Questions and Solutions for GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 Part 4)
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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 3).
GRE Practice Test Second Edition - Complete Paper (pdf)
For each question, indicate the best answer, using the directions given.
For each of Questions 9 to 14, select one answer choice unless otherwise directed.
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 solution for question 13)
13. According to the passage, which of the following is
a widely held belief about geese?
A. They are not often seen grazing in coastal salt
B. They are not the primary consumers in
C. They play only a minor role in the productivity
of salt-marsh ecosystems.
D. They are the primary determinants of which
resources will thrive in coastal salt marshes.
E. They control the productivity of salt-marsh
ecosystems through a bottom-up process.
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 solution for question 14)
14. Which of the following, if true, most weakens the
A. Complaints of official corruption in city
government have decreased since the
anticorruption task force began operating.
B. Former mayor Bixby did not publicly oppose
Mayor Stephens’ establishment of the
anticorruption task force.
C. Almost all of the officials who have served in
city government for any length of time are
appointees of Mayor Bixby.
D. All of the members of the anticorruption task
force had other jobs in city government before
the task force was formed.
E. During the last mayoral election campaign,
then–Mayor Bixby hotly disputed the current
mayor’s claim that there was widespread
corruption in city government.
For each of Questions 15 to 19, select the two
answer choices that, when used to complete the
sentence, fit the meaning of the sentence
as a whole and produce completed sentences
that are alike in meaning.
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 solution for question 15)
15. The slower-learning monkeys searched
but unintelligently: although they worked closely
together, they checked only the most obvious
Answer is c and f - working together
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 solution for question 16)
16. By about age eight, children’s phonetic capacities
are fully developed but still ; thus children
at that age can learn to speak a new language with a
native speaker’s accent.
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