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# Sociologists often refer to certain age groups in this country in term

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Sociologists often refer to certain age groups in this country in terms of the generation to which they belong. All of those born before 1940 are generally considered the Pre-War Generation. The Baby Boomer Generation includes those people born from 1941 to 1960, during or after World War II. Those born from 1961 to 1975, are referred to as Generation X, most noted for their supposed disillusionment with the attitudes about career ambition and money-making held dear, according to sociologists, by the Baby Boomers. Generation Y refers to all those born in 1975 or later. However, a new name, Generation D, or Digital, has been coined very recently. Generation D is often defined by the fact that its members grew up with, and integrate, computer and Internet technology into every aspect of their lives.

According to the information provided above, which of the following must be true?
a)No members of Generation X are members of Generation D.
b)All members of Generation X disagree with the attitudes of Baby Boomers about career ambition.
c)All members of Generation D are also members of another generation.
d)No person can be a member of more than one generation.
e)All members of Generation Y are also members of another generation.

Need help on this since it seems to me that there can be multiple answers.
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Sociologists often refer to certain age groups in this country in terms of the generation to which they belong. All of those born before 1940 are generally considered the Pre-War Generation. The Baby Boomer Generation includes those people born from 1941 to 1960, during or after World War II. Those born from 1961 to 1975, are referred to as Generation X, most noted for their supposed disillusionment with the attitudes about career ambition and money-making held dear, according to sociologists, by the Baby Boomers. Generation Y refers to all those born in 1975 or later. However, a new name, Generation D, or Digital, has been coined very recently. Generation D is often defined by the fact that its members grew up with, and integrate, computer and Internet technology into every aspect of their lives.

According to the information provided above, which of the following must be true?
a)No members of Generation X are members of Generation D.
b)All members of Generation X disagree with the attitudes of Baby Boomers about career ambition.
c)All members of Generation D are also members of another generation.
d)No person can be a member of more than one generation.
e)All members of Generation Y are also members of another generation.

Need help on this since it seems to me that there can be multiple answers.
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08 Aug 2016, 22:17
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A.No members of Generation X are members of Generation D.
Some members of X can be members of Y and D.

B.All members of Generation X disagree with the attitudes of Baby Boomers about career ambition.
Irrelevant.

C. All members of Generation D are also members of another generation
From the passage, it is clear that Gen.D was coined recently and does not have a time-period bound to it. Correct.

D. No person can be a member of more than one generation.
This is not true, because there is a fair probability that members of Gen.D could be members of Gen.X or Gen.Y

E. All members of Generation Y are also members of another generation.
Not compulsory. If someone is born is 1976 and dies in 1978, then this is false.
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09 Aug 2016, 14:00
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Looks like C to me. The passage says gen Y is everyone 1975 or later. D falls in this category too. So all D are C

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12 Aug 2016, 05:59
Sociologist view

Before 40 Pre War

41 - 60 baby boomer

61-75 X

after 75 Y

Then another term D - people grew up with, and integrate, computer and Internet technology.

Must be True

a)No members of Generation X are members of Generation D. Need not be true ,some people from X might be exposed technology.
b)All members of Generation X disagree with the attitudes of Baby Boomers about career ambition. saying all the people are against a generation is massive overstatement
c)All members of Generation D are also members of another generation. Since all people of Y are those born after 75 , D must also be Y atleast so must be true Correct
d)No person can be a member of more than one generation. Because of the reasoning in C this is false
e)All members of Generation Y are also members of another generation. there can be some people in Y who are not D as well so this is not always true.
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02 Aug 2017, 11:56
I got stuck b/w C and E. C wins as members of gen D are also members of Gen Y; while Gen Y members may not be members of generation D. Its quite tricky but drawing diagrams or charts may help
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03 Aug 2017, 08:52
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Sociologists often refer to certain age groups in this country in terms of the generation to which they belong. All of those born before 1940 are generally considered the Pre-War Generation. The Baby Boomer Generation includes those people born from 1941 to 1960, during or after World War II. Those born from 1961 to 1975, are referred to as Generation X, most noted for their supposed disillusionment with the attitudes about career ambition and money-making held dear, according to sociologists, by the Baby Boomers. Generation Y refers to all those born in 1975 or later. However, a new name, Generation D, or Digital, has been coined very recently. Generation D is often defined by the fact that its members grew up with, and integrate, computer and Internet technology into every aspect of their lives.

According to the information provided above, which of the following must be true?
a)No members of Generation X are members of Generation D.
b)All members of Generation X disagree with the attitudes of Baby Boomers about career ambition.
c)All members of Generation D are also members of another generation.
d)No person can be a member of more than one generation.
e)All members of Generation Y are also members of another generation.

Need help on this since it seems to me that there can be multiple answers.

The only answer is C as we are not given the exact date start of the digital age , only the characteristics of the digital generation are discussed .
This age can encompass people from other generation who have incorporated new technologies in their lives and are using computer on a regular basis .

A is not true
B there is nothing about disagreement in the argument
C Correct
D Again not true
E Not true

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01 Jan 2018, 06:16
A. Not necessary. The passage does not say anything about this. Therefore there is a possibility that atleast some members of X are members of generation D.
B. Too extreme a claim.

C. CORRECT. As this generation was recently coined it is possible that some members from generation X or Y have joined this new generation.
D. No, the passage does not mention anything about this. Therefore there is a probability that members of one generation are part of another generation.
E. Not necessary. It is quite possible that some members of Generation Y are not members of other generations.
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