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

It is currently 16 Nov 2018, 20:44

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
  • Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

     November 17, 2018

     November 17, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Nov. 17, 7 AM PST. Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.
  • GMATbuster's Weekly GMAT Quant Quiz # 9

     November 17, 2018

     November 17, 2018

     09:00 AM PST

     11:00 AM PST

    Join the Quiz Saturday November 17th, 9 AM PST. The Quiz will last approximately 2 hours. Make sure you are on time or you will be at a disadvantage.

Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 17 Sep 2011
Posts: 22
Location: United States
Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 14 Jul 2018, 17:06
1
5
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

34% (02:03) correct 66% (02:08) wrong based on 229 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in impulsive behavior similar to adult thrill-seeking behavior are twice as likely as other children to have a gene variant that increases sensitivity to dopamine. From this, I conclude that there is a causal relationship between this gene variant and an inclination toward thrill-seeking behavior.

Which one of the following, if true, most calls into question the scientist's argument?

A) Many impulsive adults are not unusually sensitive to dopamine.

B) It is not possible to reliably distinguish impulsive behavior from other behavior.

C) Children are often described by adults as engaging in thrill-seeking behvaior simply because they act impulsively.

D) Many people exhibit behavioral tendencies as adults that they did not exhibit as children.

E) The gene variant studied by the scientist is correlated with other types of behavior in addition to thrill-seeking behavior.

Source: LSAT

Originally posted by deepti1206 on 24 May 2012, 03:47.
Last edited by nightblade354 on 14 Jul 2018, 17:06, edited 2 times in total.
Added the OA
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2010
Posts: 281
Location: India
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 May 2012, 04:30
1
IMO the ans is D. Am split for choice between D & A really. But the conclusion really is that presence of gene leads to inclination to thrill seeking. D says that the behavior in adult is different than in childhood. So the the correlation between behavior in childhood and adult is no longer valid. options A,B,C dont talk of thrill seeking behaviour but impulsive behavior, a slight twist really!
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 08 Sep 2010
Posts: 179
Location: India
WE 1: 6 Year, Telecom(GSM)
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 May 2012, 05:42
1
1
Answer should be B.

A) Many impulsive adults are not unusually sensitive to dopamine.(The argument has not concluded anything about Adults.)

B) It is not possible to reliably distinguish impulsive behavior from other behavior.(Correct). If it is not possible to distinguish between impulsive and other behavior,The scientist's whole argument will come to an end as the domain itself will not be available to do the experiment)

C) Children are often described by adults as engaging in thrill-seeking behvaior simply because they act impulsively.(Argument doesn't have to do anything with adults' description)

D) Many people exhibit behavioral tendencies as adults that they did not exhibit as children.( Nothing to do with argument)

E) The gene variant studied by the scientist is correlated with other types of behavior in addition to thrill-seeking behavior.(This also has no effect on the argument)
_________________

Consider KUDOS if You find it good

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 01 Mar 2012
Posts: 22
Concentration: Operations, Finance
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V41
GPA: 3.3
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Jun 2012, 22:42
Answer would be B. Pretty straightforward...
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 12 Mar 2012
Posts: 123
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, General Management
GMAT Date: 07-23-2012
WE: Programming (Telecommunications)
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jun 2012, 08:16
:O this was terrible for me, though i marked B at last by elimination.
_________________

FOCUS..this is all I need!

Ku-Do!

Board of Directors
User avatar
P
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3306
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Jun 2012, 10:04
CR & LSAT Forum Moderator
User avatar
P
Status: He came. He saw. He conquered. -- Studying for the LSAT -- Corruptus in Extremis
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 393
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Reviews Badge
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2018, 17:06
Bumping this LSAT question for those who want the practice!
_________________

D-Day: November 18th, 2017

Need a laugh and a break? Go here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/mental-break-funny-videos-270269.html

Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 03 Mar 2017
Posts: 177
CAT Tests
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Jul 2018, 22:13
Can someone help on this. I did not get why B is the answer

nightblade354 gmatexam439 SonalSinha803 GMATNinja abhimahna
_________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
All the Gods, All the Heavens, and All the Hells lie within you.

CR & LSAT Forum Moderator
User avatar
P
Status: He came. He saw. He conquered. -- Studying for the LSAT -- Corruptus in Extremis
Joined: 31 Jul 2017
Posts: 393
Location: United States
Concentration: Finance, Economics
Reviews Badge
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jul 2018, 05:29
warrior1991,

Please find suitable explanations here:

Powerscore: https://forum.powerscore.com/lsat/viewtopic.php?t=1483
Manhattan LSAT: https://www.manhattanprep.com/lsat/foru ... -t785.html

Let me know if you need further clarification!
_________________

D-Day: November 18th, 2017

Need a laugh and a break? Go here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/mental-break-funny-videos-270269.html

VP
VP
User avatar
P
Status: Learning
Joined: 20 Dec 2015
Posts: 1085
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Marketing
GMAT 1: 670 Q48 V36
GRE 1: Q157 V157
GPA: 3.4
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Reviews Badge
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Jul 2018, 05:59
1
warrior1991 wrote:
Can someone help on this. I did not get why B is the answer

nightblade354 gmatexam439 SonalSinha803 GMATNinja abhimahna

Hi may be in can help :-) ,

Here is the argument with all the choices.

Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in impulsive behavior similar to adult thrill-seeking behavior are twice as likely as other children to have a gene variant that increases sensitivity to dopamine. From this, I conclude that there is a causal relationship between this gene variant and an inclination toward thrill-seeking behavior.

Which one of the following, if true, most calls into question the scientist's argument?

A) Many impulsive adults are not unusually sensitive to dopamine.

B) It is not possible to reliably distinguish impulsive behavior from other behavior.

C) Children are often described by adults as engaging in thrill-seeking behvaior simply because they act impulsively.

D) Many people exhibit behavioral tendencies as adults that they did not exhibit as children.

E) The gene variant studied by the scientist is correlated with other types of behavior in addition to thrill-seeking behavior.

OA is B.

This is weaken the argument question. We can weaken the argument in many ways namely: Show that the conclusion does not follow from the premises, discredit any premise of the argument, discredit the assumption of the argument.

Now coming on to this question we have a very real phenomenon going on today i.e. https://www.rxlist.com/antibiotic_resis ... dition.htm

A is out of scope. This choice may be true but this information does not help us in the case of children.

B correct. One way to destroy the argument is to question the sample space or the statistics used in the argument. Here the methodology to classify various types of behavior is questioned and if this is indeed true then we have serious doubts to take the conclusion as true. Hence this option weaken the argument.

C Is just information from the passage and again offers no conclusive information to doubt the conclusion.

D This choice is out of scope as there are always people who would deviate from the said behavior that they did not display in their childhood. They may have been coy or introvert in their child hood but now as adults they have become extrovert and daring. So it can not establish casual relationship discussed in the argument.

E Again this may be true but we are concerned with only thrill seeking behavior. So again out of scope.
_________________

Please give kudos if you found my answers useful

Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 03 Mar 2017
Posts: 177
CAT Tests
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Jul 2018, 21:54
Thanks nightblade354 and arvind910619
_________________

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
All the Gods, All the Heavens, and All the Hells lie within you.

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in &nbs [#permalink] 16 Jul 2018, 21:54
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Scientist: My research indicates that children who engage in

  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®.