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

It is currently 14 Oct 2019, 13:32

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 gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close

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

Hide Tags

Find Similar Topics 
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 640
The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 22 Mar 2018, 14:53
9
37
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  35% (medium)

Question Stats:

65% (01:16) correct 35% (01:22) wrong based on 1789 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
(C) its numbers now five times more than when
(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
(E) now with its numbers five greater since

Edit: Watch Out: There is a modified version of this question in HERE

Originally posted by qhoc0010 on 21 Jan 2005, 08:43.
Last edited by bb on 22 Mar 2018, 14:53, edited 3 times in total.
Added OA
Most Helpful Community Reply
Retired Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 16 Jun 2012
Posts: 991
Location: United States
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Nov 2013, 13:58
9
1
10
monirjewel wrote:
Can someone explain the question?


Hi Moniriewel

I'm glad to help.

Note 1: for abstract numbers such as "numbers" ==> we must use "greater than". We mean the quantity is greater, not the number itself. We CAN'T count 1 quantity, 2 quantity :)
Note 2: After the semicolon, we must use a clause that has its own subject and own verb. The clause after the semicolon is a dependent clause.

The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
Correct.

(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
Wrong. "fivefold" is NOT a verb. The sentence is incomplete.

(C) its numbers now five times more than when
Wrong. "five times more than when" is wrong comparison.

(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
Wrong. awkward sentence.

(E) now with its numbers five greater since
Wrong. "five greater" is wrong. In addition, we need "than" after "greater".

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
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 27 Dec 2004
Posts: 716
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jan 2005, 09:51
Though (A) is the best choice, it still looks like something is wrong with (A)
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 640
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jan 2005, 15:37
OA is (A)
I don't know how to choose between (A) and (B).
I thought the use of "times" and "-er than" is always wrong. By what I know, "times" goes with "as [blank] as". So in (A),

"five times greater than what" mean "its numbers are now five times as much as what they were..." because the "five times" is

addition to "one" already.
However, in (B), it means "its numbers now" equal five multiply by "what they were". (B) means
"its numbers now" = 5 x "what they were"
And (C) means
"its numbers now" = 6 x "what they were"
How can I possibily know what the sentence supposed to mean?
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
Posts: 1714
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jan 2005, 00:41
4
1
Notice the semicolon. The next sentence needs to be a complete sentence. Only A fits this criteria.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 03 Jan 2005
Posts: 1714
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2005, 00:12
1
B's problem is not the use of "fivefold". It is missing a verb.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 29 Oct 2004
Posts: 640
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 23 Jan 2005, 12:57
Got it! I thought "fivefold" is a verb. I was wrong. Thanks.
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 06 Feb 2010
Posts: 138
Concentration: Marketing, Leadership
Schools: University of Dhaka - Class of 2010
GPA: 3.63
WE: Business Development (Consumer Products)
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Nov 2013, 04:49
1
Can someone explain the question?
_________________
Practice Makes a Man Perfect. Practice. Practice. Practice......Perfectly

Critical Reasoning: http://gmatclub.com/forum/best-critical-reasoning-shortcuts-notes-tips-91280.html

Collections of MGMAT CAT: http://gmatclub.com/forum/collections-of-mgmat-cat-math-152750.html

MGMAT SC SUMMARY: http://gmatclub.com/forum/mgmat-sc-summary-of-fourth-edition-152753.html

Sentence Correction: http://gmatclub.com/forum/sentence-correction-strategies-and-notes-91218.html

Arithmatic & Algebra: http://gmatclub.com/forum/arithmatic-algebra-93678.html

Helpful Geometry formula sheet: http://gmatclub.com/forum/best-geometry-93676.html


I hope these will help to understand the basic concepts & strategies. Please Click ON KUDOS Button.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 07 Sep 2014
Posts: 341
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Apr 2016, 02:40
pqhai wrote:
monirjewel wrote:
Can someone explain the question?


Hi Moniriewel

I'm glad to help.

Note 1: for abstract numbers such as "numbers" ==> we must use "greater than". We mean the quantity is greater, not the number itself. We CAN'T count 1 quantity, 2 quantity :)
Note 2: After the semicolon, we must use a clause that has its own subject and own verb. The clause after the semicolon is a dependent clause.

The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
Correct.

(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
Wrong. "fivefold" is NOT a verb. The sentence is incomplete.

(C) its numbers now five times more than when
Wrong. "five times more than when" is wrong comparison.

(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
Wrong. awkward sentence.

(E) now with its numbers five greater since
Wrong. "five greater" is wrong. In addition, we need "than" after "greater".

Hope it helps.


@pghai --> what is the the noun for "they " here?? They refers to nothing.
Retired Moderator
User avatar
S
Joined: 14 Dec 2013
Posts: 2861
Location: Germany
Schools: German MBA
GMAT 1: 780 Q50 V47
WE: Corporate Finance (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 May 2016, 10:06
1
abrakadabra21 wrote:
pqhai wrote:
monirjewel wrote:
Can someone explain the question?


Hi Moniriewel

I'm glad to help.

Note 1: for abstract numbers such as "numbers" ==> we must use "greater than". We mean the quantity is greater, not the number itself. We CAN'T count 1 quantity, 2 quantity :)
Note 2: After the semicolon, we must use a clause that has its own subject and own verb. The clause after the semicolon is a dependent clause.

The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
Correct.

(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
Wrong. "fivefold" is NOT a verb. The sentence is incomplete.

(C) its numbers now five times more than when
Wrong. "five times more than when" is wrong comparison.

(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
Wrong. awkward sentence.

(E) now with its numbers five greater since
Wrong. "five greater" is wrong. In addition, we need "than" after "greater".

