GRE Verbal Sample Questions Set Q
Categories: GRE (The Graduate Records Examination)
Questions 17-19 refer to the following passage. After reading the passage, read and respond to each question selecting the best answer choice for each one.
A humanist is often described as a person with a clear ability to regulate his or her own behavior. The goal of humanists is to cherish life as they search for their individual place and objective, then to embrace that purpose. Humanists direct their own lives, and employee free choice in their thoughts, actions, and interactions with others. They tend to believe that a person’s main ambition should be to cherish and seek purpose in life. Humanists believe other people should make their own decisions and trust themselves to set their own direction. Most humanists believe that this type of free-thinking approach culminates in true personal growth since each person will move at a pace most attuned to individual comfort levels.
Humanists are likely to have a positive view of themselves and true confidence in their abilities. They base their life decisions on what they may have already experienced, what they know of history, and how they apply reason. They are convinced that they are always moving in a positive direction and, for this reason, they generally don’t fear death. Although they don’t believe in an afterlife, they know that if they follow their beliefs, by the end of their life they will have had a complete journey.
Question.17. According to the passage, which is a true statement about humanists?
I. Humanists are generally stagnant in maturity.
II. Humanists depend on others to help them make sound decisions.
III. Humanists work toward fulfilling their seity.
A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. II and III only
Question.18. Which of the following best describes the type of personality characteristic a person described as a humanist would most likely possess?
Question.19. The passage suggests that a humanist believes that after his life is over:
A. he will be rewarded in the hereafter.
B. he will no longer be relevant.
C. he will have culminated his journey.
D. his ideas will be important to others.
E. his journey has just commenced.