Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 24 May 2017, 01:03

### 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

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# The analysis of results on the national tests found that

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

### Hide Tags

Director
Affiliations: SAE
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 508
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.5
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 288 [2] , given: 269

The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2012, 02:05
2
This post received
KUDOS
6
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

35% (medium)

Question Stats:

67% (02:39) correct 33% (01:44) wrong based on 255 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades

A. found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
B. has found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, and that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
C. found that math scores for black boys are not much different than black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
D. found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
E. found that math scores for black boys were not much different as compared to black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

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

Last edited by getgyan on 07 Oct 2012, 22:35, edited 1 time in total.
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Intern
Joined: 04 Dec 2011
Posts: 26
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [2] , given: 3

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2012, 03:30
2
This post received
KUDOS
The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades

A. found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
B. has found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, and that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
C. found that math scores for black boys are not much different than black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
D. found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.---------correct
E. found that math scores for black boys were not much different as compared to black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

IMO---D
Manager
Joined: 29 Apr 2012
Posts: 102
Location: United States
Concentration: International Business, Real Estate
GMAT Date: 10-22-2012
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 75 [0], given: 47

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2012, 08:15
getgyan wrote:
The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades

A. found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
B. has found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, and that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
C. found that math scores for black boys are not much different than black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
D. found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
E. found that math scores for black boys were not much different as compared to black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

IMO B since B is keeping the parallelism..
the analysis found that "abc" and that "xyz"...
i sumhow dont agree with D since it steers away the meaning of the sentence by 180 degrees....
what is the answer?
Intern
Joined: 07 Jul 2012
Posts: 12
Location: United States
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 19

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2012, 10:57
aditi1903 wrote:
getgyan wrote:
The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades

A. found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
B. has found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, and that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
C. found that math scores for black boys are not much different than black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
D. found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
E. found that math scores for black boys were not much different as compared to black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

IMO B since B is keeping the parallelism..
the analysis found that "abc" and that "xyz"...
i sumhow dont agree with D since it steers away the meaning of the sentence by 180 degrees....
what is the answer?

IMO D
how does the meaning differ from the original question
Intern
Joined: 04 Dec 2011
Posts: 26
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 15 [0], given: 3

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests [#permalink]

### Show Tags

06 Oct 2012, 22:14
aditi1903 wrote:
getgyan wrote:
The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades

A. found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
B. has found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, and that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
C. found that math scores for black boys are not much different than black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
D. found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
E. found that math scores for black boys were not much different as compared to black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

IMO B since B is keeping the parallelism..
the analysis found that "abc" and that "xyz"...
i sumhow dont agree with D since it steers away the meaning of the sentence by 180 degrees....
what is the answer?

Actually the author is trying to explain a contrast...so but is necessary..
I hope you get the point..
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3830
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 817

Kudos [?]: 6303 [1] , given: 324

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Oct 2012, 11:48
1
This post received
KUDOS
A is obviously wrong because of the wrong ‘different than’ idiom and use of 'which' to refer to 30 points.
B is using bad tense; although the analysis might exist today, ‘has found’ is inappropriate for a report finding that occurred sometime in the past. Hence a past tense verb- found- is the apt one for that description. In addition, all the other verbs are in past tense to promptly refer to past occurrences.
C also indulges in shift of tense when it states that - black boys are not- of course; more seriously C and E wrongly compare maths score with black girls

Therefore, we must choose D as the best answer
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Director
Affiliations: SAE
Joined: 11 Jul 2012
Posts: 508
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Social Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 710 Q49 V37
GPA: 3.5
WE: Project Management (Energy and Utilities)
Followers: 44

Kudos [?]: 288 [0], given: 269

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Oct 2012, 22:47
aditi1903 wrote:
IMO B since B is keeping the parallelism..
the analysis found that "abc" and that "xyz"...
i sumhow dont agree with D since it steers away the meaning of the sentence by 180 degrees....
what is the answer?

Hi Aditi

First of all, there are a few mistakes in Option B which does not make it a better option than D. Let us look at it
1) “has found” is not correct tense. It is a statement/fact/findings. Use Simple tense
2) “sometimes interpreted as three academic grades”. What does this mean? Sometimes wrongly refers to “30 points”.
3) Why so many “and” ? “and that black boys” “and that they fell behind”

Option D correctly rectifies all these issues.

_________________

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

Intern
Joined: 15 Oct 2011
Posts: 41
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 37

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests [#permalink]

### Show Tags

22 Nov 2012, 19:55
Can you please explain why can't which refer to 30 points in option A ? 30 points could be equal to three academic grades?

daagh wrote:
A is obviously wrong because of the wrong ‘different than’ idiom and use of 'which' to refer to 30 points.
B is using bad tense; although the analysis might exist today, ‘has found’ is inappropriate for a report finding that occurred sometime in the past. Hence a past tense verb- found- is the apt one for that description. In addition, all the other verbs are in past tense to promptly refer to past occurrences.
C also indulges in shift of tense when it states that - black boys are not- of course; more seriously C and E wrongly compare maths score with black girls

Therefore, we must choose D as the best answer
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3830
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 817

Kudos [?]: 6303 [0], given: 324

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2012, 09:21
---30 points,which is --- has S-V number problem. --- 30 points , which are --- is the right diction,; see points is plural
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

VP
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1382
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Followers: 178

Kudos [?]: 1462 [0], given: 62

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2012, 10:19
getgyan wrote:
The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades

A. found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
B. has found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, and that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
C. found that math scores for black boys are not much different than black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
D. found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
E. found that math scores for black boys were not much different as compared to black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

Hii Daagh.
I got confused over this one.
I have highlighted the blue confusion points in blue. Don't you think that all the relative clause following "that" in blue are what the analysis found?
_________________
Intern
Joined: 15 Oct 2011
Posts: 41
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 37

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2012, 10:24
ahhha!! Did not notice that subtle point. Thanks

daagh wrote:
---30 points,which is --- has S-V number problem. --- 30 points , which are --- is the right diction,; see points is plural
Intern
Joined: 15 Oct 2011
Posts: 41
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 37

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2012, 13:25
Hey..

