It is currently 10 Dec 2017, 20:57

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

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade

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

Hide Tags

1 KUDOS received
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 1738

Kudos [?]: 1058 [1], given: 87

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Aug 2016, 01:15
1
This post received
KUDOS
Quote:
4. Which of the following, if true, provides the LEAST support for the author's argument about commerce and political parties during Jackson's presidency ?
A. Many supporters of Jackson resisted the commercialization that could result from participation in a national economy.
B. Protest against the corrupt and partisan nature of political parties in the United States subsided during Jackson's presidency.
C. During Jackson's presidency the use of money became more common than bartering of goods and services.
D. More northerners than southerners supported Jackson because southerners were opposed to the development of a commercial economy.
E. Andrew Jackson did not feel as strongly committed to the classical ideals of leadership as George Washington had felt.



The below is Ron's answer to the above question - https://www.manhattanprep.com/gmat/foru ... 11468.html

first, you have to figure out what the highlighted thing means. (in general, if a question prompt contains vague words, you must clarify the vague language before answering the question.)

the highlighted thing, from the passage, means:
"he does rightly see Jackson's tenure (the seventh presidency) as the culmination of the acceptance of party, commerce, and individualism. "

(A) RESISTED commerce -- there's your correct answer.
(B) they started to accept parties, i.e., part of the highlighted thing.
(C) they started to accept modern commerce, i.e., part of the highlighted thing.
(D) jackson's opponents opposed him because he supported commerce, i.e., part of the highlighted thing.
(E) the classical ideals were anti-parties, so jackson's drifting away from those ideals supports the highlighted thing.

here (a) is the clear favorite, since it's the only answer choice that directly contradicts the highlighted thing.
_________________

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

Kudos [?]: 1058 [1], given: 87

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 04 May 2016
Posts: 2

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 25

Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Aug 2016, 01:26
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Another question from this passage:

The author of the passage would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about Ketcham?

a) He overemphasizes the influence of classical ideals on the first six presidents of the US.
b) He fails to recognize that classical ideals has little influence on politics in the US.
c) He does not pay adequate attention to the negative aspects of the first six presidents' commitment to classical ideals.
d) He inaccurately suggests that classical ideals gave rise to our modern notion of democracy.
e) He underestimates the effect of ideology other than the humanist tradition on the first six president.

OA: C

I narrowed it down to A & C but ended up choosing A which was incorrect. I picked it because the passage says "Even during the first presidency (Washington's), however, the classical conception of virtuous leadership was being undermined by commercial forces that had been gathering since at least the beginning of the eighteenth century." So that's why thought that Ketcham had "overemphasized the influence of classical ideals" even since the first president.

In hindsight, I understand why C is correct but not clear enough for me to make the distinction on the actual test. Can you better explain why C is correct and how I can avoid picking an answer like A?

Thanks!

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 25

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 28 Nov 2015
Posts: 9

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 11

Schools: ISB '18, IIML IPMX"18
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Sep 2016, 07:41
Can anyone explain below question from the same passage

The author of the passage would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about Ketcham?

A) He overemphasizes the influence of classical ideals on the first six Presidents of the Untied States.
B) He fails to recognize that classical ideals had little influence on politics in the United States.
C) He does not pay adequate attention to the negative aspects of the first six President's commitment to the classical ideals.
D) He inaccurately suggests that classical ideals gave rise to our modern notion of democracy.
E) He underestimates the effect of ideologies other than the humanist tradition of the first six Presidents.


OA: C

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 11

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 20 Jul 2016
Posts: 24

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 4

Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Sep 2016, 00:21
Can someone please explain what do the below lines mean in the context of the passage:

Indeed, leaders were supposed to be called to office rather than to run for office. And if they took up the burdens of public office with a sense of duty, leaders also believed that such offices were naturally their due because of their social preeminence or their contributions to the country.

