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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it correct
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GMAT Practice Set # 1  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 1 : Postal Service
 
  Weaken 24079 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2 : Infant Weight
  Weaken 19866 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3 : School Board
  Assumption 17696 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #4 : Car Safety Requirements (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 13439 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #5 : Calories and Weight (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 12793 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #6 : Armed Forces (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 12033 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #7 : College Tuition (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 10539 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 8 : China Food Supply
 
  Assumption 11774 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #9 : High School Guidance Counselors (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 11206 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #10 : Sixteenth Century Explorer (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 10864 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #11 : Space Defense Research Project (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 13514 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #12 : Baboons and Fertility Rates (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8140 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #13 : Chema Reducing Emissions (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8545 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #14 : Rivers and Salt Levels (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 11203 38% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #15 : A Sicilian Tomb (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8737 72% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #16 : City Construction Projects (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 8503 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #17 : Videocassette Recorders (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6928 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #18 : Scientific Molecules (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 11192 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #19 : Communication Subtleties (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7324 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #20 : Mobile and Social (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6797 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #21 : Freedom of Speech (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7157 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #22 : Immigrant Diets (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7427 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #23 : Stiff Neck (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 9790 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #24 : Medical Substance Detection (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 7060 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #25 : Tourists in Springfield (free signup!)
 
  Inference 7761 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #26 : Artificial Sweeteners (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5584 92% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #27 : Color Psychology (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7348 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #28 : Politics and Social Media (free signup!)
 
  Inference 8269 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 29 : Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense
 
  Strengthen 9283 36% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #30 : Violent Crime (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7374 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #31 : Sourcing Refined Petroleum (free signup!)
 
  Inference 6621 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 32 : Explosion Discussion
 
  Assumption 8080 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #33 : West African Research (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 8329 41% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #34 : Hypodermic Needles (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5854 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #35 : Sugars and Mood Elevation (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5666 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #36 : Publicity Campaigns (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 6814 47% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #37 : Amend Bylaws (free signup!)
 
  Inference 6989 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #38 : Forecasting Weather (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5558 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #39 : Forecasting Weather B (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4715 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #40 : Military Deterrence (free signup!)
 
  Inference 5992 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #41 : Passenger Seat Belts (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5807 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #42 : Profits in the Amazon Forest (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4566 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #43 : Alligator and Fish Population (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 5625 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #44 : Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4747 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #45 : Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4402 89% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #46 : Bicycle Helmets (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4684 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #47 : Large artificial satellites (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4628 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #48 : Niacin Deficiency (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4814 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #49 : Technology Commercial Success (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 12884 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #50 : Bamboo Construction (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 4948 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #51 : Visual Cortex (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 5093 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #52 : Decline in Fish and Seabird Population (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 5677 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #53 : Fountain of Moses (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5242 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #54 : Packaged Goods (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5196 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #55 : Video Rental and Sales (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5194 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #56 : Unhealthy Pollution Days (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 9122 32% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #57 : Burning Methane (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 6009 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #58 : Trailer Trucks (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5215 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #59 (free signup!)
 
  1815 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #60 : Rejection for Summer Job (free signup!)
 
  Inference 4085 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #61 : Amphibian Population (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5243 31% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #62 : San Diego Moving Jobs (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 5602 37% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #63 : Celebrity-associated Products (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4892 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #64 : Triberian Iron Ore Productivity (free signup!)
 
  Inference 4087 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #65 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6 (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5107 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #66 : Swabian Ivory Flute (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 5790 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #67 : Importing Prescription Medications (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4192 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #68 : Plastic Packaging (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6758 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #69 : Excessive Medical Care (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4105 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #70 : Monterrey Ethanol Production (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 4102 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #71 : Winter and Spring Canola (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4421 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #72 : Innovative Weed Blades (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4591 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #73 : Broccoli and Asparagus Planting (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3715 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #74 : Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4606 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #75 : Montana Wolverine (free signup!)
 
  Boldfaced 5869 43% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #76 : Cholesterol Treatment (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3713 80% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #77 : Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 6772 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #78 : Water-conserving Landscape (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 7463 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #79 : Camel Hump (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3416 96% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #80 : Food Package Shipments (free signup!)
 
