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Q1. Applying the scientific method improves the results of research studies by ensuring an objective analysis of data using a standardized approach to problem-solving. A. ensuring an objective analysis of data using a standardized approach to problem-solving B. analyzing data objectively using a standardized approach to problem-solving C. problem-solving using a standardized approach to ensure the objective analysis of data D. using a standardized approach to problem-solving in order to ensure an objective analysis of data E. ensuring an objective analysis of data by solving problems using a standardized approach Difficulty - Hard
A and B suffer from meaning issues. Using the approach ensures an objective analysis, the approach itself is not an objective analysis. C implies that problem solving is the scentific method. Not quite.

E has a meaning issue - applying the method improves by ensuring? Not quite.

Should be D. the method improves results by using a standard approach for problem solving - clear meaning

Originally posted by mysterymanrog on 27 Feb 2023, 09:49.
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mysterymanrog, hmm, interesting. Yea, you are right. Also, A and E had grammar issues as well. Even though D looked perfect in grammar terms but the issue that I had with it was more about logic. I guess I thought that "Applying the scientific method" shouldn’t be followed by "Using a standardized approach" because both have a similar meaning. But ofcourse, I stand corrected. Thanks
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Q1. Alphabets arose among speakers of Semitic languages during the second millennium B.C and by idea diffusion and mostly by actual copying and modification of letterforms, all of the historical and now existing alphabets was derived from that Semitic alphabet. A. mostly by actual copying and modification of letterforms, all of the historical and now existing alphabets was derived from that Semitic alphabet. B. mostly by actual copying and modification of letterforms, all of the historical and now existing alphabets deriving from that Semitic alphabet C. mostly by actual copying and modification of letterforms, all of the historical and now existing alphabets were derived from that Semitic alphabet. D. mostly by actual copying and modification of letterforms, all of the historical and now existing alphabets derived from that Semitic alphabet. E. most actually copying and modifying of letterforms , all historic and now existing alphabet was deriving from the Semitic alphabet
C

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Q2. Japan’s economic eclipse show the limited power of economic stimulus and the exaggerated threat of modest deflation A. Japan’s economic eclipse show the limited power of economic stimulus and the exaggerated threat of modest deflation B. The eclipsing of Japan‘s economy shows the limited power of economic stimulus as well as the exaggerated threat of modest deflation C. Japan’s economic eclipse is showing the limited power of economic stimulus but the exaggerated threat of modest deflation D. Japan’s economic eclipse shows the limited power of economic stimulus and the exaggerated threat of modest deflation E. Japan’s economic eclipse shows that the limited power of economic stimulus and the exaggerated threat of modest deflation
D

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Q1. Applying the scientific method improves the results of research studies by ensuring an objective analysis of data using a standardized approach to problem-solving. A. ensuring an objective analysis of data using a standardized approach to problem-solving B. analyzing data objectively using a standardized approach to problem-solving C. problem-solving using a standardized approach to ensure the objective analysis of data D. using a standardized approach to problem-solving in order to ensure an objective analysis of data E. ensuring an objective analysis of data by solving problems using a standardized approach Difficulty - Hard
D

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Q2. The cheetah seems to be headed for extinction because, resulting from intensive inbreeding generations ago, the species has so little genetic variation that it is extremely vulnerable to environmental change. (A) because, resulting from intensive inbreeding generations ago, (B) because, as a result of intensive inbreeding generations ago, (C) because they inbred intensively generations ago so that (D) because there was intensive inbreeding generations ago and (E) as a result of their intensive inbreeding generations ago, and
B

SC Questions February - 28 :

Q1. Although Ghana is a relatively small country its economic environment is similar to several other developing countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia where formerly agrarian-based economies are now shifting to industrial and service-based economies.

A) and parts of Asia where formerly agrarian-based economies are now shifting

B) and parts of Asia where former agrarian-based economies are now shifting

C) parts of Asia where former agrarian-based economies are now shifting

D) and parts of Asia where former agrarian-based economies now shift

E) and parts of Asia where formerly, agrarian-based economies, are now shifting

Q2. When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many.