I am having trouble interpreting this portion of the passage. ]
Thanks

Kudos [?]: 2 [0], given: 4

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Status: Active
Affiliations: NA
Joined: 24 Oct 2012
Posts: 323

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 57

GMAT 1: 590 Q50 V21
GMAT 2: 600 Q48 V25
GMAT 3: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.5
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Oct 2016, 07:40
5achin wrote:
Can someone please explain what do the below lines mean in the context of the passage:

Indeed, leaders were supposed to be called to office rather than to run for office. And if they took up the burdens of public office with a sense of duty, leaders also believed that such offices were naturally their due because of their social preeminence or their contributions to the country.

I am having trouble interpreting this portion of the passage. ]
Thanks


Leaders were doing their job instead of just maintaining their post . They think that because of their contribution to the country they got this job , whose importance they understand.

In one line we can say : These leaders were more dedicated to their work instead of running the party , which is the condition of Today's leaders.

hope this helped :)
_________________

#If you like my post , please encourage me by giving Kudos :)

Kudos [?]: 26 [0], given: 57

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 29 Mar 2015
Posts: 18

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 213

GMAT 1: 620 Q48 V28
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Oct 2016, 10:34
Kindly amend the OA for question 1.

It is B.

and also kindly remove question 3 of this passage as it is out of context.

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 213

Expert Post
Verbal Expert
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3219

Kudos [?]: 3620 [0], given: 22

Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Jan 2017, 01:47
sleepynut wrote:

Hi moderators, I think Q3 is irrelevant to the passage. Please help justify and make any necessary changes you find appropriate. Thanks :-)



Thank you for reporting. Question deleted.

Kudos [?]: 3620 [0], given: 22

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 02 Mar 2017
Posts: 273

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 20

Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Apr 2017, 04:28
goodyear2013 wrote:
In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leaders of the United States, Ralph Ketcham argues that the first six Presidents differed decisively from later Presidents because the first six held values inherited from the classical humanist tradition of eighteenth-century England. In this view, government was designed not to satisfy the private desires of the people but to make them better citizens; this tradition stressed the disinterested devotion of political leaders to the public good. Justice, wisdom, and courage were more important qualities in a leader than the ability to organize voters and win elections. Indeed, leaders were supposed to be called to office rather than to run for office. And if they took up the burdens of public office with a sense of duty, leaders also believed that such offices were naturally their due because of their social preeminence or their contributions to the country. Given this classical conception of leadership, it is not surprising that the first six Presidents condemned political parties. Parties were partial by definition, self-interested, and therefore serving something other than the transcendent public good.

Even during the first presidency (Washington's), however, the classical conception of virtuous leadership was being undermined by commercial forces that had been gathering since at least the beginning of the eighteenth century. Commerce--its profit-making, its self-interestedness, its individualism--became the enemy of these classical ideals. Although Ketcham does not picture the struggle in quite this way, he does rightly see Jackson's tenure (the seventh presidency) as the culmination of the acceptance of party, commerce, and individualism. For the Jacksonians, nonpartisanship lost its relevance, and under the direction of Van Buren, party gained a new legitimacy. The classical ideals of the first six Presidents became identified with a privileged aristocracy, an aristocracy that had to be overcome in order to allow competition between opposing political interests. Ketcham is so strongly committed to justifying the classical ideals, however, that he underestimates the advantages of their decline. For example, the classical conception of leadership was incompatible with our modern notion of the freedoms of speech and press, freedoms intimately associated with the legitimacy of opposing political parties.

