It is currently 21 Sep 2017, 10:54

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

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman

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

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 414

Kudos [?]: 454 [0], given: 14

Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Dec 2009, 13:06
48
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

69% (01:38) correct 31% (02:02) wrong based on 3017 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient roman medical treatise , is undated but contains clues to when it was produced. Its first eighty pages are by a single copyist, but the remaining twenty pages are by three different copyists, which indicates some significant disruption. Since a letter in handwriting identified as that of the fourth copyist mentions a plague that killed many people in florence in 1148, Codex Berinensis was probably produced in that year.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the hypothesis that Codex Berinensis was produced in 1148?

a) Other than Codex Berinensis, there are no known samples of the handwriting of the first three copyists
b) According to the account by the fourth copyist, the plague went on for ten months.
c) A scribe would be able to copy a page of text the size and style of Codex Berinensis in a day.
d) there was only on outbreak of plague in florence in the 1100s
e) The number of pages of Codex Berinensis produced by a single scribe becomes smaller with each successive change of copyist
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by honchos on 12 May 2016, 02:58, edited 2 times in total.
Formatting and Indentation.

Kudos [?]: 454 [0], given: 14

2 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Oct 2009
Posts: 54

Kudos [?]: 53 [2], given: 25

GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Dec 2009, 18:58
2
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
D

gurpreet07 wrote:
Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient
Roman medical treatise, is undated but contains clues
to when it was produced. Its first 80 pages are by a
single copyist, but the remaining 20 pages are by
three different copyists, which indicates some
significant disruption. Since a letter in handwriting
identified as that of the fourth copyist mentions a
plague that killed many people in Florence in 1148,
Codex Berinensis was probably produced in that year.

Codex Berinensis was probably produced in 1148.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports
the hypothesis that Codex Berinensis was produced
in 1148?
(A) Other than Codex Berinensis, there are no
known samples of the handwriting of the first
three copyists.
How does it matter if CB was produced in 1148, Rejected

(B) According to the account by the fourth copyist,
the plague went on for 10 months.
If the plague went on for 10 days, it does not affect if CB was produced in 1948

(C) A scribe would be able to copy a page of text
the size and style of Codex Berinensis in a day.
In a day it does not provide support for CB being produced in 1148
(D) There was only one outbreak of plague in
Florence in the 1100s.
This is correct I arrived by elimination. This is inline with the plague occurance and significant interruption due to it.
(E) The number of pages of Codex Berinensis
produced by a single scribe becomes smaller
smaller it does not affect our proposal that the CB was produced in 1148
with each successive change of copyist

Kudos [?]: 53 [2], given: 25

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 414

Kudos [?]: 454 [1], given: 14

Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Dec 2009, 23:57
1
This post received
KUDOS
vibhaj wrote:
D

gurpreet07 wrote:
Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient
Roman medical treatise, is undated but contains clues
to when it was produced. Its first 80 pages are by a
single copyist, but the remaining 20 pages are by
three different copyists, which indicates some
significant disruption. Since a letter in handwriting
identified as that of the fourth copyist mentions a
plague that killed many people in Florence in 1148,
Codex Berinensis was probably produced in that year.

Codex Berinensis was probably produced in 1148.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports
the hypothesis that Codex Berinensis was produced
in 1148?
(A) Other than Codex Berinensis, there are no
known samples of the handwriting of the first
three copyists.
How does it matter if CB was produced in 1148, Rejected

(B) According to the account by the fourth copyist,
the plague went on for 10 months.
If the plague went on for 10 days, it does not affect if CB was produced in 1948

(C) A scribe would be able to copy a page of text
the size and style of Codex Berinensis in a day.
In a day it does not provide support for CB being produced in 1148
(D) There was only one outbreak of plague in
Florence in the 1100s.
This is correct I arrived by elimination. This is inline with the plague occurance and significant interruption due to it.
(E) The number of pages of Codex Berinensis
produced by a single scribe becomes smaller
smaller it does not affect our proposal that the CB was produced in 1148
with each successive change of copyist


