GRE Reading Comprehension Practice Test 1
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Read the following passage and answer the question

Technology is rapidly expanding the scope of capabilities for both professional and personal use; such is the case with smart phones. Professionals now have devices available to them capable of digital media, internet access, phone communication, multi-person scheduling and office tools for documents and presentations. Businesspeople that are often mobile may maximize the use of these critical features on smart phones. Individuals who simply enjoy the luxury of multi-function devices often use these devices for frivolous pursuits such as downloading catchy ring tones, instant messaging about the latest gossip and looking up the world record for most cans crushed on one’s head during the Superbowl. This fusion of capabilities and increased availability of such devices could be a sign of a growing blend in society between work and personal life, or individuals could simply be taking a luxurious approach to their connectivity in personal lives.

The term “frivolous” implies that the author

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Many graduate schools in the United States require applicants to take a standardized admissions test such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). The GRE was created in 1949 by the Educational Testing Service (ETS) which still administers the test. The purpose of the GRE Exam is to assess verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, analytical writing, and critical thinking. These skills are not related to any particular field of study and are developed over lengthy periods of time. The GRE test is given in a computer-based mode at various Prometric testing centers throughout the world.

Different schools and departments place varying degrees of emphasis on the GRE. While some schools view it as a mere admission formality, some schools consider it an important selection factor.

In August of 2011, the GRE was significantly revised. The grading scale was changed from a 200-800 range to a 130-170 range. The test sections remained the same but some of the question types were revised as well as the manner in which the computer-adaptive question were presented.


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