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Critical Reasoning

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

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

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

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

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

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GMAT Practice Set # 1  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 1: Postal Service
 
  Weaken 14500 47% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 2: Infant Weight
  Weaken 13600 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 3: School Board
  Assumption 12176 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 2  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 4: Car Safety Requirements
  Helps Explain 9357 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 5: Calories and Weight
  Helps Explain 8962 58% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 6: Armed Forces
  Weaken 8336 57% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 3  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 7: College Tuition
  Weaken 7110 87% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 8: China Food Supply
 
  Assumption 7229 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 9: High School Guidance Counselors
  Assumption 7905 49% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 4  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 10: Sixteenth Century Explorer
  Assumption 7246 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 11: Space Defense Research Project
  Weaken 10792 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 12: Baboons and Fertility Rates
  Assumption 5676 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 5  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 13: Chema Reducing Emissions
  Assumption 6116 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 14: Rivers and Salt Levels
  Assumption 7958 36% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 15: A Sicilian Tomb
  Assumption 6361 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 6  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 16: City Construction Projects
  Assumption 5921 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 17: Videocassette Recorders
  Weaken 4852 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 18: Scientific Molecules
  Weaken 7635 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 7  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 19: Communication Subtleties
  Inference 5079 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 20: Mobile and Social
  Strengthen 4931 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 21: Freedom of Speech
  Inference 5187 64% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 8  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 22: Immigrant Diets
  Weaken 5277 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 23: Stiff Neck
  Strengthen 6612 37% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 24: Medical Substance Detection
  Strengthen 4865 73% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 9  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 25: Tourists in Springfield
  Inference 5165 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 26: Artificial Sweeteners
  Assumption 3950 91% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 27: Color Psychology
  Weaken 5057 42% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 10  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 28: Politics and Social Media
  Inference 5631 50% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 29: Marijuana Regulation Makes No Sense
 
  Strengthen 6700 34% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 30: Violent Crime
  Weaken 4951 77% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 11  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 31: Sourcing Refined Petroleum
  Inference 4565 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 32: Explosion Discussion
 
  Assumption 5841 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 33: West African Research
  Helps Explain 5706 40% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 12  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 34: Hypodermic Needles
  Strengthen 3954 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 35: Sugars and Mood Elevation
  Assumption 4029 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 36: Publicity Campaigns
  Assumption 4321 45% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 13  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 37: Amend Bylaws
  Inference 4789 40% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 38: Forecasting Weather
  Weaken 3817 54% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 39: Forecasting Weather B
  Weaken 3190 68% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 14  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 40: Military Deterrence
  Inference 4023 46% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 41: Passenger Seat Belts
  Weaken 3863 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 42: Profits in the Amazon Forest
  Helps Explain 2993 93% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 15  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 43: Alligator and Fish Population
  Helps Explain 3494 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 44: Technological Improvements and Labor Productivity
  Weaken 3132 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 45: Genetic Manipulation of Food Crops
  Helps Explain 3034 89% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 16  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 46: Bicycle Helmets
  Strengthen 2992 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 47: Large artificial satellites
  Strengthen 2923 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 48: Niacin Deficiency
  Helps Explain 3212 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 17  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 49: Technology Commercial Success
  Helps Explain 10868 70% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 50: Bamboo Construction
  Helps Explain 3181 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 51: Visual Cortex
  Evaluate the Argument 3280 75% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 18  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 52: Decline in Fish and Seabird Population
  Boldface 3703 46% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 53: Fountain of Moses
  Strengthen 3529 56% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 54: Packaged Goods
  Weaken 3517 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 19  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 55: Video Rental and Sales
  Weaken 3215 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 56: Unhealthy Pollution Days
  Helps Explain 6679 30% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 57: Burning Methane
  Weaken 3825 63% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 20  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 58: Trailer Trucks
  Weaken 2955 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 59
  668 84% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 60: Rejection for Summer Job
  Inference 2408 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 21  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 61: Amphibian Population
  Strengthen 3014 29% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 22  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 62: San Diego Moving Jobs
  Weaken 3755 39% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 63: Celebrity-associated Products
  Boldface 2950 57% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 64: Triberian Iron Ore Productivity
  Inference 2815 69% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 23  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 65: Rheumatoid Arthritis and Vitamin B6
  Strengthen 3620 80% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 66: Swabian Ivory Flute
 
