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The creation and analysis of optical illusions involve mathematical and geometric principles, such as the proportionality
between the areas of similar figures. Optical illusions and their
effects are often created through careful physical attributes, such
as a nonstandard use of perspective, distorted angles, deceptive
shading, unusual juxtaposition, and color effects.
The word deceptive in the passage is closest in meaning to
The Seneca Falls Convention, held in 1848, started the woman’s
suffrage movement in the United States. A “Declaration of
Sentiments,” which called upon women to organize and to
petition for their rights, was passed. However, one controversial
resolution, calling for the right of women to vote, narrowly passed.
The ridicule of that provision of the Declaration caused many
backers of women’s rights to withdraw their support later on.
The word petition in the passage is closest in meaning to
Space law is concerned with the proper uses of outer space.
The most important treaty of space laws was the 1967 Outer
Space Treaty. The participants who crafted the treaty concluded
that the moon and all other celestial bodies were to be free for
exploration and use by all nations. They also concurred that the
use of weapons of mass destruction was to be forbidden in space.
The word concurred in the passage is closest in meaning to
It is a common misconception that the U.S. Congress has the
constitutional power to legislate nearly anything for the general
welfare. The Constitution gives Congress many powers, but it
does not give Congress the power to legislate freely for the general
welfare. In many instances, Congress may try to cause the states
to do something by means of offers of subsidies or grants, but
it cannot compel them to accept the incentives. The lawmaking
process can become stagnant if the states do not agree with the
The phrase become stagnant in the passage is closest in
Due to the astounding progress of integrated-circuit technology,
an enormous number of transistors can be placed onto a
single integrated-circuit chip. The first commercially successful
microprocessor chip had only 4,800 transistors, but by the
beginning of the 2000s, the newest high-end chips had 7.2 billion.
The word astounding in the passage is closest in meaning to
Deer populations have grown dramatically in the northeast United
States in the last 20 years. Many residents are happy to have deer
in their communities, but many others see them as a menace.
Deer often wander into traffic, cause automobile accidents, trample
lawns, eat flowers, and host insects that cany disease. Therefore,
many residents are determined to restrict their movements, fence
them out, or even eliminate them altogether.
In stating that many people are determined to eliminate the
deer, the author means that they
The game of chess was not well organized until 1946, when
the world chess governing body, FIDE, asserted its control
over international play. At that time, national chess groups
immediately welcomed the chance to join the new federation.
However, FIDE’s authority has not been universally recognized,
and even today there is no general agreement as to the status of
the world championship.
The word asserted in the passage is closest in meaning to
Social anthropologists attempt to illustrate the social emergence
and evolution of the human race and to determine differences
between human social organization and that of other primates.
Despite the fact that all classifications of human societies and
cultures are arbitrary, they also attempt to note differences
between various human societies. In spite of these difficulties,
anthropologists have made great advances in the identification
and grouping of human civilizations.
The word arbitrary in the passage is closest in meaning to
The Monroe Doctrine allowed the United States to intervene in
the affairs of Latin American countries in case of foreign invasion.
Once the United States was designated to act on behalf of its
neighbors to the south, episodes of foreign interference decreased
until the 1960s, when Cuba wanted the support and economic
aid of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.
The word designated in the passage is closest in meaning to
J. Edgar Hoover was an astute professional who served as
Director of the FBI for 48 years. A resilient and determined
government official, Hoover’s tenure spanned one of the most
important eras of modern U.S. history. His policies helped to
shape and create what has now become a highly respected
modern investigative organization.
The word astute in the passage is closest in meaning to