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Critical Reasoning

Critical Reasoning is all about logic, assumptions, and reasoning. In short, it's the part of the exam that really makes you think critically. It's the most math-like section of the verbal section because of this logic component.

You will be presented with a short paragraph of text information. Then you will see a question prompt below that. Some questions you might see include: "Which of the following, if true, most supports the author's viewpoint?"  

Or "which of the following, if true, best presents a rebuttal to the original criticism.."

Or you might see boldfaced portions of the question and get asked what role those two boldfaced portions play. Is one a conclusion and another supporting evidence? Or does one challenge a commonly held belief while the other demonstrates the opposing argument? Or is it the other way around?

All of this is in the Verbal: Critical Reasoning section. Watch out!

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GMAT Practice Set # 1  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 1: Postal Service
 
  Weaken 16803 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2: Infant Weight
  Weaken 15032 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3: School Board
  Assumption 13367 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 4: Car Safety Requirements
  Helps Explain 10262 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 5: Calories and Weight
  Helps Explain 9760 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 6: Armed Forces
  Weaken 9166 57% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 7: College Tuition
  Weaken 7866 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 8: China Food Supply
 
  Assumption 9338 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 9: High School Guidance Counselors
  Assumption 8639 50% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 10: Sixteenth Century Explorer
  Assumption 8016 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 11: Space Defense Research Project
  Weaken 11449 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 12: Baboons and Fertility Rates
  Assumption 6259 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 13: Chema Reducing Emissions
  Assumption 6656 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 14: Rivers and Salt Levels
  Assumption 8608 36% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 15: A Sicilian Tomb
  Assumption 6864 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 16: City Construction Projects
  Assumption 6486 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 17: Videocassette Recorders
  Weaken 5316 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 18: Scientific Molecules
  Weaken 8420 30% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 19: Communication Subtleties
  Inference 5608 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 20: Mobile and Social
  Strengthen 5360 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 21: Freedom of Speech
  Inference 5634 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 22: Immigrant Diets
  Weaken 5776 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 23: Stiff Neck
  Strengthen 7367 37% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 24: Medical Substance Detection
  Strengthen 5358 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 25: Tourists in Springfield
  Inference 5689 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 26: Artificial Sweeteners
  Assumption 4319 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 27: Color Psychology
  Weaken 5593 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 28: Politics and Social Media
  Inference 6199 50% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 29: Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense
 
  Strengthen 7264 35% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 30: Violent Crime
  Weaken 5425 77% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 31: Sourcing Refined Petroleum
  Inference 5007 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 32: Explosion Discussion
 
