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PrepTest 73, Passage 1, Question 3

The content provides a detailed analysis of how to approach Detail questions on the GRE, focusing on identifying what the author asserts about a specific topic, in this case, mutations of genetic material.
  • Detail questions require the answer to be explicitly stated in the passage, allowing for minor rephrasing but not material changes.
  • The correct answer (D) indicates that the majority of mutations have no effect on reproductive success, aligning with the passage's assertion.
  • Incorrect answers often distort passage content, introduce irrelevant comparisons, or rely on incorrect recollections of the passage details.
  • The analysis emphasizes the importance of focusing on the exact wording of the passage and avoiding being misled by familiar concepts not directly related to the question.
Understanding Detail Questions
Analyzing Answer Choices
Identifying the Correct Answer
Avoiding Common Traps