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Reading Comprehension: Structure Questions

Which of the following describes the relation of the first paragraph to the passage as a whole?

Incorrect.

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Our Initial Reading reveals that the author does not make any arguments but describes a concept, the life cycle of a product, in the first paragraph. Furthermore, the second and third paragraphs do not disprove that concept.

Incorrect.

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The first paragraph does not introduce the example but the concept itself: the life cycle of a product. The author introduces an example in the second paragraph.

Incorrect.

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Our Initial Reading reveals that a problem is introduced in the second paragraph and solved in the third.

Incorrect.

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The first paragraph describes a business concept, not a strategy.

Good work!

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The first paragraph describes the life cycle of a product, a process which is exemplified by Kellogg's Nutri-Grain brand in the second and third paragraphs.

It argues for a business theory which the rest of the passage disproves.
It introduces an example of a concept which is elaborated upon in the rest of the passage.
It introduces a problem which is solved in the rest of the passage.
It describes a process which is exemplified in the rest of the passage.
It discusses a business strategy whose use the rest of the passage advocates.