GMAT Practice Questions

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!

Official Guide Critical Reasoning Questions and Timer

  Favorite Question Type Views % who got
it correct
Your
Answer
Correct
Answer
GMAT Practice Set # 1  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 1 : Sunburns at the Jersey Shore
 
  Helps Explain 5952 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2 : Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 7741 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3 : Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 8098 59% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #4 : Postal Service (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 26660 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #5 : China Food Supply (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 13380 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #6 : Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 11271 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #7 : Explosion Discussion (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9607 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #8 : Forecasting Weather B (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6129 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #9 : Oil Stockpiles (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4362 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #10 : Respiratory Problems (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4462 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #11 : Bid for Paint Coating (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3366 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #12 : Avoiding Tunnel Congestion (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3341 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #13 : Dinner Box Style (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3236 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #14 : Renaissance Muslim Play (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4469 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #15 : Drop in Viewership on Sports Network (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3144 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #16 : Hosta Plant Growth (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3702 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #17 : Renting or Buying Real Estate (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4810 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #18 : SUV Profits (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3569 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #19 : Advertising on Search Engine (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4739 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #20 : Doubling Nightclubs (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2973 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #21 : School Surveillance and Violence (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5257 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #22 : Eating with Opposable Thumb (free signup!)
 
  Boldface/ Structure 3441 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #23 : Sexual Assaults and Reports (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4725 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #24 : Mismanaged Rail Company (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4285 64% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #25 : Casino Security (free signup!)
 
  Boldface / Structure 3104 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #26 : Selling Automobiles Overseas (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 3212 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #27 : Blame for Financial Recession (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 3097 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #28 : Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3248 88% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #29 : Smartphone Price Cut (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3252 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #30 : Outdoor Surveillance Cameras (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3438 87% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #31 : Hospital Medical Waste (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3683 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #32 : Violin Makers in France and Italy (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4670 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #33 : Polyester and Nylon Prices (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 3781 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #34 : Cause of Osteosarcoma (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5158 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #35 : Internet Startup Frenzy (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5544 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #36 : Crystal Meth (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8440 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #37 : UVB and Psoriasis (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4762 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #38 : Broccoli Chemicals (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7079 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #39 : Food Package Shipments (free signup!)
 
  Inference 6601 46% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #40 : Camel Hump (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4167 95% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #41 : Water-conserving Landscape (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8940 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #42 : Las Vegas Night Club (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5412 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #43 : Monterrey Ethanol Production (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4870 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #44 : Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 8053 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #45 : Cholesterol Treatment (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4435 81% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #46 : Budget Reform (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5474 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #47 : Back to the Nest (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6740 34% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #48 : Shoe Factory Workers (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5704 62% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #49 : Text Messaging (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4848 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #50 : Dermatology (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5203 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #51 : Montana Wolverine (free signup!)
 
  Boldfaced 6822 45% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #52 : Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5349 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #53 : Broccoli and Asparagus Planting (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4415 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #54 : Innovative Weed Blades (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5429 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #55 : Winter and Spring Canola (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5118 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #56 : Excessive Medical Care (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4898 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #57 : Plastic Packaging (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7896 62% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #58 : Importing Prescription Medications (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4925 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #59 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6 (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5826 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #60 : Triberian Iron Ore Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Inference 4778 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #61 : San Diego Moving Jobs (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6518 37% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #62 : Celebrity-associated Products (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 5771 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #63 : Burning Nitrous Oxide (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4145 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #64 : Days of Bad Air (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4692 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #65 : DVD Rental and Sales (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4308 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #66 : Recession for public schools (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate 4165 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #67 : Limits on Apartment Renting (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4687 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #68 : Rising Stocks to Buy House (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4166 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #69 : Scoring Points (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 3623 60% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #70 : Toxoplasma Parasite (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3576 80% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #71 : Phorid Flies (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2956 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #72 : Fertility Drugs (free signup!)
 
