This question, like all Critical Reasoning questions, is designed to test logical reasoning skills based on a short “prompt,” which is typically a logical argument or a proposed plan of action. Of the question types that appear on the Verbal section, Critical Reasoning is the medium-length type, since Reading Comprehension questions require digesting an entire passage before getting to the questions. Critical Reasoning questions are an important area of practice for the GMAT exam, one that is often underestimated. Many people take for granted that they will have to brush up on mathematics skills, but they think of Verbal skills as innate and not subject to improvement. This is not the case! As you practice more Critical Reasoning, you’ll find your speed and accuracy improving.