(A) there are less than one-quarter that many

(B) there are fewer than one-quarter as many

(C) there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount

(D) the number is less than one-quarter the amount

(E) it is less than one-quarter of that amount

Difficulty - Hard

Originally posted by winterschool on 28 Feb 2023, 01:07.
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C

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Q1. Although Ghana is a relatively small country its economic environment is similar to several other developing countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, and parts of Asia where formerly agrarian-based economies are now shifting to industrial and service-based economies. A) and parts of Asia where formerly agrarian-based economies are now shifting B) and parts of Asia where former agrarian-based economies are now shifting C) parts of Asia where former agrarian-based economies are now shifting D) and parts of Asia where former agrarian-based economies now shift E) and parts of Asia where formerly, agrarian-based economies, are now shifting
B

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Q2. When drive-ins were at the height of their popularity in the late 1950’s, some 4,000 existed in the United States, but today there are less than one-quarter that many. (A) there are less than one-quarter that many (B) there are fewer than one-quarter as many (C) there are fewer than one-quarter of that amount (D) the number is less than one-quarter the amount (E) it is less than one-quarter of that amount Difficulty - Hard
B

SC Questions March - 1 :

Q1. With a painting style built on abstract shapes and Eastern techniques, she was by far the most unique student at the entire academy.

A. she was by far the most unique student at the entire academy.

B. she was by far the most unique student of the ones at the academy.

C. she was the most unique student by far at the entire academy.

D. she was by far the most unique student among the entire academy.

E. she was unique among all of the students at the academy.

Difficulty - Hard

Q2. As demand for the new generation of microprocessors soars, firms manufacturing the older processors reel under losses.

(A) As demand for the new generation of microprocessors soars, firms manufacturing the older processors reel under losses.
(B) As demand for the new generation of microprocessors soar, firms manufacturing the older processors have been reeling under losses.
(C) As demand for the new generation of microprocessors has soared, the older processor manufacturing firms reeled under losses.
(D) As demand for the new generation of microprocessors soars, firms manufacturing the older processors have reeled under losses.
(E) Owing to the demand for the new generation of microprocessors soaring, firms manufacturing the older processors reeling under losses.

Originally posted by winterschool on 01 Mar 2023, 02:59.
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Q1. With a painting style built on abstract shapes and Eastern techniques, she was by far the most unique student at the entire academy. A. she was by far the most unique student at the entire academy. B. she was by far the most unique student of the ones at the academy. C. she was the most unique student by far at the entire academy. D. she was by far the most unique student among the entire academy. E. she was unique among all of the students at the academy. Difficulty - Hard
I will not be participating in the next couple of weeks so if you prefer, you can continue to post the easy, medium level questions. Save the hard level questions for later. Upto you.
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Q1. For students, the time spent playing sports after regular classes is time not spent studying. Moreover, constant engagement with sports is a cause of less familiarity with the course curriculum for many students, even though it is a fact that extracurricular activities help mould a well-rounded individual. Therefore, students who spend more than average time in playing sports are less proficient in their course curriculum than other students. Which of the following statements best supports the above argument? (A) Students who do not regularly play sports may occasionally indulge in binge-watching popular dramas. (B) Studies have proven that students regularly playing sports are not likely to show interest in studying the topics included in their curriculum (C) A well-rounded individual divides his time among multiple activities to gain acceptable proficiency in each of them rather than devoting time to master only one or two. (D) Engaging with course curriculum is the significant other alternative activity for students who do not spend more than average time playing sports. (E) Typically, the students who win the maximum number of awards in sports are less familiar with their course curriculum than the students who show disinterest in sports.
D

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Q2. Customers are aware that most of the faults that arise in their mobile phones are due to the excessive exposure of these phones to moisture or water. Accordingly, engineers at Talkit Inc. have developed a water-resistant phone that can stay underwater for at least 30 minutes without any resultant damage to either its hardware or software. However, since the manufacturing cost of the phone is anywhere between 25-30% more than that of an ordinary phone, trade analysts have predicted that the phone will be very expensive and as such not be able to find enough customers. Which of the following, if true, argues in favor of the assertion that the analysts’ prediction is premature? (A) The manufacturing cost of the water-resistant phone is less than that of most high-end smartphones. (B) The phone has a built-in high-resolution camera that can match if not beat the quality of the usual 8-megapixel camera the regular phones come with. (C) According to several recent surveys of consumers, people looking to purchase a new phone are unlikely to buy models that are more expensive than most popular models. (D) The latest tests done at Talkit Inc. have indicated that the water-resistant phone can actually withstand at least forty minutes of remaining underwater. (E) The average repair cost of a regular phone in its lifetime is anywhere from 30%-35% of its original selling price
E

