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Hi All,

Once in a while, when practicing SC, I used to come across some questions not present on this forum. So am going to dedicate this thread to those though 700-800 level questions. We see if can post them topic wise.

So these are not necessarily new questions, but those that we haven't come across on this forum.

1. Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor in the cost structure of an airline, have risen
and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
outlook for the upcoming quarter.
• have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
• have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
• has risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
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Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such
basic services like
medical care and schooling to such a remote area.
• justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
• justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
• justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
• justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as
• justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as

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Discouraged by new data that show increases in toxic emissions from domestic factories, searches for alternative
investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies
.
• searches for alternative investment opportunities are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading
manufacturing companies
• searches are being conducted by shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies who are looking
for alternative investment opportunities
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies had begun searching for investment opportunities
outside of the manufacturing industry
• the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities for its
shareholders
• shareholders of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies are searching for alternative investment opportunities

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In any question like this, the trick is to simplify, by separating the subject part of the sentence from the verb part.

Let's look at this example:

Every workday at dawn, the patriarch of one of the city’s five richest families leaves his mansion and walks to city
hall.
A) richest families leaves his mansion and walks
B) richest families leave his mansion and walk
C) richest families leaves his mansion and walk
D) richer families leave his mansion and walks
E) richer families leaves his mansion and walks.

The subject (the thing or person taking the action) is 'the patriarch' (and NOT 'families' – that word is placed there to confuse you ). The verbs are 'to leave' and 'to walk'.

Here they are again, separated:

Every workday at dawn, the patriarch ...
A) ... leaves his mansion and walks
B) ... leave his mansion and walk
C) ... leaves his mansion and / walk
D) ... leave his mansion and / walks
E) ... leaves his mansion and / walks.

In both A and E, the singular subject 'the patriarch' agrees with both verbs 'leaves' and 'walks'.

Having deduced that, we've then just got to choose the correct adjective: is it 'one of the ... richest families' or 'one of the richer families'?

Well, richer is a comparative adjective, but no comparison is offered here. In other words, for 'richer' to be acceptable, the sentence would need to say whom or what his family is richer than. As the sentence doesn't give us that information, 'richest' is the only adjective that works. Hence answer A is the only one that will work.

So whenever you have to answer a question like this, make sure you break the sentence down into its component parts. It may feel like a waste of time, but it will actually save you time overall. It will also reduce your chance of falling into the traps that are laid for you.
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Hogarth’s engravings, which provide a vivid portrait of eighteenth-century London, are of interest to both artists
and historians.
• are of interest to both
• are interests both for
• are both interesting to
• is of interest to both
• is interesting for both

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[quote="mohankumarbd"]Hi All,

Once in a while, when practicing SC, I used to come across some questions not present on this forum. So am going to dedicate this thread to those though 700-800 level questions. We see if can post them topic wise.

So these are not necessarily new questions, but those that we haven't come across on this forum.

1. Noting that the price of oil and other fuel components, a major factor in the cost structure of an airline, have risen
and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
outlook for the upcoming quarter.
have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
have risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about the
• has risen and will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their
• will continue to rise, the company management was pessimistic about their

IMO C
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Hogarth’s engravings, which provide a vivid portrait of eighteenth-century London, are of interest to both artists and historians.
• are of interest to both
• are interests both for
• are both interesting to
is of interest to both
is interesting for both

Its A
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Although covered in about 11 inches of snow, aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the
emergency landing was acceptable
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• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing was acceptable
• the runway conditions during the emergency landing were acceptable according to aviation officials
• according to aviation officials, the runway was in acceptable condition during the time of the emergency landing
• the runway was in acceptable condition during the emergency landing, according to aviation officials
• aviation officials said that conditions on the runway at the time of the emergency landing were acceptable

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Mathematical analysis of humpback whale sounds provide evidence that animals other than humans use a hierarchical
structure of communication.
• provide evidence that animals other than humans
• provides evidence that animals other than humans
• provide evidence that an animal other than humans
• provides evidence that an animal other than a human
• provide evidence that animals, like humans,

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Since 1929, when the global telegraph business peaked, the number of telegrams delivered annually have decreased
from 200 million
to only 21,000 last year.
• have decreased from 200 million
• have been reduced from 200 million
• has decreased from 200 million
• has been reduced from 200 million down
• has decreased from 200 million down

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I really don't think any of these are 700-800 level. May be 500-600 level most likely. What is the source?
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Every workday at dawn, the patriarch of one of the city’s five richest families leaves his mansion and walks to city
hall.
• richest families leaves his mansion and walks
• richest families leave his mansion and walk
• richest families leaves his mansion and walk
• richer families leave his mansion and walks
• richer families leaves his mansion and walks

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18 Apr 2012, 19:32
According to industry analysts, the recent growth in the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan
areas are
likely to accelerate in the future.
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
• the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
• hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitan areas are

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18 Apr 2012, 19:41
Happy that i got all correct

Good to see the thread...Hoping for more questions
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18 Apr 2012, 22:46
The questions are good, but i am skeptical about the difficulty level. Can we have the source as well.
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Since the mid-1990s, the central government of Botswana has been forcibly removing native Bushmen from the
Central Kalahari Game Reserve; the government justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like medical care and schooling to such a remote area.
• justifies their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services like
• justifies their actions by stating it is too costly and expensive to provide such basic services as
• justify their actions by stating that it is too costly to provide basic services like
• justify its actions by stating that it is too costly and expensive to provide such a basic service as
• justifies its actions by stating that it is too costly to provide such basic services as

E is straight correct
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According to industry analysts, the recent growth in the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan
areas are
likely to accelerate in the future.
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas are
• the number of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
• the numbers of hybrid motor vehicles in major metropolitan areas is
• hybrid motor vehicles’ numbers in major metropolitan areas are

Straight C
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18 Apr 2012, 23:42
Since 1929, when the global telegraph business peaked, the number of telegrams delivered annually have decreased
from 200 million
to only 21,000 last year.
have decreased from 200 million
have been reduced from 200 million
• has decreased from 200 million
has been reduced from 200 million down
• has decreased from 200 million down

CLEAR C

P.S. WHATS THE SOURCE??
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19 Apr 2012, 00:42
questions are good but their difficulty level is surely not 700+.
They are 600-700 Level.

Nice Post BTW...
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19 Apr 2012, 02:07
Can someone explain me question no. 1. I got that wrong.
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