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B1 The lawyer was - - - - - - in her crossexamination;
her aggressive questioning continued
for what seemed like days.
A disaster was - - - - - - by the quick-thinking
helmsman, who steered the ship away from
the rocks that had - - - - - - emerged from the
(A) predicted : : permanently
(B) forestalled : : reluctantly
(C) averted : : suddenly
(D) dispelled : : passively
(E) avoided : : serenely
The - - - - - - decline in the price of the stock
caught many investors unprepared; they
had expected its value to remain - - - - - - for
many months, if not years.
(A) unexpected : : volatile
(B) gradual : : low
(C) improvised : : uniform
(D) cumbersome : : liquid
(E) precipitous : : stable
Unlike our previous manager, who often
made sudden decisions without thinking
carefully about them, the new one is far
more - - - - - - and deliberate.
When spending long periods of time among
the tribal peoples whose cultures they are
studying, - - - - - - should be careful not to
introduce harmful germs or disruptive technologies
into those societies.
Alicia's -------- performance in the company
play astonished those who were familiar with
her ------- demeanor at work.
(A) fearless : : intrepid
(B) emotional : : stolid
(C) inspiring : : meticulous
(D) stable : : attentive
(E) amusing : : flippant
Questions 9-12 are based on the
Line vital human activity. For Reasoning is a
unlike some animals able to function
instinctively, we need knowledge in order to
survive. At the very least, knowledge facilitates
5 the pursuit of happiness. Some knowledge can
be gained directly. In this way we know, for
example, that an object in front of us looks
orange and tastes sweet. But we cannot know
that it is edible and nutritious, or that it
contains vitamin C, which prevents scurvy,
10 without a process of reasoning. Similarly, we
do not need reasons to believe that every
triangle has three angles. But we cannot know
that the angles of a triangle add up to 1808
without evidence or proof. The vast bulk of
15 human knowledge is based on reasoning.
Indeed, our knowledge can be described as a
pyramid, in which what is directly evident
provides the foundation on which all other
beliefs are based.
20 All people ever want from us in an argument
is agreement, and they do not care how they get
it. Believing this leads to a very suspicious,
critical, investigative attitude which is the first
requirement of successful argumentation.
25 Believe nothing. The less we believe, the less
likely we are to believe something false. When
arguing we always assume our opposers are
both sharp-minded and low-minded, so we
never underrate their ability. Since many
30 argument maneuvers are not made consciously,
the simple fact that people are sincere does not
mean we can trust their arguments (though we
might be able to trust them). They might think
their arguments are correct when they may be
35 full of errors. And, some people who believe in a
position also believe that anything furthering
the position is acceptable. This is the attitude
that "the end justifies the means." But while they
are already convinced, we are not. We want the
40 straight goods, while they want to sell us a bill
Passage 1 suggests that knowledge can be
"gained directly" (line 5-6) through
(B) instinctive reactions
(E) the physical senses
The author of Passage 2 suggests that we
should have which of the following attitudes
The sentence beginning on line 29 ["Since
many argument...to trust them"] assumes
that many of those who make arguments
(A) are not fully aware of their reasoning
(B) are not sincere about their positions
(C) are too trusting of others
(D) rely on manipulative strategies of
(E) do not have any formal training in logical
2 The two passages differ in their perspectives
on belief in that Passage 1 regards it as
(A) a necessary prerequisite of scientific
reasoning, while Passage 2 regards it to
be exclusively in the domain of religious
(B) something that can be gained directly,
while Passage 2 regards it as something
(C) the ultimate goal of reasoning, while
Passage 2 claims it can be antithetical
to good argumentation
(D) the result of an instinctual process, while
Passage 2 regards it as the result of a conscious
(E) something that people are trying to
avoid, while Passage 2 regard
Which of the following integers, when doubled,
produces a number that is 2 greater
than a multiple of 6?
What is the circumference, in inches, of a
circle with an area of 16p square inches?
If 4.5 zots are equivalent to 1 zat, how many
zats are equivalent to 36 zots?
1, 2, 1, 2, 1, 2 ...
If the sequence above continues as shown,
what is the sum of the first 20 terms?
Tom's weight is 20 pounds less than twice
Carl's weight. If together Tom and Carl
weigh 340 pounds, how much does Tom
(A) 120 pounds
(B) 160 pounds
(C) 180 pounds
(D) 200 pounds
(E) 220 pounds
7 For all integers n, if n is defined by the
3 if n is divisible by 3
3n if n is not divisible by 3 (
which of the following is equivalent to 10?
If each box of pencils contains x pencils, and
if 10 boxes of pencils cost d dollars, how
many dollars should it cost to buy 50x
Beth had planned to run an average of 6 miles
per hour in a race. She had a very good race
and actually ran at an average speed of 7
miles per hour, finishing 10 minutes sooner
than she would have if she had averaged 6
miles per hour. How long was the race?
(A) 6 miles
(B) 7 miles
(C) 18 miles
(D) 60 miles
(E) 70 mile
On a certain map that is drawn to scale, 1.5
centimeters is equivalent to 2 miles. If two
cities are 35 miles apart, how many centimeters
apart should they be on this map?
Jose needs a 5
-meter length of copper pipe to
complete a project. Which of the following
lengths of pipe can be cut to the required
length with the least length of pipe left over?
2 a ¼ 2b ¼ 4c ¼ 24, what is the value of
a þ b þ c?
If x2 . 6, which of the following statements
must be true?
I. jxj . 3
II. (x 2 2)(x þ 2) . 2
III. x þ 1,000 . 0
(A) II only
(B) I and II only
(C) I and III only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III
abc þ df þ g
If the expression above is an odd number,
then at most how many of the integers a, b,
c, d, f, and g could be even?
The average (arithmetic mean) of six integers
is 32. If the numbers are all different, and if
none is less than 10, what is the greatest possible
value of any of these integers?
¼ 23, then n ¼
How many integers from 100 to 1,000
contain NO repeated digits? (Numbers like
252 and 991 are considered to have repeated
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