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

It is currently 19 Dec 2018, 08:42

TODAY:

MIT Sloan R1 Decisions - Join MIT Chat for Live Updates | Chat with UCLA Anderson Adcom @9am PT | Chat with Yale SOM R1 Admit 10am PT


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 in December
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
2526272829301
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
303112345
Open Detailed Calendar
  • Happy Christmas 20% Sale! Math Revolution All-In-One Products!

     December 20, 2018

     December 20, 2018

     10:00 PM PST

     11:00 PM PST

    This is the most inexpensive and attractive price in the market. Get the course now!
  • Key Strategies to Master GMAT SC

     December 22, 2018

     December 22, 2018

     07:00 AM PST

     09:00 AM PST

    Attend this webinar to learn how to leverage Meaning and Logic to solve the most challenging Sentence Correction Questions.

The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 24 Sep 2011
Posts: 16
The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 16 Jun 2018, 23:09
13
44
Question 1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 1313 sessions

51% (03:03) correct 49% (03:13) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 2
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 1243 sessions

70% (00:55) correct 30% (01:10) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 3
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 1229 sessions

62% (00:57) correct 38% (01:09) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 4
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 980 sessions

71% (01:04) correct 29% (01:17) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Source : GMATPrep Default Exam Pack

The United States government has a long-standing policy of using federal funds to keep small business viable. The Small Business Act of 1953 authorized the Small Business Administration (SBA) to enter into contracts with government agencies having procurement powers and to arrange for fulfillment of these contracts by awarding subcontracts to small businesses. In the mid 1960's, during the war on poverty years, Congress hoped to encourage minority entrepreneurs by directing such funding to minority businesses. At first this funding was directed toward minority entrepreneurs with very low incomes. A 1967 amendment to the Economic Opportunity Act directed the SBA to pay special attention to minority-owned businesses located in urban or rural areas characterized by high proportions of unemployed or low-income individuals. Since then, the answer given to the fundamental question of who the recipients should be—the most economically disadvantaged or those with the best prospects for business success—has changed, and the social goals of the programs have shifted, resulting in policy changes.

The first shift occurred during the early 1970's. While the goal of assisting the economically disadvantaged entrepreneur remained, a new goal emerged: to remedy the effects of past discrimination. In fact, in 1970 the SBA explicitly stated that their main goal was to increase the number of minority-owned businesses. At the time, minorities constituted seventeen percent of the nation's population, but only four percent of the nation's self-employed. This ownership gap was held to be the result of past discrimination. Increasing the number of minority-owned firms was seen as a way to remedy this problem. In that context, providing funding to minority entrepreneurs in middle- and high-income brackets seemed justified.

In the late 1970's, the goals of minority-business funding programs shifted again. At the minority business Development Agency, for example, the goal of increasing numbers of minority-owned firms was supplanted by the goal of creating and assisting more minority-owned substantive firms with future growth potential. Assisting manufacturers or wholesalers became far more important than assisting small service businesses. Minority-business funding programs were now justified as instruments for economic development, particularly for creating jobs in minority communities of high unemployment.
1. It can be inferred that the "ownership gap" (see underlined text) would be narrowed if which of the following were to occur?

(A) Minority entrepreneurs received a percentage of government contracts equal to that received by nonminority entrepreneurs.
(B) Middle- and high-income minority entrepreneurs gave more assistance to their low-income counterparts in the business community.
(C) Minority entrepreneurs hired a percentage of minority employees equal to the percentage of minority residents in their own communities.
(D) The percentage of self-employed minority persons rose to more than ten percent of all self-employed persons.
(E) Seventeen percent of all persons employed in small businesses were self-employed.




2. Which of the following best describes the function of the second paragraph in the passage as a whole?

(A) It narrows the scope of the topic introduced in the first paragraph.
(B) It presents an example of the type of change discuseed in the first paragraph.
(C) It cites the most striking instance of historical change in a particular government policy.
(D) It explains the rationale for the creation of the government agency whose operations are discussed in the first paragraph.
(E) It presents the results of policies adpoted by the federal government.




3. According to the passage, in 1970 funding to minority entrepreneurs focused primarily on which of the following?

(A) Alleviating chronic unemployment in urban areas
(B) Narrowing the ownership gap
(C) Assisting minority-owned businesses with growth potential
(D) Awarding subcontracts to businesses that encouraged community development
(E) Targeting the most economically disadvantaged minority-owned businesses




4. The passage mentions which of the following as a basic consideration in administering minority-business funding programs?

(A) Coming up with the funding for the programs
(B) Encouraging government agencies to assist middle- and high-income minority entrepreneurs
(C) Recognizing the profit potential of small service businesses in urban communities
(D) Determining who should be the recipients of the funding
(E) Determining which entrepreneurs are likely to succeed




Originally posted by ksung84 on 22 Jul 2013, 08:09.
Last edited by hazelnut on 16 Jun 2018, 23:09, edited 2 times in total.
Most Helpful Community Reply
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1062
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Jul 2013, 10:17
21
3
It can be inferred that the "ownership gap" (see underlined text) would be narrowed if which of the following were to occur?

