GMAT Reading Comprehension Practice Set # 3

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There are 8 questions associated with this passage. Read the passage completely, then answer each question. This practice set is designed to test your comprehension of the written passage.


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  • 1. 
    According to the passage, what benefit will the quarantine provide?
    • A. 

      It will provide the opportunity for early detection of the Emerald Ash Borer.

    • B. 

      It will allow USDA to survey the quarantine area to see if the Emerald Ash Borer has spread.

    • C. 

      It will eradicate the Emerald Ash Borer before it spreads outside the quarantine area.

    • D. 

      It will restrict movement of host material that originates from the quarantine area.

    • E. 

      It will give scientists time to develop solutions to combat the Emerald Ash Borer.

  • 2. 
    Which states are included in the quarantine?
    • A. 

      Michigan, Ohio and Indiana

    • B. 

      Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Ohio

    • C. 

      Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois

    • D. 

      Illinois, Indiana and Ohio

    • E. 

      Michigan, Indiana and Illinois

  • 3. 
    According to the USDA, why is the quarantine necessary?
    • A. 

      The possibility of spreading the pest in unprocessed host material poses a significant risk.

    • B. 

      The pest cannot distinguish between oak, hickory and maple trees.

    • C. 

      Without the quarantine, it will take 25 years to eradicate the pest.

    • D. 

      Without the quarantine, the cost of eradicating the pest will jump from $100 million to $7 billion in 25 years.

    • E. 

      The pest will kill $7 billion worth of ash trees without it

  • 4. 
    Which of the following wood products is not affected by the quarantine?
    • A. 

      Uncomposted ash logs and branches

    • B. 

      Composted ash logs and branches

    • C. 

      Ash nursery stock

    • D. 

      American elm logs

    • E. 

      Ash, oak, maple and hickory stumps

  • 5. 
    According to the passage, what is the major cost to municipalities of the Emerald Ash Borer?
    • A. 

      Research to eradicate the pest.

    • B. 

      Removal and replacement of dead and dying ash trees.

    • C. 

      Loss of hardwood stock.

    • D. 

      Loss of residential landscaping.

    • E. 

      Reforestation of lost stock.

  • 6. 
    The passage identifies the Emerald Ash Borer as an "invasive plant pest." What does the term "invasive" mean?
    • A. 

      The pest is spreading from state to state.

    • B. 

      The pest invades the ash tree and kills it.

    • C. 

      The pest is not native to the quarantine area.

    • D. 

      The pest is multiplying rapidly.

    • E. 

      The pest can be found throughout the entire quarantine area.

  • 7. 
    Based upon the restricted items listed in the quarantine, in what way is the pest most likely to spread?
    • A. 

      Logging.

    • B. 

      Improper processing of ash trees.

    • C. 

      Composting infested materials.

    • D. 

      In tree nurseries.

    • E. 

      By moving infested wood from place to place.

  • 8. 
    Based upon the description of the new quarantine area, what can you conclude about the Lower Peninsula of Michigan?
    • A. 

      The Emerald Ash Borer is native to the Lower Peninsula.

    • B. 

      The Lower Peninsula has a lot of ash trees.

    • C. 

      The Lower Peninsula is geographically large.

    • D. 

      Michigan residents often travel to Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio.

    • E. 

      Michigan has not done enough to control the spread of the pest.