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

It is currently 12 Nov 2018, 16:37

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
  • Essential GMAT Time-Management Hacks

     November 14, 2018

     November 14, 2018

     08:00 PM MST

     09:00 PM MST

    Join the webinar and learn time-management tactics that will guarantee you answer all questions, in all sections, on time. Save your spot today! Nov. 14th at 7 PM PST
  • $450 Tuition Credit & Official CAT Packs FREE

     November 15, 2018

     November 15, 2018

     10:00 PM MST

     11:00 PM MST

    EMPOWERgmat is giving away the complete Official GMAT Exam Pack collection worth $100 with the 3 Month Pack ($299)

Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes

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

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Nov 2012
Posts: 456
Concentration: Technology, Other
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jun 2015, 09:33
2
15
Question 1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 619 sessions

56% (03:09) correct 44% (03:23) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 2
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 639 sessions

68% (01:00) correct 32% (01:20) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 681 sessions

61% (01:11) correct 39% (01:13) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 4
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 557 sessions

86% (00:56) correct 14% (01:31) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 5
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 544 sessions

70% (01:19) correct 30% (01:33) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes as waterfowl, particularly in a certain part of those complexes, namely, upland habitats surrounding wetlands. Although some wildlife management procedures directed at waterfowl, such as habitat enhancement or restoration, may also benefit songbirds, the impact of others, especially the control of waterfowl predators, remains difficult to predict. For example, most predators of waterfowl nests prey opportunistically on songbird nests, and removing these predators could directly increase songbird nesting success. Alternatively, small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators and can themselves be important predators of songbird nest. Thus, removing waterfowl-nest predators could affect songbird nesting success through subsequent increases in small-mammal populations.

In 1995 and 1996, researchers trapped and removed certain waterfowl nest predators, primary raccoons and striped skunks, then observed subsequent survival rates for songbird nests. Surprisingly. They observed no significant effect on songbird nesting success. This may be due to several factors. Neither raccoons nor striped skunks consume ground squirrels, which are important predators of songbird nests. Thus, their removal may not have led to significant increases in populations of smaller predators. Additionally, both raccoons and striped skunks prefer wetlands and spend little time in upland habitats; removing these species may not have increased the nesting success of songbirds in the uplands enough to allow detection.


1. According to the passage, which of the following is true about the role played by ground squirrels in the ecology of grassland-wetland complexes?

(A) While not important in the diet of raccoons or striped skunks, ground squirrels are a significant source of food for other waterfowl-nest predators.
(B) Whereas ground squirrels are typically important as predators of songbird nests, their opportunistic predation on waterfowl nests also has an observable effect on waterfowl nesting success.
(C) Although most waterfowl-nest predators prey on small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels, populations of ground squirrels tend to increase quickly enough to compensate for this level of predation.
(D) Although ground squirrels have been known to prey on songbird nests, a larger portion of their diets is usually provided by predation on waterfowl nests.
(E) Since larger predators tend to prefer small mammals to songbird eggs as a food source, a large population of ground squirrels plays an important role in controlling opportunistic predation on songbird nests.



2. Which of the following best describes the function of the sentence “Neither raccoons…songbird nests” in the context of the passage as a whole?

(A) It raises questions about the validity of a theory described in the first paragraph.
(B) It points out an oversimplification that is inherent in the argument presented in the first paragraph.
(C) It introduces information that may help explain the results of the experiment that are presented earlier in the paragraph.
(D) It provides a specific example of the type of data collected in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.
(E) It anticipates a potential objection to the conclusions drawn by the researchers involved in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.



