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

It is currently 23 Aug 2014, 01:28

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

I think the GMAT authors made a mistake on the following

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Oct 2010
Posts: 40
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 29

I think the GMAT authors made a mistake on the following [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2010, 18:30
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

86% (01:26) correct 14% (00:00) wrong based on 7 sessions
I think the GMAT authors made a mistake on the following question:

Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the diseases known, is no longer a major problem in New Guinea.

(A) of the diseases known
(B) of the diseases to be known
(C) of the diseases that is known
(D) known of the diseases
(E) diseases known


Official Answer
[Reveal] Spoiler:
(E)

No, I did not post the problem incorrectly. Only the words "of the diseases" were underlined in the question.


My Problem with the Official Answer
[Reveal] Spoiler:
The official answer would make the sentence sound better if the word "known" was also underlined in the "question". However it wasn't. And according to the official answer, the best sentence reads: "Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious diseases known known, is no longer a major problem in New Guinea."


What do you think?


Additional info on the problem
Source: Paper Test
Test Code 42
Section 5
Question # 22
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Kaplan GMAT Prep Discount CodesKnewton GMAT Discount CodesGMAT Pill GMAT Discount Codes
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 05 Mar 2008
Posts: 1477
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 193 [0], given: 31

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT Authors Make Mistake on this Question? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 04:50
niheil wrote:
I think the GMAT authors made a mistake on the following question:

Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious of the diseases known, is no longer a major problem in New Guinea.

(A) of the diseases known
(B) of the diseases to be known
(C) of the diseases that is known
(D) known of the diseases
(E) diseases known


Official Answer
[Reveal] Spoiler:
(E)

No, I did not post the problem incorrectly. Only the words "of the diseases" were underlined in the question.


My Problem with the Official Answer
[Reveal] Spoiler:
The official answer would make the sentence sound better if the word "known" was also underlined in the "question". However it wasn't. And according to the official answer, the best sentence reads: "Kuru, one of the strangest and most insidious diseases known known, is no longer a major problem in New Guinea."


What do you think?


Additional info on the problem
Source: Paper Test
Test Code 42
Section 5
Question # 22


This is more of a publishing error than an error in the question. This happens on their printed stuff. I believe I found one or two on the Official GMAT guides.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Aug 2010
Posts: 225
Location: Boston
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 5

Re: GMAT Authors Make Mistake on this Question? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 06:24
Your answer (A) has "known" written in it, so unless you added this yourself, it looks like "known" is supposed to be underlined. In either case, I think it's pretty clear that it's supposed to be, so I wouldn't fret too much about this if it happened on the real exam.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 06 Oct 2010
Posts: 40
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 29

Re: GMAT Authors Make Mistake on this Question? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 10:43
lagomez and TehJay, both of you seem to suggest that this error is not a big deal.

I think this error is a big deal. Because of this error, none of the answers are "really good". I ended choosing the only answer that does not result in the repetition of the word "known" (answer D), and as a result I got the question wrong.

What's more disturbing about this error is that the GMAT authors didn't remove the question while grading. I've seen them do that in another question on a different paper test.

I think if anything, what I take from my experience with this error is that there's a possibility that the GMAT authors can make 1 or 2 errors in the entire test. I may want to review the test after the results come out. That's what I take from this experience.

And TehJay, I reposted the question exactly the way it was presented.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 05 Mar 2008
Posts: 1477
Followers: 11

Kudos [?]: 193 [0], given: 31

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT Authors Make Mistake on this Question? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 12:26
niheil wrote:
lagomez and TehJay, both of you seem to suggest that this error is not a big deal.

I think this error is a big deal. Because of this error, none of the answers are "really good". I ended choosing the only answer that does not result in the repetition of the word "known" (answer D), and as a result I got the question wrong.

What's more disturbing about this error is that the GMAT authors didn't remove the question while grading. I've seen them do that in another question on a different paper test.

I think if anything, what I take from my experience with this error is that there's a possibility that the GMAT authors can make 1 or 2 errors in the entire test. I may want to review the test after the results come out. That's what I take from this experience.

And TehJay, I reposted the question exactly the way it was presented.


I wouldn't worry about it too much on test day. Worrying about it will distract you during the exam. You won't be able to review the test anyway. You would have put in a complain in writing and they would research the issue.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Aug 2010
Posts: 225
Location: Boston
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 79 [0], given: 5

Re: GMAT Authors Make Mistake on this Question? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 13:36
niheil wrote:
lagomez and TehJay, both of you seem to suggest that this error is not a big deal.

I think this error is a big deal. Because of this error, none of the answers are "really good". I ended choosing the only answer that does not result in the repetition of the word "known" (answer D), and as a result I got the question wrong.

What's more disturbing about this error is that the GMAT authors didn't remove the question while grading. I've seen them do that in another question on a different paper test.

I think if anything, what I take from my experience with this error is that there's a possibility that the GMAT authors can make 1 or 2 errors in the entire test. I may want to review the test after the results come out. That's what I take from this experience.

And TehJay, I reposted the question exactly the way it was presented.


Answer (A) is always identical to the underlined portion of the sentence. Answer (A) has the word "known" in it. That, combined with the fact that all of the other answers also repeat "known", should be enough for you to determine that it's an underlining error.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 06 Jun 2009
Posts: 333
Location: USA
WE 1: Engineering
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 53 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: GMAT Authors Make Mistake on this Question? [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2010, 13:53
All the answer choices have the word KNOWN in them. Don't fret over this, just focus on your preparation :)
_________________

All things are possible to those who believe.

Re: GMAT Authors Make Mistake on this Question?   [#permalink] 11 Oct 2010, 13:53
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Top 10 mistakes I made to score LOW on both GMAT trials!! andalli 3 29 Apr 2010, 13:08
1 Experts publish their posts in the topic I made this mistake while solving a ques.Throw some light? tejal777 6 19 Jul 2009, 19:01
HOLY SH*T! I MADE THE ULTIMATE MISTAKE on MY STERN ESSAY! ychang816 8 03 Dec 2007, 21:53
DS. i think i know my mistake, but i need confirmation. IrinaOK 1 26 Oct 2007, 13:46
BUT I made a mistake..... 21. With its plan to gmacvik 6 17 Oct 2005, 15:19
Display posts from previous: Sort by

I think the GMAT authors made a mistake on the following

  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®.