The verbal reasoning portion of the Graduate Record Examination, the standardized exam for entrance to many graduate programs, is one of three portions of the test. The test also consists of quantitative reasoning and analytical writing sections. The verbal reasoning portion consists of three types of questions: reading comprehension, text completion, and sentence equivalence. Students have 30 minutes to answer each of the two 20-question verbal reasoning sections.
Read the sentence below, and select the answer choice that best completes the text. The answer is posted below—don’t cheat!
Kagan maintains that an infant’s reactions to its first stressful experiences are part of a natural process of development, not harbingers of childhood unhappiness or ________ signs of adolescent anxiety.
Answer: The correct answer is #1, prophetic.