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GRE Reading Comprehension: Practice Question of the Week #38

Here’s this week’s practice question– good luck, we’ll be posting the answer and explanation tomorrow! The resurgence of the women’s movement in the late 1960s led to the reevaluation of many authors by feminist literary critics. During the early phase of the resurgence, Nathaniel Hawthorne’s works received considerable attention from feminist critics, but that attention had […]

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Sentence Equivalence: Practice Question of the Week #36 Answer

Here’s the answer to yesterday’s practice question, thanks for sending in your answers! Special kudos to madhan_2005 for writing up a great explanation in the comments as well 🙂 Directions: select exactly two words that best complete the sentence and produce sentences that are alike in meaning. Exposure to sustained noise almost certainly impairs blood pressure regulation in human […]

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Reading Comprehension Practice Question of the Week #26 Answer

Here’s the answer to yesterday’s practice question: Protective coloration is common among animals. Some animals are countershaded for camouflage. For example, the next time you pass a fish market, look at the specimens laid out for viewing. Fish are nearly always darker on top than on the bottom. The selective theory of camouflage has long […]

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GRE Reading Comprehension Practice Question of the Week #22

This week’s question is a standard Reading Comprehension problem: Choose the option that best answers the question. Good luck, we’ll be posting the answer tomorrow! The social psychology concept of cognitive dissonance explains many of people’s otherwise inexplicable attitudes and actions. According to this theory, people often unconsciously alter their perceptions and evaluations of “reality” to […]

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Reading Comprehension Practice Question of the Week #18 Answer

Here are the answer and explanation to yesterday’s practice question: An application for (Department of Housing and Urban Development) HUD funding requires review at every stage of the process. Evaluation by a community-based local board whose charge is to rank proposals based on their likelihood of achieving agreed-upon community goals is the first stage of […]

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Reading Comprehension: Practice Question of the Week #14 Answer

Here’s the answer to yesterday’s question: Car Owner: Not all certified auto mechanics are honest. Therefore, though all the mechanics at Nick’s Auto Garage are certified, there must be a few who are dishonest. The flawed pattern of reasoning exhibited by the car owner is most similar to that exhibited by which of the following […]

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Sentence Completion Practice Question of the Week #3: Answer!

Sentence Completion: The ——- retort was always the last refuge of the jester. And this time, the king’s gadfly went so far as to verge on ——-. A. humorous . . deceit B. ebullient . . disloyalty C. scabrous . . treason D. crude . . sycophancy E. inappropriate . . hilarity The answer is […]

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