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Jamboree and GMAT Club Contest: Igbo children generally stay with

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New post 16 May 2016, 20:22
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QUESTION #12:

Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.
E. Keep it for an emergency.


after re-reading
A. $ always coming - hold
B. but then the member of the bride's family will live with new wife apart from family - no.
C. no
D. no
E. no

only A works.
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the passage of this question is from a reading, but I cannot recall what the reading is.
the question is a self-made question, but I believe the pattern is important.
A ineed is the answer b/c of "compensate for productive member"
mikemcgarry, do you know the original form of this question?
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chesstitans wrote:
the passage of this question is from a reading, but I cannot recall what the reading is.
the question is a self-made question, but I believe the pattern is important.
A ineed is the answer b/c of "compensate for productive member"
mikemcgarry, do you know the original form of this question?

Dear chesstitans,

I'm happy to respond. :-)

This question resembles an official question on GMAT about as much as a hamster resembles a race horse. This is a complete joke. The topic is not GMAT-worthy, and the wording of the question, including the phrase "compensate for productive member," is sloppy and open to myriad interpretations. This is a unmitigated disaster. If someone was trying to create a GMAT CR practice question, that person has failed in the most spectacular way imaginable.

My friend, the very best thing you could do for your GMAT preparedness is to blot this question out of your head and pretend that it doesn't exist.

Here's a high quality GMAT CR practice question:
Mountain County and Sunrise

Does all this make sense?
Mike :-)
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The best way is to take one "productive member" and barter another "productive member". Should be B.


No, because if you get a wife, just the husband will have a new 'productive member', not the entire family, since the wife and husband live apart from family. The only way to compensate the whole familly is letter A
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New post 21 Feb 2018, 13:13
Bunuel wrote:
Igbo children generally stay with their parents until marriage, after which both husband and wife live together but apart from both their families. The Igbo people follow the 'bride wealth' system. In contrast to dowry, which is a practice prevalent in most other societies, 'bride wealth' is money and gifts given by the groom’s family to the bride’s family. 'Bride wealth' is considered a way of compensating the bride’s family for the loss of a young and productive member.

Which of the following is a use, which when 'bride wealth' is put to, will make the compensation true to its intent, in the case of the Igbo people?

A. Put it in an interest bearing account so that the family has a regular income in the form of interest.
B. Use it to get a young wife for a member of the bride’s family.
C. Use it to buy gifts for the bride.
D. Use it for the conduct of the marriage.
E. Keep it for an emergency.


Finding a best way to compensate the loss of a young and productive member of bride's family using "Bride wealth" is the key thing here.

Choice B says it can be used to get a young wife for a member of the bride's family. But after marriage, the young couple will again live apart from their families and hence the wealth is of no use for the original Bride's family.

Choice A points out it is best to put the wealth in an interest bearing account that continues to bring regular income to the bride's family.
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