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PrepTest 73, Passage 4, Question 23

The content provides an in-depth analysis of how to approach detail questions on the GRE, specifically within comparative passages, by illustrating the process through a question that requires identifying information mentioned in both passages.
  • Detail questions ask for something directly stated in the passage, often requiring identification of details found in both or one of the passages in comparative readings.
  • The example question demonstrates the necessity of going through each answer choice methodically when the question stem does not indicate where the details can be found.
  • Answer choice A, concerning the transfer of property from one owner to another, is identified as correct by cross-referencing with notes and information directly stated in both passages.
  • A review of the other answer choices provides clarity on why they are incorrect, emphasizing the importance of understanding the passages' contexts and distinguishing between philosophical and legal bases, theoretical and practical worlds.
Understanding Detail Questions
Methodical Answer Choice Evaluation
Identifying Correct Answers
Analyzing Incorrect Options