It is currently 27 Jun 2017, 09:15

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

Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2010
Posts: 258
Schools: UC Berkley, UCLA
Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2011, 07:47
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

40% (01:42) correct 60% (00:45) wrong based on 38 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager harvests, causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as 15 percent of the population.

A- causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and the elimination as many as
B- causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and eliminating as much as
C- resulting in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as much as
D- and resulted in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as
E- causing mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as
_________________

Thank you for your kudoses Everyone!!!


"It always seems impossible until its done."
-Nelson Mandela

Director
Director
User avatar
Status: -=Given to Fly=-
Joined: 04 Jan 2011
Posts: 834
Location: India
Concentration: Leadership, Strategy
Schools: Haas '18, Kelley '18
GMAT 1: 650 Q44 V37
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V40
GMAT 3: 750 Q51 V40
GPA: 3.5
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Population and percentage - quantifier problem [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2011, 07:56
Ans:
C- resulting in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as much as
_________________

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart" - Confucius

Useful Threads

1. How to Review and Analyze your Mistakes (Post by BB at GMAT Club)

2. 4 Steps to Get the Most out out of your CATs (Manhattan GMAT Blog)

My Experience With GMAT

1. From 650 to 710 to 750 - My Tryst With GMAT

2. Quest to do my Best - My GMAT Journey Log

Retired Moderator
User avatar
G
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3974
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Re: Population and percentage - quantifier problem [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2011, 09:02
First split is that the '15 percent' refers to a quantum of a singular and collective noun 'population' and so 15 percent can’t be expressed by ‘as many as’. It has to be ‘as much as.’ Eliminate A, D and E. In B, ‘causing the result’ is redundant and awkward.
C remains
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Director
Director
User avatar
Status: No dream is too large, no dreamer is too small
Joined: 14 Jul 2010
Posts: 633
Re: Population and percentage - quantifier problem [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2011, 10:37
c
15 percent requires as much as.
And Causing the result is awkward.
Similar description is required. as resulting and elimination both are noun.
_________________

Collections:-
PSof OG solved by GC members: http://gmatclub.com/forum/collection-ps-with-solution-from-gmatclub-110005.html
DS of OG solved by GC members: http://gmatclub.com/forum/collection-ds-with-solution-from-gmatclub-110004.html
100 GMAT PREP Quantitative collection http://gmatclub.com/forum/gmat-prep-problem-collections-114358.html
Collections of work/rate problems with solutions http://gmatclub.com/forum/collections-of-work-rate-problem-with-solutions-118919.html
Mixture problems in a file with best solutions: http://gmatclub.com/forum/mixture-problems-with-best-and-easy-solutions-all-together-124644.html

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 18 Jun 2009
Posts: 167
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Re: Population and percentage - quantifier problem [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Feb 2011, 14:54
it's clear that population is non-countable , so we need much but,
were it 15 percent of people would you use much or many ?
_________________

Las cualidades del agua...porque el agua no olvida que su destino es el mar, y que tarde o temprano deberá llegar a él.

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
Joined: 30 Nov 2010
Posts: 258
Schools: UC Berkley, UCLA
Re: Population and percentage - quantifier problem [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Feb 2011, 08:10
Yup its C alright. I thought that we should probably use 'as much as' for a quantifier word such as population. My bad... I wrongly answered E. Thanks everyone!
_________________

Thank you for your kudoses Everyone!!!


"It always seems impossible until its done."
-Nelson Mandela

Re: Population and percentage - quantifier problem   [#permalink] 09 Feb 2011, 08:10
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
2 The data collected by weather airplanes that fly into the bsd_lover 8 10 May 2008, 17:38
Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager singh_amit19 6 19 Mar 2008, 20:10
The data collected by weather airplanes that fly into the tarek99 3 16 Mar 2008, 06:09
There is speculation that increasing cold weather was what tarek99 7 06 Dec 2007, 01:58
The data collected by weather airplanes that fly into the Fistail 5 13 Aug 2007, 15:07
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager

  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 and phpBB SEO

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®.