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Q1. Manufacturers of a new exercise machine claim that it is much more comfortable to use than older machines and hence will encourage people to exercise for longer durations; however, their users state that they do not find the new machine any different from the older ones. (A) longer durations; however, their users state that they do not find the new machine any different from (B) longer durations; however, its users state that they do not find the new machine any different from (C) longer durations; however, the users of this new machine state that they do not find the new machine any different than (D) longer durations; nevertheless, their users state that they do not find the new machine any different from (E) longer durations, however, their users state that they do not find the new machine any different than

option B: "its users" refers to users of new machine ++ "different from " is the correct usage

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Option E: we ought to compare same things, E compares magazine editors and newspapers correctly

*newspaper editors

Originally posted by AbhinavKumar on 14 Mar 2023, 05:23.
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Q1. Charlie’s Chainsaw Company has reason to believe that one of its models of saw is defective. A recall of all of the saws would cost more than \$5 million, and would probably result in a loss in market share over the next quarter because of bad publicity. Still, a recall is the right economic decision. Which of the following, if true, most supports the conclusion above? A. Defective chainsaws can seriously injure or even kill the people who use them. B. Charlie’s chief rival has recalled two of its products withing the past year. C. Product recalls often result in a perception by customers that a given product is permanently defective, even after the defect has been remedied. D. The stocks of publicly traded companies that announce product recalls often drop upon the announcement, but they generally return to the pre-announcement level within 12 months. E. Three years ago a rival company went out of business because of large punitive damages awarded to a plaintiff who had been injured by a defective chainsaw.

E

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Q2. Rent rates being exorbitant in New Avenue, an IT hub, a movie hall owner argues that recovering even the business costs from a theatre in New Avenue would be impossible, let alone making a profit from it. At the usual ticket prices, a theatre in New Avenue would need, on an average, 50% occupancy rate for 75% of all daily shows to just about cover all its costs. His theatre in the Shopping Arcade gets on average just 35% occupancy for all shows in any given day. Which of the following statements provides the best support for the movie hall owner’s argument? A. Being located in the heart of the city, New Avenue is a popular commercial center, making the rental of any building or land an expensive affair in that area. B. Owners of movie halls in New Avenue were able to keep their businesses profitable before economic boom skyrocketed the rent rates in the surrounding areas. C. Continuous failure to recover the business costs would send the movie hall owner into significant debts, forcing him to sell off the movie hall. D. Significantly more number of professionals at IT hubs are not more likely to frequent a theatre in the vicinity than the general public at the arcade. E. The number of daily shows at New Avenue will not be higher than the number of daily shows at Shopping Arcade location.

D

CR Questions March - 14 :

Q1. Last summer, after a number of people got sick from eating locally caught anchovies, the coastal city of San Martin advised against eating such anchovies. The anchovies were apparently tainted with domoic acid, a harmful neurotoxin. However, a dramatic drop in the population of P. australis plankton to numbers more normal for local coastal waters indicates that it is once again safe to eat locally caught anchovies.

Which one of the following, if true, would most help to explain why it is now safe to lift the advisory?

(A) P. australis is one of several varieties of plankton common to the region that, when ingested by anchovies, cause the latter to secrete small amounts of domoic acid.
(B) P. australis naturally produces domoic acid, though anchovies consume enough to become toxic only when the population of P. australis is extraordinarily large.
(C) Scientists have used P. australis plankton to obtain domoic acid in the laboratory.
(D) A sharp decline in the population of P. australis is typically mirrored by a corresponding drop in the local anchovy population.
(E) P. australis cannot survive in large numbers in seawater that does not contain significant quantities of domoic acid along with numerous other compounds.

Q2. In a troubled economy, experienced drivers with no moving violations are more likely to lose their cars due to failure to make car payments, than due to accidents in which the vehicle is totaled. Despite this, most banks and finance companies require borrowers to have collision insurance, although they do not require insurance against disability or loss of employment.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the banks’ insurance requirements?

(A) Insuring against accidents is generally more expensive than insuring against disability or loss of employment.

(B) Many people don’t like to consider the possibility that they may lose their jobs.

(C) Loss of employment or disability of the driver does not affect the value of a vehicle to a bank or finance company.

(D) Some people are more sympathetic to a driver who loses his car due to an accident than to one who loses it due to failure to make payments.

(E) Most employers do not insure their employees against a temporary loss of income due to injuries from a car accident.

Originally posted by winterschool on 14 Mar 2023, 13:02.
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Q1. Manufacturers of a new exercise machine claim that it is much more comfortable to use than older machines and hence will encourage people to exercise for longer durations; however, their users state that they do not find the new machine any different from the older ones. (A) longer durations; however, their users state that they do not find the new machine any different from (B) longer durations; however, its users state that they do not find the new machine any different from (C) longer durations; however, the users of this new machine state that they do not find the new machine any different than (D) longer durations; nevertheless, their users state that they do not find the new machine any different from (E) longer durations, however, their users state that they do not find the new machine any different than

B

winterschool wrote:

E

SC Questions March - 15 :

Q1. Based on the ancient Mayan text inscribing the sacred codes by which the Maya lived, anthropologists speculate that these codes had later been changed to reflect a somewhat mysterious evolution that the civilization went through shortly before its demise.

