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

It is currently 26 Jun 2019, 03:18

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

By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which

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

Hide Tags

 
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 02 Sep 2018
Posts: 117
By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 27 Dec 2018, 20:35
7
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

46% (01:02) correct 54% (01:10) wrong based on 184 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics


By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which might have contributed to their reputation for being relatively sluggish and sedentary.


(A) which might have contributed to their reputation for being

(B) which might contribute to its reputation for being

(C) and this might have contributed to their reputation to be

(D) a preference that might contribute to their reputation for being

(E) a preference which might have contributed to their reputation to be

Originally posted by parijit on 22 Dec 2018, 20:48.
Last edited by parijit on 27 Dec 2018, 20:35, edited 2 times in total.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 31 Oct 2018
Posts: 3
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Dec 2018, 19:44
I think E can be possible.
because hippos might now have a reputation that they are setentary. and this behavior mentioned in the passage is a preference that have contributed to their reputation.
Please correct me. Thank you!
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 12 Dec 2015
Posts: 3
Location: Thailand
Schools: LBS (A$)
GMAT 1: 600 Q50 V50
GPA: 3.08
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Dec 2018, 20:18
Reputation to is incorrect --> So, eliminate C and E
Which seems ambiguous or even refers to "themselves" is illogical meaning ---> Eliminate A,B
So the answer is D
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 17 Oct 2016
Posts: 259
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
GMAT 1: 640 Q40 V38
GMAT 2: 680 Q48 V35
GPA: 3.05
WE: Pharmaceuticals (Health Care)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Dec 2018, 20:37
1
By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which might have contributed to their reputation for being relatively sluggish and sedentary.


(A) which might have contributed to their reputation for being

(B) which might contribute to its reputation for being

(C) and this might have contributed to their reputation to be

(D) a preference that might contribute to their reputation for being

(E) a preference which might have contributed to their reputation to be

Since this is the reputation of hippos in general that the question stem is talking about, simple present tense must be used.

So any option with past tense (Contributed) goes out. A,C,E are out

Hippo's is plural so Their>Its
Answer is D
_________________
_____________________
Chasing the dragon
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
D
Joined: 28 Jul 2016
Posts: 419
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Human Resources
GPA: 3.97
WE: Project Management (Investment Banking)
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Dec 2018, 20:52
1
Can someone explain the official answer,
D says "that might" . it is a prediction , however the image of hippos for being relatively sluggish and sedentary has been continuing from past.
The answer according to me should have "have" in it
_________________
Please give Kudos. Kudos encourage active discussions and help the community grow
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 17 Oct 2016
Posts: 259
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Healthcare
GMAT 1: 640 Q40 V38
GMAT 2: 680 Q48 V35
GPA: 3.05
WE: Pharmaceuticals (Health Care)
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Dec 2018, 21:07
globaldesi wrote:
Can someone explain the official answer,
D says "that might" . it is a prediction , however the image of hippos for being relatively sluggish and sedentary has been continuing from past.
The answer according to me should have "have" in it


Hippos are suggish- Accepted fact.

Hippos like cooling in water- another fact. This habit might contribute to Hippos' reputation.

Here , might is not a prediction, its a probable explanation on why hippos are considered sluggish
_________________
_____________________
Chasing the dragon
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 12 Dec 2015
Posts: 305
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Feb 2019, 05:07
By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which might have contributed to their reputation for being relatively sluggish and sedentary.


(A) which might have contributed to their reputation for being --> usage of "which" is wrong to refer to an action

(B) which might contribute to its reputation for being --> same as A

(C) and this might have contributed to their reputation to be --> this can't be used to refer to an action

(D) a preference that might contribute to their reputation for being --> correct

(E) a preference which might have contributed to their reputation to be
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 07 Jan 2019
Posts: 73
Concentration: International Business, Finance
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Feb 2019, 06:45
Shouldn't there be a "have" before contributed in D?




'
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Jan 2018
Posts: 155
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Feb 2019, 22:56
I have a doubt in option D, the OA... hippos are slugish, it is a general fact, not like they are temporarily sluggish, then is not the use of being wrong here??
I understand that being can be used only when something temporary is to be indicated.

Regards,
Tamal

Posted from my mobile device
_________________
kudos please if it helped you.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 15 Jan 2019
Posts: 45
Location: Pakistan
Concentration: Marketing, Human Resources
GPA: 3.12
WE: Other (Other)
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Feb 2019, 02:54
hiranmay wrote:
By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which might have contributed to their reputation for being relatively sluggish and sedentary.


(A) which might have contributed to their reputation for being --> usage of "which" is wrong to refer to an action

(B) which might contribute to its reputation for being --> same as A

(C) and this might have contributed to their reputation to be --> this can't be used to refer to an action

(D) a preference that might contribute to their reputation for being --> correct

(E) a preference which might have contributed to their reputation to be



What’s wrong with “which”? And “Have contributed” in option E?

Posted from my mobile device
GMAT Club Bot
Re: By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which   [#permalink] 21 Feb 2019, 02:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

By day, hippos enjoy bathing in water to cool themselves down, which

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


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