You probably know about Powerprep, the two free computer-based practice tests from ETS, maker of the GRE. You may not know about the Practice Book, the free paper-based practice test from ETS that comes in two editions. The two Practice Books have mostly the same questions as Powerprep, so they’re not really distinct practice tests. But you can still use many of the Practice Book questions as practice exercises.

The two editions of the Practice Book combined contain 200 questions. 57 of those questions, 46 Quant and 11 Verbal, are not found in Powerprep. So, you can practice with those 57 unique questions the same way you’d practice with the problem sets in the Official Guide or other ETS sources. Below is a list of all 57, with links to answers and explanations in the PowerScore GRE Forum. Links to both editions of the Practice Book are included, too.

### Practice Book, 1st edition

**Section 3 Verbal (0 unique)****Section 4 (1 unique)**- 25. In the context in which it appears… Reading Comp.

**Section 5 Quant (7 unique)**- 7. Quantity A: The standard deviation of… Data Analysis
- 10. If x and y satisfy the system of equations… Algebra
- 15. The total amount of Judy’s water bill… Algebra
- 16. The median of the numbers in list R… Data Analysis
- 20. Of the retail sector’s 1991 contribution to the arts… Data Analysis, Arithmetic
- 21. The total number of recording titles… Data Analysis
- 22. If c and d are positive integers… Arithmetic

**Section 6 Quant (11 unique)**- 1. x is a positive integer… Arithmetic
- 8. The original price of a suit… Arithmetic
- 9. Quantity A: The area of rectangular… Geometry
- 11. The circles shown are tangent at… Geometry
- 13. In State X, all vehicle license plates… Data Analysis
- 15. If 1/2
^{m}+ … Algebra - 16. The figure shows a normal distribution… Data Analysis
- 18. If the total enrollment is 12 percent… Data Analysis, Arithmetic
- 19. How many students are either… Data Analysis
- 20. Which of the following statements… Data Analysis, Arithmetic
- 25. The figure shows line segment PQ… Algebra

### Practice Book, 2nd edition

**Section 3 Verbal (3 unique)**- 1. Many find it strange that… Text Completion – 1 Blank
- 5. A newly published, laudatory biography… Text Completion – 2 Blanks
- 17. In medieval philosophy every physical phenomenon… Sentence Equivalence

**Section 4 Verbal (7 unique)**- 3. Critics charge that the regulatory agency… Text Completion – 2 Blanks
- 6. Colleagues describe Padgett as both… Text Completion – 3 Blanks
- 13. The passage mentions which of the following… Reading Comp.
- 14. In the context in which it appears… Reading Comp.
- 22. The passage suggests that… Reading Comp.
- 23. In the context in which it appears… Reading Comp.
- 24. In the context of the passage as a whole… Reading Comp.

**Section 5 Quant (16 unique)**- 1. Line k is parallel to… Geometry
- 5. rt < 0 < −r… Arithmetic
- 7. In the xy-plane, the points (a, 0) and… Algebra
- 9. One person is to be selected at random from… Data Analysis
- 12. The floor space in a certain market is rented for… Geometry
- 13. A business owner obtained a $6,000 loan… Algebra
- 14. List L: 2, x, y… Data Analysis
- 15. Which of the following inequalities have… Algebra
- 16. If (5
^{5x})(25) = 5^{5n}… Algebra - 17. What is the median of the percent values representing… Data Analysis
- 18. Based on the information given, which of the following… Data Analysis, Arithmetic
- 19. In 2000 the amount of Germany’s gasoline tax revenue was… Data Analysis, Arithmetic
- 20. If Germany’s total tax revenue in 2000 was… Data Analysis, Arithmetic
- 21. Of the 180 judges appointed by a certain President… Data Analysis
- 22. If an integer is divisible by both… Arithmetic
- 24. In triangle ABC, the measure of angle B… Geometry

**Section 6 Quant (12 unique)**- 9. n is an integer… Arithmetic
- 11. Among the people attending a convention in Europe… Arithmetic
- 12. In the xy-plane, points R and S… Algebra
- 17. How many of the 50 states… Data Analysis
- 18. In 2000 the population of West… Data Analysis, Arithmetic
- 19. The number of states in the two population… Data Analysis, Arithmetic
- 20. The median of the 50 state… Data Analysis
- 21. If ∛x = 3… Arithmetic
- 22. The figure shows the standard normal distribution… Data Analysis
- 23. For all integers x, the function f is… Algebra, Arithmetic
- 24. If y
^{−2}+ 2y^{−1}… Algebra - 25. The six numbers shown are listed… Arithmetic

Want more practice exercises with explanations? Try these posts:

- GRE Sentence Equivalence Challenge: Work Around Unknown Words
- GRE Reading Comp Challenge: Weaken the Argument
- GRE Data Analysis Challenge: Avoid Silly Mistakes, Do Simple Math
- GRE Algebra Challenge: Quadratics & Negative Exponents
- GRE Arithmetic Challenge: Find the Expression that Must Be Negative
- GRE Word Problem Challenge: Extreme Meal Pricing

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