(A) lived, anthropologists speculate that these codes had later been

(B) had lived, anthropologists speculate that these codes were later

(C) lived, the speculation of anthropologists is that these codes were later

(D) had been living, anthropologists’ speculation is that these codes later

(E) had lived, anthropologists speculate the codes to have later been

Q2. As the city council wants to cut down the city’s average yearly expenditure on its power supply to buildings housing public sector offices, the council members opine that the city council will easily slash its current expenditure to half if they would replace the air-conditioning units that had been currently in use with more environment-friendly ones.

A. they would replace the air-conditioning units that had been

B. it replaces the air-conditioning units

C. it would replace the air-conditioning units

D. they replaced the air-conditioning units that are

E. it were to replace the air-conditioning units that were

Originally posted by winterschool on 15 Mar 2023, 01:50.
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Q1. Last summer, after a number of people got sick from eating locally caught anchovies, the coastal city of San Martin advised against eating such anchovies. The anchovies were apparently tainted with domoic acid, a harmful neurotoxin. However, a dramatic drop in the population of P. australis plankton to numbers more normal for local coastal waters indicates that it is once again safe to eat locally caught anchovies. Which one of the following, if true, would most help to explain why it is now safe to lift the advisory? (A) P. australis is one of several varieties of plankton common to the region that, when ingested by anchovies, cause the latter to secrete small amounts of domoic acid. (B) P. australis naturally produces domoic acid, though anchovies consume enough to become toxic only when the population of P. australis is extraordinarily large. (C) Scientists have used P. australis plankton to obtain domoic acid in the laboratory. (D) A sharp decline in the population of P. australis is typically mirrored by a corresponding drop in the local anchovy population. (E) P. australis cannot survive in large numbers in seawater that does not contain significant quantities of domoic acid along with numerous other compounds.

B

winterschool wrote:
Q2. In a troubled economy, experienced drivers with no moving violations are more likely to lose their cars due to failure to make car payments, than due to accidents in which the vehicle is totaled. Despite this, most banks and finance companies require borrowers to have collision insurance, although they do not require insurance against disability or loss of employment. Which of the following, if true, best explains the banks’ insurance requirements? (A) Insuring against accidents is generally more expensive than insuring against disability or loss of employment. (B) Many people don’t like to consider the possibility that they may lose their jobs. (C) Loss of employment or disability of the driver does not affect the value of a vehicle to a bank or finance company. (D) Some people are more sympathetic to a driver who loses his car due to an accident than to one who loses it due to failure to make payments. (E) Most employers do not insure their employees against a temporary loss of income due to injuries from a car accident.

C

CR Questions March - 15 :

Q1. Modern navigation systems, which are found in most of today’s commercial aircraft, are made with low-power circuitry, which is more susceptible to interference than the vacuum-tube circuitry found in older planes. During landing, navigation systems receive radio signals from the airport to guide the plane to the runway. Recently, one plane with low-power circuitry veered off course during landing, its dials dimming, when a passenger turned on a laptop computer. Clearly, modern aircraft navigation systems are being put at risk by the electronic devices that passengers carry on board, such as cassette players and laptop computers.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is a principle that the argument relies on and the second is a conclusion that can be drawn from the first.

(B) The first is a fact that argument relies on and the second is a conclusion that must be drawn from this argument.

(C) The first acknowledges a consideration that supports that main position; the second is that conclusion.

(D) The first is an evidence that supports the conclusion, the second is that conclusion.

(E) The first is a principle that is necessary for this argument, the second is a conclusion that could be drawn from this argument.

Difficulty - Hard

Q2. It seems that Americans are smarter than they were 50 years ago. Many more Americans are attending college now than in the past, and the typical entry-level job in business now requires a college degree.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most weaken the argument above?

(A) High school courses are more rigorous now than they were in the past.
(B) Tuition at colleges and universities has more than tripled in the past 25 years.
(C) High school class sizes have gotten smaller, and computers have introduced a more individualized curriculum.
(D) Businesses are not requiring as high a level of writing or math skills as they did in past decades.
(E) Many of the skills and concepts taught in high school 50 years ago are now taught in college.

Originally posted by winterschool on 15 Mar 2023, 13:29.
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Q1. Based on the ancient Mayan text inscribing the sacred codes by which the Maya lived, anthropologists speculate that these codes had later been changed to reflect a somewhat mysterious evolution that the civilization went through shortly before its demise. (A) lived, anthropologists speculate that these codes had later been (B) had lived, anthropologists speculate that these codes were later (C) lived, the speculation of anthropologists is that these codes were later (D) had been living, anthropologists’ speculation is that these codes later (E) had lived, anthropologists speculate the codes to have later been

C

winterschool wrote:
Q2. As the city council wants to cut down the city’s average yearly expenditure on its power supply to buildings housing public sector offices, the council members opine that the city council will easily slash its current expenditure to half if they would replace the air-conditioning units that had been currently in use with more environment-friendly ones. A. they would replace the air-conditioning units that had been B. it replaces the air-conditioning units C. it would replace the air-conditioning units D. they replaced the air-conditioning units that are E. it were to replace the air-conditioning units that were

B

SC Questions March - 16 :

Q1. Both the caribou and the reindeer belong to the species Rangifer tarandus, but after 7,000 years of domestication in Eurasia, reindeer have developed a tendency to circle in tight groups, while caribou tend to spread far and wide.

