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Measuring more than five feet tall and ten feet long, the Javan rhinoceros is often called the rarest large mammal on earth. None exist in zoos. Like the Indian rhino, the Javan has only one horn; African and Sumatran rhinos have two. While the Javan rhino habitat once extended across southern Asia, now there are fewer than one hundred of the animals in Indonesia and under a dozen in Vietnam. Very little is known about Javan rhinos because they lead secretive and solitary lives in remote jungles. Until recently, scientists debated whether females even have horns, and most scientific work has had to rely on DNA garnered from dung.

The near extinction of the Javan rhino is the direct result of human actions. For centuries, farmers, who favored the same habitat, viewed them as crop eating pests and shot them on sight. During the colonial period, hunters slaughtered thousands. Now, human efforts to save them may well prove futile. The Vietnamese herd is probably doomed, as too few remain to maintain the necessary genetic variation. Rhinos from Java cannot supplement the Vietnamese numbers because in the millions of years since Indonesia separated from the mainland, the two groups have evolved into separate sub-species. In Indonesia, the rhinos are protected on the Ujung Kulon peninsula, which is unsettled by humans, and still have sufficient genetic diversity to have a chance at survival. Ironically, however, the lack of human disturbance allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation the animals prefer. Thus, human benevolence may prove little better for these rhinos than past human maltreatment.
1. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. Javan rhinos are one of the most endangered animals on the planet.
B. More is known about the genetics of the Javan rhino than is known about its mating patterns.
C. Hunters killed more Javan rhinos in Vietnam than in Indonesia.
D. Most animal extinctions are the result of human actions.
E. Genetic diversity is the most important factor for the survival of a species.




2. The author’s attitude toward current human efforts to save the Javan rhino can best be described as

A. optimistic and worthwhile
B. pointless and doomed
C. idealistic but profitable
D. problematic and ironic
E. confused but heroic




3. The author mentions that the Javan rhino has only one horn in order to do which of the following?

A. explain why it is closer to extinction than the African rhino
B. contrast it to the number of horns that the Indian rhino has
C. demonstrate its evolution into a separate sub-species
D. describe the features of the animal
E. contrast it to the number of horns that females have




4. The purpose of the first paragraph is to

A. discuss the different types of rhinoceroses that populate the world
B. describe the ways in which human actions have brought the Javan rhino close to extinction
C. outline the few known facts about the Javan rhino
D. discuss the steps taken to save the Javan rhino
E. highlight the differences between the sub-species of Javan rhinos in Vietnam and Indonesia




5. According to the passage, which of the following best explains why the number of Javan rhinos in Vietnam cannot be increased by additions from those in the Ujung Kulon peninsula?

A. The Indonesian Javan rhinos constitute a separate sub-species.
B. The Javan rhinos cannot swim to Vietnam and have no land route available.
C. Neither Vietnam nor Indonesia has the funds for such a project.
D. Javan rhinos in the Ujung Kulon peninsula are almost impossible to capture.
E. Terrorist activity in Indonesia has made such a project too dangerous to attempt.




6. The author states that which of the following was most responsible for the near extinction of the Javan rhino?

A. farmers shooting them on sight
B. the separation of Indonesia from the mainland
C. hunters slaughtering thousands
D. current human efforts to save them
E. the cumulative effect of many past human activities




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I got all of them right except Q6. I feel the answer for Q6. should be E not A as from passage - The near extinction of the Javan rhino is the direct result of human actions. For centuries, farmers, who favored the same habitat, viewed them as crop eating pests and shot them on sight. During the colonial period, hunters slaughtered thousands. , we can infer that no two events could be concluded with certainty as most responsible for near extinction. Instead, the cumulative human actions of the past are most responsible for near extinctions of human.

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I got all of them right except Q6. I feel the answer for Q6. should be E not A as from passage - The near extinction of the Javan rhino is the direct result of human actions. For centuries, farmers, who favored the same habitat, viewed them as crop eating pests and shot them on sight. During the colonial period, hunters slaughtered thousands. , we can infer that no two events could be concluded with certainty as most responsible for near extinction. Instead, the cumulative human actions of the past are most responsible for near extinctions of human.

Please post OE if anyone has. Thanks.


I too opted for E. Could an expert please help explain why A is better than E?
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New post 25 Mar 2014, 00:56
need some expert to weigh in for question 2.

