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!

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GMAT Practice Set # 1  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 1 : Sunburns at the Jersey Shore
 
  Helps Explain 4837 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2 : Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 6705 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3 : Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 7266 60% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #4 : Postal Service (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 25968 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #5 : China Food Supply (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 12896 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #6 : Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 10696 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #7 : Explosion Discussion (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9160 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #8 : Oil Stockpiles (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3875 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #9 : Respiratory Problems (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4037 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #10 : Bid for Paint Coating (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3018 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #11 : Avoiding Tunnel Congestion (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3075 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #12 : Dinner Box Style (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2983 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #13 : Renaissance Muslim Play (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4133 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #14 : Drop in Viewership on Sports Network (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2781 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #15 : Hosta Plant Growth (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3379 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #16 : Renting or Buying Real Estate (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4404 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #17 : SUV Profits (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3243 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #18 : Advertising on Search Engine (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4361 57% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #19 : Doubling Nightclubs (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2672 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #20 : School Surveillance and Violence (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4964 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #21 : Eating with Opposable Thumb (free signup!)
 
  Boldface/ Structure 3184 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #22 : Sexual Assaults and Reports (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4349 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #23 : Mismanaged Rail Company (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 3946 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #24 : Casino Security (free signup!)
 
  Boldface / Structure 2821 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #25 : Selling Automobiles Overseas (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 2926 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #26 : Blame for Financial Recession (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 2815 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #27 : Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 2982 88% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #28 : Smartphone Price Cut (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 2997 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #29 : Outdoor Surveillance Cameras (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3173 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #30 : Hospital Medical Waste (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3406 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #31 : Violin Makers in France and Italy (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4316 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #32 : Polyester and Nylon Prices (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 3490 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #33 : Cause of Osteosarcoma (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4909 52% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #34 : Internet Startup Frenzy (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5251 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #35 : Crystal Meth (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8033 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #36 : UVB and Psoriasis (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4516 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #37 : Broccoli Chemicals (free signup!)
 
  Inference 6712 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #38 : Food Package Shipments (free signup!)
 
  Inference 6294 46% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #39 : Camel Hump (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3954 96% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #40 : Water-conserving Landscape (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8484 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #41 : Las Vegas Night Club (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5197 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #42 : Monterrey Ethanol Production (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4646 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #43 : Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7690 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #44 : Cholesterol Treatment (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4204 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #45 : Budget Reform (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5228 63% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #46 : Back to the Nest (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6444 35% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #47 : Shoe Factory Workers (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5428 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #48 : Text Messaging (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4619 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #49 : Dermatology (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4946 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #50 : Montana Wolverine (free signup!)
 
  Boldfaced 6550 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #51 : Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5138 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #52 : Broccoli and Asparagus Planting (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4193 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #53 : Innovative Weed Blades (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5183 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #54 : Winter and Spring Canola (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4916 87% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #55 : Excessive Medical Care (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4656 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #56 : Plastic Packaging (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7534 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #57 : Importing Prescription Medications (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4691 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #58 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6 (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5573 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #59 : Triberian Iron Ore Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Inference 4548 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #60 : San Diego Moving Jobs (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6268 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #61 : Celebrity-associated Products (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 5545 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #62 : Burning Nitrous Oxide (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 3893 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #63 : Days of Bad Air (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4448 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #64 : DVD Rental and Sales (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4047 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #65 : Recession for public schools (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate 3981 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #66 : Limits on Apartment Renting (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4476 48% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #67 : Rising Stocks to Buy House (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 3919 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #68 : Scoring Points (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 3408 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #69 : Toxoplasma Parasite (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3357 80% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #70 : Phorid Flies (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2749 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #71 : Fertility Drugs (free signup!)
 
