I'm going to be posting several sample questions in each verbal category. In addition to answers, any feedback would be appreciated. Too easy? Too unclear? Just right? Whatever you think! Thanks!
1. Most countries have run up historic deficits. While this has helped save public-sector jobs, there has not been much private-sector improvement. Government spending is a weak counter to economic cycles. Monetary policy is the only strong tool we have.
Which of the following facts best supports the author’s hypothesis?
(a) According to a historical survey, countries with smaller deficits have more stable long-term economies.
(b) A state that carefully regulates private-sector economic activity has continually seen statewide job growth, despite the country’s deficit.
(c) Public-sector jobs are far more plentiful and lucrative than private-sector jobs.
(d) During past periods of economic duress, government expenditures have bolstered prosperity.
(e) Enacting new fiscal policies requires vast monetary resources, often resulting in increased governmental debt.