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

It is currently 15 Aug 2018, 15:38

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

Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad

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

Hide Tags

MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 5124
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)
Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 10:34
3
6
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

74% (01:10) correct 26% (01:24) wrong based on 633 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Image

Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad case of food poisoning from a meal at one Chinese restaurant in Bairenville, and she successfully sued the restaurant for a large sum of money. The story was popular in the town, and the size of the financial settlement made the national news. This year, we have seen a number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court.

Which of following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?


A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville

B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.


Day 12 Question of the Verbal Contest: Race Against the GMAT Club Timer
Please make sure to post a brief reply without revealing your solution to enter the contest!

_________________

Have an MBA application Question? ASK ME ANYTHING!

My Stuff: Four Years to 760 | MBA Trends for Indian Applicants

My GMAT Resources
V30-V40: How to do it! | GMATPrep SC | GMATPrep CR | GMATPrep RC | Critical Reasoning Megathread | CR: Numbers and Statistics | CR: Weaken | CR: Strengthen | CR: Assumption | SC: Modifier | SC: Meaning | SC: SV Agreement | RC: Primary Purpose | PS/DS: Numbers and Inequalities | PS/DS: Combinatorics and Coordinates

My MBA Resources
Everything about the MBA Application | Over-Represented MBA woes | Fit Vs Rankings | Low GPA: What you can do | Letter of Recommendation: The Guide | Indian B Schools accepting GMAT score | Why MBA?

My Reviews
Veritas Prep Live Online

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 09 Jul 2015
Posts: 58
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 11:59
2
1
A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville
This is absolutely false as the CR does not talk about other kind of restaurants at all

B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.
This makes sense as copycat suites have been filed against each of the eleven. Even though this does not say the poisoning has happened due to the restaurants, the fact that they have been sued assumes this.

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
cooking method is not mentioned anywhere, so this is out

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.
again, no proof of this in the sentence.

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.
even though this is true, we do not know for sure if restaurants have been sued without any food poisoning.

So IMO the answer is
_________________

Please kudos if you find this post helpful. I am trying to unlock the tests :)

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 03 May 2014
Posts: 69
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
GMAT 1: 680 Q48 V34
GMAT 2: 700 Q49 V35
GPA: 3.6
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 12:41
When going for conclusion question, just stay very close to premise. Donot assume ANYTHING. With that thought, I marked the answer in 1min13sec. Hope I am not tricked.
_________________

Beat verbal, Beat GMAT...;)
Trying Hard to do that.....

Kudos if my post helped you

Current Student
avatar
Status: Mr
Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Posts: 44
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, General Management
GMAT 1: 720 Q48 V40
GMAT 2: 770 Q50 V46
WE: Business Development (Advertising and PR)
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 13:40
I think the answer is D,
The information never states that the people eating in those restaurants did actually get poisoned.
Only states that a number of copycat suits have been were filed against them.
If the restaurants are hiring lawyers to defend themselves, it means that they are incurring losses due to these lawsuits....
So, they must have lost quite a few of them.
Option d for me
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 14 Feb 2012
Posts: 54
Location: United States
WE: Project Management (Consulting)
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 15:33
This is a good question. The wording of the question is convoluted enough. Got stuck on two options but with the concepts I learnt, I eliminated one from the two. OA will confirm my understing and choosing correct answer will bolster further my confidence for this type of question. :)
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 13 Oct 2012
Posts: 14
Schools: Foster '18
GMAT 1: 560 Q42 V24
Reviews Badge
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2015, 17:30
2
A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville
This is nowhere said in the stimulus.


B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.
Only suits are filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants. It is not mentioned if anyone contracted the food poisoning.

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
This is irrelevant. Method of cooking is not discussed

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.
Only suits are filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants. No mention of anyone winning any settlements.

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.
"forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court." This means some restaurants are spending money on these lawsuits.

E for me.

What is OA?
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 18 Sep 2014
Posts: 1162
Location: India
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jul 2015, 10:30
Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad case of food poisoning from a meal at one Chinese restaurant in Bairenville, and she successfully sued the restaurant for a large sum of money. The story was popular in the town, and the size of the financial settlement made the national news. This year, we have seen a number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court.

Which of following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

This is an inference question
concln: A number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to face legal proceedings.

A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville( This cannot be said from the above info since there is no such data.)

B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.(Can be true.. but we cannot draw this based on above information in the argument)

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
(blames whole chinese food. New info as no such info is mentioned.)

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.(There is info regarding no of suits filed not won. Out of scope.)

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning. (This seems reasonable since suits filed and their legal proceedings can incur in expenses.
_________________

The only time you can lose is when you give up. Try hard and you will suceed.
Thanks = Kudos. Kudos are appreciated

http://gmatclub.com/forum/rules-for-posting-in-verbal-gmat-forum-134642.html
When you post a question Pls. Provide its source & TAG your questions
Avoid posting from unreliable sources.