CR Questions March - 1 :

Q1. In order to control the deer population, a biologist has proposed injecting female deer during breeding season with 10 milligrams of a hormone that would suppress fertility. Critics have charged that the proposal poses health risks to people who might eat the meat of treated deer and thereby ingest unsafe quantities of the hormone. The biologist has responded to these critics by pointing out that humans can ingest up to 10 milligrams of the hormone a day without any adverse effects, and since no one would eat even one entire deer a day, the treatment would be safe.

The biologist’s response to critics of the proposal is based on which one of the following assumptions?

(A) People would be notified of the time when deer in their area were to be treated with the hormone.
(B) The hormone that would be injected into the deer is chemically similar to hormones used in human contraceptives.
(C) Hunting season for deer could be scheduled so that it would not coincide with breeding season.
(D) The hormone in question does not occur naturally in the female deer that would be injected.
(E) Most people do not consider deer meat to be part of their daily diet and eat it only on rare occasions.

Q2. In 2005, more citizens from the country of Monrovia migrated from Monrovia to neighboring Abstania than during any prior year. In 2005, the number of reported violent crimes in Abstania increased dramatically over 2004. The unavoidable conclusion is that Monrovians who migrated from Monrovia to Abstania were responsible for this increase.

Which of the following statements, if true, would most seriously weaken the claim that Monrovians were responsible for the increase in violent crime in Abstania during 2005?

(A) Each year more violent criminals are apprehended in Abstania than in Monrovia.

(B) During 2005, more violent crimes were reported in Abstania than in Monrovia.

(C) In 2005, no Monrovians migrated from either Monrovia or Abstania to any country other than Monrovia or Abstania.

(D) In 2005, the number of unreported violent crimes in Abstania increased as well.

(E) In 2005, fewer Monrovians migrated from Monrovia to Abstania than from Abstania to Monrovia.

Originally posted by winterschool on 01 Mar 2023, 13:48.
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No students ahead out to be put into which situation where he has to be choose between his loyalty to his friends and his duty to the class
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Q1. With a painting style built on abstract shapes and Eastern techniques, she was by far the most unique student at the entire academy. A. she was by far the most unique student at the entire academy. B. she was by far the most unique student of the ones at the academy. C. she was the most unique student by far at the entire academy. D. she was by far the most unique student among the entire academy. E. she was unique among all of the students at the academy. Difficulty - Hard
E

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Q2. As demand for the new generation of microprocessors soars, firms manufacturing the older processors reel under losses. (A) As demand for the new generation of microprocessors soars, firms manufacturing the older processors reel under losses. (B) As demand for the new generation of microprocessors soar, firms manufacturing the older processors have been reeling under losses. (C) As demand for the new generation of microprocessors has soared, the older processor manufacturing firms reeled under losses. (D) As demand for the new generation of microprocessors soars, firms manufacturing the older processors have reeled under losses. (E) Owing to the demand for the new generation of microprocessors soaring, firms manufacturing the older processors reeling under losses.
A

SC Questions March - 2 :

Q1. Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic financial analysts, the automobile company had earnings in the first quarter that more than doubled the previous quarter.

(A) company had earnings in the first quarter that more than doubled
(B) company earned more than double in the first quarter what they were in
(C) company had first quarter earnings that more than doubled those in
(D) company’s earnings in the first quarter were more than double
(E) company’s earnings in the first quarter were more than double those of

Q2. As liberal elites both East and West commemorate the peaceful end of the Cold War and celebrate the successes of the last three decades, it has been important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition was – and, for many, continued to be.

