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GMAT Verbal Section : GMAT Sample Critical Reasoning Questions

Read the condition and then answer the questions according to them by selecting the correct option from the following five options.

  1. When compounds of silver get stuck up into the circulatory system, it leads to grey colored pigmentation of the skin and mucous membranes. This disease is known as argyria.

    Which of the following, if true, most seriously jeopardizes the validity of the argument by the speaker above?

    1. Silver compounds are very harmful and may also prove fatal to health
    2. The grey coloration of the skin and the mucous membranes are a result of sticking of compounds of silver into the circulatory system and this disease is known as argyria
    3. In the disease called as argyria you may come across the symptoms such as development of grey color pigments on the skin and mucous membranes
    4. When compounds of silver get stuck up into the circulatory system, it leads to a disease called as argyria
    5. Compounds of silver get stuck in the circulatory system and result into a disease known as argyria

    Correct answer: b

  2. The property of nitric acid to dissolve silver and other base metals but not gold also known as acid test is found to be very useful to detect traces of gold in various items that are said to have gold in it.

    Which of the following, if true, most seriously jeopardizes the validity of the argument by the speaker above?

    1. The property of nitric acid to dissolve silver and other base metals but not gold is found to be very useful to detect traces of gold
    2. Nitric acid has a unique property to dissolve gold and other base metals except for silver
    3. You cannot dissolve gold in nitric acid and this acid is used to detect traces of gold in gold items and accessories
    4. The method of using nitric acid to detect presence of gold in any of the item made from gold is known as acid test
    5. Nitric acid has a unique property of dissolving silver and other base metals in it except for gold

    Correct answer: b

  3. Since, gold can powerfully reflect the red and the yellow color, when you transmit light through gold the resulting light has a greenish blue appearance.

    From which of the following can the statement above be most properly inferred?

    1. When you transmit light through gold the resulting light has a greenish blue appearance
    2. Gold can powerfully reflect the red and the yellow color
    3. The light that is transmitted through gold appears greenish blue, because gold can strongly reflect yellow and red colors
    4. When you transmit light through gold it appears greenish blue in color
    5. It is a unique property of gold to strongly reflect the colors yellow and red

    Correct answer: c

  4. A scientific study suggested that consuming dark chocolate every day for a period of 10 years could reduce the chances of heart attacks and strokes in certain high-risk patients.

    Which of the following, if true, is the most appropriate reason for people to eat dark chocolates?

    1. People eating dark chocolates have a very healthy heart
    2. Eating dark chocolates everyday for continuous period of 10 years can greatly reduce the chances of heart strokes in case of certain high-risk patients
    3. Dark chocolate is very beneficial for having a strong and healthy heart
    4. Dark chocolates do not contain bad fats
    5. Dark chocolates can help in dealing with the problem of heart attacks

    Correct answer: b

  5. There's no point trying to negotiate on your salary before you have the job offer; since it is not confirmed that the employer has decided to hire you.

    Which of the following would reveal most clearly the truth in the conclusion drawn above?

    1. Do not negotiate on the salary till you are not sure about whether the employer has selected you or not
    2. Before negotiating on the salary make sure that you are selected by the employer for that particular job
    3. It is of no use to negotiate on the salary until you are assured that the employer has decided to hire you for the job
    4. Negotiate on your salary after you are sure that you are hired by the employer for the job
    5. Do not take the job until the employer negotiates on the salary

    Correct answer: c

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