3. The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) describe some procedures used for wildlife management and consider some problems associated with the execution of those procedures
(B) outline a problem related to a wildlife management procedure and offer potential explanations for the results of an experiment bearing on that problem
(C) present experimental results that illustrate the need for certain wildlife management procedures and point out some inconsistencies in those results
(D) argue that a certain procedure used for wildlife management should be modified because of its unintended consequences
(E) propose that further experiments be performed to assess the long-term effects of certain wildlife management procedures



4. The passage suggests that removing waterfowl-nest predators could possibly have a negative effect on songbird populations because

(A) songbird populations could then grow to unsustainable numbers
(B) small-mammal population could then move out of the uplands into wetland areas
(C) competition among remaining waterfowl-nest predators could decrease significantly
(D) a resulting increase in waterfowl populations could crowd out songbird populations
(E) a resulting increase in small-mammal populations could increase small-mammal predation on songbirds



5. It can be inferred that the habitat preferences of raccoons and striped skunks affected the results of the experiment described in the passage for which of the following reasons?

(A) Songbird nests in the wetlands are usually located in places that most waterfowl-nest predators cannot reach.
(B) Raccoons and striped skunks are not usually found in areas where songbird nests tend to be located.
(C) Mice and ground squirrels tend to avoid predation by raccoons and striped skunks by remaining exclusively in the uplands.
(D) The populations of small mammals in the wetlands are usually controlled by larger waterfowl-nest predators such as raccoons and striped skunks.
(E) The waterfowl on which raccoons and striped skunks prey in the wetlands compete with songbirds for food.



Source: GMATPREP COMPREHENSIVE RC
Most Helpful Community Reply
Director
Director
User avatar
G
Joined: 26 Oct 2016
Posts: 641
Location: United States
Concentration: Marketing, International Business
Schools: HBS '19
GMAT 1: 770 Q51 V44
GPA: 4
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jul 2017, 16:20
4
1
1)"small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators and can themselves be important predators of songbird nests". "Neither raccoons nor striped skunks consume ground squirrels, which are important predators of songbird nests."
It means the ground squirrles are not eaten by racoons or skunks but they play a very important role in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators.So, if you combine above two statements you can see that only option that matches is A.
"While not important in the diet of raccoons or striped skunks, ground squirrels are a significant source of food for other waterfowl-nest predators."
2)Researchers conducted some random experiment but it doesn't lead to a conclusion or their prediction which they were looking for and several factors are considered before this highlighted bold part and this flow of pattern exactly matches with option C.
"It introduces information that may help explain the results of the experiment that are presented earlier in the paragraph".
3)The author predicts the following chain of events
removal of waterfowl predators ---> proliferation of small animals ---> negative impact on songbird nesting
But the removal of the waterfowl predators doesn't have the predicted impact. Lines 34-37 help explain why the predicted impact didn't happen. There's no potential objection to a conclusion. In other words, no one is refuting an idea in the abstract. There's just an experiment with an unexpected result that requires an explanation. Hence B.
"outline a problem related to a wildlife management procedure and offer potential explanations for the results of an experiment bearing on that problem".
_________________

Thanks & Regards,
Anaira Mitch

General Discussion
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 04 Feb 2014
Posts: 246
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3
WE: Project Management (Manufacturing)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jul 2016, 08:03
1
Got all correct!! Time used: 7 minutes
a
c
b
e
b
_________________

Kudos if you like my post

Director
Director
User avatar
P
Joined: 26 Aug 2016
Posts: 634
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: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Apr 2017, 05:37
8 Min 50 seconds
A C B E B

Need to decrease time . :)
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 11 May 2018
Posts: 97
Location: India
GMAT 1: 460 Q42 V14
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jul 2018, 04:17
1
Please add a tag of exam pack 1 .I have come across this question in my mock 1 yesterday.
Thank you.
_________________

If you want to Thank me Give me a KUDOS
"I’ve spent months preparing for the day I’d face you. I’ve come a long way, GMAT"- SonGoku

Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 20 Apr 2018
Posts: 177
Concentration: Technology, Nonprofit
WE: Analyst (Non-Profit and Government)
Premium Member
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2018, 04:15
3
Took me 10:35 to solve all 5. Got all correct :)

Abbreviated the creatures as GS, WF, P (WF predators), and sq (squirrels). P' for predators in the study described in the second paragraph, since they are a subset of P and don't really eat sq.

