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Q1. During the early 1700s, Britain’s domestic textile industry suffered because of the rising demand for imported textiles. Therefore, to protect the domestic textile industry, the Textile Acts were created that banned the sale of imported textiles in Britain. The East India Trading Company was one of the world’s largest sellers of Calico, an ‘exotic’ material not produced in Britain. Therefore, the Textile Acts were against the interests of the East India Trading Company. Which of the following is useful in evaluating the conclusion above? A. Whether Calico trade was one of the leading contributors to East India Company’s profits. B. Whether the interests of East India Trading Company were kept in mind while framing and enforcing the Textile Acts. C. Whether East India Trading Company contributed to the GDP of Britain. D. Whether a significant portion of East India Trading Company’s revenue comes from its sales of imported textiles in Britain. E. Whether East India Trading Company also sold some other textile products.

D

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Q2. Oil Company Spokesperson: Although wind, solar, biofuels and nuclear sources all compete with fossil fuels as primary sources of energy, their contribution to the world’s total energy demand is limited because they are more expensive than fossil fuels and in the case of nuclear, limited by waste and disposal concerns. While we recognize the risks of climate change, we also conclude that the world will continue to demand fossil fuels for a majority of its primary energy supplies for many decades to come. Which of the following statements, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion of the Spokesperson? A. The risks of climate change will not force the governments across the world to levy heavy penalties on the use of fossil fuels. B. The costs of disposing nuclear waste have not declined significantly in the last year. C. In the last year, the combined contribution of wind, solar, biofuels and nuclear sources to the total energy requirement in the world was less than that of the fossil fuels. D. Many high ranking government officials are shareholders in the oil marketing companies. E. World’s total energy requirements are going to increase slowly but steadily over the next few decades.

A

CR Questions March - 29 :

Q1. Dolphin sightings are common at Nine Mile beach. Usually dolphins avoid human beings, but sometimes they approach marine workers who offer them food. This has boosted the Nine Mile’s appeal to tourists, who once congregated at a neighboring beach. In order to further increase the beach’s popularity, therefore, marine workers have proposed implementing a permanent dolphin-feeding program.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly calls into question the likelihood that implementation of the marine workers’ proposal will have the desired consequence?

(A) A permanent dolphin-feeding program would likely raise the number of dolphins visible to tourists on any given day.

(B) Business owners who depend on tourism are willing to pay most of the cost of implementing the program.

(C) Nine Mile beach does not offer the same quality of swimming or surfing as do neighboring beaches, but tourists travel from around the world to scuba dive there.

(D) Tourists are attracted to Nine Mile by the opportunity to see dolphins living in the wild, unlike at a nearby theme park, where the dolphins are fed by park employees.

(E) Not all tourists who come to Nine Mile beach are interested in seeing dolphins.

Q2. Studies conducted on the churchgoers of Vanticana reveal that a mere 15% of the churchgoers in their 30s but over 60% of them in their 40s commit themselves to regular volunteer work. Churchgoers in their 30s comprise a huge fraction of the churchgoers of Vanticana, but this statistic has not led the church officials to be pessimistic in their predictions. They anticipate that the percentage of churchgoers who do regular volunteer work will likely not be worse off in a decade than it is today.

Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest grounds for the church officials’ prediction?

A. Most churchgoers currently in their 30s who do not volunteer today did do volunteer work when they were younger.

B. People in their 30s become progressively more religiously inclined as they mature and are therefore significantly more likely to sign up for regular volunteer work.

C. The number of churches in the city of Vanticana and the attendance capacity of each church have been steadily increasing over the past few years and is expected to increase over the next couple of decades.

D. The incentives to volunteer – a free meal and a token of appreciation – are fewer today than were 10 years ago.

E. Even though a much larger proportion of the new churchgoers in Vanticana are likely to be younger in a few years than currently is, the new churchgoers are likely as dedicated to volunteering as the current lot is.

Originally posted by winterschool on 29 Mar 2023, 12:36.
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Q1. The CEO stated that the company’s profitability had been affected by the downturn in the economy, but that he was confident the company would rebound in the near future. A) The CEO stated that the company’s profitability had been affected by the downturn in the economy, but that he was confident the company would rebound in the near future. B) The CEO stated that the downturn in the economy had affected the company’s profitability, but he was confident that the company would rebound in the near future. C) The CEO stated that, due to the downturn in the economy, the company’s profitability had been affected, but he was confident that the company would rebound in the near future. D) The CEO stated that the company’s profitability had been affected by the downturn in the economy; however, he was confident that the company would rebound in the near future. E) The CEO stated that the company’s profitability had been affected by the downturn in the economy; however, he was confident of the company’s ability to rebound in the near future.

