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-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q34: The primary purpose of the passage is to A. criticize firms for engaging in the practice of downsizing B. analyze the negative economic impact of downsizing on firms C. offer an alternative to a traditional explanation for the occurrence of downsizing D. chronicle how perceptions of downsizing have changed over time E. provide evidence disputing the prevalence of downsizing Answer: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q35: The passage suggests that downsizing’s mythic properties can be beneficial to a downsizing firm because these properties -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q36: The passage suggests which of the following about the claim that a firm will become more efficient and competitive by downsizing? -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- QX: According to the passage, the “key actors” (line 34) view a firm’s downsizing activities as an indication of the firm’s 17
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------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q37: Escalating worldwide demand for corn has led to a sharp increase in the market price of corn, and corn prices are likely to remain high. Corn is extensive used as feed for livestock, and because profit margins are tight in the livestock business, many farmers are expected to leave the business. With fewer suppliers, meat prices will surely rise. Nonetheless, observers expect an immediate short-term decrease in meat prices. Which of the following, if true, most helps to justify the observers’ expectation? A. The increase in corn prices is due more to a decline in the supply of corn than to a growth in demand for it. B. Generally, farmers who are squeezed out of the livestock business send their livestock to market much earlier than they otherwise would. C. Some people who ate meat regularly in the past are converting to diets that include little or no meat. D. As meat prices rise, the number of livestock producers is likely to rise again. E. Livestock producers who stay in the business will start using feed other than corn more extensively than they did in the past. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q38: Journalist: Well-known businessman Arnold Bergeron has long been popular in the state, and he has often talked about running for governor, but he has never run. However, we have just learned that Bergeron has fulfilled the financial disclosure requirement for
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