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

It is currently 17 Sep 2014, 14:16

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

Arts of Life

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 29 Jul 2007
Posts: 183
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 12 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Arts of Life [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 16:56
If the artificial is not better than the natural, to what end are all the arts of life?
To dig, to plow, to build, to wear clothes—all are direct violations of the injunction to follow nature.

Which one of the following is an assumption made by the author of the passage?

(A) The arts of life have no useful end.

(B) The artificial is not better than the natural.

(C) Digging, plowing, building, and wearing clothes are better than nature.

(D) The injunction to follow nature should not be violated.

(E) The arts of life are indirect means of following nature.

If the author’s argument were challenged on the grounds that the construction of buildings has adverse effects on the natural environment, which of the following replies might the author use to respond to the challenge logically?

(A) There are human activities, such as making music, that are
environmentally harmless.

(B) Harming the environment is not an end, or purpose, of the arts of life.

(C) The construction could involve the use of natural, not artificial, materials.

(D) Constructing buildings is not an “art of life.”

(E) Even if the natural environment is disturbed by the construction of buildings, it is improved for human use.
_____________________________________________
Please explain if you can.
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 13 Dec 2006
Posts: 521
Location: Indonesia
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 95 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2007, 17:15
Lemme give a try

1. Ans E

From the second sentence it appears that author says the arts of life are the means to follow nature, as he argue the artificial better than the natural.

2. Ans E

From the inferrence of 1st reasoning, it can be withdrawn that the author believes artificial such as construction is better than natural as it is meant to improved the human lifestyle, irrespective of harming the nature.

Amar
  [#permalink] 04 Dec 2007, 17:15
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A life, the life or life? Using Articles bytatia 1 10 Aug 2014, 12:03
cr-art spriya 1 03 Sep 2008, 20:30
Arts or Management 05rose 8 27 Feb 2008, 21:05
LSAT ARTS hkm_gmat 2 29 Dec 2005, 10:46
Art Museums..... perezhan 5 17 Feb 2005, 19:12
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Arts of Life

  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®.