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Question 7


In this passage, the author first identifies a trend. Then, he/she provides two examples of that trend (the FTA and the EC). So, which answer choice best captures the organization of the passage?

Here's (E):
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(E) A specific case of a phenomenon is discussed a generalization drawn.

The main reason to get rid of (E) is that the passage discusses two specific cases, not just one specific case. Additionally, the author doesn't just leap into those examples -- instead, he/she starts by discussing a shift in the market, and then gives us some examples.

Compare that to (D):
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(D) A phenomenon is identified and illustrations of this phenomenon offered.

This fits better! The author starts off by identifying a shift, and then provides two examples of that shift.

(D) is the correct answer to question 7.
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Question 3



(A) tells us that the growth of global corporation depends on a "fully" integrated international market. That goes beyond what the passage suggests. Sure, these corporations are leading the charge for integrated regional blocs, but that's not a universally integrated international market. Additionally, we know from the passage that certain agreements "will foster integration" within these regional markets, but it doesn't specify FULL integration -- it's possible that the agreements include some integration, without going as far as full integration.

Finally, we don't know whether there are OTHER ways that these corporations could continue to grow, so there's a problem with the word "depends" in answer choice (A). If they could grow through other means, then their continued growth doesn't depend on this single factor.

In short, we can eliminate (A) because the passage doesn't suggest anything nearly as black-and-white as the statement in that answer choice.

As for (E): remember that the question is asking about something the passage suggests, NOT something that the passage directly states.

The first sentence of the passage provides the suggestion proposed in (E): "As the economic role of multinational, global corporations expands, the international economic environment will be shaped increasingly not by governments or international institutions, but by the interaction between governments and global corporations, especially in the United States, Europe, and Japan."

Here, the author suggests that the current expansion of global corporations will continue to shape the economic environment in the future. This suggests that the expansion will continue.

(E) is the correct answer to question 3.
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Question 4



For (C): you can use context clues from the passage to nail down the definition of "regionalization" as used by the author. It's pretty clear that the author uses the word "regional" to talk about multi-county blocs. So, "regionalization" means developing these blocs. That's why (C) is a good fit for question 4.

For (D) and (E): unlike question 3, which asks us for something suggested by the passage, question 4 asks us for something that is directly mentioned in the passage.

The two similarities between the FTA and Europe 1992 are listed near the end of the paragraph: "both regional developments are highly significant in that they will foster integration in the two largest and richest markets of the world, as well as provoke questions about the future direction of the world trading system."

(C) matches up nicely with the first similarity, and there's just no mention of the info in either (D) or (E).

(C) is the correct answer to question 4.

I hope that helps!
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