  Inference 5557 46% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #81 : Regulating Cigarette Smoking (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4338 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #82 : College Courses in Prison (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 3858 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #83 : Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4447 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #84 : Galapagos Tortoises (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4295 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #85 : Church Architects and Artists (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 4226 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #86 : Text Messaging (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4070 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #87 : Shoe Factory Workers (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4790 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #88 : Canadian Mining (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4625 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #89 : Dermatology (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4315 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #90 : Biomass Decomposition (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4094 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #91 : Back to the Nest (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 5582 35% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #92 : Budget Reform (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4540 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #93 : Terracotta Soldiers (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4365 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #94 : E-Commerce (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4245 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #95 : High School Health (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4566 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #96 : Las Vegas Night Club (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4644 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #97 : Restaurant Competition (free signup!)
 
  Inference 6318 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #98 : Baby Shampoo (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 3367 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #99 : Broccoli Chemicals (free signup!)
 
  Inference 5918 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #100 : UVB and Psoriasis (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 3953 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #101 : Crystal Meth (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 7087 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #102 : Internet Startup Frenzy (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 4509 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #103 : Otter and Eel Population (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2888 94% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #104 : Cause of Osteosarcoma (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 4247 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #105 : Recession for public schools (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate 3464 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #106 : Days of Bad Air (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3767 56% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #107 : Violin Makers in France and Italy (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3466 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #108 : Declining Nutrition Product Sales (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4944 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #109 : Hospital Medical Waste (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 2712 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #110 : Outdoor Surveillance Cameras (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 2521 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #111 : Smartphone Price Cut (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 2343 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #112 : Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 2383 89% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #113 : Blame for Financial Recession (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 2237 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #114 : Selling Automobiles Overseas (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 2253 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #115 : Casino Security (free signup!)
 
  Boldface / Structure 2243 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #116 : Mismanaged Rail Company (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 3092 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #117 : Sexual Assaults and Reports (free signup!)
 
  Boldface 3372 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #118 : Eating with Opposable Thumb (free signup!)
 
  Boldface/ Structure 2578 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #119 : Sunburns at the Jersey Shore (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2442 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #120 : School Surveillance and Violence (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3523 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #121 : Doubling Nightclubs (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2013 92% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #122 : Advertising on Search Engine (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3253 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #123 : SUV Profits (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2354 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #124 : Renting or Buying Real Estate (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 3369 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #125 : Hosta Plant Growth (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2472 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #126 : Renaissance Muslim Play (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 3188 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #127 : Drop in Viewership on Sports Network (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2069 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #128 : Dinner Box Style (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2340 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #129 : Avoiding Tunnel Congestion (free signup!)
 
  Helps Explain 2315 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #130 : Bid for Paint Coating (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2189 77% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #131 : Respiratory Problems (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 2984 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #132 : Oil Stockpiles (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2608 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #133 : Phorid Flies (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2260 81% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #134 : Antibacteria Dental Equipment (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2477 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #135 : Fertility Drugs (free signup!)
 
  Inference 3439 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #136 : Scoring Points (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 2762 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #137 : Rising Stocks to Buy House (free signup!)
 
  Assumption 3272 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #138 : Limits on Apartment Renting (free signup!)
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3823 47% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #139 : Toxoplasma Parasite (free signup!)
 
  Strengthen 2753 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48  
GMAT Critical Reasoning #140 : DVD Rental and Sales (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 3486 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #141 : Burning Nitrous Oxide (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 3188 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning #142 : Polyester and Nylon Prices (free signup!)
 
