Q24 the author of the passage discusses productivity

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Q24: The author of the passage discusses productivity in the retail industry in the first paragraph primarily in order to A. suggest a way in which IT can be used to create a competitive advantage B. provide an illustration of the “productivity paradox” 27
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C. emphasize the practical value of the introduction of IT D. cite an industry in which productivity did not stagnate during the 1980’s E. counter the argument that IT could potentially create competitive advantage Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q25: According to the passage, most pre-1990 literature on businesses’ use of IT included which of the following? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q26: Healthy lungs produce a natural antibiotic that protects them from infection by routinely killing harmful bacteria on airway surfaces. People with cystic fibrosis, however, are unable to fight off such bacteria, even though their lungs produce normal amounts of the antibiotic. The fluid on airway surfaces in the lungs of people with cystic fibrosis has an abnormally high salt concentration; accordingly, scientists hypothesize that the high salt concentration is what makes the antibiotic ineffective. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the scientists’ hypothesis? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q27: In April 1997, Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted an all-day White House scientific conference on new findings that indicates a child’s acquiring language, thinking, and emotional skills as an active process that may be largely completed before age three. 28
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