Mixed Verbal Quiz 8b 2x
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Question 1 of 20
It is an oversimplified view of cattle raising to say that all one has to do with cattle is leave them alone while they feed themselves, corral them and to drive them to market when the time is ripe.CorrectIncorrect
Question 2 of 20
Although dozens of New York’s small museums are either devoted to local history of various ethnic groups, there are many one-of-a-kind museums from Manhattan to the Bronx that are open for exploration on summer weekends.CorrectIncorrect
Question 3 of 20
Technically a given category of insurance policy is underpriced if, over time, claims against it plus expenses associated with it exceed total income from premiums. But premium income can be invested and will then yield returns of its own. Therefore, an underpriced policy does not represent a net loss in every case.
The argument above is based on which of the following assumptions?CorrectIncorrect
Question 4 of 20
Oberlin College in Ohio was a renegade institution at its 1833 founding for deciding to accept both men and women as students.CorrectIncorrect
Question 5 of 20
Purebred cows native to Mongolia produce, on average, 400 liters of milk per year; if Mongolian cattle are crossbred with European breeds, the crossbred cows can produce, on average, 2,700 liters per year. An international agency plans to increase the profitability of Mongolia’s dairy sector by encouraging widespread crossbreeding of native Mongolian cattle with European breeds.
Which of the following, if true, casts the most serious doubt on the viability of the agency’s plan?CorrectIncorrect
Question 6 of 20
Any combination of overwork and stress inevitably leads to insomnia. Managers at HiCorp, Inc., all suffer from stress. A majority of the managers—despite their doctors’ warnings—work well over 60 hours per week, whereas the other managers work no more than the normal 40 hours per week. HiCorp gives regular bonuses only to employees who work more than 40 hours per week.
Which of the following conclusions is most strongly supported by the statements above?CorrectIncorrect
Question 7 of 20
Unlike a hurricane, which can be observed from within, a tornado is so small that such a study has not been practical.CorrectIncorrect
Question 8 of 20
After the Colonial period’s 50 percent mortality rate, life expectancy improved for children, but as late as the nineteenth century about one child in three died before reaching the age of six.CorrectIncorrect
Question 9 of 20
Just as a writer trying to understand shtetl life might read Shalom Aleichem or Isaac Bashevis Singer,in the same way writers trying to understand Black life in the American South might well listen to records by the Mississippi Delta bluesman Charlie Patton.CorrectIncorrect
Question 10 of 20
Holiday receipts—the total sales recorded in the fourth quarter of the year—determine the economic success or failure of many retail businesses. Camco, a retailer selling just one camera model, is an excellent example. Camco’s holiday receipts, on average, account for a third of its yearly total receipts and about half of its yearly profits.
If the statements above are true, which of the following must also be true about Camco on the basis of them?CorrectIncorrect
Question 11 of 20
Canadians now increasingly engage in “out shopping,” which is shopping across the national border, where prices are lower. Prices are lower outside of Canada in large part because the goods-and-services tax that pays for Canadian social services is not applied.
Which one of the following is best supported on the basis of the information above?CorrectIncorrect
Question 12 of 20
The pattern of whisker spots on the face of a male lion, like human fingerprints, are a lifelong means of identification, since they are both unique and unchanging.CorrectIncorrect
Question 13 of 20
Even though the state has spent ten years and seven million dollars planning a reservoir along the Ubi River, the project will have to be abandoned as a result of the river becoming so heavily polluted.CorrectIncorrect
Question 14 of 20
Surveys indicate that 52 percent of all women aged eighteen to sixty-five are in the labor force (employed outside the home) in any given month. On the basis of these surveys, a market researcher concluded that 48 percent of all women aged eighteen to sixty-five are full-time homemakers year-round.
Which of the following, if true, would most seriously weaken the researcher’s conclusion?CorrectIncorrect
Question 15 of 20
In spite of federal subsidizing of public transportation systems massively and major local efforts to persuade the public to use public transportation, mass transit has been steadily losing patronage to the private automobile for the past thirty years.CorrectIncorrect
Question 16 of 20
Left-handed persons suffer more frequently than do right-handed persons from certain immune disorders, such as allergies. Left-handers tend to have an advantage over the right-handed majority, however, on task controlled by the right hemisphere of the brain, and mathematical reasoning is strongly under the influence of the right hemisphere in most people.
If the information above is true, it best supports which of the following hypotheses?CorrectIncorrect
Question 17 of 20
Bankers require that the financial information presented to them by mortgage applicants be complete and follow a prescribed format.CorrectIncorrect
Question 18 of 20
In the face of widespread concern about environmental waste, compact disc manufacturers are attempting to find a replacement for the disposable plastic box in which they package their product.CorrectIncorrect
Question 19 of 20
After observing the Earth’s weather patterns and the 11-year sunspot cycle of the Sun for 36 years, scientists have found that high levels of sunspot activity precede shifts in wind patterns that affect the Earth’s weather. One can conclude that meteorologist will be able to improve their weather forecasts based on this information.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?CorrectIncorrect
Question 20 of 20
In feudal Europe, urban areas developed from clusters of houses where peasants lived and commuted to farmlands in the countryside, unlike homesteading policies in the American West that required residency on the land itself in order to obtain eventual ownership.CorrectIncorrect