(A) belong to the species Rangifer tarandus, but after 7,000 years of domestication in Eurasia, reindeer have developed a tendency to circle in tight groups, while caribou tend

(B) belong to the same species, Rangifer tarandus, but about 7,000 years of domestication in Eurasia have developed reindeer’s tendency to circle in tight groups, which is different from caribou that tend

(C) belong to the species Rangifer tarandus, but being domesticated in Eurasia for about 7,000 years has developed reindeer’s tendency to circle in tight groups, and that is different from caribou tending

(D) are the same species, Rangifer tarandus, but about 7,000 years of domestication in Eurasia have developed reindeer’s tendency to circle in tight groups, while the tendency is for caribou

(E) are the same species, Rangifer tarandus, but being domesticated in Eurasia for about 7,000 years has developed the reindeer’s tendency to circle in tight groups, which differs from caribou tending

Q2. Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone unearthed in Burma and estimated at 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of a crucial step along the evolutionary path that led to human beings.

(A) at 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of

(B) as being 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of

(C) that it is 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of what was

(D) to be 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of

(E) as 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of

Originally posted by winterschool on 16 Mar 2023, 03:00.
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Q1. Modern navigation systems, which are found in most of today’s commercial aircraft, are made with low-power circuitry, which is more susceptible to interference than the vacuum-tube circuitry found in older planes. During landing, navigation systems receive radio signals from the airport to guide the plane to the runway. Recently, one plane with low-power circuitry veered off course during landing, its dials dimming, when a passenger turned on a laptop computer. Clearly, modern aircraft navigation systems are being put at risk by the electronic devices that passengers carry on board, such as cassette players and laptop computers. The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles? (A) The first is a principle that the argument relies on and the second is a conclusion that can be drawn from the first. (B) The first is a fact that argument relies on and the second is a conclusion that must be drawn from this argument. (C) The first acknowledges a consideration that supports that main position; the second is that conclusion. (D) The first is an evidence that supports the conclusion, the second is that conclusion. (E) The first is a principle that is necessary for this argument, the second is a conclusion that could be drawn from this argument. Difficulty - Hard

C

winterschool wrote:
Q2. It seems that Americans are smarter than they were 50 years ago. Many more Americans are attending college now than in the past, and the typical entry-level job in business now requires a college degree. Which of the following statements, if true, would most weaken the argument above? (A) High school courses are more rigorous now than they were in the past. (B) Tuition at colleges and universities has more than tripled in the past 25 years. (C) High school class sizes have gotten smaller, and computers have introduced a more individualized curriculum. (D) Businesses are not requiring as high a level of writing or math skills as they did in past decades. (E) Many of the skills and concepts taught in high school 50 years ago are now taught in college.

E

CR Questions March - 16 :

Q1. That gadget I bought for the kitchen last week has already broken. It’s just another example of the shoddy products that we are seeing more and more of these days. The thing was probably manufactured in East Golo.

Which one of the following is the best expression of an unstated premise that underlies the author’s reasoning in the passage?

(A) If a manufacturer uses shoddy materials to make a gadget, the gadget is likely to break quickly.

(B) If a gadget breaks quickly, it was probably manufactured in East Golo.

(C) If a kitchen gadget was manufactured in East Golo, it should not be sold in this country.

(D) If everything that is manufactured in East Golo breaks quickly, then kitchen gadgets manufactured in East Golo are likely to break quickly.

(E) Nothing that is manufactured in East Golo can be expected to last more than a week

Q2. Benford’s Law states that most phenomena in nature begin with ‘1’s and ‘2s’. The law has been shown to apply very accurately to the amount of money listed on people’s income statements. Investigators have used this fact when investigating financial fraud, and can often determine when people have fabricated numbers, since the perpetrators will choose varying amounts so that the first number in each of those amounts is distributed evenly from ‘1’ to ‘9’. Proponents of Benford’s Law, therefore, argue that as the technique of applying Benford’s law becomes even more refined, an expert’s ability to determine whether a plaintiff has engaged in financial fraud will become as accurate in determining guilt as a fingerprint is today.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the conclusion drawn by proponents of Benford’s Law?

(A) In one financial fraud case, the numbers in which the amount was stated was not distributed evenly across ‘1’s and ‘9’s.

(B) The use of fingerprinting is highly sophisticated since it has had over a century to evolve as a technology.