  Inference 4221 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #72 : Otter and Eel Population (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3286 94% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #73 : Antibacteria Dental Equipment (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2964 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #74 : High School Health (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5104 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #75 : Church Architects and Artists (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4724 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #76 : Baby Shampoo (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 3777 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #77 : Galapagos Tortoises (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4824 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #78 : Restaurant Competition (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7139 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #79 : Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4932 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #80 : College Courses in Prison (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4388 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #81 : Regulating Cigarette Smoking (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4927 62% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #82 : E-Commerce (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4845 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #83 : Terracotta Soldiers (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4874 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #84 : Biomass Decomposition (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4597 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #85 : Canadian Mining (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5093 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #86 : Infant Weight (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 21022 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #87 : School Board (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 18760 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #88 : Car Safety Requirements (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 14257 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #89 : Calories and Weight (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 13618 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #90 : Armed Forces (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 12988 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #91 : College Tuition (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 11250 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #92 : High School Guidance Counselors (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 12073 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #93 : Sixteenth Century Explorer (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 11792 60% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #94 : Space Defense Research Project (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 14116 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #95 : Baboons and Fertility Rates (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8689 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #96 : Chema Reducing Emissions (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9137 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #97 : Rivers and Salt Levels (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 12268 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #98 : A Sicilian Tomb (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9359 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #99 : City Construction Projects (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 9253 63% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #100 : Videocassette Recorders (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7554 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #101 : Scientific Molecules (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 12395 29% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #102 : Communication Subtleties (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7962 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #103 : Mobile and Social (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7383 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #104 : Freedom of Speech (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7694 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #105 : Immigrant Diets (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7990 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #106 : Stiff Neck (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 10766 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #107 : Medical Substance Detection (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7845 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #108 : Tourists in Springfield (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8539 61% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #109 : Artificial Sweeteners (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6104 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #110 : Color Psychology (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8113 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #111 : Politics and Social Media (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8998 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #112 : Violent Crime (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 8447 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #113 : Sourcing Refined Petroleum (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7204 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #114 : West African Research (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 9415 41% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #115 : Hypodermic Needles (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6441 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #116 : Sugars and Mood Elevation (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6156 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #117 : Publicity Campaigns (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 7496 48% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #118 : Amend Bylaws (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7640 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #119 : Forecasting Weather (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6153 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #120 : Forecasting Weather B (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5418 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #121 : Military Deterrence (free signup!)
 
  Inference 6530 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #122 : Passenger Seat Belts (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6605 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #123 : Profits in the Amazon Forest (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5173 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #124 : Alligator and Fish Population (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 6441 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #125 : Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5422 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #126 : Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4905 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #127 : Bicycle Helmets (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5253 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #128 : Large artificial satellites (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5321 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #129 : Niacin Deficiency (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5459 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #130 : Technology Commercial Success (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 13606 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #131 : Bamboo Construction (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5920 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #132 : Visual Cortex (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 5801 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #133 : Decline in Fish and Seabird Population (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 6256 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #134 : Fountain of Moses (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5829 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #135 : Packaged Goods (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5737 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #136 : Video Rental and Sales (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5912 56% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #137 : Unhealthy Pollution Days (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 10151 32% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #138 : Burning Methane (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6818 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #139 : Trailer Trucks (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6072 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #140 (free signup!)
 
  2240 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #141 : Rejection for Summer Job (free signup!)
 
  Inference 4723 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #142 : Amphibian Population (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6022 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 4837 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2 : Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 6705 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3 : Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 7266 60% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 4 : Postal Service
 
  Weaken 25968 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 5 : China Food Supply
 
  Assumption 12896 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 6 : Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense
 
  Strengthen 10696 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 7 : Explosion Discussion
 