B

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Q2. Scientists have found living in the extreme environment of the searingly hot, extremely acidic, and mostly oxygen-devoid lava of volcano Ojos del Salado microbes, which they are calling “extremophiles,” and have recently published in the journal Nature a paper discussing how these life forms have evolved to utilize nutrients by way of strange chemical reactions. A. Scientists have found living in the extreme environment of the searingly hot, extremely acidic, and mostly oxygen-devoid lava of volcano Ojos del Salado microbes, which they are calling “extremophiles,” and have recently published in the journal Nature a paper discussing how these life forms have evolved to utilize nutrients by way of strange chemical reactions. B. In the searingly hot, extremely acidic, and mostly oxygen-devoid lava of volcano Ojos del Salado, scientists have found living in this extreme environment microbes, calling them “extremophiles;” they recently published a paper discussing how these life forms have evolved in the journal Nature, utilizing nutrients by way of strange chemical reactions. C. Scientists in the searingly hot, extremely acidic, and mostly oxygen-devoid lava of volcano Ojos del Salado have found microbes living in this extreme environment called “extremophiles,” and recently published a paper discussing how these life forms have evolved to utilize nutrients by way of strange chemical reactions in the journal Nature. D. In the journal Nature, scientists have found microbes calling them “extremophiles,” which live in the extreme environment of the searingly hot, extremely acidic, and mostly oxygen-devoid lava of volcano Ojos del Salado, publishing this in a paper that discusses how these life forms evolved to utilize nutrients by way of strange chemical reactions. E. Scientists have found microbes that they are calling “extremophiles” living in the searingly hot, extremely acidic, and mostly oxygen-devoid lava of volcano Ojos del Salado in a paper published in the journal Nature that discusses in this extreme environment how these life forms have evolved to utilize nutrients by way of strange chemical reactions.

A

SC Questions March - 30 :

Q1. Due to the lack of resources, the city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months.

A. Due to the lack of resources, the city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months.

B. The reason that the city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months is because of the lack of resources.

C. Because of the lack of resources, the city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months.

D. The city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months due to the lack of resources.

E. The lack of resources could have delayed the city’s fund-raising project by as much as four months.

Q2. Americans are unable to determine the provisions in their health care plans because they are opaque and complicated with several cryptic names; so tricky to determine in advance the health care costs for a procedure that University of New Hampshire has started offering education on health-care literacy.

A. they are opaque and complicated with several cryptic names; so tricky

B. of being opaque, complicated with several cryptic names, and so tricky

C. the plans being so opaque, complicated with several cryptic names, and it is

D. the plans are opaque and complicated with several cryptic names; so tricky it is

E. they are opaque, complicated, and with several cryptic names they are so tricky that

Originally posted by winterschool on 30 Mar 2023, 03:15.
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Q1. Dolphin sightings are common at Nine Mile beach. Usually dolphins avoid human beings, but sometimes they approach marine workers who offer them food. This has boosted the Nine Mile’s appeal to tourists, who once congregated at a neighboring beach. In order to further increase the beach’s popularity, therefore, marine workers have proposed implementing a permanent dolphin-feeding program. Which of the following, if true, most strongly calls into question the likelihood that implementation of the marine workers’ proposal will have the desired consequence? (A) A permanent dolphin-feeding program would likely raise the number of dolphins visible to tourists on any given day. (B) Business owners who depend on tourism are willing to pay most of the cost of implementing the program. (C) Nine Mile beach does not offer the same quality of swimming or surfing as do neighboring beaches, but tourists travel from around the world to scuba dive there. (D) Tourists are attracted to Nine Mile by the opportunity to see dolphins living in the wild, unlike at a nearby theme park, where the dolphins are fed by park employees. (E) Not all tourists who come to Nine Mile beach are interested in seeing dolphins.

D

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Q2. Studies conducted on the churchgoers of Vanticana reveal that a mere 15% of the churchgoers in their 30s but over 60% of them in their 40s commit themselves to regular volunteer work. Churchgoers in their 30s comprise a huge fraction of the churchgoers of Vanticana, but this statistic has not led the church officials to be pessimistic in their predictions. They anticipate that the percentage of churchgoers who do regular volunteer work will likely not be worse off in a decade than it is today. Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest grounds for the church officials’ prediction? A. Most churchgoers currently in their 30s who do not volunteer today did do volunteer work when they were younger. B. People in their 30s become progressively more religiously inclined as they mature and are therefore significantly more likely to sign up for regular volunteer work. C. The number of churches in the city of Vanticana and the attendance capacity of each church have been steadily increasing over the past few years and is expected to increase over the next couple of decades. D. The incentives to volunteer – a free meal and a token of appreciation – are fewer today than were 10 years ago. E. Even though a much larger proportion of the new churchgoers in Vanticana are likely to be younger in a few years than currently is, the new churchgoers are likely as dedicated to volunteering as the current lot is.