  Inference 4496 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #73 : Otter and Eel Population (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3447 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #74 : Antibacteria Dental Equipment (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3172 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #75 : High School Health (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5346 81% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #76 : Church Architects and Artists (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4916 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #77 : Baby Shampoo (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 3953 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #78 : Galapagos Tortoises (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5041 72% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #79 : Restaurant Competition (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7519 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #80 : Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5130 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #81 : College Courses in Prison (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4572 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #82 : Regulating Cigarette Smoking (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5140 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #83 : E-Commerce (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5075 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #84 : Terracotta Soldiers (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5093 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #85 : Biomass Decomposition (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4839 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #86 : Canadian Mining (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5270 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #87 : Infant Weight (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 21296 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #88 : School Board (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 19058 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #89 : Car Safety Requirements (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 14525 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #90 : Calories and Weight (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 13898 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #91 : Armed Forces (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 13295 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #92 : College Tuition (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 11491 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #93 : High School Guidance Counselors (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 12339 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #94 : Sixteenth Century Explorer (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 12094 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #95 : Space Defense Research Project (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 14320 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #96 : Baboons and Fertility Rates (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8893 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #97 : Chema Reducing Emissions (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9376 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #98 : Rivers and Salt Levels (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 12689 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #99 : A Sicilian Tomb (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9590 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #100 : City Construction Projects (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9501 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #101 : Videocassette Recorders (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7759 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #102 : Scientific Molecules (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 12933 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #103 : Communication Subtleties (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8236 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #104 : Mobile and Social (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7586 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #105 : Freedom of Speech (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7883 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #106 : Immigrant Diets (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8197 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #107 : Stiff Neck (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 11133 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #108 : Medical Substance Detection (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 8086 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #109 : Tourists in Springfield (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8794 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #110 : Artificial Sweeteners (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6314 92% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #111 : Color Psychology (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8430 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #112 : Politics and Social Media (free signup!)
 
  Inference 9256 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #113 : Violent Crime (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8725 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #114 : Sourcing Refined Petroleum (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7418 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #115 : West African Research (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 9805 41% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #116 : Hypodermic Needles (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6644 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #117 : Sugars and Mood Elevation (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6354 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #118 : Publicity Campaigns (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 7754 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #119 : Amend Bylaws (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7895 43% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #120 : Forecasting Weather (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6598 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #121 : Military Deterrence (free signup!)
 
  Inference 6754 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #122 : Passenger Seat Belts (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6868 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #123 : Profits in the Amazon Forest (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5400 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #124 : Alligator and Fish Population (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 6786 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #125 : Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5747 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #126 : Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5128 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #127 : Bicycle Helmets (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5489 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #128 : Large artificial satellites (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5680 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #129 : Niacin Deficiency (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5750 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #130 : Technology Commercial Success (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 13861 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #131 : Bamboo Construction (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 6298 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #132 : Visual Cortex (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 6083 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #133 : Decline in Fish and Seabird Population (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 6491 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #134 : Fountain of Moses (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6046 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #135 : Packaged Goods (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5951 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #136 : Video Rental and Sales (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6203 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #137 : Unhealthy Pollution Days (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 10530 33% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #138 : Burning Methane (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7174 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #139 : Trailer Trucks (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6397 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #140 (free signup!)
 
  2437 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #141 : Rejection for Summer Job (free signup!)
 
  Inference 4949 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #142 : Amphibian Population (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6336 31% View Show
GMAT Practice Set Favorite Question Type Views % who got it correct Your Answer Correct Answer
GMAT Practice Set # 1          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 1 : Sunburns at the Jersey Shore
 
  Helps Explain 5952 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2 : Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 7741 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3 : Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 8098 59% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 4 : Postal Service
 
  Weaken 26660 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 5 : China Food Supply
 
  Assumption 13380 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 6 : Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense
 
  Strengthen 11271 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 7 : Explosion Discussion
 
  Assumption 9607 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 8 : Forecasting Weather B
 
