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  • 1. 

    The Dvorak keyboard requires less finger movement than the ubiquitous QWERTY keyboard,. As a result, Dvorak keyboard users are not only able to type more words per minute, but are also less vulnerable to both repetitive stress disorder and carpal tunnel syndrome. Nonetheless, businesses, as well as consumers, have not adopted the Dvorak keyboard. Clearly, if the Dvorak keyboard is to become more widely used, its benefits must be more widely touted.

  • 2. 

    If you consider an argument to be strong, select “Strong Argument”, or if you consider an argument to be weak, select “Weak Argument”. Judge each question and argument individually. Try not to take into account individual opinion or general knowledge since each argument is considered to be true.TOPIC"Should university-level education be free to all students? " 

  • 3. 

    TOPICIn 2012, the President of the Korea promised to prevent the country entering economic depression, but he failed because at the beginning of 2014, over 20 million Korea citizens were unemployed.  

  • 4. 

    In this section you will be provided with a number of statements. Each statement will be followed by a series of proposed assumptions. You must decide which assumptions are logically justified based on the evidence in the statement. If you think that the assumption is taken for granted in the statement, and is therefore logically justified, select “Assumption Made”. If you think that the assumption is not taken for granted in the statement, and is not therefore logically justified, select “Assumption Not Made”. Remember to judge each question individually and base your responses on the statements provided.  TOPICWe need to save time in getting there so we’d better go by plane.

  • 5. 

    In this section, a statement will be provided followed by a series of suggested conclusions. Here, you must take the statement to be true. After reading each conclusion underneath the statement, you must decide whether you think it follows from the statement provided. If you agree that the conclusion follows the statement, choose CONCLUSION FOLLOWS. However, if you do not consider the conclusion to follow, then chooseCONCLUSION DOES NOT FOLLOW. You must select your answer based only on the information presented; not using general knowledge. Similarly you are advised not to let your own opinions or prejudices influence your decisions; stick to the statements and base your judgements solely on the facts presented.  TOPICSome holidays are rainy. All rainy days are boring. Therefore:  

  • 6. 

    TOPICA study of vocabulary growth in children from eight months to seven years old shows that the size of spoken vocabulary increases from 0 words at age eight months to 2,562 words at age seven years.  

  • 7. 

    TOPICShould all young people in the United Kingdom go on to higher education?  

  • 8. 

    Which organ of the tree has the anatomical picture below?

    • A.

      Root

    • B.

      Branch

    • C.

      Leaf

    • D.

      Fruit

    Correct Answer
    A. Root
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Root. The anatomical picture shown in the question represents the structure of a root. Roots are the underground part of a tree that anchor it to the ground and absorb water and nutrients from the soil. They also provide support and stability to the tree. The picture shows the characteristic features of a root, such as the presence of root hairs, which increase the surface area for absorption, and the central vascular tissue, which transports water and nutrients throughout the plant.

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  • 9. 

    Which dynasty of Viet Nam had this flag?

    • A.

      Ly dynasty

    • B.

      Tran dynasty

    • C.

      Tay Son dynasty

    • D.

      Nguyen dynasty

    Correct Answer
    C. Tay Son dynasty
    Explanation
    The Tay Son dynasty is the correct answer because it was the ruling dynasty in Vietnam from 1778 to 1802. During this time, they established their own flag, which is associated with the Tay Son dynasty. The Ly dynasty, Tran dynasty, and Nguyen dynasty were other ruling dynasties in Vietnam, but they did not have the same flag as the Tay Son dynasty.

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  • 10. 

    An important mineral ion that is a component of chloroplasts and stabilizer of membranes and ribosomes is?

    • A.

      Calcium

    • B.

      Magnesium

    • C.

      Chloride

    • D.

      Iron

    Correct Answer
    B. Magnesium
    Explanation
    Magnesium is an important mineral ion that plays multiple roles in plant cells. It is a crucial component of chloroplasts, where it is required for the proper functioning of chlorophyll, the pigment responsible for photosynthesis. Additionally, magnesium acts as a stabilizer for cell membranes, ensuring their integrity and function. It is also involved in the stabilization of ribosomes, which are responsible for protein synthesis. Therefore, magnesium is an essential mineral ion for plants, contributing to their overall growth and development.

