GMAT Changed on April 16th - Read about the latest changes here

It is currently 24 May 2018, 14:24

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Let us consider whether women as a group have unique, politically rele

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 30 Dec 2016
Posts: 159
Reviews Badge
Let us consider whether women as a group have unique, politically rele [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jan 2018, 13:29
Question 1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Question Stats:

100% (02:58) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 15

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 2
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Question Stats:

47% (00:27) correct 53% (00:18) wrong based on 15

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Question Stats:

69% (00:24) correct 31% (00:57) wrong based on 13

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 4
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Question Stats:

14% (05:03) correct 86% (00:49) wrong based on 14

HideShow timer Statistics

Let us consider whether women as a group have unique, politically relevant characteristics, whether they have special interests to which a representative could or should respond. Can we argue that women as a group share particular social, economic, or political problems that do not closely match those of other groups, or that they share a particular viewpoint on the solution to political problems? Framing the working definition of ―representable interests‖ in this fashion does not mean that the problems or issues are exclusively those of the specified interest group, any more than we can make the same argument about other types of groups more widely accepted as interest groups.

The fact that there is a labour interest group, for example, reflects the existence of other groups such as the business establishment, consumers, and government, which in a larger sense share labour‘s concerns, but often have viewpoints on the nature of, or solutions to, the problems which conflict with those of labour.

Nor does our working definition of an interest group mean that all of the potential members of that group are consciously allied, or that there is a clear and obvious answer to any given problem articulated by the entire group that differs substantially from answers articulated by others. Research in various fields of social science provides evidence that women do have a distinct position and a shared set of problems that characterize a special interest.

Many of these distinctions are located in the institution in which women and men are probably most often assumed to have common interests, the family. Much has been made of the ―sharing‖ or ―democratic‖ model of the modern family, but whatever democratization has taken place, it has not come close to erasing the division of labour and, indeed, stratification, by sex. Time-use studies show that women spend about the same amount of time on and do the same proportion of housework and child care now as women did at the turn of the century. To say that women are in a different social position from that of men and therefore have unique interests to be represented is not, however, the same as saying that women are conscious of these differences, that they define themselves as having special interests requiring representation, or that men and women as groups now disagree on policy issues in which women might have a special interest.

Studies of public opinion on the status and roles of women show relatively few significant differences between the sexes, and do not reveal women to be consistently more feminist than men. On the other hand, law and public policy continue to create and reinforce differences between women and men in property and contract matters, economic opportunity, protection from violence, control over fertility and child care, educational opportunities, and civic rights and obligations. The indicators generally used to describe differences in socioeconomic position also show that the politically relevant situations of women and men are different. Women in almost all countries have less education than men, and where they achieve equivalent levels of education, segregation by field and therefore skills and market value remains.

1. According to the passage, which of the following experiences do modern women have most nearly in common with women who lived in 1900?

A. they are represented only as individuals and not as a group.
B. they spend about the same amount of time on housework.
C. they experience significant discrimination in employment.
D. the proportion of women among those designated as representatives is lower than among the represented.
E. they are still not considered the equal of men.


2. Based on the passage, of the following issues the author is most concerned about the problem of:


A. the history of women‘s demands for representation as a group.
B. recent changes in the status of women in society.
C. opposing views concerning women‘s awareness of their own special interests.
D. the criteria that would justify group representation for women.
E. uplifting the status of women in modern society


3. The passage offers the most support for concluding that which of the following is an important problem confronting women today?

A. women are in a different socioeconomic position from that of men.
B. men differ greatly from women in the answers they propose for women‘s problems.
C. women do not qualify as an interest group, because they have not all banded together to pursue common goals.
D. a lack of educational opportunities has inhibited women from voicing their concerns
E. sexual harassment at the workplace


4. What is the main function of Paragraphs 1 -3?

A. to assert that women should be treated as the equal of men
B. to discuss the legitimate definition of a political interest group
C. to state that women qualify as a political interest group
D. to debate whether women have any unique, politically relevant characteristics
E. to applaud the proponents of the feminist movement


_________________

Regards
SandySilva


____________
Hit kudos if my post helped (:

Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 30 Dec 2016
Posts: 159
Reviews Badge
Re: Let us consider whether women as a group have unique, politically rele [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jan 2018, 13:33
Hi Experts. Sorry that my incorrect coding creates a tad of chaos,however I tried coding the RC in the mentioned format but the timers still don't come next to questions. Kindly help me know how it is done properly.
_________________

Regards
SandySilva


____________
Hit kudos if my post helped (:

Re: Let us consider whether women as a group have unique, politically rele   [#permalink] 31 Jan 2018, 13:33
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Let us consider whether women as a group have unique, politically rele

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


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®.