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Краткое описание экзамена GRE

From : Nikolay Savvinov               2:5025/54.77    28 Oct 98  14:54:58

GRE = Graduate Record Examination. Это экзамен, который сдают для поступления
во что-то типа нашей аспирантуры. Существует в двух разновидностях - general
GRE и subject GRE. General GRE существует в бумажном (paper-based) и
компьютерном (computer-based) видах (как и TOEFL). General GRE содержит 3


Verbal section содержит следующие основные типы вопросов:

(a) Antonyms
(b) Analogies
(c) Reading comprehension
(d) Sentence completion


Directions: Each question below consistos of a word printed in capital letters
followed by five lettered words or phrases. Choose the lettered word or phrase
that is most nearly opposite in meaning to the word in capital letters. [...]


MULTIFARIOUS: (A) deprived of freedom (B) deprived of comfort (C) lacking space
(D) lacking stability (E) lacking diversity


Directions: In each of the following questions, a related pair of words or
phrases is followed by five lettered pairs of words or phrases. Select the
lettered pair that best expresses a relationship similar to that expressed in
the original pair.


(A) barefaced:shame (B) mealymouthed:talent (C) heartbroken:emotion (D)
levelheaded:resolve (E) singlehanded:ambition

Reading comprehension: предлагается небольшой текст (как правило, на научную
тему), после него идут вопросы по тексту.

Sentence completion:

Directions: Each sentence below has one or two blanks, each blank indicating
that something has been omitted. Beneath the sentence are five lettered words
or sets of words. Choose the word or set of words for each blank that best fits
the meaning of the sentence as a whole.


The _____ science of seismology has grown just enough so that the first overly
bold theories have been ____.

(A) magnetic..accepted
(B) fledgling..refuted
(C) tentative..analyzed
(D) preditive..protected
(E) exploratory..recalled

Analytical section содеpжит два типа вопpосов:

1. Analytical reasoning


A farmer plants only five different kinds of vegetables - beans, corn, kale,
peas, and squash. Every year the farmer plants exactly three kinds of
vegetables according to the following restrictions:

(question stem)
If the farmer plants corn, the farmer also plants beans that year.
If the farmer plants kale one year, the farmer does not plant it the next year.
In any year, the farmer plants no more than one of the vegetables the farmer
planted in the previous year.

If the farmer plants beans, corn and kale in the first year, which of the
following combinations must be planted in the third year?
(A) Beans, corn and kale
(B) Beans, corn and peas
(C) Beans, kale, and peas
(D) Beans, peas and squash
(E) Kale, peas, and squash

Logical reasoning.


The greatest chance for the existence of extraterrestrial life is on a planet
beyond our solar system. This is because the Milky Way galaxy alone contains
100 billion other suns, many of which could be accompanied by planets similar
enough to Earth to make them suitable abodes of life.

(A) Living creatures on another planet would probably have the same appearance
as those on Earth.
(B) Life cannot exist on other planets in our solar system.
(C) If the appropriate physical conditions exist, life is an inevitable
(D) More than one of the suns in the galaxy is accompanied by an Earth-like
(E) It is likely that life on another planet would require conditions similar
to those on Earth.

Quantitative section содержит детские вопросы по математике, которые не
заслуживают внимания (да и влом заморачиваться с математической символикой и

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