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Choice E is wrong, because it picks up on a detail of the passage, from modern times, and says it applies to Founding Fathers. In particular, this strict reasoning would be opposed to the creation of any new rights based on the amendment.

Reading comprehension questions test gmat reading comprehension practice questions pdf download ability to understand a passage and answer question on the basis of what is stated and implied in the passage. When the US Constitution was sent to the states for ratification, many at that time felt that the federal government outlined by the Constitution would be too strong, and that rights of individual citizens against the government had to be clarified. Answer the questions according to what is stated or implied in the passage.

After you read it, your friend may even be willing to quiz you on the text. In their view, the Ninth Amendment guarantees to American citizens a vast universe of potential rights, some of which we have enjoyed for two centuries, and others that the Founding Fathers could not possibly have conceived. Then, without even looking at the questions, put that gmat reading comprehension practice questions pdf download aside.

Passages on the GMAT vary in length from short extracts that take one and a half minutes to read to ones that take three and a half minutes to read.

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Reading the explanations to the questions you get wrong will help you improve your skills. When you read RC passages, take notes on scrap paper. Our mini tests contain two passages each with 3 or 4 questions to be completed in a total of minutes. These two sides would only agree on something very basic. Or pick a discipline about which you know nothing, follow a link to one gmat reading comprehension practice questions pdf download the important ideas in that discipline, and read about it thoroughly.

This is precisely the motivation for the Ninth Amendment, explained in the first paragraph. E is the credited answer.

Gmat reading comprehension practice questions pdf download liberal interpreters of the US Constitution have a much more expansive view of the Ninth Amendment. The passage gives us some history, about why the Founding Fathers felt this amendment was needed, and then the last two paragraphs exploring different ways of interpreting this amendment: Choice A is wrong, because as the passage points out, these particular rights are guaranteed in other parts of the Constitution, and anything stated explicitly in the Constitution is not relevant to the Ninth Amendment.

This is one strategy many people fight tooth and nail. Directions Each reading passage is accompanied by a set of questions based on the passage. Forms of Business Organizations E.

Choice B is wrong, because this answer would imply that the purpose was to agree with the liberal interpretation, but the passage does not clearly valorize one view over the other.

Write down the topic of each paragraph in ten words or fewer. The amendment itself says that it addresses rights that are not stated explicitly in the Bill of Rights. Choice C is wrong, because it focuses on a detail: Virtually all RC questions gmat reading comprehension practice questions pdf download into one of the following six categories:.

In particular, if the first question is a detail question, you will have your antennae up for that detail as you read. As such, the Ninth Amendment does not apply to it at all.

Write down the main idea in ten words or fewer symbols gmat reading comprehension practice questions pdf download abbreviations that make sense to you are fine. Choice B is wrong, because nothing in the passage says that the amendment automatically gives people specific tangible rights. These scholars point out that some rights, such as voting rights of women or minorities, were not necessarily viewed as rights by the majority of citizens in late eighteenth century America, but are gmat reading comprehension practice questions pdf download as fundamental and unquestionable in modern America.

The primary skills RC tests are 1 the ability to determine the main idea of a passage; 2 the ability to draw connections between facts and concepts; and 3 the ability to extend the pattern, to see where the argument is heading. Constitutional traditionalists interpret the Ninth Amendment as a rule for reading the rest of the constitution.

D is the credited answer. For science reading, both Scientific American and National Geographic are excellent sources. The first eight of these amendments list specific rights of citizens. While those rights cited are protected specifically by other amendments and laws, the argument asserts that other unlisted right also could evolve from unthinkable to perfectly acceptable, and the Ninth Amendment would protect these as-yet-undefined rights.

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If you have a friend who majored in a discipline different from yours, ask to borrow a couple textbooks and ask for their recommendations of good chapters to read. Many folks find this helpful for practiec on the Quantitative section, and the principal use on the Verbal section is for taking notes on Reading Comprehension questions.

You need to read the passage first so gmat reading comprehension practice questions pdf download you can identify the main idea of the passage and appreciate features such as the author’s tone and attitude as well as the organization of the passage. OG Reading Questikns 3.

Choice A is wrong, because the passage does qeustions draw any conclusions on whether the traditionalist or liberal interpretation is better. Your goal is to read the whole passage once, at a relaxed pace, and reread only specific detail passages as necessary. Choice A is wrong, because this is something the liberals would embrace and the traditionalists would reject.

B is the credited answer.