GRE Reading Comprehension Practice Questions Quiz

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GRE, which is known as the Graduate Record Exams, is used to measure a person's aptitude in many areas. GRE is used by graduate schools to determine a person eligibility for a program, and it is a computer-based test with a user-friendly interface. This quiz focuses on reading comprehension.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Who administered and owned GRE?

    • A.

      Educational Testing Service

    • B.

      Educationally Testing Services

    • C.

      Education Transaction Service

    • D.

      Educations Transform Service

    Correct Answer
    A. Educational Testing Service
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Educational Testing Service. Educational Testing Service (ETS) is the organization that administers and owns the GRE (Graduate Record Examination). ETS is a non-profit organization that specializes in educational testing and assessment, and it is responsible for developing and administering various standardized tests, including the GRE, TOEFL, and SAT.

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  • 2. 

    What year was the test established?

    • A.

      1933

    • B.

      1939

    • C.

      1930

    • D.

      1936

    Correct Answer
    D. 1936
    Explanation
    The test was established in 1936.

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  • 3. 

    What is the cost of taking a GRE test?

    • A.

      $335

    • B.

      $205

    • C.

      $307

    • D.

      $250

    Correct Answer
    B. $205
    Explanation
    The cost of taking a GRE test is $205.

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  • 4. 

    Which of the following university took the test in 1942?

    • A.

      Yale University

    • B.

      Hazard University

    • C.

      Texas Tech University

    • D.

      University of lowa

    Correct Answer
    C. Texas Tech University
    Explanation
    Texas Tech University took the test in 1942.

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  • 5. 

    Which university was given its first test in the year 1940?

    • A.

      Liverpool University

    • B.

      Oxford Univrrsity

    • C.

      University of Lowa

    • D.

      Hazard Unversity

    Correct Answer
    C. University of Lowa
    Explanation
    In 1940, the University of Lowa was given its first test.

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  • 6. 

    What is the full meaning of GRE?

    • A.

      Graduate Response Expert

    • B.

      Graduate Record Examination

    • C.

      Graduate Report Examination

    • D.

      Graduate Record Experiment 

    Correct Answer
    B. Graduate Record Examination
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Graduate Record Examination. The GRE is a standardized test that is commonly required for admission to graduate school programs in the United States. It assesses a student's verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking skills. The exam is administered by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) and is used by many universities as a factor in their admissions process.

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  • 7. 

    In 1948, how many students were estimated to have taken the test to apply into 500 colleges?

    • A.

      45,000+

    • B.

      50,000+

    • C.

      55,000+

    • D.

      60,000+

    Correct Answer
    A. 45,000+
    Explanation
    In 1948, it was estimated that more than 45,000 students took the test to apply into 500 colleges. This means that the actual number of students who took the test could have been 45,001 or more.

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  • 8. 

    How many questions does the Quantitative Reasoning have?

    • A.

      20

    • B.

      40

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      25

    Correct Answer
    A. 20
    Explanation
    Quantitative Reasoning has 20 questions.

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  • 9. 

    The General Test consists of how many sections?

    • A.

      Nine

    • B.

      Eight

    • C.

      Seven

    • D.

      Six

    Correct Answer
    D. Six
    Explanation
    The General Test consists of six sections.

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  • 10. 

    What is the first section of GRE?

    • A.

      Analytical Writing

    • B.

      Quantitative Reasoning

    • C.

      Verbal Reasoning

    • D.

      General Studies

    Correct Answer
    A. Analytical Writing
    Explanation
    The first section of the GRE is Analytical Writing. This section assesses the test-taker's ability to articulate complex ideas, support arguments with evidence, and effectively communicate in written form. It consists of two tasks: analyzing an issue and analyzing an argument. The Analytical Writing section is designed to evaluate critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as the ability to construct a coherent and well-structured essay.

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