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20
2015
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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. 

Everyone who saw the play agreed that the lead actor’s performance was especially 
------- : it was so deeply affecting that it moved many audience members to tears.

Answer Choices

Hint

The part of the sentence after the colon defines the missing term.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

Register Next Tests:
5/2 , 6/6

Apr
20
2015
65,523 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 32,995
Incorrect 32,528
50% 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. 

Everyone who saw the play agreed that the lead actor’s performance was especially 
------- : it was so deeply affecting that it moved many audience members to tears.

Answer Choices

Answer

The sentence indicates that the actor’s performance was very deeply affecting and moving — in  other words, it evoked emotional reactions in many who saw it — and even caused some people to cry. Because the term “poignant” refers to something that is very moving, affecting, or touching, it makes sense to suggest that people would describe the performance as “especially poignant.”