Refer to below sentences in the passage.
Now, human efforts to save them may well prove futile. The Vietnamese herd is probably doomed, as too few remain to maintain the necessary genetic variation.
futile does mean pointless, but than cant justify the human effort as doomed. The herd is doomed but not human effort

then referring to below lines :

In Indonesia, the rhinos are protected on the Ujung Kulon peninsula, which is unsettled by humans, and still have sufficient genetic diversity to have a chance at survival. Ironically, however, the lack of human disturbance allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation the animals prefer

We can conclude the human effort is ironic, but how can we deduce that its problematic??

Any thoughts?

Same for Question 6. Shouldnt it be E instead?
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How can you infer "B" for Q1?


i think its from the below lines

Very little is known about Javan rhinos because they lead secretive and solitary lives in remote jungles. Until recently, scientists debated whether females even have horns, and most scientific work has had to rely on DNA garnered from dung

It says most scientific work had to rely on DNA from Dung. So probably they have more info on genes than mating patterns. However it requires us to assume something.
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Is it me or does anyone else think that these answers are complete bonkers?
He mentions the horn of a Javan Rhino and contrasts it with the horns of its Sumatran neighbours to give us a physical description? That can't be the reason. It is to show how these Rhinos have evolved into their own sub species (growing a single horn).
I suppose answers to a couple more questions are laughable too!
Can we have someone from Manhattan drop in and say word on the correct answers, please? Can't find any on the web!
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i have some doubts in the above answers, can anybody please solve them ?
in Q2 answers is D, but i think it should be B as futile means pointless and that is exactly given in B.
in Q3 is the answer seriously D. describe the features of the animal?
in Q6 how can the answer be A? i mean there is no data given on which we could conclude that ?

i can still somehow understand why Q3 would be correct as other options are false, but still need help with 2 & 6

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i have some doubts in the above answers, can anybody please solve them ?
in Q2 answers is D, but i think it should be B as futile means pointless and that is exactly given in B.
in Q3 is the answer seriously D. describe the features of the animal?
in Q6 how can the answer be A? i mean there is no data given on which we could conclude that ?

i can still somehow understand why Q3 would be correct as other options are false, but still need help with 2 & 6

thank you :)




for 2 : In Indonesia, the rhinos are protected on the Ujung Kulon peninsula, which is unsettled by humans, and still have sufficient genetic diversity to have a chance at survival. Ironically, however, the lack of human disturbance allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation the animals prefer.

lack of human disturbance is good for rhinos but it is unsettled by human. thats why only D fits :)


for 6: farmers killed rhinos for centuries but hunter killed merely thousand. so farmers should be most responsible . thats why A :)
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Which of the following best expresses the author’s attitude toward the likely fate of the Javan Rhino?

A .optimistic about the Indonesian rhino’s long-term survival

B.resigned to the eventual extinction of the species

C.uncertain about the on-going impact of farmers and hunters

D.pessimistic about the species’ chances for survival

E.ambivalent about the long-term outcome for the Javan rhinoceros

Correct answer : D

from the passage : ... The lack of human disturbance, however, allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation preferred by the animals. Human benevolence may prove little better for these rhinos than past human maltreatment.

From these sentences, I choose A, as the author is optimistic that the conditions are favorable for Rhino population to grow.

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For all those who're confused b\w choices B and D in Q2, here's a simple, accurate and GMAT way of eliminating the wrong one:-

Pointless” and “Doomed” are extreme words (i.e. there's 0% chance of any revival), and thus should be avoided in RC answers if not explicitly mentioned or supported.

In the mentioned passage author has no where mentioned about the absolute surety or guarantee of Indonesian rhino's extinction by human's benevolence. Instead, author has used the word "may" many times.


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I got 3 wrong (Q1, Q2 and Q6) in 8:30 minutes. A disaster!

However, if I commited two silly mistakes in the first two questions ( in the first one I didn't know the meaning of "mating", so I went for A, but that one is crealry the classic "going too far" answer; in the second Q I chose B even knowing that answers with extreme words are almost never correct), I don't know what is wrong with answer E of question six. I see that the test says " For centuries, farmers, who favored the same habitat, viewed them as crop eating pests and shot them on sight", but it also says that "thousands were slaughtered" during the colonial period.