B

CR Questions March - 30 :

Q1. Britain is now rabies free. Nevertheless, Britain’s strict quarantine of imported domesticated animals, designed to prevent widespread outbreaks of rabies there, cannot succeed indefinitely in preventing such outbreaks. Bats, which are very susceptible to rabies, fly into Britain from continental Europe. Since wild bats cannot be quarantined, this policy cannot control rabies spread by wild bats.

Which one of the following is an argumentative strategy employed in the argument?

(A) trying to undermine support for a certain policy by pointing out that factors other than the policy itself could account for the results attributed to that policy

(B) raising a possible objection to a certain policy in order to show that the objection is in fact irrelevant to the particular situation the policy was designed to address

(C) providing evidence that because the officials charged with enforcing a certain policy often fail to perform their duty that policy is sure to have little effect

(D) showing that because a certain policy is not universally adopted that policy cannot accomplish what it was designed to do

(E) arguing that a certain policy is bound to fail because an event that is likely to defeat the aim of the policy falls outside the policy’s influence

Q2. A new silencing device for domestic appliances operates by producing sound waves that cancel out the sound waves produced by the appliance. The device, unlike conventional silencers, actively eliminates the noise the appliance makes, and for that reason vacuum cleaners designed to incorporate the new device will operate with much lower electricity consumption than conventional vacuum cleaners.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to explain why the new silencing device will make lower electricity consumption possible?

(A) Designers of vacuum cleaner motors typically have to compromise the motors’ efficiency in order to reduce noise production.

(B) The device runs on electricity drawn from the appliance’s main power supply.

(C) Conventional vacuum cleaners often use spinning brushes to loosen dirt in addition to using suction to remove dirt.

(D) Governmental standards for such domestic appliances as vacuum cleaners allow higher electricity consumption when vacuum cleaners are quieter.

(E) The need to incorporate silencers in conventional vacuum cleaners makes them heavier and less mobile than they might otherwise be.

Originally posted by winterschool on 30 Mar 2023, 13:40.
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Q1: E

Hey! Can u tell why some of the others not right, particularly D
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Hey! Can u tell why some of the others not right, particularly D

The GMAT does not like "due to", so typically it is incorrect. Plus, could is used as the past tense...
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Saakshi2407 wrote:
Hey! Can u tell why some of the others not right, particularly D

from argument we can find information about current lot - 30’s are less likely to interest in volunteer work. if this happens for future lot, than weakens conclusion. Also, we cant be sure which lot it indicates 30s or 40s. B states that 30s people are mor likely to do volunteer work as they age. so, we can say within 10 years 30’s people will be 40’s, and number of people work voluntarily will not decrease

Saakshi2407 wrote:
Hey! Can u tell why some of the others not right, particularly D

could you clarify which question you indicate

Viorik wrote:
The GMAT does not like "due to", so typically it is incorrect. Plus, could is used as the past tense...

it is not properly correct. you can compare "due to" as "caused by". replace "due to" and compare meaning. if meaning is not logical, you need to use "because". most of the time, this process is helpful

Originally posted by winterschool on 30 Mar 2023, 14:52.
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Q1. Due to the lack of resources, the city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months. A. Due to the lack of resources, the city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months. B. The reason that the city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months is because of the lack of resources. C. Because of the lack of resources, the city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months. D. The city’s fund-raising project could be delayed by as much as four months due to the lack of resources. E. The lack of resources could have delayed the city’s fund-raising project by as much as four months.

C

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Q2. Americans are unable to determine the provisions in their health care plans because they are opaque and complicated with several cryptic names; so tricky to determine in advance the health care costs for a procedure that University of New Hampshire has started offering education on health-care literacy. A. they are opaque and complicated with several cryptic names; so tricky B. of being opaque, complicated with several cryptic names, and so tricky C. the plans being so opaque, complicated with several cryptic names, and it is D. the plans are opaque and complicated with several cryptic names; so tricky it is E. they are opaque, complicated, and with several cryptic names they are so tricky that

D

SC Questions March - 31 :

Q1. Don’t forget telling Jane to call me about going to swim tomorrow because we are leaving early in the morning for Myrtle Beach.
a) telling Jane to call me about going to swim
b) to tell Jane that she needs to call me about to go swimming
c) about the telling of Jane to call me of going swimming
d) to tell Jane to call me about going swimming
e) telling Jane of calling me about to go swimming

Q2. In contrast to classical guitars, whose owners prefer the dulcet, rounded tones produced by nylon strings, folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound that only bronze or steel can create.

