By competing with rodents for seeds, black ants help control rodent populations that pose a public health risk. However, a very aggressive species of blank ant, the Loma ant, which has recently invaded a certain region, has a venomous sting that is often fatal to humans. Therefore, the p...
Denoma, a major consumer-electronics maker, had a sizeable decline in sales revenue for its most recent fiscal year. This result appears surprising, because electronics retailers report that although their overall sales were considerably lower than in the previous year, their sales revenu...
The Earth’s rivers constantly carry dissolved salts into its oceans. Clearly, therefore, by taking the resulting increase in salt levels in the oceans over the past hundred years and then determining how many centuries of such increases it would have taken the oceans to reach current sa...
Several of a certain bank’s top executives have recently been purchasing shares in their own bank. This activity has occasioned some surprise, since it is widely believed that the bank, carrying a large number of bad loans, is on the brink of collapse. Since the executives are well pla...
Outbreaks of Rift Valley fever occur irregularly in East Africa, several years apart. When outbreaks do occur, they kill thousands of cattle. A livestock vaccine against the disease exists but is rarely used. It is too expensive for farmers to use routinely, and since it is not effectiv...
In attempting to solve the problems caused by a lowering of the price of oil, oil companies operating in the North Sea have taken a variety of approaches, which includes their reducing employment, using new technology to pump oil more efficiently from smaller fields, and finding innovative...
Five hundred million different species of living creatures have appeared on Earth, nearly 99 percent of them vanishing.
As a pianist, composer, scholar, and essayist on a variety of learned subjects, among the most gifted and versatile musicians of his time was Camille Saint-Saens(1835-1921) who was, as many of his contemporaries were, deeply interested in Oriental themes.
Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the state’s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.
Cash flows to stock and bond mutual funds have gained strength in the last two months, but fund managers have not been eager to invest the new money, instead of preferring to raise the cash levels in their portfolios at the highest level in six months.
The author implies that which of the following was true of most feminist thinkers in England and the United States after 1920?
It can be inferred from the passage that the individualist feminist tradition denies the validity of which of the following causal statements?
The passage suggests that the author of the passage believes which of the following?
The author of the passage alludes to the well-established nature of the concept of individual rights in the Anglo-Saxon legal and political tradition in order to
According to information in the passage, the term “de-skilling” refers to the
The passage suggests which of the following about N/C automation in the machine-tool industry?
The author of the passage commends Noble’s book for which of the following?
A discussion of our nation’s foreign policy must begin with the fact of there being an independent Western Europe which now thinks of itself in trans-nationalist terms.
The Federal Reserve Board’s reduction of interest rates on loans to financial institutions is both an acknowledgement of past economic trends and an effort to influence their future direct...
Manifestations of Islamic political militancy in the first period of religious reformism were the rise of the Wahhabis in Arabia, the Sanusi in Cyrenaica, the Fulani in Nigeria, the Mahdi in...
As business grows more complex, students majoring in specialized areas like those of finance and marketing have been becoming increasingly successful in the job market.
Mall owner: Our mall's occupancy rate is so low that we are barely making a profit. We cannot raise rents because of an unacceptably high risk of losing established tenants. On the other...
A circular rim 28 inches in diameter rotates the same number of inches per second as a circular rim 35 inches in diameter. If the smaller rim makes x revolutions per second, how many revolut...
From 1987 to 1988 a sporting goods store's sales doubled. From 1988 to 1989 the store's sales doubled again. By what percent did sales increase from 1987 to 1989?
The figure above is composed of 6 squares, each with side s centimeters. If the number of centimeters in the perimeter of the figure is equal to the number of square centimeters in its area,...
The passage provides support for which of the following statements?
It can be inferred from the passage that which of the following would most probably be one major difference in behavior between Manager X, who uses intuition to reach decisions, and Manager ...
According to the passage, the classical model of decision analysis includes all of the following EXCEPT
Which of the following best exemplifies “an ‘Aha!’ experience” (line 28) as it is presented in the passage?