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

It is currently 17 Oct 2019, 04:16

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

It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Board of Directors
User avatar
D
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3397
It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 06 Oct 2019, 23:41
Top Contributor
2
Question 1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 135 sessions

76% (02:12) correct 24% (01:46) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 2
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 124 sessions

98% (01:00) correct 2% (01:05) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 126 sessions

63% (01:27) correct 37% (01:36) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 4
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 121 sessions

26% (01:51) correct 74% (01:22) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of radioactivity; in fact, the deuterium-tritium reaction that nuclear scientists are currently exploring with such zeal produces both alpha particles and neutrons. (The neutrons are used to produce tritium from a lithium blanket surrounding the reactor.) Another common misconception is that nuclear fusion power is a virtually unlimited source of energy because of the enormous quantity of deuterium in the sea. Actually, its limits are set by the amount of available lithium, which is about as plentiful as uranium in the Earth's crust. Research should certainly continue on controlled nuclear fusion, but no energy program should be premised on its existence until it has proven practical. For the immediate future, we must continue to use hydroelectric power, nuclear fission, and fossil fuels to meet our energy needs. The energy sources already in major use arc in major use for good reason.
The primary purpose of the passage is to

(A) criticize scientists who believe that the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction can be made feasible as an energy source
(B) admonish scientists who have failed to correctly calculate the amount of lithium available for use in nuclear fusion reactors
(C) defend the continued short-term use of fossil fuels as a major energy source
(D) caution against uncritical embrace of nuclear fusion power as a major energy source
(E) correct the misconception that nuclear fusion power is entirely free of radioactivity


Spoiler: :: OA
D


It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes which of the following about the current state of public awareness concerning nuclear fusion power?

(A) The public has been deliberately misinformed about the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fusion power.
(B) The public is unaware of the principal advantage of nuclear fusion over nuclear fission as an energy source.
(C) The public's awareness of the scientific facts concerning nuclear fusion power is somewhat distorted and incomplete.
(D) The public is not interested in increasing its awareness of the advantages and disadvantages of nuclear fusion power.
(E) The public is aware of the disadvantages of nuclear fusion power but not of its advantages.


Spoiler: :: OA
C


The passage provides information that would answer which of the following questions?

(A) What is likely to be the principal source of deuterium for nuclear fusion power?
(B) How much incidental radiation is produced in the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction?
(C) Why are scientists exploring the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction with such zeal?
(D) Why must the tritium for nuclear fusion be synthesized from lithium?
(E) Why dots the deuterium-tritium reaction yield both alpha particles and neutrons?


Spoiler: :: OA
A


Which of the following statements concerning nuclear scientists is most directly suggested in the passage?

(A) Nuclear scientists are not themselves aware of all of the facts surrounding the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction.
(B) Nuclear scientists exploring the deuterium-tritium reaction have overlooked key facts in their eagerness to prove nuclear fusion practical.
(C) Nuclear scientists may have overestimated the amount of lithium actually available in the Earth's crust.
(D) Nuclear scientists have not been entirely dispassionate in their investigation of the deuterium-tritium reaction.
(E) Nuclear scientists have insufficiently investigated the lithium-to-tritium reaction in nuclear fusion.


Spoiler: :: OA
D


_________________

Originally posted by carcass on 07 May 2018, 12:08.
Last edited by SajjadAhmad on 06 Oct 2019, 23:41, edited 1 time in total.
Updated - Complete topic (833).
examPAL Representative
User avatar
B
Joined: 01 Mar 2017
Posts: 117
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 May 2018, 01:28
1

Question 1


The primary purpose of the passage is to



The passage opens by categorizing as misconceptions positive opinions of nuclear fusion power, and concludes by stating that existing power sources, and not nuclear fusion power, should continue to be used for now. Al of this amounts to the passage working to (D) caution against uncritical embrace of nuclear fusion power as a major energy source


Question 2


It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes which of the following about the current state of public awareness concerning nuclear fusion power?


This question sends us to look in the passage for the parts relating to public awareness of fusion power. The term "popular misconceptions" is key here: without even reading what these conceptions are, this term tells us the author views the public as being misinformed on the topic, and this confusion - we see from the first two sentences - relates to the scientific facts. This is exactly what C tells us: The public's awareness of the scientific facts concerning nuclear fusion power is somewhat distorted and incomplete.


Question 2


The passage provides information that would answer which of the following questions?



In this question, we have to review the answer choices:
(A) What is likely to be the principal source of deuterium for nuclear fusion power? We are told that there is an enormous quantity of deleterious in the ocean - Yes!
(B) How much incidental radiation is produced in the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction? nowhere is this stated
(C) Why are scientists exploring the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction with such zeal? while this phenomenon is mentioned, no reasons are given for it
(D) Why must the tritium for nuclear fusion be synthesized from lithium? while this phenomenon is mentioned, no reasons are given for it
(E) Why dots the deuterium-tritium reaction yield both alpha particles and neutrons? while this phenomenon is mentioned, no reasons are given for it


Question 2


Which of the following statements concerning nuclear scientists is most directly suggested in the passage?



