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PrepTest 73, Passage 1, Question 3



Summary
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.
Chapters
00:01
Understanding Detail Questions
00:19
Analyzing Answer Choices
02:07
Identifying the Correct Answer
01:49
Avoiding Common Traps