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The test has 28 questions. If you decide to take this exam under timed conditions, you have 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 45 minutes to complete the section. 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2. All numbers used are real numbers. 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3. All angle measurements can be assumed to be positive unless otherwise noted. 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4. All figures lie in the same plane unless otherwise noted. 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5. Drawings that accompany questions are intended to provide information useful in 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 answering the question. The figures are drawn closely to scale unless otherwise noted. 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Directions: For questions 16–28, Column A and Column B will have one quantity each. 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Your goal is to compare the quantities in each column and choose 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A if the quantity in Column A is greater 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B if the quantity in Column B is greater 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C if the two quantities are equal 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D if the relationship between the two quantities cannot be determined from the 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 information in the problem 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 On some questions, information about one or both quantities will be given. This informa23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 tion will be centered above the two columns. 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 2 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. 12345678901 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1. 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4. If 3c 1 6d 5 24 and 4a 13d 5 18, what 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 does a equal in terms of c? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 93 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2c 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 24 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3 3 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 c1 B. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 BCDE is a parallelogram. What is its 8 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 area? 3 12 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 c1 C. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 11 11 A. =10 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 B. 10 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. c 1 4 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 C. 10=2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3 D. 10=5 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 c15 E. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4 E. 10=10 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 2. If &x 5 [x 2 (x 2 1)](x 1 2) then 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Questions 5–6 refer to the following graph. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 &(&(2)) 5 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 4 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. 12 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. 18 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. 24 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 3. The price of Company X’s stock started 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the day at $40 per share, rose to $90 per 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 share, and then fell to $45 per share. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Compared to the price at the beginning of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the day, the final price of the stock was a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 10% increase. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 10% decrease. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5. How many millions of years ago did the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. 12.5% increase. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 extinction rate reach its highest value? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. 12.5% decrease. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 200 E. 50% decrease. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 245 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. 500 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. 560 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. 600 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 3 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 6. In which era did the extinction rate and 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 9. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 G 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 number of families have the same value 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the most number of times? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. Pre-Cambrian 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. Paleozoic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. Mesozoic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 F 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. Cenozoic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. Silurian 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D E 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 7. Which of the following numbers would 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 The area of square B is 16 meters squared 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 have a remainder of zero if it were divided 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 and DE 5 EG What is the area of square 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 by 3 or 6 and 9? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C in meters squared? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 1,024 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 1 B. 1,323 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 2 C. 1,506 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. 4 D. 1,632 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. 6 E. 1,764 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. 9 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 8. In the number set {15, 10, 7, 12, 10, 18} a 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 equals the mean, b equals the mode, c Questions 10–12 refer to the following graphs. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 equals the median, and d equals the range. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Which of the following statements is true? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. a , b, b 5 c, c , d 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. a . b, b , c, c . d 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. a 5 b 5 c, c . d 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. a . b, b , c, c 5 d 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. a , b , c , d 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 10. Which county and crop had the smallest 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 percentage change from 1970 to 1990? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. County X, Corn 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. County Y, Corn 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. County X, Wheat 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. County Y, Wheat 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. None of the above 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 4 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 11. How much on average would ten acres of 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 14. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 corn in County Y in 1980 produce? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 100 bushels 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 120 bushels 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. 150 bushels 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. 200 bushels 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. 220 bushels 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 12. What is the ratio of bushels of corn 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 produced per acre to bushels of wheat 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 For the 5-sided polygon above a 1 b 5 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 produced per acre in County Y in 1980? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 160 degrees and d 2 b 5 30. How many 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 1:1 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 degrees is c 1 e 1 b? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 2:1 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 70 C. 3:1 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 125 D. 3:2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. 350 E. 3:4 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. 300 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. 325 1 13. How many distinct integers less than 100 can 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 be formulated with the digits 2, 4, and 6? