It is currently 22 Oct 2017, 19:59

Close

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
Your Progress

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

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:

Hide Tags

1 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Status: Single
Affiliations: None
Joined: 09 Dec 2016
Posts: 90

Kudos [?]: 26 [1], given: 46

GPA: 3.9
WE: Asset Management (Advertising and PR)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Feb 2017, 12:06
1
This post received
KUDOS
9
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

30% (01:24) correct 70% (01:25) wrong based on 285 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully triggered by seeing someone else yawn. This belief about yawning is widespread not only today, but also has been commonplace in many parts of the world in the past, if we are to believe historians of popular culture. Thus, seeing someone else yawn must be the most irresistible cause of yawning.

The argument is most vulnerable to which one of the following criticisms?

(A) It attempts to support its conclusion solely by restating that conclusion in other words.
(B) It cites the evidence of historians of popular culture in direct support of a claim that lies outside their area of expertise.
(C) It makes a sweeping generalization about yawning based on evidence drawn from a limited number of atypical cases.
(D) It supports its conclusion by appealing solely to opinion in a matter that is largely factual.
(E) It takes for granted that yawns have no cause other than the one it cites.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

Last edited by carcass on 15 Feb 2017, 15:15, edited 1 time in total.
Edited by Carcass

Kudos [?]: 26 [1], given: 46

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2014
Posts: 152

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 136

Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Operations
GMAT 1: 530 Q45 V20
GPA: 3.91
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Feb 2017, 12:35
Please give an explanation of the ans.

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 136

Top Contributor
1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3356

Kudos [?]: 9086 [1], given: 1155

Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Feb 2017, 15:20
1
This post received
KUDOS
Top Contributor
B, C and E are out of scope.

between A and D: A is wrong simply because the conclusion is not properly a restating of the argument.

D wins because just say:
Quote:
It supports its conclusion by appealing solely to opinion in a matter that is largely factual.
. In fact the key word is at the beginning of the second sentence with the word: this belief >>>>>>> factual indeed.

Hope this helps
_________________

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES
Quant: 1. ALL GMATPrep questions Quant/Verbal 2. Bunuel Signature Collection - The Next Generation 3. Bunuel Signature Collection ALL-IN-ONE WITH SOLUTIONS 4. Veritas Prep Blog PDF Version 5. MGMAT Study Hall Thursdays with Ron Quant Videos
Verbal:1. Verbal question bank and directories by Carcass 2. MGMAT Study Hall Thursdays with Ron Verbal Videos 3. Critical Reasoning_Oldy but goldy question banks 4. Sentence Correction_Oldy but goldy question banks 5. Reading-comprehension_Oldy but goldy question banks

Kudos [?]: 9086 [1], given: 1155

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 31 Jan 2016
Posts: 10

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 75

Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2017, 02:07
Do "belief" and "fact" mean the same?

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 75

Top Contributor
1 KUDOS received
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3356

Kudos [?]: 9086 [1], given: 1155

Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2017, 03:13
1
This post received
KUDOS
Top Contributor

Kudos [?]: 9086 [1], given: 1155

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 16 Oct 2015
Posts: 66

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 12

GMAT 1: 520 Q44 V17
GMAT 2: 530 Q44 V20
GMAT 3: 710 Q48 V40
Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Feb 2017, 04:06
A: INCORRECT. conclusion is not restated . additional information about belief in past is given.
B: out of scope. No information about historians background is given. So we don't know whether yawning is area of expertise of the historians
C: INCORRECT. widespread, commonplace...indicates evidence is not drawn from limited number of cases
D : looks fine.
E: INCORRECT. author implies that yawning is MOST powerfully triggered by... It doesn't mean it's only triggered by seeing others.

Sent from my MI 3W using GMAT Club Forum mobile app

Kudos [?]: 25 [0], given: 12

Expert Post
1 KUDOS received
Verbal Expert
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 3157

Kudos [?]: 3321 [1], given: 22

Location: Germany
Schools: HHL Leipzig
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 17 Feb 2017, 06:41
1
This post received
KUDOS
Expert's post
Swethas9 wrote:
Do "belief" and "fact" mean the same?


Your query has been replied by carcass in the above post - closing this request.

Kudos [?]: 3321 [1], given: 22

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Oct 2016
Posts: 6

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 1

Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jul 2017, 01:28
I got stuck A and D but it slightly seeme to b a correct cause both are exploring cause of yawning because of seeing others but wo go with the d also say it that but with that lots of factual such as common place and wide spread so we can go with d

Posted from my mobile device

Kudos [?]: [0], given: 1

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 28 Jul 2017
Posts: 3

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

CAT Tests
Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Aug 2017, 04:53
Option A:- There is no restatement. Additional info has been added
Option B :- Out of league. No concern for expertise
Option C: Past records has also been taken. Thus the cases are in good number
Option D: do weakens the argument
Option E :- Word used in "most" and not "only"

So D is the answer

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 1

Re: Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully   [#permalink] 21 Aug 2017, 04:53
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Most people believe that yawning is most powerfully

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.