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May
23
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. 

The ------- of drug-resistant strains of bacteria and viruses has ------- researchers’ hopes that permanent victories against many diseases have been achieved.

Answer Choices

Hint

This sentence allows for two possible readings. If the drug-resistant strains are flourishing, the researchers’ hopes are likely to be crushed; if, conversely, the strains are disappearing, the researchers’ hopes are likely to rise.

Question of the Day

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May
23
2015
18,739 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 9,688
Incorrect 9,051
51% 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 ------- of drug-resistant strains of bacteria and viruses has ------- researchers’ hopes that permanent victories against many diseases have been achieved.

Answer Choices

Answer

Hopes for “permanent victories against many diseases” have been “blighted,” or dashed or crushed, by the “proliferation of drug-resistant strains of bacteria and viruses.”