Well explained.. +1

Kudos [?]: 454 [1], given: 14

2 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: Yeah well whatever.
Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 341

Kudos [?]: 77 [2], given: 17

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 660 Q42 V39
GMAT 2: 730 Q48 V42
GPA: 3.49
WE: Analyst (Insurance)
Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Dec 2009, 13:00
2
This post received
KUDOS
How can we assume that the disruption was due to the plague? Also how does the occurrence of the letter in 1148 relate to the timing of the treatise? Even if there was one 1 outbreak in the 1100’s couldn’t the fourth copyist have produced them 60 years apart? I’m not trying to just be contrary but I have to ask since I didn’t make those leaps to get to D as the OA. But I do see how every other answer is wrong. When I read this I said to myself, “Wait. None of them are right.”
_________________

He that is in me > he that is in the world. - source 1 John 4:4

Kudos [?]: 77 [2], given: 17

2 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 29 Sep 2009
Posts: 22

Kudos [?]: 21 [2], given: 2

Schools: McMaster
Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2010, 04:58
2
This post received
KUDOS
vannbj wrote:
How can we assume that the disruption was due to the plague? Also how does the occurrence of the letter in 1148 relate to the timing of the treatise? Even if there was one 1 outbreak in the 1100’s couldn’t the fourth copyist have produced them 60 years apart? I’m not trying to just be contrary but I have to ask since I didn’t make those leaps to get to D as the OA. But I do see how every other answer is wrong. When I read this I said to myself, “Wait. None of them are right.”


I developed the same logic as you did. None of them are right.

Can someone help?

Kudos [?]: 21 [2], given: 2

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Status: Yeah well whatever.
Joined: 18 Sep 2009
Posts: 341

Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 17

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 660 Q42 V39
GMAT 2: 730 Q48 V42
GPA: 3.49
WE: Analyst (Insurance)
Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2010, 07:56
Thanks Jasonlu1981, I'm glad that I'm not crazy.
_________________

He that is in me > he that is in the world. - source 1 John 4:4

Kudos [?]: 77 [0], given: 17

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 12 Jul 2010
Posts: 20

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 3

Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Jul 2010, 17:39
I picked D, but I reached it using the same process of elimination that vibhaj did...

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 3

4 KUDOS received
BSchool Thread Master
avatar
Joined: 19 Feb 2010
Posts: 391

Kudos [?]: 193 [4], given: 76

Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jul 2010, 02:27
4
This post received
KUDOS
vannbj, in this exercise we are not asked to find the truth, but just to find the option that most strongly supports the hypothesis. Even if the hypothesis is wrong, it doesn't matter because we need to find the evidence that will support it. If the question was: from the following, which one is true? Then it will be a problem because none is true. But the question is which one most strongly support the hypothesis, and out of those, the best is D.

Kudos [?]: 193 [4], given: 76

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1480

Kudos [?]: 731 [0], given: 6

Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jul 2010, 19:02
D for me too.

Kudos [?]: 731 [0], given: 6

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Jul 2010
Posts: 142

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 3

Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jul 2010, 23:24
D it is
_________________

consider cudos if you like my post

Kudos [?]: 33 [0], given: 3

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2010
Posts: 157

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 1

Re: Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Jul 2010, 04:53
not my day all CR's are going worng
_________________


R E S P E C T


Finally KISSedGMAT 700 times 450 to 700 An exprience

Kudos [?]: 47 [0], given: 1

1 KUDOS received
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Posts: 381

Kudos [?]: 67 [1], given: 17

Location: Chicago, IL
Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2010, 10:02
1
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman medical treatise, is undated but contains clues to when it was produced. Its first 80 pages are by a single copyist, but the remaining 20 pages are by three different copyists, which indicates some significant disruption. Since a letter in handwriting identified as that of the fourth copyist mentions a plague that killed many people in Florence in 1148, Codex Berinensis was probably produced
in that year. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the hypothesis that Codex Berinensis was produced in 1148?

