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

It is currently 17 Nov 2018, 17:48

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 in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

     November 18, 2018

     November 18, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score. November 18th, 7 AM PST
  • How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

     November 20, 2018

     November 20, 2018

     09:00 AM PST

     10:00 AM PST

    The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.

GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern

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

Hide Tags

Director
Director
User avatar
Status: Everyone is a leader. Just stop listening to others.
Joined: 22 Mar 2013
Posts: 791
Location: India
GPA: 3.51
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 30 Apr 2018, 06:14
5
5
Question 1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 818 sessions

72% (02:49) correct 28% (03:02) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 2
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 805 sessions

71% (01:13) correct 29% (01:13) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 768 sessions

75% (01:08) correct 25% (01:25) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

NEW PROJECT!: Back to basic => Give your explanation- Get Kudos Point for best explanation

Passage-32 GMATPrep RCs-Collection(Main article)

Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern United States enacted crop lien laws stipulating that those who advanced cash or supplies necessary to plant a crop would receive, as security, a claim, or lien, on the crop produced. In doing so, planters, most of whom were former slaveholders, sought access to credit from merchants and control over nominally free laborers—former slaves freed by the victory of the northern Union over the southern Confederacy in the United States Civil War. They hoped to reassure merchants that despite the emancipation of the slaves, planters would produce crops and pay debts. Planters planned to use their supply credit to control their workers, former slaves who were without money to rent land or buy supplies. Planters imagined continuation of the pre-Civil War economic hierarchy: merchants supplying landlords, landlords supplying laborers, and laborers producing crops from which their scant wages and planters' profits would come, allowing planters to repay advances. Lien laws frequently had unintended consequences, however, thwarting the planter fantasy of mastery without slavery. The newly freed workers, seeking to become self-employed tenant farmers rather than wage laborers, made direct arrangements with merchants for supplies. Lien laws, the centerpiece of a system designed to create a dependent labor force, became the means for workers, with alternative means of supply advances, to escape that dependence.


1. Which of the following best expresses the central idea of the passage?

(A) Planters in the post-Civil War southern United States sought to reinstate the institution of slavery.
(B) Through their decisions regarding supply credit, merchants controlled post-Civil War agriculture.
(C) Lien laws helped to defeat the purpose for which they were originally created.
(D) Although slavery had ended, the economic hierarchy changed little in the post-Civil War southern United States.
(E) Newly freed workers enacted lien laws to hasten the downfall of the plantation economy.



2. According to the passage, each of the following was a reason planters supported crop lien laws EXCEPT:

(A) Planters believed that lien laws would allow them to expand their landholdings.
(B) Planters expected that lien laws would give them control over former slaves.
(C) Planters anticipated that lien laws would help them retain access to merchant credit.
(D) Planters intended to use lien laws to create a dependent labor force.
(E) Planters saw lien laws as a way to maintain their traditional economic status.



3. The passage suggests which of the following about merchants in the post-Civil War southern United States?

(A) They sought to preserve pre-Civil War social conditions.
(B) Their numbers in the legislatures had been diminished.
(C) Their businesses had suffered from a loss of collateral.
(D) They were willing to make business arrangements with former slaves.
(E Their profits had declined because planters defaulted on debts for supply advances.


_________________

Piyush K
-----------------------
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. ― Thomas A. Edison
Don't forget to press--> Kudos :)
My Articles: 1. WOULD: when to use? | 2. All GMATPrep RCs (New)
Tip: Before exam a week earlier don't forget to exhaust all gmatprep problems specially for "sentence correction".


Originally posted by PiyushK on 12 Aug 2014, 08:58.
Last edited by hazelnut on 30 Apr 2018, 06:14, edited 4 times in total.
OA added
Most Helpful Community Reply
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Jul 2016
Posts: 21
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Aug 2016, 02:02
6
Keats
2. According to the passage, each of the following was a reason planters supported crop lien laws EXCEPT:
A. Planters believed that lien laws would allow them to expand their landholdings.
B. Planters expected that lien laws would give them control over former slaves.
C. Planters anticipated that lien laws would help them retain access to merchant credit.
D. Planters intended to use lien laws to create a dependent labor force.
E. Planters saw lien laws as a way to maintain their traditional economic status.


You are confused between A and E.

Now if you read the passage ,it says that slaves were emancipated and nowhere mentions that they own land.
So ,the land still belongs to the landlords. So , expanding landholdings is not suggested in the passage. hence the answer.


