GMAT Changed on April 16th - Read about the latest changes here

 It is currently 20 May 2018, 08:50

### 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

# In 1960 s studies of rats, scientists found that crowding

Author Message
Senior Manager
Joined: 12 Oct 2008
Posts: 493
In 1960 s studies of rats, scientists found that crowding [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2009, 12:12
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (00:06) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 3 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

In 1960’s studies of rats, scientists found that crowding increases the number of attacks among the animals significantly. But in recent experiments in which rhesus monkeys were placed in crowded conditions, although there was an increase in instances of “coping” behavior—such as submissive gestures and avoidance of dominant individuals—attacks did not become any more frequent. Therefore it is not likely that, for any species of monkey, crowding increases aggression as significantly as was seen in rats.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument?

A. All the observed forms of coping behavior can be found among rhesus monkeys living in uncrowded conditions.

B. In the studies of rats, nondominant individuals were found to increasingly avoid dominant individuals when the animals were in crowded conditions.

C. Rhesus monkeys respond with aggression to a wider range of stimuli than any other monkeys do.

D. Some individual monkeys in the experiment were involved in significantly more attacks than the other monkeys were.

E. Some of the coping behavior displayed by rhesus monkeys is similar to behavior rhesus monkeys use to

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.
Director
Joined: 23 May 2008
Posts: 744
Re: CR: Monkeys and rats [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2009, 12:28
I think C, but what does the rest of E say?
Intern
Joined: 07 Oct 2008
Posts: 4
Re: CR: Monkeys and rats [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2009, 14:48
I say C as well.

E was also a good candidate, but it refers to "some" of the coping behavior.
VP
Joined: 05 Jul 2008
Posts: 1342
Re: CR: Monkeys and rats [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Feb 2009, 15:40
It is clearly C.

There is a big jump in conclusion from RM to All monkeys.

For that to be true, C must be true.

Sounds more like a disguised assumption Q.
Manager
Joined: 30 May 2009
Posts: 73
Re: CR: Monkeys and rats [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Jun 2009, 12:21
Guys i guess C weakens the argument instead of Strenthening.Ponder over it.
Director
Joined: 05 Jun 2009
Posts: 689
WE 1: 7years (Financial Services - Consultant, BA)
Re: CR: Monkeys and rats [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Jun 2009, 19:10
It must be C

experiments done on rhesus monkeys, they prove "coping"

==> conclusion for all the species of monkeys to be "coping"(less aggressive)

if rhesus monkeys are the most aggressive specie among all the species of monkeys, then it must strengthen the above argument as for other species it will be easier to cope, due to less aggressive nature.

--== Message from GMAT Club Team ==--

This is not a quality discussion. It has been retired.

If you would like to discuss this question please re-post it in the respective forum. Thank you!

To review the GMAT Club's Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow these links: Quantitative | Verbal Please note - we may remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines. Thank you.

_________________

Consider kudos for the good post ...
My debrief : http://gmatclub.com/forum/journey-670-to-720-q50-v36-long-85083.html

Re: CR: Monkeys and rats   [#permalink] 05 Jun 2009, 19:10
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# In 1960 s studies of rats, scientists found that crowding

Moderators: GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo

 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®.