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One proposal for preserving rain forests is to promote the adop OG2019

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One proposal for preserving rain forests is to promote the adoption of new agricultural technologies, such as improved plant varieties and use of chemical herbicides, which would increase productivity and slow deforestation by reducing demand for new cropland. Studies have shown that farmers in developing countries who have achieved certain levels of education, wealth, and security of land tenure are more likely to adopt such technologies. But these studies have focused on villages with limited land that are tied to a market economy rather than on the relatively isolated, self‐sufficient communities with ample land characteristic of rain-forest regions. A recent study of the Tawahka people of the Honduran rain forest found that farmers with some formal education were more likely to adopt improved plant varieties but less likely to use chemical herbicides and that those who spoke Spanish (the language of the market economy) were more likely to adopt both technologies. Nonland wealth was also associated with more adoption of both technologies, but availability of uncultivated land reduced the incentive to employ the productivity‐enhancing technologies. Researchers also measured land-tenure security: in Tawahka society, kinship ties are a more important indicator of this than are legal property rights, so researchers measured it by a household’s duration of residence in its village. They found that longer residence correlated with more adoption of improved plant varieties but less adoption
of chemical herbicides.

1. The passage suggests that in the study mentioned for gathering information about security of land tenure reflects which of the following pairs of assumptions about Tawahka society?

A. The security of a household's land tenure depends on the strength of that household's kinship ties, and the duration of a household's residence in its village is an indication of the strength of that household's kinship ties.

B. The ample availability of land makes security of land tenure unimportant, and the lack of a need for secure land tenure has made the concept of legal property rights unnecessary.

C. The strength of a household's kinship ties is a more reliable indicator of that household's receptivity to new agricultural technologies than is its quantity of nonland wealth, and the duration of a household's residence in its village is a more reliable indicator of that household's security of land tenure than is the strength of its kinship ties.

D. Security of land tenure based on kinship ties tends to make farmers more receptive to the use of improved plant varieties, and security of land tenure based on long duration of residence in a village tends to make farmers more receptive to the use of chemical herbicides.

E. A household is more likely to be receptive to the concept of land tenure based on legal property rights if it has easy access to uncultivated land, and a household is more likely to uphold the tradition of land tenure based on kinship ties if it possesses a significant degree of nonland wealth.

2. According to the passage, the proposal mentioned is aimed at preserving rain forests by encouraging farmers in rain-forest regions to do each of the following EXCEPT

A. adopt new agricultural technologies

B. grow improved plant varieties

C. decrease their use of chemical herbicides

D. increase their productivity

E. reduce their need to clear new land for cultivation




Note these questions are based on the same passage found in GMAT Prep but with different questions: https://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-rc ... 19458.html
OG 2019 ID's:
RC00455-03 for OG 2019 411
RC00455-05 for OG 2019 412

Originally posted by BFR on 28 Jun 2018, 11:02.
Last edited by workout on 13 Aug 2018, 22:46, edited 6 times in total.
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Can you please explain how did we arrived at option C for Ques 2? Why option E is wrong ?
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Can you please explain how did we arrived at option C for Ques 2? Why option E is wrong ?


Increasing productivity leads to a conclusion that more yield per acre could be obtained and therefore, the need to reduce the land for cultivation is implied in it. We need to find an option that clearly states the correct answer, without any doubt.

The author has mentioned importance of "improved plant varieties and use of chemical herbicides" -- This shows that the author has not agreed to reducing the use of chemical herbicides.
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Hello Moderators ( mikemcgarry, GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo, workout, Gnpth, broall ) / Experts,

Please tag this passage with the appropriate difficulty level. Passage : One proposal for preserving rain forests is to promote the adop OG2019.

In my personal opinion its a nice GMAT read. I really liked the information flow (although got injured :-) in few of the lines ). But, the tremendous volume of words in the Q1 made it a bit tough for slow comprehend-ers like me.

Is it GMAT standard timimg..... if one can finish the passage with correct answers in 6.5 - 7.5 mins...... or is that would be considered as a V-score damaging sign.

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One proposal for preserving rain forests is to promote the adoption of new agricultural technologies, such as improved plant varieties and use of chemical herbicides, which would increase productivity and slow deforestation by reducing demand for new cropland. Studies have shown that farmers in developing countries who have achieved certain levels of education, wealth, and security of land tenure are more likely to adopt such technologies. But these studies have focused on villages with limited land that are tied to a market economy rather than on the relatively isolated, self‐sufficient communities with ample land characteristic of rain-forest regions. A recent study of the Tawahka people of the Honduran rain forest found that farmers with some formal education were more likely to adopt improved plant varieties but less likely to use chemical herbicides and that those who spoke Spanish (the language of the market economy) were more likely to adopt both technologies. Nonland wealth was also associated with more adoption of both technologies, but availability of uncultivated land reduced the incentive to employ the productivity‐enhancing technologies. Researchers also measured land-tenure security: in Tawahka society, kinship ties are a more important indicator of this than are legal property rights, so researchers measured it by a household’s duration of residence in its village. They found that longer residence correlated with more adoption of improved plant varieties but less adoption
of chemical herbicides.
1. The passage suggests that in the study mentioned for gathering information about security of land tenure reflects which of the following pairs of assumptions about Tawahka society?

A. The security of a household's land tenure depends on the strength of that household's kinship ties, and the duration of a household's residence in its village is an indication of the strength of that household's kinship ties.

B. The ample availability of land makes security of land tenure unimportant, and the lack of a need for secure land tenure has made the concept of legal property rights unnecessary.

C. The strength of a household's kinship ties is a more reliable indicator of that household's receptivity to new agricultural technologies than is its quantity of nonland wealth, and the duration of a household's residence in its village is a more reliable indicator of that household's security of land tenure than is the strength of its kinship ties.

D. Security of land tenure based on kinship ties tends to make farmers more receptive to the use of improved plant varieties, and security of land tenure based on long duration of residence in a village tends to make farmers more receptive to the use of chemical herbicides.

E. A household is more likely to be receptive to the concept of land tenure based on legal property rights if it has easy access to uncultivated land, and a household is more likely to uphold the tradition of land tenure based on kinship ties if it possesses a significant degree of nonland wealth.

2. According to the passage, the proposal mentioned is aimed at preserving rain forests by encouraging farmers in rain-forest regions to do each of the following EXCEPT

A. adopt new agricultural technologies

B. grow improved plant varieties

C. decrease their use of chemical herbicides

D. increase their productivity

E. reduce their need to clear new land for cultivation




How about merging these two topics. These are same passages with only 1 different question.
here is the other passage.
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New post 17 Oct 2018, 03:07
Why doesn't the question have a difficulty level? I checked it in my error log, and wasn't able to see anything.

Q1 looked like definitely a 700+ in my opinion.
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