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# Critical Reasoning Questions: Overview

What are the components of a Critical Reasoning question?

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Before the question stem (e.g., "The above argument relies on which of the following assumption?")  comes an ARGUMENT: a few sentences that tell a little story.

Example:

Argument: John is a doctor. Therefore, he is highly intelligent.

Question: The above argument relies on which of the following assumption?

Thus, the correct answer is that the components of a Critical Reasoning question are an argument, a question stem, and 5 answer choices.

First of all, all GMAT questions have 5 answer choices, not 4. Secondly, between the argument and the answer choices there's another component: the question stem (for example, "Which of the following is an assumption underlying the argument?").

Thus, the correct answer is that the components of a Critical Reasoning question are an argument, a question stem, and 5 answer choices.

Between the argument and the answer choices there's another component: the question stem (for example, "Which of the following is an assumption underlying the argument?").

Thus, the correct answer is that the components of a Critical Reasoning question are an argument, a question stem, and 5 answer choices.

The correct answer is an argument, a question stem, and 5 answer choices.

A Critical Reasoning question consists of an argument, a question stem and 5 answer choices.

Example:

John is a doctor. Therefore, he is highly intelligent.

The argument above relies on which of the following assumptions?

(A) John has a GMAT score of 760.
(B) John's ex-girlfriend, who is highly intelligent,  thinks highly of him.
(C) All doctors are bright.
(D) John's twin brother is highly intelligent.