(C) Benford’sLaw, after being used in several notable cases, has become highly publicized and intimately known to many likely to commit such crimes.

(D) Benford’sLaw is not as accurate for numbers with fewer than six digits, though many fabricated numbers are for sums less than 100,000.

(E) In the last year, several instances of financial fraud were discovered using other means besides Benford’s Law.

Originally posted by winterschool on 16 Mar 2023, 12:10.
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Q1. Both the caribou and the reindeer belong to the species Rangifer tarandus, but after 7,000 years of domestication in Eurasia, reindeer have developed a tendency to circle in tight groups, while caribou tend to spread far and wide. (A) belong to the species Rangifer tarandus, but after 7,000 years of domestication in Eurasia, reindeer have developed a tendency to circle in tight groups, while caribou tend (B) belong to the same species, Rangifer tarandus, but about 7,000 years of domestication in Eurasia have developed reindeer’s tendency to circle in tight groups, which is different from caribou that tend (C) belong to the species Rangifer tarandus, but being domesticated in Eurasia for about 7,000 years has developed reindeer’s tendency to circle in tight groups, and that is different from caribou tending (D) are the same species, Rangifer tarandus, but about 7,000 years of domestication in Eurasia have developed reindeer’s tendency to circle in tight groups, while the tendency is for caribou (E) are the same species, Rangifer tarandus, but being domesticated in Eurasia for about 7,000 years has developed the reindeer’s tendency to circle in tight groups, which differs from caribou tending

A

winterschool wrote:
Q2. Paleontologists believe that fragments of a primate jawbone unearthed in Burma and estimated at 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of a crucial step along the evolutionary path that led to human beings. (A) at 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of (B) as being 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of (C) that it is 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of what was (D) to be 40 to 44 million years old provide evidence of (E) as 40 to 44 million years old provides evidence of

D

SC Questions March - 17 :

Q1. Bottle-nosed dolphins have a highly developed sense of taste, enabling them to detect various chemicals in the water; however, since this animal has no olfactory lobe, they apparently have no sense of smell.

a) since this animal has
b) these animals have
c) those animals have
d) since these animals have
e) since the dolphin has

Q2. Iran that has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves also has the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves.

(A) Iran that has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves also has the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves.

(B) Iran has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves as well as having the second-largest natural gas reserves.

(C) Iran has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves and second-largest natural gas reserves.

(D) Iran has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves; the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves are also in Iran.

(E) Iran, having the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves, is in addition having its secondlargest natural gas reserves as well.

Originally posted by winterschool on 17 Mar 2023, 04:12.
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Q1. That gadget I bought for the kitchen last week has already broken. It’s just another example of the shoddy products that we are seeing more and more of these days. The thing was probably manufactured in East Golo. Which one of the following is the best expression of an unstated premise that underlies the author’s reasoning in the passage? (A) If a manufacturer uses shoddy materials to make a gadget, the gadget is likely to break quickly. (B) If a gadget breaks quickly, it was probably manufactured in East Golo. (C) If a kitchen gadget was manufactured in East Golo, it should not be sold in this country. (D) If everything that is manufactured in East Golo breaks quickly, then kitchen gadgets manufactured in East Golo are likely to break quickly. (E) Nothing that is manufactured in East Golo can be expected to last more than a week

B

winterschool wrote:
Q2. Benford’s Law states that most phenomena in nature begin with ‘1’s and ‘2s’. The law has been shown to apply very accurately to the amount of money listed on people’s income statements. Investigators have used this fact when investigating financial fraud, and can often determine when people have fabricated numbers, since the perpetrators will choose varying amounts so that the first number in each of those amounts is distributed evenly from ‘1’ to ‘9’. Proponents of Benford’s Law, therefore, argue that as the technique of applying Benford’s law becomes even more refined, an expert’s ability to determine whether a plaintiff has engaged in financial fraud will become as accurate in determining guilt as a fingerprint is today. Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the conclusion drawn by proponents of Benford’s Law? (A) In one financial fraud case, the numbers in which the amount was stated was not distributed evenly across ‘1’s and ‘9’s. (B) The use of fingerprinting is highly sophisticated since it has had over a century to evolve as a technology. (C) Benford’sLaw, after being used in several notable cases, has become highly publicized and intimately known to many likely to commit such crimes. (D) Benford’sLaw is not as accurate for numbers with fewer than six digits, though many fabricated numbers are for sums less than 100,000. (E) In the last year, several instances of financial fraud were discovered using other means besides Benford’s Law.

C

CR Questions March - 17 :

Q1. Delta Products Inc. has recently switched at least partly from older technologies using fossil fuels to new technologies powered by electricity. The question has been raised whether it can be concluded that for a given level of output Delta’s operation now causes less fossil fuel to be consumed than it did formerly. The answer, clearly, is yes, since the amount of fossil fuel used to generate the electricity needed to power the new technologies is less than the amount needed to power the older technologies, provided level of output is held constant

In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

(A) The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.
(B) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second identifies the content of that conclusion.
(C) The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(D) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question.
(E) Each provides support for the conclusion of the argument.

