GMAT - Esempi del test
Esempi domande AWA e QUANTITATIVE
Avete ½ ora per valutare l'argument trovando le assunzioni necessarie per rendere la conclusione più solida, e per scrivere un elaborato di almeno 500 parole in bun inglese, rispettando grammatica e sintassi.
Analysis of an Argument: (ex)" The computerized on-board warning system that will be installed in commercial airliners will virtually solve the problem of midair plane collisions. One plane's warning system can receive signals from another transponder-a radio set that signals a plane's course-in order to determine the likelihood of a collision and recommend evasive action
Question: Discuss hwo well reasoned you find this argument. In your discussion, try to analyze the line of reasoning and the use of evidence in the argument. For example, you may need to consider what questionable asssumptions underlie the thinking and what alternative explanations or counterexamples might weaken the conclusion. You can also discuss what sort of evidence would strenghten or refute the argument . what changes in the argument woud make it more logically sound, and what, if anything, would help you to better evaluate the conclusion
Questa sezione, che viene valutata a parte, vi chiede di interpretare i dati di un grafico, di organizzare/analizzare i dati di una tavola e di scegliere da un set di dati quelli necessari per risolvere un problema.
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a) Problem Solving
Avete in media 2 minuti per problema per trovare la soluzione esatta . E' chiaro che se vi trovate ad eseguire lunghi e complicati calcoli state sbagliando qualcosa, al GMAT non interessa valutare la vostra abilità di eseguire velocemete calcoli complessi,ma la vostra capacità di ragionamento logico-matematico.
1. A store currently charges the same price for each towel that it sells, If the current price of each towel were to be increased by $ 1, 10 fewer of
the towels could be bought for $ 120, excluding sales tax. What is the current price of each towel?
A) $1, B) $2, C) $3, D) $4, E) $12
2. If the sum of n consecutive integers is 0, which of the following must be true?
I n is an even number
II n is an odd number
III the aritmetic mean of the n integers is 0
A) I only, B) II only, C) III only, D) I and III, E) II and III
3) If 75% of a class answered the first question on a certain test correctly, 55% answered the second question on the test correctly, and 20%
answered neither of the question correctly, what percent answered both correctly?
A) 10%, B) 20%, C) 30%, D) 50%, E) 65%
4.The ratio by volume of soap to alchol to water in a certain solution is 2:50:100. The solution will be altered so that the ratio of the soap to
alcohol is doubled, while the ratio of soap to water is halved. If the altered solution will contain 100 cubic centimeters of alcohol, how many
cubic centimeters of water will it contain?
A) 50, B)200, C)400, D)625, E)800
5. If m is the average of the first 10 positive multiples of 5 and M is the median of the first 10 positive multiples of 5, what is the value of M-m?
A)-5, B)0, C)5, D)25, E)27,5
b) Data Sufficiency
Nota: per le domande di data sufficiency, dobbiamo limitarci a decidere se i due set di dati forniti (set 1 e 2) sono sufficienti per arrivare alla
risoluzione del problema da soli o combinati, oppure no, senza dovere arrivare alla soluzione numerica, e secondo il seguente schema:
A) statement (1) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (2) alone is not sufficient
B) statement (2) ALONE is sufficient, but statement (1) alone is not sufficient
C)BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient
D) EACH statement alone is sufficient
6.Water is pumped into a partially filled tank at a constant rate through an inlet pipe. At the same time, water is pumped out of the tank at a
constant rate through an outlet pipe. At what rate, in gallons per minute, is the amount of water in the tank increasing?
1) the amount of water initially in the tank is 200 gallons
2) water is pumped into the tank at a rate of 10 gallons per minute and out of the tank at a rate of 10 gallons every 2 1/2 minutes
7. If x is an integer, is n+1 odd?
1) n+2 is an even integer
2) n-1 is an odd integer
8.what percent of a group of people are women with red hair?
1) of the women in the group, 5% have red hair
2) of the men in the group, 10% have red hair
NOTA: Le domande sono tratte da "GMAT REVIEW" a solo scopo esemplificativo e non rappresentano ln alcun modo la difficoltà del test
Esempi domande VERBALI
Un totale di 41 domande tra reading, critical reasoning e sentence correction tutte in formato multiple choice.
Leggete velocemente ma attentamente e cogliere I punti principali dl passaggio facendo attenzione alle parole chiave.
" Some observers have attributed the dramatica growth in temporary employment that occurred in the United States during the 1980's to increased participation in the workforce by certain groups, such as first time or re-entering workers, who supposedly prefer such arrangements.However, statistical analyses reveal that demographic changes in the workforce did not correlate with variations in the total number of temporary workers. Instead, these analyses suggests that factors affecting employers account for the rise in temporary employement..."
