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Old April 8th, 2016, 12:39 PM
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Hi buddy I have fill the form for appear in GRE exam and here have come to get study material for GRE Reading Comprehension (RC) subject , so can any one provide me ??
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Old April 8th, 2016, 01:17 PM
Sumit Bhardwaj
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Default Re: GRE RC Preparation

As you asking here I am telling GRE Reading Comprehension (RC) subject test your ability to understand a passage and answer questions on the basis of what is stated and implied in the passage.

GRE Reading Comprehension Practice Questions


Although the schooling of fish is familiar form of animal social behaviour, how the school is formed and maintained is only beginning to be understood in detail. It had been thought that each fish maintains its position chiefly by means of vision. Our work as shown that, as each fish maintains its position, the lateral line, an organ sensitive to transitory changes in water displacement, is as important as vision. In each species a fish has a “preferred” distance and dangle from its nearest neighbor. The ideal separation and bearing, however, are not maintained rigidly. The result is a probabilistic arrangement that appears like a random aggregation. The tendency of the fish to remain at the preferred distance and angle, however, serves to maintain the structure. Each fish, having established its position, uses its eyes and its lateral lines simultaneously to measure the speed of all the other fish in the school. It then adjusts its own speed to match a weighted average that emphasizes the contribution of nearby fish.
Question 1
According to the passage, the structure of a fish school is dependant upon which of the following.
I. Rigidly formed random aggregations
II. The tendency of each fish to remain at a preferred distance from neighboring fish
III. Measurement of a weighed average by individual fish

A. II only
B. III only
C. I and II only
D. I and III only
E. II and III only

Question 2
Which of the following best describes the author’s attitude toward the theory that the structure of fish schools is maintained primarily through vision?

A. Heated opposition
B. Careful neutrality
C. Considered dissatisfaction
D. Cautious approval
E. Unqualified enthusiasm

Question 3
The passage suggests that, after establishing its position in the school formation, an individual fish will subsequently

A. Maintain its preferred position primarily by visual and auditory means
B. Rigorously avoid changes that would interfere with the overall structure of the school
C. Make conscious sensory readjustments to its position within the school
D. Make unexpected shifts in position only if threatened by external danger
E. Surrender its ability to make quick, instinctive judgements

4. The author takes multiple perspectives when describing New York. What two tones are primarily utilized?
A) Impressed and critical
B) Sardonic and optimistic
C) Detached and Jovial
D) Ominous and fanciful
E) Pompous and loving

5. With which of the following statements would the author of the passage most likely agree?
A) Every aspect of New York is unique and admirable.
B) Oregon, Iowa, and Arizona do not have any geographical merit.
C) A single location can have many facets, both positive and negative.
D) Large cities tend to lack whimsical and artistic sights.
E) Smaller, Midwest locations are superior to large, urban spaces.

6. Which of the following CANNOT be inferred about Werner from the passage?
A) He is a creative and imagistic thinker.
B) He is very biased in favor toward the Upper East Side of New York.
C) He does not live at the same level of luxury as those he works for.
D) He is observant, noticing both the affluent aspects of the city as well as its grimier ones.
E) He is fascinated and intrigued by colors.
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