GMAT Question of the Day - Daily to your Mailbox; hard ones only

It is currently 21 Nov 2018, 12:13

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 in November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • All GMAT Club Tests are Free and open on November 22nd in celebration of Thanksgiving Day!

     November 22, 2018

     November 22, 2018

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    Mark your calendars - All GMAT Club Tests are free and open November 22nd to celebrate Thanksgiving Day! Access will be available from 0:01 AM to 11:59 PM, Pacific Time (USA)
  • Key Strategies to Master GMAT SC

     November 24, 2018

     November 24, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Attend this webinar to learn how to leverage Meaning and Logic to solve the most challenging Sentence Correction Questions.

Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects

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

Hide Tags

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 22 Feb 2009
Posts: 172
GMAT ToolKit User
Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 19 Jun 2018, 18:29
7
12
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

67% (01:25) correct 33% (01:47) wrong based on 564 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.

The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?

(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items in its antiquities wing.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.

_________________

.........................................................................
+1 Kudos please, if you like my post


Originally posted by vad3tha on 25 Aug 2014, 00:32.
Last edited by Skywalker18 on 19 Jun 2018, 18:29, edited 2 times in total.
formatted
Retired Moderator
avatar
B
Status: On a mountain of skulls, in the castle of pain, I sit on a throne of blood.
Joined: 30 Jul 2013
Posts: 337
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Aug 2014, 01:45
1
1
Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.

The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?

(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare. We have nothing in the argument to support this. The M vases are just taken as an example to prove a point. There seems to be no particular reason to believe this option to be true.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items in its antiquities wing. We can't say this too. There is nothing in the argument to support this claim. Maybe the M vase case is the only case that Museum A has had to adopt the policy that it did.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A. The policy elaborated in the 1st sentence talks about "proven authenticity". Since the authenticity of the vase is in question and the only way to prove the vase's authenticity is to damage it(reduce it to dust), one way or the other, the vase will be taken off display.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery. Argument doesnt say anything to support this.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.The argument never talks about other world museums. It only talks about Museum A. OFS
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 05 Nov 2012
Posts: 454
Concentration: Technology, Other
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 25 Aug 2014, 07:39
Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity.
Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing.
The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.
The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?
(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items
in its antiquities wing.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A. >> Correct.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 27 Aug 2014
Posts: 5
Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 27 Aug 2014, 16:33
AmoyV wrote:
Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.

The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?

(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare. We have nothing in the argument to support this. The M vases are just taken as an example to prove a point. There seems to be no particular reason to believe this option to be true.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items in its antiquities wing. We can't say this too. There is nothing in the argument to support this claim. Maybe the M vase case is the only case that Museum A has had to adopt the policy that it did.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A. The policy elaborated in the 1st sentence talks about "proven authenticity". Since the authenticity of the vase is in question and the only way to prove the vase's authenticity is to damage it(reduce it to dust), one way or the other, the vase will be taken off display.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery. Argument doesnt say anything to support this.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.The argument never talks about other world museums. It only talks about Museum A. OFS


Thanks for your exp. It really helps me :)
Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 17 Jul 2014
Posts: 2644
Location: United States (IL)
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.92
WE: General Management (Transportation)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Feb 2016, 15:20
vad3tha wrote:
Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.
The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?
(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items
in its antiquities wing.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.


this is "draw a conclusion" type of question.

based on the info in the argument, we need to find an answer choice that would best be supported by the premises given.

P1 -> only undamaged objects are displayed
P2 -> to prove it's authenticity, the vase needs to be "damaged".
C - regardless of the results, the vase will be damaged and even if it's not a forgery, it will no longer be displayed in the museum.

A. irrelevant.
B. so what?
C. aha. if it's a forgery - will be removed from the exposition. if not, it will be damaged, and thus not be displayed.
D. irrelevant.
E. irrelevant.
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2129
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Jun 2018, 18:32
Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.

Type- Inference

(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare. -- Out of scope
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items in its antiquities wing. -- Incorrect - we have just been provided one instance
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A. - Correct -- since Museum A will display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. The ONLY way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery. -- Irrelevant
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries. - Out of scope

Answer C
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 11 Sep 2013
Posts: 19
Schools: CBS '19
Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2018, 14:24
This is a Must Be True or Inference CR question type.
According to this questions, the best answer is the one that can be inferred from the stimulus (the set of facts) with 100% certainty.
The best answer is C because once the object in question is damaged, the same object will not be displayed in Museum A.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects &nbs [#permalink] 01 Aug 2018, 14:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects

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


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| 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®.