Summer is Coming! Join the Game of Timers Competition to Win Epic Prizes. Registration is Open. Game starts Mon July 1st.

It is currently 17 Jul 2019, 02:12

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

Historian: Those who claim that Shakespeare did not write the plays c

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 317
GMAT 1: 660 Q50 V30
Reviews Badge
Historian: Those who claim that Shakespeare did not write the plays c  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2018, 04:12
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

39% (02:18) correct 61% (02:22) wrong based on 94 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics


Historian: Those who claim that Shakespeare did not write the plays commonly attributed to him are motivated purely by snobbery. Shakespeare was the son of a glove maker, whereas every other person proposed as the true author of the plays was an aristocrat, and many of those who argue that one or another of these aristocrats wrote the plays are the aristocrats' descendants.

The reasoning in the historian's argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument


(A) presumes, without providing justification, that a claim cannot be true if those who advance it are motivated by snobbery

(B) takes for granted that anyone who is motivated purely by snobbery cannot also be motivated by legitimate historical evidence

(C) fails to consider adequately the possible motives of those who claim that Shakespeare did write the plays commonly attributed to him

(D) fails to exclude the possibility that there might be legitimate evidence motivating those who reject Shakespeare's authorship

(E) makes use of an assumption that one would accept only if one has already accepted the truth of the conclusion


LSAT
Math Expert
User avatar
V
Joined: 02 Aug 2009
Posts: 7764
Re: Historian: Those who claim that Shakespeare did not write the plays c  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Aug 2018, 20:18
[quote="AshutoshB"]Historian: Those who claim that Shakespeare did not write the plays commonly attributed to him are motivated purely by snobbery. Shakespeare was the son of a glove maker, whereas every other person proposed as the true author of the plays was an aristocrat, and many of those who argue that one or another of these aristocrats wrote the plays are the aristocrats' descendants.

The historian talks of the background of the two set of people that is Shakespeare and other proposed authors and then concludes that the claim of other people is motivated because of this background

What can be the flaw?
Clearly the historian fails to look for other reasons and bases his claim purely on one angle
Let us see if any choice matches it.

The reasoning in the historian's argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument


(A) presumes, without providing justification, that a claim cannot be true if those who advance it are motivated by snobbery
wrong. There is no connection made between truth and snobbery

(B) takes for granted that anyone who is motivated purely by snobbery cannot also be motivated by legitimate historical evidence
The flaw is basing his claim on the background, but this choice takes that background along with other reasons

(C) fails to consider adequately the possible motives of those who claim that Shakespeare did write the plays commonly attributed to him
again we are looking for the flaw of basing his claim on the background

(D) fails to exclude the possibility that there might be legitimate evidence motivating those who reject Shakespeare's authorship
Correct. Follows the flaw we had thought of.

(E) makes use of an assumption that one would accept only if one has already accepted the truth of the conclusion.
incorrect. There is no such assumption.

D
_________________
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Historian: Those who claim that Shakespeare did not write the plays c   [#permalink] 16 Aug 2018, 20:18
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Historian: Those who claim that Shakespeare did not write the plays c

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne