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 9394 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2 : Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 10700 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3 : Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 10561 59% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #4 : Postal Service (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 28257 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #5 : China Food Supply (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 14648 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #6 : Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 12603 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #7 : Explosion Discussion (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 10742 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #8 : Forecasting Weather B (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7386 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #9 : Oil Stockpiles (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5459 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #10 : Respiratory Problems (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5297 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #11 : Bid for Paint Coating (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4126 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #12 : Avoiding Tunnel Congestion (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3982 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #13 : Dinner Box Style (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3774 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #14 : Renaissance Muslim Play (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5253 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #15 : Drop in Viewership on Sports Network (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3807 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #16 : Hosta Plant Growth (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4375 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #17 : Renting or Buying Real Estate (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5693 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #18 : SUV Profits (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4302 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #19 : Advertising on Search Engine (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5640 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #20 : Doubling Nightclubs (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3634 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #21 : School Surveillance and Violence (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 6019 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #22 : Eating with Opposable Thumb (free signup!)
 
  Boldface/ Structure 4100 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #23 : Sexual Assaults and Reports (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 5461 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #24 : Mismanaged Rail Company (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 5051 64% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #25 : Casino Security (free signup!)
 
  Boldface / Structure 3723 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #26 : Selling Automobiles Overseas (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 3887 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #27 : Blame for Financial Recession (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 3684 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #28 : Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3882 88% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #29 : Smartphone Price Cut (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3859 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #30 : Outdoor Surveillance Cameras (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4079 87% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #31 : Hospital Medical Waste (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4303 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #32 : Violin Makers in France and Italy (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 5432 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #33 : Polyester and Nylon Prices (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4397 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #34 : Cause of Osteosarcoma (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5761 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #35 : Internet Startup Frenzy (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6232 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #36 : Crystal Meth (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9453 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #37 : UVB and Psoriasis (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5283 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #38 : Broccoli Chemicals (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7985 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #39 : Food Package Shipments (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7308 45% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #40 : Camel Hump (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4728 95% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #41 : Water-conserving Landscape (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 9921 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #42 : Las Vegas Night Club (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6002 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #43 : Monterrey Ethanol Production (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 5415 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #44 : Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 8985 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #45 : Cholesterol Treatment (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5007 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #46 : Budget Reform (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6055 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #47 : Back to the Nest (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 7470 34% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #48 : Shoe Factory Workers (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6326 61% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #49 : Text Messaging (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5387 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #50 : Dermatology (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5743 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #51 : Montana Wolverine (free signup!)
 
  Boldfaced 7487 45% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #52 : Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5900 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #53 : Broccoli and Asparagus Planting (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4998 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #54 : Innovative Weed Blades (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6026 53% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #55 : Winter and Spring Canola (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5653 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #56 : Excessive Medical Care (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 5468 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #57 : Plastic Packaging (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 8883 62% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #58 : Importing Prescription Medications (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 5434 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #59 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6 (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6468 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #60 : Triberian Iron Ore Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Inference 5311 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #61 : San Diego Moving Jobs (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7162 36% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #62 : Celebrity-associated Products (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 6369 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #63 : Burning Nitrous Oxide (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4771 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #64 : Days of Bad Air (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5317 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #65 : DVD Rental and Sales (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4953 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #66 : Recession for public schools (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate 4655 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #67 : Limits on Apartment Renting (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 5262 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #68 : Rising Stocks to Buy House (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4790 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #69 : Scoring Points (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4205 61% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #70 : Toxoplasma Parasite (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4156 80% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #71 : Phorid Flies (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3534 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #72 : Fertility Drugs (free signup!)
 
