GRE Reading Comprehension Practice Questions (Verbal Reasoning)

Here you'll find a series of eight GRE Reading Comprehension practice questions (four reading passages, 1-3 questions per passage). You'll probably find earlier passages and questions a bit simpler and easier than later ones.

NOTE: Expect Reading Comprehension to account for as many as half of all questions on each Verbal Reasoning section. Reading Comprehension sets will be mixed with Text Completion questions and Sentence Equivalence questions.

Instructions for Practice Questions:
  1. Review the test directions (below).

  2. Go to any of the numbered practice questions. You can select an answer choice by clicking on a button.

  3. Scroll down the page for the correct answer and an analysis of the question. Click on "Directions" to return to this page.

  4. This is not a timed test. But if you want to simulate timed testing conditions, limit yourself to 2 minutes per question, on average.

This passage is accompanied by one or more questions about its content. Answer all questions on the basis of what the passage states or implies.

Go to Practice Questions » 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8

Widely recommended for GRE prep:

GRE bookGRE book    Official Guide to the GRE revised General Test
Educational Testing Service

GRE prep from ETS—the people who make the exam. The book provides vital testing information, sample questions, test-taking tips, full-length GRE exams (on CD), and more. [Kindle edition]