 

To believe that social reforms can ------- evil altogether is to forget that evil is a protean creature, forever assuming a new ------- when deprived of an old one.

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Hint

Consider the ideal effect of social reforms along with the fact that a “protean creature” is one capable of changing forms.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

Register Next Tests:
10/11 , 11/8

Aug
21
2014
35,092 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 24,333
Incorrect 10,759
69% 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. 

To believe that social reforms can ------- evil altogether is to forget that evil is a protean creature, forever assuming a new ------- when deprived of an old one.

Answer Choices

Answer

The phrase “is to forget” implies that the belief described in the first part of the sentence is misguided or naïve. It makes sense to argue that the assumption that reforms can “eradicate,” or eliminate, all societal evils is overly idealistic because evil is “protean,” or capable of taking on a new “shape.”