  Weaken 2832 78% 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 : Postal Service
 
  Weaken 24079 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2 : Infant Weight
  Weaken 19866 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3 : School Board
  Assumption 17696 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 4 : Car Safety Requirements
  Helps Explain 13439 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 5 : Calories and Weight
  Helps Explain 12793 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 6 : Armed Forces
  Weaken 12033 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 7 : College Tuition
  Weaken 10539 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 8 : China Food Supply
 
  Assumption 11774 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 9 : High School Guidance Counselors
  Assumption 11206 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 10 : Sixteenth Century Explorer
  Assumption 10864 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 11 : Space Defense Research Project
  Weaken 13514 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 12 : Baboons and Fertility Rates
  Assumption 8140 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 13 : Chema Reducing Emissions
  Assumption 8545 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 14 : Rivers and Salt Levels
  Assumption 11203 38% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 15 : A Sicilian Tomb
  Assumption 8737 72% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 16 : City Construction Projects
  Assumption 8503 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 17 : Videocassette Recorders
  Weaken 6928 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 18 : Scientific Molecules
  Weaken 11192 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 19 : Communication Subtleties
  Inference 7324 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 20 : Mobile and Social
  Strengthen 6797 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 21 : Freedom of Speech
  Inference 7157 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 22 : Immigrant Diets
  Weaken 7427 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 23 : Stiff Neck
  Strengthen 9790 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 24 : Medical Substance Detection
  Strengthen 7060 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 25 : Tourists in Springfield
  Inference 7761 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 26 : Artificial Sweeteners
  Assumption 5584 92% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 27 : Color Psychology
  Weaken 7348 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 28 : Politics and Social Media
  Inference 8269 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 29 : Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense
 
  Strengthen 9283 36% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 30 : Violent Crime
  Weaken 7374 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 31 : Sourcing Refined Petroleum
  Inference 6621 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 32 : Explosion Discussion
 
  Assumption 8080 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 33 : West African Research
  Helps Explain 8329 41% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 34 : Hypodermic Needles
  Strengthen 5854 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 35 : Sugars and Mood Elevation
  Assumption 5666 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 36 : Publicity Campaigns
  Assumption 6814 47% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 37 : Amend Bylaws
  Inference 6989 42% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 38 : Forecasting Weather
  Weaken 5558 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 39 : Forecasting Weather B
  Weaken 4715 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 40 : Military Deterrence
  Inference 5992 49% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 41 : Passenger Seat Belts
  Weaken 5807 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 42 : Profits in the Amazon Forest
  Helps Explain 4566 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 43 : Alligator and Fish Population
  Helps Explain 5625 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 44 : Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity
  Weaken 4747 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 45 : Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops
  Helps Explain 4402 89% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 46 : Bicycle Helmets
  Strengthen 4684 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 47 : Large artificial satellites
  Strengthen 4628 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 48 : Niacin Deficiency
  Helps Explain 4814 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 49 : Technology Commercial Success
  Helps Explain 12884 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 50 : Bamboo Construction
  Helps Explain 4948 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 51 : Visual Cortex
  Evaluate the Argument 5093 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 52 : Decline in Fish and Seabird Population
  Boldface 5677 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 53 : Fountain of Moses
  Strengthen 5242 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 54 : Packaged Goods
  Weaken 5196 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 55 : Video Rental and Sales
  Weaken 5194 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 56 : Unhealthy Pollution Days
  Helps Explain 9122 32% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 57 : Burning Methane
  Weaken 6009 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 58 : Trailer Trucks
  Weaken 5215 73% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 59
  1815 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 60 : Rejection for Summer Job
  Inference 4085 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 61 : Amphibian Population
  Strengthen 5243 31% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 62 : San Diego Moving Jobs
  Weaken 5602 37% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 63 : Celebrity-associated Products
  Boldface 4892 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 64 : Triberian Iron Ore Productivity
  Inference 4087 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 65 : Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6
  Strengthen 5107 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 66 : Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 5790 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 67 : Importing Prescription Medications
  Evaluate the Argument 4192 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 68 : Plastic Packaging
  Strengthen 6758 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 69 : Excessive Medical Care
  Boldface 4105 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 70 : Monterrey Ethanol Production
  Boldface 4102 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 71 : Winter and Spring Canola
  Strengthen 4421 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 72 : Innovative Weed Blades
  Strengthen 4591 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 73 : Broccoli and Asparagus Planting
  Strengthen 3715 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 74 : Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations
  Assumption 4606 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 75 : Montana Wolverine
  Boldfaced 5869 43% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 76 : Cholesterol Treatment
  Strengthen 3713 80% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 77 : Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo
  Strengthen 6772 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 78 : Water-conserving Landscape
  Weaken 7463 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 79 : Camel Hump
  Strengthen 3416 96% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 80 : Food Package Shipments
  Inference 5557 46% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 81 : Regulating Cigarette Smoking
  Strengthen 4338 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 82 : College Courses in Prison
  Assumption 3858 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 83 : Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg
  Weaken 4447 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 84 : Galapagos Tortoises
  Assumption 4295 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 85 : Church Architects and Artists
  Weaken 4226 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 86 : Text Messaging
  Assumption 4070 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 87 : Shoe Factory Workers
  Assumption 4790 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 88 : Canadian Mining
  Assumption 4625 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 89 : Dermatology
  Assumption 4315 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 90 : Biomass Decomposition
  Assumption 4094 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 91 : Back to the Nest
  Assumption 5582 35% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 92 : Budget Reform
  Assumption 4540 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 93 : Terracotta Soldiers
  Assumption 4365 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 94 : E-Commerce
  Assumption 4245 71% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 95 : High School Health
  Assumption 4566 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 96 : Las Vegas Night Club
  Strengthen 4644 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 97 : Restaurant Competition
  Inference 6318 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 98 : Baby Shampoo
  Assumption 3367 94% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 99 : Broccoli Chemicals
  Inference 5918 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 100 : UVB and Psoriasis
  Strengthen 3953 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 101 : Crystal Meth
  Assumption 7087 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 102 : Internet Startup Frenzy
  Assumption 4509 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 103 : Otter and Eel Population
  Helps Explain 2888 94% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 104 : Cause of Osteosarcoma
  Strengthen 4247 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 105 : Recession for public schools
  Evaluate 3464 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 106 : Days of Bad Air
  Helps Explain 3767 56% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 107 : Violin Makers in France and Italy
  Evaluate the Argument 3466 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 108 : Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 4944 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 109 : Hospital Medical Waste
  Evaluate the Argument 2712 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 110 : Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
  Evaluate the Argument 2521 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 111 : Smartphone Price Cut
  Evaluate the Argument 2343 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 112 : Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage
  Evaluate the Argument 2383 89% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 113 : Blame for Financial Recession
  Boldface 2237 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 114 : Selling Automobiles Overseas
  Boldface 2253 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 115 : Casino Security
  Boldface / Structure 2243 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 116 : Mismanaged Rail Company
  Boldface 3092 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 117 : Sexual Assaults and Reports
  Boldface 3372 48% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 118 : Eating with Opposable Thumb
  Boldface/ Structure 2578 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 119 : Sunburns at the Jersey Shore
 