  Assumption 9160 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 8 : Oil Stockpiles
  Strengthen 3875 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 9 : Respiratory Problems
  Weaken 4037 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 10 : Bid for Paint Coating
  Strengthen 3018 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 11 : Avoiding Tunnel Congestion
  Helps Explain 3075 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 12 : Dinner Box Style
  Helps Explain 2983 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 13 : Renaissance Muslim Play
  Assumption 4133 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 14 : Drop in Viewership on Sports Network
  Strengthen 2781 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 15 : Hosta Plant Growth
  Helps Explain 3379 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 16 : Renting or Buying Real Estate
  Helps Explain 4404 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 17 : SUV Profits
  Helps Explain 3243 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 18 : Advertising on Search Engine
  Helps Explain 4361 57% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 19 : Doubling Nightclubs
  Helps Explain 2672 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 20 : School Surveillance and Violence
  Helps Explain 4964 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 21 : Eating with Opposable Thumb
  Boldface/ Structure 3184 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 22 : Sexual Assaults and Reports
  Boldface 4349 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 23 : Mismanaged Rail Company
  Boldface 3946 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 24 : Casino Security
  Boldface / Structure 2821 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 25 : Selling Automobiles Overseas
  Boldface 2926 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 26 : Blame for Financial Recession
  Boldface 2815 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 27 : Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage
  Evaluate the Argument 2982 88% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 28 : Smartphone Price Cut
  Evaluate the Argument 2997 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 29 : Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
  Evaluate the Argument 3173 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 30 : Hospital Medical Waste
  Evaluate the Argument 3406 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 31 : Violin Makers in France and Italy
  Evaluate the Argument 4316 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 32 : Polyester and Nylon Prices
  Weaken 3490 78% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 33 : Cause of Osteosarcoma
  Strengthen 4909 52% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 34 : Internet Startup Frenzy
  Assumption 5251 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 35 : Crystal Meth
  Assumption 8033 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 36 : UVB and Psoriasis
  Strengthen 4516 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 37 : Broccoli Chemicals
  Inference 6712 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 38 : Food Package Shipments
  Inference 6294 46% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 39 : Camel Hump
  Strengthen 3954 96% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 40 : Water-conserving Landscape
  Weaken 8484 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 41 : Las Vegas Night Club
  Strengthen 5197 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 42 : Monterrey Ethanol Production
  Boldface 4646 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 43 : Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo
  Strengthen 7690 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 44 : Cholesterol Treatment
  Strengthen 4204 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 45 : Budget Reform
  Assumption 5228 63% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 46 : Back to the Nest
  Assumption 6444 35% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 47 : Shoe Factory Workers
  Assumption 5428 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 48 : Text Messaging
  Assumption 4619 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 49 : Dermatology
  Assumption 4946 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 50 : Montana Wolverine
  Boldfaced 6550 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 51 : Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations
  Assumption 5138 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 52 : Broccoli and Asparagus Planting
  Strengthen 4193 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 53 : Innovative Weed Blades
  Strengthen 5183 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 54 : Winter and Spring Canola
  Strengthen 4916 87% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 55 : Excessive Medical Care
  Boldface 4656 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 56 : Plastic Packaging
  Strengthen 7534 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 57 : Importing Prescription Medications
  Evaluate the Argument 4691 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 58 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6
  Strengthen 5573 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 59 : Triberian Iron Ore Productivity
  Inference 4548 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 60 : San Diego Moving Jobs
  Weaken 6268 37% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 61 : Celebrity-associated Products
  Boldface 5545 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 62 : Burning Nitrous Oxide
  Weaken 3893 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 63 : Days of Bad Air
  Helps Explain 4448 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 64 : DVD Rental and Sales
  Weaken 4047 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 65 : Recession for public schools
  Evaluate 3981 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 66 : Limits on Apartment Renting
  Evaluate the Argument 4476 48% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 67 : Rising Stocks to Buy House
  Assumption 3919 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 68 : Scoring Points
  Weaken 3408 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 69 : Toxoplasma Parasite
  Strengthen 3357 80% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 70 : Phorid Flies
  Strengthen 2749 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 71 : Fertility Drugs
  Inference 4221 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 72 : Otter and Eel Population
  Helps Explain 3286 94% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 73 : Antibacteria Dental Equipment
  Strengthen 2964 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 74 : High School Health
