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Many critics of our Public Schools maintain that far more stress is being placed upon achievements in athletics than is necessary. They condemn the rule that makes games a compulsory part of the school curriculum, saying that it is a tyranny to compel students with no athletic bent to spend hours of misery on the sports field. Such students, they say, should be left to themselves, so that they can more fruitfully utilize their time pursuing a profitable and creative hobby.

Which of the following statements, if true, most weakens the stand taken by the critics?

(A) Many students prefer the sports field to the closed environment of the classroom.

(B) Athletics imparts a sense of discipline and ambition in the students.

(3) Most Private Schools also make it compulsory for students to participate in sporting activities.

(D) Many students who are not interested in sports and athletics do not have a gainful hobby.

(E) Research has shown that athletics play an important role in shaping an individual`s personality
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Because if many students do not have gainful hobby then they will not use their time that they are spending at school for sports.

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New post 09 Feb 2011, 03:33
I picked E. Was tempted to pick B as well. But after rereading many times, i say that D is the one. Good question nevertheless.
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New post 24 Feb 2011, 14:48
+1 D

B and E are similar. That's also a sign that D is correct.
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To create a gainful hobby it is necessary for students to participate in sports. Because those who did not take part sports do not have gainful hobby.
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Hello,

What is wrong with option B specifically ? I was having a hard time choosing between option B and option D and i chose option B finally.
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New post 22 Jan 2017, 11:54
i cannot understand why D is right!!!!!!!!!
Here why i eliminated. this statement is actually weaken the argument, but the word many is red flag for me How many many ??? two, three or 4 millions we don't know right ??? so it is wrong because we need to assume that it is a significant number
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New post 08 Jan 2018, 06:11
jabhatta wrote:
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What is wrong with option B specifically ? I was having a hard time choosing between option B and option D and i chose option B finally.


it seems that this is a gmat question that comes from an unreliable source.
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