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

 It is currently 21 Sep 2018, 17:05

### 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

# Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Intern
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 49
Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Aug 2012, 15:51
10
61
00:00

Difficulty:

45% (medium)

Question Stats:

69% (01:28) correct 31% (01:45) wrong based on 3905 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and exact date of composition are unknown. However, the events in the life of Prince Sviatov that the text describes occurred in 1165, and in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living. Thus Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167, assuming that _____________ .

(A) the life of Prince Sviatov is not the subject of any other medieval Moringian texts

(B) the author of Sviatovin intended it to provide as accurate a report about Prince Sviatov's exploits as possible

(C) the diagram accurately represents the composition of Sviatov's family at the time Sviatovin was written

(D) Sviatovin is the earliest Moringian text whose composition can be dated to within a few years

(E) Sviatovin was not written by Sviatov's father himself
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 8284
Location: Pune, India
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Dec 2012, 22:17
15
5
betterscore wrote:
Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and exact date of composition are unknown. However, the events in the life of Prince Sviatov that the text describes occurred in 1165, and in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living. Thus Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167, assuming that _____________ .

(A) the life of Prince Sviatov is not the subject of any other medieval Moringian texts

(B) the author of Sviatovin intended it to provide as accurate a report about Prince Sviatov's exploits as possible

(C) the diagram accurately represents the composition of Sviatov's family at the time Sviatovin was written

(D) Sviatovin is the earliest Moringian text whose composition can be dated to within a few years

(E) Sviatovin was not written by Sviatov's father himself

Since there is ongoing confusion regarding this question, let's discuss it.

Sviatovin is a text describing events in the life of Prince Sviatov. We don't know when the text was written. The events described in Sviatovin actually took place in 1165. Hence we can say that the text was written in or after 1165. No assumptions here. The text also has diagram which shows Prince Sviatov's father. His father died in 1167 so the argument is concluding that the text must have been written in or before 1167. What is the assumption? That had his father not been alive at the time the diagram was made, the diagram would not have shown him. That the diagram identifies the family composition as it was at the time the text was written and the diagram was drawn. This is what C says and hence is the answer.

E is certainly not an assumption. When you negate an assumption, the conclusion cannot hold. If we negate E, we get that Sviatovin was written by Sviatov's father. This makes our conclusion even stronger (in fact, foolproof). If Sviatov's father wrote it, then Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor

GMAT self-study has never been more personalized or more fun. Try ORION Free!

##### General Discussion
Manager
Joined: 02 Nov 2009
Posts: 125
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Aug 2012, 20:22
2
this is not very vvell framed not a typical gmat question
Manager
Joined: 19 Apr 2011
Posts: 222
Schools: Booth,NUS,St.Gallon
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Aug 2012, 22:22
1
C is the best answer .The entire argument is based on the assumption that the details provided are true and that the father was living at the time and that diagram depicts correct information.When any of this is found not be true ,the argument falls apart .
_________________

+1 if you like my explanation .Thanks

Manager
Joined: 02 Jan 2011
Posts: 158
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Aug 2012, 03:26
2
1
(A) the life of Prince Sviatov is not the subject of any other medieval Moringian texts - Out of scope - Incorrect
(B) the author of Sviatovin intended it to provide as accurate a report about Prince Sviatov's exploits as possible - Giving accurate report of Sviatov would not help predict when the text was written - Incorrect
(C) the diagram accurately represents the composition of Sviatov's family at the time Sviatovin was written - Sviatov's fater died in 1167 and composition of family if assumed true would help pin point the year when the text was written - Correct
(D) Sviatovin is the earliest Moringian text whose composition can be dated to within a few years - Gives a vague idea - Incorrect
(E) Sviatovin was not written by Sviatov's father himself - Gives a generalised theory about the author of the text. - Irrelevant - Incorrect
Manager
Joined: 31 Aug 2011
Posts: 199
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

11 Aug 2012, 06:31
1
c can be easily verified by negating the statement . . the negated one will weaken argument, however not required to do this to save time . .
_________________

If you found my contribution helpful, please click the +1 Kudos button on the left, I kinda need some =)

Senior Manager
Status: Now or never
Joined: 07 Aug 2010
Posts: 313
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
GPA: 3.5
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Aug 2012, 09:59
I marked E , Was confused between C and E. I cant understand what has C got to with the assumption.
_________________

Please press KUDOS if you like my post

Intern
Joined: 19 Dec 2011
Posts: 18
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Aug 2012, 03:16
4
whenever the conclusion is referring to some statistic , data or diagram. We must understand that those figures have been assumed to be correct for author to make conclusion.

