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The GRE Practice Test - Reading Comprehension II has been designed to test the important aspects of reading comprehension. This test covers passages on different subjects; like business, general science, specific science and social sciences. The aim is to test the judgemental abilities of the test taker which entails reading the passage provided and answering the questions to:
- determine the primary idea of the passage
- answer a factual question
- infer an idea from the passage
- draw a conclusion
 This Question is based on the following passage:

1. The primary purpose of the passage is to:
a.Provide evidence that resolves a contradiction in business theory
b.Discuss reasons why an accepted business tenet is being reexamined
c.Describe a doctrine of business practice and how that tenet can be tested in modern day economics
d.Present evidence that disproves a new business theory
e.Debates that a counter intuitive idea in business policy is incorrect
 This Question is based on the following passage:

2. All of the following, according to the passage, are examples of a subconscious process that the brain undergoes while making a decision EXCEPT:
a.Analysis of Information
b.Comparison and contrasting of information
c.Ranking of information
d.Consulting a melee of studies and experiments
e.Rejecting irrelevant information
 This Question is based on the following passage:

3. The author's attitude towards a long held view that decisions should be made carefully over time expressed in the passage can be described as:
a.Condescending and impatient
b.Derisive and dismissive
c.Respectful but questioning
d.Admiring and conforming
e.Optimistic but unsure
 This Question is based on the following passage:

4. It can be said that the critics referred to in the passage, believed the excellent results of the two experiments had less to do with the innate decision making of the subjects than with:
a.Excellent decision making of Arlington and Walker
b.The genius of Caldwell who propounded the theory
c.Their unconscious decision to look for visual stereotypes while making their selections
d.Not choosing the candidates who 'looked the part'
e.The use of videotape as a method picking up applicants
 This Question is based on the following passage:

5. What reasons can be found in the passage that explain why Antarctic is drawing the attention of global climate pundits?
a.Antarctic is immune to the greenhouse effect
b.Antarctic is the only continent responding differently to the global climate change
c.The ozone hole is right above the Antarctic which is alarming climatologists
d.Antarctic is responsible for increasing the impact of global winters
e.Antarctic is not suitable for wildlife anymore
 This Question is based on the following passage:

6. Why do global climate pundits prefer the poles to examine the occurrence of global climate change?
a.Global pole experts are looking for a peaceful place to study global climates
b.The poles are strategically placed and make sit easier
c.Complex interplay of ocean currents near the poles have caused reversal of temperatures which makes it an intriguing subject to study
d.Industrialized and inhabited countries clustered close to the poles give off polluting emissions which give rise to the greenhouse effect most strikingly
e.The theories of climate change suggest that effects of global warming are magnified at the poles
 This Question is based on the following passage:

7. The tone of the author in the passage seems to be:  
a.Alarmed but optimistic
b.Confused and indifferent
c.Indifferent but interested
d.Concerned and driven
e.Inquisitive and forceful
 This Question is based on the following passage:

8. What is the primary purpose of the passage?
a.To send warning signals to people across the globe about the increase in global temperature
b.To solve the mystery behind cooling of the Antarctic
c.To recommend people to slow down industrial activity which is a major cause for rising global temperatures
d.To make global climate change experts realize the fact that our knowledge about global climate change is not enough
e.To expose the anxiety over widening Ozone gaps over the Antarctic  
 This Question is based on the following passage:

9. What is the main idea of the passage?
a.To state how genetic mutations in bacteria and virus can cause deadly diseases
b.To describe how social and ecological factors contribute to epidemics that are caused by genetically unmodified bacteria and virus
c.To disprove that social factors have nothing to do the proliferation of a disease
d.To prove the claim that bacteria and viruses that are not genetically modified can also be the cause of epidemics
e.To establish the fact that modern sanitation methods can be a big help in preventing the outbreak of a disease
 This Question is based on the following passage:

