« on: May 25, 2006, 01:28:11 PM »
I actually took PrepTest 22 a few days ago, and got a raw score of 94 (LR -5, LG -1, RC -1), scaled score: 175.
I thought a lot of the logical reasoning was complex and pretty difficult. Specifically, I have trouble understanding Section 2, Question 17, about cheetah populations and natural habitat. Anyone get that problem right?
Also, the reading comp on PrepTest 22 doesn't feel at all as tough as on the more recent tests, since the passages are short and there are only 26 questions.
When I took this test over a month ago, I missed 4 on the RC. My average on the later tests I've taken (30-38) is less than 2 wrong. I thought it was tough. Good work on the 175, btw.
What did you choose for 17?
A.) is wrong because the passage says nothing about the accuracy of previous estimates of exisiting cheetah populations; I can see why someone might choose this if they read the stimulus hastily because the passage isn't as clear as it could be about which estimates are referred to in "the current population barely meets the previous estimates" But that phrase is referring to inaccurate estimates of the number of cheetahs required to survive a natural disaster, not estimates of existing cheetah populations.
B.) is wrong because nothing is says nothing about the comparitive rates of diminishment of cheetah populations and their habitat
C.) is just off base, like b
D.) is correct because there are only as many cheetahs in the African grasslands as were estimated (in a LOW estimate) to be necessary to survive a natural disaster; since there aren't significantly more, there currently can't be enough cheetahs to survive a natural disaster
E.) like C, is just wrong
Thanks for the explanation, squirt10! Heh...I guess I'm guilty of reading the stimulus too hastily. I chose (A). The stimulus seemed really convoluted to me and I had trouble picking apart the statements and what they meant. Your reasoning really helps make it clearer.