31. Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

  (A) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, there is a disinclination on the part of many people to recognize the degree to which their analytical skills are weak.

  (B) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, which they admit they lack, many people are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak.

  (C) Unlike computer skills or other technical skills, analytical skills bring out a disinclination in many people to recognize that they are weak to a degree.

  (D) Many people, willing to admit that they lack computer skills or other technical skills, are disinclined to recognize that their analytical skills are weak.

  (E) Many people have a disinclination to recognize the weakness of their analytical skills while willing to admit their lack of computer skills or other technical skills.

  32. Some buildings that were destroyed and heavily damaged in the earthquake last year were constructed in violation of the city's building code.

  (A) Some buildings that were destroyed and heavily damaged in the earthquake last year were

  (B) Some buildings that were destroyed or heavily damaged in the earthquake last year had been

  (C) Some buildings that the earthquake destroyed and heavily damaged last year have been

  (D) Last year the earthquake destroyed or heavily damaged some buildings that have been

  (E) Last year some of the buildings that were destroyed or heavily damaged in the earthquake had been

  33. From the earliest days of the tribe, kinship determined the way in which the Ojibwa society organized its

  labor, provided access to its resources, and defined rights and obligations involved in the distribution and

  consumption of those resources.

  (A) and defined rights and obligations involved in the distribution and consumption of those resources

  (B) defining rights and obligations involved in their distribution and consumption

  (C) and defined rights and obligations as they were involved in its distribution and consumption

  (D) whose rights and obligations were defined in their distribution and consumption

  (E) the distribution and consumption of them defined by rights and obligations

  34. A report by the American Academy for the Advancement of Science has concluded that much of the

  currently uncontrolled dioxins to which North Americans are exposed comes from the incineration of

  wastes.

  (A) much of the currently uncontrolled dioxins to which North Americans are exposed comes

  (B) much of the currently uncontrolled dioxins that North Americans are exposed to come

  (C) much of the dioxins that are currently uncontrolled and that North Americans are exposed to comes

  (D) many of the dioxins that are currently uncontrolled and North Americans are exposed to come

  (E) many of the currently uncontrolled dioxins to which North Americans are exposed come

  35. In June of 1987, The Bridge of Trinquetaille, Vincent van Gogh's view of an iron bridge over the Rhone sold

  for $20.2 million and it was the second highest price ever paid for a painting at auction.

  (A) Rhone sold for $20.2 million and it was

  (B) Rhone, which sold for $20.2 million, was

  (C) Rhone, was sold for $20.2 million,

  (D) Rhone was sold for $20.2 million, being

  (E) Rhone, sold for $20.2 million, and was

  Answer to Question 31

  Choice D is best. Choice A illogically compares skills to a disinclination; choice B compares skills to many

  people. Choice C makes the comparison logical by casting analytical skills as the subject of the sentence, but

  it is awkward and unidiomatic to say skills bring out a disinclination. Also in C, the referent of they is unclear,

  and weak to a degree changes the meaning of the original statement. In E, have a disinclination... while

  willing is grammatically incomplete, and admit their lack should be admit to their lack. By making people the

  subject of the sentence, D best expresses the intended contrast, which pertains not so much to skills as to

  people's willingness to recognize different areas of weakness.

  Answer to Question 32

  Choice B is best. Choices A and C illogically state that some buildings were both destroyed and damaged; or is

  needed to indicate that each of the buildings suffered either one fate or the other. In using only one verb tense,

  were, A fails to indicate that the buildings were constructed before the earthquake occurred. Choices C and D

  use the present perfect tense incorrectly, saying in effect that the buildings have been constructed after they

  were destroyed last year. Choice E suggests that the construction of the buildings, rather than the earthquake,

  occurred last year, thus making the sequence of events unclear. Only B uses verb tenses correctly to indicate

  that construction of the buildings was completed prior to the earthquake.

  Answer to Question 33

  Choice A is best. The activities listed are presented as parallel ideas and should thus be expressed in grammatically parallel structures. Choice A correctly uses the simple past tense defined to parallel organized and provided. Choice A also correctly joins the last two parallel phrases with and and clearly expresses the relationship of rights and obligations to resources. Choice C preserves parallelism but is wordy, and its has no logical referent. Choices B, D, and Eeach replace the verb phrase with a subordinate modifier, violating parallelism and making the statementsungrammatical. Furthermore, it is unclear what defining ... consumption in B is intended to modify; in D,whose incorrectly attributes rights and obligations to resources', and E presents rights and obligations as defining, rather than as being defined.

  Answer to Question 34

  Choices A, B, and C are flawed because the countable noun dioxins should be modified by many rather thanmuch, which is used with uncountable nouns such as "work" and "happiness." In addition, both A and Cincorrectly use the singular verb comes with the plural noun dioxins. Choices C and D are needlessly wordy,and D requires that before North Americans, to be grammatically complete. Choice E, the best answer, is bothgrammatically correct and concise.

  Answer to Question 35

  A comma is needed after Rhone in choices A and D to set off the modifying phrase that begins Vincent...;

  without the comma, the phrase appears to be part of the main clause, and it is thus unclear what noun should govern the verb sold. Furthermore, it in A has no logical referent, and being in D is not idiomatic. Choices B andE produce the illogical statement that the painting was the second highest price. Choice C, the best answer,

  avoids this problem by using a noun phrase in which price clearly refers to $20.2 million. And by using a comma after Rhone to set off the phrase that modifies The Bridge of Trinquetaille, C makes the painting the subject of was sold.

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