A. It has been important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition was – and, for many, continued to be

B. It is important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition was – and, for many, continues to be

C. It is important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition is – and, for many, will continue to be

D. It has been important recognizing how painful the post-communist transition has been – and, for many, continues to be

E. It being important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition could be – and, for many, continued to be

Originally posted by winterschool on 02 Mar 2023, 03:05.
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Q1. Exceeding even the figures predicted by the most optimistic financial analysts, the automobile company had earnings in the first quarter that more than doubled the previous quarter. (A) company had earnings in the first quarter that more than doubled (B) company earned more than double in the first quarter what they were in (C) company had first quarter earnings that more than doubled those in (D) company’s earnings in the first quarter were more than double (E) company’s earnings in the first quarter were more than double those of
E

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Q2. As liberal elites both East and West commemorate the peaceful end of the Cold War and celebrate the successes of the last three decades, it has been important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition was – and, for many, continued to be. A. It has been important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition was – and, for many, continued to be B. It is important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition was – and, for many, continues to be C. It is important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition is – and, for many, will continue to be D. It has been important recognizing how painful the post-communist transition has been – and, for many, continues to be E. It being important to recognize how painful the post-communist transition could be – and, for many, continued to be
B

SC Questions March - 3 :

Q1. Applying the scientific method improves the results of research studies by ensuring an objective analysis of data using a standardized approach to problem-solving.

A. ensuring an objective analysis of data using a standardized approach to problem-solving

B. analyzing data objectively using a standardized approach to problem-solving

C. problem-solving using a standardized approach to ensure the objective analysis of data

D. using a standardized approach to problem-solving in order to ensure an objective analysis of data

E. ensuring an objective analysis of data by solving problems using a standardized approach

Q2. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.

A. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range.
B. Researchers report that within a narrow range, the lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperature like humans and other warm-blooded animals do.
C. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures to a narrow range, as humans and other warm-blooded animals can.
D. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperatures to a narrow range, as do humans and other warm-blooded animals.
E. As humans and other warm-blooded animals can, researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperature in a narrow range.

Originally posted by winterschool on 03 Mar 2023, 02:34.
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Q1. In order to control the deer population, a biologist has proposed injecting female deer during breeding season with 10 milligrams of a hormone that would suppress fertility. Critics have charged that the proposal poses health risks to people who might eat the meat of treated deer and thereby ingest unsafe quantities of the hormone. The biologist has responded to these critics by pointing out that humans can ingest up to 10 milligrams of the hormone a day without any adverse effects, and since no one would eat even one entire deer a day, the treatment would be safe. The biologist’s response to critics of the proposal is based on which one of the following assumptions? (A) People would be notified of the time when deer in their area were to be treated with the hormone. (B) The hormone that would be injected into the deer is chemically similar to hormones used in human contraceptives. (C) Hunting season for deer could be scheduled so that it would not coincide with breeding season. (D) The hormone in question does not occur naturally in the female deer that would be injected. (E) Most people do not consider deer meat to be part of their daily diet and eat it only on rare occasions.
D

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Q2. In 2005, more citizens from the country of Monrovia migrated from Monrovia to neighboring Abstania than during any prior year. In 2005, the number of reported violent crimes in Abstania increased dramatically over 2004. The unavoidable conclusion is that Monrovians who migrated from Monrovia to Abstania were responsible for this increase. Which of the following statements, if true, would most seriously weaken the claim that Monrovians were responsible for the increase in violent crime in Abstania during 2005? (A) Each year more violent criminals are apprehended in Abstania than in Monrovia. (B) During 2005, more violent crimes were reported in Abstania than in Monrovia. (C) In 2005, no Monrovians migrated from either Monrovia or Abstania to any country other than Monrovia or Abstania. (D) In 2005, the number of unreported violent crimes in Abstania increased as well. (E) In 2005, fewer Monrovians migrated from Monrovia to Abstania than from Abstania to Monrovia.
E

CR Questions March - 3 :

Q1. To combat human error involved in air traffic control, Miro Jets Inc. has recently installed each of its DC-10 passenger planes with a special anti-collision device. The device alerts the DC-10, via a red light, when another plane is slightly more than three minutes away from a potential collision. Aviation experts at Miro Jet Inc. have determined that three minutes is ample time for a plane to divert its respective flight paths to avoid a collision. Therefore, if the red light on the anti-collision device is off, the DC-10 is more than three minutes flying time from any plane.

Which of the following, if true, most fundamentally calls into question the aviation analyst’s argument?

(A) Recently, a near collision in which both planes were less than 90 seconds flying distance from each other was averted only by the prompt actions of air traffic controllers.

(B) Some aviation experts warn that in certain cases three minutes may not provide sufficient time for aircrafts to maneuver without causing onboard injuries.