Q1 The passage is primarily concerned with
(A) describing and comparing two theories about the early history of the United States
(B) describing and analyzing an argument about the early history of the United States
(C) discussing new evidence that qualifies a theory about the early history of the United States
(D) refuting a theory about political leadership in the United States
(E) resolving an ambiguity in an argument about political leadership in the United States

OA:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A


Q2
It can be inferred that the author of the passage would be most likely to agree that modern views of the freedoms of
speech and press are
A) values closely associated with the beliefs of the aristocracy of the early United States
B) political rights less compatible with democracy and individualism than with classical ideals
C) political rights uninfluenced by the formation of opposing political parties
D) values not inherent in the classical humanist tradition of eighteenth-century England
E) values whose interpretation would have been agreed on by all United States Presidents

OA:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D




OA given here for question 1 is wrong...
In a pdf OA is given as B which seems like the answer
_________________

Kudos-----> If my post was Helpful

Kudos [?]: 191 [0], given: 20

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jun 2014
Posts: 20

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 3

Location: Brazil
Concentration: General Management, International Business
GMAT 1: 650 Q47 V32
GPA: 3.87
CAT Tests
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 May 2017, 18:16
VyshakhR1995 wrote:
goodyear2013 wrote:
In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leaders of the United States, Ralph Ketcham argues that the first six Presidents differed decisively from later Presidents because the first six held values inherited from the classical humanist tradition of eighteenth-century England. In this view, government was designed not to satisfy the private desires of the people but to make them better citizens; this tradition stressed the disinterested devotion of political leaders to the public good. Justice, wisdom, and courage were more important qualities in a leader than the ability to organize voters and win elections. Indeed, leaders were supposed to be called to office rather than to run for office. And if they took up the burdens of public office with a sense of duty, leaders also believed that such offices were naturally their due because of their social preeminence or their contributions to the country. Given this classical conception of leadership, it is not surprising that the first six Presidents condemned political parties. Parties were partial by definition, self-interested, and therefore serving something other than the transcendent public good.

Even during the first presidency (Washington's), however, the classical conception of virtuous leadership was being undermined by commercial forces that had been gathering since at least the beginning of the eighteenth century. Commerce--its profit-making, its self-interestedness, its individualism--became the enemy of these classical ideals. Although Ketcham does not picture the struggle in quite this way, he does rightly see Jackson's tenure (the seventh presidency) as the culmination of the acceptance of party, commerce, and individualism. For the Jacksonians, nonpartisanship lost its relevance, and under the direction of Van Buren, party gained a new legitimacy. The classical ideals of the first six Presidents became identified with a privileged aristocracy, an aristocracy that had to be overcome in order to allow competition between opposing political interests. Ketcham is so strongly committed to justifying the classical ideals, however, that he underestimates the advantages of their decline. For example, the classical conception of leadership was incompatible with our modern notion of the freedoms of speech and press, freedoms intimately associated with the legitimacy of opposing political parties.

Q1 The passage is primarily concerned with
(A) describing and comparing two theories about the early history of the United States
(B) describing and analyzing an argument about the early history of the United States
(C) discussing new evidence that qualifies a theory about the early history of the United States
(D) refuting a theory about political leadership in the United States
(E) resolving an ambiguity in an argument about political leadership in the United States

OA:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A


Q2
It can be inferred that the author of the passage would be most likely to agree that modern views of the freedoms of
speech and press are
A) values closely associated with the beliefs of the aristocracy of the early United States
B) political rights less compatible with democracy and individualism than with classical ideals
C) political rights uninfluenced by the formation of opposing political parties
D) values not inherent in the classical humanist tradition of eighteenth-century England
E) values whose interpretation would have been agreed on by all United States Presidents

OA:

[Reveal] Spoiler:
D




OA given here for question 1 is wrong...
In a pdf OA is given as B which seems like the answer


Definitely B. It is not presented two theories in the text given.

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 3

Expert Post
MBA Section Director
User avatar
D
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4725

Kudos [?]: 18006 [0], given: 1988

Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Jun 2017, 12:53

Kudos [?]: 18006 [0], given: 1988

SC Moderator
User avatar
P
Joined: 13 Apr 2015
Posts: 1507

Kudos [?]: 1220 [0], given: 895

Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jun 2017, 09:01
Hi souvik101990 ,

Can you please break down this passage for me. I found the 2nd paragraph very tough to understand and relate it to the questions asked.

