Kaplan GMAT Sample Problem: Critical Reasoning Inferences
As you try the practice GMAT problem below, remember that on Critical Reasoning inference questions you should accept all of the information in the stimulus as true. When you read the answer choices look for an option that must be true based on the stimulus.
Which one of the following can be properly inferred from Randall's statement?
(A) Some amateur theater groups' productions of Randall's plays provide a true measure of his skills as a dramatist.
Choice (A) certainly could be true, but it does not need to be, so we can eliminate it. Based on Randall's statement it is entirely possible that no amateur theater productions reflect his skills as a dramatist.
Choice (B) is an extreme answer choice. We know this because of the presence of the word "all." It is possible that some well-done productions do not reflect Randall's skill for some other reason, for example low production values.
Choice (C) is also extreme. It is possible that a well-done production does not reflect Randall's skill.
Choice (D) is too broad. We do not know anything about productions other than Randall's.
Finally, choice (E) must be true. Many amateur productions are poorly done and poorly done productions do not reflect Randall's skills as a dramatist. Therefore, some such productions must not reflect Randall's skills. Thus, (E) is the correct answer.