1.According to the passage, which of the following is true of the "true factors affecting employers" that are mentioned in lines 9-10?
A) most experts cite them as having initiated the growth in the temporary employement that occurred during the 1980's
B) they may account for the increase in the total number of temporary workers during the 1980's
C)they were less important than demographic change in accounting for the increase of temporary employment during the 1980ìs
D)they included a sharp increase in the cost of labor during the 1980's
E) they are more dificult to account for than are other factors involved in the growth of temporary employment during the 1980's
Valutate attentamente l'argument e "scomponetelo" nelle sue parti principali ossia premesse e conclusione. Poi cercatae di usare la logica per rispondere alla domanda, che gira sempre intorno all'insufficienza delle premesse nel sostenere la conclusione.
1. The average life expectancy for the United States population as a whole is 73,9 years, but children born in Hawaii will live an average of 77 years, and those born in Louisiana, 71,7 years. If a newlywed couple from Lousiana were to begin their family in Hawaii, therefore, their children would be expected to live longer than would be the case if the family remained in Lousiana
Which of the following if true, would most seriously weaken the conclusion drawn in the passage?
A) Insurance company statisticians do not believe that moving to Hawaii will significantly lengthen the average Lousianans's life
B) The governor of Lousiana has falsely alleged that statistics for his state are inaccurate
C) The longevity ascribed to Hawaii 's current population is attributable mostly to genetically determined factors
D) Thirty percent of all Louisianans can expect to live longer than 77 years
E) Most of the Hawaiian Islands have levels of air pollution well below the national average for the USA
2.In 1980 Icarus Inc., an airplane manufacturing company, supplied airlines in the United States with 20% of their airplanes. By 1988 that figure had dropped to 12%. But at the same time the company increased profits over 20%
Which of the following statements abut the period from 1980 to 1988 if true would LEAST contribute to an explanation of the trends described above?
A) Icarus Inc.'s sales of airplanes to overseas companies increased
B) Airlines in the United States substantially increased the number of planes they purchase per year
C) Many US companies began to purchase airplanes from overseas companies
D) There was a sharp drop in Icarus Inc.'s overall cost of production, including materials, labor and manufacturing
E) The average price per airplane rose significantly throughout the aircraft industry
3.A city attempted to counter its housing shortage by granting tax breaks to landlords who offer low-rent housing. A city council member who voted for the measure said " At last we will manage to provide housing for some of our homeless population"
Which of the following, if true, would most weaken the council member's conclusion?
A) The legislation granting tax breaks does not stipulate that the apartments must be rented by formerly homeless people
B) The tax break offered to landlords would offset the loss of revenue caused by the lowering of rents
C) Municipal zoning laws require six-months delays before building low-cost housing complexes
D) Real estate agents often charge fees for finding apartments of up to 15% of one year's rent, an amount that most of the homeless population would be unable to afford
E) Studies show that the average rent in the city has been rising steadily for several years
La parte sottolineata della frase potrebbe contenere un errore. Se non ne trovate scegliete la risposta A che noterete essere identica alla frase originale. Se identificate un errore cercate tra le 4 opzioni restanti la frase "perfetta" dal punto di vista grammaticale (non sono inseriti errori di spelling, ma di punteggiatura si).
1.Caffeine has been shown to counteract a naturally produced chemical which depresses neuron firing in the brain, which is called adenosine
A) caffeine has been shown to counteract a naturally produced chemical which depresses neuron firing in the brain, which is called adenosine
B) firing neurons in the brain, adenosine has shown to be counteracted by caffeine, and is a natural produced chemical
C) caffeine has been shown to counteract adenosine, a naturally produced chemical which depresses neuron firing in the brain
D) a naturally produced chemical, adenosine which depresses neuron firing in the brain, shows t be subject to counteraction by caffeine
E) caffeine can be counteracting to a naturally produced chemical which depresses neurons firing from the brain called adenosine
2.Confronted with the Norman countryside with thick and cumbersome shrubbery known as hedgerows,the Allies welded metal fork-like attachments known as hedgegrow cutters to the front of their armored vehicles
A) the Allies welded metal fork-like attachments
B) the Allies attached by welding metal fork-like attachments
C) the Allies had welded metal fork-like attachments
D) metal fork-like attachments were welded by the Allies
E) metal fork-like attachments, welded by the Allies
3.While opinion vary, William Shakespeare is considered by many literary scholars the greatest English writer of all time
A)is considered by many literary scholars the greatest English writer of all time
B) is considered by many literary scholars to be the greatest English writer of all time
C)is considered by many literary scholars as being the greatest English writer of all time
D) is the greatest English writer of all time, as considered by many literary scholars
E) is considered as the greatest English writer of all time by many literary scholars