GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 18:25

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.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
Events & Promotions in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

     November 18, 2018

     November 18, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score. November 18th, 7 AM PST
  • How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

     November 20, 2018

     November 20, 2018

     09:00 AM PST

     10:00 AM PST

    The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.

A group of students in an Indian village has been selected

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: SAE
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 456
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.5
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
A group of students in an Indian village has been selected  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 04 Oct 2012, 21:21
2
8
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  45% (medium)

Question Stats:

62% (01:16) correct 38% (01:01) wrong based on 268 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A group of students in an Indian village has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips

_________________

First Attempt 710 - http://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-141273.html


Originally posted by getgyan on 03 Oct 2012, 20:09.
Last edited by getgyan on 04 Oct 2012, 21:21, edited 2 times in total.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 08 Apr 2012
Posts: 119
Re: A group of students in an Indian village  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Oct 2012, 22:53
1
3
getgyan wrote:
A group of students in an Indian village has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips


This is a subject verb agreement problem again. The subject here is "group"... "of students" is just a description of the group. Whenever you see an "of", just check if it is meant to confuse the subject. Thus to agree with singular subject "group", must be a singular verb "has".

eliminate (B) and (D) for the use of "have" instead of "has".

Now start reading A, C and E in parallel.

"has been selected" is correct in all three. Then (A) says "for testing". It should be "for testing of" or simply "to test". Thus accept C and E and reject A.

C - "notepad to be built on"..."which are also power stingy".
E - "notepad being built around" ... "green, power stingy".

E is more crisp and C is unnecessarily wordy. "which are also" is not required when comma separated characteristics can be mentioned.

Thus E is the correct option.
_________________

Shouvik
http://www.Edvento.com
admin@edvento.com

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 31 Mar 2010
Posts: 110
Re: A group of students in an Indian village  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Oct 2012, 23:08
1
getgyan wrote:
A group of students in an Indian village has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips

A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips


A group is singular hence eliminate B,D.

Eliminate C for change of meaning - testing will only be done on something that has been built or being built, also unless it is built we dont know how much electricity it uses.
in A and E , looking at the end of sentence we'll notice E correctly compares electricity used by the new chip to that used by current computer chips.

E is correct.
_________________

Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2015
Posts: 2
Re: A group of students in an Indian village has been selected  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Apr 2016, 23:21
getgyan wrote:
A group of students in an Indian village has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips


In one of the subject verb questions I've solved way before, there was a sentence which said "a variety of "plural noun" are" as the right answer. Does anybody remember? How come "are" is used instead of "is"? Thats what had confused me and made me select choices with plural verbs.. Please help.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2990
Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: A group of students in an Indian village has been selected  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Apr 2016, 01:12
1
2
Jekkoo wrote:
getgyan wrote:
A group of students in an Indian village has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips


In one of the subject verb questions I've solved way before, there was a sentence which said "a variety of "plural noun" are" as the right answer. Does anybody remember? How come "are" is used instead of "is"? Thats what had confused me and made me select choices with plural verbs.. Please help.


Case A:

When the SANAM pronouns (some, any, none, all, more/most) or quantity words (half, 10%, 3/4th, quarter etc.) are used, the verb takes up the number (singular /plural) of the accompanying noun:

Plural:
Some of the slices ARE eaten.
Majority of the students ARE lazy.
Half of the bags ARE blue.
10% of the books ARE damaged by fire.

Singular:
Some of the pizza IS eaten.
Majority of the student-union IS upset.
Half of the sky IS blue.
10% of the library IS damaged by fire.

Case B:

The above concept however does not apply for collective nouns (group, team, class, bevy, pool, etc.) A collective noun is always singular. Therefore,

A group of students HAS been selected......... (the correct option of the subject sentence)
A bevy of girls IS approaching from right.

In the example you gave, "variety of 'plural noun' ARE", the word 'variety' was probably considered a quantity word and therefor the verb took up the number ( singular/plural) of the accompanying noun (Case A above).
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 23 Sep 2011
Posts: 101
GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Re: A group of students in an Indian village has been selected  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Apr 2018, 06:00
Hello

I understand Why E is correct and I also understand the collective noun vs quantity noun subject-verb agreement.

My question is that is the following construction in option C correct:
"which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity" -> is this acceptable. Who is the 2nd which referring too? If it is referring to microchips then shouldn't which be next to microchips.

Another question is in option E:
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips-> I understand that being here is used as a verb-ing modifier and its modifying notepad. However, my question is that is the use of a comma between green and power-stingy correct? Shouldn't there be an and? I see that its the same construction in other answer choices also. What role is the comma playing here?

Appreciate the input.
_________________

1. Well Begun is Half done
2. He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
3. The night is darkest just before the dawn

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Status: Applying
Joined: 24 Oct 2017
Posts: 26
Location: India
WE: Investment Banking (Investment Banking)
CAT Tests
Re: A group of students in an Indian village has been selected  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Apr 2018, 09:05
1
getgyan wrote:
A group of students in an Indian village has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips


A quick question, in the later part that refers to 'a new class of green, power-stingy microchips', shouldn't we have 'uses' instead of 'use'? It does refer to the 'class of microchips' and not just the 'microchips'.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
P
Joined: 26 Jun 2017
Posts: 368
Location: Russian Federation
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
WE: Information Technology (Other)
Re: A group of students in an Indian village has been selected  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Oct 2018, 18:51
getgyan wrote:
A group of students in an Indian village has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
A. has been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
B. have been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
C. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad to be built on a new class of green microchips, which are also power-stingy and which use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips
D. have been selected for testing a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips
E. has been selected to test a new low-cost electronic notepad being built around a new class of green, power-stingy microchips that use a fraction of the electricity used by current computer chips


1. Group of students - singular --->B, D are out.
2. In C: "which are also power-stingy" - what kindof construction it? Why to use it? "green, power-stingy microchips" - that is good
3. In A: "microchips that use a fraction of the electricity of current computer chips" - it seems like these microchips suck on current chips - it has no sense.

4. E is good.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: A group of students in an Indian village has been selected &nbs [#permalink] 23 Oct 2018, 18:51
Display posts from previous: Sort by

A group of students in an Indian village has been selected

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

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®.