Hence C.
Senior Manager
Affiliations: SAE
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 498
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.5
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

15 Oct 2012, 22:18
2
crackHSW wrote:
I marked E , Was confused between C and E. I cant understand what has C got to with the assumption.

Try negating option C and E. The correct answer destroys the conclusion or the premise on which the conclusion is based.

_________________

First Attempt 710 - http://gmatclub.com/forum/first-attempt-141273.html

VP
Status: Final Lap Up!!!
Affiliations: NYK Line
Joined: 21 Sep 2012
Posts: 1004
Location: India
GMAT 1: 410 Q35 V11
GMAT 2: 530 Q44 V20
GMAT 3: 630 Q45 V31
GPA: 3.84
WE: Engineering (Transportation)
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Oct 2012, 15:40
venmic wrote:
this is not very vvell framed not a typical gmat question

Its a question from OG 13 itself
Check Question num 39 Cr section
Manager
Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 162
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Dec 2012, 04:46
(However events) in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living.

Can someone mark the subjects and verbs and tell me the meaning...seems really odd structure
_________________

If u can't jump the 700 wall , drill a big hole and cross it .. I can and I WILL DO IT ...need some encouragement and inspirations from U ALL

Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 70
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

18 Dec 2012, 22:48
Well, the reason I rejected C even though none of the other answers seemed correct either.

(C) the diagram accurately represents the composition of Sviatov's family at the time Sviatovin was written

That would only describe what the diagram composed of that is the correct family members etc etc
We need to find whether the the LIVING/DEAD is classified properly.

Where am I going wrong?
_________________

- Stay Hungry, stay Foolish -

Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 8284
Location: Pune, India
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Dec 2012, 22:22
3
sujit2k7 wrote:
(However events) in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living.

Can someone mark the subjects and verbs and tell me the meaning...seems really odd structure

The structure is similar to this:

In the event of a fire, the fire alarm, which is located in the main hall, will go off.
In the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text, his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living

Subject - the fire alarm/his father
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor

GMAT self-study has never been more personalized or more fun. Try ORION Free!

Intern
Joined: 06 Nov 2012
Posts: 23
Location: India
Concentration: General Management
WE: Information Technology (Telecommunications)
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Sep 2013, 12:01
1
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
betterscore wrote:
Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and exact date of composition are unknown. However, the events in the life of Prince Sviatov that the text describes occurred in 1165, and in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living. Thus Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167, assuming that _____________ .

(A) the life of Prince Sviatov is not the subject of any other medieval Moringian texts

(B) the author of Sviatovin intended it to provide as accurate a report about Prince Sviatov's exploits as possible

(C) the diagram accurately represents the composition of Sviatov's family at the time Sviatovin was written

(D) Sviatovin is the earliest Moringian text whose composition can be dated to within a few years

(E) Sviatovin was not written by Sviatov's father himself

Since there is ongoing confusion regarding this question, let's discuss it.

Sviatovin is a text describing events in the life of Prince Sviatov. We don't know when the text was written. The events described in Sviatovin actually took place in 1165. Hence we can say that the text was written in or after 1165. No assumptions here. The text also has diagram which shows Prince Sviatov's father. His father died in 1167 so the argument is concluding that the text must have been written in or before 1167. What is the assumption? That had his father not been alive at the time the diagram was made, the diagram would not have shown him. That the diagram identifies the family composition as it was at the time the text was written and the diagram was drawn. This is what C says and hence is the answer.

E is certainly not an assumption. When you negate an assumption, the conclusion cannot hold. If we negate E, we get that Sviatovin was written by Sviatov's father. This makes our conclusion even stronger (in fact, foolproof). If Sviatov's father wrote it, then Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167.

