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  Diagnostic Simulated GAMSAT **** (Half-length) **** DO NOT OPEN THE TEST BOOK UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO.DIRECTIONS This half-length GAMSAT consists of the following three sections: Section 1 :  Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences  50 minutes 10 minute break  Section 2 :  Written Communication  30 minutes 1 hour break  Section 3 :  Reasoning in Biological and Physical Sciences  85 minutesDuring the time given for a particular section, you may work only on that section. If you finish a sectionearly, you may check your work within that section but DO NOT GO BACK TO A PREVIOUSSECTION OR AHEAD TO A FORTHCOMING SECTION.Separate directions are provided for each section and for each question type. Make sure you understand thedirections before answering the questions. FILLING IN THE ANSWER GRID 1. Place all your answers on the separate answer grid provided. Using a  PENCIL ONLY , blacken thespace corresponding to the letter of the answer choice you have selected. There should only be oneanswer per question.2. Be sure your answer mark is dark and fills the space completely. Also, be sure all erasures arecomplete. The computer may misinterpret an incomplete erasure, and you will lose credit for thatquestion.3. Use your test booklet for any rough work. DO NOT MAKE ANY STRAY MARKS ON THEANSWER GRID. Erase any such marks.4. The Answer Document for Section 2 is found in Section 2, herein. Use ink to complete thisdocument.5. Your score on the GAMSAT is based on the number of correct answers. There is no penalty for incorrect answers or for answers left blank. Therefore, it may be to your advantage to answer everyquestion.  © 2009 MedPrep International 2  Diagnostic Simulated GAMSAT Diagnostic Simulated GAMSAT **** (Half-length) **** Section 1Reasoning in Humanities and Social Sciences  Number of questions: 38Allotted Time: 50 minutes DIRECTIONS: 1. You have 5 minutes perusal time.2. You may take notes on the question paper during that time.3. You may NOT make any mark on the answer grid during perusal.4. At the end of 5 minutes, begin the exam.5. Post-perusal, you have exactly 50 minutes to complete the exam.  © 2009 MedPrep International 3  Diagnostic Simulated GAMSAT UNIT 1 Questions 1 – 6 Two impressive studies have re-examined Eric Williams’ conclusion that Britain’s abolition of the slave trade in 1807 and its emancipation of slaves in its colonies in 1834 were driven primarily byeconomic rather than humanitarian motives. Blighted by depleted soil, indebtedness, and the inefficiencyof coerced labour, these colonies, according to Williams, had by 1807 become an impediment to Britisheconomic progress. 5 Seymour Drescher provides a more balanced view. Rejecting interpretations based on either economic interest or the moral vision of abolitionists, Drescher has reconstructed the populistcharacteristics of British abolitionism, which appears to have cut across lines of class, party, and religion. Noting that between 1780 and 1830 antislavery petitions outnumbered those on any other issue,including parliamentary reform, Drescher concludes that such support cannot be explained by economic 10 interest alone, especially when much of it came from the unenfranchised masses. Yet, aside fromdemonstrating that such support must have resulted at least in part from widespread literacy and atradition of political activism, Drescher does not finally explain how England, a nation deeply divided byclass struggles, could mobilise popular support for antislavery measures proposed by otherwiseconservative politicians in the House of Lords and approved there with little dissent. 15 David Eltis’ answer to that question actually supports some of Williams’ insights. EschewingDrescher’s idealisation of British traditions of liberty, Eltis points to continuing use of low wages andDraconian vagrancy laws in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries to ensure the industriousness of British workers. Indeed, certain notables even called for the enslavement of unemployed labourers whoroamed the British countryside – an acceptance of coerced labour that Eltis attributes to a preindustrial 20 desire to keep labour costs low and exports competitive. By the late eighteenth-century, however, agrowing home market began to alert capitalists to the importance of “want creation” and to incentivessuch as higher wages as a means of increasing both worker productivity and the number of consumers.Significantly, it was products grown by slaves, such as sugar, coffee and tobacco, that stimulated newwants at all levels of British society and were the forerunners of products intended in modern capitalist 25 societies to satisfy what Eltis describes as “non-subsistence or psychological needs.” Eltis concludes thatin an economy that had begun to rely on voluntary labour to satisfy such needs, forced labour necessarily began to appear both inappropriate and counterproductive to employers. Eltis thus concludes that, whileWilliams may well have underestimated the economic viability of the British colonies employing forcedlabour in the early 1800s, his insight into the economic motives for abolition was partly accurate. British 30 leaders became committed to colonial labour reform only when they became convinced, for reasons other than those cited by Williams, that free labour was more beneficial to the imperial economy. 1  By which of the following is the main point of the passage best stated? A  Although they disagree about the degree to which economic motives influencedBritain’s abolition of slavery, Drescher and Eltis both concede that moral persuasion by abolitionists was a significant factor. B  Although both Drescher and Eltis have questioned Williams’ analysis of the motivation behind Britain’s abolition of slavery, there is support for part of Williams’ conclusion. C  Because he has taken into account the populist characteristics of British abolitionism,Drescher’s explanation of what motivated Britain’s abolition of slavery is finally more persuasive than that of Eltis. D  Neither Eltis nor Drescher has succeeded in explaining why support for Britain’sabolition of slavery appears to have cut across lines of party, class, and religion. 2  Why, most likely, did Eltis cite the views of “certain notables” (line 19)? A  To support the claim that British traditions of liberty were not as strong as Drescher  believed them to be. B  To support the contention that a strong labour force was important to Britain’seconomy. C  To emphasise the importance of slavery as an institution in preindustrial Britain. D  To indicate that the labouring classes provided little support for the abolition of slavery.  © 2009 MedPrep International 4  Diagnostic Simulated GAMSAT 3  By which of the following is Williams’ position regarding the primary reason for Britain’sabolition of the slave trade and the emancipation of slaves in its colonies best stated? A  British populism appealed to people of varied classes, parties, and religions. B  Both capitalists and workers in Britain accepted the moral precepts of abolitionists. C  Forced labour in the colonies could not produce enough goods to satisfy Britishconsumers. D  The operation of colonies based on forced labour was no longer economicallyadvantageous. 4  What, according to Eltis, was the purpose of low wages and Draconian vagrancy laws inseventeenth and eighteenth century Britain? A  To protect labourers against unscrupulous employment practices. B  To counter the move to enslave unemployed labourers. C  To ensure a cheap and productive work force. D  To ensure that the workforce experienced no unemployment. 5  How does the author most likely feel about Drescher’s presentation of British traditionsconcerning liberty? A  It is accurately stated. B  It is somewhat unrealistic. C  It is carefully researched. D  It is unnecessarily tentative. 6  Upon which of the points below does the passage suggest that Eltis and Drescher agree? A  People of all classes in Britain supported the abolition of slavery. B  The motives behind Britain’s abolition of slavery were primarily economic. C  The moral vision of abolitionists played a vital part in Britain’s abolition of slavery. D  British traditions of liberty have been idealised by historians.
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