(C) The anti-collision device only signals planes of oncoming directions, not those planes that are flying in parallel.

(D) When two DC-10’s approach each other the red lights on each aircraft do not necessarily turn on simultaneously.

(E) The DC-10 is not the only aircraft model to have been installed with the anti-collision device.

Please explain why the OA directly weakens the conclusion.

Q2. Proponents of the theory of social utilitarianism hold that the value of human capital should bear an inherent relation to its social utility. Although maximizing the value of human capital is both morally defensible and economically praiseworthy, the theory of social utilitarianism has severe practical limitations. If the price of labor were to become a measure of social utility and not of scarcity, the labor market would suffer significant distortions that may well reduce, and not increase, the current level of human capital.

The argument proceeds by

(A) Questioning a proposed strategy by showing that, if implemented, such a strategy could compromise the very objectives it is trying to achieve.

(B) Criticizing a course of action by showing that, even if morally defensible, the end result does not always justify the means necessary to achieve it.

(C) Criticizing a strategy by suggesting that there is an alternative way of achieving its proposed advantages without risking a number of serious disadvantages.

(D) Conceding that a social policy may have certain ethical advantages that are ultimately outweighed by the impossibility of putting such a policy into effect.

(E) Establishing that undesirable consequences result from the adoption of a social policy whose goal is antithetical to the central tenets of a free market economy.

Originally posted by winterschool on 03 Mar 2023, 13:10.
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Q1. Applying the scientific method improves the results of research studies by ensuring an objective analysis of data using a standardized approach to problem-solving. A. ensuring an objective analysis of data using a standardized approach to problem-solving B. analyzing data objectively using a standardized approach to problem-solving C. problem-solving using a standardized approach to ensure the objective analysis of data D. using a standardized approach to problem-solving in order to ensure an objective analysis of data E. ensuring an objective analysis of data by solving problems using a standardized approach
D

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Q2. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range. A. Like humans and other warm-blooded animals, researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures in a narrow range. B. Researchers report that within a narrow range, the lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperature like humans and other warm-blooded animals do. C. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperatures to a narrow range, as humans and other warm-blooded animals can. D. Researchers report that lotus has the remarkable ability to keep its temperatures to a narrow range, as do humans and other warm-blooded animals. E. As humans and other warm-blooded animals can, researchers report that the lotus has the remarkable ability of keeping its temperature in a narrow range.
D

SC Questions March - 4 :

Q1. In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance.

(A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance

(B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance

(C) for investigating what are the effects in workers’ performance that changes in working conditions would cause

(D) that investigated changes in working conditions’ effects on workers’ performance

(E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance

Difficulty - Hard

Q2. The keyboard for the new tablet resembles a laptop; this useful accessory snaps onto the tablet to make typing faster and easier.

(A) The keyboard for the new tablet resembles a laptop
(B) The keyboard for the new tablet works like a laptop
(C) The keyboard for the new tablet is like that of a laptop
(D) The tablet’s keyboard resembles a laptop
(E) The keyboard of a new tablet and laptop are similar

Originally posted by winterschool on 04 Mar 2023, 02:44.
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Q1. To combat human error involved in air traffic control, Miro Jets Inc. has recently installed each of its DC-10 passenger planes with a special anti-collision device. The device alerts the DC-10, via a red light, when another plane is slightly more than three minutes away from a potential collision. Aviation experts at Miro Jet Inc. have determined that three minutes is ample time for a plane to divert its respective flight paths to avoid a collision. Therefore, if the red light on the anti-collision device is off, the DC-10 is more than three minutes flying time from any plane. Which of the following, if true, most fundamentally calls into question the aviation analyst’s argument? (A) Recently, a near collision in which both planes were less than 90 seconds flying distance from each other was averted only by the prompt actions of air traffic controllers. (B) Some aviation experts warn that in certain cases three minutes may not provide sufficient time for aircrafts to maneuver without causing onboard injuries. (C) The anti-collision device only signals planes of oncoming directions, not those planes that are flying in parallel. (D) When two DC-10’s approach each other the red lights on each aircraft do not necessarily turn on simultaneously. (E) The DC-10 is not the only aircraft model to have been installed with the anti-collision device. Please explain why the OA directly weakens the conclusion.
C