Notes looked like this:

1. effect of things done for WF may have mixed results
-remove P, inc GS
-P kill sq; remove P; sq kills GS

2. exp. and explanation:
-removed P': GS - no change
-reason given: P' don't eat sq. so doesn't matter (also P' live in diff area)

I think that somewhat helps.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 May 2017
Posts: 1
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2018, 01:10
5. It can be inferred that the habitat preferences of raccoons and striped skunks affected the results of the experiment described in the passage for which of the following reasons?

(A) Songbird nests in the wetlands are usually located in places that most waterfowl-nest predators cannot reach.
(B) Raccoons and striped skunks are not usually found in areas where songbird nests tend to be located.
(C) Mice and ground squirrels tend to avoid predation by raccoons and striped skunks by remaining exclusively in the uplands.
(D) The populations of small mammals in the wetlands are usually controlled by larger waterfowl-nest predators such as raccoons and striped skunks.
(E) The waterfowl on which raccoons and striped skunks prey in the wetlands compete with songbirds for food.

Can anyone explain the Option B?.
I didn't find any information related to option B in the entire passage.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 20 Apr 2018
Posts: 177
Concentration: Technology, Nonprofit
WE: Analyst (Non-Profit and Government)
Premium Member
Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2018, 02:46
Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes as waterfowl, particularly in a certain part of those complexes, namely, upland habitats surrounding wetlands. Although some wildlife management procedures directed at waterfowl, such as habitat enhancement or restoration, may also benefit songbirds, the impact of others, especially the control of waterfowl predators, remains difficult to predict. For example, most predators of waterfowl nests prey opportunistically on songbird nests, and removing these predators could directly increase songbird nesting success. Alternatively, small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators and can themselves be important predators of songbird nest. Thus, removing waterfowl-nest predators could affect songbird nesting success through subsequent increases in small-mammal populations.

In 1995 and 1996, researchers trapped and removed certain waterfowl nest predators, primary raccoons and striped skunks, then observed subsequent survival rates for songbird nests. Surprisingly. They observed no significant effect on songbird nesting success. This may be due to several factors. Neither raccoons nor striped skunks consume ground squirrels, which are important predators of songbird nests. Thus, their removal may not have led to significant increases in populations of smaller predators. Additionally, both raccoons and striped skunks prefer wetlands and spend little time in upland habitats; removing these species may not have increased the nesting success of songbirds in the uplands enough to allow detection.

avinash2235 I've italicized the relevant portion for you. Hope it helps.
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Sep 2011
Posts: 92
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 23 Sep 2018, 03:32
JarvisR wrote:
Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes as waterfowl, particularly in a certain part of those complexes, namely, upland habitats surrounding wetlands. Although some wildlife management procedures directed at waterfowl, such as habitat enhancement or restoration, may also benefit songbirds, the impact of others, especially the control of waterfowl predators, remains difficult to predict. For example, most predators of waterfowl nests prey opportunistically on songbird nests, and removing these predators could directly increase songbird nesting success. Alternatively, small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators and can themselves be important predators of songbird nest. Thus, removing waterfowl-nest predators could affect songbird nesting success through subsequent increases in small-mammal populations.

In 1995 and 1996, researchers trapped and removed certain waterfowl nest predators, primary raccoons and striped skunks, then observed subsequent survival rates for songbird nests. Surprisingly. They observed no significant effect on songbird nesting success. This may be due to several factors. Neither raccoons nor striped skunks consume ground squirrels, which are important predators of songbird nests. Thus, their removal may not have led to significant increases in populations of smaller predators. Additionally, both raccoons and striped skunks prefer wetlands and spend little time in upland habitats; removing these species may not have increased the nesting success of songbirds in the uplands enough to allow detection.

1. According to the passage, which of the following is true about the role played by ground squirrels in the ecology of grassland-wetland complexes?

(A) While not important in the diet of raccoons or striped skunks, ground squirrels are a significant source of food for other waterfowl-nest predators.
(B) Whereas ground squirrels are typically important as predators of songbird nests, their opportunistic predation on waterfowl nests also has an observable effect on waterfowl nesting success.
(C) Although most waterfowl-nest predators prey on small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels, populations of ground squirrels tend to increase quickly enough to compensate for this level of predation.
(D) Although ground squirrels have been known to prey on songbird nests, a larger portion of their diets is usually provided by predation on waterfowl nests.
(E) Since larger predators tend to prefer small mammals to songbird eggs as a food source, a large population of ground squirrels plays an important role in controlling opportunistic predation on songbird nests.