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  • 11. 

    If you have 100 bacteria with a doubling time of 20 minutes in media, how many cells would there be in two hours under optimal growth conditions?

    • A.

      20 000

    • B.

      32 000

    • C.

      64 000

    • D.

      8 000

    Correct Answer
    C. 64 000
    Explanation
    Under optimal growth conditions, the bacteria have a doubling time of 20 minutes. This means that every 20 minutes, the number of bacteria doubles. In two hours, there are 6 sets of 20 minutes. Therefore, the number of bacteria doubles 6 times. Starting with 100 bacteria, after doubling 6 times, the total number of cells would be 64,000.

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  • 12. 

    Which drug used to be prescribed as a sedative but cause phocomelia syndrome (children were born with shortening or absence of limbs)?

    • A.

      Diazepam

    • B.

      Thalidomide

    • C.

      Phenobarbital

    • D.

      Aspirin

    Correct Answer
    B. Thalidomide
    Explanation
    Thalidomide is the correct answer because it was a drug that was prescribed as a sedative in the late 1950s and early 1960s. However, it was later discovered that thalidomide caused severe birth defects, including phocomelia syndrome, where children were born with shortening or absence of limbs. This tragic outcome led to the withdrawal of thalidomide from the market and stricter regulations on drug testing and approval.

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  • 13. 

    Which country is this place in ?

    • A.

      Argentina

    • B.

      Brazil

    • C.

      Chile

    • D.

      Dominican Republic

    Correct Answer
    C. Chile
    Explanation
    This place is located in Chile.

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  • 14. 

    Three days ago was Monday. Which day was it two days ago?

    • A.

      Friday

    • B.

      Tuesday

    • C.

      Thursday

    • D.

      Saturday

    Correct Answer
    B. Tuesday
    Explanation
    Three days ago was Monday. If we count two days back from Monday, we reach Saturday. Therefore, the day two days ago was Saturday. However, this contradicts the given information that three days ago was Monday. Therefore, the only possible explanation is that the question is incomplete or not readable, as it does not provide consistent information.

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  • 15. 

    What is the antidote of ethanol ?

    • A.

      Formepyzole

    • B.

      Ethylene glycol

    • C.

      Neither because its antidote is a different substance

    • D.

      Neither because ethanol does not have a particular antidote

    Correct Answer
    D. Neither because ethanol does not have a particular antidote
    Explanation
    Ethanol does not have a specific antidote because it is metabolized by the liver into acetaldehyde and then into acetic acid, which are non-toxic substances. In cases of ethanol poisoning, the treatment typically involves supportive care such as maintaining airway, providing fluids, and monitoring vital signs.

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  • 16. 

    What does TLC stand for?

    • A.

      Thick layer chromatography

    • B.

      Tall layer chromatography

    • C.

      The layer chromatography

    • D.

      Thin layer chromatography

    Correct Answer
    D. Thin layer chromatography
    Explanation
    TLC stands for Thin layer chromatography, which is a technique used to separate and analyze mixtures of chemicals. In this technique, a thin layer of stationary phase (such as silica gel or alumina) is coated on a plate, and the mixture is applied as a spot on the plate. The plate is then placed in a solvent, which moves up the plate by capillary action, causing the components of the mixture to separate based on their affinity for the stationary phase. The separated components can then be visualized and analyzed.

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  • 17. 

    Which number does not belong to the following series?2 - 3 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 14 - 15 - 30 - 31  

    • A.

      3

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      30

    Correct Answer
    C. 8
    Explanation
    In the given series, all the numbers are either one less or one more than a multiple of 3, except for the number 8. Therefore, 8 does not belong to the series.

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  • 18. 

    Jeff takes 20 minutes to jog around the race course one time, and 25 minutes to jog around a second time. What is his average speed in miles per hour for the whole jog if the course is 3 miles long?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    B. 8
    Explanation
    To find Jeff's average speed, we need to calculate the total time he spent jogging and divide it by the total distance he covered. Jeff took 20 minutes to jog the first time and 25 minutes to jog the second time, which gives a total of 45 minutes (20 + 25). Since there are 60 minutes in an hour, we can convert 45 minutes to 0.75 hours (45/60). The total distance Jeff covered is 3 miles. Dividing the total distance by the total time gives us an average speed of 4 miles per hour (3/0.75). Therefore, the correct answer is 8.

