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Welcome to GMAT Reading Comprehension test. There are 7 questions associated with this passage. Read the passage completely, then answer each question. This quiz has been designed to test your comprehension of the written passage. Take your time. All the best!


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  • 1. 
    Based on information in the passage, which countries would be most likely to be hurt by a sharp increase in apple production in China?
    • A. 

      Poland, Hungary and Germany.

    • B. 

      Poland, Germany and the United States.

    • C. 

      Canada, Japan and Mexico.

    • D. 

      Poland, Hungary, Germany and the United States.

    • E. 

      Canada, the United States and Mexico.

  • 2. 
    What would be the likely impact on the United States of an apple crop failure in China?
    • A. 

      The United States would benefit. Apple producers would have more access to world.

    • B. 

      Markets for their products. The United States would be hurt. Prices for apple juice and apple cider would increase significantly because US production cannot meet US demand.

    • C. 

      The United States would benefit. Domestic apple producers could get higher domestic prices for their products.

    • D. 

      The United States would be hurt. Increasing crop yield is difficult to do in a single season.

    • E. 

      The United States would neither be hurt nor benefit from a crop failure in China.

  • 3. 
    The article states that the likely impact of increased imports from China is an increase in Apple product consumption in the United States. What is the most likely explanation for the author's assertion that supply will drive demand in this case?
    • A. 

      The author is incorrect. Demand always drives supply.

    • B. 

      People choose what's available. If more apples are available, people will eat more apples.

    • C. 

      Consumer preference always drives consumer choice. Consumers prefer Chinese apples over domestic apples.

    • D. 

      The demand for apples normally outpaces the supply. A larger apple supply would be a welcome addition to the market.

    • E. 

      An increased supply of apples will lower the price of apple juice and cider, which will entice consumers to choose apple juice over more expensive choices.

  • 4. 
    According to the information in the passage, which statement about demand is true?
    • A. 

      Overall, demand for apples is rising.

    • B. 

      Overall, demand for apples is decreasing.

    • C. 

      Overall, demand for fresh sliced apples shows a strong increase, while demand for apple juice and apple cider is increasing only modestly.

    • D. 

      Overall, demand for fresh sliced apples is strong and growing, while demand for apple juice is lackluster and decreasing.

    • E. 

      Overall, demand for US apples is decreasing, while demand for Chinese apples is increasing.

  • 5. 
    Based upon the way that apples from China are used in the United States, what can you infer about these apples?
    • A. 

      China has an abundance of apples.

    • B. 

      China is better at producing apples than any other country.

    • C. 

      Apples imported from China are not high quality apples.

    • D. 

      The US has enacted laws that govern how Chinese apples can be used.

    • E. 

      Apples grown in China have lower nutritional value than domestic apples.

  • 6. 
    According to the passage, why will US apple juice exports decline in 2006/07?
    • A. 

      More US apples are being classified as fresh sliced apples to get a higher market price, making fewer apples available for juicing.

    • B. 

      The size of the US apple crop will decline slightly this year.

    • C. 

      More growers are trying to avoid selling their crops for juicing, since the price per ton of juicing apples has dropped so much.

    • D. 

      Domestic demand for apple juice is rising, making less apple juice available for export.

    • E. 

      Japan's demand for apple juice has dropped, so growers have reduced their yields.

  • 7. 
    Which of the following would NOT explain why US apple juice exports to Japan are dropping?
    • A. 

      Exporters prefer to send their products to Canada and Mexico because these markets are easiest to reach from the U.S.

    • B. 

      Canada and Mexico are willing to pay a higher price than Japan for US apple juice.

    • C. 

      Canada and Mexico have trade agreements with the United States.

    • D. 

      Japan has found a cheaper source of apple juice.

    • E. 

      Japan no longer likes apple juice.