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GMAT Verbal Section : GMAT Sample Critical Reasoning Questions

Answer the questions according to the conditions given below each of them.

  1. The longest living organisms on the Earth that also form a part of the Earth’s greatest natural resource are the trees

    The statement above logically conveys which of the following?

    1. Trees are the longest living organisms on the planet earth
    2. Trees are the only earth's greatest natural resources that are still alive
    3. Trees are not only one of the biggest natural resources on the Earth but they are also the longest living thing on the Earth
    4. Trees not only live long but can also used as natural resource
    5. Trees do not die easily and hence they are existing on the earth since a very long interval

    Correct answer: c

  2. A tree not only can absorb around 48 pounds of carbon dioxide production per year, but it can also remove one ton of carbon dioxide by the time it attains an age of 40.

    The argument above would be weakened if it were true that

    1. Trees can survive for 40 years
    2. Trees do not have the capacity to absorb as much as 48 pounds of the total carbon dioxide that is emitted per year in the atmosphere
    3. Trees are able to remove as much as one ton of carbon dioxide till they grow upto 40 years of age
    4. Trees have the capacity to absorb as much as 48 pounds of the total carbon dioxide that is emitted per year in the atmosphere
    5. Trees are capable of taking in carbon dioxide and giving out oxygen into the atmosphere

    Correct answer: b

  3. It is found that numbers of disease causing pests are being hosted by the wild roses.

    The argument above assumes that

    1. Wild roses are good for health and nature
    2. You should plant wild roses instead of domestic and good breeds of rose
    3. There are number of pests and diseases that are found to exist on the wild roses
    4. You should spray pesticides from time to time to keep your wild roses free from germs and disease causing pests
    5. The germs and pests that exist on the wild roses are very harmful for the humans and nature

  4. Rose perfumes are made from extract of roses or from rose oil, which is a mixture of volatile essential oils obtained by steam distilling the crushed petals of roses.

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

    1. The rose perfumes are made by crushing the rose petals which are then distilled with the help of steam to extract the essential rose oils
    2. The rose petals are steamed to obtain the essential oils from it which is then used for making perfumes of roses
    3. The rose perfumes are made when you steam the petals of rose and then distill them to obtain the necessary oils
    4. Rose perfumes are essential rose oils that are obtained from crushed rose petals
    5. For obtaining the essential rose oils you have to steam distill the crushed petals of all types of roses

    Correct answer: d

  5. Though the roses are found to have horny prickles, there are some species that have non-horny prickles and hence the deer’s feed on them frequently.

    The statement above logically conveys which of the following?

    1. All species of roses have vestigial prickles that are not harmful
    2. Deer’s feed on only roses and not any other plant for their food
    3. The prickles of roses are very harmful because they contain poison
    4. Though the roses have prickles but, they do not cause any harm to the deer’s and hence they feed on them
    5. Not all species of roses have pointed prickles and hence the deer feed on them frequently

    Correct answer: e


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