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The GRE Practice Test - Reading Comprehension III 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. Why, according to the passage are anti-globalization activists from America not in favor of the free trade agreements of America with the poor countries?
a.Free trade has allowed the entry of cheap goods to America
b.Anti-globalization activists have strong support of Presidential candidates
c.Activists are worried about the wage structure for adults for adults in the third world because of the availability of cheap labor
d.Activists do not support child labor on moral grounds
e.Free trade across countries are proving a big loss making idea for America
 This Question is based on the following passage:

2. How does the ILO propose to enforce the ban on child labor as can be seen in the passage?
a.By making adult labor available to poor countries
b.The ILO wants parents from developing economies to realize the importance of educating their wards
c.The ILO has suggested schemes to replace the income of poor families, that they were earning from child labor
d.The ILO decided on providing funds to open new schools which will offer free education to underprivileged children
e.The ILO decided on educating the people of developing countries about the moral importance of child education so that the people take a step in stopping child labor
 This Question is based on the following passage:

3. Which of the following options supports the statement that 'child labor is merely the symptom of condition called poverty'?
a.The cost of ending child labor and replacing the lost income to families is $800 million
b.Child labor was not a non-existent phenomena in rich countries earlier
c.Increased human capital and better health are two biggest benefits of banning child labor
d.Parents feel their children can be economically useful and so they send them to work.
e.It is inhuman to make children toil for other's economic gains. One in six of the world's children work for their families.
 This Question is based on the following passage:

4. Why is the claim that poverty encourages child labor is not always true?
a.Parents look at their children as economic tools and make them earn bread for the family
b.The remuneration offered on jobs involving adults are competitive
c.Some countries have the policy of keeping themselves poor by allowing child labor
d.The findings of the survey by economists have revealed that child laborers constitute not only children from poor families but otherwise also
e.The belief that parents of poor children do not send their children to school is untrue
 This Question is based on the following passage:

5. How, according to the passage, do countries who allow child labor stay poor?
i.When children of the tender age of 12 start to work, it implies they miss out on education and skills that might have landed them better jobs in the future
ii.Employing children can increase competitive wages for adults
iii.Employing children can cause wages for adults to drop
iv.Allowing child labor acts as a hindrance in investing human capital
a.i and ii only
b.i, iii and iv only
c.i and iv only
d.i, ii, iii and iv
e.iii and iv only
 This Question is based on the following passage:

6. What is the primary focus of the passage?
a.Comparing two scientific theories and scrutinizing the predictions that each would make concerning a natural happening
b.Evaluating the results of a scientific experiment and suggesting research on it
c.Describing a new theoretical model and noticing that it explains the nature of observations related to a particular natural phenomenon  
d.Analyzing data derived from observations of a real event and building a model to explain the data  
e.Discussing how two diverse natural phenomena are related
 This Question is based on the following passage:

7. Which of the following statements about meteor streams, according to the passage is correct?
a.Meteor streams and comets originate with similar orbits, but only the orbits of meteor streams are disturbed by planetary gravitation
b.Meteor streams grow as dust particles and are attracted by gravitation of other planets
c.Meteor streams, one formed, decelerate the disintegration of other comets
d.Meteor streams are made of dust particles derived from comets
e.Meteor streams contain only dust particles whereas comets can be composed of ice, dust and debris of disintegrated planets
 This Question is based on the following passage:

8. It can be inferred from the passage that which of the following would be most probable when the earth passes through a meteor stream if the conventional theories were correct?
a.Meteor activity would be constant throughout the period of the shower
b.Meteor activity would gradually increase to a single peak, and then slowly decline
c.Meteor activity would peak at the beginning and at the end of the shower
d.In the years in which the earth passed through the inner areas of a meteor stream, meteor stream would be absent  
e.Random bursts of intense meteor activity would be scattered with periods of very little activity
 This Question is based on the following passage:

9. The author suggests that the research described in the first paragraph was undertaken in order to
a.Determine the age of an actual meteor stream
b.Identify the composite features of meteor streams
c.Show that a computer model could help in presenting actual astronomical data
d.Explore the nature of a particularly interesting meteor stream
e.Test the hypothesis that meteor streams become broader as they age
 This Question is based on the following passage:

