Vocabulary Test 1 for Boldface Questions on GMAT Critical Reasoning

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Vocabulary Test 1 for Boldface Questions on GMAT Critical Reasoning

Vocabulary Test 1 for Boldface Questions on GMAT Critical Reasoning

In GMAT boldface questions, a passage will be provided that has one or more portions in boldface. The question will be to determine what role those portions play in the passage. Considering the complex vocabulary of the boldface questions and the importance of properly identifying the role that each bolded section plays, it would be good to go through a few vocabulary tests on the same.

Vocabulary Test #1

After reading the following passage, please go through the list of terms below it, and see which can apply to the bolded portion. Once you have arrived at your answer, read further to see an explanation for each option.

The GDP of Xitora has grown by 15% during the tenure of the current political party.This is the highest growth since any tenure over the previous 100 years. Since the GDP growth is a fine indication of the economic growth of a party, the party has been applauded for its role in the achievement. However, recent opinion polls reflect a steep decline in the popularity of the party owing to its perceived softness on longstanding social, economic, and diplomatic issues. Therefore, the party is unlikely to win another term in the forthcoming elections.

Main Conclusion

-A Conclusion


First, please go through the mind map for the passage.

Mind Map: GDP growth has been great--> party deserves credit-->party has been soft on other issues--> not likely to win

  1. Main Conclusion - The boldface portion is definitely not a conclusion of any kind, it is plainly stating a fact.

  2. A Conclusion - As mentioned above, the bolded portion is not a conclusion of any kind.

  3. Fact/Finding - This is a very appropriate way to describe the bolded portion, as it is clearly stating a fact.

  4. Opinion - This is not an appropriate label for the bolded portion, as the information is presented as a hard fact, not someone's opinion.

  5. Circumstance - This is a fitting label for the bolded portion.

  6. Evidence - The bolded portion can be described as evidence, but in this passage that is not the role that it plays.

  7. Prediction - This is certainly not the right choice, as the bolded portion does not make any inferences.

  8. Assumption - Again, this is incorrect because, as state earlier, the bolded portion conveys a hard fact.

  9. Yes, this bolded portion could be called a consideration, under most circumstances. However, in this reasoning, the bolded portion does not play the role of consideration.

Thus, the two most appropriate options are Fact/Finding, and Circumstance.

This article has deliberately been kept brief; for a more elaborate explanation, please refer to Experts' Global's Stage One Critical Reasoning videos.

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