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

It is currently 22 Oct 2018, 12:21

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

A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Mar 2011
Posts: 87
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 May 2011, 01:35
2
34
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  65% (hard)

Question Stats:

44% (00:57) correct 56% (01:06) wrong based on 1000 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, twice as much as 1977.

(A) twice as much as 1977
(B) twice as many as 1977
(C) double what it was in 1977
(D) double the figure for 1977
(E) a number double that of 1977's

https://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/29/nyregion/black-women-s-bumpy-path-to-church-leadership.html

A survey of female ministers by the National Council of Churches showed that as of 1986, there were 20,736 women, representing almost 8 percent of the nation's clergy. This was double the figure for 1977. The survey did not give a racial breakdown.
Most Helpful Expert Reply
Current Student
User avatar
V
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4464
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 May 2015, 06:12
3
7
Most Helpful Community Reply
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Jul 2015
Posts: 50
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Oct 2015, 00:00
5
1
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation's clergy, twice as much as 1977.

(A) twice as much as 1977 - the number/figure 20,736 is compared to year 1977
(B) twice as many as 1977 - same as A
(C) double what it was in 1977 - no clear antecedent for it
(D) double the figure for 1977 - figure 20,736 is correctly compared to a figure
(E) a number double that of 1977's - redundant because of possessive a number double that of 1977's number
_________________

I am not an expert, so please CORRECT me if I am wrong

General Discussion
Retired Moderator
User avatar
D
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 4479
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 May 2011, 05:28
most certainly no; double here means two times and is a noun
_________________

you can know a lot about something and not really understand it."-- a quote
No one knows this better than a GMAT student does.
Narendran +9198845 44509

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Feb 2011
Posts: 235
Concentration: General Management, Social Entrepreneurship
Schools: HBS '14 (A)
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V47
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jul 2011, 03:24
1
TrueLie wrote:
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, twice as much as 1977.

(A) twice as much as 1977
(B) twice as many as 1977
(C) double what it was in 1977
(D) double the figure for 1977
(E) a number double that of 1977’s

The correct answer is D. However, I would like to know if "double" is a verb in this case?

If double was in verb form- it would be an infinitive - sentence giving order/command to the reader to double- that will not make any sense here.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Apr 2009
Posts: 2264
Location: New York, NY
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jul 2011, 08:59
1
3
vivesomnium wrote:
TrueLie wrote:
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, twice as much as 1977.

(A) twice as much as 1977
(B) twice as many as 1977
(C) double what it was in 1977
(D) double the figure for 1977
(E) a number double that of 1977’s

The correct answer is D. However, I would like to know if "double" is a verb in this case?

If double was in verb form- it would be an infinitive - sentence giving order/command to the reader to double- that will not make any sense here.


Try not to focus too much on the technicalities that really don't matter. Focus on answering the question in as little time as possible--and do it effectively.

This is an apples vs oranges comparison. Note that in (A) and (B), "twice as much as 1977" or "twice as many as 1977" are comparing the actual year of 1977 to how many female ministers there were in 1986. This is a typical GMAT trap--just don't be fooled into thinking this is testing you on "as much as" versus "as many as."

Hope that adds a little insight.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2015
Posts: 27
GPA: 3
Reviews Badge
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 May 2015, 00:36
Why is option E wrong in this case?

Thanks!
Director
Director
avatar
S
Joined: 09 Jun 2010
Posts: 938
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 May 2015, 22:04
1
GMATPill wrote:
vivesomnium wrote:
TrueLie wrote:
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, twice as much as 1977.

(A) twice as much as 1977
(B) twice as many as 1977
(C) double what it was in 1977
(D) double the figure for 1977
(E) a number double that of 1977’s

The correct answer is D. However, I would like to know if "double" is a verb in this case?

If double was in verb form- it would be an infinitive - sentence giving order/command to the reader to double- that will not make any sense here.


Try not to focus too much on the technicalities that really don't matter. Focus on answering the question in as little time as possible--and do it effectively.