Hi Karishma ,
I can not understand whether the text was fiction or based on true events . If the text is fictional, I can very well write a story today describing an event happening in 2050 . So is it implied in the question that the text is not fiction ?? Also I can not understand why some one can't write about an event that happened in past . By composition of family I understood family members . So even if family members are not represented correctly , the incorrect composition gives me no idea about when text was written . So I choose option B
I know I am wrong but just wanted to understand the argument clearly .
Thnx.
_________________

I do the very best I know how - the very best I can; and I mean to keep on doing so until the end -- Abraham Lincoln

Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 8284
Location: Pune, India
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Sep 2013, 20:53
1
targetdec31 wrote:
Hi Karishma ,
I can not understand whether the text was fiction or based on true events . If the text is fictional, I can very well write a story today describing an event happening in 2050 . So is it implied in the question that the text is not fiction ?? Also I can not understand why some one can't write about an event that happened in past . By composition of family I understood family members . So even if family members are not represented correctly , the incorrect composition gives me no idea about when text was written . So I choose option B
I know I am wrong but just wanted to understand the argument clearly .
Thnx.

You don't need to take a call. Whatever the argument gives you has to be taken as true. The argument says "the events in the life of Prince Sviatov that the text describes occurred in 1165, and in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living."
So Sviatovin describes some events which occured in 1165. The picture that accompanies identifies his father as still living. So the picture must have been made prior to 1167 if the diagram accurately represents the family composition. Hence Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor

GMAT self-study has never been more personalized or more fun. Try ORION Free!

MBA Blogger
Joined: 19 Apr 2014
Posts: 95
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Schools: NTU '19
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Nov 2014, 04:00
1
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
targetdec31 wrote:
Hi Karishma ,
I can not understand whether the text was fiction or based on true events . If the text is fictional, I can very well write a story today describing an event happening in 2050 . So is it implied in the question that the text is not fiction ?? Also I can not understand why some one can't write about an event that happened in past . By composition of family I understood family members . So even if family members are not represented correctly , the incorrect composition gives me no idea about when text was written . So I choose option B
I know I am wrong but just wanted to understand the argument clearly .
Thnx.

You don't need to take a call. Whatever the argument gives you has to be taken as true. The argument says "the events in the life of Prince Sviatov that the text describes occurred in 1165, and in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living."
So Sviatovin describes some events which occured in 1165. The picture that accompanies identifies his father as still living. So the picture must have been made prior to 1167 if the diagram accurately represents the family composition. Hence Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167.

I got confused with the wording "accurately represents the family composition" and rejected C.
IMO, family composition is the members of the family, that means if the diagram says that Prince Sviatov's father had 3 brothers but actually there were 5!! In this condition the diagram is wrong i.e. is is not the accurate representation of the composition of the family. Need more clarification for the OA!!
_________________

Warm Regards.
Visit My Blog

Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor
Joined: 16 Oct 2010
Posts: 8284
Location: Pune, India
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2014, 22:01
2
scofield1521 wrote:
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
targetdec31 wrote:
Hi Karishma ,
I can not understand whether the text was fiction or based on true events . If the text is fictional, I can very well write a story today describing an event happening in 2050 . So is it implied in the question that the text is not fiction ?? Also I can not understand why some one can't write about an event that happened in past . By composition of family I understood family members . So even if family members are not represented correctly , the incorrect composition gives me no idea about when text was written . So I choose option B
I know I am wrong but just wanted to understand the argument clearly .
Thnx.

You don't need to take a call. Whatever the argument gives you has to be taken as true. The argument says "the events in the life of Prince Sviatov that the text describes occurred in 1165, and in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living."
So Sviatovin describes some events which occured in 1165. The picture that accompanies identifies his father as still living. So the picture must have been made prior to 1167 if the diagram accurately represents the family composition. Hence Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167.

I got confused with the wording "accurately represents the family composition" and rejected C.
IMO, family composition is the members of the family, that means if the diagram says that Prince Sviatov's father had 3 brothers but actually there were 5!! In this condition the diagram is wrong i.e. is is not the accurate representation of the composition of the family. Need more clarification for the OA!!

In arriving at the conclusion (Sviatovin was written between 1165 and 1167), we have assumed that the picture is accurate. The picture shows his father alive so we say that his father must have been alive when Sviatovin was written. We have assumed that the picture was showing the truth. In case we are told that the picture is not accurate, then can we arrive at the conclusion that Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167. No. Then all we can say is that it was written after 1165 - but when exactly, we wouldn't know.
So we have assumed the accuracy of the picture - that the painter wouldn't have lied by painting the father alive even though he wasn't. It doesn't matter whether the painter included everyone because it is hard to say who is part of the family and who isn't - the exact composition of a family is very subjective - nuclear family or joint family or extended etc. Accurate depiction only means that whoever is shown alive at that time was actually alive.
_________________

Karishma
Veritas Prep GMAT Instructor

GMAT self-study has never been more personalized or more fun. Try ORION Free!