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 15. What is the sum of the consecutive 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 9 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 integers from 15 to 55 (inclusive)? 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 11 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. 1405 C. 12 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. 1435 D. 14 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. 1465 E. 15 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. 1500 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. 1587 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 5 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Column A Column B Column A Column B 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 16. The circumference The perimeter of a 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 20. The circumference The perimeter of a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 square that has one rectangle with an of a circle with of a circle with a 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 area of 24 a diameter diameter of 7 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 side equal to 1 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 equal to 2 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 21. z is a one-digit positive even integer. The 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 square root of z is also an integer. 2 17. 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 11 21 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 34 35 z1z1z z2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 22 21 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 34 53 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 22. $16,000 is invested at 5% simple 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 annual interest. 2 18. 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 AB 5 CD 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Interest accrued Six hundred dollars 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 after eight months 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 BC 10t 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 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23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 S DS D S DS D S DS D S DS D 6 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Column A Column B Column A Column B 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 23. The ratio of a to b is three fourths. 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 26. x2 2 4y2 1 7 5 7 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 c2 1 a2 a2 1 b2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 The area of Seventy-five 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 sector 1 percent of sector 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 27. C and D are integers, and C . D. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 24. 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 The least common The greatest The number of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C2 2 CD 1 2C 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 common factor of multiple of 8 and 6 integers from D to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4C 2 3C 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 24 and 120 C inclusive 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 25. 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 m and n are integers. 28. {x, y, x 1 4, z, y 1 3} 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 This number set is ordered from least to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 (m 1 n)(m 1 n) (m 1 2n)(m 2 n) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 greatest, and x, y, and z are distinct 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 integers. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 z25 x 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 7 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1Verbal 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 30 Questions—30 Minutes 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Antonyms 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Directions: Each question contains a word printed in capital letters, followed by five 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 answer choices. Choose the answer choice that contains the word or phrase most nearly 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 OPPOSITE in meaning to the word in capital letters. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1. PRAGMATIC : 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5. GARRULOUS : 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. trepidatious A. reticent 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 B. decorious B. quixotic 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. irksome C. lavish 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. gregarious D. practical 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. taciturn E. hopeful 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 2. COGENT : 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 6. ENERVATE : 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. disabuse A. unintelligent 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. strengthen B. culpable 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. maximize C. thoughtful 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. maltreat D. unconvincing 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. articulate E. mysterious 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 3. OBDURATE : 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 7. MANUMIT : 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. enslave A. persuadable 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. indemnify B. gullible 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. ostracize C. litigious 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. simplify D. manageable 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. delete E. stubborn 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 4. EBULLIENT : 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. stoic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. stationary 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. stern 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. turgid 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. static 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 8 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 8. ADUMBRATE : 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 9. PANEGYRIC : 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. assertion A. to cease 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. elegy B. to blandish 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. dirge C. to foreshadow 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. dissertation D. to make explicit 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. obloquy E. to loosen 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Analogies 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Directions: In each question, there is an initial pair of words or phrases that is related in 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 some manner. Select the answer choice containing the lettered pair that best expresses a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 relationship similar to the initial pair. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 10. ECLIPSE : OVERSHADOW :: 14. HALCYON : PEACEFUL :: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. tectonic : magnetic A. set : rise 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. tempestuous : placid B. outstrip : flail 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. surreptitious : clandestine C. debauch : debase 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. boisterous : rueful D. overcome : outstretch 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. terrifying : relaxing E. pervert : correct 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 11. EMPHATIC : INSIST :: 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 15. DESOLATE : VERDANT :: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. destitute : opulent A. contentious : argue 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. rococo : ornate B. absorbed : engrossed 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. astringent : severe C. raucous : mitigate 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. tropical : humid D. delusional : rage 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. technical : detailed E. intentional : forget 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 12. ASTRONOMER : STARS :: 16. HARBINGER : PRESAGE :: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. account : financial records A. computer : calculates 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. librarian : books B. television : broadcasts 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. historian : past C. liaison : interrogates 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. police officer : laws D. messenger : relates 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. magician : tricks E. broker : absconds 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 13. INOCULATE : DISEASE :: 17. ASSEVERATE : AVER :: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. defraud : conspirator A. beseech : request 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. detest : agitator B. reject : install 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. delight : friend C. answer : reply 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. defend : enemy D. enrage : mollify 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. defame : title E. approach : accost 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 9 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Sentence Completions 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Directions: Each sentence below contains one or two blanks, with each blank corre2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 sponding to an omitted word. Find the answer choice that has the word or set of words 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 that best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 18. Mr. Thomas had, in his local community, 21. The __________ feuds between rival 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 factions of the company’s board destroyed earned the reputation as being somewhat 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the effectiveness of the company’s of a miser, but a review of his financial 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 leadership. 