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Q14: The single-family house constructed by the Yana, a Native American people who lived in what is now northern California, was conical in shape, its framework of poles overlaid with slabs of bark, either cedar or pine, and banked with dirt to a height of three to four feet. A. banked with dirt to a height of B. banked with dirt as high as that of C. banked them with dirt to a height of D. was banked with dirt as high as E. was banked with dirt as high as that of Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q15 to Q18: Behavior science courses should be gaining prominence in business school curricula. Recent theoretical Line work convincingly shows why behav- (5) ioral factors such as organizational culture and employee relations are among the few remaining sources of sustainable competitive advantage in modern organizations. Furthermore, 20
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(10) empirical evidence demonstrates clear linkages between human resource (HR) practices based in the behavioral sciences and various aspects of a firm’s financial success. (15) Additionally, some of the world’s most successful organizations have made unique HR practices a core element of their overall business strategies. Yet the behavior sciences (20) are struggling for credibility in many business schools. Surveys show that business students often regard behavioral studies as peripheral to the mainstream business curriculum. (25) This perception can be explained by the fact that business students, hoping to increase their attractiveness to prospective employers, are highly sensitive to business norms and (30) practices, and current business practices have generally been moving away from an emphasis on understanding human behavior and toward more mechanistic organiza- (35) tional models. Furthermore, the status of HR professionals within organizations tends to be lower than that of other executives. Students’ perceptions would (40) matter less if business schools were not increasingly dependent on external funding—form legislatures, businesses, and private foundations— for survival. Concerned with their (45) institutions’ ability to attract funding, administrators are increasingly tar- geting low-enrollment courses and degree programs for elimination. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q15: The primary purpose of the passage is to 21
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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q16: The author of the passage mentions “empirical evidence” (line 10) primarily in order to A. question the value of certain commonly used HR practices B. illustrate a point about the methodology behind recent theoretical work in the behavioral sciences C. support a claim about the importance that business schools should place on courses in the behavioral sciences D. draw a distinction between two different factors that affect the financial success of
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