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FREE GRE® PRACTICE QUESTIONS

If you don’t have time for a full GRE practice test, and you need just a few sample GRE questions to see where you stand, you’ve come to the right place.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM YOUR GRE PRACTICE QUESTIONS

GRE questions come in all different shapes and sizes. From verbal reasoning to quantitative reasoning and back to analytical writing, each topic tests different skills that future graduate students ought to possess.

That’s why every GRE practice question counts, and there’s no reason to wait to get started. Once you know your strengths and weaknesses, you can concentrate on developing the skills you need to succeed on Test Day.

PACING YOURSELF ON GRE QUESTIONS

The GRE contains two essays, at least two quantitative and two verbal sections, and one experimental or research section. Testing lasts a total of four hours from beginning to end.

Make sure that, as you study and prepare for GRE Test Day, you keep timing in mind and develop an approach that will help you master every question type and content area on the exam.

If you’re comfortable with the content on the GRE, have a strategic approach, and pace yourself carefully, you can meet or exceed your goals on Test Day.

GRE Practice Questions

Conflict between generations may be a problem that has persisted for centuries, but the nature and intensity of the conflict obviously _____ in response to changes in social and economic conditions

  • A. increase
  • B. disappear
  • C. decline
  • D. vary
  • E. wane

The (i)___________ of the old man's garb and home belied a (ii)___________ nature, and many people lamented his tendency to be outright juvenile in somber circumstances.

For each blank select one entry from the corresponding choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.

  • A. (i) austerity
  • B. (i) obsolescence
  • C. (i) poverty
  • D. (ii) jovial
  • E. (ii) jejune
  • F. (ii) inquisitive

Due to his lengthy industry-friendly record, the governor was thought to be (i)______ pro-business. So it was (ii)______ when he announced the creation of a large environmental preserve at the expense of industry interests. However, his decision was not met with unqualified enthusiasm. Many astute observers noted the politically (iii)_______ motive of using the decision to court independent voters.

For each blank select one entry from the corresponding choices. Fill all blanks in the way that best completes the text.

  • A. (i) desultorily
  • B. (i) unsustainably
  • C. (i) staunchly
  • D. (ii) debilitating
  • E. (ii) arresting
  • F. (ii) vitiating
  • G. (iii) ingenuous
  • H. (iii) uncouth
  • I. (iii) opportunistic

After a 12-year imprisonment under false treason charges, Alfred Dreyfus was justly ________, effectively putting an end to the French political scandal known as the Dreyfus Affair.

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.

  • A. abrogated
  • B. exonerated
  • C. acquitted
  • D. interred
  • E. assassinated
  • F. shunned 

The protest at the capital yesterday was an absolute _______; while the activists had the best of intentions, the demonstration showed a complete lack of organization and was actually counterproductive to their cause.

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.

  • A. stalemate
  • B. debacle
  • C. impasse
  • D. fiasco 
  • E. obstacle 
  • F. enigma 

In response to recent criticism of inhumane and unhygienic practices throughout the agricultural industry, farmers resolved to commission an advertising campaign portraying virtuous ranchers that would ________ the industry.

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.

  • A. recriminate
  • B. exonerate
  • C. vindicate
  • D. repudiate
  • E. eradicate 
  • F. adulterate 

If the integer m is a multiple of both 10 and 12, then all of the following must be factors of m EXCEPT

  • A. 15
  • B. 12
  • C. 10
  • D. 8
  • E. 6

Which of the following expressions are factors of 1217 

Indicate all possible correct answers.

  • A. (–2)² (–3)⁴
  • B. 12³ + 12³
  • C. 4¹⁸
  • D. 2¹⁶ x 2¹⁵
  • E. 3¹⁷ x 4¹⁷
  • F. 12¹⁷ + 12¹⁷

The average (arithmetic mean) of the numbers v, w, x, y, and z is j, and the average of the numbers x, y, and z is k. What is the average of v and w in terms of j and k ?

  • A. (j – k) / 2
  • B. (j + k) / 2
  • C. (5j – 3k) / 3
  • D. (5j – 3k) / 2
  • E. (5j – k) / 2

p² + 3p + 2 = 0

Quantity A: p

Quantity B: 1

Compare the two quantities and select the appropriate answer.

  • A. Quantity A is greater.
  • B. Quantity B is greater.
  • C. The two quantities are equal.
  • D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

g and h are consecutive multiples of 4.

Quantity A: 5(g – h)²

Quantity B: 80

Compare the two quantities and select the appropriate answer.

  • A. Quantity A is greater.
  • B. Quantity B is greater.
  • C. The two quantities are equal.
  • D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

The figure below is a rectangular solid.

AB = 17, AD = 8, and BC = 9.

Quantity A: The volume of the rectangular solid

Quantity B: 864

Compare the two quantities and select the appropriate answer.

  • A. Quantity A is greater.
  • B. Quantity B is greater.
  • C. The two quantities are equal.
  • D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

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