GRE 是Graduate Record Examinations的縮寫，由 GRE委員會委託美國教育測驗服務社(Educational Testing Service, ETS) 舉辦。考試成績為美國諸多大學研究所的申請入學參考依據。 The GRE® General Test 經由網際網路方式進行，在臺灣、香港、中國大陸及南韓地區，每個月會舉行1-3次測驗。測驗項目包含：分析寫作(Analytical Writing)、語文(Verbal Reasoning)及計量(Quantitative Reasoning)。
而除寫作(Analytical Writing)之外，語文(Verbal Reasoning)和計量(Quantitative Reasoning)項目的順序為隨機出現，例如：考試項目順序可能為Writing+Verbal+Quantitative+Verbal+Quantitative+Verbal 或 Writing+Quantitative+Verbal+Quantitative+Verbal+Quantitative。
另外，ETC為了準備未來試題，可能會有有不計分的Unidentified Section (Verbal或Quantitative)，亦需作答。
※ 分為兩個部分， Issue 和 Argument
※ 每部分各30 分鐘
※ 每部分 20題
※ 每部分 20題
GRE 測驗項目介紹：分析寫作 (Analytical Writing)
分析寫作(Analytical Writing)分為兩個部分：回應題 (Argument) 和觀點題(Issue)。
Woven baskets characterized by a particular distinctive pattern have previously been found only in the immediate vicinity of the prehistoric village of Palea and therefore were believed to have been made only by the Palean people. Recently, however, archaeologists discovered such a “Palean” basket in Lithos, an ancient village across the Brim River from Palea. The Brim River is very deep and broad, and so the ancient Paleans could have crossed it only by boat, and no Palean boats have been found. Thus it follows that the so-called Palean baskets were not uniquely Palean.
Write a response in which you discuss what specific evidence is needed to evaluate the argument and explain how the evidence would weaken or strengthen the argument.
GRE 測驗項目介紹： 語文 (Verbal Reasoning)
Questions 1 to 3 are based on this passage.
Reviving the practice of using elements of popular music in classical composition, an approach that had been in hibernation in the United States during the 1960s, composer Philip Glass (born 1937) embraced the ethos of popular music in his compositions. Glass based two symphonies on music by rock musicians David Bowie and Brian Eno, but the symphonies’ sound is distinctively his. Popular elements do not appear out of place in Glass’s classical music, which from its early days has shared certain harmonies and rhythms with rock music. Yet this use of popular elements has not made Glass a composer of popular music. His music is not a version of popular music packaged to attract classical listeners; it is high art for listeners steeped in rock rather than the classics.
Select only one answer choice.
1. The passage addresses which of the following issues related to Glass’s use of popular elements in his classical compositions?
A. How it is regarded by listeners who prefer rock to the classics
B. How it has affected the commercial success of Glass’s music
C. Whether it has contributed to a revival of interest among other composers in using popular elements in their compositions
D. Whether it has had a detrimental effect on Glass’s reputation as a composer of classical music
E. Whether it has caused certain of Glass’s works to be derivative in quality
Consider each of the three choices separately and select all that apply.
2. The passage suggests that Glass’s work displays which of the following qualities?
A. A return to the use of popular music in classical compositions
B. An attempt to elevate rock music to an artistic status more closely approximating that of classical music
C. A long-standing tendency to incorporate elements from two apparently disparate musical styles
3. Select the sentence that distinguishes two ways of integrating rock and classical music.
GRE 測驗項目介紹： 計量 (Quantitative Reasoning)
GRE考試中，語文 (Verbal Reasoning) 單項記分為130-170分，計量 (Verbal Reasoning)單項記分為130-170分。
分析寫作(Analytical Writing) 則為獨立計分，回應題(Argument)和觀點題(Issue) 兩個項目合計1-6分。
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