(A) Other than Codex Berinensis, there are no known samples of the handwriting of the first three copyists.
(B) According to the account by the fourth copyist, the plague went on for 10 months.
(C) A scribe would be able to copy a page of text the size and style of Codex Berinensis in a day.
(D) There was only one outbreak of plague in Florence in the 1100s.
(E) The number of pages of Codex Berinensis produced by a single scribe becomes smaller with each
successive change of copyist.

Will post an OA later.
_________________

Hard work is the main determinant of success

Kudos [?]: 67 [1], given: 17

Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 20

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Location: Bangalore
Re: Codex Berinensis [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2010, 10:13
Hi,

I don get how E is the correct answer. Can someone explain?
_________________

Nothing is free.. You 've to earn it!!!

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 17 Feb 2010
Posts: 1480

Kudos [?]: 731 [0], given: 6

Re: Codex Berinensis [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2010, 10:29
I have seen this CR earlier. The OA is D.

Kudos [?]: 731 [0], given: 6

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 18 Oct 2008
Posts: 187

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 11

Re: Codex Berinensis [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2010, 11:51
seekmba wrote:
I have seen this CR earlier. The OA is D.


yeah, OA is D.

Kudos [?]: 28 [0], given: 11

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 03 Nov 2005
Posts: 381

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 17

Location: Chicago, IL
Re: Codex Berinensis [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2010, 13:36
Oops, gave u the wrong oA. Sorry. But I would not make that post if I did not want to get some solid explanation on it. So, please provide your reasoning if u can and if this question has been discussed befro, let me know the link.

Tx
_________________

Hard work is the main determinant of success

Kudos [?]: 67 [0], given: 17

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 11 May 2010
Posts: 217

Kudos [?]: 140 [0], given: 11

Re: Codex Berinensis [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Aug 2010, 09:33
rlevochkin wrote:
So, please provide your reasoning if u can and if this question has been discussed befro, let me know the link.

Tx


D it is.

The premise is that:

A book is written by 4 people, the 1st 80 pages by A, the last 20 pages by B, C, D.
D mention a plague in 1148 that killed many ppl.

Conclusion:
The book is written in 1148.

Why would the last 20 pages need 3 people to write whereas the first 80 pages by 1? May be because the plague kill the first 3 guys? That sounds like what the Arguments lead us to.

What if there are another plague in 1146 or 1147 that kill the first 3? Then we cannot conclude that 1148 is the year. Therefore D acts as the "defender assumption" and wipe out all other possibility, 1148 is the only year in 100 years (1100s) that had the plague, and surely they don't wait for 100 years to write the next 20 pages ;)

Kudos [?]: 140 [0], given: 11

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Jun 2010
Posts: 304

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 7

Re: Codex Berinensis [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Aug 2010, 02:35
ok... +1 for D...

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 7

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 02 Apr 2010
Posts: 93

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 1

Re: Codex Berinensis [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Aug 2010, 08:10
D looks correct to me. coz d eliminates all other possibilities.

Kudos [?]: 18 [0], given: 1

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2010
Posts: 192

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 15

Location: Prague
Schools: University of Economics Prague
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Codex Berinensis [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Aug 2010, 17:06
this is question from OG12 - correct answer is definitely D - it provides evidence for the exact year.
_________________

You want somethin', go get it. Period!

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 15

Re: Codex Berinensis   [#permalink] 15 Aug 2010, 17:06

Go to page    1   2   3   4    Next  [ 77 posts ] 

    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
The striking similarities between Greek temples and subsequent Roman v hazelnut 0 11 Apr 2017, 00:35
9 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC Excavation of the ancient city of Kourion on the island of PUNEETSCHDV 10 25 Feb 2017, 02:31
58 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC Excavation of the ancient city of Kourion on the island of scorpio7 82 21 Aug 2017, 06:52
134 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC Excavations of the Roman city of Sepphoris have uncovered hoogie 39 14 Sep 2016, 07:16
5 EXPERTS_POSTS_IN_THIS_TOPIC The ancient Romans understood the principles souvik101990 6 27 Jun 2015, 18:32
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Codex Berinensis, a Florentine copy of an ancient Roman

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


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.