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"According to the passage, the 1972 EEOC ruling did which..."

Isn't D wrong for the same reason as C.... The passage says "employers who allowed leaves.." , this implies that not ALL employers necessarily allowed leave.

as such, the generalization in answer D "pregnant women" is incorrect as well. if a pregnant women works at a company who offers no leave to any employees, then she does not have the same rights regarding work leave as "people with disabling conditions" that work for say, a different company. so pregnant women have the same rights as the disabled in the same company, but to generalize that all pregnant have these rights would be incorrect.

answer E on the other hand is irrefutable. Please advise?


Hi boobymiles ,

In 1972, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that employers who allowed leaves for disabling medical conditions must also allow them for maternity and that failure to do so would constitute sex discrimination under the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
It does not talk about women becoming more aware of their rights.

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Good passage. Took some time but got all correct.
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Can somebody please explain how the answer for the primary purpose question is option A and not C? Th tone of the author indicates that he is criticizing politicians and business leaders.
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Can somebody please explain how the answer for the primary purpose question is option A and not C? Th tone of the author indicates that he is criticizing politicians and business leaders.


Read option C Carefully.... "criticize politicians and scholars for failing to anticipate a phenomenon " Politicians and Scholars were able to anticipate the reasons behind the phenomenon , Phenomenon was already there ! , its the reasons behind the phenomenon , politicians and scholars were talking about , and they did not account for " how a government policy can affect a phenomenon" !

For the other option D) Again read the fully option , Misconception about how a phenomenon affects government policy is GMAT Trick to check your comprehension !

Its actually " Misconception about how a government policy affects a Phenomenon " :p. there is no option , by POE , you can only arrive at option A.

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Can someone explain Q4 and why option E is incorrect
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Re "According to the passage, the 1972 EEOC ruling did which..."

Since paragraph discusses about maternity leave, which I understand as a leave you take once you had a baby, I considered option D as incorrect because it only refers to "pregnant women". That mean after given birth, they will not be consider for maternity leave.

What is wrong with my logic ?

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3. The primary purpose of the passage is to
(A) present an alternative to a commonly accepted explanation for a phenomenon
(B) reexamine a previously discredited explanation for a phenomenon in light of new evidence
(C) criticize politicians and scholars for failing to anticipate a phenomenon
(D) correct a common misconception about the impact a phenomenon has had on a government policy
(E) analyze the ways in which a phenomenon has changed over time in response to market forces


Can someone please explain why option C is incorrect - in the last para, the author clearly says that "....politicians and scholars have failed to recognize its effects" which is pointing out an error?
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3. The primary purpose of the passage is to
(A) present an alternative to a commonly accepted explanation for a phenomenon
(B) reexamine a previously discredited explanation for a phenomenon in light of new evidence
(C) criticize politicians and scholars for failing to anticipate a phenomenon
(D) correct a common misconception about the impact a phenomenon has had on a government policy
(E) analyze the ways in which a phenomenon has changed over time in response to market forces


Can someone please explain why option C is incorrect - in the last para, the author clearly says that "....politicians and scholars have failed to recognize its effects" which is pointing out an error?

Sure, you could say that the author is being critical of the explanation offered by politicians and scholars. However, the author's primary purpose is not to criticize the politicians and scholars themselves. Instead, the author wants you to walk away believing that his/her alternative explanation is more accurate that the commonly accepted explanation of the politicians and scholars.

More importantly, the passage doesn't say anything about their failing to "anticipate" any phenomenon. Instead, the passage simply suggests that their analyses of maternity-leave policies are not accurate. So (C) can be eliminated.

I hope this helps!
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