Source: Official Guide Revised GRE 1st Ed. Part 4; Set 5; #2


Human nature and long distances have made

Human nature and long distances have made exceeding the speed limit a (i) in the state, so the legislators surprised no one when, acceding to public demand, they (ii) increased penalties for speeding. Blank (i): controversial habit, cherished tradition, disquieting ritual Blank (ii): endorsed, considered, rejected

2 Explanations


Yosef Lewis

Don't let what yo uwould think would be the case affect you. Only go with clues from the sentence!!! You would expect the public to not be surprised if legislators endorsed or considered heightened penalties, but, in this case, the public was predisposed to expect the opposite.

Apr 8, 2014 • Comment

Lucas Fink, Magoosh Tutor

That's exactly, right, Yosef! The clues in the sentence are the first thing to consider. Never give more importance to your own ideas or expectations—stick to what's written. :-)

Apr 11, 2014 • Reply


Gravatar Chris Lele, Magoosh Tutor

Oct 6, 2012 • Comment

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