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Hello everyone! It's that time of the week again, it's #TestPrepTuesday! There is only three more weeks until the end of classes, which means there are only 4 more chances to be entered into the #TestPrepTuesday Raffle. The winner of the raffle will be revealed on Dec. 7, 2015. Marie: I just found out that it is cheaper for me to heat my home with gas or oil than for me to use any of the alternative methods available. I don't understand why environmentalists insist that the cost of fossil fuels is so high. Louise: That's because you are confusing the price of fossil fuels with their cost. Gas and oil release tremendous amounts of pollution into the water and air, causing great damage to the environment. Not only does this pose a threat to the ecological balance that will affect the quality of life for future generations, but it also causes health problems that may be related to the consumption of these fuels. Once you add in these factors, it is clear that there are many alternatives that are actually cheaper than gas or oil, and consumers should adopt them. According to her argument above, if an alternative energy source were to be found, under which one of the following conditions would Louise definitely object to its use? (A) if its price and cost are equal (B) if its cost were higher than the price of fossil fuels (C) if its cost were higher than the cost of fossil fuels (D) if the price of fossil fuels were to fall (E) if it were less efficient than fossil fuels (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
Happy #TestPrepTuesday everyone! Don't forget, we're keeping track of folks who answer correctly, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a prize! Be careful, this one is a bit tricky. Small businesses, which are essential to our country's economy, are more likely to fail when the price of health insurance increases unexpectedly. A recent bill introduced in parliament would reimburse health insurers who agree to limit the growth of prices they charge to a set amount each year. Although this would effectively control the price of health insurance, there is no reason to pass the bill because only a small proportion of the small businesses that fail in this country do so because of a sudden increase in insurance rates. Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument? (A) Sudden increases in costs not associated with health insurance are equally harmful to small businesses. (B) Changes to the market that result from lowering the risk of sudden increases in health insurance prices will increase the vulnerability of small businesses to sudden increases in other costs. (C) Employees of small businesses who become unemployed as the result of failure of the companies they work for are less likely to accept employment in other small businesses. (D) The reimbursements of health insurers mandated by the bill will be funded by increased taxation that will significantly harm the overall economy. (E) Decreasing the risk to employers associated with sudden increases in health insurance costs would induce many more people to start their own small businesses. (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
Happy #TestPrepTuesday everyone! Hope you are all keeping warm on this chilly Tuesday. Don't forget, we're keeping track of folks who answer correctly, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a prize! State agriculture officials are hoping to save California's $30 billion-a-year fruit industry from destruction by the Mediterranean fruit fly by releasing nearly one billion sterile female fruit flies throughout the state. In the past, this has been shown to be the only effective means of limiting the spread of this destructive pest, outside of large-scale pesticide spraying. Which one of the following best explains the intended effect of the program described above? (A) to drastically increase the number of potential mates for the male fruit flies, requiring them to devote more of their energies to mating rather than eating fruit (B) to saturate a given area with fruit flies, creating greater competition for food and thereby containing the damage done by the fruit fly to a smaller area (C) to ensure that a large number of fruit flies in succeeding generations are born infertile (D) to limit the growth of the population by reducing the number of successful matings between fruit flies (E) to encourage overpopulation of the fruit fly in the hopes that nature will correct the situation itself (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
Happy #TestPrepTuesday everyone! Don't forget, we're keeping track of folks who answer correctly, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a prize! Sheet for sheet, Brand A paper towels cost less than Brand B paper towels and are more absorbent. Yet a roll of Brand A paper towels costs more than a roll of Brand B paper towels. Which one of the following, if true, explains how the statements above can both be true? (A) Both Brand A and Brand B towels are manufactured by the same company, which often creates artificial competition for its expensive products. (B) A roll of Brand B paper towels is more absorbent than a roll of Brand A paper towels. (C) A roll of Brand A paper towels is more absorbent than a roll of Brand B paper towels. (D) The cost of a roll of Brand A towels has risen every year for the last five years. (E) A roll of Brand A paper towels has more sheets than a roll of Brand B paper towels (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
Happy #TestPrepTuesday everyone! Don't forget, we're keeping track of folks who answer correctly, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a prize! Due to the increasing number of part-time adjuncts hired to teach university courses, it has become increasingly difficult for people who have recently earned PhDs to find full-time employment in universities. Which one of the following conforms most closely to the principle illustrated above? (A) Because the number of trees cut down in this area exceeds the number of new trees that have been planted, deforestation is a growing problem in the area. (B) Because the number of teachers who are qualified to teach science and math is declining, the quality of instruction students receive in those subjects is suffering. (C) Because individual songs can now be downloaded cheaply and easily from the internet, sales of new albums in record stores have significantly decreased. (D) Because two new computer programs appeal to the same market and include the same features, neither of these programs will be cost-effective for the companies that sell them. (E) Due to increasing number of coffee growers who are going out of business, it has become increasingly difficult for those who supply equipment to coffee growers to find a market for their products. (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