MBA Blogger
Joined: 19 Apr 2014
Posts: 95
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Technology
Schools: NTU '19
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Nov 2014, 02:51
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:

In arriving at the conclusion (Sviatovin was written between 1165 and 1167), we have assumed that the picture is accurate. The picture shows his father alive so we say that his father must have been alive when Sviatovin was written. We have assumed that the picture was showing the truth. In case we are told that the picture is not accurate, then can we arrive at the conclusion that Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167. No. Then all we can say is that it was written after 1165 - but when exactly, we wouldn't know.
So we have assumed the accuracy of the picture - that the painter wouldn't have lied by painting the father alive even though he wasn't. It doesn't matter whether the painter included everyone because it is hard to say who is part of the family and who isn't - the exact composition of a family is very subjective - nuclear family or joint family or extended etc. Accurate depiction only means that whoever is shown alive at that time was actually alive.

Thanks Karishma, now makes sense.
_________________

Warm Regards.
Visit My Blog

Intern
Status: Don't Give Up!
Joined: 15 Aug 2014
Posts: 34
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT Date: 04-25-2015
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Nov 2014, 23:47
1
sidhu09 wrote:
(A) the life of Prince Sviatov is not the subject of any other medieval Moringian texts - Out of scope - Incorrect
(B) the author of Sviatovin intended it to provide as accurate a report about Prince Sviatov's exploits as possible - Giving accurate report of Sviatov would not help predict when the text was written - Incorrect
(C) the diagram accurately represents the composition of Sviatov's family at the time Sviatovin was written - Sviatov's fater died in 1167 and composition of family if assumed true would help pin point the year when the text was written - Correct
(D) Sviatovin is the earliest Moringian text whose composition can be dated to within a few years - Gives a vague idea - Incorrect
(E) Sviatovin was not written by Sviatov's father himself - Gives a generalised theory about the author of the text. - Irrelevant - Incorrect

" Somehow i'm still thinking about the answer choice "B". If author is intended to provide a accurate report then conclusion holds OK. If we negate it, then it means that text as well as drawing is not accurate so can not conclude predict the time of text.

Pleas help!
_________________

- Sachin

-If you like my explanation then please click "Kudos"

Intern
Status: Don't Give Up!
Joined: 15 Aug 2014
Posts: 34
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, General Management
GMAT Date: 04-25-2015
WE: Engineering (Manufacturing)
Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and  [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Nov 2014, 23:49
VeritasPrepKarishma wrote:
targetdec31 wrote:
Hi Karishma ,
I can not understand whether the text was fiction or based on true events . If the text is fictional, I can very well write a story today describing an event happening in 2050 . So is it implied in the question that the text is not fiction ?? Also I can not understand why some one can't write about an event that happened in past . By composition of family I understood family members . So even if family members are not represented correctly , the incorrect composition gives me no idea about when text was written . So I choose option B
I know I am wrong but just wanted to understand the argument clearly .
Thnx.

You don't need to take a call. Whatever the argument gives you has to be taken as true. The argument says "the events in the life of Prince Sviatov that the text describes occurred in 1165, and in the diagram of Sviatov's family that accompanies the text his father, who died in 1167, is identified as still living."
So Sviatovin describes some events which occured in 1165. The picture that accompanies identifies his father as still living. So the picture must have been made prior to 1167 if the diagram accurately represents the family composition. Hence Sviatovin must have been written between 1165 and 1167.

Hi Karishma,
" Somehow i'm still thinking about the answer choice "B". If author is intended to provide a accurate report then conclusion holds OK. If we negate it, then it means that text as well as drawing is not accurate so can not conclude predict the time of text.

Pleas help!
_________________

- Sachin

-If you like my explanation then please click "Kudos"

Re: Sviatovin is a medieval Moringian text whose author and &nbs [#permalink] 28 Nov 2014, 23:49

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 29 posts ]

Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Events & Promotions

 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®.