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# Reading Comprehension: Main Idea Questions

The author of the passage is mainly concerned with

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The passage presents statistics which disprove the common misconception that each country of the world belongs to either the First World or the Third World. It then explains that this common misconception comes from lack of access to those statistics.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice is too narrow. The author indeed mentions that our perceptions of the world are incorrect, but he or she discusses more than just our mistaken perceptions.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice is too narrow. The author uses the statistics which describe the true state of the world to make a point about our perceptions of the world and why we perceive the world in this way.

Incorrect.

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While the population percentiles above are mentioned in the passage, comparing them is not the main focus of the passage - they merely serve a an example of the perceived differences between the first and third world.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice is too general. The author discusses specific statistics, those which describe the true state of the world.

statistics
comparing the richest 20% and the poorer 20% of the world's population
disproving a common misconception and explaining the reason behind it
our perceptions of the state of the world
the true state of the world