Difficulty - Hard

Q2. To evaluate a plan to save money on office space expenditures by having its employees work at home, XYZ Company asked volunteers from its staff to try the assignment for six months. During this period, the productivity of these employees was as high or higher than before.

Which of the following, if true, would argue most strongly against deciding on the basis of the trial results, to implement the company’s plan?

(A) The employees who agreed to participate in the test of the plan were among the company’s most self-motivated and independent workers.

(B) The savings that would accrue from reduced office-space expenditures alone would be sufficient to justify the arrangement for the company.

(C) Other companies that have achieved successful results from work-at-home plans have work forces that are substantially lower than that of XYZ.

(D) The volunteers who worked at home were able to communicate with other employees as necessary for performing at work.

(E) Minor changes in the way office work is organized at XYZ would yield increases in employee productivity similar to those achieved in the trial

Originally posted by winterschool on 17 Mar 2023, 11:55.
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Q1. Bottle-nosed dolphins have a highly developed sense of taste, enabling them to detect various chemicals in the water; however, since this animal has no olfactory lobe, they apparently have no sense of smell. a) since this animal has b) these animals have c) those animals have d) since these animals have e) since the dolphin has

D

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Q2. Iran that has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves also has the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves. (A) Iran that has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves also has the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves. (B) Iran has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves as well as having the second-largest natural gas reserves. (C) Iran has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves and second-largest natural gas reserves. (D) Iran has the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves; the world’s second-largest natural gas reserves are also in Iran. (E) Iran, having the world’s fourth-largest oil reserves, is in addition having its secondlargest natural gas reserves as well.

C

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Q1. The phenomenon of sleep still mystifies researchers; it is a condition where the body may become violently animated or where it may be completely paralyzed.

(A) it is a condition where the body may become violently animated or where it may be completely paralyzed

(B) it is a condition where the body may become violently animated or it may become completely paralyzed

(C) it is a condition in which the body may become violently animated or complete paralysis may occur

(D) it is a condition in which the body may become violently animated or in which the body may become completely paralyzed

(E) it is a condition in which the body may become violently animated or become completely paralyzed

Q2. Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, surgical cuts made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever fewer fibers and is less likely to leave an unsightly scar.

(A) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, surgical cuts made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever fewer

(B) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut having been made along these so-called Langer’s lines severs less

(C) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut made along these so-called Langer’s lines severs fewer

(D) With the collagen fibers in skin lining up in the direction of tension, surgical cuts made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever less

(E) With the collagen fibers in skin lining up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever fewer

Originally posted by winterschool on 18 Mar 2023, 03:22.
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Q1. Delta Products Inc. has recently switched at least partly from older technologies using fossil fuels to new technologies powered by electricity. The question has been raised whether it can be concluded that for a given level of output Delta’s operation now causes less fossil fuel to be consumed than it did formerly. The answer, clearly, is yes, since the amount of fossil fuel used to generate the electricity needed to power the new technologies is less than the amount needed to power the older technologies, provided level of output is held constant In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles? (A) The first identifies the content of the conclusion of the argument; the second provides support for that conclusion. (B) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second identifies the content of that conclusion. (C) The first states the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question. (D) The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument; the second calls that conclusion into question. (E) Each provides support for the conclusion of the argument. Difficulty - Hard

B

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Q2. To evaluate a plan to save money on office space expenditures by having its employees work at home, XYZ Company asked volunteers from its staff to try the assignment for six months. During this period, the productivity of these employees was as high or higher than before. Which of the following, if true, would argue most strongly against deciding on the basis of the trial results, to implement the company’s plan? (A) The employees who agreed to participate in the test of the plan were among the company’s most self-motivated and independent workers. (B) The savings that would accrue from reduced office-space expenditures alone would be sufficient to justify the arrangement for the company. (C) Other companies that have achieved successful results from work-at-home plans have work forces that are substantially lower than that of XYZ. (D) The volunteers who worked at home were able to communicate with other employees as necessary for performing at work. (E) Minor changes in the way office work is organized at XYZ would yield increases in employee productivity similar to those achieved in the trial

A

CR Questions March - 18 :

Q1. The US and New Zealand are the only two countries where direct to consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs is legal. Many research organizations and pharmaceutical industry groups contend that the ads are educational and provide consumers with important information that may benefit their health. Opponents counter that DTC drug ads are often just sales pitches which pressure doctors to provide unnecessary medications and cause patients to seek unhelpful and costly remedies. The recently published data speaks amply in favor of the latter group: the average number of prescriptions for new drugs with DTC advertising is currently nine times greater than prescriptions for new drugs without DTC ads. The claims that only the most reliable companies pursue DTC ads and therefore, this data is expected, are not rooted on facts since a number of such heavily advertised drugs have been shown to have long term safety problems.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is evidence that supports a judgment given in the argument; the second is an opinion that forms the basis of an objection to that support.

B. The first is a fact that supports the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a judgment that increases the belief in the support.

