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GMATPREP ChallengeQ -The storms most studied by climatologis [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2014, 08:46
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The storms most studied by climatologists have been those that are most easily understood by taking atmospheric measurements. Hurricanes and tornadoes, for example, are spatially confined, the forces that drive them are highly concentrated, and they have distinctive forms and readily quantifiable characteristics. Consequently, data about them are abundant, and their behavior is relatively well understood, although still difficult to predict.

Hurricanes and tornadoes are also studied because they are highly destructive storms, and knowledge about their behavior can help minimize injury to people and property. But other equally destructive storms have not been so thoroughly researched, perhaps because they are more difficult to study. A primary example is the northeaster, a type of coastal storm that causes significant damage along the eastern coast of North America. Northeasters, whose diffuse nature makes them difficult to categorize, are relatively weak low-pressure systems with winds that rarely acquire the strength of even the smallest hurricane. Although northeasters are perceived to be less destructive than other storms, the high waves associated with strong northeasters can cause damage comparable to that of a hurricane, because they can affect stretches of coast more than 1,500 kilometers long, whereas hurricanes typically threaten a relatively small ribbon of coastline--roughly 100 to 150 kilometers.
1. The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. evaluate the relative amounts of damage caused by different storm types
B. describe the difficulties of classifying destructive storms by type
C. examine the relationship between wave height and the destructive potential of storms
D. discuss a theory that explains the origins of violent storms
E. discuss reasons why certain types of storms receive more study than others
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E


2. According to the passage, which of the following is true of northeasters?
A. They have only recently been identified as a distinct storm type.
B. They are more destructive than tornadoes.
C. They are low-pressure systems.
D. They affect a relatively small segment of the eastern coast of North America.
E. Their winds are typically as strong as those of small hurricanes.
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C


3. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about storms that lend themselves to atmospheric measurements?
A. They are more likely than other storms to be studied by climatologists.
B. They are likely to be less highly concentrated than are other storms.
C. They are likely to be more difficult to predict than are other storms.
D. They occur less frequently along the eastern coast of North America than in other areas.
E. They tend to affect larger areas than do other storms.
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A


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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -The storms most studied by climatologis [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2014, 04:06
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1.The primary purpose of the passage is to
(E) discuss reasons why certain types of storms receive more study than others
Took some time to figure this out.Answer lies in starting 3/4 lines of 2 Para. 1st para is basically an intro para.


2. According to the passage, which of the following is true of northeasters?
C. They are low-pressure systems.
" Northeasters, whose diffuse nature makes them difficult to categorize, are relatively weak low-pressure systems with winds that rarely acquire the strength of even the smallest hurricane"

3. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage about storms that lend themselves to atmospheric measurements?
(A) They are more likely than other storms to be studied by climatologists.
1 Para: "The storms most studied by climatologists have been those that are most easily understood by taking atmospheric measurements. Hurricanes and tornadoes,"
2 Para: "But other equally destructive storms have not been so thoroughly researched, perhaps because they are more difficult to study. "
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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -The storms most studied by climatologis [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2014, 05:03
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1.E
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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -The storms most studied by climatologis [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2014, 05:21
my take 4 min 07 sec :
1 E
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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -The storms most studied by climatologis [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2014, 01:05
took me 4 min :)

1) E
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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -The storms most studied by climatologis [#permalink] New post 15 Aug 2014, 20:31
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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -The storms most studied by climatologis [#permalink] New post 19 Aug 2014, 20:33
1.E
2.C
3.A

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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -The storms most studied by climatologis [#permalink] New post 29 Aug 2014, 09:16
Nice,breezy 620-630 question...
Imo shd be done done under 3 mins..
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