  Assumption 5104 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 75 : Church Architects and Artists
  Weaken 4724 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 76 : Baby Shampoo
  Assumption 3777 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 77 : Galapagos Tortoises
  Assumption 4824 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 78 : Restaurant Competition
  Inference 7139 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 79 : Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg
  Weaken 4932 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 80 : College Courses in Prison
  Assumption 4388 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 81 : Regulating Cigarette Smoking
  Strengthen 4927 62% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 82 : E-Commerce
  Assumption 4845 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 83 : Terracotta Soldiers
  Assumption 4874 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 84 : Biomass Decomposition
  Assumption 4597 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 85 : Canadian Mining
  Assumption 5093 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 86 : Infant Weight
  Weaken 21022 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 87 : School Board
  Assumption 18760 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 88 : Car Safety Requirements
  Helps Explain 14257 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 89 : Calories and Weight
  Helps Explain 13618 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 90 : Armed Forces
  Weaken 12988 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 91 : College Tuition
  Weaken 11250 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 92 : High School Guidance Counselors
  Assumption 12073 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 93 : Sixteenth Century Explorer
  Assumption 11792 60% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 94 : Space Defense Research Project
  Weaken 14116 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 95 : Baboons and Fertility Rates
  Assumption 8689 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 96 : Chema Reducing Emissions
  Assumption 9137 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 97 : Rivers and Salt Levels
  Assumption 12268 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 98 : A Sicilian Tomb
  Assumption 9359 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 99 : City Construction Projects
  Assumption 9253 63% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 100 : Videocassette Recorders
  Weaken 7554 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 101 : Scientific Molecules
  Weaken 12395 29% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 102 : Communication Subtleties
  Inference 7962 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 103 : Mobile and Social
  Strengthen 7383 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 104 : Freedom of Speech
  Inference 7694 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 105 : Immigrant Diets
  Weaken 7990 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 106 : Stiff Neck
  Strengthen 10766 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 107 : Medical Substance Detection
  Strengthen 7845 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 108 : Tourists in Springfield
  Inference 8539 61% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 109 : Artificial Sweeteners
  Assumption 6104 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 110 : Color Psychology
  Weaken 8113 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 111 : Politics and Social Media
  Inference 8998 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 112 : Violent Crime
  Weaken 8447 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 113 : Sourcing Refined Petroleum
  Inference 7204 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 114 : West African Research
  Helps Explain 9415 41% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 115 : Hypodermic Needles
  Strengthen 6441 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 116 : Sugars and Mood Elevation
  Assumption 6156 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 117 : Publicity Campaigns
  Assumption 7496 48% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 118 : Amend Bylaws
  Inference 7640 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 119 : Forecasting Weather
  Weaken 6153 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 120 : Forecasting Weather B
  Weaken 5418 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 121 : Military Deterrence
  Inference 6530 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 122 : Passenger Seat Belts
  Weaken 6605 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 123 : Profits in the Amazon Forest
  Helps Explain 5173 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 124 : Alligator and Fish Population
  Helps Explain 6441 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 125 : Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity
  Weaken 5422 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 126 : Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops
  Helps Explain 4905 90% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 127 : Bicycle Helmets
  Strengthen 5253 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 128 : Large artificial satellites
  Strengthen 5321 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 129 : Niacin Deficiency
  Helps Explain 5459 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 130 : Technology Commercial Success
  Helps Explain 13606 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 131 : Bamboo Construction
  Helps Explain 5920 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 132 : Visual Cortex
  Evaluate the Argument 5801 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 133 : Decline in Fish and Seabird Population
  Boldface 6256 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 134 : Fountain of Moses
  Strengthen 5829 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 135 : Packaged Goods
  Weaken 5737 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 136 : Video Rental and Sales
  Weaken 5912 56% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 137 : Unhealthy Pollution Days
  Helps Explain 10151 32% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 138 : Burning Methane
  Weaken 6818 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 139 : Trailer Trucks
  Weaken 6072 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 140
  2240 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 141 : Rejection for Summer Job
  Inference 4723 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 142 : Amphibian Population
  Strengthen 6022 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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