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33. With only 7 percent of the globes surface area, rainforests contain more than
half of the worlds plant and animal species, and absorb more carbon dioxide
than any other land-based ecosystem on earth.
(A) With
(B) As
(C) Being
(D) Despite having
(E) Although accounting for

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34. Beginning in 1963 with General Motors and lasting until the end of a second
stint with General Motors, which he helped successfully guide out of bankruptcy in 2009, Bob Lutz saw his career as one of the automotive industrys
true visionaries span nearly 50 years, two continents, four separate automakers, and responsibility for countless industry innovations.
(A) Bob Lutz saw his career as one of the automotive industrys true
visionaries span nearly 50 years, two continents, four separate
automakers, and responsibility for countless industry innovations.
(B) the career of Bob Lutz, one of the automotive industrys true
visionaries, has spanned nearly 50 years, two continents, four separate
automakers, and countless industry innovations.
(C) Bob Lutzs career as one of the automotive industrys true visionaries has
spanned four separate automakers, two continents, and responsibility
for countless industry innovations over nearly 50 years.
(D) the career of Bob Lutz, one of the automotive industrys true visionaries,
spanned two continents over nearly 50 years, during which time Lutz
was responsible for countless industry innovations at four separate
automakers.
(E) Bob Lutz has seen his career as one of the automotive industrys
true visionaries span nearly 50 years, two continents, four separate
automakers, and countless industry innovations that he was
responsible for.

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35. As the information technology field matures, programmers specializing in


particular niches like those of web design and application development have
been becoming increasingly marketable to firms that currently outsource
projects to boutique contractors.
(A) specializing in particular niches like those of web design and
application development have been becoming increasingly
(B) who specialize in such particular niches as web design and application
development are becoming more and more
(C) who specialized in particular niches such as those of web design and
application development are being increasingly
(D) who specialize in particular niches like those of web design and
application development have been becoming more and more
(E) having specialized in such particular niches as web design and
application development are being increasingly

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36. The deer, despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach
the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without fear of
highway traffic or other man-made dangers, struggled to acclimate to the
habitat that wildlife biologists had predicted would enable it to thrive.
(A) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from their home to reach
the Canadian wilderness and therefore being free to roam without
fear of highway traffic or other man-made dangers
(B) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian
wilderness where they would now be free to roam without fear of
highway traffic or other man-made dangers
(C) despite having traveled hundreds of miles from home to reach the
Canadian wilderness that offered freedom to roam without fear of
highway traffic or other man-made dangers
(D) even after traveling hundreds of miles from their home to reach the
Canadian wilderness where they could freely roam without fear of
highway traffic or other man-made dangers
(E) who had traveled hundreds of miles from home to the Canadian
wilderness that would offer them freedom to roam without fear of
highway traffic or other man-made dangers

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37. The injury rates of seemingly dangerous sports such as rock climbing and hang
gliding are low compared to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball
and soccer.
(A) to other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and soccer.
(B) to that of other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
(C) to those of the rates of seemingly safe sports such as basketball and
soccer.
(D) with other seemingly safe sports like basketball and soccer.
(E) with those of other seemingly safe sports such as basketball and
soccer.

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38. In geology, the term transform fault potential denotes the extent to which
one tectonic plate could be moved along a major transform fault line, such
as Californias San Andreas, by an instantaneous strain release, commonly
known as an earthquake.
(A) the extent to which one tectonic plate could be moved
(B) the extent to which one tectonic plate could move
(C) the extent that one tectonic plate could be moved
(D) the extent of one tectonic plate moving
(E) the extent of the movement of one tectonic plate

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39. John Lockes political philosophy, which holds that revolution against an unjust government is not only a right but also, in certain cases, an obligation, is
markedly different than Thomas Hobbes, who believed that sovereign power
cannot be overthrown.
(A) which holds that revolution against an unjust government is not only
a right but also, in certain cases, an obligation, is markedly different
than Thomas Hobbes, who believed that sovereign power cannot be
overthrown.
(B) holding that revolution against an unjust government is an obligation
as well as a right, was markedly different from that of Thomas Hobbes,
believing that sovereign power cannot be overthrown.
(C) holding that revolution against an unjust government is not only a
right but also, in certain cases, an obligation, is markedly different than
that of Thomas Hobbes, who believed that sovereign power cannot be
overthrown.
(D) which holds that revolution against an unjust government is not only
a right but also, in certain cases, an obligation, is markedly different
from Thomas Hobbes, who believes that sovereign power cannot be
overthrown.
(E) which holds that revolution against an unjust government is not only a
right but also, in certain cases, an obligation, is markedly different from
Thomas Hobbess belief that sovereign power cannot be overthrown.