  Inference 5190 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #73 : Otter and Eel Population (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3922 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #74 : Antibacteria Dental Equipment (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3763 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #75 : High School Health (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5881 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #76 : Church Architects and Artists (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5394 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #77 : Baby Shampoo (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4540 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #78 : Galapagos Tortoises (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5635 72% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #79 : Restaurant Competition (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8400 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #80 : Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5652 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #81 : College Courses in Prison (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5059 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #82 : Regulating Cigarette Smoking (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5702 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #83 : E-Commerce (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5575 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #84 : Terracotta Soldiers (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5575 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #85 : Biomass Decomposition (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5340 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #86 : Canadian Mining (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5824 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #87 : Infant Weight (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 21982 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #88 : School Board (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 19689 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #89 : Car Safety Requirements (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 15200 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #90 : Calories and Weight (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 14517 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #91 : Armed Forces (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 13924 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #92 : College Tuition (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 12145 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #93 : High School Guidance Counselors (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 13037 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #94 : Sixteenth Century Explorer (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 12792 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #95 : Space Defense Research Project (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 14850 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #96 : Baboons and Fertility Rates (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9466 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #97 : Chema Reducing Emissions (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 10164 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #98 : Rivers and Salt Levels (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 13596 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #99 : A Sicilian Tomb (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 10140 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #100 : City Construction Projects (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 10204 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #101 : Videocassette Recorders (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8252 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #102 : Scientific Molecules (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 14115 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #103 : Communication Subtleties (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8832 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #104 : Mobile and Social (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 8172 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #105 : Freedom of Speech (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8374 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #106 : Immigrant Diets (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8819 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #107 : Stiff Neck (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 12069 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #108 : Medical Substance Detection (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 8650 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #109 : Tourists in Springfield (free signup!)
 
  Inference 9394 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #110 : Artificial Sweeteners (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6801 92% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #111 : Color Psychology (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 9174 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #112 : Politics and Social Media (free signup!)
 
  Inference 9892 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #113 : Violent Crime (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 9326 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #114 : Sourcing Refined Petroleum (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7984 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #115 : West African Research (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 10904 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #116 : Hypodermic Needles (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7297 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #117 : Sugars and Mood Elevation (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6832 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #118 : Publicity Campaigns (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8367 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #119 : Amend Bylaws (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8524 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #120 : Forecasting Weather (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7289 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #121 : Military Deterrence (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7343 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #122 : Passenger Seat Belts (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7475 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #123 : Profits in the Amazon Forest (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 6006 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #124 : Alligator and Fish Population (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 7516 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #125 : Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6336 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #126 : Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5641 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #127 : Bicycle Helmets (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6087 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #128 : Large artificial satellites (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6386 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #129 : Niacin Deficiency (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 6381 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #130 : Technology Commercial Success (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 14560 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #131 : Bamboo Construction (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 7072 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #132 : Visual Cortex (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 6748 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #133 : Decline in Fish and Seabird Population (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 7039 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #134 : Fountain of Moses (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6691 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #135 : Packaged Goods (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6472 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #136 : Video Rental and Sales (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6959 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #137 : Unhealthy Pollution Days (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 11312 33% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #138 : Burning Methane (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7871 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #139 : Trailer Trucks (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7243 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #140 (free signup!)
 
  2918 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #141 : Rejection for Summer Job (free signup!)
 
  Inference 5472 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #142 : Amphibian Population (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7045 32% 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 9394 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2 : Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 10700 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3 : Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 10561 59% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 4 : Postal Service
 
  Weaken 28257 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 5 : China Food Supply
 
  Assumption 14648 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 6 : Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense
 
  Strengthen 12603 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 7 : Explosion Discussion
 
  Assumption 10742 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 8 : Forecasting Weather B
 