C. The first is a judgment that supports a claim that is supported by the argument; the second provides a counter-claim.

D. The first is an observation that seems to support a judgment made in the argument; the second creates doubts on a conclusion that is challenged in the argument.

E. The first is evidence that supports a conclusion which is challenged in the argument; the second provides another evidence to support that conclusion.

Difficulty - Hard

Q2. Domestic agriculture is struggling because agriculture from overseas is available at lower prices. Since improved agrarian technology would enable domestic farmers to produce agriculture at more competitive costs, to improve the competitiveness of domestic agriculture, the government plans to subsidize domestic farmers, because as it pays subsidies directly to these domestic farmers, the farmers will have the funds they need to invest in technology.

Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt regarding the effectiveness of the government’s plan to improve the competitiveness of domestic agriculture?

A. The cost benefits of investing in agrarian technology could take several years to manifest.

B. Overseas farmers might have some competitive advantage over domestic farmers other than price competitiveness.

C. Domestic producers of agriculture have some incentive not use the subsidies to invest in agrarian technology.

D. The technological enhancement will be valid only for two years, after which competitors in other countries would have outpaced the capabilities of domestic agriculture.

E. The subsidies paid to domestic farmers will come out of national tax funds that would be better spent in other ways.

Originally posted by winterschool on 18 Mar 2023, 13:22.
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Q1. The phenomenon of sleep still mystifies researchers; it is a condition where the body may become violently animated or where it may be completely paralyzed. (A) it is a condition where the body may become violently animated or where it may be completely paralyzed (B) it is a condition where the body may become violently animated or it may become completely paralyzed (C) it is a condition in which the body may become violently animated or complete paralysis may occur (D) it is a condition in which the body may become violently animated or in which the body may become completely paralyzed (E) it is a condition in which the body may become violently animated or become completely paralyzed

E

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Q2. Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, surgical cuts made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever fewer fibers and is less likely to leave an unsightly scar. (A) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, surgical cuts made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever fewer (B) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut having been made along these so-called Langer’s lines severs less (C) Because the collagen fibers in skin line up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut made along these so-called Langer’s lines severs fewer (D) With the collagen fibers in skin lining up in the direction of tension, surgical cuts made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever less (E) With the collagen fibers in skin lining up in the direction of tension, a surgical cut made along these so-called Langer’s lines sever fewer

C

SC Questions March - 19 :

Q1. The projected cost of making much-needed repairs to bridges is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, however for the public’s safety, repairs must be made.

A) is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, however

B) are no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, but

C) is no small issue for any municipal, and for any state or federal government, and

D) are no small issue for any municipal, for any state, or for any federal government, but

E) is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government; however,

Q2. Mathematical analysis of humpback whale sounds provide evidence that animals other than humans use a hierarchical structure of communication.

(A) provide evidence that animals other than humans

(B) provides evidence that animals other than humans

(C) provide evidence that an animal other than humans

(D) provides evidence that an animal other than a human

(E) provide evidence that animals, like humans,

Originally posted by winterschool on 19 Mar 2023, 03:49.
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Q1. The projected cost of making much-needed repairs to bridges is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, however for the public’s safety, repairs must be made.

A) is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, however
B) are no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, but
C) is no small issue for any municipal, and for any state or federal government, and
D) are no small issue for any municipal, for any state, or for any federal government, but
E) is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government; however,

Answer- E (As you use semicolon before conjunction 'however' and comma also comes after it)

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Q2. Mathematical analysis of humpback whale sounds provide evidence that animals other than humans use a hierarchical structure of communication.

(A) provide evidence that animals other than humans
(B) provides evidence that animals other than humans
(C) provide evidence that an animal other than humans
(D) provides evidence that an animal other than a human
(E) provide evidence that animals, like humans,

Answer - B (Mathematical analysis is singular so provides will be used. Between options B and D, we will eliminate D because the sentence is comparing complete animal species with human so singular animal and singular human comparison is incorrect)
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Q1. The US and New Zealand are the only two countries where direct to consumer (DTC) advertising of prescription drugs is legal. Many research organizations and pharmaceutical industry groups contend that the ads are educational and provide consumers with important information that may benefit their health. Opponents counter that DTC drug ads are often just sales pitches which pressure doctors to provide unnecessary medications and cause patients to seek unhelpful and costly remedies. The recently published data speaks amply in favor of the latter group: the average number of prescriptions for new drugs with DTC advertising is currently nine times greater than prescriptions for new drugs without DTC ads. The claims that only the most reliable companies pursue DTC ads and therefore, this data is expected, are not rooted on facts since a number of such heavily advertised drugs have been shown to have long term safety problems. In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles? A. The first is evidence that supports a judgment given in the argument; the second is an opinion that forms the basis of an objection to that support. B. The first is a fact that supports the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a judgment that increases the belief in the support. C. The first is a judgment that supports a claim that is supported by the argument; the second provides a counter-claim. D. The first is an observation that seems to support a judgment made in the argument; the second creates doubts on a conclusion that is challenged in the argument. E. The first is evidence that supports a conclusion which is challenged in the argument; the second provides another evidence to support that conclusion. Difficulty - Hard