(A) folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound

(B) folk guitar owners prefer to get a sound that is bright and brassy

(C) with a folk guitar, the owner gets the preferably bright and brassy sound

(D) folk guitars produce a bright and brassy sound, which their owners prefer,

(E) folk guitars produce a preferred bright and brassy sound for their owners

Originally posted by winterschool on 31 Mar 2023, 03:14.
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Q1. Britain is now rabies free. Nevertheless, Britain’s strict quarantine of imported domesticated animals, designed to prevent widespread outbreaks of rabies there, cannot succeed indefinitely in preventing such outbreaks. Bats, which are very susceptible to rabies, fly into Britain from continental Europe. Since wild bats cannot be quarantined, this policy cannot control rabies spread by wild bats. Which one of the following is an argumentative strategy employed in the argument? (A) trying to undermine support for a certain policy by pointing out that factors other than the policy itself could account for the results attributed to that policy (B) raising a possible objection to a certain policy in order to show that the objection is in fact irrelevant to the particular situation the policy was designed to address (C) providing evidence that because the officials charged with enforcing a certain policy often fail to perform their duty that policy is sure to have little effect (D) showing that because a certain policy is not universally adopted that policy cannot accomplish what it was designed to do (E) arguing that a certain policy is bound to fail because an event that is likely to defeat the aim of the policy falls outside the policy’s influence

E

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Q2. A new silencing device for domestic appliances operates by producing sound waves that cancel out the sound waves produced by the appliance. The device, unlike conventional silencers, actively eliminates the noise the appliance makes, and for that reason vacuum cleaners designed to incorporate the new device will operate with much lower electricity consumption than conventional vacuum cleaners. Which one of the following, if true, most helps to explain why the new silencing device will make lower electricity consumption possible? (A) Designers of vacuum cleaner motors typically have to compromise the motors’ efficiency in order to reduce noise production. (B) The device runs on electricity drawn from the appliance’s main power supply. (C) Conventional vacuum cleaners often use spinning brushes to loosen dirt in addition to using suction to remove dirt. (D) Governmental standards for such domestic appliances as vacuum cleaners allow higher electricity consumption when vacuum cleaners are quieter. (E) The need to incorporate silencers in conventional vacuum cleaners makes them heavier and less mobile than they might otherwise be.

A

CR Questions March - 31 :

Q1. A low-pressure weather system is approaching Plainville; rainfall results from about 70 percent of such systems in the Plainville area. Moreover, the current season, spring, is the time of year in which thundershowers, which sometimes result from low-pressure systems, are most likely to occur in Plainville.

Knowing which one of the following, in addition to the information above, would be most useful for determining the probability that Plainville will have a thundershower soon?

(A) the percentage of thundershowers in Plainville that occur in the spring
(B) the percentage of spring rainfalls in Plainville that are thundershowers
(C) the percentage of thundershowers in Plainville that result from low-pressure systems
(D) whether low-pressure systems in other areas are associated with rainfall
(E) whether Plainville has more or fewer thundershowers each spring than do nearby towns

Difficulty - Hard

Q2. Seafood restaurants in Snare Island generally serve only fish caught in the waters around Snare Island since inhabitants are accustomed to the distinctive taste of Snare fish. Nevertheless, fishermen from Chinua, a nearby island, plan to sell Snare Island residents fish caught in Chinuan waters by selling at a lower price than that of Snare fish and marketing it as a low-fat alternative.

Which of the following, if true, casts most doubt on the viability of the plan by Chinua’s fishermen to sell their fish in Snare Island?

(A) Many of the species of fish caught by Snare Island fishermen and Chinuan fishermen are closely related.

(B) Consumers in Snare Island eat fish in restaurants about as often as do consumers in Chinua.

(C) At times in the past, Snare Island fishermen have sold much of their catch to buyers in Chinua.

(D) The warmer climate in Chinua allows Chinuan fishermen to harvest fish more months of the year than can Snare Island fishermen.

(E) Most Snare Island residents are not concerned about their diet and believe that locally-caught fish are low-fat.

