# GRE sample questions

## Select a single answer choice.

** 1. If 5x+32=4-2x, what is the value of x?**

**A. -4**

**B. -3**

**C. 4**

**D. 7**

**E. 12**

**2. Which of the following numbers is farthest from the number 1 on the number line?**

**A. 0**

**B. -5**

**C. -10 **

**D. 5**

**E. 10**

**3. The figure above shows the graph of the function f, defined by f(x)=|2x|+4 for all numbers x. For which of the following g, defined for all numbers x, does the graph of g intersect the graph of f?**

**A. g(x)=x-2**

**B. g(x)=x+3**

**C. g(x)=2x-2**

**D. g(x)=2x+3**

**E. g(x)=3x-2**

**4. Many studies have confirmed that baking, especially when it’s done for others, is __________: it eases depression and anxiety.**

**A. enthralling**

**B. therapeutic**

**C. exasperating**

**D. vindictive**

**E. melancholic**

**5. The pianist’s recital was so brilliant that the audience found it hard to believe that he was a __________.**

**A. novice**

**B. curmudgeon**

**C. exasperating**

**D. martinet**

**E. virtuoso**

**6. The __________ dispute among the brothers did not end; rather, they became more bitter towards each other.**

**A. nostalgic**

**B. capricious**

**C. cursory**

**D. acrimonious**

**E. ambivalent**

**7. In sharp contrast to his elder sister who was a responsible person, John turned out to be a __________ person.**

**A. prudent**

**B. docile**

**C. feckless**

**D.avaricious**

**E. recalcitrant**