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

 It is currently 28 May 2017, 05:07

### 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

# Events & Promotions

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

# The government has made great strides in implementing

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Senior Manager
Joined: 22 Sep 2005
Posts: 276
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 208 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

26 Aug 2009, 08:15
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

44% (01:16) correct 56% (01:06) wrong based on 14 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

I have one question here:

Why B is wrong?

The government has made great strides in implementing immunization in public school systems despite its cost. When all children are properly immunized, we will be able to ensure their health.

Which of the following identifies an assumption in the author's argument?

Only public schools require immunization.
Children are not already properly immunized.
If not immunized, most children will fall victim to disease.
Immunization is effective enough to justify its cost to the taxpayer.
Immunization is the only precaution necessary to guarantee a child's health.
If you have any questions
New!
Manager
Affiliations: CFA Level 2 Candidate
Joined: 29 Jun 2009
Posts: 221
Schools: RD 2: Darden Class of 2012
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 240 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

26 Aug 2009, 10:06
IMO E

Argument "When all children are properly immunized, we will be able to ensure their health."

Only public schools require immunization. - Not related to the argument
Children are not already properly immunized. - Close but I would say it is not a required assumption because some may already be immunized and some may not be.
If not immunized, most children will fall victim to disease. - Out of Scope
Immunization is effective enough to justify its cost to the taxpayer. - Argument is about health not cost
Immunization is the only precaution necessary to guarantee a child's health. - Perfect fit as argument says because of X then Y. Doesn't allow the counter of because of X and Z then Y
Current Student
Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Posts: 1843
Location: United States (NC)
Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Schools: UNC (Kenan-Flagler) - Class of 2013
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V39
WE: Programming (Computer Software)
Followers: 26

Kudos [?]: 253 [0], given: 52

### Show Tags

26 Aug 2009, 11:21
yeah i agree. The gov is trying to ensure the children's health and immunization is a means. E basically says that to succeed (ensure health) immunization is needed.
_________________

Senior Manager
Joined: 21 Jul 2009
Posts: 364
Schools: LBS, INSEAD, IMD, ISB - Anything with just 1 yr program.
Followers: 18

Kudos [?]: 175 [0], given: 22

### Show Tags

26 Aug 2009, 12:19
netcaesar wrote:
I have one question here:

Why B is wrong?

The government has made great strides in implementing immunization in public school systems despite its cost. When all children are properly immunized, we will be able to ensure their health.

Which of the following identifies an assumption in the author's argument?

Only public schools require immunization.
Children are not already properly immunized.
If not immunized, most children will fall victim to disease.
Immunization is effective enough to justify its cost to the taxpayer.
Immunization is the only precaution necessary to guarantee a child's health.

I'd go with B only, post the OA from the source and we could dissect the train of thought.
_________________

I am AWESOME and it's gonna be LEGENDARY!!!

Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Apr 2009
Posts: 325
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 134 [0], given: 14

### Show Tags

26 Aug 2009, 17:33
I will go with E.

Conclusion :- When all children are properly immunized, we will be able to ensure their health

E undermines this conclusion

B - using Assumption negation technique becomes:-

does not undermine the conclusion. infact it agrees with the conclusion
_________________

Senior Manager
Joined: 22 Sep 2005
Posts: 276
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 208 [0], given: 1

### Show Tags

28 Aug 2009, 10:30
OA is E.
I do not understand the last post.
In my opinion. if you negate B you negate the conclusion, but it is wrong here and I want to know WHY!!!
Manager
Affiliations: CFA Level 2 Candidate
Joined: 29 Jun 2009
Posts: 221
Schools: RD 2: Darden Class of 2012
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 240 [0], given: 2

### Show Tags

28 Aug 2009, 10:42
I think the issue in B is that it comes down to do we really need to assume this for the conclusion to be correct.

Conclusion
Through Immunization we will be able to ensure their health.

Scenario a) Children are not immunized vs b) Children are immunized
Does it really change whether or not we will be able to ensure their health? Not really. The question comes down do how can we ensure their health. The author is claiming immunization ensures health.
This is why E is correct
Immunization is the only precaution necessary to guarantee a child's health.

If E wasn't true then there would no way to ensure health because immunization might not protect against second hand smoke, radiation etc.
Senior Manager
Joined: 16 Jul 2009
Posts: 256
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 371 [0], given: 3

### Show Tags

28 Aug 2009, 11:27
IMO E

Not B because its not only about immunization but also about ensuring of health..
Retired Moderator
Status: 2000 posts! I don't know whether I should feel great or sad about it! LOL
Joined: 04 Oct 2009
Posts: 1672
Location: Peru
Schools: Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, MIT & HKS (Government)
WE 1: Economic research
WE 2: Banking
WE 3: Government: Foreign Trade and SMEs
Followers: 103

Kudos [?]: 993 [0], given: 109

### Show Tags

23 Apr 2012, 09:28
+1 E

As the Powerscore CR Bible mentions: In CR, when the author concludes about a causality relationship, he or she assumes that the cause mentioned is the ONLY cause for the described effect. There are NOT other possible causes.
_________________

"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."

My Integrated Reasoning Logbook / Diary: http://gmatclub.com/forum/my-ir-logbook-diary-133264.html

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Manager
Joined: 28 Sep 2011
Posts: 70
Location: United States
GMAT 1: 520 Q34 V27
GMAT 3: 690 Q47 V38
GPA: 3.01
WE: Information Technology (Commercial Banking)
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 31 [0], given: 10

### Show Tags

23 Apr 2012, 22:08
I went with C, E sounds too strong, since it uses "only"
Senior Manager
Joined: 13 May 2011
Posts: 312
WE 1: IT 1 Yr
WE 2: Supply Chain 5 Yrs
Followers: 21

Kudos [?]: 264 [0], given: 11

### Show Tags

24 Apr 2012, 00:04
ashish8 wrote:
I went with C, E sounds too strong, since it uses "only"

The answer can be strong because in this case the use of word all makes the conclusion strong. On the other hand: B can be or cannot be true according to the conclusion, because the disease is not mentioned in the argument.
Re: The government has made great strides in implementing   [#permalink] 24 Apr 2012, 00:04
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
9 The opposition has strongly criticized the government 12 24 Apr 2017, 02:31
22 Assumption Revision: Although there has been great scientific 7 13 May 2017, 10:36
6 Although there has been great scientific debate for decades 11 11 Dec 2015, 14:04
59 The government has made great strides in implementing 30 21 Sep 2016, 06:43
6 Although there has been great scientific debate for decades 33 18 Jul 2016, 03:38
Display posts from previous: Sort by