Time 35 minutes 25 Questions
Directions： The questions in this section are based on the reasoning contained in brief statements or passages. For some questions， more than one of the choices could conceivably answer the question. However， you are to choose the best answer; that is， the response that most accurately and completely answers the question. You should not make assumptions that are by commonsense standards implausible， superfluous， or incompatible with the passage. After you have chosen the best answer， blacken the corresponding space on your answer sheet.
1. Mr. West： Well， Ms. Smith， by how much do you plan to increase your donation to the cultural society this year？ You know how many worthwhile projects we do.
Ms. Smith： I’m not so sure of that. I was very upset about the statue you purchased last month. I think I’ll give no more money to your cause.
Mr. West： That’s all right： we’ll just put you down for the same amount that you gave last year.
Which one of the following words or phrases has been misinterpreted in the conversation？
（B） “you know”
（D） “no more”（D）
（E） “same amount”
2. Handwriting analysis—also known as graphology—is a poor way to predict personality types， even though it is used by 3，000 United States firms and by a majority of European companies. In a recent study， five graphologists scored no better than chance in predicting the occupations of forty professionals.
Which one of the following is an assumption necessary to the argument？
（A） People in the same occupation usually do not have the same personality type.
（B） Graphology is an effective means of predicting personality types in non-business contexts.
（C） There are more United States firms that do not use graphology than all the United States and European firms that do use it.
（D） There are several other techniques for predicting personality types that are more accurate than graphology.（E）
（E） There is a correspondence between type of personality and choice of occupation.