2. Which of the following best describes the function of the sentence “Neither raccoons…songbird nests” in the context of the passage as a whole?

(A) It raises questions about the validity of a theory described in the first paragraph.
(B) It points out an oversimplification that is inherent in the argument presented in the first paragraph.
(C) It introduces information that may help explain the results of the experiment that are presented earlier in the paragraph.
(D) It provides a specific example of the type of data collected in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.
(E) It anticipates a potential objection to the conclusions drawn by the researchers involved in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.



3. The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) describe some procedures used for wildlife management and consider some problems associated with the execution of those procedures
(B) outline a problem related to a wildlife management procedure and offer potential explanations for the results of an experiment bearing on that problem
(C) present experimental results that illustrate the need for certain wildlife management procedures and point out some inconsistencies in those results
(D) argue that a certain procedure used for wildlife management should be modified because of its unintended consequences
(E) propose that further experiments be performed to assess the long-term effects of certain wildlife management procedures



4. The passage suggests that removing waterfowl-nest predators could possibly have a negative effect on songbird populations because

(A) songbird populations could then grow to unsustainable numbers
(B) small-mammal population could then move out of the uplands into wetland areas
(C) competition among remaining waterfowl-nest predators could decrease significantly
(D) a resulting increase in waterfowl populations could crowd out songbird populations
(E) a resulting increase in small-mammal populations could increase small-mammal predation on songbirds



5. It can be inferred that the habitat preferences of raccoons and striped skunks affected the results of the experiment described in the passage for which of the following reasons?

(A) Songbird nests in the wetlands are usually located in places that most waterfowl-nest predators cannot reach.
(B) Raccoons and striped skunks are not usually found in areas where songbird nests tend to be located.
(C) Mice and ground squirrels tend to avoid predation by raccoons and striped skunks by remaining exclusively in the uplands.
(D) The populations of small mammals in the wetlands are usually controlled by larger waterfowl-nest predators such as raccoons and striped skunks.
(E) The waterfowl on which raccoons and striped skunks prey in the wetlands compete with songbirds for food.



Source: GMATPREP COMPREHENSIVE RC


GMATNinja, VeritasKarishma, Workout
Can someone please explain Q2?
Alternatively, small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators and can themselves be important predators of songbird nest.

Surprisingly. They observed no significant effect on songbird nesting success. This may be due to several factors. Neither raccoons nor striped skunks consume ground squirrels, which are important predators of songbird nests. Thus, their removal may not have led to significant increases in populations of smaller predators.

So raccoons do not eat small mammals which is in line with what was being told in the first paragraph...many predators eat mice which mean some does not..
Q2. Which of the following best describes the function of the sentence “Neither raccoons…songbird nests” in the context of the passage as a whole?

(A) It raises questions about the validity of a theory described in the first paragraph.---it does not raise doubt ...but rather simplify things
(B) It points out an oversimplification that is inherent in the argument presented in the first paragraph----to me the highlighted line just says what 1st paragraph says "mall mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators "...paraphrase so over simplification...
(C) It introduces information that may help explain the results of the experiment that are presented earlier in the paragraph----do we really want to explain the results...I thought it just simplification of the argument presented earlier...
(D) It provides a specific example of the type of data collected in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.----not a specific example of type of data collected
(E) It anticipates a potential objection to the conclusions drawn by the researchers involved in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.----no objection to any conclusion...in fact it confirm the premise that few may not consume small mammals.