Originally posted by winterschool on 31 Mar 2023, 12:09.
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Q1. Don’t forget telling Jane to call me about going to swim tomorrow because we are leaving early in the morning for Myrtle Beach. a) telling Jane to call me about going to swim b) to tell Jane that she needs to call me about to go swimming c) about the telling of Jane to call me of going swimming d) to tell Jane to call me about going swimming e) telling Jane of calling me about to go swimming

D

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Q2. In contrast to classical guitars, whose owners prefer the dulcet, rounded tones produced by nylon strings, folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound that only bronze or steel can create. (A) folk guitar owners prefer the bright and brassy sound (B) folk guitar owners prefer to get a sound that is bright and brassy (C) with a folk guitar, the owner gets the preferably bright and brassy sound (D) folk guitars produce a bright and brassy sound, which their owners prefer, (E) folk guitars produce a preferred bright and brassy sound for their owners

D

SC Questions April - 1 :

Q1. The caterpillar of the geometrid moth strikes when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed, after capturing its prey, holds the victim so that it cannot escape.

(A) strikes when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed,

(B) striking when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed, but

(C) which strikes when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed,

(D) which, striking when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed,

(E) strikes when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed and,

Q2. Unlike Franklin D. Roosevelt’s bootstrap program that helped to restart economic growth in the 1930s through public works, Ronald Reagan proposed a program of trickle-down economics to restart the economy.

(A) Franklin D. Roosevelt’s bootstrap program that helped

(B) Franklin D. Roosevelt and his bootstrap program which helped

(C) Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose bootstrap program helped

(D) the bootstrap program of Franklin D. Roosevelt that has helped

(E) Franklin D. Roosevelt and his bootstrap program helping

Originally posted by winterschool on 01 Apr 2023, 02:06.
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Q1. A low-pressure weather system is approaching Plainville; rainfall results from about 70 percent of such systems in the Plainville area. Moreover, the current season, spring, is the time of year in which thundershowers, which sometimes result from low-pressure systems, are most likely to occur in Plainville. Knowing which one of the following, in addition to the information above, would be most useful for determining the probability that Plainville will have a thundershower soon? (A) the percentage of thundershowers in Plainville that occur in the spring (B) the percentage of spring rainfalls in Plainville that are thundershowers (C) the percentage of thundershowers in Plainville that result from low-pressure systems (D) whether low-pressure systems in other areas are associated with rainfall (E) whether Plainville has more or fewer thundershowers each spring than do nearby towns Difficulty - Hard

B

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Q2. Seafood restaurants in Snare Island generally serve only fish caught in the waters around Snare Island since inhabitants are accustomed to the distinctive taste of Snare fish. Nevertheless, fishermen from Chinua, a nearby island, plan to sell Snare Island residents fish caught in Chinuan waters by selling at a lower price than that of Snare fish and marketing it as a low-fat alternative. Which of the following, if true, casts most doubt on the viability of the plan by Chinua’s fishermen to sell their fish in Snare Island? (A) Many of the species of fish caught by Snare Island fishermen and Chinuan fishermen are closely related. (B) Consumers in Snare Island eat fish in restaurants about as often as do consumers in Chinua. (C) At times in the past, Snare Island fishermen have sold much of their catch to buyers in Chinua. (D) The warmer climate in Chinua allows Chinuan fishermen to harvest fish more months of the year than can Snare Island fishermen. (E) Most Snare Island residents are not concerned about their diet and believe that locally-caught fish are low-fat.

E

CR Questions April- 1 :

Q1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established to protect workers from accidents and unsafe conditions on the job. There has actually been an increase in the number of jobrelated accidents under OSHA. This demonstrates the agency’s ineffectiveness.

Which of the following, if true concerning the period during which the increase occurred, most seriously weakens the argument above?

(A) A number of job categories, excluded from the jurisdiction of OSHA in the legislation originally establishing the agency, have continued to be outside OSHA’s jurisdiction.
(B) OSHA has been assigned a greater number of kinds of workplace activities to monitor.
(C) There has been an increase in the total number of people at work, and the ratio of work-related deaths and injuries to size of work force has fallen in OSHA-supervised occupations
(D) Regulations issued by OSHA have met with political criticism from elected officials and the mass media.
(E) The increase in job-related accidents has occurred mainly in a single job category, whereas the number of job-related accidents has remained approximately constant in other categories.

Q2. Patrick usually provides child care for six children. Parents leave their children at Patrick’s house in the morning and pick them up after work. At the end of each workweek, the parents pay Patrick at an hourly rate for the child care provided that week. The weekly income Patrick receives is usually adequate but not always uniform, particularly in the winter, when children are likely to get sick and be unpredictably absent.

Which of the following plans, if put into effect, has the best prospect of making Patrick’s weekly income both uniform and adequate?

(A) Pool resources with a neighbor who provides child care under similar arrangements, so that the two of them cooperate in caring for twice as many children as Patrick currently does.

(B) Replace payment by actual hours of child care provided with a fixed weekly fee based upon the number of hours of child care that Patrick would typically be expected to provide.

(C) Hire a full-time helper and invest in facilities for providing child care to sick children .

