Find all School-related info fast with the new School-Specific MBA Forum

It is currently 25 Jul 2014, 01:18

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

A report on acid rain concluded, Most forests in Canada are

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
1 KUDOS received
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 2593
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 180 [1] , given: 0

GMAT Tests User
A report on acid rain concluded, Most forests in Canada are [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2008, 13:00
1
This post received
KUDOS
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

100% (02:14) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 14 sessions
A report on acid rain concluded, “Most forests in Canada are not being damaged by acid rain.” Critics of the report insist the conclusion be changed to, “Most forests in Canada do not show visible symptoms of damage by acid rain, such as abnormal loss of leaves, slower rates of growth, or higher mortality.”
Which of the following, if true, provides the best logical justification for the critics’ insistence that the report’s conclusion be changed?
(A) Some forests in Canada are being damaged by acid rain.
(B) Acid rain could be causing damage for which symptoms have not yet become visible.
(C) The report does not compare acid rain damage to Canadian forests with acid rain damage to forests in other countries.
(D) All forests in Canada have received acid rain during the past fifteen years.
(E) The severity of damage by acid rain differs from forest to forest.
1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 May 2007
Posts: 56
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 18 [1] , given: 0

Re: Paper CR Test 28 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2008, 13:08
1
This post received
KUDOS
is the OA D?
(A) Some forests in Canada are being damaged by acid rain.
even if true..it does not make the statement "most forest" incorrect..so there is no justification
(B) Acid rain could be causing damage for which symptoms have not yet become visible.
not a strong justification
(C) The report does not compare acid rain damage to Canadian forests with acid rain damage to forests in other countries.
not a strong justification
(D) All forests in Canada have received acid rain during the past fifteen years.
a good justification..this proves that the damage may have not begun as yet..but acid rain has been following consistently
(E) The severity of damage by acid rain differs from forest to forest.
not a strong justification
1 KUDOS received
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2005
Posts: 1593
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 68 [1] , given: 2

GMAT Tests User
Re: Paper CR Test 28 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2008, 13:11
1
This post received
KUDOS
i think it is B.

D just says that all forests received .... that means, at one point or another, they received acid rain. Not strong enough to justify why they want the conclusion changed.
1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 14 Oct 2007
Posts: 759
Location: Oxford
Schools: Oxford'10
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 174 [1] , given: 8

GMAT Tests User
Re: Paper CR Test 28 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2008, 14:13
1
This post received
KUDOS
we are trying to prove that acid rain causes damage to ALL Canadian forests, Period! Which one of these will provide us with the proof

GMATBLACKBELT wrote:
A report on acid rain concluded, “Most forests in Canada are not being damaged by acid rain.” Critics of the report insist the conclusion be changed to, “Most forests in Canada do not show visible symptoms of damage by acid rain, such as abnormal loss of leaves, slower rates of growth, or higher mortality.”
Which of the following, if true, provides the best logical justification for the critics’ insistence that the report’s conclusion be changed?
(A) Some forests in Canada are being damaged by acid rain. doesn't confirm that acid rain causes some damage to all
(B) Acid rain could be causing damage for which symptoms have not yet become visible. speculation is not proof
(C) The report does not compare acid rain damage to Canadian forests with acid rain damage to forests in other countries. irrelevant, lets stick to Canadian forects
(D) All forests in Canada have received acid rain during the past fifteen years. so? where is the evidence about damage?
(E) The severity of damage by acid rain differs from forest to forest. BINGO!, this is saying that the severity of DAMAGE differs from forest to forest, thereby acknowleging the fact that damage does occur at the very least
1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 01 Jan 2008
Posts: 629
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 128 [1] , given: 1

GMAT Tests User
Re: Paper CR Test 28 [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2008, 14:32
1
This post received
KUDOS
It's B.
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 2593
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 180 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: Paper CR Test 28 [#permalink] New post 02 Feb 2008, 15:26
OA is B
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 30 Jun 2007
Posts: 793
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: Paper CR Test 28 [#permalink] New post 03 Feb 2008, 19:51
This is a good one. My analysis led me to A.
Can anyone help in my analysis?

Thanks

The revised conclusion: “Most forests in Canada do not show visible symptoms of damage by acid rain …” implies some forests could have damaged or not by acid rains.

(A) Some forests in Canada are being damaged by acid rain.[Hold it]

(B) Acid rain could be causing damage for which symptoms have not yet become visible.[This contradicts revised conclusion – eliminate it]

(C) The report does not compare acid rain damage to Canadian forests with acid rain damage to forests in other countries.[There is no reference in the argument about forests in other countries – eliminate it]

(D) All forests in Canada have received acid rain during the past fifteen years. [It is immaterial to argument whether forests in Canada received last fifteen years or not – eliminate it]

(E) The severity of damage by acid rain differs from forest to forest.[That may be true but has no reference to the forests in Canada – eliminate it]
1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 1443
Schools: Chicago Booth '11
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 146 [1] , given: 12

GMAT Tests User
Re: Paper CR Test 28 [#permalink] New post 05 Feb 2008, 07:10
1
This post received
KUDOS
I thought B was pretty straightforward.

A I believe is wrong because it agrees with the first report. When you are supposed to justify the critics criticism.

The first report says that "Most forests in Canada are not being damaged by acid rain"

That implies that (A) Some forests in Canada are being damaged by acid rain.

This gives no thought to the critics argument. The critic states that most forests do not show "visible signs" of damage implying that are are invisible signs of damage which could cause damage.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Mar 2012
Posts: 51
Schools: Schulich '16
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 1

Re: A report on acid rain concluded, Most forests in Canada are [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 04:17
its clearly B.


For rest other choices a,c,d,e both parties mentioned in the argument can agree on..
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 29 May 2013
Posts: 14
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 15

Re: A report on acid rain concluded, Most forests in Canada are [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2013, 17:33
(A) Some forests in Canada are being damaged by acid rain.

it implies that "fewer than half forests are not being damaged by acid rain...". -- in this way ve can eliminate this option.

left out with B :-)
Re: A report on acid rain concluded, Most forests in Canada are   [#permalink] 29 Jun 2013, 17:33
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Experts publish their posts in the topic Most forests in Canada are not being damaged by acid rain mikemcgarry 2 03 Jan 2012, 11:40
1 A report on acid rain concluded, “Most forests in Canada are rohitgoel15 7 26 Mar 2010, 20:40
ACID RAIN lordw 4 15 Jul 2008, 10:22
Acid rains pawan82 2 05 Jul 2007, 22:29
acid rain artabro 2 15 Dec 2004, 09:21
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A report on acid rain concluded, Most forests in Canada are

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Privacy Policy| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.