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Measuring more than five feet tall and ten feet long, the Javan rhinoceros is often called the rarest large mammal on earth. None exist in zoos. Like the Indian rhino, the Javan has only one horn; African and Sumatran rhinos have two. While the Javan rhino habitat once extended across southern Asia, now there are fewer than one hundred of the animals in Indonesia and under a dozen in Vietnam. Very little is known about Javan rhinos because they lead secretive and solitary lives in remote jungles. Until recently, scientists debated whether females even have horns, and most scientific work has had to rely on DNA garnered from dung. The near extinction of the Javan rhino is the direct result of human actions. For centuries, farmers, who favored the same habitat, viewed them as crop eating pests and shot them on sight. During the colonial period, hunters slaughtered thousands. Now, human efforts to save them may well prove futile. The Vietnamese herd is probably doomed, as too few remain to maintain the necessary genetic variation. Rhinos from Java cannot supplement the Vietnamese numbers because in the millions of years since Indonesia separated from the mainland, the two groups have evolved into separate sub-species. In Indonesia, the rhinos are protected on the Ujung Kulon peninsula, which is unsettled by humans, and still have sufficient genetic diversity to have a chance at survival. Ironically, however, the lack of human disturbance allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation the animals prefer. Thus, human benevolence may prove little better for these rhinos than past human maltreatment.
1. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. Javan rhinos are one of the most endangered animals on the planet. -One of the MOST endangered? Incorrect
B. More is known about the genetics of the Javan rhino than is known about its mating patterns. -CORRECT. Scientists don't have much information. They perform analysis from "dung" for a particular theory.
C. Hunters killed more Javan rhinos in Vietnam than in Indonesia.-No such information given.
D. Most animal extinctions are the result of human actions. -Most animals is a generalisation. This passage is about Javan rhinos
E. Genetic diversity is the most important factor for the survival of a species. -Most important? Exaggerated




2. The author’s attitude toward current human efforts to save the Javan rhino can best be described as

A. optimistic and worthwhile -Not at all optismistic
B. pointless and doomed -Yes its "futile" but not sad.
C. idealistic but profitable -Not at all idealistic
D. problematic and ironic -Yes both problematic and ironical - "Ironically, however, the lack of human disturbance allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation the animals prefer. Thus, human benevolence may prove little better for these rhinos than past human maltreatment"
E. confused but heroic -Not at all heroic




3. The author mentions that the Javan rhino has only one horn in order to do which of the following?

A. explain why it is closer to extinction than the African rhino -No comparison for extinction
B. contrast it to the number of horns that the Indian rhino has -No such contrast mentioned. Its just plain simple information
C. demonstrate its evolution into a separate sub-species -No evolution is demonstrated
D. describe the features of the animal -CORRECT. The author is simply saying that like indian rhinos, Javan rhinos have 1 horn. He further states that african rhinos have 2 horn. There is contrast, no seperate theory. Its simple straightforward.
E. contrast it to the number of horns that females have -No contrast




4. The purpose of the first paragraph is to

A. discuss the different types of rhinoceroses that populate the world -Absolutely not. Passage is just about Javan rhinos.
B. describe the ways in which human actions have brought the Javan rhino close to extinction -No, its not the central point of first para.
C. outline the few known facts about the Javan rhino -CORRECT. Author simply states facts about javan rhino
D. discuss the steps taken to save the Javan rhino -No
E. highlight the differences between the sub-species of Javan rhinos in Vietnam and Indonesia -LOL




5. According to the passage, which of the following best explains why the number of Javan rhinos in Vietnam cannot be increased by additions from those in the Ujung Kulon peninsula?

A. The Indonesian Javan rhinos constitute a separate sub-species. CORRECT. Straight from the passage
B. The Javan rhinos cannot swim to Vietnam and have no land route available. -Are you kidding me?
C. Neither Vietnam nor Indonesia has the funds for such a project. -ROFL
D. Javan rhinos in the Ujung Kulon peninsula are almost impossible to capture. So what? We dont know about rhinos in vietnam
E. Terrorist activity in Indonesia has made such a project too dangerous to attempt. -LOL




6. The author states that which of the following was most responsible for the near extinction of the Javan rhino?
"I DONT AGREE WITH THE OA GIVEN FOR THIS OPTION."
A. farmers shooting them on sight -This is just an example.
B. the separation of Indonesia from the mainland -No
C. hunters slaughtering thousands -This is just an example
D. current human efforts to save them -No
E. the cumulative effect of many past human activities -Yes its the human activities. Maybe for centuries farmers killed a million of rhinos. And later with much more advanced weaponry the poachers killed a 999,999 (that is still thousands). No concrete reason is given for any particular activity to become the winner





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For all those who're confused b\w choices B and D in Q2, here's a simple, accurate and GMAT way of eliminating the wrong one:-

Pointless” and “Doomed” are extreme words (i.e. there's 0% chance of any revival), and thus should be avoided in RC answers if not explicitly mentioned or supported.