Kudos [?]: 1220 [0], given: 895

2 KUDOS received
Board of Directors
User avatar
D
Status: Aiming MBA
Joined: 18 Jul 2015
Posts: 2838

Kudos [?]: 958 [2], given: 69

Location: India
Concentration: Healthcare, Technology
GPA: 3.65
WE: Information Technology (Health Care)
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Jun 2017, 10:53
2
This post received
KUDOS
Vyshak wrote:
Hi souvik101990 ,

Can you please break down this passage for me. I found the 2nd paragraph very tough to understand and relate it to the questions asked.


Can I do this please? :-D

Paragraph 1: One person differentiates how first six presidents differed decisively from others. It then describes those differences.

Paragraph 2: It says their leadership concept was undermined by some forces. Then it discusses how the 7th presidency on wards the changes were seen. And the negative impacts of new things(e.g. nonpartisanship lost its relevance, the culmination of the acceptance of party, commerce, and individualism.). Then at the end author said "NO Dude, you are overemphasizing those classical ideas. There were some benefits as well." Then at the end he gives an example to prove his point.

I hope it makes sense. Feel free to reach out in case of any concern. :)
_________________

How I improved from V21 to V40! ?

Kudos [?]: 958 [2], given: 69

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
User avatar
G
Status: GMAT and GRE tutor
Joined: 13 Aug 2009
Posts: 1222

Kudos [?]: 2024 [1], given: 462

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 780 Q51 V46
GMAT 2: 800 Q51 V51
GRE 1: 340 Q170 V170
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Jun 2017, 16:56
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
abhimahna wrote:
Vyshak wrote:
Hi souvik101990 ,

Can you please break down this passage for me. I found the 2nd paragraph very tough to understand and relate it to the questions asked.


Can I do this please? :-D

Paragraph 1: One person differentiates how first six presidents differed decisively from others. It then describes those differences.

Paragraph 2: It says their leadership concept was undermined by some forces. Then it discusses how the 7th presidency on wards the changes were seen. And the negative impacts of new things(e.g. nonpartisanship lost its relevance, the culmination of the acceptance of party, commerce, and individualism.). Then at the end author said "NO Dude, you are overemphasizing those classical ideas. There were some benefits as well." Then at the end he gives an example to prove his point.

I hope it makes sense. Feel free to reach out in case of any concern. :)

Nice work, abhimahna!

Yes, the first paragraph explains that the first six presidents embraced the classical conception of leadership and the antiparty values inherited from the classical humanist tradition.

The second paragraph then explains how, since at least the beginning of the eighteenth century, the values and ideals embraced by the first six presidents were being undermined by the forces of commerce, which stressed profit-making, self-interestedness, and individualism. The decline in the values embraced by the first six presidents culminated in the tenure (or "term") of the seventh president, Jackson.

The author believes that Ketcham is too strongly committed to justifying the classical ideals upheld by the first six presidents -- and that Ketcham therefore fails to consider the advantages of the decline of those classical ideals.
_________________

GMAT Club Verbal Expert | GMAT/GRE tutor at www.gmatninja.com (Now hiring!) | GMAT blog | Food blog | Friendly warning: I'm bad at PMs

GMAT Ninja Wednesdays LIVE on YouTube
Join us, and ask your questions in advance!

Beginners' guides to GMAT verbal
Reading Comprehension | Critical Reasoning | Sentence Correction

SC & CR Questions of the Day (QOTDs), featuring expert explanations
All QOTDs | Subscribe via email | RSS

Need an expert reply?
Hit the request verbal experts' reply button -- and please be specific about your question. Feel free to tag @GMATNinja and @GMATNinjaTwo in your post.