10. The passage is suggestive of the idea that a lack of modern sanitation would make which of the following most likely to occur?                                                                                              
a.An outbreak of Lyme disease
b.An epidemic of Haemorrhagic fever
c.An epidemic of polio causing paralysis among infants
d.An epidemic of polio causing paralysis among adults and adolescents
e.An outbreak of typhoid
 This Question is based on the following passage:

11. It can be inferred from the passage that Lyme disease has become prevalent in parts of the United States because of:
a.The unpremeditated introduction of Lyme disease bacteria to the US
b.A genetic variation in Lyme disease bacteria that makes them more lethal
c.The spread of  Lyme disease virus from infected humans to healthy ones
d.The inability of modern sanitation methods to wipe out the bacteria causing Lyme disease
e.An upsurge in the number of humans who come across deer ticks  
 This Question is based on the following passage:

12. Which of the following can be concluded about the mosquito Aedes alpobictus?
a.It can spread only in Asia
b.It was first discovered in the United States
c.It caused an epidemic of dengue haemorrhagic fever in 1950's
d.It transmits the dengue virus
e.It replaced  Aedes Aegypti in Asia when ecological changes altered Aedes aegypti's habitat
 This Question is based on the following passage:

13. Which of the following best describes the order of the passage?
a.A theory is proposed and three tests that support the theory is described
b.A paradox is stated, debated, and left unconcluded
c.Two opposing views are presented, argued and readjusted
d.A generalization is stated, and is followed by three illustrations that support that theory
e.An argument is stated followed by three opposing examples that disprove the argument
 This Question is based on the following passage:

14. Which of the following statements can be positively inferred from the passage?
i.English is not understood by a majority of people
ii.Japanese is the most popular language in the world
iii.British English is fast gaining on the popularity charts
iv.English has topped the list of all languages  
a.Only i
b.Only iii and iv
c.Only iv
d.All are true
 This Question is based on the following passage:

15. Which of the following statements does the passage suggest could be true?
i.Great Britain and America appear to be fighting over supremacy of their own language
ii.Europeans other than Britishers have supported American English
iii.Both the British and Americans are trying their best to spread their own version of English
iv.Canada has its own version of English
a.Only i is true
b.Only i and ii is true
c.i, iii, and iv are true
d.Only iii and iv are true
 This Question is based on the following passage:

16. What is the main idea of the passage?
a.To remind people of the fact that the world is a risky place
b.To tell people that the world is becoming riskier to live in because of increasing natural cataclysms
c.To make people understand that the fear of risk is irrational
d.To review some of the risks associated with the burden of risk
e.To point out some of the potential dangers associated with technical progress
 This Question is based on the following passage:

17. Which of the following options justify the perception of increased risk?
i.Technologies that are making the world a safer place
ii.Huge industrial accidents and earthquakes
iii.Use of drugs yet to be tried and genetically mutated crops
iv.Terrorism and even rumors of terrorism
v.Globalization and the hazards associated with it
a.iii only
b.iii and iv only
c.ii, iii, and iv only
d.iii and v only
e.ii and iii only
 This Question is based on the following passage:

18. What can be said to be the tone of the author in the passage?
a.Panicky and demanding
b.Urgent and uncontrolled
c.Cautious but pragmatic
d.Watchful and wary
e.Unprejudiced but detached
 This Question is based on the following passage:

19. The author says "part of the perception of increased risk is justified" in order to:
a.Establish a point directly related to the main argument
b.Point out the accuracy of the fact that fear is irrational  
c.Prove that certain assertions about fear are inaccurate  
d.Point out the arguments that support an opposing view
e.Disprove the claims made by others with a different view
 This Question is based on the following passage:

20. Which of the following statements imply that it is not strictly true to say life has become more risky?
i.Risks have shifted to different people and new ones have taken their place
ii.Life expectancy of people in rich countries has increased
iii.Diseases have become less lethal and
iv.There is heightened possibility of wars in rich countries
a.i and iv only
b.ii and iii only
c.iii only
d.iv only
e.ii and iv only
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