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verbal section of Graduate management admission test level 2

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Question 1.

In the normal course of events, John will graduate high school and enter college in two years.

(A)

John will graduate high school and enter

(B)

John will graduate from high school and enter

(C)

John will be graduated from high school and enter

(D)

John will be graduated from high school and enter into

(E)

John will have graduated high school and enter

Question 2.

The daily journey from his home to his office takes John Bond on average an hour and 35 minutes by car. A friend has told him of a different route that is longer in mileage, but will only take an hour and a quarteron average, because it contains stretches of roads where it is possible to drive at higher speeds.

John Bond's only consideration apart from the time factor is the cost, and he calculates that his car will consume 10% less gasoline if he takes the suggested new route. John decides to take the new route for the next two weeks as an experiment.

If the above were the only other considerations, which one of the following may have an effect on the decision John has made?

(A)

Major road work is begun on the shorter (in distance) route, which holds up traffic for an extra 10 minutes. The project will take six months, but after it, the improvements will allow the journey to be made in half an hour less than at present.

(B)

There is to be a strike at local gas stations and the amount of gasoline drivers may purchase may be rationed.

(C)

John finds a third route which is slightly longer then his old route, but shorter than the suggested route.

(D)

The old route passes the door of a work colleague, who without a ride, would have to go to work by bus.

(E)

None of the above.

Question 3.

All elephants are gray.

And all mice are gray.

Therefore, I conclude that all elephants are mice.

The argument above are invalid because

(A)

the writer bases her argument on another argument that contains circular reasoning.

(B)

the writer has illogically classified two disparate groups together when there is no relationship between them, except that they both have the same attribute.

(C)

the writer has made a mistaken analogy between two dissimilar qualities.

(D)

the writer has used a fallacy which involves the ambiguous description of animals by their color.

(E)

the writer has failed to express her reasoning fully.

Question 4.

Sally overslept. Therefore, she did not eat breakfast. She realized that she was late for school, so sh ran as fast as she could and did not see a hole in the ground which was in her path. She tripped and broke her ankle. She was then taken to the hospital and while lying in bed was visited by her friend, who wanted to know why she had got up so late.

Which of the following conclutions can be made from the above passage?

(A)

Because Sally did not eat her breakfast, she broke her ankle.

(B)

Sally's friend visited her in the hospital because she wanted to know why she was late for school.

(C)

Sally did not notice the hole because she overslept.

(D)

Sally broke her ankle because she went to bed late the previous night.

(E)

Sally's broken ankle meant she did not go to school that day.

Question 5.

The owners of a local supermarket have decided to make use of three now-redundant checkout counters. They believe that they will attract those customers who lately have been put off by the long checkout lines during the mid-morning and evening rush hours. The owners have concluded that in order to be successful, the increased revenue from existing and added counters will have to be more than the increase in maintenance costs for the added counters.

The underlying goal of the owners can be summarized thus:

(A)

To improve services to all customers.

(B)

To attract people who have never been to the store.

(C)

To make use of the redundant counters.

(D)

To keep maintenance costs on the added counters as low as possible.

(E)

To increase monthly profits.

Question 6.

The cost of housing in many parts of the United States has become so excessive that many young couples, with above-average salaries, can only afford small apartments. Mortgage commitments are so huge that they can not consider the possibility of starting a family. A new baby would probably mean either the mother or father giving up a well-paid position. The lack of or great cost of child-care facilities precludes the return of both parents to work.

Which of the following adjustments could practically be made to the situation described above which would allow young couples to improve their housing prospects?

(A)

Encourage couples to remain childless.

(B)

Encourage couples to have one child only.

(C)

Encourage couples to postpone starting their families until a later age than previously acceptable to society.

(D)

Encourage young couples to move to cheaper areas of the United States.

(E)

Encourage fathers to remain at home while mothers return to work.

Question 7.

With the exception of Frank and I, everyone in the class finished the assignment before the bell rang.

