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Re: Of course, in his attempts at field investigation, the historian is at [#permalink]
Question 2: Why B is not correct?
I think the answer is missing the point as it says "in the 18th century", but the passage is talking about "not until 18th century".
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Question 2: Why B is not correct?
I think the answer is missing the point as it says "in the 18th century", but the passage is talking about "not until 18th century".


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2. With which of the following statements would the author be most likely to agree?

Difficulty Level: 650

There‘s not much to go on in the passage by way of opinion, but even a simple prediction can yield fast results. What is the author‘s main point? Old maps have historical value. Scanning the answer choices with even this broad prediction immediately turns up (A), which states much the same thing.

(A): The correct answer

(B): Opposite. This contradicts the point made in the last line: that in the 18th Century, modern, accurate map-making was born. (Per my comment in the question itself, although modern map making was born in the 18th century, it has surely developed and improved since).

(C): Opposite. The author argues that even maps with errors can offer historical value, but uses these particular maps in Para 4 as an example of maps with especially few errors.

(D): Out of Scope. The author never makes this claim, nor does it make sense, since presumably the maps that used Ptolemy as their base added more accurate data: otherwise, there would be no need to make a new map.

(E): Out of Scope. The author never expresses his views in this regard

Answer: A


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With regards to the question 1,

The problem is the statement 2 says the maps of Claudius were not used as model by later mapmakers.

I understand that his work was used as the basis. But we cannot for sure say that they were used as a model. I think it's kind of stretch.. And hence I selected 3 only.

I would like to know why statement 2 is not true ?
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With regards to the question 1,

The problem is the statement 2 says the maps of Claudius were not used as model by later mapmakers.

I understand that his work was used as the basis. But we cannot for sure say that they were used as a model. I think it's kind of stretch.. And hence I selected 3 only.

I would like to know why statement 2 is not true ?


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1. According to the passage, which of the following statements is/are NOT true?

Difficulty Level: 700

Explanation

Don‘t start with RN I to answer this question! It appears in only one choice and so isn‘t a time-effective starting point. RN II appears in three choices, so start there. RN II directly contradicts the author‘s point in para 4 that Ptolemy‘s maps served as templates for other maps for centuries. Eliminate (B).

RN III contradicts the main point of the passage: historians are interested in maps as historical tools. Since RNs II and III are both untrue, only choice (D) is possible. Though there‘s no need to check RN I, it can be verified as true by looking at the main point of the last paragraph.

(A): Opposite. As described above.
(B): Opposite. As above.
(C): Opposite. As above.
(D): The correct answer
(E): Opposite. As above.

Strategy Point: Pay close attention to “NOT” in questions. It would be easy to thoughtlessly eliminate choices as not true in this question when in fact the untrue ones are the ones you’re looking for!

Answer: D


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Re: Of course, in his attempts at field investigation, the historian is at [#permalink]
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sonalchhajed2019 wrote:
With regards to the question 1,

The problem is the statement 2 says the maps of Claudius were not used as model by later mapmakers.

I understand that his work was used as the basis. But we cannot for sure say that they were used as a model. I think it's kind of stretch.. And hence I selected 3 only.

I would like to know why statement 2 is not true ?


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1. According to the passage, which of the following statements is/are NOT true?

Difficulty Level: 700

Explanation

Don‘t start with RN I to answer this question! It appears in only one choice and so isn‘t a time-effective starting point. RN II appears in three choices, so start there. RN II directly contradicts the author‘s point in para 4 that Ptolemy‘s maps served as templates for other maps for centuries. Eliminate (B).

RN III contradicts the main point of the passage: historians are interested in maps as historical tools. Since RNs II and III are both untrue, only choice (D) is possible. Though there‘s no need to check RN I, it can be verified as true by looking at the main point of the last paragraph.

(A): Opposite. As described above.
(B): Opposite. As above.
(C): Opposite. As above.
(D): The correct answer
(E): Opposite. As above.

Strategy Point: Pay close attention to “NOT” in questions. It would be easy to thoughtlessly eliminate choices as not true in this question when in fact the untrue ones are the ones you’re looking for!

Answer: D


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SajjadAhmad Thank you for the reply. I liked the the strategy to start with RN 2 since it appears in 3 answer choices.

My specific query still remains unanswered. The passage says "The work of Claudius Ptolemy—who lived in the 2nd century A.D.—for centuries provided the basis for maps of the known world and its major regions." I thought providing basis for maps does not mean they were used as models. And I thought this was a kind of stretch.

Plesae correct me.
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Re: Of course, in his attempts at field investigation, the historian is at [#permalink]
How much time should be used for answering those three questions?
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How much time should be used for answering those three questions?


6 to 6:30 is fine for this RC. Anything less than 6 minutes is excellent and more than 6:30 is cautious.

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Re: Of course, in his attempts at field investigation, the historian is at [#permalink]
Hello. Can anyone help me with the answer for 3rd question?
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Hello. Can anyone help me with the answer for 3rd question?

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­3. According to the passage, all of the following would be considered maps EXCEPT:

Explanation


The "according to the passage" opening tips you off that this is a detail question, and consequently, that we‘re only looking for types of maps supported by examples in the passage. While three of the maps deal with geographic features similar to those the author touches on in the passage, a star chart wouldn‘t have anything to do with the author‘s idea of maps as something representing terrestrial features.

(A): Opposite. The author describes sea chart maps in Paragraph 5.

(B): Opposite. The author describes street maps in Paragraph 5 also.

(C): The correct answer

(D): Opposite. The author discusses hypothetical maps that describe ―the extent of enclosed farmland‖ in Paragraph 2.

(E): Opposite. The author describes sea chart maps in Paragraph 5

Answer: C
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