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PrepTest 73, Passage 1, Question 7

The content provides an in-depth analysis of how to approach primary purpose questions on the GRE, highlighting the nuances between primary purpose and main point questions.
  • Primary purpose questions are more abstract than main point questions, focusing on the author's overall agenda.
  • The correct answer to a primary purpose question must align with the main point of the passage.
  • Identifying the author's stance is crucial; the author may support or refute a particular view or hypothesis.
  • The answer choices must be carefully analyzed to match the author's intent, distinguishing between supporting old theories versus new or extreme versions.
  • The example provided demonstrates the process of elimination in identifying the correct answer choice that reflects the author's aim to discredit a specific viewpoint.
Understanding Primary Purpose Questions
Distinguishing Between Primary Purpose and Main Point
Analyzing Answer Choices