(A)

Frank and I, everyone in the class finished

(B)

Frank and me, everyone in the class finished

(C)

Frank and I, everyone in the class had finished

(D)

Frank and I, everyone in the class had finished

(E)

Frank and me everyone in the class finished

Question 8.

Many middle-class individuals find that they cannot obtain good medical attention, despite they need it badly.

(A)

despite they need it badly

(B)

despite they badly need it

(C)

in spite of they need it badly

(D)

however much they need it

(E)

therefore, they need it badly

Question 9.

Unless new reserves are found soon, the world's supply of coal is being depleted in such a way that with demand continuing to grow at present rates, reserves will be exhausted by the year 2050.

Which of the following, if true, will most weaken the above argument?

(A)

There has been a slowdown in the rate of increase in world demand for coal over the last 5 years from 10% to 5%.

(B)

It has been known for many years that there are vast stocks of coal under Antarctica which have yet to be economically exploited.

(C)

Oil is being used increasingly in place of coal for many industrial and domestic uses.

(D)

As coal resourses are depleted more anf more marginal supplies, which are more costly to produce and less efficient in use are being mined.

(E)

None of the above.

Question 10.

In accordance with their powers, many state authorities are introducing fuoridation of drinking water. This follows the conclusion of 10 years of research that the process ensures that children and adults receive the required intake of fluoride that will strengthen teeth. The maximum level has been set at one part per million. However, there are many who object, claiming that fluoridation removes freedom of choice.

Which of the following will weaken the claim of the proponents of fluoridation?

(A)

Fluoridation over a certain prescribed level has been shown to lead to a general weakening of teeth.

(B)

There is no record of the long-term effects of drinking fluoridated water.

(C)

The people to be affected by fluoridation claim that they have not had sufficient opportunity to voice their views.

(D)

Fluoridation is only one part of general dental health.

(E)

Water already contains natural fluoride.

Question 11.

When one eats in the restaurant, you often find that the prices are high and that the food is poorly prepared.

(A)

When one eats in the restaurant, you often find

(B)

When you eats in the restaurant, you often finds

(C)

As you eats in the restaurant, you often find

(D)

If you eats in the restaurant, you often find

(E)

When one ate in the restaurant, he often found

Question 12.

Ever since the bombing, there has been much opposition from they who maintain that it was an unauthorized war.

(A)

from they who maintain that it was an unauthorized war.

(B)

from they who maintain that it had been an unauthorized war.

(C)

from those who maintain that it was an unauthorized war.

(D)

from they maintaining that it was unauthorized.

(E)

from they maintaining that it had been unauthorized.

Question 13.

I am not to eager to go to this play because it did not get good reviews.

(A)

I am not to eager to go to this play because it did not get good reviews.

(B)

because of its poor reviews, I am not to eager to go to this play.

(C)

because of its poor revues, I am not to eager to go to this play.

(D)

I am not to eager to go to this play because the critics did not give it good reviews.

(E)

I am not too eager to go to this play because of its poor reviews.

Question 14.

In 1980, global service exports totaled about $370 billion, approximately 20 percent of world trade. Still, no coherent system of rules, principles, and procedures exists to govern trade in services.

Which of the following best summarizes the argument?

(A)

Regulatory systems lag behind reality.

(B)

A regulatory system ought to reflect the importance of service exports.

(C)

World trade totaled $1850 billion in 1980.

(D)

Service trade legislation is a veritable wasteland.

(E)

While trade legislation exists, it is uncoordinated.

Question 15.

It was decided by us that the emphasis would be placed on the results that might be attained.

(A)

It was decided by us that the emphasis would be placed on the results that might be attained.

(B)

We decided that the emphasis would be placed on the results that might be attained.

(C)

We decided to emphasize the results that might be attained.

(D)

We decided to emphasize the results we might attain.

(E)

It was decided that we would place emphasis on the results that might be attained.

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