  Weaken 7386 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 9 : Oil Stockpiles
  Strengthen 5459 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 10 : Respiratory Problems
  Weaken 5297 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 11 : Bid for Paint Coating
  Strengthen 4126 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 12 : Avoiding Tunnel Congestion
  Helps Explain 3982 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 13 : Dinner Box Style
  Helps Explain 3774 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 14 : Renaissance Muslim Play
  Assumption 5253 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 15 : Drop in Viewership on Sports Network
  Strengthen 3807 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 16 : Hosta Plant Growth
  Helps Explain 4375 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 17 : Renting or Buying Real Estate
  Helps Explain 5693 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 18 : SUV Profits
  Helps Explain 4302 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 19 : Advertising on Search Engine
  Helps Explain 5640 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 20 : Doubling Nightclubs
  Helps Explain 3634 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 21 : School Surveillance and Violence
  Helps Explain 6019 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 22 : Eating with Opposable Thumb
  Boldface/ Structure 4100 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 23 : Sexual Assaults and Reports
  Boldface 5461 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 24 : Mismanaged Rail Company
  Boldface 5051 64% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 25 : Casino Security
  Boldface / Structure 3723 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 26 : Selling Automobiles Overseas
  Boldface 3887 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 27 : Blame for Financial Recession
  Boldface 3684 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 28 : Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage
  Evaluate the Argument 3882 88% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 29 : Smartphone Price Cut
  Evaluate the Argument 3859 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 30 : Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
  Evaluate the Argument 4079 87% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 31 : Hospital Medical Waste
  Evaluate the Argument 4303 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 32 : Violin Makers in France and Italy
  Evaluate the Argument 5432 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 33 : Polyester and Nylon Prices
  Weaken 4397 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 34 : Cause of Osteosarcoma
  Strengthen 5761 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 35 : Internet Startup Frenzy
  Assumption 6232 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 36 : Crystal Meth
  Assumption 9453 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 37 : UVB and Psoriasis
  Strengthen 5283 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 38 : Broccoli Chemicals
  Inference 7985 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 39 : Food Package Shipments
  Inference 7308 45% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 40 : Camel Hump
  Strengthen 4728 95% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 41 : Water-conserving Landscape
  Weaken 9921 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 42 : Las Vegas Night Club
  Strengthen 6002 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 43 : Monterrey Ethanol Production
  Boldface 5415 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 44 : Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo
  Strengthen 8985 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 45 : Cholesterol Treatment
  Strengthen 5007 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 46 : Budget Reform
  Assumption 6055 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 47 : Back to the Nest
  Assumption 7470 34% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 48 : Shoe Factory Workers
  Assumption 6326 61% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 49 : Text Messaging
  Assumption 5387 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 50 : Dermatology
  Assumption 5743 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 51 : Montana Wolverine
  Boldfaced 7487 45% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 52 : Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations
  Assumption 5900 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 53 : Broccoli and Asparagus Planting
  Strengthen 4998 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 54 : Innovative Weed Blades
  Strengthen 6026 53% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 55 : Winter and Spring Canola
  Strengthen 5653 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 56 : Excessive Medical Care
  Boldface 5468 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 57 : Plastic Packaging
  Strengthen 8883 62% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 58 : Importing Prescription Medications
  Evaluate the Argument 5434 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 59 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6
  Strengthen 6468 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 60 : Triberian Iron Ore Productivity
  Inference 5311 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 61 : San Diego Moving Jobs
  Weaken 7162 36% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 62 : Celebrity-associated Products
  Boldface 6369 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 63 : Burning Nitrous Oxide
  Weaken 4771 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 64 : Days of Bad Air
  Helps Explain 5317 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 65 : DVD Rental and Sales
  Weaken 4953 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 66 : Recession for public schools
  Evaluate 4655 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 67 : Limits on Apartment Renting
  Evaluate the Argument 5262 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 68 : Rising Stocks to Buy House
  Assumption 4790 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 69 : Scoring Points
  Weaken 4205 61% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 70 : Toxoplasma Parasite
  Strengthen 4156 80% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 71 : Phorid Flies
  Strengthen 3534 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 72 : Fertility Drugs
  Inference 5190 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 73 : Otter and Eel Population
  Helps Explain 3922 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 74 : Antibacteria Dental Equipment
