Verbal Q's

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By Raindrops (Raindrops) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 12:19 am: Edit

(A) detailed:sketch
(B) melodious:music
(C) colorful:cliche
(D) tragic:play
(E) ornate:building

2. "The Japanse raise their daughters differently than their sons. 'Gamabatte!' they exhort their sons. ' Have courage, be like the carp, swim upstream!' 'Kiotsukete,' they caution their daughters. 'Be careful, be modest, keep safe.'"

The distinction between "Gamabatte" and "Kiotsukete" is the distinction between
(A) tradition and innovation
(B) passion and feeling
(C) age and youth
(D) intuition and wisdom
(E) perserance and prudence

And if anyone can, please check why #23 on Section 1, November 1996 is... that answer.


By Gabypa (Gabypa) on Monday, October 06, 2003 - 05:55 pm: Edit



By Raindrops (Raindrops) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 05:58 am: Edit

Why though? Care to explain? Obviously I know what the answers are.

By Perry2006 (Perry2006) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 07:59 am: Edit

1. A florid prose is a beautifully decorated prose. An ornate building is a beautifully decorated building. Hence E

2. "Have courage, be like the carp, swim upstream" indicates perservance. "'Be careful, be modest, keep safe" suggests prudence in girls, or "Kiotsukete".

By Folk_Hero (Folk_Hero) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 04:47 pm: Edit

correct :)

By Xiggi (Xiggi) on Tuesday, October 07, 2003 - 05:53 pm: Edit


Remember that the test answer is the BEST available, not necessarily the PERFECT answer.

I can understand why you wonder about the link between courage and perseverance. That is why the POE is most often the best tool for CR.

Look at the 5 choices:

(A) tradition and innovation NO/NO
(B) passion and feeling NO/NO
(C) age and youth NO/NO
(D) intuition and wisdom NO/NO
(E) perserance and prudence ??/YES

"Be careful, be modest, keep safe" is DEAD ON for prudence. Even if you do not agree 100% with perseverance, you can safely pick E :)

By Raindrops (Raindrops) on Wednesday, October 08, 2003 - 08:45 am: Edit

=D Ah... I guess that's how I always get something wrong on the hard questions. I seek word-by-word answers.

Thanks all!

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