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quantitative and verbal practice sections Sample test 2 Barron's Gmat

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Question 1.

I don't know as I concur with your decision to try and run for office

(A)

as I concur with your decision to try and

(B)

that I concur in your decision to try to

(C)

as I concur in your decision to try and

(D)

that I concur in your decision to try, to

(E)

as I concur with your decision to try, to

Question 2.

Jones, the president of the union and who is also a member of the community group, will be in charge of the negotiations

(A)

who is also a member of the community group

(B)

since he is a member of the community group

(C)

a member of the community group

(D)

also being a member of the community group

(E)

in addition, who is a member of the community group

Question 3.

A local garbage disposal company increased its profitability even though it reduced its prices in order to attract new customers. This was made possible through the use of automated trucks, thereby reducing the number of workers needed per truck. The company also switched from a concentration on household hauling to a concentration on commercial hauling. As a result of its experience, company management planned to replace all its old trucks and increase the overall size of the truck fleet, doubling hauling capacity.

The company's plan, as outlined above, takes into consideration each of the following except

(A)

Commercial clients have more potential than household customers

(B)

The demand for garbage removal services is sensitive to price

(C)

Demand for garbage removal services would increase in the future

(D)

Doubling of capacity would not necessitate a substantial increase in the workforce

(E)

Doubling of capacity would not cause bottlenecks, leading to a decrease in productivity

Question 4.

Every town with a pool hall has its share of unsavory characters. This is because the pool hall attracts gamblers and all gamblers are unsavory.

Which of the following, if true, cannot be inferred from the above?

(A)

All gamblers are unsavory

(B)

All pool halls attract gamblers

(C)

Every town has unsavory characters

(D)

All gamblers are attracted by pool halls

(E)

An explanation of what attracts gamblers

Question 5.

In an August 2000 poll, 36 percent of voters called themselves Republican or said they were independents leaning toward being Republicans. In November 2004, the Republican figure rose to 47 percent. But in a later survey, the Republicans were down to 38 percent. Therefore, the Democrats are likely to win the next election.

Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the above conclusion?

(A)

Republicans were a minority in 2004, but a Republican president was elected.

(B)

People tend to switch their votes at the last minute.

(C)

People vote for the best candidate, not for a political party.

(D)

No one can predict how people will vote

(E)

It has been shown that 85% of Republicans vote in an election, compared to 50% of the Democrats.

Question 6.

Average family income is right where it was 20 years ago, even though in most families these days, both husbands and wives are working.

The above statement implies all of the following except

(A)

Even though nominal family income may have increased, inflation has risen at an equal rate

(B)

More husbands and wives are working today than 20 years ago.

(C)

It was more prevalent for only one spouse to work 20 years ago than it is today.

(D)

Wives earn more than husbands today.

(E)

The price level was lower 20 years ago.

Question 7.

The instructor told the student to hold the club lightly, keeping his eye on the ball, and drawing the club back quickly,but that too much force should not be used on the downward stroke.

(A)

to hold the club lightly, keeping his eye on the ball, and drawing the club back quickly,but that too much force should not be used

(B)

to hold the club lightly, keep his eye on the ball, and drawing the club back quickly,but that too much force should not be used

(C)

to hold the club lightly, keep his eye on the ball, and draw the club quickly back, and not use too much force

(D)

to hold the club lightly, keep his eye on the ball,draw the club back quickly, and that too much force should not be used

(E)

he should hold the club lightly, keeping his eye on the ball, and drawing the club back quickly, and not using too much force

Question 8.

The horse, ridden by the experienced jockey with the broken leg, had to be destroyed

(A)

horse, ridden by the experienced jockey with the broken leg, had

(B)

horse ridden by the experienced jockey with the broken leg had

(C)

horse with the broken leg ridden by the experienced, jockey, had

(D)

horse with the broken leg ridden by the experienced jockey, had

(E)

horse with the broken leg, ridden by the experienced jockey, had

Question 9.

If x + y + z + w = 15, then at least k of the number x, y, z, w must be positive, where k is

(A)

0

(B)

1

(C)

2

(D)

3

(E)

4

Question 10.

if you test 2 different lightbulbs from a box of 100 bulbs that contains 1 defective bulb what is the probability that both lightbulbs that you test are defective?

(A)

0

(B)

0,0001

(C)

\({1 \over 9,900}\)

(D)

0,01

(E)

\({1 \over 99}\)

Question 11.

A company can sell 100x machine parts if it charges 10 - 0.1x dollars for each machine part. How many machine parts can the company sell if it charges $4.00 for each machine part?

(A)

6

(B)

9.6

(C)

60

(D)

960

(E)

6,000

Question 12.

A car goes 15 miles on a gallon of gas when it is driven at 50 miles per hour. When the car is driven at 60 miles per hour it only goes 80 percent as far. How many gallons of gas will it take to travel 120 miles driving at 60 miles per hour?

(A)

2

(B)

6.4

(C)

8

(D)

9.6

(E)

10

Question 13.

Train X leaves New York at 1 A.M. and travels east at a speed of x miles per hour. If train Z leaves New York at 2 A.M. and travels east, at what rate of speed will train Z have to travel in order to catch train X at exactly 5:30 A.M.?

(A)

(\({5 \over 6}\))

(B)

(\({9\over 8}\))x

(C)

(\({6 \over 5}\))x

(D)

(\( {9 \over 7}\))x

(E)

(\( {3 \over 2}\))x

Question 14.

A company makes a profit of 6 percent on its first $1,000 of sales each day, and 5 percent on all sales in excess of $1,000 for that day. How many dollars in profit will the company make on a day when sales are S dollars if S is greater than 1,000?

(A)

0.05S

(B)

0.06S

(C)

110

(D)

10 + 0.05S

(E)

60 + 0.05S

Question 15.

How many pounds of fertilizer that is 10 percent nitrogen must be added to 12 pounds of fertilizer that is 20 percent nitrogen so that the resulting mixture is 18 percent nitrogen?

(A)

3

(B)

6

(C)

12

(D)

24

(E)

48

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