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June 2007, Passage 1, Question 7

The essence of tackling inference questions on the GRE involves identifying answers that, while not stated outright, can be directly supported by the passage's content.
  • Inference questions require proof from the passage for an answer choice.
  • The process involves elimination based on what can be substantiated by the passage.
  • A correct answer choice is one that aligns with the author's beliefs as evidenced in the passage.
  • Incorrect answers often misrepresent the passage or introduce unsupported claims.
  • Understanding the author's perspective on the subject matter is crucial for selecting the right answer.
Understanding Inference Questions
Analyzing Answer Choices
Identifying Incorrect Answers