This video comprises Vocabulary Test 2 for Boldface Questions on GMAT Critical Reasoning. Use this video well to apply your learning and prepare yourself for solving problems in the verbal section on GMAT.
Vocabulary Test 2 for Boldface Questions on GMAT Critical Reasoning
Here is another vocabulary test for the GMAT boldface questions. Please go through this one, carefully, as well. These tests will help you understand the exact meanings of the complicated terms used in the boldface questions, a vital part of the GMAT boldface strategy.
Vocabulary Test #2
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.
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
- Main Conclusion - The bolded section is not the main conclusion; this is quite clear, as the mind map shows us that the main conclusion is that the party is unlikely to win.
- A Conclusion - The bolded section is not an intermediate conclusion either.
- Fact - The bolded section can be considered a fact, but this would be a somewhat weak choice.
- Opinion - This is a good potential answer, as the information presented cannot be called a hard fact. Rather the bolded section is more of an interpretation of information.
- Judgment - This is also a fine choice, largely for the same reasons that make "Opinion" a good option.
- Circumstance - The bolded section is not a circumstance.
- Evidence - The bolded section in this passage cannot be called evidence, as it is not a firm fact.
- Prediction - The bolded section is not a prediction, as it is information being presented in support of a statement.
- Assumption - The bolded section is not an assumption, as there is no inference being made.
- Consideration - Yes, this bolded section can be described as a consideration.
Thus, the three terms that can apply to the bolded section are "opinion", "judgment", and "consideration". Considering the role that the bolded section plays in the passage, the best term is "consideration". The bolded section acts as a consideration to lead to the intermediate conclusion that the party must be applauded for its role.
This article has deliberately been kept brief; for a more elaborate explanation, please refer to Experts' Global's Stage One Critical Reasoning videos.