10. According to the passage, why do dust particles in a meteor stream in due course of time surround a comet's original orbit?
a.They become part of the meteor stream eventually
b.Their velocity increases over time
c.They are ejected by the comet at differing velocities
d.Their ejection velocity is slower than that of the comet
e.Their orbits are uncontrolled by other planet's gravitational fields
 This Question is based on the following passage:

11. It can be inferred from the last paragraph of the passage that which of the following must be true about the earth as it orbits the sun?
a.When the earth passes through a  meteor stream, it usually passes near to the stream's center
b.Most meteor streams the earth encounters are more then 4500 years old
c.It usually takes over a day to cross the actual Plutonid meteor stream
d.It accounts for most of the gravitational disturbance affecting the Plutonid meteor stream
e.It crosses the Plutonid meteor stream once every year
 This Question is based on the following passage:

12. It can be found from the passage that ancient Roman roads:
a.Are engineering marvels unsurpassed in modern day
b.Connected many major cities in ancient Europe
c.Are similar in some respect to modern highways
d.Were products of political ideas
e.Were the reason of development in modern European cities
 This Question is based on the following passage:

13. The author describes "two greatest intellectual disasters in history"  in order to  
It can be inferred from the passage the framers of the constitution:
a.Establish a point directly related to the main argument
Were familiar with certain aspects of Roman government
b.Point out the importance of certain historical facts
Overlooked Cicero's contribution to the theory of democracy
c.Prove that certain historical assertions are inaccurate  
Formed a government based on Roman democracy
d.Acknowledge the partial accuracy of an opposing view
Adopted the veto as a hallmark for world democracy
e.Disprove the claims made by others with a different view

Were similar to Roman elders
 This Question is based on the following passage:

14. How can the Latin language be accurately described as indicated in the passage?
i.It spread partially due to Rome's military power
ii.It is spoken today in some European countries
iii.It is reflected in modern political concepts
a.only i
b.only ii
c.i and iii only
d.i and ii only
e.ii and iii only
 This Question is based on the following passage:

15. The phrase "achievements as enormous as any coliseum or highway" in the passage can be described as:
 This Question is based on the following passage:

16. The primary purpose of the passage is to suggest:
a.An alternative to museum display of artifacts
b.A solution to check illegal digging while benefiting the archaeological profession
c.A method to distinguish antiques possessing scientific merit with others
d.A new system for cataloguing genuine artifacts
e.The government regulation for archaeological sites
 This Question is based on the following passage:

17. The author implies that all of the following statements about duplicate artifacts are true except:
a.A market for such antiques already exists
b.Such artifacts rarely have scientific value
c.There is likely to be a continuous supply of such artifacts
d.Museums are well supplied with examples of such artifacts
e.Such antiques frequently exceed in quality those already catalogued in museum collections
 This Question is based on the following passage:

18. The author anticipates which of the following initial objections to the adoption of his proposal?
a.An over supply of marketable artifacts will arise and the demand for them will fall
b.Artifacts that would have been displayed in public places will be sold to private collectors
c.Illegal excavators will have an even larger supply of artifacts for resale
d.Faking of artifacts will become more commonplace
e.Museum officials will become unwilling to store artifacts
 This Question is based on the following passage:

19. The author mentions the excavation in Cyprus to emphasize which of the following points?
a.Artifacts that closely resemble each other manifest cataloguing difficulties to archaeologists
b.Ancient lamps and pottery are less valuable, although rarer, than royal seal impressions
c.Cyprus is the most important location for unearthing large quantities of large-scale curios
d.Artifacts that are not uniquely valuable, and therefore making them saleable, are available in large quantities
e.Illegal sales of counterfeits are widespread, especially in the island of Cyprus.
 This Question is based on the following passage:

20. The author's argument concerning the effect of the official sale of duplicate artifacts on illegal excavation is based on which of the following assumptions?
a.The price of illegally sold artifacts would rise
b.Computers could be used to trace sold artifacts
c.Prospective purchasers would prefer to buy authenticated antiques
d.Illegal excavators would be forced to sell only fakes
e.Money gained from selling fakes could be used to investigate and prosecute illegal diggers
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