  Strengthen 3763 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 75 : High School Health
  Assumption 5881 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 76 : Church Architects and Artists
  Weaken 5394 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 77 : Baby Shampoo
  Assumption 4540 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 78 : Galapagos Tortoises
  Assumption 5635 72% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 79 : Restaurant Competition
  Inference 8400 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 80 : Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg
  Weaken 5652 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 81 : College Courses in Prison
  Assumption 5059 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 82 : Regulating Cigarette Smoking
  Strengthen 5702 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 83 : E-Commerce
  Assumption 5575 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 84 : Terracotta Soldiers
  Assumption 5575 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 85 : Biomass Decomposition
  Assumption 5340 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 86 : Canadian Mining
  Assumption 5824 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 87 : Infant Weight
  Weaken 21982 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 88 : School Board
  Assumption 19689 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 89 : Car Safety Requirements
  Helps Explain 15200 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 90 : Calories and Weight
  Helps Explain 14517 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 91 : Armed Forces
  Weaken 13924 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 92 : College Tuition
  Weaken 12145 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 93 : High School Guidance Counselors
  Assumption 13037 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 94 : Sixteenth Century Explorer
  Assumption 12792 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 95 : Space Defense Research Project
  Weaken 14850 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 96 : Baboons and Fertility Rates
  Assumption 9466 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 97 : Chema Reducing Emissions
  Assumption 10164 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 98 : Rivers and Salt Levels
  Assumption 13596 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 99 : A Sicilian Tomb
  Assumption 10140 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 100 : City Construction Projects
  Assumption 10204 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 101 : Videocassette Recorders
  Weaken 8252 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 102 : Scientific Molecules
  Weaken 14115 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 103 : Communication Subtleties
  Inference 8832 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 104 : Mobile and Social
  Strengthen 8172 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 105 : Freedom of Speech
  Inference 8374 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 106 : Immigrant Diets
  Weaken 8819 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 107 : Stiff Neck
  Strengthen 12069 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 108 : Medical Substance Detection
  Strengthen 8650 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 109 : Tourists in Springfield
  Inference 9394 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 110 : Artificial Sweeteners
  Assumption 6801 92% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 111 : Color Psychology
  Weaken 9174 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 112 : Politics and Social Media
  Inference 9892 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 113 : Violent Crime
  Weaken 9326 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 114 : Sourcing Refined Petroleum
  Inference 7984 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 115 : West African Research
  Helps Explain 10904 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 116 : Hypodermic Needles
  Strengthen 7297 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 117 : Sugars and Mood Elevation
  Assumption 6832 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 118 : Publicity Campaigns
  Assumption 8367 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 119 : Amend Bylaws
  Inference 8524 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 120 : Forecasting Weather
  Weaken 7289 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 121 : Military Deterrence
  Inference 7343 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 122 : Passenger Seat Belts
  Weaken 7475 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 123 : Profits in the Amazon Forest
  Helps Explain 6006 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 124 : Alligator and Fish Population
  Helps Explain 7516 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 125 : Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity
  Weaken 6336 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 126 : Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops
  Helps Explain 5641 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 127 : Bicycle Helmets
  Strengthen 6087 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 128 : Large artificial satellites
  Strengthen 6386 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 129 : Niacin Deficiency
  Helps Explain 6381 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 130 : Technology Commercial Success
  Helps Explain 14560 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 131 : Bamboo Construction
  Helps Explain 7072 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 132 : Visual Cortex
  Evaluate the Argument 6748 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 133 : Decline in Fish and Seabird Population
  Boldface 7039 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 134 : Fountain of Moses
  Strengthen 6691 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 135 : Packaged Goods
  Weaken 6472 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 136 : Video Rental and Sales
  Weaken 6959 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 137 : Unhealthy Pollution Days
  Helps Explain 11312 33% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 138 : Burning Methane
  Weaken 7871 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 139 : Trailer Trucks
  Weaken 7243 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 140
  2918 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 141 : Rejection for Summer Job
  Inference 5472 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 142 : Amphibian Population
  Strengthen 7045 32% 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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