I mainly used process of elimination to solve these questions.
I am putting down my line of reasoning ...
Do tell me if it is correct.
1. The passage suggests that the “myth” mentioned in line 5 persists partly because
A. managers find it easier to compare their companies’ labor rates with those of competitors than to compare labor costs
B. managers tend to assume that labor rates affect their companies’ budgets less than they actually do
C. managers tend to believe that labor rates can have an impact on the efficiency of their companies’ work processes
D. the average amount paid to workers differs significantly from one country to another
E. many companies fail to rely on compensation consultants when making decisions about labor ratesThe answer to this Q is clearly stated in the passage[line 21].
2. The author of the passage mentions business journals (line 39) primarily in order to
A. demonstrate how a particular kind of evidence can be used to support two different conclusions
B. cast doubt on a particular view about the average amount paid to German workers.
C. suggest that business journalists may have a vested interest in perpetuating a particular view
D. identify one source of support for a view common among business managers
E. indicate a way in which a particular myth could be dispelledI used process of elimination to ans this Q.
Out of all the options option D seems to be most appropite cuz of the line
"so managers are more likely to find such advice from consultants palatable" [line 61].
This seems to be one of the reasons why business managers have started to beleive that its best to reduce labor rates.
3. It can be inferred from the passage that the author would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about compensation?
A. A company’s labor costs are not affected by the efficiency of its work processes.
B. High labor rates are not necessarily inconsistent with the goals of companies that want to reduce costs
C. It is more difficult for managers to compare their companies’ labor rates with those of competitors than to compare labor costs.
D. A company whose labor rates are high is unlikely to have lower labor costs than other companies.
E. Managers often use information about competitors’ labor costs to calculate those companies’ labor rates.used process of elimination once again.
A. A company's labor costs are infact affected by the efficiency of its work processes.
B. This options seems to be correct because of what is stated in lines 14-20. The labors may be getting paid better however they are doing a better jb and hence providing more revenue to the company.
C. infact its the opposite.
D. lines 14-20 negates this fact.
E. no such information is stated in the passage.
4. The author of the passage suggests which of the following about the advice that the consulting firms discussed in the passage customarily give to companies attempting to control costs?
A. It often fails to bring about the intended changes in companies’ compensation systems.
B. It has highly influenced views that predominate in prominent business journals.
C. It tends to result in decreased labor rates but increased labor costs.
D. It leads to changes in companies’ compensation practices that are less visible than changes to work processes would be.
E. It might be different if the consulting firms were less narrowly specialized.I wasnt sure what should be the Ans to this Q. I just went ahead wit my gut feeling .