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  • 19. 

    Which of the following, if true, most threatens the author’s conclusion?

    • A.

      The initial cost of manufacturing a Dvorak keyboard will be more expensive than that of a QWERTY keyboard.

    • B.

      Many who have attempted using a Dvorak keyboard claim that learning the configuration of keys takes weeks

    • C.

      Those suffering from repetitive stress injuries often attribute the injuries to multiple factors

    • D.

      Businesses that have educated employees on the benefits of the Dvorak keyboard, have found that employees continue to use the Qwerty keyboard

    Correct Answer
    D. Businesses that have educated employees on the benefits of the Dvorak keyboard, have found that employees continue to use the Qwerty keyboard
    Explanation
    The author's conclusion is that the Dvorak keyboard is a better alternative to the QWERTY keyboard. However, if businesses that have educated their employees on the benefits of the Dvorak keyboard still find that employees continue to use the QWERTY keyboard, it suggests that the Dvorak keyboard may not be as effective or practical as the author claims. This undermines the author's conclusion and weakens the argument for the superiority of the Dvorak keyboard.

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  • 20. 

    Which of the following is an assumption upon which the author’s claim rests?

    • A.

      When deciding between two options, consumers and businesses do not opt for the solution that has fewer negative effects.

    • B.

      People’s reluctance to transition to the Dvorak keyboard does not have multiple factors.

    • C.

      Dvorak keyboards require users to relearn the configurations of the keyboard, a potentially time-consuming process

    • D.

      The Dvorak keyboard can only become a viable alternative if businesses require their employees to no longer use QWERTY keyboards.

    Correct Answer
    B. People’s reluctance to transition to the Dvorak keyboard does not have multiple factors.
    Explanation
    The author's claim rests on the assumption that people's reluctance to transition to the Dvorak keyboard is solely based on the fact that it does not have multiple factors. This means that the author believes that if there were multiple factors influencing people's reluctance, they would be more willing to switch to the Dvorak keyboard.

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  • 21. 

    No. Too much education can lead to over-qualification, and therefore unemployment.  

    • A.

      Strong Argument

    • B.

      Weak Argument

    Correct Answer
    B. Weak Argument
    Explanation
    This answer suggests that the argument presented in the statement is weak. It argues that too much education can lead to over-qualification, which in turn can result in unemployment. However, this argument overlooks the fact that education is generally seen as a valuable asset in the job market. While it is true that being over-qualified for a certain position might make it difficult to find employment, it does not mean that too much education in general leads to unemployment. Therefore, the argument is weak.

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  • 22. 

    Yes, having a highly qualified workforce ensures high levels of employee productivity in organisations.  

    • A.

      Strong Argument

    • B.

      Weak Argument

    Correct Answer
    A. Strong Argument
    Explanation
    Having a highly qualified workforce ensures high levels of employee productivity in organizations because employees with advanced knowledge and skills are more likely to perform their tasks efficiently and effectively. They possess the necessary expertise to handle complex tasks, make informed decisions, and find innovative solutions to problems. Additionally, highly qualified employees are more motivated, engaged, and committed to their work, resulting in increased productivity. They are also better equipped to adapt to changes, learn new technologies, and contribute to the growth and success of the organization. Therefore, having a highly qualified workforce is a strong argument for ensuring high levels of employee productivity.

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  • 23. 

    No, research has shown that students that are not required to pay tuition fees; tend to slack off more and learn less during their degree  

    • A.

      Strong Argument

    • B.

      Weak Argument

    Correct Answer
    A. Strong Argument
    Explanation
    The given answer is a strong argument because it states that research has shown that students who are not required to pay tuition fees tend to slack off more and learn less during their degree. This implies that the presence of tuition fees acts as a motivator for students to work harder and take their education more seriously. The use of the phrase "research has shown" adds credibility to the argument, suggesting that there is evidence to support this claim.

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  • 24. 

    Suppose you know that Duy is standing near Quynh Anh.Then would this be true? Quynh Anh is standing near Duy  

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    • C.

