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

It is currently 15 Sep 2014, 01:34

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

The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 24 Oct 2005
Posts: 662
Location: London
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2006, 06:44
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is that it robs the human race. It takes from posterity, as well as the existing generation, and from those who dissent from the opinion even more than from those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth; if it is wrong, they lose what is almost as great a benefit: the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
Which one of the following best expresses the conclusion presented in the argument?

(A) Silencing the expression of an opinion is robbing the human race.
(B) Silencing the expression of an opinion harms those who dissent more than those who agree.
(C) Anyone who agrees with an opinion would not want to silence its expression.
(D) Gaining a clearer perception and livelier impression of truth is a great benefit.
(E) The greatest benefit is the opportunity of exchanging truth for error.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 214
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2006, 08:30
A?
First sentence is the conclusion and rest of it is the explanation of it? Hope I am right.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 28 Apr 2006
Posts: 33
Followers: 0

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

 [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2006, 08:40
I would think it is A.
Rest are too specific to certain parts of the argument.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Mar 2006
Posts: 214
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2006, 10:01
cindyn wrote:
I would think it is A.
Rest are too specific to certain parts of the argument.


we think alike alot, hope we are both correct.
Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 29 Jan 2005
Posts: 5252
Followers: 23

Kudos [?]: 128 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User Reviews Badge
 [#permalink] New post 29 Apr 2006, 05:02
Which one of the following best expresses the conclusion presented in the argument?

B-E can be refuted upon closer examination of the passage.

Take (A)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Mar 2006
Posts: 76
Followers: 1

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

 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2006, 11:10
I think it is B. The last sentence provides evidence for B not for A. Waiting to know the OA now already :)
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 07 Mar 2006
Posts: 352
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 1

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2006, 11:21
I think it should be B.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 19 Apr 2006
Posts: 231
Followers: 1

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

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2006, 16:42
I think the answer is B aswell.
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2003
Posts: 1408
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
 [#permalink] New post 30 Apr 2006, 17:39
I wud go with A... When they say what is the conclusion in the statement, I wud assume that the conclusion wud be provided in the statement (hence A).


If they asked us to find the conclusion from the statement or make an inference, then I wud have gone with B.


Thoughts? Whats the OA?
  [#permalink] 30 Apr 2006, 17:39
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion tkarthi4u 2 16 Jun 2009, 06:30
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion goalsnr 6 06 Jun 2008, 07:30
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion Banta 4 01 Sep 2006, 20:46
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion gmat_crack 15 21 Feb 2006, 18:39
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion WinWinMBA 5 06 May 2005, 06:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

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®.