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1. To succeed in these tests it is absolutely necessary

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1. To succeed in these tests it is absolutely necessary << for you to aim at speed and accuracy. >>

(A) for you to aim at speed and accuracy.

(B) for you to aim for speed and accuracy.

(C) for you to go for speed and accuracy.

(D) that you aim speed and accuracy.

(E) that you should aim for speed and accuracy.
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2. << They went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources, in the month of September. >>

(A) They went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources, in the month of September.

(B) They went to Africa a continent with abundant resources in September.

(C) They had gone to Africa in the month of September, which is a continent with abundant resources.

(D) They went in September to Africa, a continent with abundant resources.

(E) In September, they went to Africa, a continent with abundant resources.
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3. Some of the greatest American entrepreneurs of the 20th century started their business ventures while they were still in college, and could not complete their education as a result. It is possible that had they started their businesses any later, they would not have been as successful.

From the above two statements, it can only be proven that

(A) sometimes, it can be worthwhile to sacrifice an immediate gain for a larger benefit.

(B) education is not always useful.

(3) it pays not to complete an education.

(D) entrepreneurs who start their ventures after completing their education are not as successful as those who start off while still in college.

(E) you do not have to be educated to be an entrepreneur.
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4. < We were surprised by the peculiarity of his behavior. >>

(A) We were surprised by the peculiarity of his behavior.

(B) We were surprised by his peculiar behavior.

(C) We were surprised at the peculiarity of his behavior.

(D) We were surprised by the fact that he behaved in such a peculiar way.

(E) We were surprised at his peculiar behavior.
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02 Feb 2004, 05:54
I'm eager to see the OA, there is quite a lack of concensus here. However, I would recommend Ashwyn to split the questions as it will ease the discussion process for next time.
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02 Feb 2004, 13:49
Wow...... very few posts where u would find no consensus. Another for so and so............ agree with so and so...........
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02 Feb 2004, 14:39
B,E,E and B....

With these many diff answer combinations going around Im keeping my fingers crossed on getting atleast one right.

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02 Feb 2004, 17:24
B A E E
ashwyns. its time now.. would u pl. show the right anwers..
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03 Feb 2004, 03:42
I choose BEEB

1) B. IMO you aim "at" a specific thing, you aim "for" more general or intangible things.
I have aimed my sights at the corner office for years.
I have aimed for the wealth and popularity that comes with it.

2) E. A has redundant "month of September". D is awkward. E nicely rephrases A without redundacy or changingthe meaning of the sentence.

3) E. B is too general -- education can be always useful for something other than entrepreneurship.

4). B. IMO, surprised "by" is the proper idiom. B is most succinct.
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03 Feb 2004, 09:03
Anyone who got 3 and up please stand up, please stand up.

Me only 2:(
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03 Feb 2004, 13:35
mantha wrote:
Anyone who got 3 and up please stand up, please stand up.

Me only 2:(

mantha-- AkamaiBrah is awfully bright, but I don't think he implied that his answers were necessarily guaranteed to be right.

Ashwyns, get to work!
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03 Feb 2004, 14:30
Stoolfi wrote:

"mantha-- AkamaiBrah is awfully bright, but I don't think he implied that his answers were necessarily guaranteed to be right."

Stoolfi,

I agree. Until we know the official answers no one dare stand up.

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03 Feb 2004, 18:18
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04 Feb 2004, 05:23
My Choices

E
D
A
B

1) "for" is correct to say speed and accuracy. So (A) and (D) gone, (B) and (C) somehow looks redundant, usage of "for" twice. So (E) is the best choice

2) D is the best, rest of the choices have dangling modifiers.

3) A is the best choice, because it only "some" entrepreneurs who succeded but left college in middle. So some sacrificed immediate gain for larger profit.

4) B. "by" is the proper idom, so (C) and (E) gone. (D) is wordy, (A) is incorrect as well, as it uses "pecularity".
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04 Feb 2004, 05:39
Hi Guys

I am very very sorry for not replying. I didnt get any mail frm the website that u guys have been answering my question (it must have been inadvertently unclicked)...also, I was away the last two days.

Sorry, to keep u waiting.

Also, I take Paul's idea to put only 1 qn at a time.

Indeed, I found these qns very tough,....So, I put it up for u guys to have a look. The answers are-

A, E, A, E (Zhung Ghazi, u got it right, buddy. I wud like to know ur final GMAT score when u ever give (ur answers generally tend to be correct all the time). Now for the explanation-

1. Aim AT speed and accuracy ( U aim FOR gold (gold being tangible),..but u aim AT speed, perfection(intending to achieve something etc.)

2. "In the month"- redundant. I thought D and E were close. Answer is D is incorrect (or so, CRACK GMAT says)..cos the role of September is not clear..whether Africa is abundant in September only.
> E looks cleared (I agree with this part).

3. A is the best (others are irrelevant--but u tend to be misled with statements like- E- u dont need to be educated..

4. B and E are close. E is correct..surprised at ,,idiomatically.
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04 Feb 2004, 12:02
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(Zhung Ghazi, u got it right, buddy. I wud like to know ur final GMAT score when u ever give (ur answers generally tend to be correct all the time). Now for the explanation-

Dont generalize that my answers were, are, and will be correct!
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04 Feb 2004, 19:04
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05 Feb 2004, 02:59
Zhung Gazi wrote:
ashwyns wrote:
(Zhung Ghazi, u got it right, buddy. I wud like to know ur final GMAT score when u ever give (ur answers generally tend to be correct all the time). Now for the explanation-

Dont generalize that my answers were, are, and will be correct!

I do not consider CRACK GMAT to be an authoritative source for "official" answers and I STRONGLY disagree with 1,3, and 4. I will defend my answers more fully tomorrow== must sleep now.
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05 Feb 2004, 05:50
Well Since Akamaibrah has started the battle let me join that.

A for Q1 ? impossible.

look at the usage of aim

http://www.bartleby.com/68/55/255.html

It says aim at shoild be followed be gerund form of noun.
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05 Feb 2004, 12:50
RE:4, it is selecting between dynamic passive and stative passive.
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07 Feb 2004, 05:10
AkamaiBrah wrote:
... I will defend my answers more fully tomorrow== must sleep now.

would be nice and usefull to see your explanations, akamai...
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