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Critical Reasoning

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Artistic success as an actor is directly dependent on how well an actor has developed his craft. This has been demonstrated by the discovery of a positive relationship between the number of classes taken by an actor and the number of professional productions in which the actor has appeared in the past two years.

Each of the following, if true, cast doubt on the author's argument about artistic success for actors EXCEPT:






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Music Industry executives have claimed that online file-sharing networks are significantly hurting their business because potential consumers are getting music for free that they would otherwise purchase. However, after file-sharing networks started to become popular, CD sales actually increased.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the apparent contradictions described above?






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Parents of high school students argue that poor attendance is the result of poor motivation. If students' attitudes improve, regular attendance will result. The administration, they believe, should concentrate less on making stricter attendance policies and more increasing students' learning.

Which of the following, if true, would most effectively weaken the parents' argument?





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A study of children's television-watching habits by the federal Department of Education found that children aged 7-10 who watched more than 25 hours of television per week performed worse in school than children of the same age who watched fewer than 25 hours of television per week. Therefore, parents of children aged 7-10 should prohibit their children from watching more than 25 hours of television per week.

Which of the following, if true, would be best to strengthen the argument above?





Data Sufficiency

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Directions

In each of the problems, a question is followed by two statements containing certain data. You are to determine whether the data provided by the statements is sufficient to answer the question.

Answer Choices
  • A. if statement (1) by itself is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (2) by itself is not;
  • B. if statement (2) by itself is sufficient to answer the question, but statement (1) by itself is not;
  • C: if statements (1) and (2) taken together are sufficient to answer the question, even though neither statement by itself is sufficient;
  • D. if either statement by itself is sufficient to answer the question;
  • E. if statements (1) and (2) taken together are not sufficient to answer the question, requiring more data pertaining to the problem
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If 2b - a2 = 18, what is the value of b?

(1) a2 = 1,156

(2) a > 0






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What is the value of the integer p?

(1) p is a prime number.

(2) 88  ≤  p  ≤  95






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If y > 0 , is x less than 0?

(1) xy = 16

(2) x - y = 6






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What is the value of x?

(1) x2 - 9 = 16

(2) 3x (x - 5) = 0






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If a coffee shop sold 600 cups of coffee, some of which were large cups and the remainder of which were small cups, what was the revenue that the coffee shop earned from the sale of coffee?

(1) The number of large cups sold was 3/5 the total number of small cups sold.

(2) The price of a small cup of coffee was $1.50.






Problem Solving

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A code is to be made by arranging 7 letters. Three of the letters used will be the letter A, two of the letters used will be the letter B, one of the letters used will be the letter C, and one of the letters used will be the letter D. If there is only one way to present each letter, how many different codes are possible?






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If a rectangular billboard has an area of 104 square feet and a perimeter of 42 feet, what is the length of each of the shorter sides?






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If x is an integer and 2.134 x 10x is less than 210,000, what is the greatest possible value for x?






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John spent 40 percent of his earnings last month on rent and 30 percent less than what he spent on rent to purchase a new dishwasher. What percent of last month's earnings did John have left over?






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If negative integers k and p are NOT both even, which of the following must be odd?






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Peter read P books last year, and Nikki read N books last year. If Peter read 35 more books than Nikki last year, which of the following reflects the relationship?






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If 2 is the remainder when m is divided by 5, what is the remainder when 3m is divided by 5?






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If 2 + 2/x = 3 - 3/x , then x =






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To fill and art exhibit, the students in an art course are assigned to create one epiece of artwork each in the following distribution: 13 are sculptures, 18 are oil paintings, 12 are watercolors and the remaining 10 pieces are mosaics. How many students are in the art class?






Reading Comprehension

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Directions: Answer the questions after reading through the passage. Base your answers on information that is either stated or implied in the passage then click to see the answers.

Passage

Prior to the nineteenth century, both human and animal populations were limited by the finite resources (such as food) to which they had access. When the enormous increases in prosperity ushered in by the Industrial Revolution essentially freed many Western nations from these constraints, scientists of the time expected Malthusian explosion in population. However, an inverse relationship between prosperity and reproduction was soon noted; the average size of families fell. The trend continues to this day and has spread to recently industrialized portions of the world.

Early biologists tried to explain the transition to smaller families by drawing comparisons to the animal world. Animals that have many young tend to live in hostile, unpredictable environments. Since the odds against any given offspring's survival are high, having many offspring increases the chance that at least one or two of them will survive. In contrast, animals that have fewer children but invest more resources in childrearing tend to live in stable, less hostile environments. While the young of these “high-investment” species enjoy the benefits of a relatively safe environment, they need to compete with animals whose young are equally unlikely to perish early in life. Therefore, the biologists observed, progeny that have acquired the skills they need to compete while sheltered by a family have an advantage over their less prepared competitors. By analogy, if people living in a prosperous environment produced only a few, pampered children, those children would outcompete the progeny of parents who had stretched their resources too widely.

Critics of this theory argue that there are limitations in conflating animal and human behavior. They argue instead that changes in social attitudes are adequate to explain this phenomenon. To a family in a society that is tied to the land, a large number of children is a great boon. They increase family income by being put to work early, and usually some can be persuaded to care for their parents into old age. As a society becomes richer, and as physical labor becomes less important, education may extend into the early twenties, making children economically unattractive as they now consume family assets rather than produce them. Meanwhile, plans such as pensions and Social Security mitigate the need for children to care for their parents into their dotage.

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The primary purpose of the passage is to






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According to the passage, which of the following is true of a Malthusian explosion on population?






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The last paragraph performs which of the following functions in the passage?






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The passage mentions each of the following as a possible reason average family size might fall in recently industrialized nations EXCEPT:






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The information in the passage suggests that which of the following animals would be most likely to have many young?






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The author mentions a decrease in the importance of physical labor (line 28) in order to






Sentence Correction

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Directions: The following questions consist of sentences that are either partly or entirely underlined. Select the answer choice that represents the best revision of the underlined text. Choice A duplicates the original version. If the original seems better than any of the revisions, then choose it.
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The activism of state citizens, who have demanded safer road conditions as well as stiffer penalties for intoxicated drivers, have lead to a significant decrease in the number of traffic accidents.






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States now have an incentive to lower the blood alcohol level that constitutes drunk driving by a federal law that withholds highway funds from those states that don't enforce the applicable standard.






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Unlike other primates, which are born with fully formed craniums, a newborn human baby's cranium consists of eight bones that take years to fuse together fully, allowing the brain to grow much larger during those early years.






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With a boiling temperature of -195.8 degrees Celsius, nitrogen composes approximately 78 percent of the volume of the atmosphere.






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Because women buy approximately 80 percent of ties sold in the United States, they are often displayed near perfume or women's clothing departments.