Happy #TestPrepTuesday everyone! Don't forget, we're keeping track of folks who answer correctly, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a prize! Gardener M: High levels of nitrogen-containing compounds are necessary for any plant to grow well. Therefore, to aid in this plant's growth, you must be sure to add plenty of fertilizer. Gardener O: That would be pointless. The soil in which this plant is growing already contains a high level of nitrogen-containing compounds, and it is also receiving plenty of light and water. Which one of the following, if true, provides the strongest basis for Gardener M to respond to the objection raised by Gardener O? (A) The fact that the plant is receiving all of the things necessary for its growth does not necessarily ensure that it will grow well. (B) Without the addition of plenty of fertilizer, the plat will soon deplete the supply of nitrogen-containing compounds currently found in its soil. (C) A steady supply of light and water, although important for a plant's growth, is not essential to a plant's growth as the supply of nitrogen-containing compounds. (D) No measure that guarantees a plant's growth should be neglected, even if it is possible that the plant may grow without that measure being taken. (E) The addition of excessive mounts of fertilizer may harm a plant, even if that plant requires nitrogen-containing compounds to grow. (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
Happy #TestPrepTuesday everyone! Don't forget, we're keeping track of folks who answer correctly, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a prize! Many species of animals that have evolved poison as a protection from predators contain extremely large amounts of those poisons. It might seem that a poisonous animal would need to contain only enough poison to sicken or kill most animals, but there are some amphibians whose bodies contain enough poison to kill an elephant. This can be explained by the fact that the most common predators of these amphibians have evolved resistance to the defensive poisons, so that over time the prey has continually become more poisonous, while the predator has developed ever greater resistance to the poison. Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main conclusion of the argument? (A) The seemingly excessive amount of poison contained in some prey animals' bodies can be explained by the co-evolution of predator and prey. (B) Some animals that protect themselves from predation by being poisonous contain more than enough poison to kill any predator. (C) An animal that protects itself against predators by being poisonous is likely to contain much more poison than is a predator that kills its prey with the use of poison. (D) The evolution of poison is not completely effective at preventing an animal from being preyed upon. (E) Poison is the most effective method available for prey animals to protect themselves from predators. (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
Happy #TestPrepTuesday everyone! I hope everyone is having a great week. Don't forget, we're keeping track of folks who answer correctly, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a prize! In an experiment, first-year college students were asked to listen to a tape of someone speaking French. When asked to repeat the sounds they had heard, students who had studied French in high school could repeat more of the sounds than could students who had no knowledge of French. When asked to listen to a tape of only meaningless sounds, none of the students were able to repeat more than a few seconds' worth of the sounds made on the tape. Which one of the following conclusions is best supported by the information? (A) Knowledge of a foreign language interferes with one's ability to repeat unfamiliar sounds. (B) People who have a knowledge of French have better memories than do people who have no knowledge of French. (C) The ability to repeat unrelated sounds is not improved by frequent practice. (D) The ability to repeat sounds is influenced by one's ability to comprehend the meaning of the sounds. (E) Learning a foreign language requires an ability to distinguish unfamiliar sounds from gibberish. (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
UC Berkeley Phi Alpha Delta's first meeting is TONIGHT at 7:00pm in Barrows 170. The meeting is campus casual, no professional attire required! Any late BerkeleyPAD applications will be accepted tonight, along with chapter dues. Additionally, all new members should have completed the PAD international application at www.pad.org in order to become an official international member! Directly after meeting we will be holding a fun "Speed Dating" event for all of the new and old members to get to know each other! We look forward to seeing you there!
Happy #TestPrepTuesday everyone! Don't forget, we're keeping track of folks who answer correctly, and you'll be entered in a raffle to win a prize! Some analysts believe that changes in the price of oil are never appreciably influenced by long-term weather forecasts. Last year, however, the prediction of an especially violent hurricane season for this year was followed by a sharp increase in oil prices because in the past large hurricanes have been known to disrupt oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. Hence, the predicted incidence of hurricanes--only one of many aspects of long-term weather forecasts--can cause changes in the price of oil, which means that other aspects of weather forecasting can as well. The statement that large hurricanes in the past have disrupted oil production in the Gulf of Mexico is intended to support the contention that (A) the predicted violence of the upcoming hurricane season is the most important weather-related factor in determining oil prices (B) long-term weather forecasts usually do not influence oil prices at the time they are issued (C) any long-term weather forecasting must take into account the likely effect of fluctuations in the price of oil (D) a variety of predictions made in long-term weather forecasts can influence the price of oil (E) the usual effect of long-term predictions concerning the severity of the next year's hurricane season is to cause a sharp increase in the price of oil (Credit to The Princeton Review for the question.) Good luck!
Here's a late night Logic Game for this week's #TestPrepTuesday! Directions: Each group of questions in this section is based on a set of conditions. In answering some of the questions, it may be useful to draw a rough diagram. Choose the response that most accurately and completely answers each question. Conditions: Jason enters six races: biking, canoeing, horseback riding, ice skating, running, and swimming. He places between first and fifth in each. Two places are consecutive only if the place numbers are consecutive. Jason's places in canoeing and running are consecutive. His places in ice skating and swimming are consecutive. He places higher in biking than in horseback riding. He places higher in canoeing than in running. Question 1. If Jason places higher in running than in biking and places higher in biking than in ice skating and swimming, which one of the following allows all six of his race rankings to be determined? A. He places fourth in horseback riding. B. He places fourth in ice skating. C. He places the same in both horseback riding and ice skating. D. He places the same in both horseback riding and swimming. E. He places higher in horseback riding than in swimming. Question 2. If Jason places higher in running than in biking and places higher in horseback riding than in ice skating, exactly how many of his rankings can be determined? A. 2 B. 3 C. 4 D. 5 E. 6 Question 3. Assume that Jason's rank in running is higher than his rank in ice skating and consecutive with it, and that his rankings in swimming and running differ. Which one of the following must be true? A. Jason places both first and second. B. Jason places both first and third. C. Jason places both second and fourth. D. Jason places both second and fifth. E. Jason places both fourth and fifth. Courtesy of Kaplan Test Prep's online LSAT Pop Quiz! Learn more about Kaplan and their LSAT preparation at http://www.kaptest.com/lsat