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# In April 1990 representatives of the Pico Korea Union of electronics

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1. Which one of the following best describes the main topic of the passage?
(A) the contribution of the Korean American community to improving the working conditions of Koreans employed by United States companies not given
(B) the change brought about in the Korean American community by contacts with Koreans visiting the United States too broad: not the contacts, but the struggle, or unfairness, brought about the closer ties
(C) the contribution of recent immigrants from Korea to strengthening ethnic identity in the Korean American community the workers were just visiting when that happen
(D) the effects on the Korean American community of a dispute between Korean union workers and a United States company correct
(E) the effect of the politicization of second-generation Korean Americans on the Korean American community as a whole that's only one of the effects

2. The passage suggests that which one of the following was a significant factor in the decision to shut down the Pico plant in Buchon City? Relevant text: In April 1990 representatives of the Pico Korea Union of electronics workers in Buchon city, south Korea, traveled to the United States in order to demand just settlement of their claims from the parent company of their employers, who upon the formation of the union had shut down operations without paying the workers.
(A) the decreasing profitability of maintaining operations in Korea not given
(B) the failure to resolve long-standing disputes between the Pico workers and management not given
(C) the creation of a union by the Pico workers correct
(D) the withholding of workers’ wages by the parent company that is what came next after the closure
(E) the finding of an alternate site for operations not given

3. Which one of the following is NOT mentioned in the passage as a recent development in the Korean American community?
(A) Young second-generation Korean Americans have begun to take an interest in their Korean heritage. In addition to raising the political consciousness of young Korean Americans, the Pico struggle sparked among them new interest in their cultural identity.
(B) Recent Korean American immigrants of working-class backgrounds have begun to enter the more privileged sectors of the Korean American community. "Members of this generation, unlike first-generation Korean Americans, generally fall within the more privileged sectors of the Korean American community and often feel alienated from their Korean roots." - no facts about the movement within social classes
(C) Korean Americans have developed closer ties with activist groups from other sectors of the population. <...>as witnessed in the especially warm exchange between the Pico workers and recent working-class immigrants from China.
(D) Previously nonpolitical members of the Korean American community have become more politically active. Most notably, the Pico cause mobilized many young second-generation Korean Americans, many of whom had never been part of a political campaign before <...>
(E) The Korean American community has been able to set aside political and generational disparities in order to support a common cause. In addition to broadening the political base within the Korean American community, the Pico struggle also led to new alliances between the Korean American community and progressive labor and social justice groups within the larger society <...>

4. It can be inferred that the author of the passage would most likely agree with which one of the following statements about ethnic communities of immigrant derivation? not sure - A seems the right one?
(A) Such communities can derive important benefits from maintaining ties with their countries of origin. basically the whole second passage
(B) Such communities should focus primarily on promoting study of the history and culture of their people in order to strengthen their ethnic identity. the author: the most effective means of empowerment for many ethnic communities of immigrant derivation may be an identification with and participation in current struggles for economic and social justice in their countries of origin.
(C) Such communities can most successfully mobilize and politicize their young people by addressing the problems of young people of all backgrounds. too strong and too narrow in scope
(D) The more privileged sectors of such communities are most likely to maintain a sense of closeness to their cultural roots. Members of this generation, unlike first-generation Korean Americans, generally fall within the more privileged sectors of the Korean American community and often feel alienated from their Korean roots.
(E) The politicization of such a community is unlikely to affect relations with other groups within the larger society. Most notably, the Pico cause mobilized many young second-generation Korean Americans, many of whom had never been part of a political campaign before <...> In addition to broadening the political base within the Korean American community, the Pico struggle also led to new alliances between the Korean American community and progressive labor and social justice groups within the larger society

5. In the second paragraph, the author refers to immigrants from China most probably in order to do which one of the following? The Pico workers also suggested new roles that can be played by recent immigrants, particularly working-class immigrants. These immigrants’ knowledge of working conditions overseas can help to globalize the perspective of their communities and can help to establish international ties on a more personal level, as witnessed in the especially warm exchange between the Pico workers and recent working-class immigrants from China.
(A) highlight the contrast between working conditions in the United States and in Korea
(B) demonstrate the uniqueness of the problem faced by the Pico workers
(C) offer an example of the type of role that can be played by recent working-class immigrants correct
(D) provide an analogy for the type of activism displayed by the Korean American community
(E) compare the disparate responses of two immigrant communities to similar problems

6. The primary purpose of the passage is to
(A) describe recent developments in the Korean American community that have strongly affected other ethnic communities of immigrant derivation
(B) describe a situation in the Korean American community that presents a model for the empowerment of ethnic communities of immigrant derivation It shows that perhaps the most effective means of empowerment for many ethnic communities of immigrant derivation may be an identification with and participation in current struggles for economic and social justice in their countries of origin. - correct
(C) detail the problems faced by the Korean American community in order to illustrate the need for the empowerment of ethnic communities of immigrant derivation
(D) argue against economic and social injustice in the countries of origin of ethnic communities of immigrant derivation
(E) assess the impact of the unionization movement on ethnic communities of immigrant derivation

