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

It is currently 19 Sep 2018, 11:48

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

QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’

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

Hide Tags

Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3464
QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jan 2017, 03:16
5
Top Contributor
3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

75% (00:41) correct 25% (00:30) wrong based on 273 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics



Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, John Wilkes Booth had performed in front of the president in the very same venue.

(A) before he shot and killed
(B) before the shooting and killing of
(C) before he had shot and killed
(D) prior to when he shot and killed
(E) prior to the shooting and killing of

_________________

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

Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3464
Re: QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jan 2017, 04:11
1
Top Contributor
Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 05 Sep 2016
Posts: 4
Location: India
Re: QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jan 2017, 04:20
IMO C.

Reason: Parallelism

Ironically, before he had shot and killed.....John Wilkes Booth had performed....
_________________

Never stop dreaming...!!!

SC Moderator
User avatar
D
Joined: 13 Apr 2015
Posts: 1706
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, General Management
GMAT 1: 200 Q1 V1
GPA: 4
WE: Analyst (Retail)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
Re: QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jan 2017, 04:39
2
(A) before he shot and killed - Correct

(B) before the shooting and killing of - Incorrect. Tense error.

(C) before he had shot and killed - Incorrect. Sine we have a time indicator 'before', there is no need to use past perfect.

(D) prior to when he shot and killed - Incorrect. Awkward.

(E) prior to the shooting and killing of - Incorrect. Tense error.

Answer: A
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 17 Dec 2016
Posts: 38
GMAT 1: 540 Q38 V26
Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jan 2017, 09:05
carcass wrote:
Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, John Wilkes Booth had performed in front of the president in the very same venue.

(A) before he shot and killed
(B) before the shooting and killing of
(C) before he had shot and killed
(D) prior to when he shot and killed
(E) prior to the shooting and killing of


Agree its A:
- Less wordy than D
- Rest is wrong tense, as before shows that it succeeds the "had performed" - so simple past has to be correct.
- E and B does not tell that John shot the president.
Director
Director
avatar
P
Joined: 14 Nov 2014
Posts: 653
Location: India
Schools: Rotman '20 (S)
GMAT 1: 700 Q50 V34
GPA: 3.76
Re: QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jan 2017, 09:21
2
carcass wrote:
Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre, John Wilkes Booth had performed in front of the president in the very same venue.

(A) before he shot and killed--corrcet
(B) before the shooting and killing of---tense error .need past tense as we have past perfect in non underlined part
(C) before he had shot and killed--tense error
(D) prior to when he shot and killed--A is better ..
(E) prior to the shooting and killing of----tense error

A is the answer...

kuddos to carcass
Manager
Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 12 Jun 2016
Posts: 218
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Leadership
WE: Sales (Telecommunications)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Oct 2017, 03:49
Just for the record, here is the official explanation from Veritas.

This Tense/Timeline problem highlights the most important verb tense of all on GMAT, the past perfect ("had shot"). Note that "had performed" is already in the non-underlined portion, situating the performance of John Wilkins Booth further back in time before he shot the president. This means that A correctly conveys the timeline by putting "shot and killed" in the simple past tense - still back in the past but after past perfect. B is incorrect because it doesn't provide a past-tense event, which is required in order for the past-perfect to exist in the later sentence. C is guilty of the same error, as is E. And choice D is redundant - "prior to" doesn't need the word "when" after it, because the idea of time is already inherent in "prior to". So D is incorrect, as well, and choice A is the proper answer. (Sidenote - this isn't really "ironic", but in a nod to Alanis Morrissette we'll let the question stand)

_________________

My Best is yet to come!

Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 07 Dec 2016
Posts: 25
Location: India
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V36
GPA: 4
CAT Tests
QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jun 2018, 18:47
(A) before he shot and killed --- ( Verb sequence proper ) ( correct answer)
(B) before the shooting and killing of - (usage of "he" is necessary to make the sentence sensible)
(C) before he had shot and killed --- ( unnecessary use of had , as the sequence of events is clear with the usage of "before")
(D) prior to when he shot and killed --- ( awkward & usage of "he" is necessary to make the sentence sensible )
(E) prior to the shooting and killing of[/quote] --- ( same as D )
QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’ &nbs [#permalink] 21 Jun 2018, 18:47
Display posts from previous: Sort by

QOTD #9 Ironically, before he shot and killed Abraham Lincoln at Ford’

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

Events & Promotions

PREV
NEXT


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®.