It is currently 22 Sep 2017, 03:00

### 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

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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Legislator: Your agency is responsible for regulating an

Author Message
VP
Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 1209

Kudos [?]: 795 [0], given: 0

Location: Taiwan

### Show Tags

03 Apr 2005, 21:17
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

100% (02:03) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 1 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Legislator: Your agency is responsible for regulating an industry shaken by severe scandals. You were given funds to hire 500 investigators to examine the scandals, but you hired no more than 400. I am forced to conclude that you purposely limited hiring in an attempt to prevent the full extent of the scandals from being revealed.
Regulator: We tried to hire the 500 investigators but the starting salaries for these positions had been frozen so low by the legislature that it was impossible to attract enough qualified applicants.

The regulator responds to the legislatorâ€™s criticism by

(A) shifting the blame for the scandals to the legislature

(B) providing information that challenges the conclusion drawn by legislator

(C) claiming that compliance with the legislatureâ€™s mandate would have been an insufficient response

(D) rephrasing the legislatorâ€™s conclusion in terms more favorable to the regulator

(E) showing that the legislatorâ€™s statements are self contradictory

Kudos [?]: 795 [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 25 Nov 2004
Posts: 1482

Kudos [?]: 122 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Apr 2005, 21:44
(C) claiming that compliance with the legislatureâ€™s mandate would have been an insufficient response

Kudos [?]: 122 [0], given: 0

Director
Joined: 01 Feb 2003
Posts: 844

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

03 Apr 2005, 21:45
B..will explain if anyone differs

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 19 Feb 2005
Posts: 486

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

Location: Milan Italy

### Show Tags

04 Apr 2005, 08:24
I pick B, still unable to completely understand C
conclusion:
you purposely limited hiring in an attempt to prevent the full extent of the scandals from being revealed
response: we tried to hire

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

Manager
Joined: 12 Mar 2005
Posts: 65

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

Location: Milton Keynes UK

### Show Tags

04 Apr 2005, 08:47
B is my choice. The regulator is providing information that he was unable to attract enough qualified applicants due to the salary limitations.

Choice C uses the future tense would have been an insufficient response , whereas the insufficient response that can be related to the insufficient applicant turnout has already happened.
_________________

The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.
--by Robert J. Shiller

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0

SVP
Joined: 30 Oct 2003
Posts: 1788

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 0

Location: NewJersey USA

### Show Tags

04 Apr 2005, 08:52
(B) for better.

The legislator assumed that the regulator had all the resources to hire qualified people and hence the only reason why sufficient people were not hired was because the regulator didnt want to.
If the regulator can show that he/she was not able to hire people for other reasons then the assumption (the regulator had all the resources) would be broken.

Kudos [?]: 108 [0], given: 0

Senior Manager
Joined: 07 Nov 2004
Posts: 453

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 0

### Show Tags

04 Apr 2005, 15:27
B.

Purposely hired less vs. low salary caused less hiring

Kudos [?]: 121 [0], given: 0

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 07 Jul 2004
Posts: 5039

Kudos [?]: 424 [0], given: 0

Location: Singapore

### Show Tags

04 Apr 2005, 18:36
Legislator:
1) Your agency is responsible for regulating an industry shaken by severe scandals.
2) You were given funds to hire 500 investigators to examine the scandals, but you hired no more than 400.
3) I am forced to conclude that you purposely limited hiring in an attempt to prevent the full extent of the scandals from being revealed.

Regulator:
1) We tried to hire the 500 investigators but the starting salaries for these positions had been frozen so low by the legislature that it was impossible to attract enough qualified applicants.

The regulator responds to the legislatorâ€™s criticism by

(A) shifting the blame for the scandals to the legislature
- Did not shift the blame for the scandals, but the blame for not doing enough

(B) providing information that challenges the conclusion drawn by legislator
- Provided information about a certian legislature freezing the pay scale for the investigators

(C) claiming that compliance with the legislatureâ€™s mandate would have been an insufficient response
- Nothing of this sort.

(D) rephrasing the legislatorâ€™s conclusion in terms more favorable to the regulator
- Did not rephrase the conclusion, but gave a reason for his/her reason to hire less than the number expected

(E) showing that the legislatorâ€™s statements are self contradictory
- Nothing of this sort

B it is.

Kudos [?]: 424 [0], given: 0

Manager
Joined: 15 Feb 2005
Posts: 246

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

Location: Rockville

### Show Tags

05 Apr 2005, 14:12
I agree with B also the regulator was bassically making an excuse explaing why there were not 500.
this is a good excerpt to look at questions of illogical reasoning, stmt to futher support/weaken the argument and so on also.

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 0

VP
Joined: 26 Apr 2004
Posts: 1209

Kudos [?]: 795 [0], given: 0

Location: Taiwan

### Show Tags

07 Apr 2005, 20:30
Yes, all of you are great

oA is B.

Kudos [?]: 795 [0], given: 0

07 Apr 2005, 20:30
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Policy analyst: Most government agencies become less 7 02 Oct 2007, 23:02
Give it a whirl... -- In accordance with new legislation, 8 26 Jun 2010, 09:57
Editorial: Regulations recently imposed by the government of 0 19 May 2016, 09:20
The purpose of regulation of Cannabis 0 23 Aug 2013, 06:30
The purpose of regulation of Cannabis (marijuana) was to 0 24 Aug 2015, 07:55
Display posts from previous: Sort by