Hope it helps.


@pghai --> what is the the noun for "they " here?? They refers to nothing.


The pronoun "they" refers to "numbers".

Gyrfalcon's (its) numbers now and its numbers (they) in the early 1970's are compared. The two elements of comparison are:
X: its numbers (Gyrfalcon's numbers) are now....
Y: they (Gyrfalcon's numbers) were when....
Intern
Intern
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jun 2015
Posts: 16
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Jul 2016, 10:38
I thought a semicolon cannot function as a connector of two independent clauses, only FANBOYS?
Am I right that the two clauses are independent clauses?

Thanks.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
S
Joined: 07 Sep 2014
Posts: 341
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Aug 2016, 22:42
The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.
(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
(C) its numbers now five times more than when
(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
(E) now with its numbers five greater since

After semi colon there should be a complete sentence. Only A is a complete sentence.
Greater is also better than "more" because number is not more but greater.

Numbers are more => more numbers (doesnt make sense in this context)
Number is greater => greater number

they in "A" correctly refers to "numbers"
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Status: Active
Affiliations: NA
Joined: 24 Oct 2012
Posts: 237
GMAT 1: 590 Q50 V21
GMAT 2: 600 Q48 V25
GMAT 3: 730 Q51 V37
GPA: 3.5
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Aug 2016, 08:13
22gmat wrote:
I thought a semicolon cannot function as a connector of two independent clauses, only FANBOYS?
Am I right that the two clauses are independent clauses?

Thanks.


Semicolon is used to connect independent clauses .
_________________
#If you like my post , please encourage me by giving Kudos :)
Retired Moderator
avatar
V
Joined: 22 Jun 2014
Posts: 1093
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Technology
GMAT 1: 540 Q45 V20
GPA: 2.49
WE: Information Technology (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 20 Aug 2016, 10:00
qhoc0010 wrote:
The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.


(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
correct - subject = its numbers |verb = are |comparison - numbers now and numbers when the use of DDT...

(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
this is not a sentence because there is no verb for the subject 'its numbers'. we need a clause after semi colon.

(C) its numbers now five times more than when
same as B

(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
we need a clause after semi colon.

(E) now with its numbers five greater since
we need a clause after semi colon.
_________________
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 22 Nov 2016
Posts: 11
GMAT 1: 620 Q50 V24
GRE 1: Q167 V147
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 08 Dec 2016, 18:50
sayantanc2k wrote:

The pronoun "they" refers to "numbers".

Gyrfalcon's (its) numbers now and its numbers (they) in the early 1970's are compared. The two elements of comparison are:
X: its numbers (Gyrfalcon's numbers) are now....
Y: they (Gyrfalcon's numbers) were when....


Hi sayantanc2k,
Then what does "what" refer to?
Retired Moderator
User avatar
V
Joined: 28 Mar 2017
Posts: 1195
Location: India
GMAT 1: 730 Q49 V41
GPA: 4
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Dec 2017, 11:10
The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when -Correct
(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when -fragment
(C) its numbers now five times more than when -fragment
(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when -fragment
(E) now with its numbers five greater since -fragment
_________________
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 11 Feb 2017
Posts: 182
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Mar 2018, 19:03
qhoc0010 wrote:
Edit: There is a modified version of this question in HERE


The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
(C) its numbers now five times more than when
(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
(E) now with its numbers five greater since



Can someone explain me how can I identify if there is a verb in such long sentences or not?

in B ,

I thought 'were' is a verb but its not !


Please help me with a way I can easily identify verbs in even long sentences

Kudos to the helping hand
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
P
Joined: 17 Mar 2014
Posts: 429
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Aug 2018, 10:57
mikemcgarry, GMATNinjaTwo, GMATNinja, broall, Vyshak, hazelnut, generis

Why "What" is required in option A. Because of "WHAT" I rejected option A.
Director
Director
User avatar
D
Joined: 24 Oct 2016
Posts: 530
GMAT 1: 670 Q46 V36
GMAT 2: 690 Q47 V38
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 18 Jan 2019, 04:30
1
qhoc0010 wrote:
The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
(C) its numbers now five times more than when
(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
(E) now with its numbers five greater since

Edit: Watch Out: There is a modified version of this question in HERE


Bad modified Q of an original Q. The correct answer, which is A, in this Q is exactly the same as the wrong answer choice, which is E, in the original Q (https://gmatclub.com/forum/the-gyrfalco ... ml?kudos=1). If people have done the original Q, then might eliminate choice A because of "what" (See the original Q for why it's wrong). While this Q still provide some learning, I don't think it good to have modified Q whose correct answer is a wrong answer in the original Q.
_________________
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.
VP
VP
User avatar
V
Joined: 23 Feb 2015
Posts: 1254
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 May 2019, 15:49
What's the "antecedent" of "they" in A?
qhoc0010 wrote:
The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close brush with extinction; its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when the use of DDT was sharply restricted in the early 1970's.

(A) its numbers are now five times greater than what they were when
(B) its numbers now fivefold what they were when
(C) its numbers now five times more than when
(D) now with fivefold the numbers it had when
(E) now with its numbers five greater since

Edit: Watch Out: There is a modified version of this question in HERE


Posted from my mobile device
_________________
“The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained in sudden flight but, they while their companions slept, they were toiling upwards in the night.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Do you need official questions for Quant?
3700 Unique Official GMAT Quant Questions
------
SEARCH FOR ALL TAGS
GMAT Club Tests
GMAT Club Bot
Re: The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close   [#permalink] 19 May 2019, 15:49

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 24 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

The gyrfalcon, an arctic bird of prey, has survived a close

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





cron

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