Questions and Solutions for GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 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 3).
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 3 solution for question 21)
21. The passage asserts which of the following about
the exposures involved in the “research on
olfactory adaptation” (line 11)?
A. The exposures are of long enough duration for
researchers to investigate many aspects of
B. The exposures have rarely consisted of
reexposures following extended absences
from the odorous environment.
C. The exposures are intended to reproduce the
relatively transient olfactory changes typical
of exposures to odors in natural environments.
D. Those exposures of relatively short duration
are often insufficient to produce the
phenomenon of receptor fatigue in study
E. Those exposures lasting several hours produce
reductions in receptors in the olfactory
epithelium that are similar to the reductions
caused by prolonged odor stimulation.
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 solution for question 22)
22. The author of the passage discusses “receptor
fatigue” (line 24) primarily in order to
A. explain the physiological process through
which long-lasting reductions in response are
thought to be produced
B. provide an example of a process that subjects
would probably not experience during a
prolonged period of odorant stimulation
C. help illustrate how the information gathered
from most olfactory research may not be
sufficient to describe the effects of extended
exposures to odors
D. show how studies of short-term olfactory
adaptation have only accounted for the
reductions in response that follow relatively
brief absences from an odorous environment
E. qualify a statement about the severity and
duration of the perceptual changes caused by
exposure to chronically present ambient odors
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 solution for question 23)
23. The passage suggests that an adherent to the
“orthodox position” (line 3) would agree with
which of the following statements?
A. Northern Renaissance prints should be
regarded as passive representations of their
B. Northern Renaissance prints were part of a
campaign aimed at altering contemporary
C. Northern Renaissance prints provide reliable
records of contemporary events, opinions, and
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 solution for question 24)
24. Replacement of the word “passive” (line 5)
which of the following words results in the least
change in meaning for the passage?
GRE Practice Test Second Edition. (Verbal Reasoning Section 3 solution for question 25)
25. Which of the following, if true, most strengthens
A. The levels of the compounds typically used in
boat paints today are lower than they were in
boat paints manufactured a decade ago.
B. In high concentrations, the compounds are
toxic to many types of marine animals.
C. The compounds break down into harmless
substances after a few months of exposure to
water or air.
D. High tissue levels of the compounds have
recently been found in some marine animals,
but there is no record of any of those animals
dying in unusually large numbers recently.
E. The compounds do not leach out of the boat
paint if the paint is applied exactly in
accordance with the manufacturer’s directions.
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