**Take the GMAT exercise - **
November 2nd, 2011
Question 1. Sentence Correction
Direction: Correct the underlined part
The Product Liability Act would prohibit a victim of defective products to recover money from the manufacturer unless they can prove that the manufacturer knew that the product was defective.
A. a victim of defective products to recover money from the manufacturer unless they can prove
B. that a victim of defective products should recover money from the manufacturer unless he or she can prove
C. the victim of a defective product from recovering money from the manufacturer unless he or she can prove
D. victims of defective products from the recovery of money from a manufacturer unless it can be proved
E. victims of defective products that they shall recover money from the manufacturers unless it can be proved
●Question 2. Critical Reasoning
The excessive number of safety regulations that the federal government has placed on industry poses more serious hardships for big businesses than for small ones. Since large companies do everything on a more massive scale, they must alter more complex operations and spend much more money to meet governmental requirements.
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the argument above?
A. Small companies are less likely than large companies to have the capital reserves for improvements.
B. The operations of small companies frequently rely on the same technologies as the operations of large companies.
C. Safety regulation codes are uniform, established without reference to size of company.
D. Large companies typically have more of their profits invested in other businesses than do small companies.
E. Large companies are in general more likely than small companies to diversify their markets and products.
●Question 3. Data Sufficiency
Directions: In this problem, a question is followed by two statements containing certain data. You are to determine whether the data provided by the statements are sufficient to answer the question. Choose the correct answer based upon the statement’s data and your knowledge of mathematics.
If p, q, r are integers, what is the value of p?
1) p, q, r are consecutive integers
2) r-2 = p
A. statement 1 alone is sufficient, but statement 2 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
B. statement 2 alone is sufficient, but statement 1 alone is not sufficient to answer the question
C. both statements taken together are sufficient to answer the question, but neither statement alone is sufficient
D. each statement alone is sufficient
E. statements 1 and 2 together are not sufficient, and additional data is needed to answer the question
●Question 4. Problem Solving
At a certain college there are twice as many English majors as History majors and three times as many English majors as Math majors. what is the ratio of the number of History majors to the number of Math majors?
A. 1:2 B. 2:3 C. 3:4 D. 3:2 E. 2:1
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●Answer to Q1: C
This question is asking the idiom of the verb ‘prohibit’, which is followed by ‘an object + gerund’ or ‘a noun or gerund’. So, both ‘to recover’ in A and ‘the recovery of’ in D should be changed into ‘recovering’. In addition, the pronoun ‘they’ in A is wrong because it is used to refer to ‘a victim’. And also the expressions in B and E can’t be placed next to the verb ‘prohibit’ in terms of the idiom. Therefore, the answer is C.
●Answer to Q2: A
The statement assumes that small businesses have a certain amount of money to meet governmental requirements. Based on this assumption, it is saying that large companies, which do everything on a more massive scale, will have more serious hardships because they should spend more money to meet governmental requirements. So, if an answer choice mentions that small businesses don’t have the capital reserves to meet the same governmental requirements, it is the right one that attacks directly the given assumption. That is the answer choice of A.
●Answer to Q3: E
In original condition, Because the number of variables is 3, the possible answer is E, 1) & 2) p=3, q=4,r=5/ p=4, q=5, r=6 NOT unique, NOT sufficient, therefore the best answer is E.
●Answer to Q4: D
Let english:E, history:H, math:M, then E=2H, E=3M, H=E/2, M=E/3, ratio H to M=H:M=E/2:E/3=3:2, therefore the best answer is D |