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Section 5 : Reading Comprehension

  1. A


  2. The approach is only moderately effective and has side effects as bad as the disease itself.

    B,C,D,E-None make sense when substituted for "tactic"

  3. B


  4. The author does not compare aids to a similar disease.

    A. Incorrect. Three approaches of the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis have been described. (lines 46-50,70-78, 79-83)
    E. Incorrect. He compares rheumatoid arthritis with osteo-arthritis in the first paragraph. (lines 1-11)
    C. Incorrect. He explains what researches realize in the third paragraph. (lines 31-36)
    D. Incorrect. He cites Dr. Craig Wiesenhutter, director of Coeur díAlene Arthritis Clinic in Idaho. ( lines 57-61)

  5. C


  6. The passage deals with the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis: three new approaches have been announced by researchers. D Fighting Imunne Disorders- this is not specific enough. A,B,E-fillers.

  7. A

    B,C,D,E- fillers. None make sense when substituted for "debillitating"

  8. D


  9. The passage explains the three approaches for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.

  10. C

  11. A. Incorrect. Rheumatoid arthritis strikes people in their 30s and 40s.
    B. Incorrect. We cannot be certain whether the three experiments on the treatment will be successful or not.-(See lines #89-91). However the experiments seem to alleviate the disease as long as patients keep taking the medicines.
    D. Incorrect. The passage does not say anything about cancer.
    E. Incorrect. Macrophages produce proteins which attack the cartilage and cause inflammation.

  12. B


  13. "Blanched" means became afraid. It wasnít until the condom broke and he saw the blood that he became afraid or blanched. He was affraid that he had contracted H.I.V.

    A,C,D,E- None make sense in the context of the sentence.

    (Remember, while answering a vocabulary in context question, test each answer choice by substituting it in the sentence for the word in quotes.)

  14. 8. A


  15. The morning after treatment is being experimented on different people: this treatment might protect one from AIDS, but we canít count on it as a cure for AIDS.

    B) There is no certainty that the treatment will help. see line #59.
    C) The morning after treatment apparently helped the man who went to the bathhouse, but he may not have gotten AIDS in the first place.(C) is also correct. The treatment is not a cure. See line # 59.
    D) The treatment is painful. See lines #15-22.
    E) "        " may make one nervous but more importantly, it may block HIV from taking hold.

  16. A


  17. Some people comment that the new drug treatments have made AIDS seem more benign or curable rather than the life threatening illness that it is.

    B,C,D,E - None make sense in the context of the sentence.

  18. A


  19. Overuse of antivirals could unleash a new strain of drug-resistant superviruses. B,C,D,E - All are clearly false.

  20. E


  21. He does not explain how the morning after treatment for exposure to HIV is implemented (that is the procedure). Use the process of elimination to find the correct answer to this question.

    Eliminate A : In the lines 48-49 he asks the question "Are the benefits worth the risks?"
    Eliminate B : In the lines 106-107 the author quotes Dr. Kenneth Mayer, "You donít want to give the virus a chance to mutate."
    Eliminate C : In the lines 84-87 the author gives statistics: "They have been able to cut the risk of infection due to needle stick injuries from as much as 1 in 200 to 1 in 1000."
    Eliminate D : In the lines 112-114 he points out that if millions of people rely on pills rather than practicing safe sex, the situation will be worse.

  22. B


  23. Both passages are about medicine and treatment. Passage 1 is about the treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and Passage 2 is about the treatment for AIDS.

    A,C) - Fillers that are clearly false.
    D) Only covers passage 2.
    E) Only pertains to passage 1.

  24. C


  25. The approaches given are fairly recent ones. They have not been accepted globally. Nor have they been fully tested.

    B) This is close. The recent discoveries on treatments seem pretty phenomenal, but (C) is a better answer.
    A,D,E, - Each is clearly false.

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Index

Test 4
Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 2 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 4 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 5 : Reading Comprehension
Section 6 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 7 : Verbal Reasoning
Answer Key To Test 1

Answer Explanation To Test 4
Section 1 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 2 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 3 : Verbal Reasoning
Section 4 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 5 : Reading Comprehension
Section 6 : Mathematical Reasoning
Section 7 : Verbal Reasoning

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