A

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Q2. Domestic agriculture is struggling because agriculture from overseas is available at lower prices. Since improved agrarian technology would enable domestic farmers to produce agriculture at more competitive costs, to improve the competitiveness of domestic agriculture, the government plans to subsidize domestic farmers, because as it pays subsidies directly to these domestic farmers, the farmers will have the funds they need to invest in technology. Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt regarding the effectiveness of the government’s plan to improve the competitiveness of domestic agriculture? A. The cost benefits of investing in agrarian technology could take several years to manifest. B. Overseas farmers might have some competitive advantage over domestic farmers other than price competitiveness. C. Domestic producers of agriculture have some incentive not use the subsidies to invest in agrarian technology. D. The technological enhancement will be valid only for two years, after which competitors in other countries would have outpaced the capabilities of domestic agriculture. E. The subsidies paid to domestic farmers will come out of national tax funds that would be better spent in other ways.

C

CR Questions March - 19 :

Q1. The advanced technology of ski boots and bindings has brought a dramatic drop in the incidence of injuries that occur on the slopes of ski resorts: from 9 injuries per 1,000 skiers in 1950 to 3 in 1980. As a result, the remainder of ski-related injuries, which includes all injuries occurring on the premises of a ski resort but not on the slopes, rose from 10 percent of all ski-related injuries in 1950 to 25 percent in 1980. The incidence of these injuries, including accidents such as falling down steps, increases with the amount of alcohol consumed per skier.

Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the passage?

(A) As the number of ski injuries that occur on the slopes decreases, the number of injuries that occur on the premises of ski resorts increases.

(B) The amount of alcohol consumed per skier increased between 1950 and 1980.

(C) The technology of ski boots and bindings affects the incidence of each type of ski-related injury.

(D) If the technology of ski boots and bindings continues to advance, the incidence of ski-related injuries will continue to decline.

(E) Injuries that occurred on the slopes of ski resorts made up a smaller percentage of ski-related injuries in 1980 than in 1950.

Q2. Over the last few years that he has been traveling by the subway, Ricky has made an interesting observation. Every time the train is late by more than six minutes, it gets extremely crowded and Ricky finds it impossible to get a seat. In the last 6 years, it has never happened that the train arrived more than six minutes late and Ricky could find a place to sit.

Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the above statements?

(A) The number of people traveling by the subway has increased several times over the last few years.

(B) If the train comes on time, Ricky will definitely get a place to sit.

(C) If Ricky does not find a seat in the train, it must have arrived more than six minutes late.

(D) The Transport Authority needs to urgently increase the frequency of subway trains.

(E) If the train arrives more than six minutes late, Ricky will most likely not find a place to sit.

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Q2. Over the last few years that he has been traveling by the subway, Ricky has made an interesting observation. Every time the train is late by more than six minutes, it gets extremely crowded and Ricky finds it impossible to get a seat. In the last 6 years, it has never happened that the train arrived more than six minutes late and Ricky could find a place to sit. Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the above statements? (A) The number of people traveling by the subway has increased several times over the last few years. (B) If the train comes on time, Ricky will definitely get a place to sit. (C) If Ricky does not find a seat in the train, it must have arrived more than six minutes late. (D) The Transport Authority needs to urgently increase the frequency of subway trains. (E) If the train arrives more than six minutes late, Ricky will most likely not find a place to sit.

E -
Because we’ve been given that over the last few years Ricky has observed that when a train is late by 6+ min. he finds it impossible to get a seat.

But the 2nd observation is only for the last 6 years, in which he NEVER found a place to sit.

In time earlier than 6 years (sah 7 years ago) he may have found a place to sit.
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Q1. The projected cost of making much-needed repairs to bridges is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, however for the public’s safety, repairs must be made. A) is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, however B) are no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government, but C) is no small issue for any municipal, and for any state or federal government, and D) are no small issue for any municipal, for any state, or for any federal government, but E) is no small issue for any municipal, state, or federal government; however,

E

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Q2. Mathematical analysis of humpback whale sounds provide evidence that animals other than humans use a hierarchical structure of communication. (A) provide evidence that animals other than humans (B) provides evidence that animals other than humans (C) provide evidence that an animal other than humans (D) provides evidence that an animal other than a human (E) provide evidence that animals, like humans,

B

SC Questions March - 20 :

Q1. As Russell Banks suggests, it is a lack of grand ideas that have only left writers with semiotics, hermeneutics, and deconstruction.

(A) As Russell Banks suggests, it is a lack of grand ideas that have only left writers with

(B) Writers, Russell Banks suggests, who lack of grand ideas and leave only

(C) Russell Banks suggests that a lack of grand ideas has left writers with only

(D) It is Russell Banks’ suggestion that a lack of grand ideas have left writers only with

(E) It is only a lack of grand ideas, Russell Banks suggests, which leave writers with

Q2. The destruction of the rain forests means exterminating plants that had the potential to cure people of life-threatening illnesses.

