It is currently 23 Jan 2018, 15:29

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# CR- which weakens the argument

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 03 Apr 2015
Posts: 150
CR- which weakens the argument [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2015, 07:45
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

95% (hard)

Question Stats:

19% (01:35) correct 81% (01:11) wrong based on 205 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Rabies caused by the the bite of a mad dog can prove fatal. Even a person who is recipient of organ transplant from another who is affected by 'rabies' is vulnerable. but such a possibility is non existent as various test are carried out before transplant of human organ is undertaken

which of the following weakens the argument
A) Rabies can be caused by the bite of a mad bat.
B)though the number of persons who need organ transplant is increasing ,the number of those who are willing to donate their organ is inadequate.
C)some persons who received transplants were admitted late and died of rabies.
D)Rabies is a contagious disease transmitted through a saliva of infected animal .
E)the effects of cocaine though lower than that of other narcotics ,are similar to that of rabies.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
Manager
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 143
GMAT 1: 630 Q48 V29
Re: CR- which weakens the argument [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2015, 10:53
I dont have any clue, what is going on in this CR....
Manager
Joined: 31 Jul 2014
Posts: 143
GMAT 1: 630 Q48 V29
Re: CR- which weakens the argument [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2015, 10:54
oishik2910 wrote:
Rabies caused by the the bite of a mad dog can prove fatal. Even a person who is recipient of organ transplant from another who is affected by 'rabies' is vulnerable. but such a possibility is non existent as various test are carried out before transplant of human organ is undertaken

which of the following weakens the argument
A) Rabies can be caused by the bite of a mad bat.
B)though the number of persons who need organ transplant is increasing ,the number of those who are willing to donate their organ is inadequate.
C)some persons who received transplants were admitted late and died of rabies.
D)Rabies is a contagious disease transmitted through a saliva of infected animal .
E)the effects of cocaine though lower than that of other narcotics ,are similar to that of rabies.

But that is not the case
Intern
Joined: 02 Aug 2015
Posts: 44
Re: CR- which weakens the argument [#permalink]

### Show Tags

14 Aug 2015, 12:26
questions like these just serve to reinforce my decision to stick only to Offical questions
Intern
Joined: 04 Sep 2015
Posts: 36
Location: Germany
Concentration: Operations, Finance
WE: Project Management (Aerospace and Defense)
Re: CR- which weakens the argument [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Nov 2015, 13:06
1
KUDOS
Rabies caused by the the bite of a mad dog can prove fatal. Even a person who is recipient of organ transplant from another who is affected by 'rabies' is vulnerable. but such a possibility is non existent as various test are carried out before transplant of human organ is undertaken

A) Rabies can be caused by the bite of a mad bat.
B)though the number of persons who need organ transplant is increasing ,the number of those who are willing to donate their organ is inadequate.
C)some persons who received transplants were admitted late and died of rabies.
D)Rabies is a contagious disease transmitted through a saliva of infected animal .
E)the effects of cocaine though lower than that of other narcotics ,are similar to that of rabies.

-----------------

conclusion: Fatalities can be caused by rabies via dog bite & organ transplant (despite non-existent)
In order to weaken/ attack this argument, we have to find a statement which can show that - there is another cause that is fatal, which statement "E" exactly does!
Manager
Joined: 12 Sep 2015
Posts: 107
Re: CR- which weakens the argument [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Nov 2015, 08:43
oishik2910 wrote:
Rabies caused by the the bite of a mad dog can prove fatal. Even a person who is recipient of organ transplant from another who is affected by 'rabies' is vulnerable. but such a possibility is non existent as various test are carried out before transplant of human organ is undertaken

which of the following weakens the argument
A) Rabies can be caused by the bite of a mad bat.
B)though the number of persons who need organ transplant is increasing ,the number of those who are willing to donate their organ is inadequate.
C)some persons who received transplants were admitted late and died of rabies.
D)Rabies is a contagious disease transmitted through a saliva of infected animal .
E)the effects of cocaine though lower than that of other narcotics ,are similar to that of rabies.

Can you tell us the source of this question?

The crucial thing we are investigating here is whether there is a possibility, albeit small, that the recipient of organ transplant gets infected somehow. The argument says that various tests are carried out before the transplant takes place. We need to assume that those tests can somehow be beaten or are insufficient in preventing the cause. That's all the pre-thinking I was able to do in this CR.

A) Doesn't really matter. The consequence are rabies and we are not concerned of their origins.

B) At first I found this one tempting. It seems like there isn't enough donors or there will soon not be enough of them. In that case, the infected people might give it a shot and go ahead with the transplant as this is better than no transplant and consequently death. But this is out of scope too.

C) Isn't touching the conclusion whether the possibility is non existent or not.

D) The cause is irrelevant.

E) Since nothing else makes enough sense to me, I have to go with this one. But this one also isn't touching the transplant itself and the possibility of getting infected during the transplant. It point to the fact that people can get rabies some other way, namely though using cocaine, but doesn't help to explain if a person can get rabies during the transplant.

Therefore, I chose B, even though it assumes too much.

Weird question. Maybe someone else can offer better explanation.

Thanks,
Jay
SVP
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1864
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
Re: CR- which weakens the argument [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Sep 2017, 13:05
is this question really a gmat question?
pls help.
SVP
Joined: 12 Dec 2016
Posts: 1864
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 700 Q49 V33
GPA: 3.64
Re: CR- which weakens the argument [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Sep 2017, 13:06
if this is truly a gmat question, then the passage should be re-written.
Re: CR- which weakens the argument   [#permalink] 22 Sep 2017, 13:06
Display posts from previous: Sort by