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June 2007, Passage 4, Question 25



Summary
The content provides a detailed explanation on how to approach detail questions on the GRE, specifically focusing on identifying what specific phrases or sets of words refer to within a passage.
  • Detail questions ask what a specific phrase or set of words refers to in the passage, often termed as vocabulary in context questions.
  • The strategy to answer these questions involves rereading the context around the references to understand the phrase's meaning.
  • An example provided illustrates the process of eliminating incorrect answer choices by closely examining the context of the term 'documentary record' within a passage.
  • The correct answer choice is identified by matching the phrase's reference in the passage to the options provided, emphasizing the importance of understanding the passage's content.
  • Incorrect answer choices are systematically ruled out by comparing them against the passage's information, demonstrating the critical analysis required for GRE questions.
Chapters
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Understanding Detail Questions
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Strategy for Answering Vocabulary in Context Questions
00:31
Analyzing the 'Documentary Record' Example
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Identifying the Correct Answer