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

It is currently 23 Oct 2014, 00:27

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

In North America there has been an explosion of public

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2441
Followers: 311

Kudos [?]: 2615 [1] , given: 696

In North America there has been an explosion of public [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 15:34
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
4
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  75% (hard)

Question Stats:

45% (02:17) correct 55% (01:30) wrong based on 202 sessions
In North America there has been an explosion of public interest in, and enjoyment of, opera over the last three decades. The evidence of this explosion is that of the 70 or so professional opera companies currently active in North America, 45 were founded over the course of the last 30 years.

The reasoning above assumes which one of the following?

(A) All of the 70 professional opera companies are commercially viable options.
(B) There were fewer than 45 professional opera companies that had been active 30 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 30 years.
(C) There has not been a corresponding increase in the number of professional companies devoted to other performing arts.
(D) The size of the average audience at performances by professional opera companies has increased over the past three decades.
(E) The 45 most recently founded opera companies were all established as a result of enthusiasm on the part of a potential audience.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS
Quant: 1. Bunuel Signature Collection - The Next Generation 2. Bunuel Signature Collection ALL-IN-ONE WITH SOLUTIONS 3. Veritas Prep Blog PDF Version
Verbal:1. Best EXTERNAL resources to tackle the GMAT Verbal Section 2. e-GMAT's ALL CR topics-Consolidated 3. New Critical Reasoning question bank by carcass 4. Meaning/Clarity SC Question Bank by Carcass_Souvik 5. e-GMAT's ALL SC topics-Consolidated-2nd Edition 6. The best reading to improve Reading Comprehension 7.Verbal question bank and Directories

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 25
Concentration: Entrepreneurship
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 5

Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 15:46
E seems to be be the solid choice here
1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1125
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
Followers: 113

Kudos [?]: 1192 [1] , given: 219

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 15:48
1
This post received
KUDOS
IMO B

(A) All of the 70 professional opera companies are commercially viable options.
The argument doesn't mention the "commericial" aspect, this adds informations and the conclusion cannot be based on added information in the answer.
(B) There were fewer than 45 professional opera companies that had been active 30 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 30 years.
Correct (IMO)
(C) There has not been a corresponding increase in the number of professional companies devoted to other performing arts.
This is a good one... but since the passage doesn't mention any other art, I discard this and pick B.
(D) The size of the average audience at performances by professional opera companies has increased over the past three decades.
This option mention the "average", not the "number". Moreover the text links the increase of the number of bands to the explosion of public interest, and does not say anything about the audience.
(E) The 45 most recently founded opera companies were all established as a result of enthusiasm on the part of a potential audience.
The word "all" makes this answer too extreme
_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Expert Post
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2441
Followers: 311

Kudos [?]: 2615 [0], given: 696

Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 16:04
Expert's post
Zarrolou wrote:
IMO B

(A) All of the 70 professional opera companies are commercially viable options.
The argument doesn't mention the "commericial" aspect, this adds informations and the conclusion cannot be based on added information in the answer.
(B) There were fewer than 45 professional opera companies that had been active 30 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 30 years.
Correct (IMO)
(C) There has not been a corresponding increase in the number of professional companies devoted to other performing arts.
This is a good one... but since the passage doesn't mention any other art, I discard this and pick B.
(D) The size of the average audience at performances by professional opera companies has increased over the past three decades.
This option mention the "average", not the "number". Moreover the text links the increase of the number of bands to the explosion of public interest, and does not say anything about the audience.
(E) The 45 most recently founded opera companies were all established as a result of enthusiasm on the part of a potential audience.
The word "all" makes this answer too extreme



Do not take for granted all the times that the words "too extreme" are always wrong, though
_________________

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS
Quant: 1. Bunuel Signature Collection - The Next Generation 2. Bunuel Signature Collection ALL-IN-ONE WITH SOLUTIONS 3. Veritas Prep Blog PDF Version
Verbal:1. Best EXTERNAL resources to tackle the GMAT Verbal Section 2. e-GMAT's ALL CR topics-Consolidated 3. New Critical Reasoning question bank by carcass 4. Meaning/Clarity SC Question Bank by Carcass_Souvik 5. e-GMAT's ALL SC topics-Consolidated-2nd Edition 6. The best reading to improve Reading Comprehension 7.Verbal question bank and Directories

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 99
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 25

Reviews Badge
Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2013, 23:45
'E' for me. Whats the OA.

As mentioned, 45 founded companies in last 30 years forms the basis for the conclusion of argument. Therefore, author must have assumed that 45 companies founded are the result of increased public enthu.
_________________

Kudos if any of my post helps you !!!

1 KUDOS received
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 05 Sep 2010
Posts: 659
Followers: 8

Kudos [?]: 102 [1] , given: 37

Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 01:39
1
This post received
KUDOS
Quote:
'E' for me. Whats the OA.

As mentioned, 45 founded companies in last 30 years forms the basis for the conclusion of argument. Therefore, author must have assumed that 45 companies founded are the result of increased public enthu.


it has to be B
2 KUDOS received
Current Student
avatar
Status: Final Lap Up!!!
Affiliations: NYK Line
Joined: 21 Sep 2012
Posts: 1097
Location: India
GMAT 1: 410 Q35 V11
GMAT 2: 530 Q44 V20
GMAT 3: 630 Q45 V31
GPA: 3.84
WE: Engineering (Transportation)
Followers: 31

Kudos [?]: 274 [2] , given: 67

Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 02:05
2
This post received
KUDOS
i think the answer must be B.
E is close but it just strengthens the fact that "Public likes the operas established in the last three decades or Operas are bound to make good profit or Opera is making a good business" But we are asked to find an assumption or support for the fact that it is against the public interest on the basis of an evidence that 45 out of 75 operas are founded in the last 3 decades." So the gap is "How can there be explosion of public interest if more number of operas are opened in that particular decade."
If we weaken the fact that all these operas in discussion are opened in the last three decades and not carried fwd frm previously running operas.
Than we can protect our conclusion.

Consider Kudos If my post helps!!

Archit
Expert Post
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2441
Followers: 311

Kudos [?]: 2615 [0], given: 696

Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 08:36
Expert's post
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Nov 2012
Posts: 48
Followers: 0

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

Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 14:54
came down to b and e when you negate E, it doesn't really tie that well into the conclusion....IMO.
Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 2441
Followers: 311

Kudos [?]: 2615 [1] , given: 696

Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public inter [#permalink] New post 29 Mar 2013, 16:08
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
skiingforthewknds wrote:
came down to b and e when you negate E, it doesn't really tie that well into the conclusion....IMO.



be flexible. Do not rely always on the negation technique: though is the most powerful tool for assumption questions, try to understand the question itself, too

this is what is our conclusion and what lead to it

The evidence of this explosion is that of the 70 or so professional opera companies currently active in North America, 45 were founded over the course of the last 30 years.


(E) The 45 most recently founded opera companies were all established as a result of enthusiasm on the part of a potential audience.


As you can see is completely unrelated to our conclusion.

Basically it says that NOW still exist more than 45 companies founded over the course of the last 30 years.

In E we see that something is RECENTLY founded due to the ENTHUSIASM of POTENTIAL audience. This is completely incosistent with our argument.

B must be the answer.

Hope is clear
_________________

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS
Quant: 1. Bunuel Signature Collection - The Next Generation 2. Bunuel Signature Collection ALL-IN-ONE WITH SOLUTIONS 3. Veritas Prep Blog PDF Version
Verbal:1. Best EXTERNAL resources to tackle the GMAT Verbal Section 2. e-GMAT's ALL CR topics-Consolidated 3. New Critical Reasoning question bank by carcass 4. Meaning/Clarity SC Question Bank by Carcass_Souvik 5. e-GMAT's ALL SC topics-Consolidated-2nd Edition 6. The best reading to improve Reading Comprehension 7.Verbal question bank and Directories

SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 2295
Followers: 276

Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2014, 04:33
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 14 Jan 2013
Posts: 5
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 0

Premium Member
Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2014, 18:22
1
This post received
KUDOS
carcass wrote:
In North America there has been an explosion of public interest in, and enjoyment of, opera over the last three decades. The evidence of this explosion is that of the 70 or so professional opera companies currently active in North America, 45 were founded over the course of the last 30 years.