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Q2. Proponents of the theory of social utilitarianism hold that the value of human capital should bear an inherent relation to its social utility. Although maximizing the value of human capital is both morally defensible and economically praiseworthy, the theory of social utilitarianism has severe practical limitations. If the price of labor were to become a measure of social utility and not of scarcity, the labor market would suffer significant distortions that may well reduce, and not increase, the current level of human capital. The argument proceeds by (A) Questioning a proposed strategy by showing that, if implemented, such a strategy could compromise the very objectives it is trying to achieve. (B) Criticizing a course of action by showing that, even if morally defensible, the end result does not always justify the means necessary to achieve it. (C) Criticizing a strategy by suggesting that there is an alternative way of achieving its proposed advantages without risking a number of serious disadvantages. (D) Conceding that a social policy may have certain ethical advantages that are ultimately outweighed by the impossibility of putting such a policy into effect. (E) Establishing that undesirable consequences result from the adoption of a social policy whose goal is antithetical to the central tenets of a free market economy.
A

CR Questions March - 4 :

Q1. Scientists have discovered a gene that controls whether an individual is monogamous. They took a gene from the monogamous prairie vole and implanted it into its more promiscuous relative, the meadow vole. Thereafter, the meadow voles with the new gene became monogamous.

Which one of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the argument’s conclusion?

(A) Studies on humans and other mammals have shown that receptors for the hormone vasopressin play a role in autism, drug addiction, and the formation of romantic attachments.

(B) Prairie voles typically form lifelong partnerships, which scientists have linked to an increased number of receptors for the hormone vasopressin.

(C) Meadow voles live in a harsher environment than prairie voles and cannot afford to pass up opportunities to mate as often as possible.

(D) The scientists used a harmless virus to capture the gene and transfer it into the meadow voles.

(E) The meadow voles that had the prairie vole gene implanted in them were released into and observed in the same habitat in which they had previously lived.

Q2. In a certain wildlife park, park rangers are able to track the movements of many rhinoceroses because those animals wear radio collars. When, as often happens, a collar slips off, it is put back on. Putting a collar on a rhinoceros involves immobilizing the animal by shooting it with a tranquilizer dart. Female rhinoceroses that have been frequently recollared have significantly lower fertility rates than uncollared females. Probably, therefore, some substance in the tranquilizer inhibits fertility.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) The dose of tranquilizer delivered by a tranquilizer dart is large enough to give the rangers putting collars on rhinoceroses a generous margin of safety.

(B) The fertility rate of uncollared female rhinoceroses in the park has been increasing in the past few decades.

(C) Any stress that female rhinoceroses may suffer as a result of being immobilized and handled has little or no negative effect on their fertility.

(D) The male rhinoceroses in the wildlife park do net lose their collars as often as the park’s female rhinoceroses do.

(E) The tranquilizer used in immobilizing rhinoceroses is the same as the tranquilizer used in working with other large mammals.

Originally posted by winterschool on 04 Mar 2023, 14:06.
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Q1. In the mid-1920’s the Hawthorne Works of the Western Electric Company was the scene of an intensive series of experiments that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance. (A) that would investigate changes in working conditions as to their effects on workers’ performance (B) investigating the effects that changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance (C) for investigating what are the effects in workers’ performance that changes in working conditions would cause (D) that investigated changes in working conditions’ effects on workers’ performance (E) to investigate what the effects changes in working conditions would have on workers’ performance Difficulty - Hard
B

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Q2. The keyboard for the new tablet resembles a laptop; this useful accessory snaps onto the tablet to make typing faster and easier. (A) The keyboard for the new tablet resembles a laptop (B) The keyboard for the new tablet works like a laptop (C) The keyboard for the new tablet is like that of a laptop (D) The tablet’s keyboard resembles a laptop (E) The keyboard of a new tablet and laptop are similar
C

SC Questions March - 5 :

Q1. Henry VIII changed from staunch defender to active opponent of the Church when Pope Clement VII barred his attempts to divorce Katherine of Aragon.

a) staunch defender to active opponent of the Church
b) staunchly defending to active opposition to the Church
c) staunch defender to actively opposing the Church
d) staunch defender of the Church to actively opposing it
e) being a staunch defender to an active opponent of the Church

Q2. The new regulations mandate that a company allows their retiring employees who would otherwise lose group health care coverage to continue the same insurance at their own expense for a specific period.