I had another doubt in this sentence.
The analysis of results on the national tests found that.....

Here the subject is: The analysis (singular)
The verb is: found (is this plural or singular?)

They have found - pluaral
He has found (singular)

What is the role of found in this sentence?

daagh wrote:
---30 points,which is --- has S-V number problem. --- 30 points , which are --- is the right diction,; see points is plural
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3830
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 817

Kudos [?]: 6303 [0], given: 324

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2012, 22:52
@ Prep

Found is the past tense of find. Found is also the past participle. Along with auxiliary verbs such as have, has, is, are, will be etc, the past participle is used in either in prefect tenses or passive voices.

Here the tests found ---- that is the plural subjects tests did the act of finding – namely found.

And there are also many other ways of using found: to establish; Eg; I am trying to found a club for local GMAT aspirants
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3830
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 817

Kudos [?]: 6303 [0], given: 324

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2012, 23:15
@ Marcab: If I got you rightly that is exactly what the text wants to say but with a contrast built in between list 1 and list 2. In gist, the tests found three things. 1, that that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls 2. But that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes, and 3. That they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points; the original misses the middle –that- which D provides promptly. The debate whether the contrast is required or not is moot, as it is clear that the original does intend a contrast.
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

VP
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1382
Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
Followers: 178

Kudos [?]: 1462 [0], given: 62

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Nov 2012, 23:54
Hii Daagh for such a quick reply.
What does "they" after third "that" refers to?
So since they form a list, then quite probably we can write the sentence in the following parts.
1)The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls.
2)But the analysis of results on the national tests found that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes.
3) The analysis of results on the national tests found that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points.

In the third list, I am confused over the usage of "they". Please let me know if I am unable to grasp the concept.
_________________
Retired Moderator
Status: worked for Kaplan's associates, but now on my own, free and flying
Joined: 19 Feb 2007
Posts: 3830
Location: India
WE: Education (Education)
Followers: 817

Kudos [?]: 6303 [0], given: 324

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

24 Nov 2012, 00:09
They is certainly is a sore point; It is ambiguous in that it might refer to either the black boys or the math scores; But then, all the choices indulge in that; Logically, however we should take it as refering to the black boys, as they are being compared white boys, lest we should end up with another mis-comparison
_________________

“Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher” – a Japanese proverb.
9884544509

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10372
Followers: 997

Kudos [?]: 224 [0], given: 0

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

09 Dec 2014, 02:06
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.
Manager
Joined: 27 Dec 2014
Posts: 86
Concentration: Leadership, Technology
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 98

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Dec 2014, 13:55
getgyan wrote:
The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades

A. found that math scores for black boys were not much different than those for black girls, but black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, which is sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
B. has found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, and that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
C. found that math scores for black boys are not much different than black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
D. found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.
E. found that math scores for black boys were not much different as compared to black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

(A) has parallelism issue. This is corrected in (D) by repeating 'that' after but. Also, which refers to '30 points' but uses singular verb
(B) but is replaces by and - the contrast in original sentence is gone. Also 'has found' changes the tense of original sentence.
(C) 'are' is wrong tense
(D) RIGHT choice - correct the parallelism & does not have any tense / meaning issues
(E) different as in wrong idiomatically

PS - I did not use the different from vs than split because I was not sure of the what was the meaning difference.

Please let me know your thoughts.. I found this questions extremely tough to resolve and took almost 3 mins
_________________

Cheers!
-----------------------------
Please give kudos if you think it is worth it !

Manager
Joined: 03 Oct 2016
Posts: 86
Concentration: Technology, General Management
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 46 [0], given: 6

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Oct 2016, 08:25
Correct IDIOM is different from - not different than - chuck A C AND E .

B. has found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, and that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

Sometimes seems to modify 30 points - so doesnt clearly brings out the meaning the sentence wants to convey

D. found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

But is required as it shows the contrast here and secondly a gap is the correct modifier here.
_________________

KINDLY KUDOS IF YOU LIKE THE POST

Senior Manager
Joined: 29 Oct 2016
Posts: 269
Concentration: Finance, Economics
GMAT 1: 620 Q50 V24
GRE 1: 314 Q167 V147
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 906

Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that [#permalink]

### Show Tags

23 Dec 2016, 09:50
Hi guys,
Just want to check my understanding about the pronoun ambiguity in the correct option.
The correct sentence reads :
The analysis of results on the national tests found that math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls, but that black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes and that they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points, a gap sometimes interpreted as three academic grades.

Here we have 3 points from the analysis of results on the national tests :
1 math scores for black boys were not much different from those for black girls
2 black boys lagged behind Hispanics of both sexes
3 they fell behind white boys by at least 30 points

(2) and (3) are in the same list,named as (4)
(1) contrasts with(4);hence we can safely assume that "they" refer to black boys without pronoun ambiguity.
Is my understanding correct?
Re: The analysis of results on the national tests found that   [#permalink] 23 Dec 2016, 09:50
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting 0 24 Apr 2013, 23:44
A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting 0 15 May 2017, 07:12
5 National zoos involved in modernization have found the local 23 30 Jun 2014, 05:39
A firm that specializes in the analysis of handwriting 0 05 Feb 2012, 03:38
5 Results from the 1998 national Demographic and Health Survey 13 20 Jul 2016, 12:33
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# The analysis of results on the national tests found that

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO 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®.