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6/7(got last one wrong) total time 17:22 :(
How do you guys solve it so fast?



4 /7 First RC 700 level attempt 13 Minutes .

Last Question had A option selected but choose E god knows why :roll:
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Hello Raj30

may this explanation clear your doubts

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3. The author uses the term “common ground of understanding” (Highlighted) to refer to

Difficulty Level: 650

Explanation

Read these lines from the passage

many unspoken assumptions about the political system that comprise the common ground of understanding—for example, what the state can appropriately demand of its citizens, and vice versa, or the proper relationship of government to subsidiary social institutions

These lines says that what public have an image of it government in their minds, what they think about government routine activities.

After reading these lines one easily can eliminate option B, D and E

(A) familiar legislation regarding political activity
The word legislation is extreme enough to cross this option as government has to do a lot of activities not just legislation.

(B) the experiences that all adolescents share
Too far away than what is being asked - definitely out of the race.

(C) a society’s general sense of its own political activity
This option meets the criteria that what society think about the general activities of government.

(D) a society’s willingness to resolve political tensions
Same as B, make no sense.

(E) the assumption that the state controls social institutions
This may be a trap answer as it is used the word assumption. this wrongly indicate assumption that the states controls social institutions while the real assumption is that what society's views are about government's general activities. So cross this too.

Answer: C


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Can someone explain Q3?
How did we infer 'sense of political activity'?
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Hello @neetib i missed question number 2 but can explain question number 6 here it is

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6. Which of the following best summarizes the author’s evaluation of the accumulation of political knowledge by adolescents?

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Difficulty Level: 700

read these lines at start of each paragraph

Start of the 1st para
"During adolescence, the development of political ideology becomes apparent in the individual"

Start of the 2nd para
"The child’s rapid acquisition of political knowledge also promotes the growth of political ideology during adolescence"

Start of the 3rd para
"Yet I do not want to overemphasize the significance of increased political knowledge in forming adolescent ideology.[/quote]

This all highlights that option A is correct.


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Please explain Q2 and Q6

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Please explain Qn 4.
How did we infer option D.
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Please explain Qn 4.
How did we infer option D.


This can be inferred by the lines 5-6 of the 1st paragraph.

As such, political ideology is dim or absent at the beginning of adolescence.
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Q4. OA is debatable imo - from the passage - ".. of the naiveté that characterizes the younger adolescent’s grasp of politics stems not from an ignorance of “facts” but from conventions of the system, of what is and is not customarily done, and of how and why it is or is not done"

This perfectly fits option A, open to suggestions and critique as to why D is a better option.
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Sajjad1994 Kindly confirm the level of the passage.


Hi pradeepgontla

This is a 700 Level passage.

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Please post OE's for Q2, Q5 and Q7?
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OE for Question 5 please.

(A) They should present political information according to carefully planned, schematic arrangements. - Can be inferred from the last paragraph.

By knowledge I mean more than the dreary “facts,” such as the composition of county government that the child is exposed to in the conventional ninth-grade civics course.
But until the adolescent has grasped the integumental function that concepts and principles provide, the data remain fragmented, random, disordered.


(B) They themselves constitute part of a general sociopolitical system that adolescents are learning to understand. - As this is inference question and option B is merely stating what is mentioned in paragraph.
common ground of understanding—for example, what the state can appropriately demand of its citizens, and vice versa, or the proper relationship of government to subsidiary social institutions, such as the schools and churches.
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junii wrote:
Please post OE's for Q2, Q5 and Q7?


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OE for Question 5 please.

(A) They should present political information according to carefully planned, schematic arrangements. - Can be inferred from the last paragraph.

By knowledge I mean more than the dreary “facts,” such as the composition of county government that the child is exposed to in the conventional ninth-grade civics course.
But until the adolescent has grasped the integumental function that concepts and principles provide, the data remain fragmented, random, disordered.


(B) They themselves constitute part of a general sociopolitical system that adolescents are learning to understand. - As this is inference question and option B is merely stating what is mentioned in paragraph.
common ground of understanding—for example, what the state can appropriately demand of its citizens, and vice versa, or the proper relationship of government to subsidiary social institutions, such as the schools and churches.


Hi

Question #5

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5. It can be inferred from the passage that the author would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about schools?

Difficulty Level: 700

Explanation

(A) is too strong or extreme, the passage never discusses implicitly or explicitly as such. It is out of the scope of the passage.

(B) is the correct answer

The text helpful to lead to the answer B

"they are less critical than the adolescent’s absorption, often unwitting, of a feeling for those many unspoken assumptions about the political system that comprise the common ground of understanding—for example, what the state can appropriately demand of its citizens, and vice versa, or the proper relationship of government to subsidiary social institutions, such as the schools and churches."

(C) is unnecessary and provides outside knowledge which the passage didn't endorse.

(D) is rather opposite and provides contradictory information.

(E) is trying to trap us by discussing something which is available in the passage but it is considering too extreme to accept and leading to the wong side.

Answer: B


7. Which of the following statements best describes the organization of the author’s discussion of the role of political knowledge in the formation of political ideology during adolescence?

Difficulty Level: 700

Explanation

This question is a type of global question and can be answered by reading and understanding the complete passage.

In the first paragraph, the author introduces the topic and provides the definition of adolescence

In the second paragraph, the author explains how political ideas are developed during adolescence

In the third paragraph, the author modifies his initial assertion of the importance of social and political ideas in the minds of adolescence in the words:

Yet I do not want to overemphasize the significance of increased political knowledge in forming adolescent ideology.

In the fourth paragraph, author concludes the topic

Only A is correct according to the above setting in the passage. E is rather opposite and no other option is as good as to be considered for the answer.

Answer: A
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Can somebody please help me with a better eplanation for question number 4? Unable to connect the dots.
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Can somebody please help me with a better eplanation for question number 4? Unable to connect the dots.


I took 12:30 mins to complete this paragraph and got 6/7 (I generally take a minute or two more in reading the paragraph)
Question No.4: It asks what would be most difficult for the child to understand and the answer is (D)
Explanation: In the last paragraph it is mentioned that a child can understand bits and pieces and would be able to drop information like Federal Systems, about Republicans and Democrats. In short children can understand book knowledge. So the child would find it difficult to understand debates because they are not facts but different perspectives and reasonings.

I wasn't able to understand the Question No. 6. Can anyone explain me that?
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RamseyGooner wrote:
6/7 -> 9:24 mins
Can somebody please help me with a better eplanation for question number 4? Unable to connect the dots.


I took 12:30 mins to complete this paragraph and got 6/7 (I generally take a minute or two more in reading the paragraph)
Question No.4: It asks what would be most difficult for the child to understand and the answer is (D)
Explanation: In the last paragraph it is mentioned that a child can understand bits and pieces and would be able to drop information like Federal Systems, about Republicans and Democrats. In short children can understand book knowledge. So the child would find it difficult to understand debates because they are not facts but different perspectives and reasonings.

I wasn't able to understand the Question No. 6. Can anyone explain me that?


Hi Jeemate,

Let us know if the below explanation helps.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/during-adolescence-the-development-of-political-ideology-288336.html#p2251617


Thanks.
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