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The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.

Which one of the following points out why the trustees' plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?

(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants

Originally posted by harshi on 11 Apr 2005, 19:18.
Last edited by broall on 16 Jun 2017, 10:38, edited 1 time in total.
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22. The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.
Which one of the following points out why the trustees’ plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?
(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program.
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment.
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program.
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships.
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants.


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Liked this question...!!
Its D.

let say u have 100 local and 100 non-local actors.
and each of these 200 guys have been evaluated and been given some marks out of 500 on the basis of evaluation.

Then we can have the following scenario when first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 499,498,497......490.
and first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 200,199,198.....190.

It means there can be some actors beyond 10% in local group who have scored more than 200(topper of non local group) and less than 490 (scored by 10th guy) in local group.

And these actors will not be awarded scholarships even though they have higher scores than those of first 10% guys in non-local.

I know the explanation is long, but mathematical modeling always helps.Revert in case of doubt.
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1) The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships

2) scholarships are offered to top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants

3) applicants are judged on the basis of a qualifying audition.

4) Trustees are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program. <-- conclusion

Which one of the following points out why the trustees' plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?

(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program
- Not important.

(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment
- Not important.

(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program
- Not important.

(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships
- If this is the case, then their aim of getting only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions to the program might not succeed

(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants
- Stil does not attack the conclusion

I'll take D
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I believe it is (B).

(B) brings in a condition where the applicants are evaluated unfairly.
This shows that the adcom may not be able to admit those who are top actors.
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New post 12 Apr 2005, 09:15
shud be "D"....seems like adcoms r only interested in getting ppl based solely on how they perform in audition, that's the only objective and it is not abt getting the most talented. I believe "D" puts a question mark on their audition process itself.
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I will go with 'B'
'D' - This could be the case only if we assume that not all applicants take the qualifying audition.
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I believe it is (B).

(B) brings in a condition where the applicants are evaluated unfairly.
This shows that the adcom may not be able to admit those who are top actors.


It cannot be B, since it's not known whether there's a standard material for which all auditoners need to audition or whether each individual has a liberty to do audition based on his/her material.

D is correct bcos it attacks the basic conclusion that the scholarships will be awarded for the highest evaluations.
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New post 12 Apr 2005, 13:23
OA is D. Good job.

Even I chose B.
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New post 12 Apr 2005, 19:42
harshi wrote:
OA is D. Good job.

Even I chose B.


I find that if you locate the conclusion for the argument, you have a very good success of solving such questions.

In fact for most CR questions (the exception perhaps being logic CR questions, which would involve you locating the right logic), I would recommend you locate the conclusion so you can attack the answer choices quickly. :-D
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harshi wrote:
OA is D. Good job.

Even I chose B.


I find that if you locate the conclusion for the argument, you have a very good success of solving such questions.

In fact for most CR questions (the exception perhaps being logic CR questions, which would involve you locating the right logic), I would recommend you locate the conclusion so you can attack the answer choices quickly. :-D


Good advise. I should force myself into finding the conclusion first. When I do ten or fifteen questions together, i like to just read and pick an answer mechanically. need to start analysing the stem.
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22. The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.
Which one of the following points out why the trustees’ plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?
(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program.
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment.
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program.
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships.
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants.


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without looking at the answers I decided that reservations for local and nonlocal groups will not always result in highly evaluated to get admitted.

so I failed to recognize that ans choice D conveys the same meaning :-(
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The trustee's plan would work if the local and non local groups have equal talent, but in case if it is not so, then less talented people in one group might get scholarships because of the criteria amde for the scholarships.

Option D points it out clearly.
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Boss you have nailed it completely....kudos.. I was unable to figure out how this would be possible...

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vaivish1723 wrote:
22. The trustees of the Avonbridge summer drama workshop have decided to offer scholarships to the top 10 percent of local applicants and the top 10 percent of nonlocal applicants as judged on the basis of a qualifying audition. They are doing this to ensure that only the applicants with the most highly evaluated auditions are offered scholarships to the program.
Which one of the following points out why the trustees’ plan might not be effective in achieving its goal?
(A) The best actors can also apply for admission to another program and then not enroll in the Avonbridge program.
(B) Audition materials that produce good results for one actor may disadvantage another, resulting in inaccurate assessment.
(C) The top 10 percent of local and nonlocal applicants might not need scholarships to the Avonbridge program.
(D) Some of the applicants who are offered scholarships could have less highly evaluated auditions than some of the applicants who are not offered scholarships.
(E) Dividing applicants into local and nonlocal groups is unfair because it favors nonlocal applicants.


OA is

Please explain


Liked this question...!!
Its D.

let say u have 100 local and 100 non-local actors.
and each of these 200 guys have been evaluated and been given some marks out of 500 on the basis of evaluation.

Then we can have the following scenario when first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 499,498,497......490.
and first 10 students (10%) of local group are scoring 200,199,198.....190.

It means there can be some actors beyond 10% in local group who have scored more than 200(topper of non local group) and less than 490 (scored by 10th guy) in local group.

And these actors will not be awarded scholarships even though they have higher scores than those of first 10% guys in non-local.

I know the explanation is long, but mathematical modeling always helps.Revert in case of doubt.
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New post 06 Jul 2010, 10:27
great explanation by nverma.

No doubt about D.
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Mr Verma .. I am learning from you ...many thnax
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nverma- thanks for the explanation!
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"most highly evaluated auditions"
what does this mean? toppers in the auditons?
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nikhilkatira wrote:
whats wrong with Option B ?


I went with D ........

B.......may be independently correct but does it correct merit levels and scholarships given.....

D .directly addresses it
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vudsri000 wrote:
nikhilkatira wrote:
whats wrong with Option B ?


I went with D ........

B.......may be independently correct but does it correct merit levels and scholarships given.....

D .directly addresses it


Also the plan is to give scholarships to ppl with high merit and how it goes wrong ?

Not to chose the best talent........
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