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GRE Practice Test Verbal Reasoning Section 4 Part 6




 
Questions and Solutions for GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 Part 6)

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These are explanations and step by step solutions for the second edition of the ETS Practice Book for the Paper-Based GRE Revised General Test (Verbal Reasoning Section 4).
GRE Practice Test Second Edition - Complete Paper (pdf)

For each of Questions 20 to 25, select one answer choice unless otherwise directed.

GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 21) 21. Which sentence presents a misconception that the passage challenges?
A. The second (“There is.... appetizing”)
B. The third (“However .... innovative”)
C. The fourth (“Mesoamericans.... one”)
D. The fifth (“Likewise.... flowers”)
E. The sixth (“There is.... chocolate”)
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 22)

22. The passage suggests that which of the following could help remedy the problem described in
A. An article written by a biologist for the general public summarizing current theories about avian and dinosaurian evolution
B. A close examination of available data on avian and dinosaurian evolution
C. A new hypothesis regarding the connection between avian and dinosaurian evolution



GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 23)

23. In the context in which it appears, “sensational” (line 16) most nearly means
A. dramatic
B. false
C. excellent
D. eminent
E. horrifying
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 24)

24. In the context of the passage as a whole, the primary function of the sentence in lines 10-12 is to
A. emphasize the influence of a particular social class on the conventions of eighteenth-century English portraiture
B. account for the origin of a particular type of behavior frequently represented in eighteenth-century English portraiture
C. acknowledge a historical basis for two competing hypotheses about a particular portrait type
D. question the relevance of certain evidence frequently cited in support of an explanation for a particular portrait type
E. concede that one explanation for the prevalence of a particular portrait type has a basis in fact
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 4 solution for question 25)

25. Which of the following might provide an explanation for the popularity of hand-in portraits that would satisfy the author of the passage?
A. An eighteenth-century English etiquette manual discussing the social implications of the “hand-in” stance
B. A comprehensive catalogue of eighteenth-century English portraits that showed what proportion of portraits depicted gentlemen in the “hand-in” stance
C. A passage from an eighteenth-century English novel in which a gentleman considers what stance to adopt when his portrait is painted


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