Originally posted by pk123 on 22 Sep 2018, 04:05.
Last edited by pk123 on 23 Sep 2018, 03:32, edited 1 time in total.
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 May 2018
Posts: 31
Concentration: General Management, Nonprofit
Schools: Haas '21, Tuck '21
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V37
GPA: 3.9
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Sep 2018, 12:53
pk123 wrote:
JarvisR wrote:
Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes as waterfowl, particularly in a certain part of those complexes, namely, upland habitats surrounding wetlands. Although some wildlife management procedures directed at waterfowl, such as habitat enhancement or restoration, may also benefit songbirds, the impact of others, especially the control of waterfowl predators, remains difficult to predict. For example, most predators of waterfowl nests prey opportunistically on songbird nests, and removing these predators could directly increase songbird nesting success. Alternatively, small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators and can themselves be important predators of songbird nest. Thus, removing waterfowl-nest predators could affect songbird nesting success through subsequent increases in small-mammal populations.

In 1995 and 1996, researchers trapped and removed certain waterfowl nest predators, primary raccoons and striped skunks, then observed subsequent survival rates for songbird nests. Surprisingly. They observed no significant effect on songbird nesting success. This may be due to several factors. Neither raccoons nor striped skunks consume ground squirrels, which are important predators of songbird nests. Thus, their removal may not have led to significant increases in populations of smaller predators. Additionally, both raccoons and striped skunks prefer wetlands and spend little time in upland habitats; removing these species may not have increased the nesting success of songbirds in the uplands enough to allow detection.

1. According to the passage, which of the following is true about the role played by ground squirrels in the ecology of grassland-wetland complexes?

(A) While not important in the diet of raccoons or striped skunks, ground squirrels are a significant source of food for other waterfowl-nest predators.
(B) Whereas ground squirrels are typically important as predators of songbird nests, their opportunistic predation on waterfowl nests also has an observable effect on waterfowl nesting success.
(C) Although most waterfowl-nest predators prey on small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels, populations of ground squirrels tend to increase quickly enough to compensate for this level of predation.
(D) Although ground squirrels have been known to prey on songbird nests, a larger portion of their diets is usually provided by predation on waterfowl nests.
(E) Since larger predators tend to prefer small mammals to songbird eggs as a food source, a large population of ground squirrels plays an important role in controlling opportunistic predation on songbird nests.



2. Which of the following best describes the function of the sentence “Neither raccoons…songbird nests” in the context of the passage as a whole?

(A) It raises questions about the validity of a theory described in the first paragraph.
(B) It points out an oversimplification that is inherent in the argument presented in the first paragraph.
(C) It introduces information that may help explain the results of the experiment that are presented earlier in the paragraph.
(D) It provides a specific example of the type of data collected in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.
(E) It anticipates a potential objection to the conclusions drawn by the researchers involved in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.



3. The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) describe some procedures used for wildlife management and consider some problems associated with the execution of those procedures
(B) outline a problem related to a wildlife management procedure and offer potential explanations for the results of an experiment bearing on that problem
(C) present experimental results that illustrate the need for certain wildlife management procedures and point out some inconsistencies in those results
(D) argue that a certain procedure used for wildlife management should be modified because of its unintended consequences
(E) propose that further experiments be performed to assess the long-term effects of certain wildlife management procedures



4. The passage suggests that removing waterfowl-nest predators could possibly have a negative effect on songbird populations because

(A) songbird populations could then grow to unsustainable numbers
(B) small-mammal population could then move out of the uplands into wetland areas
(C) competition among remaining waterfowl-nest predators could decrease significantly
(D) a resulting increase in waterfowl populations could crowd out songbird populations
(E) a resulting increase in small-mammal populations could increase small-mammal predation on songbirds



5. It can be inferred that the habitat preferences of raccoons and striped skunks affected the results of the experiment described in the passage for which of the following reasons?

(A) Songbird nests in the wetlands are usually located in places that most waterfowl-nest predators cannot reach.
(B) Raccoons and striped skunks are not usually found in areas where songbird nests tend to be located.
(C) Mice and ground squirrels tend to avoid predation by raccoons and striped skunks by remaining exclusively in the uplands.
(D) The populations of small mammals in the wetlands are usually controlled by larger waterfowl-nest predators such as raccoons and striped skunks.
(E) The waterfowl on which raccoons and striped skunks prey in the wetlands compete with songbirds for food.