In the mentioned passage author has no where mentioned about the absolute surety or guarantee of Indonesian rhino's extinction by human's benevolence. Instead, author has used the word "may" many times.


Thanks to Ron, Manhattan Prep, for the insight.


Hi VeritasPrepKarishma This is an example of what I was taught to avoid during my gmat prep.

The passage says the following: Now, human efforts to save them may well prove futile. The Vietnamese herd is probably doomed, as too few remain to maintain the necessary genetic variation.

Although the words are strong/extreme, I chose answer b in question 2 because I thought it described the author's feelings accurately. Can you shed some light? Usually, I'm able to narrow down my answer selection to two choices but I'm not sure how answer d can be correct here. The question specifically asks for the author's attitude towards current human effort but I believe answer d points to the current situation but I can't infer from the following statement in the passage that this was done on purpose.

Ironically, however, the lack of human disturbance allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation the animals prefer.
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XavierAlexander wrote:
For all those who're confused b\w choices B and D in Q2, here's a simple, accurate and GMAT way of eliminating the wrong one:-

Pointless” and “Doomed” are extreme words (i.e. there's 0% chance of any revival), and thus should be avoided in RC answers if not explicitly mentioned or supported.

In the mentioned passage author has no where mentioned about the absolute surety or guarantee of Indonesian rhino's extinction by human's benevolence. Instead, author has used the word "may" many times.


Thanks to Ron, Manhattan Prep, for the insight.


Hi VeritasPrepKarishma This is an example of what I was taught to avoid during my gmat prep.

The passage says the following: Now, human efforts to save them may well prove futile. The Vietnamese herd is probably doomed, as too few remain to maintain the necessary genetic variation.

Although the words are strong/extreme, I chose answer b in question 2 because I thought it described the author's feelings accurately. Can you shed some light? Usually, I'm able to narrow down my answer selection to two choices but I'm not sure how answer d can be correct here. The question specifically asks for the author's attitude towards current human effort but I believe answer d points to the current situation but I can't infer from the following statement in the passage that this was done on purpose.

Ironically, however, the lack of human disturbance allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation the animals prefer.



Note that there are 2 habitats for Javan rhinos - a dozen in Vietnam and a 100 in Indonesia.
The author seems to have given up on those in Vietnam since they don't have the genetic diversity but he certainly has not given up on those in Indonesia. He says that they do have the genetic diversity. The problem is that since their habitat is untouched by humans, the shrubby they prefer is getting replaced. So perhaps, for once, human intervention will help them survive (usually, human intervention is what causes extinctions and hence this is ironic)
Hence problematic and ironic is the perfect description of how he feels.
He does feel that the Vietnam ones are doomed but not so for the Indonesia ones so (B) would not be correct.
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Hi,

I read the entire discussion but could not get an explaination to Q1 and Q2.

I could not answer the questions correctly. In question 1 how can we infer that more is known about genetics than mating patterns ? There is no such comparision made. And only the mention of genetics does not indicate more is known about genetics. The author might not have discussed about mating patterns.

And Question 2. I could not narrow down to any of the answer choices. Infact, for the other passages also I get most of the questions incorrect since I am not able to understand the meaning of the answer choices. How can I improve upon the same. Please guide.

