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QX: The primary purpose of the passage is to A. trace the evolution of a scientific theory from its roots in the early twentieth century B. present two different explanations for a geologic phenomenon and compare their merits C. discuss the reception of a scientific theory and offer an explanation for its rejection D. challenge a traditional explanation for a geologic phenomenon E. explain the mechanical basis of certain geologic phenomena Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q28: Some scientists contend that many species of dinosaur had a metabolism more like a warm-blooded mammal’s than a cold-blooded reptile’s. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q29: The Earth’s rivers constantly carry dissolved salts into its oceans. Clearly, therefore, by taking the resulting increase in salt levels in the oceans over the past hundred years and then determining how many centuries of such increases it would have taken the oceans to reach current salt levels from a hypothetical initial salt-free state, the maximum age of the Earth’s oceans can be accurately estimated. Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? 15
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q30: According to public health officials, in 1998 Massachusetts became the first state in which more babies were born to women over the age of thirty than under it. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q31: Emily Dickinson’s letters to Susan Huntington Dickinson were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumbering her letters to anyone else. A. Dickinson were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumbering B. Dickinson were written over a period that begins a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ended shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumber C. Dickinson, written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and that ends shortly before Emily’s death in 1886and outnumbering D. Dickinson, which were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother, ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, and outnumbering E. Dickinson, which were written over a period beginning a few years before Susan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in 1886, outnumber Answer:
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