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

It is currently 20 Oct 2018, 01:40

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

Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc

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

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Affiliations: UWC
Joined: 09 May 2012
Posts: 365
Location: Canada
GMAT 1: 620 Q42 V33
GMAT 2: 680 Q44 V38
GPA: 3.43
WE: Engineering (Entertainment and Sports)
Reviews Badge
Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 04 Oct 2018, 01:30
2
30
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

52% (00:56) correct 48% (00:56) wrong based on 766 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs not usually employed by fine artists.


A. because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs

B. because it is formed of materials like knickknacks and cast-offs that are

C. because it is formed of materials, like knickknacks and cast-offs, materials

D. in that its formation, materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, is

E. in that it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, materials

Originally posted by macjas on 27 May 2012, 10:47.
Last edited by Bunuel on 04 Oct 2018, 01:30, edited 2 times in total.
Renamed the topic and edited the question.
Most Helpful Expert Reply
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: Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jun 2017, 08:22
5
Top Contributor
3
1. A GMAT Prep question - The OA is D.

The parachute-like membranes of Africa’s scaly-tailed flying squirrels differ from those of the flying squirrels in the family Sciuridae because they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of the wrist.

A. because they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of
B. because of being attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow rather than at
C. in their attachment to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of being attached at
D. in that they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow rather than at
E. in their being attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of

2. An OG question- the OA is E.
Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears.

(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone
(B) because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone that are
(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues

_________________

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

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: Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 May 2012, 12:11
3
Is D the correct answer? I am afraid not. It must be a typo; D is a total distortion of original meaning saying the art itself is not used by the artists. In addition, the modifier phrase -materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs - stands aloof without being able to modify anything.

Actually this is good topic and it is testing whether a sentence is structured giving due importance to the various parts. Here the question is what is not usually used by the artists or what the phrase -not usually employed by fine artists- is modifying. Is it the materials or the examples? If you say that the examples are the ones the modifier modifies, then we are restricting the modifier to just those two items. In fact, it is a lot more number of materials including among them the two examples that these artists do not usually employ. The original falls into this sly trap. Whereas E cleverly overcomes the pitfall, by employing a resumptive modifier- namely materials, to remind us that it is the materials that are being in fact modified rather than just the examples alone. Therefore, E must be the correct choice.

Of course, B, C are dropped for using like to describe examples.
_________________

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
B
Status: single
Joined: 19 Jan 2015
Posts: 88
Location: India
GPA: 3.2
WE: Sales (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
Premium Member
Re: Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Mar 2015, 20:31
Among Options
D is out its formation is
we use such as for examples not like
B and C is Out.


Between A and E
A is run on sentence that is such as knickknacks and castoffs not usually employed
Option E is corect.
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 14 Nov 2014
Posts: 639
Location: India
Schools: Rotman '20 (S)
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.76
Re: Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jun 2017, 08:52
1
pulkitaggi wrote:
Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs not usually employed by fine artists.


A) because it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs


B) because it is formed of materials like knickknacks and cast-offs that are


C) because it is formed of materials, like knickknacks and cast-offs, materials


D) in that its formation, materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, is


E) in that it is formed of materials such as knickknacks and cast-offs, materials


Between A and E ..

A is not clear , The placement of "not usually employed by fine artists" seems wrong.
i think ,
it is formed of materials ,such as knickknacks and cast-offs,[/b][/u] not usually employed by fine artists.--comma before and after "such as" would have made it clearer......


E is fine ..in that is ok ..materials not usually employed by fine artists--absolute phrase...
E is better and clear than B
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Mar 2017
Posts: 80
GMAT 1: 700 Q51 V34
Re: Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Jun 2017, 10:54
daagh wrote:
1. A GMAT Prep question - The OA is D.

The parachute-like membranes of Africa’s scaly-tailed flying squirrels differ from those of the flying squirrels in the family Sciuridae because they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of the wrist.

A. because they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of
B. because of being attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow rather than at
C. in their attachment to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of being attached at
D. in that they are attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow rather than at
E. in their being attached to a cartilage rod at the elbow instead of

2. An OG question- the OA is E.
Teratomas are unusual forms of cancer because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone not normally found in the organ in which the tumor appears.

(A) because they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone
(B) because they are composed of tissues like tooth and bone that are
(C) because they are composed of tissues, like tooth and bone, tissues
(D) in that their composition, tissues such as tooth and bone, is
(E) in that they are composed of tissues such as tooth and bone, tissues


Dear Sir,

Many thanks for the examples. Though I am able to understand why the answer to the first example is D. ( And now I am able to make my peace with "In that", really thanks), the second example is same as the question in the first place. How E is better than A?

The reasoning i got from the source guide was- In option A the "not usually employed ..." modifies cast off instead of materials. But in my understanding a noun modifier touch rule can be separated from its actual noun in following cases-
1- when appositive phrase is used ( noun phrase modifying a noun)
2- small prepositional phrases and example phrases ( eg. the use of such as in the given question)
3- When a restrictive modifier is placed between -noun and non restrictive modifier. ( restrictive = vital or essential modifier )

Or is it because in the option A meaning changes? Now as I am reading i am finding USE OF BECAUSE wrong. ( The better use of Because would have been- "He said that teratomas are unusual form of cancer because ...."- He stated a fact because he was aware of the fact that teratomas are composed of tissues such ....)
Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3220
Premium Member
Re: Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Oct 2018, 01:24
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________

-
April 2018: New Forum dedicated to Verbal Strategies, Guides, and Resources

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc &nbs [#permalink] 04 Oct 2018, 01:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Bricolage is an unusual art form because it is formed of materials suc

  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®.