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PrepTest 73, Passage 1, Question 2

The essence of tackling detail questions on the GRE involves identifying precise information directly stated in the passage, exemplified by understanding why mammals survived the cretaceous extinctions.
  • Detail questions require locating specific information that the author explicitly mentioned in the passage.
  • The correct answer to a detail question is always something directly stated in the text, not inferred or assumed.
  • For the question about mammal survival 65 million years ago, the correct answer is that mammals were relatively small, which is a fact directly mentioned in the passage.
  • Incorrect answers often include plausible but unsupported statements, highlighting the importance of relying solely on the passage for answers.
Understanding Detail Questions
Identifying Correct Answers
Eliminating Incorrect Answers