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# The fossil remains of the first flying vertebrates, the

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29 May 2014, 01:07
7-8 min.
All correct but 7, I was'nt sure if "waves" were referring to water or to waves of wind and didn´t know what "crests" meant :D
I guess I still have some way to go until I´m fluent in English
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19 Mar 2015, 08:26
9 minutes , 1 wrong.
Ques:1 wrong I got confused between B and D
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13 Jul 2016, 19:25
I used the process elimination for question 7, took a lot of re-glancing through the passage:
7. It can be inferred from the passage that some scientists believe that pterosaurs
(B) had sharp teeth for tearing food: No mention of their teeth in the passage
(C) were attacked and eaten by larger reptiles: No mention of pterosaur being prey to a specific predator
(D) had longer tails than many birds: Initially thought this was the correct ans, but glanced through the passage and no mention of pterosaurs tail as compared to birds
(E) consumed twice their weight daily to maintain their body temperature: This one is tricky too, passage does mention that pterosaurs were warm blooded, but Huxley does give a hypothesis for the same with no mention of pterosaurs feeding habit.

(A) lived near large bodies of water : By process of elimination, this is what I GUESSED and also thet fact that "high waves to channel updrafts" was mentioned towards the end of the passage. Very tricky to be a confident YES.
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13 Jul 2016, 19:26
I used the process elimination for question 7, took a lot of re-glancing through the passage:
7. It can be inferred from the passage that some scientists believe that pterosaurs
(B) had sharp teeth for tearing food: No mention of their teeth in the passage
(C) were attacked and eaten by larger reptiles: No mention of pterosaur being prey to a specific predator
(D) had longer tails than many birds: Initially thought this was the correct ans, but glanced through the passage and no mention of pterosaurs tail as compared to birds
(E) consumed twice their weight daily to maintain their body temperature: This one is tricky too, passage does mention that pterosaurs were warm blooded, but Huxley does give a hypothesis for the same with no mention of pterosaurs feeding habit.

(A) lived near large bodies of water : By process of elimination, this is what I GUESSED and also the fact that "high waves to channel updrafts" was mentioned towards the end of the passage. Very tricky to be a confident YES.
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14 Jul 2016, 01:12
Done.
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28 Jan 2017, 07:10
Good exercise. Took 13 min including reading passage and answering Q. Got 02 wrong.
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31 Mar 2017, 09:00
Took 12 mins and got 5/7.

Takeaway - In RC which involve lot of specific details, just get the overall structure and essence of each question and then get into specifics basis the question.

In the real GMAT we would have around 4 questions per RC... so definitely some details would never be asked in the question and hence a waste!!!
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01 Apr 2017, 07:37
Need explanation for question 5.
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11 Jun 2017, 22:04
I would like an explanation too. the only relevant part that would suggest the answer is A is "The anatomy of their wings suggests that they did not evolve into the class of birds." but this seems like quiet the inference

Need explanation for question 5.
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12 Jun 2017, 11:36
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I would like an explanation too. the only relevant part that would suggest the answer is A is "The anatomy of their wings suggests that they did not evolve into the class of birds." but this seems like quiet the inference

Need explanation for question 5.

The second hypothesis seems unlikely because large pterosaurs could not have landed in trees without damaging their wings

(A) They were unable to fold their wings when not in use.

Landing on trees means non usage of wings.
Since pterosaurs can NOT fold their wings, they end up damaging the same.

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