This is an apples vs oranges comparison. Note that in (A) and (B), "twice as much as 1977" or "twice as many as 1977" are comparing the actual year of 1977 to how many female ministers there were in 1986. This is a typical GMAT trap--just don't be fooled into thinking this is testing you on "as much as" versus "as many as."

Hope that adds a little insight.



apple an orange comparison is only one factor for this problem. this factor can be learned in gmat book . knowing this factor is not enough for non native. we need to overhaul the total grammar knowledge for this question. This situation is simple to here but fatal to your seccess on sc and verbal. why

all of non native begin preparing gmat when their grammar is weak. the result is that they can learn some grammar point in gmat book but are still lacking the basic grammar, making them fail on gmat sc. this case dose not happen to the natives, who naturally master the basic grammar already and need a few months to master the grammar points characteristic of gmat. that is the reason why the natives need only a few months for gmat.

for non natives, even after they get 100 on TOEFL, they need to overhaul the total grammar in parallel with studying gmat books.

we are a community, all persons have to help each person. each person have to help all persons. I need your help in my finding of the British girl I met in Halong Bay, Vietnam one year ago. help, I have difficulty looking for her in Vietnam.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 19 Mar 2015
Posts: 15
Location: United States
Concentration: Sustainability, Sustainability
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 May 2015, 10:34
GMATPill wrote:
vivesomnium wrote:
TrueLie wrote:
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, twice as much as 1977.

(A) twice as much as 1977
(B) twice as many as 1977
(C) double what it was in 1977
(D) double the figure for 1977
(E) a number double that of 1977’s

The correct answer is D. However, I would like to know if "double" is a verb in this case?

If double was in verb form- it would be an infinitive - sentence giving order/command to the reader to double- that will not make any sense here.


Try not to focus too much on the technicalities that really don't matter. Focus on answering the question in as little time as possible--and do it effectively.

This is an apples vs oranges comparison. Note that in (A) and (B), "twice as much as 1977" or "twice as many as 1977" are comparing the actual year of 1977 to how many female ministers there were in 1986. This is a typical GMAT trap--just don't be fooled into thinking this is testing you on "as much as" versus "as many as."

Hope that adds a little insight.


it will be great if you could elaborate a little more . Also please explain the use of double the figure for 1977
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2014
Posts: 16
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jun 2015, 13:26
Why is D correct? It's still not clear to me why it is the best answer out of all of the options.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 11 Apr 2015
Posts: 34
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.1
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jun 2016, 03:22
guys, can someboby please explain why option C is wrong? I could not decide between C and D and chose C
_________________

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." Bruce Lee

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."" Muhammad Ali

Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3030
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 survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jun 2016, 02:36
4
3
RussianDude wrote:
guys, can someboby please explain why option C is wrong? I could not decide between C and D and chose C


In option C, the pronoun "it" does not have an antecedent. In order to use the pronoun "it", there must be the noun "figure" (or some similar noun) somewhere in the sentence. Therefore C is wrong.
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 11 Apr 2015
Posts: 34
Location: Germany
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.1
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Jun 2016, 04:56
sayantanc2k wrote:
RussianDude wrote:
guys, can someboby please explain why option C is wrong? I could not decide between C and D and chose C


In option C, the pronoun "it" does not have an antecedent. In order to use the pronoun "it", there must be the noun "figure" (or some similar noun) somewhere in the sentence. Therefore C is wrong.


Thank you so much for your help, I get it now. Kudos for you.
_________________

"I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times." Bruce Lee

"I hated every minute of training, but I said, "Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion."" Muhammad Ali

Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3030
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 survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Jul 2016, 01:26
paidlukkha wrote:
in B
(B) twice as many as in 1977

would that make option correct?


Yes it would be correct. the structure would then be:

.... twice as many as (there were) in 1977.
Current Student
avatar
P
Joined: 17 Jun 2016
Posts: 514
Location: India
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
GMAT 2: 710 Q50 V37
GPA: 3.65
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jun 2017, 05:44
1
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, twice as much as 1977.

