Mixed Verbal Quiz 12a 2x
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- Question 1 of 18
Because the financial review covered only the fiscal years of July 1992 through June 1994, so the investigators were unable to determine the extent of possibly earlier overpayments.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 2 of 18
Child care already a solid part of the employee benefits package at many companies, more businesses are focusing on a newer family benefit known as elder care, services for older dependents.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 3 of 18
From 1965 to 1988, spending on food in the United States climbed 46 percent. But over that same period, spending on food to be consumed at home — purchased mainly from supermarkets — grew by only 20 percent.
Which of the following statements about the period from 1965 to 1988 in the United States is best supported by the statements above?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 4 of 18
Pulsars are generally believed to be fast-spinning neutron stars to be located by the pulsating radio waves it emits.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 5 of 18
Department Store Manager: Since 1985, when our department store enjoyed its highest sales figures ever, customers have increasingly turned to mail-order merchants for clothing and household appliances. We plan to halt this trend by reorganizing those departments in our store, simplifying our displays, and making individual items easier to find.
Which of me following, if true, most strengthens the viability of the department store’s plan?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 6 of 18
Several airlines have recently intensified their fierce competition for business by offering tickets that, if purchased 2 days in advance, cost as much as 40 percent less than the heretofore lowest-priced “super-saver” tickets, which require a 30-day advance purchase. The airlines’ long-term gains from tickets bought under this new plan will be enormous because, unlike earlier discount tickets, these are not refundable.
The author assumes which of the following about discounted airline tickets in predicting long-term gains in airline revenue?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 7 of 18
The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970’s.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 8 of 18
Before becoming head of the department of surgery at Howard University, Dr. Charles Drew discovered that blood plasma, which keeps for months, can be used in transfusions to replace whole blood, which deteriorates in a few days when stored.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 9 of 18
A recent report shows that over the last five years many banks have more than doubled fees for automated teller machine withdrawals even with the cost of the machines being less for banks for each transaction than a teller does.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 10 of 18
The mastodon, a large mammal resembling today’s elephant, became extinct at the end of the Ice Age. Scientists once attributed the mastodon’s extinction to the disappearance of evergreen forests at the end of the Ice Age. More recently, however, scientists have rejected that theory, hypothesizing instead that the mastodon’s extinction was caused by the draining of glacial wetlands.
Which of the following, if recently discovered, would help to account for the change in the accepted explanation of the mastodon’s extinction?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 11 of 18
Mr. Mead: Turning this subway system over to private ownership will surely not make it financially viable. After all, the reason the system is now government-owned is precisely that in 1979 its original private owners went bankrupt operating it.
Ms. Gallis: But remember that government price controls were keeping fares unreasonably low in the 1970’s.
Of the following, the best assessment of the logical role played by Ms. Gallis’ response is that her responseCorrectIncorrect
- Question 12 of 18
To force a person to retire solely because they have reached a certain arbitrary age is like denying a person a job because of sex, race, or religion.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 13 of 18
The European Economic Community exported just under $400 billion in goods in 1988, sixty percent more than the United States did and nearly twice as much as Japan’s exports.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 14 of 18
Editor: We use the computer to check the length of our articles, but surprisingly there is good reason to believe that the word count it provides is inaccurate. Several times when an article’s words were carefully counted by our most reliable copy editor, the resulting count differed from the count the computer gave.
The editor’s reasoning relies on which of the following assumptions?CorrectIncorrect
- Question 15 of 18
Unlike the low status accorded the craftwork of many women settlers in the nineteenth-century American West, Native American women of the Plains tribes often received public recognition, wealth, and prestige for their craftwork.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 16 of 18
People who live unusually long tend to have been lean young adults who went on to gain approximately one pound every year, so lean young adults can improve their chances of living a long life by gaining about a pound every year.
A flaw in the argument above is that itCorrectIncorrect
- Question 17 of 18
This fall two out of five households in the United States will harvest some of their own food from a vegetable garden in backyards and city lots.CorrectIncorrect
- Question 18 of 18
Which of me following best completes the passage below?
Adding ethanol to the gasoline used in cars reduces exhaust emissions while slightly increasing evaporation from gasoline tanks in cars and service stations. These evaporative emissions are a major component of the smog found in many large cities in the hot summer months but, except in hot weather, evaporative emissions pose less of a pollution problem than exhaust emissions do. Therefore, if air pollution were the only consideration, one could conclude that —–.CorrectIncorrect