  Weaken 6129 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 9 : Oil Stockpiles
  Strengthen 4362 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 10 : Respiratory Problems
  Weaken 4462 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 11 : Bid for Paint Coating
  Strengthen 3366 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 12 : Avoiding Tunnel Congestion
  Helps Explain 3341 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 13 : Dinner Box Style
  Helps Explain 3236 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 14 : Renaissance Muslim Play
  Assumption 4469 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 15 : Drop in Viewership on Sports Network
  Strengthen 3144 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 16 : Hosta Plant Growth
  Helps Explain 3702 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 17 : Renting or Buying Real Estate
  Helps Explain 4810 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 18 : SUV Profits
  Helps Explain 3569 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 19 : Advertising on Search Engine
  Helps Explain 4739 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 20 : Doubling Nightclubs
  Helps Explain 2973 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 21 : School Surveillance and Violence
  Helps Explain 5257 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 22 : Eating with Opposable Thumb
  Boldface/ Structure 3441 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 23 : Sexual Assaults and Reports
  Boldface 4725 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 24 : Mismanaged Rail Company
  Boldface 4285 64% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 25 : Casino Security
  Boldface / Structure 3104 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 26 : Selling Automobiles Overseas
  Boldface 3212 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 27 : Blame for Financial Recession
  Boldface 3097 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 28 : Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage
  Evaluate the Argument 3248 88% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 29 : Smartphone Price Cut
  Evaluate the Argument 3252 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 30 : Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
  Evaluate the Argument 3438 87% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 31 : Hospital Medical Waste
  Evaluate the Argument 3683 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 32 : Violin Makers in France and Italy
  Evaluate the Argument 4670 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 33 : Polyester and Nylon Prices
  Weaken 3781 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 34 : Cause of Osteosarcoma
  Strengthen 5158 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 35 : Internet Startup Frenzy
  Assumption 5544 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 36 : Crystal Meth
  Assumption 8440 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 37 : UVB and Psoriasis
  Strengthen 4762 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 38 : Broccoli Chemicals
  Inference 7079 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 39 : Food Package Shipments
  Inference 6601 46% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 40 : Camel Hump
  Strengthen 4167 95% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 41 : Water-conserving Landscape
  Weaken 8940 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 42 : Las Vegas Night Club
  Strengthen 5412 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 43 : Monterrey Ethanol Production
  Boldface 4870 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 44 : Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo
  Strengthen 8053 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 45 : Cholesterol Treatment
  Strengthen 4435 81% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 46 : Budget Reform
  Assumption 5474 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 47 : Back to the Nest
  Assumption 6740 34% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 48 : Shoe Factory Workers
  Assumption 5704 62% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 49 : Text Messaging
  Assumption 4848 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 50 : Dermatology
  Assumption 5203 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 51 : Montana Wolverine
  Boldfaced 6822 45% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 52 : Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations
  Assumption 5349 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 53 : Broccoli and Asparagus Planting
  Strengthen 4415 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 54 : Innovative Weed Blades
  Strengthen 5429 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 55 : Winter and Spring Canola
  Strengthen 5118 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 56 : Excessive Medical Care
  Boldface 4898 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 57 : Plastic Packaging
  Strengthen 7896 62% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 58 : Importing Prescription Medications
  Evaluate the Argument 4925 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 59 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6
  Strengthen 5826 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 60 : Triberian Iron Ore Productivity
  Inference 4778 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 61 : San Diego Moving Jobs
  Weaken 6518 37% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 62 : Celebrity-associated Products
  Boldface 5771 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 63 : Burning Nitrous Oxide
  Weaken 4145 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 64 : Days of Bad Air
  Helps Explain 4692 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 65 : DVD Rental and Sales
  Weaken 4308 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 66 : Recession for public schools
  Evaluate 4165 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 67 : Limits on Apartment Renting
  Evaluate the Argument 4687 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 68 : Rising Stocks to Buy House
  Assumption 4166 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 69 : Scoring Points
  Weaken 3623 60% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 70 : Toxoplasma Parasite
  Strengthen 3576 80% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 71 : Phorid Flies
  Strengthen 2956 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 72 : Fertility Drugs
  Inference 4496 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 73 : Otter and Eel Population
  Helps Explain 3447 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 74 : Antibacteria Dental Equipment