      Maybe

    Correct Answer
    C. Maybe
    Explanation
    Since the question states that Duy is standing near Quynh Anh, it is possible that Quynh Anh is also standing near Duy. However, without any further information, it cannot be determined for certain whether Quynh Anh is standing near Duy or not. Therefore, the answer is "Maybe".

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  • 25. 

    Directions: Compare Quantity A and Quantity B, and select one of the following four answer choices.

    • A.

      Quantity A is greater.

    • B.

      Quantity B is greater.

    • C.

      The two quantities are equal.

    • D.

      The relationship cannot be determined from the information given.

    Correct Answer
    A. Quantity A is greater.
  • 26. 

    Unemployment is an indicator of economic depression  

    • A.

      Assumption Made

    • B.

      Assumption Not Made

    Correct Answer
    A. Assumption Made
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that the statement "Unemployment is an indicator of economic depression" is based on an assumption. This means that the statement assumes that high levels of unemployment are a characteristic of economic depression. However, it is important to note that this assumption may not always hold true as there can be other factors influencing unemployment rates, such as technological advancements or changes in labor market dynamics.

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  • 27. 

    The number of Korea citizens out of work ought to be less than 20 million.  

    • A.

      Assumption Made

    • B.

      Assumption Not Made

    Correct Answer
    A. Assumption Made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Assumption Made." This means that the given statement assumes that the number of Korea citizens out of work is expected to be less than 20 million. However, it does not provide any evidence or justification for this assumption. It is important to note that this answer does not imply the accuracy or validity of the assumption, but rather acknowledges that an assumption has been made in the statement.

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  • 28. 

    Presidents should stick to their promises  

    • A.

      Assumption Made

    • B.

      Assumption Not Made

    Correct Answer
    B. Assumption Not Made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Assumption Not Made" because the statement does not mention anything about whether presidents should or should not stick to their promises. It simply states that presidents should stick to their promises, but it does not imply that they always do or that it is a requirement for them. The statement is just a general statement without any assumptions about the behavior of presidents.

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  • 29. 

    . Which statement represents a judgment instead of a fact?

    • A.

      My presentation was excellent. I am sure my boss will promote me now.

    • B.

      My presentation was excellent. The clients all told me they liked it.

    • C.

      My presentation was excellent. It won an award from management.

    • D.

      My presentation was excellent. It was cited as such on my peer evaluation.

    Correct Answer
    C. My presentation was excellent. It won an award from management.
    Explanation
    The statement "My presentation was excellent. It won an award from management" represents a judgment instead of a fact because it involves subjective evaluation and opinion about the presentation's quality. Winning an award is a subjective judgment made by management, and it may not necessarily reflect the objective quality of the presentation.

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  • 30. 

    Which is a judgment, not a fact?

    • A.

      That production of LV was first-rate; you'll never see it done better.

    • B.

      That production of LV was first-rate; it was cited as such in the Daily News.

    • C.

      That production of LV was first-rate; it won an award this year.

    • D.

      That production of LV was first-rate; 94% of audience members interviewed after the show agreed.

    Correct Answer
    A. That production of LV was first-rate; you'll never see it done better.
    Explanation
    The statement "That production of LV was first-rate; you'll never see it done better" is a judgment because it is based on personal opinion and subjective evaluation. It implies that the production was superior to any other possible production of the same play, which cannot be proven as a fact.

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  • 31. 

    Going by plane will take less time than going by some other means of transportation.

    • A.

      Assumption made

    • B.

      Assumption not made

    Correct Answer
    A. Assumption made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Assumption made" because the statement implies that going by plane is faster than other means of transportation. This assumption is made based on the fact that planes are generally faster than other modes of transportation such as cars, trains, or buses.

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  • 32. 

    There is a plane service available to us for at least part of the distance to the destination.  

    • A.

      Assumption made

    • B.

      Assumption not made

    Correct Answer
    A. Assumption made
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Assumption made." This implies that the statement assumes the existence of a plane service for at least part of the distance to the destination. Without this assumption, the statement would not hold true.

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  • 33. 

    Travel by plane is more convenient than travel by train. 

    • A.

