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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.



71. Commercialism has become widespread. It has even crept into schools and places of worship. Every nation should place limits on what kinds of products, if any, can be sold at certain events or places.

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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72. Companies should not try to improve employees' performance by giving incentives - for example, awards or gifts. These incentives encourage negative kinds of behaviour instead of encouraging a genuine interest in doing the work well.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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73. People often give the following advice: "Be yourself. Follow your instincts and behave in a way that feels natural."

Do you think that, in general, this is good advice? Why or why not? Develop your point of view by giving reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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74. The people we remember best are the ones who broke the rules.

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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75. There are essentially two forces that motivate people : self-interest and fear.

Discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the opinion stated above. Support your point of view with reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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76. For a leader there is nothing more difficult and therefore more important than to be able to make decisions.

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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77. Although genius is difficult to define, one of the qualities of genius is the ability to transcend traditional modes of thought and create new ones.

Explain what you think the above statement means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with this definition of genius. In your discussion, be sure to include at least one example of someone who, in your opinion, exemplifies genius or a particular characteristic of genius.
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78. Most people would agree that buildings represent a valuable record of any society's past, but controversy arises when old buildings stand on ground that modern planners feel could be better used for modern purposes.

In your opinion which is more important - preserving historic buildings or encouraging modern development? Explain your position, using reasons and examples based on your own experiences, observations or reading.
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79. The ability to deal with people is as purchasable a commodity as sugar or coffee and it is worth more than any other commodity under the sun.

Explain what you think the above statement means and discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with it. Support your position with relevant reason and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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80. As individuals, people save too little and borrow too much.

From your perspective, how accurate is the view expressed above? In your discussion, be sure to consider the conditions under which it is appropriate to save money and the conditions under which it is appropriate to borrow. Develop your position using reasons and/or examples from your own experience, observations or reading.
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