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Geometrical patterns are often utilized in intelligence tests

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Geometrical patterns are often utilized in intelligence tests, typically with the test-taker being given a specific pattern and then being asked to identify a matching pattern from a given set of images. However, pattern recognition is a measure of precognition abilities. Therefore, geometrical patterns should not be used in IQ tests.

Which of the following is an assumption made by the author?

A.Those who take IQ tests are interested in measuring their precognition abilities
B.Measuring precognition abilities is currently an objective of IQ tests.
C.A test that measures precognition abilities cannot also test intelligence.
D.Some test-makers are more interested in measuring precognitive abilities than intelligence.
E.IQ tests cannot be used for testing in fields in which precognitive abilities are required.

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Question Type: Assumption

Main Point: Geometrical patterns must not be used for pattern matching
Missing Info: Precognition abilities is useless to measure IQ

A.Those who take IQ tests are interested in measuring their precognition abilities - Incorrect. Out of focus.

B.Measuring precognition abilities is currently an objective of IQ tests. - Incorrect. Opposite.

C.A test that measures precognition abilities cannot also test intelligence. - Correct. In other words this option states that precognition abilities are not useful to measure IQ.

D.Some test-makers are more interested in measuring precognitive abilities than intelligence. - Incorrect. Irrelevant.

E.IQ tests cannot be used for testing in fields in which precognitive abilities are required. - Incorrect. Inverts the relationship.

Answer: C
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New post 19 May 2017, 04:12
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Geometrical patterns are often utilized in intelligence tests, typically with the test-taker being given a specific pattern and then being asked to identify a matching pattern from a given set of images. However, pattern recognition is a measure of precognition abilities. Therefore, geometrical patterns should not be used in IQ tests.

Which of the following is an assumption made by the author?

A.Those who take IQ tests are interested in measuring their precognition abilities
B.Measuring precognition abilities is currently an objective of IQ tests.
C.A test that measures precognition abilities cannot also test intelligence.
D.Some test-makers are more interested in measuring precognitive abilities than intelligence.
E.IQ tests cannot be used for testing in fields in which precognitive abilities are required.


I'd go with C.
The author mentions that geometrical patterns should not be used in IQ tests as they measure precognition abilities.
C is the closest among all the options.
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New post 19 May 2017, 05:37
Conclusion: geometrical patterns should not be used in IQ tests

Premise: pattern recognition is a measure of precognition abilities.

Probable Assumption : precognition abilities are different than IQ.


A. Those who take IQ tests are interested in measuring their precognition abilities Passage didn't mentioned this. Out of scope
B. Measuring precognition abilities is currently an objective of IQ tests. No, according to author the objective of IQ test is different than precognition abilities.
C. A test that measures precognition abilities cannot also test intelligence. Yes, both are different. Matches to our assumption.
D. Some test-makers are more interested in measuring precognitive abilities than intelligence. Out of Scope.
E. IQ tests cannot be used for testing in fields in which precognitive abilities are required. Out of scope. Argument didn't mentioned anything about fields in which test are used.


Ans: C
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New post 10 Jan 2018, 00:37
this question and C are common and important patterns in gmat.
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