In this question, we have to review the answer choices:
(A) Nuclear scientists are not themselves aware of all of the facts surrounding the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction. this is not stated, nor is it suggested: the criticism levied is against the public's perceptions, not of scientists
(B) Nuclear scientists exploring the deuterium-tritium reaction have overlooked key facts in their eagerness to prove nuclear fusion practical. this is not stated, nor is it suggested: the criticism levied is against the public's eagerness, not that of scientists
(C) Nuclear scientists may have overestimated the amount of lithium actually available in the Earth's crust. this is not stated, nor is it suggested
(D) Nuclear scientists have not been entirely dispassionate in their investigation of the deuterium-tritium reaction. we ARE told that scientists investigate this question with "zeal" - this means they are dispassionate!
(E) Nuclear scientists have insufficiently investigated the lithium-to-tritium reaction in nuclear fusion.this is not stated, nor is it suggested
_________________
Dave Green
Senior tutor at examPAL
Signup for a free GMAT course
Image
Image
examPAL Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 1140
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jun 2018, 08:45
1

Question 1


The primary purpose of the passage is to



The passage opens by categorizing as misconceptions positive opinions of nuclear fusion power, and concludes by stating that existing power sources, and not nuclear fusion power, should continue to be used for now. All of this amounts to the passage working to (D) caution against uncritical embrace of nuclear fusion power as a major energy source

_________________
examPAL Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 1140
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jun 2018, 08:46

Question 2


It can be inferred from the passage that the author believes which of the following about the current state of public awareness concerning nuclear fusion power?


This question sends us to look in the passage for the parts relating to public awareness of fusion power. The term "popular misconceptions" is key here: without even reading what these conceptions are, this term tells us the author views the public as being misinformed on the topic, and this confusion - we see from the first two sentences - relates to the scientific facts. This is exactly what C tells us: The public's awareness of the scientific facts concerning nuclear fusion power is somewhat distorted and incomplete.
_________________
examPAL Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 1140
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jun 2018, 08:47
1

Question 3


The passage provides information that would answer which of the following questions?



In this question, we have to review the answer choices:
(A) What is likely to be the principal source of deuterium for nuclear fusion power? ]We are told that there is an enormous quantity of deleterious in the ocean - Yes!
(B) How much incidental radiation is produced in the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction? nowhere is this stated
(C) Why are scientists exploring the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction with such zeal? while this phenomenon is mentioned, no reasons are given for it
(D) Why must the tritium for nuclear fusion be synthesized from lithium? while this phenomenon is mentioned, no reasons are given for it
(E) Why dots the deuterium-tritium reaction yield both alpha particles and neutrons? while this phenomenon is mentioned, no reasons are given for it
_________________
examPAL Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 1140
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jun 2018, 08:48

Question 4



Which of the following statements concerning nuclear scientists is most directly suggested in the passage?



In this question, we have to review the answer choices:
(A) Nuclear scientists are not themselves aware of all of the facts surrounding the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction. this is not stated, nor is it suggested: the criticism levied is against the public's perceptions, not of scientists
(B) Nuclear scientists exploring the deuterium-tritium reaction have overlooked key facts in their eagerness to prove nuclear fusion practical. this is not stated, nor is it suggested: the criticism levied is against the public's eagerness, not that of scientists
(C) Nuclear scientists may have overestimated the amount of lithium actually available in the Earth's crust. this is not stated, nor is it suggested
(D) Nuclear scientists have not been entirely dispassionate in their investigation of the deuterium-tritium reaction. ]we ARE told that scientists investigate this question with "zeal" - this means they are dispassionate!
(E) Nuclear scientists have insufficiently investigated the lithium-to-tritium reaction in nuclear fusion.this is not stated, nor is it suggested
_________________
_________________
examPAL Representative
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 1140
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jun 2018, 08:51

Question 4


Which of the following statements concerning nuclear scientists is most directly suggested in the passage?



In this question, we have to review the answer choices:
(A) Nuclear scientists are not themselves aware of all of the facts surrounding the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction. this is not stated, nor is it suggested: the criticism levied is against the public's perceptions, not of scientists
(B) Nuclear scientists exploring the deuterium-tritium reaction have overlooked key facts in their eagerness to prove nuclear fusion practical. this is not stated, nor is it suggested: the criticism levied is against the public's eagerness, not that of scientists
(C) Nuclear scientists may have overestimated the amount of lithium actually available in the Earth's crust. this is not stated, nor is it suggested
(D) Nuclear scientists have not been entirely dispassionate in their investigation of the deuterium-tritium reaction. we ARE told that scientists investigate this question with "zeal" - this means they are dispassionate!
(E) Nuclear scientists have insufficiently investigated the lithium-to-tritium reaction in nuclear fusion.this is not stated, nor is it suggested
_________________
CR Forum Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 25 Apr 2018
Posts: 636
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2018, 21:29
[quote]

Which of the following statements concerning nuclear scientists is most directly suggested in the passage?

(A) Nuclear scientists are not themselves aware of all of the facts surrounding the deuterium-tritium fusion reaction.
(B) Nuclear scientists exploring the deuterium-tritium reaction have overlooked key facts in their eagerness to prove nuclear fusion practical.
(C) Nuclear scientists may have overestimated the amount of lithium actually available in the Earth's crust.
(D) Nuclear scientists have not been entirely dispassionate in their investigation of the deuterium-tritium reaction.
(E) Nuclear scientists have insufficiently investigated the lithium-to-tritium reaction in nuclear fusion.


Spoiler: :: OA
D


Hi carcass

Please post the OE for the question 4.
_________________
Please give kudos if you found my posts helpful!

Project CR Butler - 2 CR's everyday
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Jul 2018
Posts: 59
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Sep 2018, 08:40
Hello,

May I ask why the answer of the last question is D?..
The passage states that the scientists "are currently exploring with such zeal produces both alpha particles and neutrons" , thus shouldn't answer choice A to be correct? as if they are exploring... there are still facts that they are not aware of.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of   [#permalink] 09 Sep 2018, 08:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

It is a popular misconception that nuclear fusion power is free of

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





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