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

It is currently 17 Oct 2019, 16:59

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

The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 30 Mar 2013
Posts: 21
The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 01 Jul 2018, 01:52
5
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

91% (00:35) correct 9% (00:56) wrong based on 235 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within Olmec art, is prominent among the hieroglyphics inscribed on a monument that was discovered in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

(A) being a recurrent symbol within
(B) a symbol having recurred within
(c) a recurring symbol in
(D) having been a symbol that recurred in
(E) recurring as it is, a symbol in

https://www.nytimes.com/1993/03/23/science/language-of-early-americans-is-deciphered.html

The Olmecs were a particularly enigmatic people, known today mainly through their distinctive sculpture of huge human heads with masklike expressions and thick lips. Their heartland was in the Mexican states of Veracruz and Tabasco. Although they built no great cities, the Olmecs developed a wide trading network and left a legacy of art and religious ritual. The jaguar, a recurring theme in Olmec art, is a prominent figure in the stela text.

In a commentary accompanying the report, Dr. Stuart wrote, "The art of the Olmec and their Middle Preclassic neighbors appears to reflect many fundamental patterns seen in later Mesoamerican remains, including certain political and religious motifs and themes, the use of the calendar, and the beginning of writing -- although examples of the latter are rare."

Originally posted by Shilpi85 on 01 Jun 2013, 18:18.
Last edited by hazelnut on 01 Jul 2018, 01:52, edited 3 times in total.
Edited the question.
Most Helpful Community Reply
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 988
Location: United States
Re: The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2013, 01:49
4
1
IMO, C is correct.

(1) First, we split between "within" and "in". We always say in ABC art/culture/business/economy/trouble......e.g. in American culture; in modern art; in social economy......But we don't say "within modern art". Normally, "within" requires a parameter to be more accurate, e.g. Do not smoke within 20 feet of the building
So, A, B are out.

(2) Among other answers, C is correct.
(c) a recurring symbol in ==> Correct
(D) having been a symbol that recurred in ==> awkward & ungrammatical.
(E) recurring as it is, a symbol in ==> "as it is" does not refer to anything.

Hope it helps.
_________________
Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.

"Designing cars consumes you; it has a hold on your spirit which is incredibly powerful. It's not something you can do part time, you have do it with all your heart and soul or you're going to get it wrong."

Chris Bangle - Former BMW Chief of Design.
General Discussion
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 27 Feb 2012
Posts: 113
Re: The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2013, 02:51
Shilpi85 wrote:
The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within Olmec art, is prominent among the hieroglyphics inscribed on a monument that was discovered in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

(A) being a recurrent symbol within
(B) a symbol having recurred within
(c) a recurring symbol in
(D) having been a symbol that recurred in
(E) recurring as it is, a symbol in


Being is not required here. We can modify without being. A out.
C is concise and apt.
Rest all are wordy. Having/recurring as it is/a symbol having
_________________
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Please +1 KUDO if my post helps. Thank you.
Current Student
User avatar
B
Status: Admitted to U of M Ross
Joined: 01 Dec 2012
Posts: 85
Location: United States (TX)
Concentration: Strategy, Entrepreneurship
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V42
GPA: 2.9
WE: Consulting (Consulting)
Re: The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2013, 12:26
2
Shilpi85 wrote:
The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within Olmec art, is prominent among the hieroglyphics inscribed on a monument that was discovered in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

(A) being a recurrent symbol within
(B) a symbol having recurred within
(c) a recurring symbol in
(D) having been a symbol that recurred in
(E) recurring as it is, a symbol in



IMO, its C.

Option C is very concise & helps to easily answer the question -> "Why is the Jaguar.....a prominent symbol in Hieroglyphics?" A:"Because it is a recurring symbol in Olmec Art.

Hope it helps!
_________________
Regards,
Vishnu

Article --> http://www.topmba.com/blog/could-mba-degree-be-way-forward
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 29 Apr 2013
Posts: 88
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT Date: 11-06-2013
WE: Programming (Telecommunications)
Re: The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Jun 2013, 13:37
IMO it is C

The way how I approached the question:

The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within Olmec art, is prominent among the hieroglyphics inscribed on a monument that was discovered in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

I read the the sentence without the modifier to understand the sentence better and then I checked which of the given options is a best fit as a modifier.
_________________
Do not forget to hit the Kudos button on your left if you find my post helpful 8-)

Collection of some good questions on Number System
VP
VP
User avatar
P
Joined: 27 Mar 2010
Posts: 1469
Location: India
Schools: ISB
GPA: 3.31
Re: The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Jun 2013, 10:22
C uses an "appositive" and one needs to be comfortable with the usage of appositives as modifiers.

In English, appositives extend/redefine the preceding noun:

Sachin, a great player in contemporary cricket, has scored highest number of centuries in first class cricket.
_________________
Thanks,
Ashish
EducationAisle, Bangalore

Sentence Correction Nirvana available on Amazon.in and Flipkart

Now! Preview the entire Grammar Section of Sentence Correction Nirvana at pothi.com
Director
Director
User avatar
D
Joined: 24 Oct 2016
Posts: 533
GMAT 1: 670 Q46 V36
GMAT 2: 690 Q47 V38
Re: The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 03 Mar 2019, 10:20
Shilpi85 wrote:
The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within Olmec art, is prominent among the hieroglyphics inscribed on a monument that was discovered in the Mexican state of Veracruz.

(A) being a recurrent symbol within
(B) a symbol having recurred within
(c) a recurring symbol in
(D) having been a symbol that recurred in
(E) recurring as it is, a symbol in



(A) being a recurrent symbol within - Wrong: Unnecessary use of "being".
(B) a symbol having recurred within - Wrong: "having recurred" implies past tense, which is wrong since the sentence is using present tense "is".
(c) a recurring symbol in - Correct
(D) having been a symbol that recurred in - Wrong: 1) "having recurred" implies past tense, which is wrong since the sentence is using present tense "is". 2) Wordy
(E) recurring as it is, a symbol in - Wrong: Bad structure
_________________
Most Comprehensive Article on How to Score a 700+ on the GMAT (NEW)
Verb Tenses Simplified


If you found my post useful, KUDOS are much appreciated. Giving Kudos is a great way to thank and motivate contributors, without costing you anything.
GMAT Club Bot
Re: The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within   [#permalink] 03 Mar 2019, 10:20
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The figure of the jaguar, being a recurrent symbol within

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





Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne