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

It is currently 24 Jul 2014, 15:24

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

Which of the following best completes the passage below? In

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 01 Nov 2007
Posts: 146
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 196 [0], given: 0

Which of the following best completes the passage below? In [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 10:12
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
In today’s pluralistic society, textbook publishers find themselves in an increasingly uncomfortable position. Since the schools are regarded as a repository of society’s moral and cultural values, each group within society wishes to prevent any material that offends its own values from appearing in textbooks. As a result, stance on an issue is certain to run afoul of one group or another. And since textbook publishers must rely on community goodwill to sell their books, it is inevitable that______
(A) fewer and fewer publishers will be willing to enter the financially uncertain textbook industry
(B) the ethical and moral content of textbooks will become increasingly neutral and bland
(C) more and more pressure groups will arise that seek to influence the content of textbooks
(D) the government will be forced to intervene in the increasingly rancorous debate over the content of textbooks
(E) school boards, teachers, and principals will find it nearly impossible to choose among the variety of textbooks being offered
Director
Director
User avatar
Joined: 14 Oct 2007
Posts: 759
Location: Oxford
Schools: Oxford'10
Followers: 13

Kudos [?]: 174 [0], given: 8

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Passage completion Tb20 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 13:32
okay so we are trying to finish off the conclusion here. Also note that this is a cause and effect type of a problem.

A) Basically the issue is with TextBook publishers, not all publishers. So A is incorrect because it talks about publishers in general.
B) CORRECT. Textbook publishers will still try to make a profit. At the moment the situation is "increasingly uncomfortable". to make it more comfortable (and keep selling books), they will make the content bland.
C) Irrelevant since the conclusion is starting off about what the textbook publishers will do ensure community goodwill.
D). Irrelevant, government is never mentioned in the passage.
E) Still doesn't address the issue of a community goodwill.
CEO
CEO
User avatar
Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 2593
Followers: 16

Kudos [?]: 180 [0], given: 0

GMAT Tests User
Re: CR Passage completion Tb20 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 19:56
JCLEONES wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?
In today’s pluralistic society, textbook publishers find themselves in an increasingly uncomfortable position. Since the schools are regarded as a repository of society’s moral and cultural values, each group within society wishes to prevent any material that offends its own values from appearing in textbooks. As a result, stance on an issue is certain to run afoul of one group or another. And since textbook publishers must rely on community goodwill to sell their books, it is inevitable that______
(A) fewer and fewer publishers will be willing to enter the financially uncertain textbook industry
(B) the ethical and moral content of textbooks will become increasingly neutral and bland
(C) more and more pressure groups will arise that seek to influence the content of textbooks
(D) the government will be forced to intervene in the increasingly rancorous debate over the content of textbooks
(E) school boards, teachers, and principals will find it nearly impossible to choose among the variety of textbooks being offered


I say B.

A: this is too extreme. nothing about financial untertainty is addressed.
C: possibly, but its not certain.
D: too extreme
E: this is too extreme.
SVP
SVP
avatar
Joined: 04 May 2006
Posts: 1942
Schools: CBS, Kellogg
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 250 [0], given: 1

Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: CR Passage completion Tb20 [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 23:34
Waste time but finally B turns out
_________________

Get the best GMAT Prep Resources with GMAT Club Premium Membership

Re: CR Passage completion Tb20   [#permalink] 08 Jan 2008, 23:34
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Which of the following best completes the passage below? A wunderbar03 4 02 May 2005, 02:14
Which of the following best completes the passage below? Vithal 12 26 Mar 2005, 07:00
Which of the following best completes the passage below? One rahul 1 08 Dec 2004, 23:40
Which of the following best completes the passage below? Paul 7 17 Sep 2004, 20:07
Which of the following best completes the passage below? gmataquaguy 7 31 Jul 2004, 10:15
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Which of the following best completes the passage below? In

  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®.