It is currently 11 Dec 2017, 14:08

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

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the materi

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

Hide Tags

Senior SC Moderator
User avatar
D
Joined: 14 Nov 2016
Posts: 1254

Kudos [?]: 1355 [0], given: 440

Location: Malaysia
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member CAT Tests
The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the materi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Oct 2017, 19:45
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  25% (medium)

Question Stats:

78% (00:55) correct 22% (00:49) wrong based on 172 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.

(A) contact with it directly with

(B) direct contact with it by way of

(C) contact with the last directly through

(D) direct contact with the latter by means of

(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

"Be challenged at EVERY MOMENT."

“Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.”

"Each stage of the journey is crucial to attaining new heights of knowledge."

Rules for posting in verbal forum | Please DO NOT post short answer in your post!

Kudos [?]: 1355 [0], given: 440

Intern
Intern
avatar
S
Joined: 12 Mar 2015
Posts: 43

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 187

Schools: Haas '20
GPA: 2.99
WE: Corporate Finance (Aerospace and Defense)
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the materi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Oct 2017, 20:08
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Hm, I thought the answer would be D.

So my thought between B vs D is that B uses "it" in which "it" refers to the compound subject "material level and mystical level", and since it is singular, that B could not be correct.

However I can see that "direct contact with the latter" is a bit complicated. Any thoughts experts?

Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 187

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 21 Mar 2017
Posts: 36

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 47

Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: Finance, International Business
WE: General Management (Pharmaceuticals and Biotech)
GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Re: The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the materi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Oct 2017, 20:18
The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.

Option A and B: pronoun "it" is ambiguous since it cannot refer to any specifics.
Option C: "directly through" is ambiguous because we are not sure whether the actual contact is direct.
Option E: error in usage of "due to"

Only D left no error.

(A) contact with it directly with

(B) direct contact with it by way of

(C) contact with the last directly through

(D) direct contact with the latter by means of
--- Correct

(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to


But OA is B? Need some expert explanation.
_________________

+1 kudos if you find my posts helpful

Kudos [?]: 14 [0], given: 47

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 11 Feb 2017
Posts: 175

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 198

Re: The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the materi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Oct 2017, 20:37
hazelnut wrote:
The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.

(A) contact with it directly with

(B) direct contact with it by way of

(C) contact with the last directly through

(D) direct contact with the latter by means of

(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to


Damn confusing,

I eliminated A,B becoz it refers to whom?
the material level or the mystical level of reality ??

E is change in meaning

between C and D, I chose D becoz latter represented that its talking about mystical level of reality

and the word LAST in C looks bit awkward

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 198

Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 1745

Kudos [?]: 1060 [0], given: 88

Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the materi [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Nov 2017, 11:10
The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the material level and the mystical level of reality, and many individual Quechuans claimed to have contact with it directly with an ichana (dream) experience.

(A) contact with it directly with - Pronoun it does not have a clear antecdent

(B) direct contact with it by way of - Pronoun it does not have a clear antecdent

(C) contact with the last directly through - “with the last” is un-idiomatic

(D) direct contact with the latter by means of - Correct

(E) contact directly with the mystical level due to - Usage of due to is incorrect

Answer D
_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

Kudos [?]: 1060 [0], given: 88

Re: The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the materi   [#permalink] 22 Nov 2017, 11:10
Display posts from previous: Sort by

The Quechuans believed that all things participated in both the materi

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


GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

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®.