SAT Sentence Completion Practice Question 331: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 331

6. Much interpersonal communication is implicit in -------, expressive movement.

A. exposes
B. verbalization
C. gestures
D. cognitions
E. intuitions

Correct Answer: C

Explanation:

Explanation for Correct Answer C :

Choice (C) is correct. "Gestures" are body movements used to communicate an idea or attitude. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Much interpersonal communication is implicit in gestures, expressive movements." "Gestures" are precisely the type of "expressive movements" the sentence claims are used in interpersonal communication.

Explanation for Incorrect Answer A :

Choice (A) is incorrect. "Exposés" are revelatory accounts. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Much interpersonal communication is implicit in exposés, expressive movements." "Exposés" are revelatory accounts, not a type of interpersonal communication involving expressive movement.

Explanation for Incorrect Answer B :

Choice (B) is incorrect. "Verbalizations" are a form of communication involving words and sounds. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Much interpersonal communication is implicit in verbalizations, expressive movements." "Verbalizations" are a form of communication involving words and sounds rather than movements.

Explanation for Incorrect Answer D :

Choice (D) is incorrect. "Cognitions" are mental perceptions. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Much interpersonal communication is implicit in cognitions, expressive movements." "Cognitions" are internal perceptions, not noticeable movements.

Explanation for Incorrect Answer E :

Choice (E) is incorrect. "Intuitions" are insights. If one were to insert this term into the text, the sentence would read "Much interpersonal communication is implicit in intuitions, expressive movements." "Intuitions" are internal mental insights, not movements that imply interpersonal communication.

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