Verbal.22 - Verbal-Q1 Although producer prices rose at an...

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Verbal: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q1: Although producer prices rose at an unexpectedly steep rate in September, analysts said that the increase resulted mostly from temporary factors and not necessarily foreshadowing that there would be a resurgence of inflation. A. factors and not necessarily foreshadowing that there would be B. factors and not necessarily that it foreshadowed C. factors and did not necessarily foreshadow D. factors, while not necessarily a foreshadowing of E. factors, while it did not necessarily foreshadow that there would be Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q2: Thelonious Monk, who was a jazz pianist and composer, produced a body of work both rooted in the stride-piano tradition of Willie (The Lion) Smith and Duke Ellington, yet in many ways he stood apart from the mainstream jazz repertory. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q3: In the late 1980’s, the population of sea otters in the North Pacific Ocean began to decline. Of the two plausible explanations for the decline—increased predation by killer whales or disease—disease is the more likely. After all, a concurrent sharp decline in the populations of seals and sea lions was almost certainly caused by a pollution-related disease, which could have spread to sea otters, whereas the population of killer whales did not change noticeably. Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the reasoning? 1
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q4 to Q6: Frazier and Mosteller assert that medical research could be improved by a move toward larger, simpler clinical Line trials of medical treatments. Currently, (5) researchers collect far more background information on patients than is strictly required for their trials—substantially more than hospitals collect—thereby escalating costs of data collection, storage, and (10) analysis. Although limiting information collection could increase the risk that researchers will overlook facts relevant to a study, Frazier and Mosteller contend
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