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Commonplace items sometimes play surprising roles in world

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New post 17 Mar 2015, 10:50
Answered 2 correctly. Nice passage with strange questions:)
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New post 19 Apr 2015, 12:21
Thanks for the question. It includes a very interesting historical knowledge :)
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New post 15 Jun 2016, 12:37
1. D
" At the time, the Dutch, inveterate traders, were more interested in the spice trade than in the mercantile value of New Amsterdam and so accepted the offer."

2. A
"However, one island in the Banda chain remained in the hands of the British and was the object of much conflict between the Netherlands and England."

3. C
"However, one island in the Banda chain remained in the hands of the British and was the object of much conflict between the Netherlands and England."
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This is a MGMAT CAT question , do not attempt if yet to complete MGMAT tests.
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New post 25 Jul 2017, 11:01
all correct. and took exact 5 mins ..for the 1st question 3.02 , 2nd - 1.46 , 3rd - 12 secs

passage is very interesting
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New post 29 Jul 2017, 20:27
For Qn two i thought it was answer D. Can somebody please explain it to me
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New post 30 Jul 2017, 00:21
Hey samark

Can you post the OE for each question, it will help me understand if my reasoning is correct for the answer choice?

Also, can you let me know why Option D is wrong in Question #2?

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For Qn two i thought it was answer D. Can somebody please explain it to me

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Hey samark

Can you post the OE for each question, it will help me understand if my reasoning is correct for the answer choice?

Also, can you let me know why Option D is wrong in Question #2?

Thanks in advance!


Anazeer and pikolo2510

I was confused between A and D. I hope you eliminated other answers to arrive at D.
Here is why D for Question 2 is wrong though-
D It cites a particular case to demonstrate the importance of historical change.

Second paragraph cites (or continues) a particular case to support a generalisation "Commonplace items sometimes play surprising roles in world development" on which complete passage is based. There s no importance of historical change discussed in the passage. Historical change is further illustrated by a case of Dutch and British, and this case is not evaluated for its importance, the case is just stated.

Makes sense? :)
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New post 09 Aug 2017, 08:14
Very interesting passage .
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New post 13 May 2018, 00:56
Can somebody explain why answer of 3rd question is C. I marked E.samark
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New post 04 Jul 2018, 10:53
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samark wrote:
Carcass,

This passage is about the prospects of business, some good business value product and how some countries wanted to possess business of nutmeg (a prospective business value product). So, the whole motivation was to get hold on anything which was a good business prospect.

"New Amsterdam served as a trading center for furs exported to Europe."

Now, if suppose Amsterdam were a trading center for furs. It would have commercial value(business prospect). So, Dutch would not have just given the island to British without showing any resilience. There would have wanted to keep Amsterdam for its commercial value.

Hence, its D.

Hope, it helps!

Option D is right D.


from now is more clear.......than before. under this outlook :)

thanks guy :)


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Why is option A incorrect?
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3. In the passage, the author is primarily interested in

A. tracing the history of a major city
B. discussing the role of spices in world development
C. offering a specific example to support a general claim
D. arguing for continued research into political history
E. presenting an innovative view of a commonplace item




4. In the passage, the author is primarily interested in

A. tracing the history of a major city
B. discussing the role of spices in world development
C. offering a specific example to support a general claim
D. arguing for continued research into political history
E. presenting an innovative view of a commonplace item

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Questions 3 and 4 are same.Moderators kindly remove one of them.
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