The author uses the word "only" (second highlight text) most likely in order to
The discussion of the regional bank in the second paragraph serves which of the following functions within the passage as a whole?
The passage suggests that bank managers failed to consider whether or not the service improvement mentioned in the highlighted text.
The passage suggests which of the following about service provided by the regional bank prior to its investment in enhancing that service?
According to the passage, investments in service are comparable to investments in production and distribution in terms of the
The primary purpose of the passage is to
According to the passage, which of the following was true of corporate acquisitions that occurred during the 1970's and 1980's?
The author of the passage would be most likely to disagree with which of the following statements?
The author implies that low-surface-brightness galaxies could constitute an answer to the puzzle discussed in the second paragraph primarily because
It can be inferred from the passage that the "long-standing puzzle" refers to which of the following?