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

 It is currently 17 Aug 2019, 14:29

### 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

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

# Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Current Student
Joined: 05 Nov 2014
Posts: 22
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
GPA: 3.65
WE: Analyst (Retail Banking)
Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

Updated on: 01 Dec 2014, 06:11
10
6
00:00

Difficulty:

55% (hard)

Question Stats:

62% (01:58) correct 38% (02:07) wrong based on 304 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "survival of the strongest." However, inasmuch as "strong" is interpreted as "physical size and prowess", this is incorrect. Although strength and size provide a survival advantage within a species in such tasks as breeding, fighting for food, and running from predators, a species will survive only if its overall resource requirement for maintaining its strength does not outweigh the resources available, as is often the case during a famine or other ecological disaster.

Based on the passage above, which of the following statements must be true?

(A) If a species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighs the resources available, that species will not survive.
(B) Strength does not provide a survival advantage for hunting food.
(C) The phrase "survival of the fittest" should not be used by the scientific community.
(D) The species with the least strength is the most likely to survive in a famine.
(E) If a species does not survive an ecological disaster, it is because that species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighed the resources available.

+1 KUDOS if you find this post useful. Need KUDOS to unlock the test. Happy GMATing!!!

Originally posted by EchelonStrike2016 on 01 Dec 2014, 05:57.
Last edited by carcass on 01 Dec 2014, 06:11, edited 1 time in total.
Edited the title of the question
Board of Directors
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3446
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Dec 2014, 06:12
The title of the question must be the first sentence of the same OR a brief summary

Regards
_________________
Current Student
Joined: 05 Nov 2014
Posts: 22
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
GMAT 1: 760 Q51 V41
GPA: 3.65
WE: Analyst (Retail Banking)
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Dec 2014, 06:47
Thanks Carcass. It was my post on the forum. Was not aware for the norms. Will keep in this mind for all my future post.
Manager
Status: Manager
Affiliations: Manager
Joined: 06 Nov 2012
Posts: 127
Location: India
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Sustainability
Schools: Boston U '19 (D)
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q49 V33
GPA: 3
WE: Supply Chain Management (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Dec 2014, 05:03
Although I was little confused b/w A and E but my take is A

(A) If a species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighs the resources available, that species will not survive - Correct.
Given that when Maintenance of strength < or = Resource available only then species survives.
Therefore, When Maintenance of strength > Resource available, then species won't survive.
(B) Strength does not provide a survival advantage for hunting food - Opposite to given in stem.
(C) The phrase "survival of the fittest" should not be used by the scientific community - Cannot be said or cannot be inferred or not mentioned
(D) The species with the least strength is the most likely to survive in a famine - Stem says that only species that survives whose requirement for maintaining its strength does not outweigh the resources available. Therefore, within the available resources, strength can be higher or lower depending upon relative degree, so we cannot say that least strength species is most likely to survive.
(E) If a species does not survive an ecological disaster, it is because that species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighed the resources available - It is to specific. Moreover, it is one of often cases.
_________________
Hard-work, Perseverance and Commitment.....
Manager
Joined: 30 Mar 2013
Posts: 104
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Dec 2014, 05:43
1
Was stuck between A and E. E seems to be a little too "strict" for lack of a better word...A is more open ended, so I went with A.
Board of Directors
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3446
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Dec 2014, 05:54
Quote:
a species will survive only if its overall resource requirement for maintaining its strength does not outweigh the resources available, as is often the case during a famine or other ecological disaster.

_________________
Director
Joined: 07 Aug 2011
Posts: 511
GMAT 1: 630 Q49 V27
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Mar 2015, 22:44
1
rahulbajaj wrote:
Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "survival of the strongest." However, inasmuch as "strong" is interpreted as "physical size and prowess", this is incorrect. Although strength and size provide a survival advantage within a species in such tasks as breeding, fighting for food, and running from predators, a species will survive only if its overall resource requirement for maintaining its strength does not outweigh the resources available, as is often the case during a famine or other ecological disaster.

Based on the passage above, which of the following statements must be true?

(A) If a species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighs the resources available, that species will not survive.
(B) Strength does not provide a survival advantage for hunting food.
(C) The phrase "survival of the fittest" should not be used by the scientific community.
(D) The species with the least strength is the most likely to survive in a famine.
(E) If a species does not survive an ecological disaster, it is because that species' resource requirement for maintaining its strength outweighed the resources available.

+1 KUDOS if you find this post useful. Need KUDOS to unlock the test. Happy GMATing!!!

remember , in must be true questions any paraphrase from main phrase is always a right answer.
so A .
Senior Manager
Joined: 24 Nov 2015
Posts: 495
Location: United States (LA)
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

30 Mar 2016, 14:51
correct answer appears to be option A
Non-Human User
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 5181
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Aug 2019, 21:24
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________
Re: Some people interpret the phrase "survival of the fittest" as "surviva   [#permalink] 03 Aug 2019, 21:24
Display posts from previous: Sort by