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While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused
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(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
"Not" and "unlike" double negation incorrect.

(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
"Not" and "unlike" double negation incorrect.

(C) like Rosa Parks and her refusal
"We cannot compare "Jackie" with "her refusal".

(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
"Like" should be followed by a noun.

(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused
Seems Correct.

IMO E.
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28 Jun 2008, 12:45
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Its between A & E,

Standard question between such as and like :

We use like whenever we need to write " similiar to " and such as to give examples .

The pizza at Pizza Parlor tastes like (similiar to ) the pizza sold at The Pizza Cafe.

He likes physical sports such as ( For e.g. ) Soccer, and Rugby.

Also we use like to compare nouns, , and such as when we compare clauses.

In this case we are comparing two individuals , hence A is better.

So the answer should be A
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03 Feb 2010, 12:58
I think 2 negetives cannot come together as in A,B,C....not and unlike...
other problem is courage is a noun ...so to compare nouns we use like not as
so my answer is D
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05 Jan 2011, 08:54
I don't know what do this problem..I choose D.that seem good to me
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16 Apr 2011, 02:32
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While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

If we have an option which says "like that of Rosa, who refused", then would it have been better than A....?
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16 Apr 2011, 02:34
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While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

A is OA. This is an OG10 questions
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16 Apr 2011, 03:29
A for me...
B can be eliminated because of faulty comparision.. The sentence compares Jackie robinson's courage with rosa parks...
C can be eliminated for similar reasons
D seems as if Jackie robinson is refusing instead of rosa parks.. also we have tense issue here..
E can be eliminated because of "as"....
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16 Apr 2011, 03:41
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A for me...
B can be eliminated because of faulty comparision.. The sentence compares Jackie robinson's courage with rosa parks...
C can be eliminated for similar reasons
D seems as if Jackie robinson is refusing instead of rosa parks.. also we have tense issue here..
E can be eliminated because of "as"....

No doubts about that.. My initial question was regarding doubt between like and not unlike which still stays.

If we have an option which says "like that of Rosa, who refused", then would it have been better than A....?
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16 Apr 2011, 03:54
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nimrod wrote:
A for me...
B can be eliminated because of faulty comparision.. The sentence compares Jackie robinson's courage with rosa parks...
C can be eliminated for similar reasons
D seems as if Jackie robinson is refusing instead of rosa parks.. also we have tense issue here..
E can be eliminated because of "as"....

No doubts about that.. My initial question was regarding doubt between like and not unlike which still stays.

If we have an option which says "like that of Rosa, who refused", then would it have been better than A....?

Normally, "like" can be substituted by using "similar to"..

so in this case

Jackie robinsons courage .....was similar to that of rosa parks, who refused.....

Now we have two sentences....

not unlike that of....
like that of....

since GMAT prefers concise sentences..yes, I could have gone for the latter one...!
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If there is a choice between a weird clause using ‘not unlike’ but without any other flaws and another one with 'like' but with other ostensible errors, then the ‘not unlike’ version is acceptable.

Of course, if the comparison marker ‘like’ were to replace ‘not unlike’, then the replacement would certainly be for better.
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While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

We can start eliminating "as" form here. "AS" is used to compare clauses while "LIKE" to compare things, person (noun). So E is INCORRECT.

B & C incorrectly compares courage to Rosa Parks. This is LOGIC error.

We are left with A and D.

D is incorrect because of "for refusing"

not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. WHO REFUSED is preferred and it simply modifies Rosa Parks

Therefore, A.
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If there is a choice between a weird clause using ‘not unlike’ but without any other flaws and another one with 'like' but with other ostensible errors, then the ‘not unlike’ version is acceptable.

Of course, if the comparison marker ‘like’ were to replace ‘not unlike’, then the replacement would certainly be for better.

I found a beautiful explanation for usage of "not unlike". It explains where "not unlike" could overpower normal and precise "like".
Check for the comments given by sunnyjohn

http://www.beatthegmat.com/jackie-robin ... 41973.html
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This one was really tricky GMAT usually prefers the "who clause" when referring to people so that leaves us with AB and E.

B has incorrect comparison so A and E..

Here its confusing...
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While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(B) not unlike Rosa Parks, who refused
(C) like Rosa Parks and her refusal
(D) like that of Rosa Parks for refusing
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

The 1st thing which comes to mind is that it is a comparison question. However the comparison is incorrect. you can't compare courage of jackie to Rosa parks. That eliminates the 1st 3 answer choices. Now D has the correct comparison,but the meaning is incorrect.
D sounds like jackie refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. which is incorrect.
E is clear and concise. E wins.
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The 1st thing which comes to mind is that it is a comparison question. However the comparison is incorrect. you can't compare courage of jackie to Rosa parks. That eliminates the 1st 3 answer choices. Now D has the correct comparison,but the meaning is incorrect.
D sounds like jackie refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. which is incorrect.
E is clear and concise. E wins.

The problem is the OA is A not E...
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as is incorrect since the comparison is noun - courage. Hence OA is A
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This one was really tricky GMAT usually prefers the "who clause" when referring to people so that leaves us with AB and E.

B has incorrect comparison so A and E..

Here its confusing...

While Jackie Robinson was a Brooklyn Dodger, his courage in the face of physical threats and verbal attacks was not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused to move to the back of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama.

We can eliminate easily B C and D because they compare the courage to the person "Rosa Parks", and we are left with:

(A) not unlike that of Rosa Parks, who refused
(E) as that of Rosa Parks, who refused

What is the proper usage of "as"? If we want to make a comparison "as" must be followed by a verb. "as ... was" would be the correct usage to state a comparison using "as".
If you want to know more about like and as refer here : as-vs-like-correct-and-incorrect-usages-133950.html
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But doesn't "that" indicate a clause or the usage of "that of" is different?
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But doesn't "that" indicate a clause or the usage of "that of" is different?

No, here "that" is used as a pronoun.

(A) not unlike that (the courage) of Rosa Parks, who refused
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