GRE RC (Reading Comprehension) Online Test

Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. The main idea of the passage is that
Mount Everest is the world’s tallest mountain
Both the mountains compared here are located in different parts of the world
The base of Mauna Kea’s is below sea level
Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. Which of the following information about Mount Everest has not been mentioned?
It is believed to be the world’s tallest mountain.
It is situated in the Himalayas.
It is just over 29,000 feet high.
It rises from the ocean floor.
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. Which of the following could be the best possible replacement for the word “just” in the passage?
Evidently
Convincingly
Barely
Importantly
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. The expression “a little bit” is closest in meaning to which of the following?
A small size
Quite
Somewhat
Extremely
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. Mauna Kea is how far above the level of the water?
14,000 feet
16,000 feet
29,000 feet
30,000 feet
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. In the passage, the expression “in comparison to” could be best replaced by
Closer to
In relation to
As a result of
Due to the
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. The passage implies that Mauna Kea does not seem as tall as Mount Everest because
People do not want to believe this
Part of Mauna Kea is under water
Mount Everest has more snow
Location of both the mountains is different
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. The word “floor” in the passage could best be replaced by
Carpet
Bottom
Roof
Water
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. The passage indicates that Mauna Kea
Measures upto a height of 16,000 feet
Is submerged in water
Is more than half covered by water
Is 1,000 feet shorter than Mount Everest
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Mount Everest situated in the Himalayas at just over 29,000 feet, is considered as the tallest mountain in the world. However, an interesting fact was revealed on measuring the mountains little bit differently. The tallest mountain on earth is Mauna Kea. It stands in the Hawaiian Islands at about 14,000 feet above sea level. But if we stand at sea level would Mount Everest not appear higher in comparison to Mauna Kea? But the finding suggests that Mauna Kea is taller than Mount Everest. The reason being that Mauna Kea begins not at sea level but rises from an ocean floor that is more than 16,000 feet below the surface of the water. So in total, it measures more than 30,000 feet from its base to its top. Where in the passage is the total height of Mount Everest mentioned?
Lines 1-2
Lines 4-6
Line 13
Lines 14
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. What is the primary purpose of this passage?
To explain the discovery of America by Columbus
To show how people came to America before Columbus
To show that Northeastern Asia holds significance in archaeological studies.
To explain how people were able to cross the Bering Strait
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. According to the passage, how many people were probably in the Americas in the year 1942?
Fewer than 30 million
Exactly 30 million
40 million or fewer
At least 40 million
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. The word “refute” in the passage is closest in meaning to
Signify
Suggest
Contradict
Define
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. The passage implies that
Columbus was the first person to discover America
There is some scientific evidence about America’s first inhabitants
Columbus arrived at almost the same time as America’s first inhabitants
All is not known about America’s first inhabitants
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. There is general agreement that the first people who came to North America came from
Europe
South America
Northeastern Asia
Africa
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. In the passage, the word “considerable” could best be replaced by
Large
Weak
Renowned
Considerate
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. In the passage, the word “separates” is closest in meaning to which of the following words?
Differentiates
Divides
Joins
Crosses
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. Which of the following is not stated about the Bering Strait in the passage?
It is 55 miles wide.
It separates North America and Asia.
It was probably a land bridge during the Ice Ages.
It is a land bridge today.
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. The word “frozen” in the passage can be replaced by
Pure
Dirty
Solid
Marshy
Direction: Read the following passage and answer question about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. The question is followed by four options and you are to choose the one best answer A, B, C or D. Even before the arrival of Columbus in the Americas in 1492, around 30 to 40 million people were already living in North and South America. So many refute the very idea that America was discovered by Columbus. Thus the coming and settling down of people in America has been an important topic of scientific research and discussion. It is believed by many archeologists that the true “discoverers” of America or the first Americans were from northeastern Asia. Considerable evidence also supports that people have been living in Americas for no less than 15,000 years. To reach Americas, people crossed over the 55-mile-wide Bering Strait. This strait separates Asia and North America. Another theory suggests that during the time when people reached Americas, the two continents were bridged together by land. During the Ice Ages, so much of the Earth’s water was frozen. The sea levels had dropped thus enabling the people to move from Asia to North America. Where in the passage is it mentioned that how long people have probably been in the Americas?
Lines 1-3
Line 2
Second paragraph
Third paragraph
Description:

The test contains 20 questions based on two RC passages as per original GRE test. There are 10 questions in each of two paragraphs. The information given in the passages may not be correct information but you are required to answer the questions based on the information provided in the passage. The GRE writers often use common words but with their uncommon meanings. An attempt has been made to provide the test takers with an insight into the GRE specific words and word relationships.

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