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 records revealed he was actually a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 __________. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. fatalistic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. infernal A. maverick 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. hegemonic B. hooligan 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. internecine C. maestro 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. flagging D. spendthrift 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. micro-manager 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 22. Unlike his most recent predecessor, the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 19. Recent demographic shifts in the populanewly elected mayor did not appoint 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 friends and associates to high posts in the tion of Country X have resulted in many 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 city government, but eschewed such traditional political alliances becoming 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 __________ in favor of a __________-based __________ as nascent political parties 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 appointment criteria. __________ large swathes of the electoral 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 landscape. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. nepotism. .value 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. cronyism. .merit A. obsolete. .secure 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. favoritism. .work B. dislodged. .provide 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. jingoism. .resumé C. unhinged. .procure 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. recidivism. .experience D. solvent. .release 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. elusive. .gain 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23. Though customarily marked by deliberate 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 20. Many see the attempt to sway public and __________ prose, the author’s most 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 recent correspondence was convoluted __________, though ostensibly a process 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 and __________. of popular persuasion, to be __________ 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 since it has been undertaken employing 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. terse. .tiresome 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 questionable pretences. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. genuine. .superfluous 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. acidic. .prosaic A. consent. .disreputable 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. urbane. .ubiquitous B. opinion. .undemocratic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. succinct. .prolix C. disfavor. .impractical 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. ill-will. .treacherous 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. disinterest. .crude 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 10 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Reading Comprehension 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Directions: Questions follow each passage. After reading the passage, determine the best 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 answer for each question based on the passage’s content. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1Passage 1 cellular life, it was believed, was a fixture 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 across all biological organisms. Archae23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1Line The existence and novelty of the domain 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 ans, in recent decades, have repeatedly Archaean has demanded many long2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 demonstrated that the previously standing hypotheses in biology to be 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 maintained thermal threshold for life was 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 (40) reconfigured. The most basic challenge 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 far too low. So-called extremophilic 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(5) that the discovery of Archaeans presented 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Archaeans have been discovered to thrive 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 to biologists was classification. Prior to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 in temperatures as high as 160 degrees 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the discovery of the existence of Archae2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 centigrade. Such discoveries have 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 ans, life was classified into five king2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 required a broadening of biology’s (45) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 doms: Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Proto2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 conceptions concerning what environ23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(10) zoa, and Bacteria. But Archaeans, being 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 ments are hospitable to life. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 such a biological novelty, did not readily 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 submit to this system of classification. In 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 24. This passage could best be titled fact, an innovation of biological classifi2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 cation was needed to properly place A. “Biological Designations in Transfor2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(15) Archaeans in the panorama of life. mation.” 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Previously, kingdom had been the most B. “The Archaean Diversity of Life.” 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 general biological designation, but to C. “The Archaean Challenge to Biological 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 properly include the Archaeans a new 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Paradigms.” 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 biological classification, the domain, was 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. “Discovering Thermophilic Archaeans.” 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(20) formulated. Now kingdoms are classified 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. “Classifying Thermophiles.” 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 as a sub-group of a particular domain. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Thus, domain has become the most 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 general biological designation for life. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A second arena in which Archaeans 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(25) have challenged accepted hypotheses and 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 broadened biological horizons is in the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 realm of environmental extremes. It was 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 generally accepted not more than a few 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 decades ago that no life could exist in 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(30) temperatures much hotter than 60 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 degrees centigrade. This limit was set 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 because it was thought that the molecular 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 integrity of vital cellular components 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(35) could not be maintained beyond such temperatures. The thermal capacity of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 11 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 25. The passage implies that extremophilic Passage 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Archaeans Line Theoretical Economics faces considerable 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 challenges in developing reliable models I. are able to maintain molecular 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 for public choice scenarios. These integrity of cellular components past 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 scenarios involve aggregating individual the formerly accepted thermal 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 preferences into a public choice outcome. threshold of life. (5) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 An election in a democratic society is a II. have been known to exist in moderate 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 well-considered example of a public environments for some years, but 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 choice scenario. Formulating helpful and their extremophilic properties have 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 insightful models of political elections is only recently been discovered. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 a perpetual issue in politico-economic III. are able to live and thrive in tempera(10) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 discourse. tures as hot as 150 degrees centigrade. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Many public-choice election scenario 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. I only 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 models begin with the individual as the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. II only 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 basic building block of the aggregate 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. III only 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 outcome. On this methodology, the (15) D. I and II only 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 primary issue is determining a proper E. I and III only 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 decision-matrix for the individual in the 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 society under consideration. The deci23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 26. The passage states that a kingdom is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 sion-matrix is a theoretical construct 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. a sub-group within a domain. which—when given the appropriate input (20) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. the most general biological designation. for a particular situation—outputs the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. composed of sub-groups of domains. choice of a rational individual in the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. a newly formulated biological specified situation. The integrity of the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 classification. decision-matrix is the central concern of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. an Archaean domain. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the model-maker. If the decision-matrix (25) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 appropriately produces the choices of 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 27. It can be inferred from the passage that the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 individuals in specific situations, then the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 phrase “thermal threshold” in line 40 is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 aggregate model will be usable. However, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 if the decision-matrix inadequately A. the critical point temperature at which 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 reflects the decision-making process of the metabolic pathways of extremo(30) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 individuals, the aggregate model will be philes become functional. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 unreliable. B. the temperature at which the molecu2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Decision-matrices are often conlar integrity of cellular components of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 structed on the assumption that individuan organism are compromised. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 als are rational in decision-making and C. the thermal capacity of extremophiles. (35) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 that they predicate decisions upon D. an environmental extremity indicator. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 self-interest. Furthermore, self-interest is E. a biological constant across all of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 generally construed to mean selfish nature. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 interests. A serious flaw in such a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 constructional is its disallowal of (40) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 altruistic motivation in the decision2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 12 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 29. What is a common assumption of matrix. It can easily be empirically 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 decision-matrix construction that the verified that human choice is not 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 author does not dispute? predominated by altruism, but such 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(45) verification does not warrant the A. Self-interest should be construed as 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 complete exclusion of altruism from 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 selfish interest. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 decision-matrices. Therefore, altruistic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. Altruism is a basic motivator of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 motivators should be possible inputs for 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 human preference. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 any decision-matrix schema that attempts 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. Individuals are rational in decision23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1(50) to model human preference 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 making. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 determination. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. Altruism is an irrational predicate. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. Inputs should be expanded to include 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 self-interest motivators. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 28. The intent of the author in writing this 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 30. The second paragraph in the passage 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 passage is to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. elaborates on the issues introduced in 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 A. offer a radical critique of contempo2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the first paragraph. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 rary Theoretical Economics. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. presents views in contrast to those 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 B. explain the basic mechanisms of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 introduced in the first paragraph. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 modeling public choice scenarios. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. presents the thesis of the passage. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C. contrast two competing views on 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 D. argues for the validity of the thesis of decision-matrix construction. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the passage. D. explain why in public choice scenarios 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. describes the intellectual issues decision-matrices should include 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 pertaining to the thesis of the passage. altruistic motivators. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 E. criticize the assumption that society is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 composed of aggregates of rational 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 decision-makers. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 13 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers and Explanations 123456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 1 As before, the following notes are intended to show you one way in which 2 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 1 the correct answer can be determined. Try to concern yourself with the 2 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 1 methods used to arrive at the right answer, and not focus all your attention 2 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 on whether you got the question right or wrong. 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 Quantitative 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 1 1. B The area of a parallelogram is base times height (as with a 2 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 triangle). The obvious base to choose is ED and then attempt to 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 find its height, or AE. The triangle is a 45-45-90 triangle, and 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 since the hypotenuse is 2=2, the other two sides are 2. So the 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 height is 2 and the base is 5, which makes the area 10, or (B). 