A. exterminating plants that had the potential to cure people of

B. exterminating plants that have the potential to have cured people of

C. the extermination of plants that have the potential to cure people of

D. the extermination of plants that had the potential to cure people from

E. the extermination of plants that might have had the potential to cure people of

Originally posted by winterschool on 20 Mar 2023, 04:42.
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Q1. As Russell Banks suggests, it is a lack of grand ideas that have only left writers with semiotics, hermeneutics, and deconstruction. (A) As Russell Banks suggests, it is a lack of grand ideas that have only left writers with (B) Writers, Russell Banks suggests, who lack of grand ideas and leave only (C) Russell Banks suggests that a lack of grand ideas has left writers with only (D) It is Russell Banks’ suggestion that a lack of grand ideas have left writers only with (E) It is only a lack of grand ideas, Russell Banks suggests, which leave writers with

Is the answer C for this?

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Q2. The destruction of the rain forests means exterminating plants that had the potential to cure people of life-threatening illnesses. A. exterminating plants that had the potential to cure people of B. exterminating plants that have the potential to have cured people of C. the extermination of plants that have the potential to cure people of D. the extermination of plants that had the potential to cure people from E. the extermination of plants that might have had the potential to cure people of

C for this too?

Originally posted by Susarla96 on 20 Mar 2023, 07:02.
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Q1. The advanced technology of ski boots and bindings has brought a dramatic drop in the incidence of injuries that occur on the slopes of ski resorts: from 9 injuries per 1,000 skiers in 1950 to 3 in 1980. As a result, the remainder of ski-related injuries, which includes all injuries occurring on the premises of a ski resort but not on the slopes, rose from 10 percent of all ski-related injuries in 1950 to 25 percent in 1980. The incidence of these injuries, including accidents such as falling down steps, increases with the amount of alcohol consumed per skier. Which one of the following can be properly inferred from the passage? (A) As the number of ski injuries that occur on the slopes decreases, the number of injuries that occur on the premises of ski resorts increases. (B) The amount of alcohol consumed per skier increased between 1950 and 1980. (C) The technology of ski boots and bindings affects the incidence of each type of ski-related injury. (D) If the technology of ski boots and bindings continues to advance, the incidence of ski-related injuries will continue to decline. (E) Injuries that occurred on the slopes of ski resorts made up a smaller percentage of ski-related injuries in 1980 than in 1950.

E

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Q2. Over the last few years that he has been traveling by the subway, Ricky has made an interesting observation. Every time the train is late by more than six minutes, it gets extremely crowded and Ricky finds it impossible to get a seat. In the last 6 years, it has never happened that the train arrived more than six minutes late and Ricky could find a place to sit. Which of the following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the above statements? (A) The number of people traveling by the subway has increased several times over the last few years. (B) If the train comes on time, Ricky will definitely get a place to sit. (C) If Ricky does not find a seat in the train, it must have arrived more than six minutes late. (D) The Transport Authority needs to urgently increase the frequency of subway trains. (E) If the train arrives more than six minutes late, Ricky will most likely not find a place to sit.

E

CR Questions March - 20 :

Q1. Over the last year, the price that toy manufacturer FunTime charges for each toy it produces and sells directly to consumers has, on average, nearly doubled, prompting complaints to the company by many consumers. To combat this problem, FunTime’s management must make every effort to improve relations with its union workers in order to help prevent them from striking, as these workers did for several weeks during the past year.

Which of the following, if true, would cast the most doubt on the effectiveness of the proposal suggested above?

(A) Despite the complaints from consumers, sales of FunTime toys directly to consumers have increased steadily over the last year.

(B) FunTime’s union workers are likely to be skeptical of any attempt by management to improve its relations with them.

(C) Some consumers who buy FunTime toys don’t mind paying more for them because they are the highest quality toys available.

(D) FunTime’s union workers are likely to strike again in the near future, regardless of management’s efforts to improve relations with them.

(E) Most of the increase in the prices of FunTime toys is attributable to an increase in the cost of the raw materials the company uses to manufacture its toys.

Q2. Federal tax evasion is a serious crime that places an unfair tax burden on those members of society who pay their fair share. To reduce the incidence of tax evasion, the government needs to prosecute a few high-profile individuals whose cases will receive substantial media attention.

The argument above relies on which of the following assumptions?

A. The tax system is so complicated that even people who try to comply with it may inadvertently not pay some of their taxes.

B. The average citizen will be less likely to evade taxes after he or she sees a high profile individual prosecuted for tax evasion.

C. Tax revenues collected from high-profile tax evaders will help to alleviate the unfair tax burden on honest citizens.

D. Although it is difficult to secure a conviction on a charge of tax evasion, if the government focuses its efforts on a small number of high-profile individuals, the odds of obtaining a conviction will increase.

E. While there is no universal measure for determining whether a taxation system is “fair” or “unfair,” the current system was constructed by Congress to represent the societal priorities and values of the American people.

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