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This list consists of 140 topics from which one topic will be chosen for you by the computer when you take your GMAT.



41. The best way to preserve the natural environment is to impose penalties - whether fines, imprisonment or other punishments - on those who are most responsible for polluting or otherwise damaging it.

Discuss the extent to which you agree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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42. Scientists are continually redefining the standards for what is beneficial or harmful to the environment. Since these standards keep shifting, companies should resist changing their products and processes in response to each new recommendation until those recommendations become government regulations.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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43. The most important reason for studying history is not that knowledge of history can make us better people or a better society but that it can provide clues to solving the societal problems that we face today.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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44. All companies should invest heavily in advertising because high-quality advertising can sell almost any product or service.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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45. The most effective way for a businessperson to maximize profits over a long period of time is to follow the highest standards of ethics.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your views with re sons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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46. Businesses are as likely as are governments to establish large bureaucratism but bureaucracy is far more damaging to a business than it is to a government.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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47. The primary responsibility for preventing environmental damage belongs to government, not to individuals or private industry.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion expressed above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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48. In matching job candidates with job openings, managers must consider not only such variables as previous work experience and educational background but also personality traits and work habits which are more difficult to judge.

What do you consider essential in an employee or colleague? Explain, using reasons and/or examples from your work or work like experiences or from your observations of others.
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49. Ask most older people to identify the key to success and they are likely to reply hard work. Yet, I would tell people starting off in a career that work in itself is not the key. In fact, you have to approach work cautiously - too much or too little can be self-defeating.

To what extent do you agree or disagree with this view of work? Develop your position by using reasons and/or examples from your reading, experience or observations.
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50. How far should a supervisor go in criticizing the performance of a subordinate? Some highly successful managers have been known to rely on verbal abuse and intimidation.

Do you think that this is an effective means of communicating expectations? If not, what alternative should a manager use in dealing with someone whose work is less than satisfactory? Explain your views on this issue. Be sure to support your position with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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