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

It is currently 19 Oct 2018, 23:24

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

Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual bo

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

Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
P
Joined: 07 Dec 2017
Posts: 282
Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual bo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Sep 2018, 01:10
1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  55% (hard)

Question Stats:

56% (01:55) correct 44% (02:04) wrong based on 98 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual body shapes may be popular with connoisseurs, but they are inferior to ordinary fish. Hampered by their elaborate tails or strangely shaped fins, the specially bred fish cannot reach food as quickly as can the ordinary fish that compete with them for food, and so they are often underfed. Also, they do not breed true; most offspring of the specially bred fish lack the elaborate tails and brilliant coloration of their parents.

Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?

[A]Specially bred aquarium fish must receive special care if they are to survive.

[B]Connoisseurs are not interested in dull-colored, simply shaped fish.

[C]Most specially bred aquarium fish are purchased by connoisseurs.

[D]Ordinary fish tend not to have elaborate tails or strangely shaped fins.

[E]Strangely shaped fins and elaborate tails interfere with a fish's ability to reproduce.

LSAT
Intern
Intern
avatar
B
Joined: 06 Feb 2017
Posts: 36
Location: India
Schools: HBS '22, HEC '22
GMAT 1: 570 Q39 V28
GMAT 2: 620 Q49 V26
GPA: 4
CAT Tests
Re: Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual bo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Sep 2018, 02:12
Official answer by Manhatten:
Tough one to anticipate.

Correct Answer:
(D)

Answer Choice Analysis:
(A) is too strong. While we know that specially bred fish are typically undered, we don't know the problem is so bad that they need special assistance to survive.

(B) is unsupported. While specially bred fish are popular with connoisseurs, we don't know that ordinary fish are not popular with connoisseurs.

(C) is out of scope. We don't know who purchases most specially bred fish.

(D) is correct. This answer is supported by third point above. Otherwise, how would ordinary fish out compete specially bred fish for food.

(E) is unsupported. We know that those characteristics interfere with a fish's ability to compete for food, but not that they make it difficult to reproduce.
_________________

I hope this helped. If this was indeed helpful, then you may say Thank You by giving a Kudos!

Manager
Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 11 Feb 2018
Posts: 139
GMAT 1: 690 Q47 V37
Re: Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual bo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Sep 2018, 02:23
Hey bro.I attempted this question without seeing the difficulty level and got it right in ~1min...surprised myself on seeing the %correct figure.

Underfed is not the same as difficulty surviving.Hence rule A out.
Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 30 Apr 2018
Posts: 21
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, General Management
GMAT 1: 710 Q51 V37
GPA: 4
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
Premium Member
Re: Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual bo  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Sep 2018, 13:22
Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual body shapes may be popular with connoisseurs, but they are inferior to ordinary fish. Hampered by their elaborate tails or strangely shaped fins, the specially bred fish cannot reach food as quickly as can the ordinary fish that compete with them for food, and so they are often underfed. Also, they do not breed true; most offspring of the specially bred fish lack the elaborate tails and brilliant coloration of their parents.

Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?

[A]Specially bred aquarium fish must receive special care if they are to survive.
Incorrect. Out of Scope.

[B]Connoisseurs are not interested in dull-colored, simply shaped fish.
Incorrect. Out of Scope.

[C]Most specially bred aquarium fish are purchased by connoisseurs.
Incorrect. Though the argument does talk about specially bred fish being popular with connoisseurs, nothing is mentioned about purchasing.

[D]Ordinary fish tend not to have elaborate tails or strangely shaped fins.
Correct. The argument talks about how elaborate tails or strangely shaped fins in specially bred fish cause difficulty in competing for food with ordinary fish.

[E]Strangely shaped fins and elaborate tails interfere with a fish's ability to reproduce.
Incorrect. Out of Scope
GMAT Club Bot
Re: Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual bo &nbs [#permalink] 20 Sep 2018, 13:22
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Specially bred aquarium fish with brilliant coloration and unusual bo

  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®.