(D) Increase the hourly rate to a level that would provide adequate income even in a week when half of the children Patrick usually cares for are absent.

(E) Increase the number of hours made available for child care each day, so that parents can leave their children in Patrick’s care for a longer period each day at the current hourly rate .

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I was confused between C&D. Why not D and why C please explain
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I was confused between C&D. Why not D and why C please explain

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Q1. The caterpillar of the geometrid moth strikes when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed, after capturing its prey, holds the victim so that it cannot escape. (A) strikes when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed, (B) striking when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed, but (C) which strikes when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed, (D) which, striking when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed, (E) strikes when special tactile hairs on its body are disturbed and,

E

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Q2. Unlike Franklin D. Roosevelt’s bootstrap program that helped to restart economic growth in the 1930s through public works, Ronald Reagan proposed a program of trickle-down economics to restart the economy. (A) Franklin D. Roosevelt’s bootstrap program that helped (B) Franklin D. Roosevelt and his bootstrap program which helped (C) Franklin D. Roosevelt, whose bootstrap program helped (D) the bootstrap program of Franklin D. Roosevelt that has helped (E) Franklin D. Roosevelt and his bootstrap program helping

C

SC Questions April - 2 :

Q1. In the 1970s, it became evident that writing about someone else’s research was much easier for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves than it was to do their own research.

(A) that writing about someone else’s research was much easier for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves

(B) that for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves, it was much easier to write about someone else’s research

(C) that for social scientists wanting to make a quick name for themselves, writing about someone else’s research was much easier

(D) for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves that writing about someone else’s research was much easier

(E) for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves, writing about someone else’s research was much easier

Q2. Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer from what remained of the inscription that the priest Zonainos was buried in the crypt.

(A) Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer

(B) Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists had inferred

(C) Although it had been partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer

(D) Partially destroyed though it had been, the archaeologists had been able to infer

(E) Destroyed partially, the archaeologists were able to infer

Originally posted by winterschool on 02 Apr 2023, 01:47.
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Q1. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established to protect workers from accidents and unsafe conditions on the job. There has actually been an increase in the number of jobrelated accidents under OSHA. This demonstrates the agency’s ineffectiveness. Which of the following, if true concerning the period during which the increase occurred, most seriously weakens the argument above? (A) A number of job categories, excluded from the jurisdiction of OSHA in the legislation originally establishing the agency, have continued to be outside OSHA’s jurisdiction. (B) OSHA has been assigned a greater number of kinds of workplace activities to monitor. (C) There has been an increase in the total number of people at work, and the ratio of work-related deaths and injuries to size of work force has fallen in OSHA-supervised occupations (D) Regulations issued by OSHA have met with political criticism from elected officials and the mass media. (E) The increase in job-related accidents has occurred mainly in a single job category, whereas the number of job-related accidents has remained approximately constant in other categories.

C

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Q2. Patrick usually provides child care for six children. Parents leave their children at Patrick’s house in the morning and pick them up after work. At the end of each workweek, the parents pay Patrick at an hourly rate for the child care provided that week. The weekly income Patrick receives is usually adequate but not always uniform, particularly in the winter, when children are likely to get sick and be unpredictably absent. Which of the following plans, if put into effect, has the best prospect of making Patrick’s weekly income both uniform and adequate? (A) Pool resources with a neighbor who provides child care under similar arrangements, so that the two of them cooperate in caring for twice as many children as Patrick currently does. (B) Replace payment by actual hours of child care provided with a fixed weekly fee based upon the number of hours of child care that Patrick would typically be expected to provide. (C) Hire a full-time helper and invest in facilities for providing child care to sick children . (D) Increase the hourly rate to a level that would provide adequate income even in a week when half of the children Patrick usually cares for are absent. (E) Increase the number of hours made available for child care each day, so that parents can leave their children in Patrick’s care for a longer period each day at the current hourly rate .

B

CR Questions April- 2 :

Q1. In the past two years, the effects of the worldwide economic downturn have been felt in all corners of the economy. For example, data from the Crescent City furniture industry show that sales have decreased 12% compared to two years ago. Yet the banks who provide working capital to the furniture retailers report that, in the first year of the downturn, the proportion of credit they provided to the retailers that was repaid on time dropped sharply, while in the second year it returned to normal levels.
Question
Which one of the following, if true, most helps to explain the change in credit repayment reported?

A)The total dollar amount of the loans decreased slightly between the first year and the second.
B)New restrictions on the banking industry instituted since the economic downturn began have limited the number of loans banks can make to troubled borrowers.
C)The largest furniture chain in Crescent City slashed prices in the second year in order to stimulate sales.
D)Almost all of the most financially troubled furniture retailers went out of business at the end of the first year of the economic downturn.
E)Between the first and second years of the recession, wholesalers were forced to significantly raise the prices they charged to retailers.

