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

It is currently 23 Oct 2018, 14:00

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

Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 24 Nov 2014
Posts: 249
GMAT 1: 800 Q51 V51
Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Oct 2017, 20:27
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

79% (02:03) correct 21% (02:20) wrong based on 155 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns of candidates for elected office has been increasing for decades, and in the vast majority of elections held in recent years, the candidate who has received the most donated money has won. Only after changing campaign finance laws so that they better combat the money driven nature of today’s electoral process will we have a situation such that elections generally result in the most qualified candidates winning.

Which of the following must be assumed in coming to the above conclusion?

A. Voters would be better off if only the government were allowed to provide financing to campaigns of candidates for elected office.

B. It is not usually the case that, of the candidates running in an election, the candidate most qualified for the office sought receives the most in financial donations.

C. In the past, it was not the case that in the vast majority of elections the candidate who had received the most donated money won.

D. Campaign finance laws in effect currently are less effective in combating campaign finance related distortions of the electoral process than were laws in effect in the past.

E. There is no way for the average voter to determine which of the candidates in an election is the most qualified for the office the candidates are seeking.


Source: TTP Beta Testing

_________________

Marty Murray
GMAT Coach
m.w.murray@hotmail.com
http://infinitemindprep.com

Ask GMAT Experts Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Preparing for GMAT
Joined: 25 Nov 2015
Posts: 969
Location: India
GPA: 3.64
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2017, 03:35
A. Voters would be better off if only the government were allowed to provide financing to campaigns of candidates for elected office. - Incorrect.

B. It is not usually the case that, of the candidates running in an election, the candidate most qualified for the office sought receives the most in financial donations. - Correct. If we negate this statement the argument falls apart.

C. In the past, it was not the case that in the vast majority of elections the candidate who had received the most donated money won. - Incorrect.

D. Campaign finance laws in effect currently are less effective in combating campaign finance related distortions of the electoral process than were laws in effect in the past. - Incorrect

E. There is no way for the average voter to determine which of the candidates in an election is the most qualified for the office the candidates are seeking. - Incorrect.
_________________

Please give kudos, if you like my post

When the going gets tough, the tough gets going...

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 15 Feb 2017
Posts: 77
Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2017, 03:20
1
Option B is correct.
Conclusion:
Only after changing campaign finance laws so that they better combat the money driven nature of today’s electoral process will we have a situation such that elections generally result in the most qualified candidates winning.
Negate Option B.
It is usually the case that, of the candidates running in an election, the candidate most qualified for the office sought receives the most in financial donations.
The Conclusion of the argument falls apart.
Please give me kudos earnestly. I need them to unlock Gmatclub tests.
GMAT Club Bot
Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns &nbs [#permalink] 21 Oct 2017, 03:20
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Congressman: The amount of money donated each year to the campaigns

  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®.