  Helps Explain 2442 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 120 : School Surveillance and Violence
  Helps Explain 3523 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 121 : Doubling Nightclubs
  Helps Explain 2013 92% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 122 : Advertising on Search Engine
  Helps Explain 3253 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 123 : SUV Profits
  Helps Explain 2354 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 124 : Renting or Buying Real Estate
  Helps Explain 3369 54% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 125 : Hosta Plant Growth
  Helps Explain 2472 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 126 : Renaissance Muslim Play
  Assumption 3188 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 127 : Drop in Viewership on Sports Network
  Strengthen 2069 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 128 : Dinner Box Style
  Helps Explain 2340 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 129 : Avoiding Tunnel Congestion
  Helps Explain 2315 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 130 : Bid for Paint Coating
  Strengthen 2189 77% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 131 : Respiratory Problems
  Weaken 2984 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 132 : Oil Stockpiles
  Strengthen 2608 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 133 : Phorid Flies
  Strengthen 2260 81% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 134 : Antibacteria Dental Equipment
  Strengthen 2477 79% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 135 : Fertility Drugs
  Inference 3439 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 136 : Scoring Points
  Weaken 2762 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 137 : Rising Stocks to Buy House
  Assumption 3272 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 138 : Limits on Apartment Renting
  Evaluate the Argument 3823 47% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 139 : Toxoplasma Parasite
  Strengthen 2753 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48          
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 140 : DVD Rental and Sales
  Weaken 3486 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 141 : Burning Nitrous Oxide
  Weaken 3188 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 142 : Polyester and Nylon Prices
  Weaken 2832 78% 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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