GRE Verbal Reasoning Sample Questions Set I
Categories: GRE (The Graduate Records Examination)
Question 22 is based on the following reading passage.
For the past two years at FasCorp, there has been a policy to advertise any job opening to current employees and to give no job to an applicant from outside the company if a FasCorp employee
Line: applies who is qualified for the job. This policy has been strictly
5: followed, yet even though numerous employees of FasCorp have been qualified for any given entry-level position, some entry-level jobs have been filled with people from outside the company.
Question.22. Select and indicate the best answer from among the five answer choices:
If the information provided is true, which of the following must on the basis of it also be true about FasCorp during the past two years?
A. There have been some open jobs for which no qualified FasCorp employee applied.
B. Some entry-level job openings have not been advertised to FasCorp employees.
C. The total number of employees has increased.
D. FasCorp has hired some people for jobs for which they were not qualified.
E. All the job openings have been for entry-level jobs.
Questions 23 through 25 are based on the following reading passage.
A tall tree can transport a hundred gallons of water a day from its roots deep underground to the treetop. Is this movement propelled by pulling the water from above or pushing it from below? The pull
Line: mechanism has long been favored by most scientists. First proposed
5: in the late 1800s, the theory relies on a property of water not commonly associated with fluids: its tensile strength. Instead of making a clean break, water evaporating from treetops tugs on the remaining water molecules, with that tug extending from molecule to molecule all the way down to the roots. The tree itself does not
10: actually push or pull; all the energy for lifting water comes from the sun’s evaporative power.
Question.23. Select and indicate the best answer from among the five answer choices:
The passage is primarily concerned with
A. refuting a hypothesis advanced by scientists
B. discussing the importance of a phenomenon
C. presenting a possible explanation of a phenomenon
D. contrasting two schools of thought
E. discussing the origins of a theory
Question.24. Consider each of the three choices separately and select all that apply.
Which of the following statements is supported by the passage?
A. The pull theory is not universally accepted by scientists.
B. The pull theory depends on one of water’s physical properties.
C. The pull theory originated earlier than did the push theory.
Answer: (A) & (B)
Question.25. Select and indicate the best answer from among the five answer choices:
The passage provides information on each of the following EXCEPT
A. when the pull theory originated
B. the amount of water a tall tree can transport
C. the significance of water’s tensile strength in the pull theory
D. the role of the sun in the pull theory
E. the mechanism underlying water’s tensile strength