(A) twice as much as 1977
1. We need "many" to compare a countable noun "females" ..
2. the comparison here is between females in 1986 and females in 1977. However this option says females in 1986 is two times of 1977 (which means 1977 x 2) totally wrong


(B) twice as many as 1977
Same error (2) as explained in option A

(C) double what it was in 1977
"it" does not have a clear referent

(D) double the figure for 1977
Correct

(E) a number double that of 1977’s
we already have "that of" and don't need "1977's" (apostrophe) - redundancy error
_________________

Compilation of Blogs by Mike Mcgarry - Magoosh

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 26 Jan 2016
Posts: 5
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2017, 14:36
I still don't understand why C is wrong. Isn't 'it' same as 'the figure' in D? I think 'it' cannot represent 'female ministers' but it can represent '9 percent of the nation's clergy'. Please explain. :)


sayantanc2k wrote:
RussianDude wrote:
guys, can someboby please explain why option C is wrong? I could not decide between C and D and chose C


In option C, the pronoun "it" does not have an antecedent. In order to use the pronoun "it", there must be the noun "figure" (or some similar noun) somewhere in the sentence. Therefore C is wrong.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Aug 2016
Posts: 83
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Finance
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V29
GMAT 2: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.5
WE: Other (Education)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jul 2017, 19:56
ssyohee wrote:
I still don't understand why C is wrong. Isn't 'it' same as 'the figure' in D? I think 'it' cannot represent 'female ministers' but it can represent '9 percent of the nation's clergy'. Please explain. :)


sayantanc2k wrote:
RussianDude wrote:
guys, can someboby please explain why option C is wrong? I could not decide between C and D and chose C


In option C, the pronoun "it" does not have an antecedent. In order to use the pronoun "it", there must be the noun "figure" (or some similar noun) somewhere in the sentence. Therefore C is wrong.


According to C,
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, double what it was(9% was) in 1977. Also, it could refer to clergy too. This creates a lot of confusion.
While the actual intent of the question is comparing the 2 numbers.
The number for 1986 and the number for 1977.
D does this task perfectly.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 26 Jan 2016
Posts: 5
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2017, 13:40
Thank you so much for the reply!

So C is not TECHNICALLY wrong but D does the better job.


sayantanc2k wrote:
RussianDude wrote:
guys, can someboby please explain why option C is wrong? I could not decide between C and D and chose C


In option C, the pronoun "it" does not have an antecedent. In order to use the pronoun "it", there must be the noun "figure" (or some similar noun) somewhere in the sentence. Therefore C is wrong.
[/quote]

According to C,
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, double what it was(9% was) in 1977. Also, it could refer to clergy too. This creates a lot of confusion.
While the actual intent of the question is comparing the 2 numbers.
The number for 1986 and the number for 1977.
D does this task perfectly.[/quote]
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
P
Joined: 26 Jun 2017
Posts: 343
Location: Russian Federation
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
WE: Information Technology (Other)
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2017, 09:08
TrueLie wrote:
A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in 1986 there were 20,736 female ministers, almost 9 percent of the nation’s clergy, twice as much as 1977.

(A) twice as many as in 197
(B) double the figure for 1977
(C) a number double that of 1977
(D)a number double of 1977’s


I have written 4 answers. As I understand they are all correct.
So which one of them have I to choose if GMAT gives them in such manner?
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Aug 2017
Posts: 8
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Aug 2017, 00:22
sayantanc2k wrote:
paidlukkha wrote:
in B
(B) twice as many as in 1977

would that make option correct?


Yes it would be correct. the structure would then be:

.... twice as many as (there were) in 1977.



How Do I understand that the double this is 20,000 and not 9%? is the statment within , ..9%....... , a modifier of ministers?
GMAT Club Bot
Re: A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in &nbs [#permalink] 18 Aug 2017, 00:22

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 23 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

A survey by the National Council of Churches showed that in

  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®.