      Assumption made

    • B.

      Assumption not made

    Correct Answer
    B. Assumption not made
    Explanation
    The given statement states that travel by plane is more convenient than travel by train. The correct answer suggests that no assumption is made in the statement. This means that the statement does not assume any additional conditions or factors that could affect the comparison between plane and train travel. It simply states that, in general, plane travel is more convenient than train travel without assuming any specific circumstances or variables.

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  • 34. 

    No clear days are boring

    • A.

      Conclusion follows

    • B.

      Conclusion doesn't follow

    Correct Answer
    B. Conclusion doesn't follow
    Explanation
    The statement "No clear days are boring" implies that all clear days are not boring. However, the conclusion is not supported by this statement because it does not provide any information about whether all clear days are interesting or not. Therefore, the conclusion that "Conclusion doesn't follow" is correct.

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  • 35. 

    Some holidays are boring.  

    • A.

      Conclusion follows

    • B.

      Conclusion doesn't follow

    Correct Answer
    A. Conclusion follows
    Explanation
    The statement "Some holidays are boring" implies that there are holidays that are not boring. Therefore, it is possible to conclude that not all holidays are boring.

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  • 36. 

    Some holidays are not boring.  

    • A.

      Conclusion follows

    • B.

      Conclusion doesn't follow

    Correct Answer
    A. Conclusion follows
    Explanation
    The statement "Some holidays are not boring" implies that there are holidays that are not boring. Since the conclusion is "Conclusion follows," it suggests that the statement supports the conclusion, as it provides evidence for the existence of enjoyable holidays. Therefore, the conclusion follows logically from the given statement.

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  • 37. 

    None of the children in this study had learned to talk by the age of six months.  

    • A.

      Conclusion follows

    • B.

      Conclusion doesn't follow

    Correct Answer
    A. Conclusion follows
    Explanation
    The statement given in the question states that none of the children in the study had learned to talk by the age of six months. Based on this information, it can be concluded that the conclusion follows. The conclusion could be that learning to talk does not typically occur before the age of six months, as none of the children in the study had achieved this milestone by that age.

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  • 38. 

    Vocabulary growth is slowest during the period when children are learning to walk.  

    • A.

      Conclusion follows

    • B.

      Conclusion doesn't follow

    Correct Answer
    B. Conclusion doesn't follow
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that vocabulary growth is slowest during the period when children are learning to walk. However, the conclusion that follows is not clear from the given information. The statement only talks about the slow growth of vocabulary during a specific period, but it does not provide any information about the overall development or abilities of children during that time. Therefore, it is not possible to draw a conclusion based solely on the given statement.

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  • 39. 

    Yes; college provides an opportunity for them to wear college scarves.  

    • A.

      Strong Argument

    • B.

      Weak Argument

    Correct Answer
    B. Weak Argument
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the argument presented is weak. This implies that the statement "college provides an opportunity for them to wear college scarves" does not hold much weight or is not convincing enough. The explanation for this could be that wearing college scarves is not a significant or compelling reason to attend college, as there are likely more important factors such as education, career prospects, personal growth, and social experiences that would drive someone's decision to go to college.

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  • 40. 

    No; a large percentage of young people do not have enough ability or interest to derive any benefit from college training. 

    • A.

      Strong Argument

    • B.

      Weak Argument

    Correct Answer
    A. Strong Argument
    Explanation
    The given answer suggests that the statement "No; a large percentage of young people do not have enough ability or interest to derive any benefit from college training" is a strong argument. This implies that there is a significant number of young people who lack the necessary skills or motivation to benefit from college education. This argument supports the idea that not everyone is suited for or can benefit from higher education, highlighting the importance of considering individual abilities and interests when deciding whether or not to pursue college training.

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  • 41. 

    No; excessive studying permanently warps an individual’s personality  

    • A.

      Strong Argument

    • B.

      Weak Argument

    Correct Answer
    B. Weak Argument
    Explanation
    The given answer states that the argument is weak. This implies that the argument claiming that excessive studying permanently warps an individual's personality is not well-supported or convincing. It suggests that there are insufficient reasons or evidence provided to support this claim. Therefore, the argument lacks credibility and is not considered strong.

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