Difficulty - Hard

Q2. Prolonged exposure to exceptionally violent or chaotic circumstances can cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in some individuals. Psychiatrists in Virginia indicate that the proportion of patients coming to them for treatment of symptoms related to PTSD has increased enormously over the previous five years. Thus, either Virginia has become a much more violent and chaotic place over the last fiver years or individuals are more sensitive to violence and chaos than they were five years ago.

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

A. The number of psychiatric practices in Virginia has not increased over the previous five years.

B. Individuals with PTSD are no more likely than other individuals to have other psychiatric disorders.

C. Individuals with PTSD are no more likely to seek diagnosis than they were five years ago.

D. Virginia is an exceptionally nonviolent and organised environment.

E. Individuals in Virginia do not live in violent and chaotic circumstances any more often now than they did five years ago.

Originally posted by winterschool on 02 Apr 2023, 12:45.
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Q1. In the 1970s, it became evident that writing about someone else’s research was much easier for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves than it was to do their own research. (A) that writing about someone else’s research was much easier for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves (B) that for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves, it was much easier to write about someone else’s research (C) that for social scientists wanting to make a quick name for themselves, writing about someone else’s research was much easier (D) for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves that writing about someone else’s research was much easier (E) for social scientists who wanted to make a quick name for themselves, writing about someone else’s research was much easier

B

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Q2. Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer from what remained of the inscription that the priest Zonainos was buried in the crypt. (A) Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer (B) Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists had inferred (C) Although it had been partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer (D) Partially destroyed though it had been, the archaeologists had been able to infer (E) Destroyed partially, the archaeologists were able to infer

C

SC Questions April - 3 :

Q1. In his 2005 email, Ray Ozzie now Microsoft’s CTO wrote a memo called ’Services Disruption’, a critical evaluation of the manner in which software business has been done today as well as envisioning of the software services industry that he perceives to be the future.

(A) a critical evaluation of the manner in which software business has been done today as well as envisioning

(B) critically evaluating the manner in which software business is done today as well as a vision

(C) a critical evaluation of the manner in which software business is done today as well as a vision

(D) critically evaluating the manner in which software business is done today as well as his own envisioning

(E) critical evaluating the manner of doing software business today and a vision as well

Q2. Officials at the California Department of Fish and Wildlife report that the rarity of the red abalone, a single-shelled edible mollusk found only in the west coast region of North America, attracts hundreds of divers to San Francisco every year, which has increased the number of poachers and mobilized an active black market for the prized creature.

A. found only in the west coast region of North America, attracts hundreds of divers to San Francisco every year, which has increased the number of poachers and mobilized

B. found only in the west coast region of North America, attracts hundreds of divers to San Francisco every year, and it has increased the number of poachers, mobilizing

C. that is found only in the west coast region of North America and that attracts hundreds of divers to San Francisco every year, increasing the number of poachers and mobilizing

D. found only in the west coast region of North America and attracting hundreds of divers to San Francisco every year, having increased the number of poachers and mobilized

E. found only in the west coast region of North America, attracts hundreds of divers to San Francisco every year, increasing the number of poachers and mobilizing

Originally posted by winterschool on 03 Apr 2023, 03:24.
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Q1. In the past two years, the effects of the worldwide economic downturn have been felt in all corners of the economy. For example, data from the Crescent City furniture industry show that sales have decreased 12% compared to two years ago. Yet the banks who provide working capital to the furniture retailers report that, in the first year of the downturn, the proportion of credit they provided to the retailers that was repaid on time dropped sharply, while in the second year it returned to normal levels. Question Which one of the following, if true, most helps to explain the change in credit repayment reported? A)The total dollar amount of the loans decreased slightly between the first year and the second. B)New restrictions on the banking industry instituted since the economic downturn began have limited the number of loans banks can make to troubled borrowers. C)The largest furniture chain in Crescent City slashed prices in the second year in order to stimulate sales. D)Almost all of the most financially troubled furniture retailers went out of business at the end of the first year of the economic downturn. E)Between the first and second years of the recession, wholesalers were forced to significantly raise the prices they charged to retailers. Difficulty - Hard

D

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Q2. Prolonged exposure to exceptionally violent or chaotic circumstances can cause Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in some individuals. Psychiatrists in Virginia indicate that the proportion of patients coming to them for treatment of symptoms related to PTSD has increased enormously over the previous five years. Thus, either Virginia has become a much more violent and chaotic place over the last fiver years or individuals are more sensitive to violence and chaos than they were five years ago. Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? A. The number of psychiatric practices in Virginia has not increased over the previous five years. B. Individuals with PTSD are no more likely than other individuals to have other psychiatric disorders. C. Individuals with PTSD are no more likely to seek diagnosis than they were five years ago. D. Virginia is an exceptionally nonviolent and organised environment. E. Individuals in Virginia do not live in violent and chaotic circumstances any more often now than they did five years ago.

