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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2010, 05:03
These are the most pathetic questions hopefully we should never come across in the GMAT .Very few questions have clarity in them and the answers are very ambigious . A wastage of time doing these questions .
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2010, 10:24
Damn brutal collection.. got 23 wrong!! Man I need to postpone the date..:(
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2010, 13:25
will have to remember to do these later and take it with a grain of salt!....:)thanks
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2010, 10:19
I am baffled by # 32:

A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.
a. A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process

I thought it was E, but OA is D. The meaning in D is not clear to me. D seems to imply that "a year earlier" is the method by which the product was introduced.

Can anyone offer justification for why D is correct?
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 10:13
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I am baffled by # 32:

A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced can give a company a significant edge on its competitors.
a. A year advantage in a new computer product or process being introduced
b. Introducing a new computer product or process by a year earlier
c. A year's advantage to introduce a new computer product or process
d. To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier
e. Being a year ahead in introducing a new computer product or process

I thought it was E, but OA is D. The meaning in D is not clear to me. D seems to imply that "a year earlier" is the method by which the product was introduced.

Can anyone offer justification for why D is correct?



First of all being is generally wrong on gmat in most of the cases.What can give a significant edge?Introducing new product right?So eliminate a,c,e.Down to b and d.In b gerund use is not required instead of 'to introduce' which clears the ambiguity and provides correct meaning.D says its not the year earlier but the introduction of product which gives a significant edge.
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2010, 11:28
Is there any overlap between brutal sc questions and the sc questions in Gmatprep?
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2010, 00:54
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These are the most pathetic questions hopefully we should never come across in the GMAT .Very few questions have clarity in them and the answers are very ambigious . A wastage of time doing these questions .

Do these questions include any from gmatprep tests or MGMAT cats or kaplan tests ?
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 07:11
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 08:37
I can't believe I am thanking you for the brutal beating I am going to receive when I run through these SC Questions. . . :-D

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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 12 Oct 2010, 23:59
Given the frankly horrific number of typos in the questions, I am not sure how useful this set is. I would be unsurprised if there are also typos in some of the answers that should not be there, leading to incorrect analysis by the testee.

To use the example quoted a few posts above "To introduce a new computer product or process by a year earlier" is given as the correct answer. However, "by" is not the correct modulator of "introduce", you can't "introduce by" a relative time period.

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21. 2). Among lower- paid workers, union members are less likely than non union members to be enrolled in lower- end insurance plans imposing stricter limits on medical services and requiring doctors to see more patients, and spend less time with each.

a). imposing stricter limits on medical services and requiring doctors to see more patients, and spend
b). imposing stricter limits on medical services , requiring doctors to see more patients, and spending
c). that impose stricter limits on medical services, require doctors to see more patients, and spend
d). that impose stricter limits on medical services and require doctors to see more patients, and spending
e). that impose stricter limits on medical services, requiring doctors to see more patients and spending

Given answer - D

D is wrong, in fact, all A-E are wrong and therefore there must be a typo somewhere. D is wrong because "to see" and "spending" are not paralleled, despite both being dependant on "doctors". "spending" would be correct only if it was the insurance plans that were spending less time with patients, which is clearly absurd.

The correct answer (not given) is "that impose stricter limits on medical services and require doctors to see more patients, and spend"

I draft contracts for a living (corporate lawyer) and this shitty grammer simply wouldn't fly.
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2010, 01:24
27. However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyond its means, it is difficult to find broad support for a movement toward a minimal state.
A) However much United States voters may agree that
B) Despite the agreement among United States voters to the fact
C) Although United States voters agree
D) Even though United States voters may agree
E) There is agreement among United States voters that

I have no clue why the right answer is A! please explain??
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2010, 09:28
Hi, guys. Please, have a look at 63 q. The answer should be A. Sequence of tenses.
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 10:11
Aren't there any explanations for the questions posed . I am not getting a lot of them . I would like to see some explanation.
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 10:38
Aren't there any explanations for the questions posed . I am not getting a lot of them . I would like to see some explanation.
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 15 Nov 2010, 11:02
Out of every 5 , I am just getting one right..:(. Can sm1 pls post the explanation as well . I really need them.
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2010, 00:38
Thanks for sharing>? but no explanation?
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 26 Nov 2010, 17:27
Can any body give the answers for the these 70Q. I followed the link below for the answers but, no luck. Thx.
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2010, 00:35
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I have updated the first post to include the answers (were available a few posts down)
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 20 Dec 2010, 20:32
thanks for sharing,now I can pick up something new now.
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Re: THE BRUTAL 100 SC TEST (Questions 1-70 and growing...) [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2010, 09:57
great post. I am gonna attempt these as well. thanks for the effort
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