Question of the Day (December 6)

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A certain cultivated herb is one of a group of closely related plants that thrive in soil with high concentrations of metals that are toxic to most other plants. Agronomists studying the growth of this herb have discovered that it produces large amounts of histidine, an amino acid that, in test-tube solutions, renders these metals chemically inert. Hence, the herb's high histidine production must be the key feature that allows it to grow in metal-rich soils.

In evaluating the argument, it would be most important to determine which of the following?

(A) Whether the herb can thrive in soil that does not have high concentrations of the toxic metals

(B) Whether others of the closely related group of plants also produce histidine in large quantities

(C) Whether the herb's high level of histidine production is associated with an unusually low level of production of some other amino acid

(D) Whether growing the herb in soil with high concentrations of the metals will, over time, reduce their concentrations in the soil

(E) Whether the concentration of histidine in the growing herb declines as the plant approaches maturity

Question Discussion & Explanation

Correct Answer - B - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

Bonus RC Question of the Day


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There are two schools in the village. The average age of pupils in the first school is 12.2 years and the average age of pupils in the second school is 13.1 years. What is the average age of all school pupils in the village?

(1) There are 40 more pupils in the second school than there are in the first.

(2) There are three times as many pupils in the second school as there are in the first.

Question Discussion & Explanation

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