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The correct answer to this question will be a claim that must follow from text contained in the passage. This question does not provide any clues as to where the justifying text will be found.
(A) The first paragraph mentions that the the Javan rhino is the most endangered species of large mammal. However, it does not have to be true that it is one of the most endangered animals, a category that is far broader than mammals.
(B) CORRECT. The first paragraph states that very little is known about the life of the Javan rhino. The passage does indicate, however, that scientists have been able to extract information on the species’ DNA from gathered dung. The paragraph also suggests that very little information about female Javan rhinos has been gained, given that scientists only recently discovered whether or not females of the species even have horns. Thus, one can infer that more is known about the genetics of the Javan rhino than its mating patterns.
(C) The second paragraph indicates that hunters slaughtered many rhinos, but it does not mention where. Furthermore, it does not have to be true that more rhinos were killed in Vietnam simply because fewer rhinos remain there.
(D) The passage only discusses the Javan rhino; therefore, a generalization about the extinction of "most animals" is not supported by the passage.
(E) The passage does not mention other survival factors for a species or rank them; therefore, this inference is not supported by the passage.
2.
In the second paragraph, after citing human actions as the cause of the Javan rhino’s plight, the author goes on to mention that the population in Vietnam is probably not viable and that human efforts in Indonesia, such as the protection of the rhino on the Ujung Kulun peninsula, have had mixed results. The passage ends with the thought that human benevolence is not helping the rhinos much more than past maltreatment. Thus, the correct answer will note the problems with current human efforts.
(A) The author is certainly not optimistic, as the passage mentions that in Vietnam the outlook is doubtful and in Indonesia, problems plague the effort. It is possible, although not certain, that the author considers the effort worthwhile.
(B) The author gives no indication that he or she believes the effort is pointless. Furthermore, especially in Indonesia, the passage does not indicate a certainty that it will fail.
(C) The passage does not at all discuss the profitability of the effort. It is possible, although not certain, that the author considers the effort idealistic.
(D) CORRECT. The discussion of the mixed results and poor prognosis for the population in Vietnam justifies “problematic.” The last sentence of the passage, observing that benevolence has proved little better than maltreatment justifies “ironic.” Also, the author references the ironic quality of human protection of the Javan rhino in the 8th sentence in the 2nd paragraph, “Ironically, however the lack of human disturbance allows mature forests to replace the shrubby vegetation the animals prefer.”
(E) The passage indicates that the efforts have been much less than entirely successful but does not indicate any confusion related to the current efforts. It is possible for efforts to be less than fully successful without being confused. Furthermore, it does not at all address the idea that any particular heroism is involved.
3.
The author mentions the number of horns in the first paragraph in the course of describing the Javan rhino. The correct answer must follow from this text.
(A) Although the Javan rhino is described as rare, the discussion of extinction is in the second paragraph,. Furthermore, the vitality of the African rhino is not mentioned.
(B) The passage contrasts the number of horns of the Javan rhino to that of the African and Sumatran rhinos. However, the author makes a parallel comparison to the Indian rhino because both species have one horn.
(C) The passage only discusses the Javan rhino’s evolution into a separate subspecies in the second paragraph in a completely different context,; no direct link is drawn between this evolution and the Javan rhino’s single horn.
(D) CORRECT. The author mentions the Javan rhino’s single horn in conjunction with a general description of the Javan rhino. The passage then goes on to discuss its habitat and the scientific knowledge to date. Thus, the author included this detail to add depth to his or her description.
(E) The passage only states that until recently scientists were unsure if females had horns, and no definitive answer is given. Furthermore, this point is mentioned in a different context, after the passage has finished describing the Javan rhino.
4.
The first paragraph describes the Javan rhino and indicates how little is known about it. This should be reflected in the answer. It is the second paragraph that relates the effects of human activity on the rhinos and their chances for survival.
(A) This choice is too broad, as the paragraph focuses on the Javan rhino and only mentions its differences from some other rhinos to distinguish the species from others.
(B) This answer choice describes the topic of the second paragraph, not the first.
(C) CORRECT. The first paragraph provides the known facts about the Javan rhino and indicates that much remains unknown.
(D) The steps taken to save the Javan rhino are only mentioned in the second paragraph; they do not appear in the first paragraph.
(E) The first paragraph only indicates the respective number of rhinos in Indonesia and Vietnam in passing, and does not mention the differences between the two groups. The fact that the two have evolved into separate sub-species is mentioned only in the second paragraph.
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The passage mentions the Ujung Kulon peninsula in the second paragraph. Immediately before that, the passage states that Indonesian Javan rhinos cannot supplement those in because they have evolved into separate sub-species. The correct answer choice will rely upon this fact.
(A) CORRECT. This choice rephrases the information in the second paragraph which states that the Indonesian Javan rhinos have evolved into a separate sub- species.
(B) The passage does not mention the aquatic abilities of the Javan rhino nor can it be assumed that they would have to get there without human assistance.
(C) The passage does not discuss the funds available in either country; therefore this choice is incorrect.
(D) The passage does not mention the difficulty involved in capturing a rhino; therefore this choice is incorrect.
(E) The passage does not mention terrorist activity at all; therefore, this choice is incorrect.
6.
In the second paragraph, the passage states that the “near extinction of the Javan rhino is the direct result of human actions.” The correct answer must be justified by that statement.
(A) Rhino deaths at the hands of farmers are mentioned as a detail and as just one of the human actions responsible. It does not single farmers out as the primary cause of the Javan rhino’s near extinction.
(B) The passage mentions the separation of from the mainland to explain why the Javan rhino population in Vietnam cannot be supplemented by rhinos from Ujung Kulon. It is not discussed as a reason for the near extinction of the Javan rhino.
(C) Rhino deaths at the hands of hunters are mentioned as a detail and as just one of the human actions responsible. It does not single hunters out as the primary cause of the Javan rhino’s near extinction.
(D) The passage does not say that current human efforts are at all responsible for the near extinction of the Javan rhino. Instead, it indicates that current benevolent human efforts may not prove sufficient to save them.
(E) CORRECT. The beginning of the second paragraph clearly states that human actions, taken as a whole, have directly caused the near extinction of the Javan rhino.
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1. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. Javan rhinos are one of the most endangered animals on the planet.
B. More is known about the genetics of the Javan rhino than is known about its mating patterns.
C. Hunters killed more Javan rhinos in Vietnam than in Indonesia.
D. Most animal extinctions are the result of human actions.
E. Genetic diversity is the most important factor for the survival of a species.