Source: GMATPREP COMPREHENSIVE RC



Can someone please explain Q2?
Alternatively, small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators and can themselves be important predators of songbird nest.

Surprisingly. They observed no significant effect on songbird nesting success. This may be due to several factors. Neither raccoons nor striped skunks consume ground squirrels, which are important predators of songbird nests. Thus, their removal may not have led to significant increases in populations of smaller predators.

So raccoons do not eat small mammals which is in line with what was being told in the first paragraph...many predators eat mice which mean some does not..
Q2. Which of the following best describes the function of the sentence “Neither raccoons…songbird nests” in the context of the passage as a whole?

(A) It raises questions about the validity of a theory described in the first paragraph.---it does not raise doubt ...but rather simplify things
(B) It points out an oversimplification that is inherent in the argument presented in the first paragraph----to me the highlighted line just says what 1st paragraph says "mall mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators "...paraphrase so over simplification...
(C) It introduces information that may help explain the results of the experiment that are presented earlier in the paragraph----do we really want to explain the results...I thought it just simplification of the argument presented earlier...
(D) It provides a specific example of the type of data collected in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.----not a specific example of type of data collected
(E) It anticipates a potential objection to the conclusions drawn by the researchers involved in the experiment described earlier in the paragraph.----no objection to any conclusion...in fact it confirm the premise that few may not consume small mammals.



thanks for the highlight
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 38
Location: India
Schools: HBS '22, HEC '22
GMAT 1: 570 Q39 V28
GMAT 2: 620 Q49 V26
GPA: 4
CAT Tests
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Sep 2018, 23:11
3. The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) describe some procedures used for wildlife management and consider some problems associated with the execution of those procedures
(B) outline a problem related to a wildlife management procedure and offer potential explanations for the results of an experiment bearing on that problem
(C) present experimental results that illustrate the need for certain wildlife management procedures and point out some inconsistencies in those results
(D) argue that a certain procedure used for wildlife management should be modified because of its unintended consequences
(E) propose that further experiments be performed to assess the long-term effects of certain wildlife management procedures

Here we can directly eliminate C, D, and E as these are totally irrelevant.
Between A and B, the paragraph is telling about some problem with experimental procedure and its explanation hence the answer is B
_________________

I hope this helped. If this was indeed helpful, then you may say Thank You by giving a Kudos!

Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 08 Feb 2018
Posts: 87
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Sep 2018, 23:44
Can someone explain why E is wrong in Q1?
_________________

Kudos to Kudos :)

And yeah, definitely aim for a level of accuracy where managing time will not be a burden anymore.

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 16 Aug 2014
Posts: 53
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Sep 2018, 04:25
1
reading time 3:39 min and question 6:14 min 4/5 correct.
can any one explain 1st question and post official explanation.
_________________

Hit Kudos if you like the post

Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 10 Feb 2017
Posts: 37
Location: Viet Nam
GPA: 3.5
WE: General Management (Education)
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Oct 2018, 21:21
mayursurya wrote:
reading time 3:39 min and question 6:14 min 4/5 correct.
can any one explain 1st question and post official explanation.

Here is my 2 cents about the 1st question

The question stem: "1. According to the passage, which of the following is true about the role played by ground squirrels in the ecology of grassland-wetland complexes? "
So i need to find the role played by ground squirrels in this ecology system mentioned in the paragraph

My approach is to find all the information about ground squirrels and concrete those information into my own answer before reading the given choices.

The 1st info about squirrel: Alternatively, small mammals such as mice and ground squirrels are important in the diet of many waterfowl-nest predators and can themselves be important predators of songbird nest
=> Squirrels are important in the diet of waterfowl
The 2nd info: Neither raccoons nor striped skunks consume ground squirrels, which are important predators of songbird nests

=> Squirrels are not in the diet of raccoons and striped skunks and once again, the author mentions squirrels are important source of food for predators of songbird nests (waterfowl)

Scan all the info, only A satisfy those above information
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes &nbs [#permalink] 25 Oct 2018, 21:21
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Grassland songbirds often nest in the same grassland-wetland complexes

  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®.