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40. Bioconservatives, a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives,
who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower and
emancipate.
(A) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the
existing social order, predict the opposite as techno-progressives,
who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower
and emancipate.
(B) a group who believes that technological innovation threatens the
existing social order, predict the opposite of what techno-progressives,
who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower
and emancipate, forecast.
(C) a group that believes that technological innovation threatens the
existing social order, predicts the opposite of techno-progressives,
who believe that, when properly regulated, technology can empower
and emancipate.
(D) a group who believe that technological innovation threatens the
existing social order, predict the opposite of believing that, when
properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate.
(E) believing that technological innovation threatens the existing social
order, predict the opposite of techno-progressives, who believe that,
when properly regulated, technology can empower and emancipate.

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41. In 1971, pioneering journalist Helen Thomas, who the National Press Club had
just elected as their first female member, delivered an inspirational speech to
the Clubs male members when they gathered to congratulate her after the
votes were counted.
(A) who the National Press Club had just elected as their first female
member
(B) whom the National Press Club just elected as its first female member
(C) who had just been elected by the National Press Club as its first female
member
(D) whom the National Press Club elected as its first female member
(E) who the National Press Club had just elected as their first female
member

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42. At nearly 38 million dollars, one of the least costly options being considered,
the delegates proposal was ultimately rejected not only on account of its sizable budget but also on account of its considerable risk.
(A) At nearly 38 million dollars, one of the least costly options being
considered, the delegates proposal was ultimately rejected not only
on account of its sizable budget but also on account of its considerable
risk.
(B) Even at nearly 38 million dollars, the delegates proposal was among
the less costly options being considered; it was ultimately rejected not
on account of its sizable budget but on account of its riskiness.
(C) The
delegates
38-million-dollar
proposal,
which
was
ultimatelynotrejected on account of its sizable budget but on account
of its riskiness, had actually been one of the less costly options being
considered.
(D) The delegates 38-million-dollar proposal, nevertheless among the
least costly options being considered, was ultimately not rejected on
account of its sizable budget, but its riskiness.
(E) Ultimately rejected due not just to its sizable budget but also to its
considerable risk, the delegates proposal, even at 38 million dollars,
was one of the least costly options under consideration.

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43. Since 1992, when the Board of Directors voted to allow inside salespeoples
commissions to be based on how the entire department performs as a whole,
several regional offices began setting department goals prohibitively high,
with a goal to incite individual competition and prevent against freeloading.
(A) inside salespeoples commissions to be based on how the entire
department performs as a whole, several regional offices began
(B) inside salespeoples commissions to be based on the performance of
the entire department as a whole, several regional offices began
(C) that the commissions of inside salespeople be based on how the entire
department performs as a whole, several regional offices have begun
(D) commissions of inside salespeople to be based on the performance of
the entire department as a whole, several regional offices have begun
(E) that inside salespeoples commissions be based on the performance
of the entire department as a whole, several regional offices began

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44. In the minds of many Europeans, before Canada was Canada, it was a vast
wilderness, a cold and inhospitable place that nonetheless was the ancestral
home of many Inuit tribes.
(A) before Canada was Canada, it was a vast wilderness
(B) before there was Canada, it was a vast wilderness
(C) it was a vast wilderness that was Canada
(D) Canada was what was a vast wilderness
(E) Canada was what had been known as a vast wilderness

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45. Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact quite possible.
(A) Correct though it may seem, the problem with the theory is that it
treats several other explanations as unreasonable, which are all in fact
quite possible.
(B) Even though it seems correct, the problem with the theory is that it
treats several other explanations as unreasonable, when they are
really quite possible.
(C) Though possibly correct, the problem with the theory is that it treats
several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are
possible.
(D) Though the theory seems correct, its problem is that it treats as
unreasonable several other explanations that are actually quite
possible.
(E) The problem with the theory, which seems correct, is its treating
several other explanations as unreasonable when in fact they are
actually possible.

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