7. Which one of the following most accurately states the function of the third paragraph? Relevant text: The reasons for these effects lie in the nature of the cause.
(A) It explains why the Pico workers brought their cause to the United States. they came for the withhold wages, but the result of this struggle was much broader
(B) It explains how the Pico cause differed from other causes that had previously mobilized the Korean American community. no such contrast is give
(C) It explains why the Pico workers were accorded such broad support. correct
(D) It explains how other ethnic groups of immigrant derivation in the United States have profited from the example of the Pico workers. the author merely says that this example could be a model, but not that it is and has benefited other ethnic groups
(E) It explains why different generations of Korean Americans reacted in different ways to the Pico cause. too narrow
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The answer should be A for the below mentioned question. OA is given as D.

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4. It can be inferred that the author of the passage would most likely agree with which one of the following statements about ethnic communities of immigrant derivation?
(A) Such communities can derive important benefits from maintaining ties with their countries of origin.
(B) Such communities should focus primarily on promoting study of the history and culture of their people in order to strengthen their ethnic identity.
(C) Such communities can most successfully mobilize and politicize their young people by addressing the problems of young people of all backgrounds.
(D) The more privileged sectors of such communities are most likely to maintain a sense of closeness to their cultural roots.
(E) The politicization of such a community is unlikely to affect relations with other groups within the larger society.
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warrior1991 wrote:

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The answer should be A for the below mentioned question. OA is given as D.

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4. It can be inferred that the author of the passage would most likely agree with which one of the following statements about ethnic communities of immigrant derivation?
(A) Such communities can derive important benefits from maintaining ties with their countries of origin.
(B) Such communities should focus primarily on promoting study of the history and culture of their people in order to strengthen their ethnic identity.
(C) Such communities can most successfully mobilize and politicize their young people by addressing the problems of young people of all backgrounds.
(D) The more privileged sectors of such communities are most likely to maintain a sense of closeness to their cultural roots.
(E) The politicization of such a community is unlikely to affect relations with other groups within the larger society.

The answer to this question is (A) and is marked as (A) in the original attachment. The spoiler erroneously mentions it as (D).

(D) is not extreme, it is false.
"Members of this generation, unlike first-generation Korean Americans, generally fall within the more privileged sectors of the Korean American community and often feel alienated from their Korean roots."
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The OA for number four is (A) and the script says it is (A), but it appears as (D). I'll look into this further!

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4. It can be inferred that the author of the passage would most likely agree with which one of the following statements about ethnic communities of immigrant derivation?
(A) Such communities can derive important benefits from maintaining ties with their countries of origin.
(B) Such communities should focus primarily on promoting study of the history and culture of their people in order to strengthen their ethnic identity.
(C) Such communities can most successfully mobilize and politicize their young people by addressing the problems of young people of all backgrounds.
(D) The more privileged sectors of such communities are most likely to maintain a sense of closeness to their cultural roots.
(E) The politicization of such a community is unlikely to affect relations with other groups within the larger society.

I am not able to eliminate option C.
If we see below lines from passage.
"It shows that perhaps the most effective means of empowerment for many ethnic communities of immigrant derivation may be an identification with and participation in current struggles for economic and social justice in their countries of origin."

Option C can be inferred from above line.
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Harsh2111s wrote:
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4. It can be inferred that the author of the passage would most likely agree with which one of the following statements about ethnic communities of immigrant derivation?
(A) Such communities can derive important benefits from maintaining ties with their countries of origin.
(B) Such communities should focus primarily on promoting study of the history and culture of their people in order to strengthen their ethnic identity.
(C) Such communities can most successfully mobilize and politicize their young people by addressing the problems of young people of all backgrounds.
(D) The more privileged sectors of such communities are most likely to maintain a sense of closeness to their cultural roots.
(E) The politicization of such a community is unlikely to affect relations with other groups within the larger society.

I am not able to eliminate option C.
If we see below lines from passage.
"It shows that perhaps the most effective means of empowerment for many ethnic communities of immigrant derivation may be an identification with and participation in current struggles for economic and social justice in their countries of origin."

Option C can be inferred from above line.

The sentence you mentioned talks about communities identifying with their own countries of origin.
Option (C) talks about communities addressing the problems of young people of all backgrounds. It cannot be inferred from this sentence.
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GMATNinja, please advice on the basis of what E should be eliminated for Q4?
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Can you please explain why the answer to 7th question would be E? How does the third paragraph explain why different generations of Korean Americans reacted in different ways to the Pico cause?
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Can you please explain why the answer to 7th question would be E? How does the third paragraph explain why different generations of Korean Americans reacted in different ways to the Pico cause?

­The correct answer to question 7 is (C), not (E). If you still have questions, just let us know!
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