How can we say that the DNA gathered from dung of female rhino does not give same level of details?
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1. Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?
A. Javan rhinos are one of the most endangered animals on the planet. - not mentioned, eliminate it basis "most"
B. More is known about the genetics of the Javan rhino than is known about its mating patterns. - yes, refer 1st para last line, not much was know about it untill recently. they studied the DNA garnered from dung.
C. Hunters killed more Javan rhinos in Vietnam than in Indonesia. - - not mentioned who killed more
D. Most animal extinctions are the result of human actions. - may be, but it is not mentioned, eliminate it basis "most"
E. Genetic diversity is the most important factor for the survival of a species. - - not mentioned, eliminate it basis "most"

2. The author’s attitude toward current human efforts to save the Javan rhino can best be described as

So overall, author has mentioned two views in 2nd para which are in different direction:
- Now, human efforts to save them may well prove futile.
- Thus, human benevolence may prove little better for these rhinos than past human maltreatment.

option D, seems like the only fit.

3. The author mentions that the Javan rhino has only one horn in order to do which of the following?

so the summary of 1st para would be,
- Javan is rare mammal
- features of javan (horns, habitat etc)
- rare and unknown, since none studied untill now

clearly, choice D covers the 2nd aspect of para. describing feature

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A. explain why it is closer to extinction than the African rhino - not even close
B. contrast it to the number of horns that the Indian rhino has - well it is comparing with India's rhino but the purpose is not this. prupose is to tell more aboout rhino's features
C. demonstrate its evolution into a separate sub-species - no
D. describe the features of the animal - yay!!
E. contrast it to the number of horns that females have - no

4. The purpose of the first paragraph is to
basis summary given in answer 3, C. outline the few known facts about the Javan rhino

5. According to the passage, which of the following best explains why the number of Javan rhinos in Vietnam cannot be increased by additions from those in the Ujung Kulon peninsula?
refer 2nd para,
Rhinos from Java cannot supplement the Vietnamese numbers because
- in the millions of years since Indonesia separated from the mainland, the two groups have evolved into separate sub-species.

so option a

6. The author states that which of the following was most responsible for the near extinction of the Javan rhino?
1st line of 2nd para, The near extinction of the Javan rhino is the direct result of human actions

option E
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New post 06 Oct 2019, 23:36
jyoti167 wrote:
mba1382 wrote:
I got all of them right except Q6. I feel the answer for Q6. should be E not A as from passage - The near extinction of the Javan rhino is the direct result of human actions. For centuries, farmers, who favored the same habitat, viewed them as crop eating pests and shot them on sight. During the colonial period, hunters slaughtered thousands. , we can infer that no two events could be concluded with certainty as most responsible for near extinction. Instead, the cumulative human actions of the past are most responsible for near extinctions of human.

Please post OE if anyone has. Thanks.


I too opted for E. Could an expert please help explain why A is better than E?


Yes the answer is E. It is now corrected i suppose
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