C

CR Questions April- 3 :

Q1. Last month, a group of salespeople from a software firm attended a seminar on persuasive speaking. In the weeks following the seminar, the salespeople who attended the seminar have made more sales, on average, than those who did not attend the seminar. To increase sales, the sales manager plans to send the remaining salespeople to the same seminar next month.

Which of the following, if true, would most support the prediction that the sales manager’s plan will achieve its goal?

(A) Last month’s seminar focused solely on tactics relevant to the work at the particular company.

(B) Total company sales last month were higher than sales from the month prior to the seminar.

(C) To prepare for the seminar, the attending salespeople read a book on improving communication skills.

(D) Over the last month, the company’s sales were greater than the sales of its largest competitor.

(E) Invitations to last month’s seminar were not accepted solely by salespeople with above-average sales.

Q2. The Southfork Steel Company is in trouble. Since 1960 it has made guaranteed payments to retirees out of a pension fund paid into by current employees as a percentage of their salaries. The restructuring of the Southfork workforce, however, has meant that fewer employees are now needed to produce the same amount of work as in the days of the retired employees. Since current employees are unwilling to pay a larger percentage of their salaries into the pension system than their predecessors did, the pension fund will inevitably go bankrupt.

Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the conclusion in the passage that the pension fund will inevitably go bankrupt?

A. The pension fund is invested in a conservative portfolio of bonds and money market funds that perform, on average, slightly better than inflation.

B. Financial analysts have determined that, with current levels of payments into and out of the plan, the pension fund will remain solvent for at least another seven years.

C. If the company is bought or goes out of business, the payments to retirees from the pension funds are likely to become subject to arbitration by either the new owners or the bankruptcy trustees, in which case the “guaranteed” payments could be readjusted to lower levels, or possibly terminated.

D. The restructuring of the workforce has dramatically increased the efficiency of steel production at Southfork, resulting in substantially higher revenues per employee than in the past, and consequently much higher salaries.

E. Although the modern era is referred to as a “postindustrial” age, the worldwide demand for steel has never been higher.

Originally posted by winterschool on 03 Apr 2023, 12:57.
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Q1. Last month, a group of salespeople from a software firm attended a seminar on persuasive speaking. In the weeks following the seminar, the salespeople who attended the seminar have made more sales, on average, than those who did not attend the seminar. To increase sales, the sales manager plans to send the remaining salespeople to the same seminar next month. Which of the following, if true, would most support the prediction that the sales manager’s plan will achieve its goal? (A) Last month’s seminar focused solely on tactics relevant to the work at the particular company. (B) Total company sales last month were higher than sales from the month prior to the seminar. (C) To prepare for the seminar, the attending salespeople read a book on improving communication skills. (D) Over the last month, the company’s sales were greater than the sales of its largest competitor. (E) Invitations to last month’s seminar were not accepted solely by salespeople with above-average sales.

Should be E

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Q2. The Southfork Steel Company is in trouble. Since 1960 it has made guaranteed payments to retirees out of a pension fund paid into by current employees as a percentage of their salaries. The restructuring of the Southfork workforce, however, has meant that fewer employees are now needed to produce the same amount of work as in the days of the retired employees. Since current employees are unwilling to pay a larger percentage of their salaries into the pension system than their predecessors did, the pension fund will inevitably go bankrupt. Which of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the conclusion in the passage that the pension fund will inevitably go bankrupt? A. The pension fund is invested in a conservative portfolio of bonds and money market funds that perform, on average, slightly better than inflation. B. Financial analysts have determined that, with current levels of payments into and out of the plan, the pension fund will remain solvent for at least another seven years. C. If the company is bought or goes out of business, the payments to retirees from the pension funds are likely to become subject to arbitration by either the new owners or the bankruptcy trustees, in which case the “guaranteed” payments could be readjusted to lower levels, or possibly terminated. D. The restructuring of the workforce has dramatically increased the efficiency of steel production at Southfork, resulting in substantially higher revenues per employee than in the past, and consequently much higher salaries. E. Although the modern era is referred to as a “postindustrial” age, the worldwide demand for steel has never been higher.

Should be D

Originally posted by mysterymanrog on 04 Apr 2023, 00:59.
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