  Strengthen 4283 56% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 67: Importing Prescription Medications
  Evaluate the Argument 2851 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 24  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 68: Plastic Packaging
  Strengthen 4520 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 69: Excessive Medical Care
  Boldface 2790 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 70: Monterrey Ethanol Production
  Boldface 2808 65% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 25  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 71: Winter and Spring Canola
  Strengthen 3135 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 72: Innovative Weed Blades
  Strengthen 3125 53% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 73: Broccoli and Asparagus Planting
  Strengthen 2560 86% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 26  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 74: Nasal Spray for Influenza Vaccinations
  Assumption 3221 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 75: Montana Wolverine
  Boldfaced 4076 41% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 76: Cholesterol Treatment
  Strengthen 2617 78% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 27  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 77: Cash Tips in Presence of Credit Card Logo
  Strengthen 4208 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 78: Water-conserving Landscape
  Weaken 4695 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 79: Camel Hump
  Strengthen 2287 95% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 28  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 80: Food Package Shipments
  Inference 3861 44% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 81: Regulating Cigarette Smoking
  Strengthen 2810 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 82: College Courses in Prison
  Assumption 2646 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 29  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 83: Decline of the Lesser Yellowleg
  Weaken 3044 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 84: Galapagos Tortoises
  Assumption 2835 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 85: Church Architects and Artists
  Weaken 2925 66% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 30  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 86: Text Messaging
  Assumption 2809 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 87: Shoe Factory Workers
  Assumption 3251 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 88: Canadian Mining
  Assumption 3318 84% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 31  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 89: Dermatology
  Assumption 2912 61% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 90: Biomass Decomposition
  Assumption 2716 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 91: Back to the Nest
  Assumption 3725 38% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 32  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 92: Budget Reform
  Assumption 3140 64% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 93: Terracotta Soldiers
  Assumption 3111 85% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 94: E-Commerce
  Assumption 2776 70% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 33  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 95: High School Health
  Assumption 3251 81% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 96: Las Vegas Night Club
  Strengthen 3410 68% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 97: Restaurant Competition
  Inference 4061 67% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 34  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 98: Baby Shampoo
  Assumption 2180 93% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 99: Broccoli Chemicals
  Inference 3797 74% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 100: UVB and Psoriasis
  Strengthen 2824 82% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 35  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 101: Crystal Meth
  Assumption 4854 67% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 102: Internet Startup Frenzy
  Assumption 3047 52% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 103: Otter and Eel Population
  Helps Explain 1963 94% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 36  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 104: Cause of Osteosarcoma
  Strengthen 2915 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 105: Recession for public schools
  Evaluate 2296 72% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 106: Days of Bad Air
  Helps Explain 2347 55% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 37  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 107: Violin Makers in France and Italy
  Evaluate the Argument 1991 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 108: Declining Nutrition Product Sales
 
  Evaluate the Argument 3714 59% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 109: Hospital Medical Waste
  Evaluate the Argument 1579 64% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 38  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 110: Outdoor Surveillance Cameras
  Evaluate the Argument 1417 86% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 111: Smartphone Price Cut
  Evaluate the Argument 1308 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 112: Flood Insurance for Hurricane and Storm Damage
  Evaluate the Argument 1371 89% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 39  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 113: Blame for Financial Recession
  Boldface 1232 83% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 114: Selling Automobiles Overseas
  Boldface 1199 89% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 115: Casino Security
  Boldface 1265 85% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 40  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 116: Mismanaged Rail Company
  Boldface 1776 62% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 117: Sexual Assaults and Reports
  Boldface 1943 47% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 118: Eating with Opposable Thumb
  Boldface/ Structure 1385 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 41  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 119: Sunburns at the Jersey Shore
 
  Helps Explain 1409 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 120: School Surveillance and Violence
  Helps Explain 2465 90% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 121: Doubling Nightclubs
  Helps Explain 1159 91% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 42  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 122: Advertising on Search Engine
  Helps Explain 1854 55% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 123: SUV Profits
  Helps Explain 1356 82% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 124: Renting or Buying Real Estate
  Helps Explain 1969 51% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 43  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 125: Hosta Plant Growth
  Helps Explain 1419 75% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 126: Renaissance Muslim Play
  Assumption 2034 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 127: Drop in Viewership on Sports Network
  Strengthen 1142 83% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 44  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 128: Dinner Box Style
  Helps Explain 1376 76% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 129: Avoiding Tunnel Congestion
  Helps Explain 1230 66% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 130: Bid for Paint Coating
  Strengthen 1179 76% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 45  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 131: Respiratory Problems
  Weaken 1808 69% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 132: Oil Stockpiles
  Strengthen 1436 63% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 133: Phorid Flies
  Strengthen 1243 79% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 46  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 134: Antibacteria Dental Equipment
  Strengthen 1337 77% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 135: Fertility Drugs
  Inference 1837 51% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 136: Scoring Points
  Weaken 1486 58% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 47  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 137: Rising Stocks to Buy House
  Assumption 1844 60% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 138: Limits on Apartment Renting
  Evaluate the Argument 2166 45% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 139: Toxoplasma Parasite
  Strengthen 1402 77% View Show
GMAT Practice Set # 48  
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 140: DVD Rental and Sales
  Weaken 1880 65% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 141: Burning Nitrous Oxide
  Weaken 1603 71% View Show
GMAT Critical Reasoning # 142: Polyester and Nylon Prices
  Weaken 1539 77% View Show

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

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

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

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

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

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