E. This is suggested in the passage.
" Planters imagined continuation of the pre-Civil War economic hierarchy"
So ,they thought they would maintain the economic status as before.

Give kudos if you agree with the answer ,otherwise give kudos anyway :)
General Discussion
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 05 Sep 2010
Posts: 713
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 13 Aug 2014, 20:34
1

my take in 7 min 28 sec
1 C
2 A
3 D

Originally posted by aditya8062 on 12 Aug 2014, 09:50.
Last edited by PiyushK on 13 Aug 2014, 20:34, edited 1 time in total.
Added timer.
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Apr 2013
Posts: 164
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Aug 2014, 20:10
agree. C,A,D, I think this passage is easy and question is easy too
_________________

If anyone in this gmat forum is in England,Britain, pls, email to me, (thanghnvn@gmail.com) . I have some questions and need your advise. Thank a lot.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Jul 2012
Posts: 113
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2014, 05:35
1. Which of the following best expresses the central idea of the passage?
A. Planters in the post-Civil War southern United States sought to reinstate the institution of slavery.
B. Through their decisions regarding supply credit, merchants controlled post-Civil War agriculture.
C. Lien laws helped to defeat the purpose for which they were originally created.
D. Although slavery had ended, the economic hierarchy changed little in the post-Civil War southern United States.
E. Newly freed workers enacted lien laws to hasten the downfall of the plantation economy.

2. According to the passage, each of the following was a reason planters supported crop lien laws EXCEPT:
A. Planters believed that lien laws would allow them to expand their landholdings.
B. Planters expected that lien laws would give them control over former slaves.
C. Planters anticipated that lien laws would help them retain access to merchant credit.
D. Planters intended to use lien laws to create a dependent labor force.
E. Planters saw lien laws as a way to maintain their traditional economic status.


3. The passage suggests which of the following about merchants in the post-Civil War southern United States?
A. They sought to preserve pre-Civil War social conditions.
B. Their numbers in the legislatures had been diminished.
C. Their businesses had suffered from a loss of collateral.
D. They were willing to make business arrangements with former slaves.
E. Their profits had declined because planters defaulted on debts for supply advances.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Nov 2012
Posts: 454
Concentration: Technology, Other
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2014, 19:27
Time Taken:
7 mins.

1. Which of the following best expresses the central idea of the passage?
C. Lien laws helped to defeat the purpose for which they were originally created.
"Lien laws frequently had unintended consequences, however, thwarting the planter fantasy of mastery without slavery."

2. According to the passage, each of the following was a reason planters supported crop lien laws EXCEPT:
A. Planters believed that lien laws would allow them to expand their landholdings.

3. The passage suggests which of the following about merchants in the post-Civil War southern United States?
D. They were willing to make business arrangements with former slaves.
"The newly freed workers, seeking to become self-employed tenant farmers rather than wage laborers, made direct arrangements with merchants for supplies."
Director
Director
User avatar
Status: Everyone is a leader. Just stop listening to others.
Joined: 22 Mar 2013
Posts: 791
Location: India
GPA: 3.51
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Aug 2014, 00:38
4min 48sec
C A D (all correct)

OAs are updated.
_________________

Piyush K
-----------------------
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is to try just one more time. ― Thomas A. Edison
Don't forget to press--> Kudos :)
My Articles: 1. WOULD: when to use? | 2. All GMATPrep RCs (New)
Tip: Before exam a week earlier don't forget to exhaust all gmatprep problems specially for "sentence correction".

Retired Moderator
User avatar
Status: Getting strong now, I'm so strong now!!!
Affiliations: National Institute of Technology, Durgapur
Joined: 04 Jun 2013
Posts: 448
Location: India
GPA: 3.32
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Nov 2014, 00:52
9 mins ( all correct) , Damn!! kill me with a broom!!!!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 02 Oct 2014
Posts: 2
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT Date: 11-20-2014
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Nov 2014, 18:40
My answers :
1. C
2. A
3. D
3 min 44 secs
NUS Thread Master
User avatar
Affiliations: Oracle certified java programmer , adobe certified developer
Joined: 14 Jul 2013
Posts: 67
GMAT Date: 02-12-2015
GPA: 3.87
WE: Programming (Telecommunications)
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Mar 2015, 18:29
Hi All,


Need help here , Got 2 Wrong.

