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Unformatted text preview: Practice Test #2 Critical Reasoning (68 Questions) 1. (24021-!-item-!-188;#058&000691) On Pacific islands, a newly arrived gecko species, the house gecko, is displacing the previously established mourning gecko in urban areas, but populations of the two species are more stable in rural areas far from human settlement. The house gecko does not attack the mourning gecko, but in areas where insects congregate it prevents the mourning gecko from feeding on them. Which of the following contributes most to an explanation of the difference between gecko populations in urban and rural areas? (A) In urban areas, geckos are valued because they eat so many insects. (B) Geckos defend territories against other members of the same species. (C) House geckos that arrive on islands are carried there in boats and planes. (D) In places where there are lighted buildings, insects tend to gather around the light. (E) Mourning geckos are all females and reproduce asexually, but house geckos reproduce sexually. 2. (24069-!-item-!-188;#058&000703) Downtown Villieu was once a flourishing business district, but most Villieu-area businesses are now located only in the suburbs. The office buildings downtown lack the modern amenities most business operators demand today. To lure more businesses downtown, Villieu officials plan to have several modern office buildings constructed and to offer reduced local tax rates to any business that leases space in a new downtown building. Which of the following, if true, most threatens the plan's likelihood of success? (A) Most of the businesses currently located in downtown Villieu have long-term leases on the space they occupy there. (B) The existing office buildings in downtown Villieu have, on average, a much higher vacancy rate than do office buildings in Villieu's suburbs. (C) The local tax rates in Villieu's suburbs are significantly lower than downtown Villieu's proposed rate for businesses that lease space in the new office buildings. (D) Most of the businesses that currently lease office space in downtown Villieu also lease office space in Villieu's suburbs. (E) With the new office buildings, downtown Villieu would have a greater amount of modern office space than any other downtown business district in the region. 3. (24117-!-item-!-188;#058&000708) Northern Air has dozens of flights daily into and out of Belleville Airport, which is highly congested. Northern Air depends for its success on economy and quick turnaround and consequently is planning to replace its large planes with Skybuses, whose novel aerodynamic design is extremely fuel efficient. The Skybus' fuel efficiency results in both lower fuel costs and design is extremely fuel efficient....
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