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Unformatted text preview: D. The second paragraph examines the scope of a problem presented in the first paragraph. E. The second paragraph discusses the contradictions inherent in a relationship described in the first paragraph. Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q36: Which of the following can be inferred about supplier partnerships, as they are described in the passage? A. They cannot be sustained unless the goods or services provided are available from a large number of suppliers. B. They can result in purchasers paying more for goods and services than they would in a competitive-bidding situation. C. They typically are instituted at the urging of the supplier rather than the purchaser. D. They are not feasible when the goods or services provided are directly related to the purchasers’ end products. E. They are least appropriate when the purchasers’ ability to change suppliers is limited. Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q37: According to the passage, which of the following factors distinguishes an indirect purchase from other purchases? A. The ability of the purchasing company to subject potential suppliers of the purchased item to competitive scrutiny B. The number of suppliers of the purchased item available to the purchasing company C. The methods of negotiation that are available to the purchasing company D. The relationship of the purchased item to the purchasing company’s end product E. The degree of importance of the purchased item in the purchasing company’s business operations Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q38: Retail sales rose 8/10 of 1 percent in August, intensifying expectations that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of the 1.4 percent growth rate in personal spending for the previous quarter. A. that personal spending in the July-September quarter more than doubled that of 33 B. that personal spending in the July-September quarter would more than double C. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it more than doubled D. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, more than doubling that of E. of personal spending in the July-September quarter, that it would more than double that of Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q39: Which of the following most logically completes the passage below? Heavy rains during Centralia’s corn planting season prevented some farmers there from planting corn. It is now the planting season for soybeans, another of Centralia’s principal crops, and those fields originally intended for corn are dry enough for planting....
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