The reasoning above assumes which one of the following?

(A) All of the 70 professional opera companies are commercially viable options.
(B) There were fewer than 45 professional opera companies that had been active 30 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 30 years.
(C) There has not been a corresponding increase in the number of professional companies devoted to other performing arts.
(D) The size of the average audience at performances by professional opera companies has increased over the past three decades.
(E) The 45 most recently founded opera companies were all established as a result of enthusiasm on the part of a potential audience.


Conclusion > People like opera nowadays because 45 schools opened in the last 30 years.

A - No one cares
C - Again no one cares
D - The size of the average audience could have gone from 1 to 20000000000000, but yet again no one cares because the average size of the audience
is not the criteria used to advance the conclusion. The criteria is based on the # of opera companies not the amount of monacle wearing gentleman who attend operas.
E - This means zilch because the companies have already been founded, so wether or not the companies were founded because I was enthused doesn't matter at this point. Again, enthusiasm does nothing to advance the conclusion because it only talks about a "part" of a potential audience. That potential audience could be 1 billion people or you and your dog.

B
Negated > There were more than 45 professional opera companies that had been active 30 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 30 years.

Imagine If there were 1 billion opera companies, and now there are 70 opera companies.
Now imagine that only 45 opened during the 30 years that 1 Billion opera companies closed. (+45) + (-1Billion) = wrecks this argument
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: PLAY HARD OR GO HOME
Joined: 25 Feb 2014
Posts: 136
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT Date: 11-08-2014
GPA: 3.1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 49 [0], given: 314

GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public [#permalink] New post 07 Jul 2014, 23:21
inthestacks wrote:
carcass wrote:
In North America there has been an explosion of public interest in, and enjoyment of, opera over the last three decades. The evidence of this explosion is that of the 70 or so professional opera companies currently active in North America, 45 were founded over the course of the last 30 years.

The reasoning above assumes which one of the following?

(A) All of the 70 professional opera companies are commercially viable options.
(B) There were fewer than 45 professional opera companies that had been active 30 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 30 years.
(C) There has not been a corresponding increase in the number of professional companies devoted to other performing arts.
(D) The size of the average audience at performances by professional opera companies has increased over the past three decades.
(E) The 45 most recently founded opera companies were all established as a result of enthusiasm on the part of a potential audience.


Conclusion > People like opera nowadays because 45 schools opened in the last 30 years.

A - No one cares
C - Again no one cares
D - The size of the average audience could have gone from 1 to 20000000000000, but yet again no one cares because the average size of the audience
is not the criteria used to advance the conclusion. The criteria is based on the # of opera companies not the amount of monacle wearing gentleman who attend operas.
E - This means zilch because the companies have already been founded, so wether or not the companies were founded because I was enthused doesn't matter at this point. Again, enthusiasm does nothing to advance the conclusion because it only talks about a "part" of a potential audience. That potential audience could be 1 billion people or you and your dog.

B
Negated > There were more than 45 professional opera companies that had been active 30 years ago and that ceased operations during the last 30 years.

Imagine If there were 1 billion opera companies, and now there are 70 opera companies.
Now imagine that only 45 opened during the 30 years that 1 Billion opera companies closed. (+45) + (-1Billion) = wrecks this argument



GREAT EXPLANATION MATE..!!

thorughly cleared my doubts..!! kudos to u :)
_________________

THE WORD IMPOSSIBLE ITSELF SAYS : I-M-POSSIBLE...SO,DREAM THE IMPOSSIBLE-AND DO THE INCREDIBLE

Re: In North America there has been an explosion of public   [#permalink] 07 Jul 2014, 23:21
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Veritas - In North America there has been... rirshi 0 05 Aug 2014, 10:06
6 Experts publish their posts in the topic In New York there has been an explosion of public interest shagalo 5 19 Jun 2014, 18:00
In New York there has been an explosion of public interest dqtuan9627 1 07 May 2014, 06:52
11 Experts publish their posts in the topic In North America there has been an explosion of public imhimanshu 21 15 May 2012, 05:16
In North america there has been an explosion of public yvonne0923 2 25 Apr 2011, 17:25
Display posts from previous: Sort by

In North America there has been an explosion of public

  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®.