  Strengthen 3172 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 75 : High School Health
  Assumption 5346 81% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 76 : Church Architects and Artists
  Weaken 4916 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 77 : Baby Shampoo
  Assumption 3953 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 78 : Galapagos Tortoises
  Assumption 5041 72% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 79 : Restaurant Competition
  Inference 7519 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 80 : Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg
  Weaken 5130 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 81 : College Courses in Prison
  Assumption 4572 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 82 : Regulating Cigarette Smoking
  Strengthen 5140 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 83 : E-Commerce
  Assumption 5075 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 84 : Terracotta Soldiers
  Assumption 5093 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 85 : Biomass Decomposition
  Assumption 4839 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 86 : Canadian Mining
  Assumption 5270 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 87 : Infant Weight
  Weaken 21296 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 88 : School Board
  Assumption 19058 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 89 : Car Safety Requirements
  Helps Explain 14525 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 90 : Calories and Weight
  Helps Explain 13898 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 91 : Armed Forces
  Weaken 13295 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 92 : College Tuition
  Weaken 11491 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 93 : High School Guidance Counselors
  Assumption 12339 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 94 : Sixteenth Century Explorer
  Assumption 12094 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 95 : Space Defense Research Project
  Weaken 14320 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 96 : Baboons and Fertility Rates
  Assumption 8893 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 97 : Chema Reducing Emissions
  Assumption 9376 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 98 : Rivers and Salt Levels
  Assumption 12689 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 99 : A Sicilian Tomb
  Assumption 9590 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 100 : City Construction Projects
  Assumption 9501 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 101 : Videocassette Recorders
  Weaken 7759 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 102 : Scientific Molecules
  Weaken 12933 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 103 : Communication Subtleties
  Inference 8236 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 104 : Mobile and Social
  Strengthen 7586 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 105 : Freedom of Speech
  Inference 7883 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 106 : Immigrant Diets
  Weaken 8197 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 107 : Stiff Neck
  Strengthen 11133 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 108 : Medical Substance Detection
  Strengthen 8086 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 109 : Tourists in Springfield
  Inference 8794 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 110 : Artificial Sweeteners
  Assumption 6314 92% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 111 : Color Psychology
  Weaken 8430 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 112 : Politics and Social Media
  Inference 9256 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 113 : Violent Crime
  Weaken 8725 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 114 : Sourcing Refined Petroleum
  Inference 7418 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 115 : West African Research
  Helps Explain 9805 41% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 116 : Hypodermic Needles
  Strengthen 6644 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 117 : Sugars and Mood Elevation
  Assumption 6354 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 118 : Publicity Campaigns
  Assumption 7754 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 119 : Amend Bylaws
  Inference 7895 43% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 120 : Forecasting Weather
  Weaken 6598 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 121 : Military Deterrence
  Inference 6754 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 122 : Passenger Seat Belts
  Weaken 6868 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 123 : Profits in the Amazon Forest
  Helps Explain 5400 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 124 : Alligator and Fish Population
  Helps Explain 6786 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 125 : Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity
  Weaken 5747 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 126 : Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops
  Helps Explain 5128 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 127 : Bicycle Helmets
  Strengthen 5489 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 128 : Large artificial satellites
  Strengthen 5680 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 129 : Niacin Deficiency
  Helps Explain 5750 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 130 : Technology Commercial Success
  Helps Explain 13861 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 131 : Bamboo Construction
  Helps Explain 6298 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 132 : Visual Cortex
  Evaluate the Argument 6083 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 133 : Decline in Fish and Seabird Population
  Boldface 6491 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 134 : Fountain of Moses
  Strengthen 6046 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 135 : Packaged Goods
  Weaken 5951 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 136 : Video Rental and Sales
  Weaken 6203 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 137 : Unhealthy Pollution Days
  Helps Explain 10530 33% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 138 : Burning Methane
  Weaken 7174 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 139 : Trailer Trucks
  Weaken 6397 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 140
  2437 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 141 : Rejection for Summer Job
  Inference 4949 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 142 : Amphibian Population
  Strengthen 6336 31% 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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