It is currently 29 Jun 2017, 09:44

### 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

# Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 May 2010
Posts: 290
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2011, 21:24
2
KUDOS
17
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

45% (medium)

Question Stats:

59% (02:06) correct 41% (01:20) wrong based on 700 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success for granted. We know this because Anderson had to struggle early in life, and anyone who has to struggle early in life is able to keep a good perspective on the world.

The conclusion of the argument follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

A. Anyone who succeeds takes success for granted.
B. Anyone who is able to keep a good perspective on the world does not take success for granted.
C. Anyone who is able to keep a good perspective on the world has to struggle early in life.
D. Anyone who does not success for granted has to struggle early in life.
E. Anyone who does not take success for granted is able to keep a good perspective on the world.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

If you like my post, consider giving me KUDOS!

Senior Manager
Joined: 17 May 2010
Posts: 290
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
Re: Marian Anderson and her struggles [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Jul 2011, 21:25
I was able to narrow down to OA and one more choice. But the OA confused me.
_________________

If you like my post, consider giving me KUDOS!

Manager
Joined: 14 Feb 2010
Posts: 160
Location: Banaglore
Re: Marian Anderson and her struggles [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jul 2011, 00:45
IMO B.
Math Forum Moderator
Joined: 20 Dec 2010
Posts: 2010
Re: Marian Anderson and her struggles [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jul 2011, 04:47
1
KUDOS
gijoedude wrote:
Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success for granted. We know this because Anderson had to struggle early in life, and anyone who has to struggle early in life is able to keep a good perspective on the world.

The conclusion of the argument follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

A. Anyone who succeeds takes success for granted.
If author assumed this, then the argument that Marian Anderson did not take success for granted would be wrong, because she was successful.

B. Anyone who is able to keep a good perspective on the world does not take success for granted.
Correct.

C. Anyone who is able to keep a good perspective on the world has to struggle early in life.
Not necessarily true. Only the reverse is definitely true.

D. Anyone who does not take success for granted has to struggle early in life.
Everyone who struggles does not take success for granted doesn't mean that anyone who doesn't take success for granted must have struggled. There can be few people who are just cautious about not taking success for granted but who didn't struggle before.

E. Anyone who does not take success for granted is able to keep a good perspective on the world.
good perspective on the world is the effect of struggle, not a result of the attitude toward success.

Everyone who struggles-keep good perspective.
If someone who struggled becomes famous.
That someone will definitely not take success for granted.

Because,
Anyone who is able to keep a good perspective on the world does not take success for granted.

Ans: "B"
_________________
Current Student
Joined: 08 Jan 2009
Posts: 326
GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V46
Re: Marian Anderson and her struggles [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jul 2011, 04:56
Clear B. There's a massive jump in logic going on which sticks out. B ties it all together.

Posted from my mobile device
Senior Manager
Joined: 17 May 2010
Posts: 290
GMAT 1: 710 Q47 V40
Re: Marian Anderson and her struggles [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jul 2011, 10:42
What's wrong with E? That's the one I picked at first.
_________________

If you like my post, consider giving me KUDOS!

Manager
Joined: 28 May 2011
Posts: 193
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V38
GPA: 3.6
WE: Project Management (Computer Software)
Re: Marian Anderson and her struggles [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jul 2011, 10:58
2
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success for granted (A). We know this because Anderson had to struggle early in life, and anyone who has to struggle early in life (B) is able to keep a good perspective on the world (C).

as per argument
If B than C
Because B, so A

combining these --> If C than A

So answer, I think, should be
B. Anyone who is able to keep a good perspective on the world does not take success for granted.
_________________

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
http://gmatclub.com/forum/a-guide-to-the-official-guide-13-for-gmat-review-134210.html
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Manager
Joined: 05 Jul 2011
Posts: 66
Re: Marian Anderson and her struggles [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jul 2011, 12:44
gijoedude wrote:
What's wrong with E? That's the one I picked at first.

Causal fallacy. E reverses the causal mechanism.

"Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success for granted. We know this because Anderson had to struggle early in life, and anyone who has to struggle early in life is able to keep a good perspective on the world."

Success not taken for granted because- Struggle early in life (which always means- Good perspective)

So, if good perspective is present, success not taken granted will definitely be there.

i.e,

good perspective => Success not taken for granted.

This is clearly stated in B. E is reverse of this.
_________________

---Winners do it differently---

Manager
Joined: 25 Sep 2010
Posts: 84
Schools: HBS, LBS, Wharton, Kelloggs, Booth
Re: Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Jan 2012, 07:28
Struggle and good perspective are in correlation. Nothing mentioned about which one caused the other.i.e., the effect is not causal.

S -------- GP

If you Struggle(S), then you will not take success for granted(NSG)

S --------> NSG

Finally, (S ------- GP) -------> NSG

Keep in mind, Reverse of this is not true. similarly, establishing a causal relationship where only a correlation is mentioned is not correct.

A. Anyone who succeeds takes success for granted. Irrelevant
B. Anyone who is able to keep a good perspective on the world does not take success for granted. GP ------> NSG
C. Anyone who is able to keep a good perspective on the world has to struggle early in life. GP ------> S (No causal relation mentioned. Hence, not true)
D. Anyone who does not success for granted has to struggle early in life.
NSG ------> S(Reverse true)
E. Anyone who does not take success for granted is able to keep a good perspective on the world.
NSG ------> GP(Again, revers is true)
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10147
Re: Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Nov 2014, 09:16
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
BSchool Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Sep 2015
Posts: 403
Location: France
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V38
GMAT 2: 700 Q48 V38
WE: Real Estate (Mutual Funds and Brokerage)
Re: Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Nov 2015, 05:09
I believe this is out of GMAT scope, being a conditional reasoning "justify the conclusion" LSAT question
We want to make the conclusion "Maria A. did not take success for granted" 100% true

Premise 1: Anderson struggled in life
Premise 2: Anyone who has to struggle is able to keep a good perspective.

We have to find the missing premise that makes our conclusion 100% true.
Premise 3 would be : anyone able to keep a good perspective does not take success for granted

_________________

New Application Tracker : update your school profiles instantly!

Senior Manager
Joined: 26 Oct 2016
Posts: 468
Location: United States
Schools: HBS '19
GMAT 1: 770 Q51 V44
GPA: 4
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Apr 2017, 08:44
The conclusion is that Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success for granted. What is are evidence that success is not taken for granted? We know that Anderson has struggled and so keeps a good perspective on the world. Now, we know that she has a good perspective and from this we need to be able to conclude that she does not take success for granted. This is precisely what B states.
_________________

Thanks & Regards,
Anaira Mitch

Re: Marian Anderson, the famous contralto, did not take success   [#permalink] 22 Apr 2017, 08:44
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
6 A famous foreign dictator recently triumphed in a lawsuit 8 24 Apr 2016, 02:53
A famous foreign dictator recently triumphed in a lawsuit 7 27 Dec 2014, 14:46
5 A famous football player recently won a lawsuit 10 24 Apr 2016, 02:52
Famous personalities found guilty of many types of crimes in 6 22 Jun 2013, 17:53
5 A famous football player recently won a lawsuit against an 4 20 Jan 2017, 22:16
Display posts from previous: Sort by