Don’t lose your progress!

We cover every section of the GMAT with in-depth lessons, 5000+ practice questions and realistic practice tests.

Up to 90+ points GMAT score improvement guarantee

The best guarantee you’ll find

Our Premium and Ultimate plans guarantee up to 90+ points score increase or your money back.

Master each section of the test

Comprehensive GMAT prep

We cover every section of the GMAT with in-depth lessons, 5000+ practice questions and realistic practice tests.

Schedule-free studying

Learn on the go

Study whenever and wherever you want with our iOS and Android mobile apps.

The most effective way to study

Personalized GMAT prep, just for you!

Adaptive learning technology focuses on your academic weaknesses.

Reading Comprehension: Application Questions

Which of the following, if true, would provide support for Professor Crone's argument about an alternative trading post?



According to the passage, Professor Crone's argument is based on the fact that some early mosques faced northwest Arabia. Therefore, this answer choice weakens rather than supports her theory.



This answer choice would provide support for the argument that Mecca was not a major trading site, but it does not suggest that an area of northwest Arabia fulfilled that function instead.



Although this answer choice undermines the traditional account of Meccan trade, it does not necessarily support Professor Crone's argument.



The existence of modern trade routes does not imply that trade routes previously existed in those areas.



Large amounts of trading materials would suggest that there was a major trading post at a site in northwest Arabia, which is precisely the argument made by Professor Crone.

Archaeologists have discovered a large amount of trading materials from the early Islamic era at a site in northwest Arabia.
Modern trade routes go through northwest Arabia and not Mecca.
Archaeological evidence has recently been uncovered which casts doubt on the traditional account of Meccan trade.
During the rise of Islam, Mecca was a small town and unfit for large-scale trading.
Early mosques did not all face in the direction of northwest Arabia.