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

 It is currently 27 Jul 2016, 01:52

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Because some student demonstrations protesting his scheduled

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 798
Location: Singapore
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 0

Because some student demonstrations protesting his scheduled [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Oct 2005, 17:16
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (01:16) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Because some student demonstrations protesting his scheduled appearance have resulted in violence, the president of the Imperialist Society has been prevented from speaking about politics on campus by the dean of student affairs. Yet to deny anyone the unrestricted freedom to speak is to threaten everyoneâ€™s right to free expression. Hence the deanâ€™s decision has threatened everyoneâ€™s right to free expression.

The pattern of reasoning displayed above is most closely paralleled in which one of the following?

(A) Dr. Pacheco saved a childâ€™s life by performing emergency surgery. But surgery rarely involves any risk to the surgeon. Therefore, if an act is not heroic unless it requires the actor to take some risk, Dr. Pachecoâ€™s surgery was not heroic.
(B) Because anyone who performs an act of heroism acts altruistically rather than selfishly, a society that rewards heroism encourages altruism rather than pure self-interest.
(C) In order to rescue a drowning child, Isabel jumped into a freezing river. Such acts of heroism performed to save the life of one enrich the lives of all. Hence, Isabelâ€™s action enriched the lives of all.
(D) Fire fighters are often expected to perform heroically under harsh conditions. But no one is ever required to act heroically. Hence, fire fighters are often expected to perform actions they are not required to perform.
(E) Acts of extreme generosity are usually above and beyond the call of duty. Therefore, most acts of extreme generosity are heroic, since all actions that are above and beyond the call of duty are heroic.

Again, are such questions common in GMAT?
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

Director
Joined: 21 Aug 2005
Posts: 793
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 23 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

11 Oct 2005, 19:39
I think it is A
Line of reasoning is X did Y to prevent Z. But, having done Y, X has failed to do P.
Hope it makes some sense!
Director
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 798
Location: Singapore
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Oct 2005, 20:58
OA aint A gsr!!
Anyone else wanna give it a try? Also explain your thinking if you can in solving such questions!!
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

Current Student
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5239
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 301 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Oct 2005, 21:18
Straight up difficult CR. I imagine this is a LSAT question because it doesnt fit into any one of the 7 categories.

Between B and D, Ill choose D and move on....
Director
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 798
Location: Singapore
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 45 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

13 Oct 2005, 21:30
It is an LSAT CR.
So you think such CRs wont appear on GMAT? Please say yes......
IF they dont, then it aint much good doing such CR right? What do you say?
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

Manager
Joined: 21 Sep 2005
Posts: 235
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 3 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2005, 01:39
go C go..btw, going by the conversation, is LSAT CR tougher than GMAT CR?

Jeez..I find GMAT CR to be so tough..wonder what LSAT CR must be like..
Manager
Joined: 09 Nov 2004
Posts: 138
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2005, 07:19
C acc to me using POE.....I think this type of CR does appear in GMAT!!!!

So what is the OA?
_________________

Thanks!

Senior Manager
Joined: 11 May 2004
Posts: 458
Location: New York
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 39 [0], given: 0

Re: CR - Comparative arguments [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2005, 08:04
Yea, this was a tough one. I'm going with C by, POE.

rahulraao wrote:
Because some student demonstrations protesting his scheduled appearance have resulted in violence, the president of the Imperialist Society has been prevented from speaking about politics on campus by the dean of student affairs. Yet to deny anyone the unrestricted freedom to speak is to threaten everyoneâ€™s right to free expression. Hence the deanâ€™s decision has threatened everyoneâ€™s right to free expression.

The pattern of reasoning displayed above is most closely paralleled in which one of the following?

(A) Dr. Pacheco saved a childâ€™s life by performing emergency surgery. But surgery rarely involves any risk to the surgeon. Therefore, if an act is not heroic unless it requires the actor to take some risk, Dr. Pachecoâ€™s surgery was not heroic.
(B) Because anyone who performs an act of heroism acts altruistically rather than selfishly, a society that rewards heroism encourages altruism rather than pure self-interest.
(C) In order to rescue a drowning child, Isabel jumped into a freezing river. Such acts of heroism performed to save the life of one enrich the lives of all. Hence, Isabelâ€™s action enriched the lives of all.
(D) Fire fighters are often expected to perform heroically under harsh conditions. But no one is ever required to act heroically. Hence, fire fighters are often expected to perform actions they are not required to perform.
(E) Acts of extreme generosity are usually above and beyond the call of duty. Therefore, most acts of extreme generosity are heroic, since all actions that are above and beyond the call of duty are heroic.

Again, are such questions common in GMAT?
Director
Joined: 10 Oct 2005
Posts: 528
Location: US
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 43 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2005, 10:52
C is the answer because -

argument is of the nature :

action on one person is view with generization

C is the only one that comes close to this.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5062
Location: Singapore
Followers: 29

Kudos [?]: 297 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2005, 11:08
C is the best answer. Acts of heroism to save life enrich life of all -> Isabel's action enriched the lives of all. Parallel to the passage which says Restrict freedom to speak threaten everyone's right to free expression -> Dean has threathened everyone's right to free expression.

The rest of the the choices do not exhibit such a similar pattern. If you look at A,B,D and E, they don't impose a generalized rule on everyone based on a given condition. Only C does that.
Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Nov 2004
Posts: 484
Location: Chicago
Followers: 1

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

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2005, 13:29
It should be C

THe argument goes "what hold good for one can be extended to many" and C is the only answer choice that does the same..
_________________

Fear Mediocrity, Respect Ignorance

SVP
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1810
Followers: 4

Kudos [?]: 106 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2005, 13:46
C.
SVP
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1723
Location: Dhaka
Followers: 7

Kudos [?]: 218 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

14 Oct 2005, 14:04
I am lost here.
On the exam day I will pick C.
_________________

hey ya......

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Partly because of bad weather, but also partly because some 3 22 May 2009, 22:47
Issue Essay Topic: "Some people protest the destruction of 1 24 Nov 2006, 18:41
Because some student demonstrations protesting his scheduled 8 22 Nov 2006, 12:08
Partly because of bad weather, but also partly because some 3 23 Aug 2006, 01:07
Partly because of bad weather, but also partly because some 12 10 Aug 2006, 00:59
Display posts from previous: Sort by