My posts
http://gmatclub.com/forum/beauty-of-coordinate-geometry-213760.html#p1649924
http://gmatclub.com/forum/calling-all-march-april-gmat-takers-who-want-to-cross-213154.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/possessive-pronouns-200496.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/double-negatives-206717.html
http://gmatclub.com/forum/the-greatest-integer-function-223595.html#p1721773
https://gmatclub.com/forum/improve-reading-habit-233410.html#p1802265

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 26 Aug 2014
Posts: 47
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GMAT 2: 650 Q49 V31
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 29 Jul 2015, 10:50
E for me. Because of the words "copycat suits".
It doesn't matter if the people contacted food poisoning or not. They just wanted to file similar suits for a large sum of money.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 05 Jul 2015
Posts: 21
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2015, 08:48
Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad case of food poisoning from a meal at one Chinese restaurant in Bairenville, and she successfully sued the restaurant for a large sum of money. The story was popular in the town, and the size of the financial settlement made the national news. This year, we have seen a number of "copycat" suits filed against each one of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, forcing these restaurants to hire lawyers and take steps to defend themselves in court.

Which of following conclusions can most properly be drawn from the information above?

A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville
-Outside information , not worrying about other restaurant.
B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.
-If this is true , then we cannot say "copycat suits". Hence this is wrong.
C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
-We are not talking about cooking methods
D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.
-We donot know about the result of law suits
E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.
-Hence E.
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 14 Sep 2013
Posts: 82
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT 1: 540 Q48 V17
GMAT 2: 630 Q49 V27
GMAT 3: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2015, 10:24
E for me.

A-fails the Fact Test( not mentioned in the argument)
B- can be true,but not mentioned in the argument.So this also fails Fact Test
C-out of scope
D-maybe true,but not mentioned in the argument
E- this passes the fact test.As it is mentioned that the Chinese hotels hired lawyers,it can be concluded that some restaurants will be subjected to legal expenses,even though their patrons did not suffer from food poisoning.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
B
Joined: 18 Mar 2015
Posts: 105
Location: India
Schools: ISB '19
GMAT 1: 600 Q47 V26
GPA: 3.59
Reviews Badge
Re: Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Aug 2017, 22:20
A. Patrons of Chinese restaurants in Bairenville contract food poisoning at much higher rates than do patrons of any other kind of restaurant in Bairenville
Out of scope , because the rate of food poisoning is not the concern of the argument

B. For each of the eleven Chinese restaurants in Bairenville, at least one person has contracted food poisoning from a meal on some occasion.
this looks goods but gives no information about hiring of lawyer and defense costs which is important to have in the conclusion

C. The cooking methods used for Chinese food are less likely to kill germs than are the cooking methods used in other cuisines.
Out of scope -cooking method is not the concern

D. This year, a number of citizens of Bairenville have won substantial settlements as the result of lawsuits.
out of scope - it doesn't address whether citizens won settlements from Chinese restaurant

E. This year, some restaurants in Bairenville have been subjected to legal expenses, irrespective of whether any of their patrons have suffered from food poisoning.
correct
Director
Director
User avatar
D
Joined: 23 Sep 2015
Posts: 775
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 May 2018, 18:45

Official Explanation:


Last year, one woman contracted food poisoning, sued, and won a large settlement that attracted a great deal of attention. This year, there have been "copycat" suits, that is, suits motivated primarily by a desire to achieve a similarly large settlement. We know that all eleven Chinese restaurants have been sued: we don't know whether all those suits are legitimate --- that is, whether anyone actually suffered from food poisoning.

(E) is the credited answer. Since the suits are "copycat" in nature, this suggests that at least some of the Chinese restaurants have been entirely innocent with respect to giving patrons food poisoning. Nevertheless, these restaurants have been sued, and are therefore unfairly subject to legal expenses.

The other four answers make the fallacious assumption that all the suits this year are justified. This is precisely what (B) states, and if that were true, there would be reason to suspect that (D) is true. Choices (A) and (C) not only make this fallacious assumption but also expand it to an even more general rule about Chinese restaurants. None of these are justified conclusions.
_________________

Thanks!
Do give some kudos.

Simple strategy:
“Once you’ve eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.”

Best Gmat Resource:
GmatPrep CR|GmatPrep SC|GmatPrep RC

Want to improve your Score:
GMAT Ninja YouTube! Series 1| GMAT Ninja YouTube! Series 2

Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad &nbs [#permalink] 09 May 2018, 18:45
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Last year, a woman was able to demonstrate that she contracted a bad

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


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