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Max Weber claimed that the traditions that theodicean

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Max Weber claimed that the traditions that theodicean societies, civilizations in which people feel a need to reconcile the imperfections of the world with a "perfect" divinity, develop are more likely to result in religious adherence than are those that non-theodicean societies develop.

(A) are those that non-theodicean societies develop
(B) what non-theodicean societies develop
(C) non-theodicean societies' development would
(D) non-theodicean societies' traditions do
(E) traditions of non-theodicean societies

Am confused between 2 answer choices. please explain your answers as well.

Originally posted by mn2010 on 22 Feb 2011, 13:37.
Last edited by mikemcgarry on 30 Mar 2017, 10:26, edited 1 time in total.
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In this tricky question on comparison, one needs to fix the two arms of comparison first.
Is it between theodicean societies and the non-theodicean societies? No
Is it between the traditions of theodicean societies and the traditions of non-theodicean societies? No again

Look at the wordings carefully. “are more likely” to result in religious adherence “than are” those that non-theodicean societies develop”. Here those stands for the traditions. The essence of the text is that the comparison lies between what the theodicean traditions are likely to result in with what the non theodicean are likely to result in. The phrase ‘likely to result in’ is elliptical in the second arm. That is the reason we do require the verb ’are’ in the second arm to make the comparison parallel. Hence A is the choice.

In B C D and E the comparisons are wrongly done between what the theodicean traditions are likely to result in on one side and various other dissimilar things such traditions themselves, and what the non-theodicean societies' development would etc on the other side.

Though disguised in ellipsis, the comparison remains logical in only A
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Nice explanation. Only A compares correctly.
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New post 23 Feb 2011, 10:22
thx for the explanation, daagh.
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I think that E can also be correct, but A is more clear.
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New post 22 Jun 2011, 09:32
Great question this!

Seemingly easy comparison question at first glance...but the choice between A and E is a bit tricky.

The verb "are" is a bit distracting in choice A...but nicely placed to make everyone think!

Under the pressure of the real gmat -- it's not too hard to see a lot of people falling for the trap answer E (also happens to be the most concise)...
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New post 24 Aug 2011, 04:21
A .. all the way

traditions (that theo societies develop) ARE more likely to result .. than ARE those (that nontheo societies develop)
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New post 24 Aug 2011, 18:26
I was stuck b/w A & B. picked B. but, agree w/ A. nice one!!!
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New post 27 Feb 2019, 01:39
The comparison in this sentence is supposed to be between the likely results for theodicean and non-theodicean societies. A is the only option that does this, so the answer is A.
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