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GMAT Critical Reasoning Question Types

Instructions:
  • Answer 8 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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This is a study tool. The 3 wrong answers for each question are randomly chosen from answers to other questions. So, you might find at times the answers obvious, but you will see it re-enforces your understanding as you take the test each time.
1. Look for an answer choice with information that supports the conclusion.






2. This type of question asks you to pick an answer choice that identifies the purpose of a word or phrase or the type of reasoning used in an argument






3. This type of question asks you to find an argument in one of the answer choices that mimics the method of reasoning used in the original argument. Most of these questions can be answered by simplifying (if A - then B).






4. This type of question asks you to pick an answer choice that explains an apparent contradiction between two incompatible facts.






5. Unstated premises that support the conclusion. Look for a flaw in the argument that is fixed by the assumption.






6. Like reading comprehension inference questions - these questions do not actually want you to infer. Unlike most critical reasoning questions - these questions typically concern the PREMISES - not the conclusion






7. These questions ask you to find the answer choice that points out flaws in the reasoning of passages






8. This type of question asks you to pick an answer choice that would help to evaluate an unspoken assumption about the argument.