  Assumption 6337 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 33: West African Research
  Helps Explain 6310 40% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 34: Hypodermic Needles
  Strengthen 4385 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 35: Sugars and Mood Elevation
  Assumption 4421 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 36: Publicity Campaigns
  Assumption 4803 46% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 37: Amend Bylaws
  Inference 5277 41% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 38: Forecasting Weather
  Weaken 4196 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 39: Forecasting Weather B
  Weaken 3526 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 40: Military Deterrence
  Inference 4451 47% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 41: Passenger Seat Belts
  Weaken 4280 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 42: Profits in the Amazon Forest
  Helps Explain 3318 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 43: Alligator and Fish Population
  Helps Explain 3925 92% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 44: Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity
  Weaken 3455 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 45: Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops
  Helps Explain 3332 89% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 46: Bicycle Helmets
  Strengthen 3335 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 47: Large artificial satellites
  Strengthen 3286 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 48: Niacin Deficiency
  Helps Explain 3545 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 49: Technology Commercial Success
  Helps Explain 11279 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 50: Bamboo Construction
  Helps Explain 3566 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 51: Visual Cortex
  Evaluate the Argument 3641 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 52: Decline in Fish and Seabird Population
  Boldface 4136 46% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 53: Fountain of Moses
  Strengthen 3927 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 54: Packaged Goods
  Weaken 3891 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 55: Video Rental and Sales
  Weaken 3597 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 56: Unhealthy Pollution Days
  Helps Explain 7347 30% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 57: Burning Methane
  Weaken 4334 64% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 58: Trailer Trucks
  Weaken 3385 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 59
  902 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 60: Rejection for Summer Job
  Inference 2749 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 61: Amphibian Population
  Strengthen 3546 30% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 62: San Diego Moving Jobs
  Weaken 4185 38% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 63: Celebrity-associated Products
  Boldface 3363 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 64: Triberian Iron Ore Productivity
  Inference 3076 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 65: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6
  Strengthen 3964 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 66: Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 4596 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 67: Importing Prescription Medications
  Evaluate the Argument 3129 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 68: Plastic Packaging
  Strengthen 5010 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 69: Excessive Medical Care
  Boldface 3060 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 70: Monterrey Ethanol Production
  Boldface 3097 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 71: Winter and Spring Canola
  Strengthen 3401 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 72: Innovative Weed Blades
  Strengthen 3442 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 73: Broccoli and Asparagus Planting
  Strengthen 2817 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 74: Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations
  Assumption 3523 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 75: Montana Wolverine
  Boldfaced 4532 41% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 76: Cholesterol Treatment
  Strengthen 2843 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 77: Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo
  Strengthen 4921 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 78: Water-conserving Landscape
  Weaken 5389 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 79: Camel Hump
  Strengthen 2535 95% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 80: Food Package Shipments
  Inference 4230 44% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 81: Regulating Cigarette Smoking
  Strengthen 3161 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 82: College Courses in Prison
  Assumption 2889 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 83: Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg
  Weaken 3398 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 84: Galapagos Tortoises
  Assumption 3153 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 85: Church Architects and Artists
  Weaken 3180 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 86: Text Messaging
  Assumption 3091 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 87: Shoe Factory Workers
  Assumption 3557 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 88: Canadian Mining
  Assumption 3607 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 89: Dermatology
  Assumption 3199 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 90: Biomass Decomposition
  Assumption 3009 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 91: Back to the Nest
  Assumption 4123 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 92: Budget Reform
  Assumption 3442 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 93: Terracotta Soldiers
  Assumption 3377 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 94: E-Commerce
  Assumption 3064 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 95: High School Health
  Assumption 3530 80% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 96: Las Vegas Night Club
  Strengthen 3658 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 97: Restaurant Competition
  Inference 4677 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 98: Baby Shampoo
  Assumption 2426 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 99: Broccoli Chemicals
  Inference 4395 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 100: UVB and Psoriasis
  Strengthen 3060 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 101: Crystal Meth
  Assumption 5429 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 102: Internet Startup Frenzy
  Assumption 3363 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 103: Otter and Eel Population
  Helps Explain 2156 94% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 104: Cause of Osteosarcoma
  Strengthen 3209 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 105: Recession for public schools
  Evaluate 2530 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 106: Days of Bad Air
  Helps Explain 2669 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 107: Violin Makers in France and Italy
  Evaluate the Argument 2316 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 108: Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3966 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 109: Hospital Medical Waste
  Evaluate the Argument 1817 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 110: Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
  Evaluate the Argument 1647 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 111: Smartphone Price Cut
  Evaluate the Argument 1522 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 112: Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage
  Evaluate the Argument 1588 88% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 113: Blame for Financial Recession
  Boldface 1482 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 114: Selling Automobiles Overseas
  Boldface 1431 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 115: Casino Security
  Boldface 1472 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 116: Mismanaged Rail Company
  Boldface 2054 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 117: Sexual Assaults and Reports
  Boldface 2251 47% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 118: Eating with Opposable Thumb
  Boldface/ Structure 1598 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 119: Sunburns at the Jersey Shore
 
  Helps Explain 1631 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 120: School Surveillance and Violence
  Helps Explain 2685 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 121: Doubling Nightclubs
  Helps Explain 1330 91% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 122: Advertising on Search Engine
  Helps Explain 2140 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 123: SUV Profits
  Helps Explain 1564 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 124: Renting or Buying Real Estate
  Helps Explain 2254 52% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 125: Hosta Plant Growth
  Helps Explain 1639 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 126: Renaissance Muslim Play
  Assumption 2275 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 127: Drop in Viewership on Sports Network
  Strengthen 1329 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 128: Dinner Box Style
  Helps Explain 1583 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 129: Avoiding Tunnel Congestion
  Helps Explain 1451 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 130: Bid for Paint Coating
  Strengthen 1390 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 131: Respiratory Problems
  Weaken 2067 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 132: Oil Stockpiles
  Strengthen 1689 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 133: Phorid Flies
  Strengthen 1455 80% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 134: Antibacteria Dental Equipment
  Strengthen 1587 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 135: Fertility Drugs
  Inference 2205 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 136: Scoring Points
  Weaken 1735 57% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 137: Rising Stocks to Buy House
  Assumption 2164 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 138: Limits on Apartment Renting
  Evaluate the Argument 2503 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 139: Toxoplasma Parasite
  Strengthen 1713 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 140: DVD Rental and Sales
  Weaken 2238 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 141: Burning Nitrous Oxide
  Weaken 1926 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 142: Polyester and Nylon Prices
  Weaken 1848 77% View Show

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Critical Reasoning test is all about logic, assumptions, and reasoning. In short, it's the part of the exam that really makes you think critically. It's the most math-like section of the verbal section because of this logic component.

You will be presented with a short paragraph of text information. Then you will see a question prompt below that. Some questions you might see include: "Which of the following, if true, most supports the author's viewpoint?"  

Or "which of the following, if true, best presents a rebuttal to the original criticism.."

Or you might see boldfaced portions of the question and get asked what role those two boldfaced portions play. Is one a conclusion and another supporting evidence? Or does one challenge a commonly held belief while the other demonstrates the opposing argument? Or is it the other way around?

All of this is in the Verbal: Critical Reasoning section. Watch out!

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