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 1 2. B Here, you just need to be careful and work through the problem 2 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 step by step. 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 &(2) 5 [2 2 (2 21)](2 1 2) 5 (2 2 1)(4) 5 (1)(4) 5 4, 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 and now plug this result in: 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 &(&(2)) 5 &(4) 5 [4 2 (4 2 1)](4 1 2) 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 5 (4 2 3)(6) 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 5 (1)(6) 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 56 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 Choice (B) is the answer. 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 1 3. C You can solve this one quickly if you realize that the stock price 2 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 increased and that it did so more than 10 percent. If you do not 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 see this right off the bat, you can always just work the equation 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 for percentage change to get the answer: 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 5 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 ~100%! 5 8 ~100%! 5 12.5% 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 40 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 The answer is (C). 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 2 1 2345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890122 1 SD SD 14 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4. B You need to have an equation that has only the variables a and c in it. If you multiply 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 both sides of 4a 1 3d 5 18 by two we get 8a 1 6d 5 36. You can subtract this from 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the other equation to eliminate the d variable; (3c 1 6d 5 24) 2 (8a 1 6d 5 36) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 yields 3c 2 8a 5 212. Now you only need to solve for a: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3 3 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3c 2 8a 5 212 → 8a 5 3c 1 12 → a 5 c 1 , which is (B). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 8 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5. D The extinction rate is the solid line, and its highest value is its highest peak. The 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 highest peak is in the early Paleozoic era approximately 560 million years ago. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 6. B The extinction rate and the number of families have the same value when the two 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 lines cross. You are looking, then, for the era in which the lines cross the most number 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 of times. They do so four times in the Paleozoic era, which is more than any other, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 making (B) the answer. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 7. E You can eliminate the odd number right off the bat, because a number has to be even 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 in order to be divisible by 6. Now you just have to go through the remaining choices 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 one by one: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1,024: Digits sum to 7, which is not a multiple of 3. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1,506: Digits sum to 12, which is a multiple of 3 but not 9. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1,632: Digits sum to 12, and so same as previous. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1,764: Digits sum to 18, which is a multiple of 3 and 9. For 6, the digits must sum 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 to a multiple of 3 and the original number must be even. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 10 1 10 1 15 1 7 1 12 1 18 72 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5 5 12, and so a 5 12. The mode is 8. D The mean is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 6 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 10, and so b 5 10. As for the median, order the numbers least to greatest {7, 10, 10, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 12, 15, 18}. Since you have an even number of numbers, the median is the average of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the two middle numbers. Thus, the median is 11, so c 5 11. The range is simply the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 greatest number minus the least, which equals 11, so d 5 11. So, a . b, b , c, c 5 d, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 which is (D). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 15 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 9. C To begin with, you know that the sides of square B are equal to 4 since its area is 16. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 If you can find the length of the non-hypotenuse sides of triangle A, then you could 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 find the answer. Since you know the hypotenuse you can use the Pythagorean 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 theorem to find the other sides of the triangle; a2 1 b2 5 ~=72! → 2a2 5 72 → a2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5 36 → a 5 6. The length of the triangle side that B and C share is 6, which means 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 that one of the sides of square C is 2 (since the B side is 4). Therefore, the area of C is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4, or (C). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 10. B Eye the graph to see which of the four options changed little from its 1970 average to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 its 1990 average. Looking closely, you can see that the average production of corn in 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 County Y was the same in 1970 and 1990. Thus, the percentage change is 0. That 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 must be the smallest, so the answer is (B). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 11. D First note that the graph is given in terms of bushels per acre. Reading the graph then, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 County Y in 1980 produced 20 bushels of corn per acre. Thus, 10 acres on average 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 would produce 200 bushels, so (D) is correct. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 12. B In 1980 County Y produced 20 bushels of corn per acre on average, and it produced 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 10 bushels of wheat on average. Thus, the ratio is 20:10, or 2:1, which is answer 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 choice (B). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 13. C It is best to write the possibilities out and count them up. In the ones column the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 possibilities are: 2, 4, 6. In the tens, the possibilities are: 22, 24, 26, 42, 44, 46, 62, 64, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 66. That exhausts the possibilities. You get 12 when you count them up, so (C) is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the answer. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 14. C First, the sum of the interior angles of an n-sided polygon is (n 2 2)(180), which 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 makes the sum of the interior angles of a 5-sided polygon 540 degrees. You can find 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the sum of a 1 d by summing the two equations a 1 b 5 160 and d 2 b 5 30. The 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 end result is a 1 d 5 190. The remaining angles must sum to 350 for the sum of the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 interior angles to be 540. The answer, then, is (C). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 15. B The sum of a set of consecutive integers is the average times the number of terms. The 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 55 1 15 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 average is 5 35. The number of terms is (remember, it is inclusive) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 55 2 15 1 1 5 41. Now you just have to multiply these together. Their product is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1,435, or (B). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 16. A The circumference of the circle is 2p ' 6.28. The perimeter of the square is just 4 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 times the length of the side, which is equal to 6. Column A is greater. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 17. B Here you just need to work through simplifying each fraction. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 16 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Column A Column B 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 11 21 1 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 34 35 12 15 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5 5 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4 2 22 21 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 12 15 34 53 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1 12 1 2 15 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5 5 5 5 51 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 12 4 4 15 2 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 As you can see, Column B is greater. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 18. A Use the information given about the line segments to write down equations that 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 might be helpful in comparing the two columns. AB 5 CD yields: r 1 s 5 s 1 3t → r 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5 3t. You can plug this directly into BC 5 2t 1 3r 5 2t 1 3(3t) 5 11t. You can infer 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 that both r and t are positive numbers since they only differ by a multiple of three and 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 at least one of them has to be positive since BC, a distance, is positive. Column A is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 greater. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 19. D To begin, you need to solve the inequality for x, 22x . 2 → x , 21. You know x is less 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 than 21. What does that tell you about x2? Not much, certainly nothing definite in 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 relation to 2 since x could be 21.1 or it could be 210. Thus, (D) is correct. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 20. D The circumference of the circle has to be something around 7p ' 22. The perimeter 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 of the rectangle, on the other hand, is not definite. The sides could be 2 and 12, and so 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 the perimeter would be 28, or the sides could be 4 and 6 and the perimeter would be 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 20. In one instance Column A is greater and in the other Column B is greater. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 21. B The first thing to do is determine the value of z. The 1-digit positive even integers are 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2, 4, 6, and 8. The square root of z is also an integer. That is only true of 4. Thus, z 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 equals 4. Four squared is 16, and three times 4 is 12. Thus, Column B is greater. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 S DS D S DS D S DS D S DS D 17 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 22. B Five percent simple annual interest means that after one year’s time, 5 percent of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 interest will have accrued. After eight months (which is two thirds of a year) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 two-thirds of the interest will have accrued. You need to multiply the 16,000 times 5 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 percent times two-thirds, which is ~16,000!~0.05! 5 533.33. Column B is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 greater, so the answer is (B). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3 3 a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23. C You know that 5 → a 5 b, and that the area of a sector is the sector angle 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 b 4 4 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 measure divided by 360 times pr2. For Column A, the area of sector 1 is. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3 a b 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 ~pr2! 5 4 360 ~pr2! 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 360 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 For Column B, you need the area of the sector 2 times 0.75, which is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 b b 3 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 ~0.75! 360 ~pr2!5 4 360 ~pr2! 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Column A and B are equal and (C) is the answer. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 24. C Remember the factors of a number multiply to give that number and the multiples of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 a number are that number times the integers. For Column A, begin by checking to see 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 if 120 is evenly divisible by 24 because that would clearly make 24 the greatest 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 common factor. Five times 24 gives 120 and so 24 is the greatest common factor. For 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Column B, if the number does not quickly come to mind then, write out multiples of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 each to find the least common multiple. The LCM is 24 so the answer is again (C). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 25. D Column A is equivalent to m2 1 2mn 1 n2 and Column B is equivalent to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 m2 1 mn 2 2n2. You have to compare these two expressions. Since the first term in 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 each is the same, you can eliminate them from consideration. If n equals zero then 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 both expressions are zero and so equal, but if n is non-zero then there certainly are 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 situations when the two expressions are unequal. Thus, the answer is (D). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 26. C First solve the equation to see if you can glean any useful information about the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 relationship of x and y: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 x2 2 4y2 1 7 5 7 → x2 5 4y2 → x 5 2y 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 If x 5 2y, then side b is equal to side c. This means that we can eliminate c2 and b2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 from the columns, and all we are left with is a2 in each. Ergo, the answer is (C). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 27. B The number of integers from D to C is simply C 2 D, but since it is inclusive we must 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 include D and so add one, C 2 D 1 1. Now you just need to see if we can manipulate 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Column B so that you can compare it to Column A. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 C2 2 CD 1 2C C(C 2 D 1 2) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5 5C2D12 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4C 2 3C C 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 You can now directly compare Column A and B, and Column B is greater since they 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 share the C minus D term but Column B is 12. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 SD S DS D SD SD S DS D 18 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 28. C You might suspect (D) here, but look closely at the number set. The only way that y 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 and y 1 3 could have the two intervening numbers in the set is if they are all 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 consecutive integers: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 (x 1 4) 5 (y) 1 1 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 (z) 5 (y) 1 2 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Solve for x and z in terms of y: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 x5y11245y23 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 z5y12 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 So, Column A, z 2 5, must equal (y 1 2) 2 5, or y 2 3. Since x 5 y 2 3, both columns 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 are equal, and the correct answer is (C). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 Verbal 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Antonyms 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 1. B To be pragmatic is to focus on the practical. The opposite of this is something like 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 idealistic. Looking through the answer choices, (B), quixotic, fits the pre-guess. If you 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 are unfamiliar with this term, pick up a copy of Cervantes’ literary classic Don 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Quixote. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2. D A cogent argument is compelling and well-constructed. You are looking for the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 opposite of this. Unintelligent might attract you, but unconvincing is much nearer the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 mark. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 3. A To be obdurate about an issue is to stubbornly maintain your position. Flexible or 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 changeable is a good pre-guess for the antonym. Choice (A) fits the pre-guess well 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 because to be persuadable is to be capable of change. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 4. A Ebullient means to be boiling over with emotion. The opposite of this is emotionless. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Stern approximates our pre-guess, but stoic hits it on the head. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 19 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 5. E A garrulous person is extremely talkative, even inconsiderately so. Thus, you are 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 looking for an adjective that means “not talkative.” Decorious means to act with 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 decorum, or good manners, and so might seem attractive, but taciturn is a better 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 choice. It means “tight-lipped.” 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 6. B To enervate is to weaken the strength of something. The opposite is to make stronger. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Looking through the answer choices, (B) obviously jumps out. It is correct. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 7. A To manumit someone is to free them from slavery. The antonym is to make someone 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 a slave. Enslave, choice (A), clearly fits the pre-guess and it is correct. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 8. D Adumbrate means to foreshadow vaguely, and so its opposite would be something 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 like “to clearly state.” To make explicit, choice (D), fits the pre-guess and is correct. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 9. E A panegyric is a speech of effusive praise. You are therefore looking for something 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 like “criticize.” Obloquy means “abusive or condemnatory language.” That certainly 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 is the opposite of praise, and so (E) is the answer. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Analogies 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 10. C The relationship between the stem words is one of definition, as to eclipse is to 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 overshadow. Going through the answer choices, to set is not to rise; to outstrip is not 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 to flail; to debauch is to debase; to overcome is not necessarily to outstretch; to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 pervert is certainly not to correct. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 11. A Here the stem relationship is one of degree: To be emphatic is to insist strongly. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Choice (B) might seem appealing here, but be careful because it has the order of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 degree reversed—to be very absorbed is to be engrossed. (A) is the correct choice—to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 be contentious is to argue excessively. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 12. C An astronomer studies the stars. That is a good relationship. Applying it to the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 answer choices, an accountant keeps the financial records; a librarian manages 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 books; a historian studies history; a police officer administers the laws; and a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 magician performs tricks. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 13. D The relationship between the stem pair is that you inoculate to protect against a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 disease. Of the answer choices, only (D), you defend to protect against an enemy, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 shares this relationship. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 14. C Halcyon means peaceful and calm, and so the relationship between the stem words is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 one of definition—halcyon means peaceful. Choices (B) and (E) are antonyms not 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 synonyms, and (A) and (D) do not share a necessary relationship. Choice (C) does 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 share a necessary relationship—surreptitious means clandestine. Choice (B) is there 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 to catch people shopping for words like peaceful. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 20 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 15. A The stem words are opposites—a desolate place is the opposite of a verdant place. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Choices (B) and (C) are synonyms and so do not fit the stem relationship, and (D) and 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 (E) do not have a strong relationship (a tropical place is often humid, a technical 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 manual may or may not be detailed.) Choice (A) shares the stem relationship—a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 destitute area is the opposite of an opulent area. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 16. D Here, the relationship is again one of definition—a harbinger presages something 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 (presage means to foretell, or portend). A computer can calculate something; a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 television shows things that have been broadcast; a liaison does not necessarily 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 interrogate someone; a messenger relates something; and a broker does not 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 necessarily abscond with something. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 17. A Asseverate means to aver or affirm earnestly, and so the stem relationship is to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 asseverate is to aver earnestly. Choice (A) shares this relationship—to beseech is to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 request earnestly. Do any of the other answer pairs share it? Approach and accost 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 might, but the order of degree is reversed—to accost is to approach forcefully. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Sentence Completions 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 18. D The word but in the sentence is the key clue. It tells you that the first and second parts 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 of the sentence are in contrast to each other. In the first part we are told that Mr. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Thomas had earned the reputation as a miser, and so in the second part you should 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 expect to find a strong contrast to this. Which answer choice makes a strong contrast 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 to miser? Choice (D), spendthrift, which means one who spends money wastefully, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 fits the bill. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 19. A Consider the first blank first. Shifts in the demographics of a country would at least 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 challenge traditional political alliances and at most destroy them. Since the sentence 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 speaks of nascent political parties, you can infer that the traditional ones are at least 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 being challenged. Solvent and elusive are not good answer choices for the first blank. 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 As the old political parties are being challenged, the new ones then are gaining 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 ground. Gain then is a good pre-guess to the second blank. Provide does not match 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 this pre-guess. Between procure and secure, secure is the better choice since procure 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 intimates buying, and one does not purchase large swathes of the electoral landscape. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 20. B Begin with a pre-guess on the first blank. What is a word that goes with public and “can 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 be persuaded”? Opinion. Looking down the first blank answer choices, (B) obviously 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 matches this pre-guess, but (A) and possibly (C) and (D) do as well. The word ostensibly 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 clues you to the fact that the second blank is a strong contrast to process of popular 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 persuasion. Which of the answer choices matches this conception? Undemocratic does. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Thus, (B) is a strong candidate for the best answer choice. Reading the other answer 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 choices, (A) is the reasonable selection, but (B) is better since both answer blanks more 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 specifically fit the logic of the sentence. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 21 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 21. D You are looking for a word that modifies feuds between rival factions of a company. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Internal is a good pre-guess. Internecine means fighting within a group, and so 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 matches the pre-guess. It is the best choice, (D). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 22. B The sentence tells us that the first blank can be described as the practice of appointing 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 friends and associates to high posts. A good pre-guess would be favoritism. Looking 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 at the answer choices, (D) and (E) can definitely be eliminated. Choice (A) also can be 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 eliminated because nepotism is showing favor to one’s own family, not to friends and 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 associates. The second blank is a contrast to the first since the favoritism of the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 predecessors is being eschewed in favor of the new way. Both (B) and (C) are 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 contrasts to favoritism, and so you must ask which one better fits the flow of the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 sentence. Merit-based makes more sense than work-based, and so (B) is a better 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 choice. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23. E In this sentence, the author’s customary style of correspondence is being contrasted 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 with the style in her most recent letter. Customarily her style is deliberate, but in this 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 letter it is convoluted. Therefore, in the first blank, you are looking for a word that 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 pairs well with deliberate and contrasts well with convoluted. In the second blank, 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 you are looking for a word that pairs well with convoluted and contrasts well with 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 deliberate. Genuine, acidic, and urbane are not good pairs with deliberate or 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 contrasts with convoluted. As for the second blank, tiresome does not pair as well 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 with convoluted as prolix does (which means to be wordy). Choice (E) is best. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Reading Comprehension 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 24. C A question about the proper title of the passage is looking for the basic point or thrust 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 of the passage. What is the point of this passage? It relates how the discovery and 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 study of the Archaeans has led to the reformulation of central concerns in the field of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 biology. Choice (A) is too narrow because it excludes the discussion of the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 extremophiles. Choice (B), although better than (A), is still too narrow. Choice (C) is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 a good restatement of the thrust of the passage, since reformulation of central 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 concerns in biology is a good approximation of Challenge to Biological Paradigms. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Choices (D) and (E) are too narrow in that they exclude the classification issues, and 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 notice that the passage discusses extremophiles and not thermophiles. (C)’s the one. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 25. E On questions of this form you must go through each proposition individually: 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Option I—The passage states that prior to the discovery of extremophiles the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 thermal threshold was set at 60 degrees centigrade “because it was thought that 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the molecular integrity of vital cellular components could not be maintained 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 beyond such temperatures.” It can be inferred that if extremophiles can live and 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 thrive past 60 degrees centigrade, they can maintain molecular integrity past the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 previous thermal threshold. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Option II—The passage does not mention extremophiles existing in moderate 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 environments, so II cannot be inferred from the passage. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 22 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). This test is not endorsed or approved by ETS. GRE Practice Test 2 Answers 1234567890123456789012345678901212345678901234567890123456789012123456 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Option III—The passage states that extremophiles can live and thrive at 160 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 degrees and so it can be inferred that they can live and thrive in temperatures as 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 hot as 150 degrees. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 Since I and III are inferable, the answer is (E). 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 26. A The passage states that, “kingdoms are classified to be a sub-group of a particular 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 domain” (lines 20–21). Choice (A) states exactly that. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 27. B The passage uses thermal threshold to mean “the temperature at which biological 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 organisms begin to break down due to heat.” Which of the answer choices matches 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 this usage? Choice (A) does not, and it uses terms not in the passage. Choice (B) 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 matches up. As for (C), the passage clearly uses the term thermal threshold to apply to 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 all kinds of life and not just extremophiles, and so this choice is out. Choice (D) uses 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 terms not in the passage and that should make you skeptical. Choice (E) is tricky 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 because the passage does speak of the former thermal threshold as being thought of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 as a constant across nature. Yet, the threshold changed when extremophiles were 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 discovered. Choice (B) is unquestionably a strong answer, and (E) is problematic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 because the threshold has fluctuated. Therefore, (B) is a better choice. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 28. D The entire passage culminates in the conclusion of the author in the last sentence of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 the passage, “Therefore, altruistic motivators should be possible inputs for any 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 decision-matrix schema that attempts to model human preference determination.” 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 The passage builds to this conclusion and so the clear intent of the author is to make 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 this point. Which answer choice reflects this intent? Choice (D) does. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 29. C To answer this question you have to go to the place in the passage where the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 assumptions of decision-matrices are discussed (lines 31–37). The passage clearly 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 states that in the construction of decision-matrices it is assumed that individuals are 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 rational in decision-making. The author does not dispute this assumption. That is 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 answer choice (C), and it is correct. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 30. A Looking at the structure of the passage, the first paragraph presents the challenge of 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 modeling public choice scenarios, the second paragraph explains the details of a 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 particular methodology for such modeling, and the third paragraph discusses 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 problems with the methodology presented in the third paragraph. Given this basic 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 structure, we can inspect the answer choices to see which best describes the role of the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 second paragraph. Choice (A) matches the tone and content of our description of the 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 second passage, and it is correct. 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 2 1 3456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 6 23456789012345678901234567890121234567890123456789012345678901212345 12345678901234567890123456789012123456789012345678901234567890121234566 1 23 Copyright © 2004 Thomson Peterson’s, part of The Thomson Corporaton GRE is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). 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