Detailed Solutions to Official GMAT Questions

S No.Ref#QuestionQuestion TypeDifficulty
1 In the past the country of Malvernia has relied heavily on imported oilEvaluateMedium
2 The town council of North Tarrytown favored changing the name of the town to Sleepy HollowAssumptionsMedium
3 If there is an oil-supply disruption resulting in higher international oil pricesMedium
4 Generally scientists enter their field with the goal of doing important new researchAssumptionsMedium
5 Economist: The price of tap water in our region should be raised drasticallyBoldfaceMedium
6 Defense Department analysts worry that the ability of the United StatesParadoxMedium
7 A study followed a group of teenagers who had never smokedStrengthenMedium
8 In setting environmental standards for industry and others to meetAssumptionMedium
9 Yeasts capable of leavening bread are widespread, and in the many centuriesStrengthenMedium
10 A major impediment to wide acceptance of electric vehicles even on the part of peopleWeakenMedium
11 Art restorers who have been studying the factors that cause Renaissance oil paintingsStrengthenMedium
12 Public health expert: Increasing the urgency of a public health message may be counterproductive.BoldfaceMedium
13 Corporate officers and directors commonly buy and sellInferenceMedium
14 The difference in average annual income in favor of employees who have college degreesWeakenMedium
15 In an experiment, volunteers walked individually through a darkWeakenMedium
16 A study of ticket sales at a summer theater festivalMedium
17 Commentator: The theory of trade retaliation states that countriesAssumptionsMedium
18Although parapsychology is often considered a pseudoscience Medium
19The violent crime rate (number of violent crimes per 1,000 residents) in Meadowbrook FlawMedium
20 In Stenland, many workers have been complaining that they cannot survive on minimumMedium
21Walter: A copy of an artwork should be worth exactly Medium
22 Pecan growers get a high price for their crop when pecans are comparatively scarceMedium
From 1980 to 1989, total consumption of fish in the country of Jurania
24 Fast-food restaurants make up 45 percent of all restaurants in CantariaMedium
25 Although there is no record of poet Edmund Spenser’s parentageMedium
26CR53870.01Banker: My country’s laws require every bank to invest in its local community WeakenHard
27CR03161.01Mansour: We should both plan to change some of our investmentsMethod of ReasoningHard
28CR36601.01Ozone in the stratosphere blocks deadly ultraviolet rays from the sunStrengthenHard
29CR04161.01Scientist: In an experiment, dogs had access to a handleStrengthenHard
30CR60561.01Although elementary school children have traditionally received considerable instruction in creating visualWeaken Hard
31CR49770.01First discovered several years ago in North American lakes and riversEvaluate ArgumentHard
32CR33661.01Advertisement: Today’s customers expect high quality. Every advanceInferenceMedium
33CR53140.01In a certain rural area, people normally dispose of household garbage by burning itWeakenHard
34CR21041.01Advertisement: Our competitors’ computer salespeople are paid according to the valueWeakenHard
35CR30461.01Mashika: We already know from polling data that some segments Inference Hard
36CR69561.01Exports of United States wood pulp will rise considerably during this yearAssumptionHard
37CR02531.01A fossil recently discovered in Marlandia, a chain of islands, provesStrengthenHard
38CR10661.01In the United States, injuries to passengers involved in automobile accidents are typically more severeWeakenHard
39CR36441.01Consumer advocate: In our nation, food packages must list the numberConclusionHard
40CR30370.01Sasha: It must be healthy to follow a diet high in animalMethod of ReasoningMedium
41CR46521.01City resident: These new digital electronic billboards should be banned for light pollutionParallel ReasoningHard
42CR47561.01Pharmaceutical companies spend more than ever on research and developmentParadoxMedium
43CR09461.01Most geologists believe oil results from chemical transformations of hydrocarbons derivedStrengthenHard
44CR70870.01Some theorists and critics insist that no aesthetic evaluation of a workWeakenHard
45CR20521.01Errors in the performance of repetitive or “boring” tasks—often attributedStrengthenHard
46CR66590.01Shirla: In figure skating competitions that allow amateur and professional skatersParadoxMedium
47CR09090.01Beets and carrots are higher in sugar than many other vegetables.Resolve ParadoxMedium
48CR45650.01Suriland cannot both export wheat and keep bread plentiful and affordable in Suriland.WeakenHard
49CR78561.01Since 1978 when the copyright law was changed, books that are less than fifty years oldParallel ReasoningHard
50CR51080.01Scientist: A greenhouse gas, for example, carbon dioxide, forms a transparent layerInferenceHard
51CR00661.01There are fundamentally two possible changes in an economyMust be TrueHard
52CR15380.01The contingency-fee system, which allows lawyers and their clients to agreeWeakenHard
53CR61021.01Researchers in City X recently discovered low levels of several pharmaceutical drugsStrengthenHard
54CR67370.01 Distressed by his own personal tragedies, the Roman philosopher CiceroAssumptionHard
55CR29111.01The recycling of municipal solid waste is widely seen as an environmentally preferable alternativeWeakenHard
56CR79731.01Letter to the editor: If the water level in the Searle River Delta continues to drop, the rising sea level will make the water saltier and less suitable for drinking.WeakenHard
57CR07660 A major network news organization experienced a drop in viewership StrengthenMedium

S No.Ref#QuestionQuestion Type Difficulty
The effect of the earthquake that caused most of Port Royal to sink into the Caribbean was
3SC61561.01 Many of them chiseled from solid rock centuries ago, the mountainousModifiersHard
Since the 1930’s aircraft manufacturers have tried to build airplanes with frictionless wings, shaped so smoothly and perfectly
7SC95561.01 Much of the hope for continued improvement of the economy lies in theGrammatical ConstructionHard
Added to the increase in hourly wages requested last July,
10SC52561.01 Financial uncertainties from the accident at Three Mile Island may proGrammatical ConstructionHard
Television programs developed in conjunction with the marketing of toys
The Rorschach test is gaining new respect as a diagnostic tool because it takes
14SC72561.01 Remembered almost as an epic among America’s 12,000 Bosnian MuslimsGrammatical ConstructionHard
A star will compress itself into a white dwarf, a neutron star
An archaeological excavation at what might have been a workshop where statues were reproduced yielded 1
17SC30561.01 During an ice age, the buildup of ice at the poles and the drop in watComparisonsHard
19SC14561.01 The newspaper story accurately recounted the history of the colonial Grammatical ConstructionHard
Statisticians studying the health
22SC13561.01 It may someday be worthwhile to try to recover uranium from seawaterSubject Verb Agreement Hard
23SC93561.01 The cathedrals of the Middle Ages were community centers just as muchDictionMedium
When adjusted for body weightMedium
26SC21011.01 The prime lending rate is a key rate in the economy: not only are theParallel StructureHard
27SC77561.01Because 70 percent of the people of India use wood as their sole fuel ComparisonsHard
Chinese public buildings erected under a construction code of the Sung dynasty
31SC29561.01A study of children of divorced parents found that ten years DictionMedium
32SC75561.01 Many states, in search of industries that are clean, fast-growing, andAdjectives and AdverbsHard
33SC28561.01 Some historians of science have argued that science moves forward notIdiomsHard
34SC49561.01When Medicare was enacted in 1965, it was aimed at the prevention of a DictionHard
When bitter managerial conflicts plagueHard
One analyst of the liquor industry estimated that this year a few liquor stores
The spraying of pesticides can be carefully planned, but accidents, weather
40 A site once used as an observatory by the Anasazi, ancient puebloHard