My question is how to interact with such clumsy passage , I am normally decent in passages.
But when i see a non structured small passage like this , my RC skills goes hunting.
I started feeling sleepy in between the passage.
Any inputs?
_________________

IF IT IS TO BE , IT IS UP TO ME

Current Student
User avatar
G
Joined: 28 Nov 2014
Posts: 865
Concentration: Strategy
Schools: Fisher '19 (M)
GPA: 3.71
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Sep 2015, 01:21
I didn't like the passage too. It's irritating in the sense that the last two questions were detail oriented and I had to check out each detail in and out.

I am still not able to narrow down to an answer option in Q2.

Can anyone help me out with option A and E here. It looks as if either everyone is done with his/her GMAT or they have exceptional skills at RC. :)
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 10 Aug 2015
Posts: 31
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 610 Q49 V25
GPA: 2.91
WE: Engineering (Real Estate)
GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Oct 2015, 11:23
Thanks to bb 's post (http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-club-s-reading-comprehension-strategy-guide-83101.html )
I am opting the last strategy "New Reading Comprehension Strategy" by Spiridon and got all correct.. yaayy
Hope to do good in more RCs...
_________________

+1 Kudo, if my post helped

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Jul 2016
Posts: 21
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Aug 2016, 01:56
8 mins .
All correct
CAD
Second question was little tricky. But easy if somebody reads passage properly.
Board of Directors
User avatar
V
Status: Stepping into my 10 years long dream
Joined: 18 Jul 2015
Posts: 3614
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2016, 06:10
7 Mins. All Correct. Answers are C,A and D.
_________________

My GMAT Story: From V21 to V40
My MBA Journey: My 10 years long MBA Dream
My Secret Hacks: Best way to use GMATClub | Importance of an Error Log!
Verbal Resources: All SC Resources at one place | All CR Resources at one place
Blog: Subscribe to Question of the Day Blog
GMAT Club Inbuilt Error Log Functionality - View More.
New Visa Forum - Ask all your Visa Related Questions - here.
New! Best Reply Functionality on GMAT Club!
Find a bug in the new email templates and get rewarded with 2 weeks of GMATClub Tests for free
Check our new About Us Page here.

Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2116
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Aug 2016, 05:08
Took 7 mins 10 seconds :( , including 2 mins 40 seconds to read the passage (Latest attempt --5 mins 30 seconds)

-The author does not state an opinion but merely states facts
- The author describes lien laws, the interpretation of those laws by planters and the fact that the lien laws had the opposite of their intended effect

1."Lien laws, the centerpiece of a system designed to create a dependent labor force, became the means for workers, with alternative means of supply advances, to escape that dependence."
Answer C

2."Planters planned to use their supply credit to control their workers, former slaves who were without money to rent land or buy supplies."
Answer A

3.
"The newly freed workers, seeking to become self-employed tenant farmers rather than wage laborers, made direct arrangements with merchants for supplies."

Answer D
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 20 Nov 2014
Posts: 5
Reviews Badge
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Dec 2016, 19:33
A quick question.
Are planters the landlords(slaveholders) or the laborers?
I am confused.
Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 13 Nov 2014
Posts: 111
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V40
Reviews Badge
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Dec 2016, 10:09
Was able to complete in 4:42 C, A, D. That is about 1:34 on each question, which keeps in me inline to finish on time. However, on the practice OG CAT I ran out of time so I guess I will need to keep practicing.
_________________

Gmat prep 1 600
Veritas 1 650
Veritas 2 680
Gmat prep 2 690 (48Q 37V)
Gmat prep 5 730 (47Q 42V)
Gmat prep 6 720 (48Q 41V)

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Nov 2013
Posts: 87
Location: India
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Dec 2016, 02:44
All correct. 7 min 45 second.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Sep 2016
Posts: 10
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Feb 2017, 12:08
2min 25 sec including reading time. All correct.
Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 26 Aug 2016
Posts: 632
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
GMAT 1: 690 Q50 V33
GMAT 2: 700 Q50 V33
GMAT 3: 730 Q51 V38
GPA: 4
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Mar 2017, 21:40
4 min 30 seconds all correct - including reading time.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern &nbs [#permalink] 27 Mar 2017, 21:40

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 25 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

GMATPREP ChallengeQ-Planter-legislators of the post-Civil War southern

  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®.