72. Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured the preparation of great quantities of ceremonial food, the wearing of many layers of colorful clothing adorned with silver, and the recounting of traditional tribal jokes and stories.
(A) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home, they featured
(B) Festivals were held in Aho, a Kiowa matriarchâ€™s home, which featured
(C) Aho, who was a Kiowa matriarch in her home, held festivals featuring
(D) In her home, Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals that featured
(E) Aho, a Kiowa matriarch, held festivals in her home that featured
73. Alaska regularly deposits some of its profits from the sale of oil into a special fund, with the intention to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves.
(A) fund, with the intention to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after the exhaustion of its oil reserves
(B) fund, the intention of which is to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after they have exhausted their oil reserves
(C) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
(D) fund intended to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after exhausting its oil reserves
(E) fund that they intend to sustain the stateâ€™s economy after oil reserves are exhausted
75. Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem like it is indicative that the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.
(A) like it is indicative that
(B) as if to indicate
(C) to indicate that
(D) indicative of
(E) like an indication of
Five cards are to be selected at random from 1 to 10 cards numbered 1 to 10. How many ways are possible that the average of five numbers selected will be greater than the median ?
76. Although all the proceedings of the Communist party conference held in Moscow were not carried live, Soviet audiences have seen a great deal of coverage.
(A) all the proceedings of the Communist party conference held in Moscow were not carried live
(B) all the Communist party conferenceâ€™s Moscow proceedings were not carried live
(C) all the Communist party conference Moscow proceedings have not been carried alive
(D) not all the Communist party conference Moscow proceedings have been carried alive
(E) not all the proceedings of the Communist party conference held in Moscow were carried live
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The number of musicians employed to play accom- paniment for radio and television commercials has sharply decreased over the past ten years. This has occurred even though the number of commercials produced each year has not significantly changed for the last ten years. Which of the following, if it occurred during the past ten years, would contribute LEAST to an explanation of the facts above?
(A) The type of music most popular for use in commercials has changed from a type that
requires a large number of instruments to atype that requires very few instruments.
(B) There has been an increase in the number of commercials that use only the spoken word
and sound effects, rather than musical accompaniment.
(C) There has been an increase in the number of commercials that use a synthesizer, an instru-
ment on which one musician can reproduce the sound of many musicians playing
(D) There has been an increase in the number of commercials that use prerecorded music as
their only source of music.
(E) There has been an increase in the number of commercials that use musicians just starting
in the music industry rather than musicians experienced in accompanying commercials.
Advertisement: For sinus pain, three out of four hospitals give their patients Novex. So when you want the most effective painkiller for sinus pain, Novex is the one to choose.
Which of the following, if true, most seriously undermines the advertisement’s argument?
(A) Some competing brands of painkillers are intended to reduce other kinds of pain in addition to sinus pain.
(B) Many hospitals that do not usually use Novex will do so for those patients who cannot tolerate the drug the hospitals usually use.
(C) Many drug manufacturers increase sales of their products to hospitals by selling these products to the hospitals at the lowest price the manufacturers can afford.
(D) Unlike some competing brands of painkillers, Novex is available from pharmacies without a doctor’s prescription
(E) In clinical trials Novex has been found more effective than competing brands of painkillers that have been on the market longer than Novex.