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June 2007, Passage 2, Question 11

The essence of tackling inference questions, especially in comparative passages on the GRE, revolves around identifying distinct viewpoints of authors on a specific matter, ensuring that the inferred answer is supported by the text and highlights a disagreement between the authors.
  • Inference questions require an answer that can be supported by the passage, even if not directly stated.
  • For comparative passages, the challenge is to find a point of disagreement between the authors based on inferred information.
  • The process involves eliminating answers where both authors agree, or where the stance of one or both authors cannot be determined.
  • The correct answer choice is one that reflects a clear disagreement between the authors on a specific issue, supported by evidence from both passages.
Understanding Inference Questions
Identifying Points of Disagreement
Analyzing Answer Choices
Determining the Correct Answer