Sentence Correction articles & resources
How to go from great (760) to incredible (780) on GMAT SC | That "-ing" Word Probably Isn't a Verb | That "-ed" Word Might Not Be a Verb, Either | No-BS Guide to GMAT Idioms | "Being" is not the enemy | WTF is "that" doing in my sentence?

Reading Comprehension, Critical Reasoning, and other articles & resources
All GMAT Ninja articles on GMAT Club | Using LSAT for GMAT CR & RC |7 reasons why your actual GMAT scores don't match your practice test scores | How to get 4 additional "fake" GMAT Prep tests for $29.99... in any section order

YouTube verbal webinars:
"Next-level" GMAT pronouns | Uses of "that" on the GMAT | Parallelism and meaning | Simplifying GMAT verb tenses | Comparisons, part I |
November webinar schedule

Kudos [?]: 2024 [1], given: 462

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 31 Jan 2017
Posts: 6

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 32

CAT Tests
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Sep 2017, 00:45
Apourv wrote:
e
PiyushK wrote:
Here is another question associated with above passage:

Which of the following, if true, provides the LEAST support for the author's argument about commerce and political parties during Jackson's presidency?

(A) Many supporters of Jackson resisted the commercialization that could result from participation in a national economy.
(B) Protest against the corrupt and partisan nature of political parties in the United States subsided during Jackson's presidency.
(C) During Jackson's presidency the use of money became more common than bartering of goods and services.
(D) More northerners than southerners supported Jackson because southerners were opposed to the development of a commercial economy.
(E) Andrew Jackson did not feel as strongly committed to the classical ideals of leadership as George Washington had felt.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A


Author's argument about J's presidency is: During J's presidency, commerce became important. (I know this is vague approximation). - So, something happened which made commerce important. Let's see what was that.
A - If they resisted commerce, then commerce would not have become important during J's time. - So least support.
B - If the protests against corrupt (money) decreased, then commerce became important. (no resistance to commerce.)
C - If money became imp. then so did commerce.
D - Irrelevant.
E - If true, means J was modern, so more commerce.

ANS = A.



I'm stuck with eliminating answer choice C. Can you explain, from which information in the passage you can conclude that if money becomes important, so does commerce? Would be very thankful for your help.

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 32

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 12 Nov 2017
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Nov 2017, 06:42
Time: 8min 23 sec

Although if someone could explain Q2 in detail ?

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 2

Expert Post
GMAT Club Verbal Expert
User avatar
B
Joined: 20 Nov 2016
Posts: 201

Kudos [?]: 104 [0], given: 51

CAT Tests
Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Nov 2017, 13:12
overdrive28 wrote:
Time: 8min 23 sec

Although if someone could explain Q2 in detail ?

Quote:
Q2
It can be inferred that the author of the passage would be most likely to agree that modern views of the freedoms of
speech and press are
A) values closely associated with the beliefs of the aristocracy of the early United States
B) political rights less compatible with democracy and individualism than with classical ideals
C) political rights uninfluenced by the formation of opposing political parties
D) values not inherent in the classical humanist tradition of eighteenth-century England
E) values whose interpretation would have been agreed on by all United States Presidents

Refer to the last sentence: "the classical conception of leadership was incompatible with our modern notion of the freedoms of speech and press, freedoms intimately associated with the legitimacy of opposing political parties."

This specifically tells us that modern views of the freedoms of speech and press are not compatible with the classical conception of leadership, which falls under the umbrella of the "classical humanist tradition of eighteenth-century England." Thus, the author would most likely agree that modern views of freedoms of speech and press are "values not inherent in the classical humanist tradition of eighteenth-century England" (D).
_________________

www.gmatninja.com

Subscribe to GMAT Question of the Day: E-mail | RSS

Kudos [?]: 104 [0], given: 51

Re: In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade   [#permalink] 17 Nov 2017, 13:12

Go to page   Previous    1   2   [ 36 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

In a new book about the antiparty feeling of the early political leade

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


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| 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®.