(A) that a company allows their retiring employees who would otherwise lose group health care coverage to continue
(B) companies to allow their retiring employees who would otherwise lose group health care coverage that they can continue
(C) that a company allow its retiring employees who would otherwise lose group health care coverage to continue
(D) companies allowing a retiring employee whose group health care coverage would otherwise be lost the continuation of
(E) companies to allow a retiring employee whose group health care coverage would otherwise be lost the continuation of

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Q1. Scientists have discovered a gene that controls whether an individual is monogamous. They took a gene from the monogamous prairie vole and implanted it into its more promiscuous relative, the meadow vole. Thereafter, the meadow voles with the new gene became monogamous. Which one of the following, if true, would provide the most support for the argument’s conclusion? (A) Studies on humans and other mammals have shown that receptors for the hormone vasopressin play a role in autism, drug addiction, and the formation of romantic attachments. (B) Prairie voles typically form lifelong partnerships, which scientists have linked to an increased number of receptors for the hormone vasopressin. (C) Meadow voles live in a harsher environment than prairie voles and cannot afford to pass up opportunities to mate as often as possible. (D) The scientists used a harmless virus to capture the gene and transfer it into the meadow voles. (E) The meadow voles that had the prairie vole gene implanted in them were released into and observed in the same habitat in which they had previously lived.
E

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Q2. In a certain wildlife park, park rangers are able to track the movements of many rhinoceroses because those animals wear radio collars. When, as often happens, a collar slips off, it is put back on. Putting a collar on a rhinoceros involves immobilizing the animal by shooting it with a tranquilizer dart. Female rhinoceroses that have been frequently recollared have significantly lower fertility rates than uncollared females. Probably, therefore, some substance in the tranquilizer inhibits fertility. Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? (A) The dose of tranquilizer delivered by a tranquilizer dart is large enough to give the rangers putting collars on rhinoceroses a generous margin of safety. (B) The fertility rate of uncollared female rhinoceroses in the park has been increasing in the past few decades. (C) Any stress that female rhinoceroses may suffer as a result of being immobilized and handled has little or no negative effect on their fertility. (D) The male rhinoceroses in the wildlife park do net lose their collars as often as the park’s female rhinoceroses do. (E) The tranquilizer used in immobilizing rhinoceroses is the same as the tranquilizer used in working with other large mammals.
C

CR Questions March - 5 :

Q1. Brothers Inc, a construction company, spends significant time and money to dismantle older houses piece by piece in order to reuse the wood. Although the company does earn a net profit despite these expenditures, the company could earn even more by adopting a new policy. Brothers’ new land contains hundreds of trees that are already slated to be razed; the company should use those trees for wood instead of the old houses

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports Brothers’ policy to reuse wood?

(A) It is a waste of resources for a company that needs wood to chop down hundreds of trees but not use the wood.
(B) There is virtually no difference in quality between wood reclaimed from older houses and wood processed from newly-chopped trees.
(C) Sawmills can reshape previously used wood much more quickly and cost-effectively than it can shape whole trees.
(D) It would cost the company less to use the trees it already owns than to pay to dismantle homes for previously used wood.
(E) The number of older houses available for dismantling is growing steadily

Q2. The chanterelle, a type of wild mushroom, grows beneath host trees such as the Douglas fir, which provide it with necessary sugars. The underground filaments of chanterelles, which extract the sugars, in turn provide nutrients and water for their hosts. Because of this mutually beneficial relationship, harvesting the chanterelles growing beneath a Douglas fir seriously endangers the tree.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the conclusion drawn above?

(A) The number of wild mushrooms harvested has increased in recent years.

(B) Chanterelles grow not only beneath Douglas firs but also beneath other host trees.

(C) Many types of wild mushrooms are found only in forests and cannot easily be grown elsewhere.

(D) The harvesting of wild mushrooms stimulates future growth of those mushrooms.

(E) Young Douglas fir seedlings die without the nutrients and water provided by chanterelle filaments.

Originally posted by winterschool on 05 Mar 2023, 12:18.
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Q1. Henry VIII changed from staunch defender to active opponent of the Church when Pope Clement VII barred his attempts to divorce Katherine of Aragon. a) staunch defender to active opponent of the Church b) staunchly defending to active opposition to the Church c) staunch defender to actively opposing the Church d) staunch defender of the Church to actively opposing it e) being a staunch defender to an active opponent of the Church
1 answer is is a option simple parellelism stauch defender is parallallel to active opponent...others having verbing parellel to noun..

I did a typo error I mean the answer to 1st Question is Option A... Reason is parellelism stauch defender is parallallel to active opponent...others having verbing parellel to noun.

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Q1. Brothers Inc, a construction company, spends significant time and money to dismantle older houses piece by piece in order to reuse the wood. Although the company does earn a net profit despite these expenditures, the company could earn even more by adopting a new policy. Brothers’ new land contains hundreds of trees that are already slated to be razed; the company should use those trees for wood instead of the old houses Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports Brothers’ policy to reuse wood? (A) It is a waste of resources for a company that needs wood to chop down hundreds of trees but not use the wood. (B) There is virtually no difference in quality between wood reclaimed from older houses and wood processed from newly-chopped trees. (C) Sawmills can reshape previously used wood much more quickly and cost-effectively than it can shape whole trees. (D) It would cost the company less to use the trees it already owns than to pay to dismantle homes for previously used wood. (E) The number of older houses available for dismantling is growing steadily
The answer should be C ..We have to Strengthen the conclusion of company’s decision by stating that it is more efficient to reuse wood than to cut trees .Option A,B,E are irrelevant as it shows no relation between the 2 cases on effectiveness of using use old vs new wood. option d is opposite

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Q2. The chanterelle, a type of wild mushroom, grows beneath host trees such as the Douglas fir, which provide it with necessary sugars. The underground filaments of chanterelles, which extract the sugars, in turn provide nutrients and water for their hosts. Because of this mutually beneficial relationship, harvesting the chanterelles growing beneath a Douglas fir seriously endangers the tree. Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the conclusion drawn above? (A) The number of wild mushrooms harvested has increased in recent years. (B) Chanterelles grow not only beneath Douglas firs but also beneath other host trees. (C) Many types of wild mushrooms are found only in forests and cannot easily be grown elsewhere. (D) The harvesting of wild mushrooms stimulates future growth of those mushrooms. (E) Young Douglas fir seedlings die without the nutrients and water provided by chanterelle filaments.
This Question is Easy if one knows the meaning of Harvesting .i.e. is cutting the trees. So the question gave a relationship that both wild mushroom and a tree are mutually beneficial .So dont cut them.and we have to weaken it that is to state that removing mushroom actually helps.one way to think of it is that cutting the mushroom plant has other benifits to the Host tree,like wild mushroom attracts bacteria ,or to state what option D has said that is if we remove mushroom then it attracts even more mushrooms to grow .since the question has given a positive relationship between mushroom and host tree so it is easily inferable.
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Q1. Brothers Inc, a construction company, spends significant time and money to dismantle older houses piece by piece in order to reuse the wood. Although the company does earn a net profit despite these expenditures, the company could earn even more by adopting a new policy. Brothers’ new land contains hundreds of trees that are already slated to be razed; the company should use those trees for wood instead of the old houses Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports Brothers’ policy to reuse wood? (A) It is a waste of resources for a company that needs wood to chop down hundreds of trees but not use the wood. (B) There is virtually no difference in quality between wood reclaimed from older houses and wood processed from newly-chopped trees. (C) Sawmills can reshape previously used wood much more quickly and cost-effectively than it can shape whole trees. (D) It would cost the company less to use the trees it already owns than to pay to dismantle homes for previously used wood. (E) The number of older houses available for dismantling is growing steadily

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Q2. The chanterelle, a type of wild mushroom, grows beneath host trees such as the Douglas fir, which provide it with necessary sugars. The underground filaments of chanterelles, which extract the sugars, in turn provide nutrients and water for their hosts. Because of this mutually beneficial relationship, harvesting the chanterelles growing beneath a Douglas fir seriously endangers the tree. Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the conclusion drawn above? (A) The number of wild mushrooms harvested has increased in recent years. (B) Chanterelles grow not only beneath Douglas firs but also beneath other host trees. (C) Many types of wild mushrooms are found only in forests and cannot easily be grown elsewhere. (D) The harvesting of wild mushrooms stimulates future growth of those mushrooms. (E) Young Douglas fir seedlings die without the nutrients and water provided by chanterelle filaments.