"At the time, minorities constituted seventeen percent of the nation's population, but only four percent of the nation's self-employed. This ownership gap was held to be the result of past discrimination."
Minorities = 17% population.
Minorities = 4% self employed. <== this is the "gap"
"Increasing the number of minority-owned firms was seen as a way to remedy this problem". In "inference" questions the answer is already in the passage.
This is how the text says that the gap can be narrowed. Which answer can be seen as a rewording of this?

A: Minority entrepreneurs received a percentage of government contracts equal to that received by nonminority entrepreneurs.
B: Middle- and high-income minority entrepreneurs gave more assistance to their low-income counterparts in the business community.
C: Minority entrepreneurs hired a percentage of minority emlpoyees equal to the percentage of minority residents in their own communities.
D: The percentage of self-employed minority persons rose to more than ten percent of all self-employed persons.<==CORRECT
E: Seventeen percent of all persons employed in small businesses were self-employed.

Which of the following best describes the function of the second paragraph in the passage as a whole?


....
Since then, the answer given to the fundamental question of who the recipients should be-the most economically disadvantaged or those with the best prospects for business success-has changed, and the social goals of the programs have shifted, resulting in policy changes.

The first shift occured during the early 1970's.
...

The second paragraph is connected to the first one because it discusses something that the first one presented.

A: It narrows the scope of the topic introduced in the first paragraph.
B: It presents an example of the type of change discuseed in the first paragraph.<==CORRECT
C: It cites the most striking instance of historical change in a particular government policy.
D: It explains the rationale for the creation of the government agency whose operations are discussed in the first paragraph.
E: It presents the results of policies adpoted by the federal government.


According to the passage, in 1970 funding to minority entrepreneurs focused primarily on which of the following?

While the goal of assisting the economically disadvantaged entrepreneur remained, a new goal emerged: to remedy the effects of past discrimination. (...) This ownership gap was held to be the result of past discrimination.Increasing the number of minority-owned firms was seen as a way to remedy this problem.
Increasing the number of minority-owned firms ==> reduce the GAP (the new goal or priority/focus in 1970).

A: Alleviating chronic unemployment in urban areas
B: Narrowing the ownership gap<== CORRECT
C: Assisting minority-owned businesses with growth potential
D: Awarding subcontracts to businesses that encouraged community development
E: Targeting the most economically disadvantaged minority-owned businesses

_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

General Discussion
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 31 May 2013
Posts: 14
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2013, 07:16
1
Zarrolou wrote:
It can be inferred that the "ownership gap" (see underlined text) would be narrowed if which of the following were to occur?

"At the time, minorities constituted seventeen percent of the nation's population, but only four percent of the nation's self-employed. This ownership gap was held to be the result of past discrimination."
Minorities = 17% population.
Minorities = 4% self employed. <== this is the "gap"
"Increasing the number of minority-owned firms was seen as a way to remedy this problem". In "inference" questions the answer is already in the passage.
This is how the text says that the gap can be narrowed. Which answer can be seen as a rewording of this?

A: Minority entrepreneurs received a percentage of government contracts equal to that received by nonminority entrepreneurs.
B: Middle- and high-income minority entrepreneurs gave more assistance to their low-income counterparts in the business community.
C: Minority entrepreneurs hired a percentage of minority emlpoyees equal to the percentage of minority residents in their own communities.
D: The percentage of self-employed minority persons rose to more than ten percent of all self-employed persons.<==CORRECT
E: Seventeen percent of all persons employed in small businesses were self-employed.

Which of the following best describes the function of the second paragraph in the passage as a whole?


....
Since then, the answer given to the fundamental question of who the recipients should be-the most economically disadvantaged or those with the best prospects for business success-has changed, and the social goals of the programs have shifted, resulting in policy changes.

The first shift occured during the early 1970's.
...

The second paragraph is connected to the first one because it discusses something that the first one presented.

A: It narrows the scope of the topic introduced in the first paragraph.
B: It presents an example of the type of change discuseed in the first paragraph.<==CORRECT
C: It cites the most striking instance of historical change in a particular government policy.
D: It explains the rationale for the creation of the government agency whose operations are discussed in the first paragraph.
E: It presents the results of policies adpoted by the federal government.


According to the passage, in 1970 funding to minority entrepreneurs focused primarily on which of the following?

While the goal of assisting the economically disadvantaged entrepreneur remained, a new goal emerged: to remedy the effects of past discrimination. (...) This ownership gap was held to be the result of past discrimination.Increasing the number of minority-owned firms was seen as a way to remedy this problem.
Increasing the number of minority-owned firms ==> reduce the GAP (the new goal or priority/focus in 1970).

A: Alleviating chronic unemployment in urban areas
B: Narrowing the ownership gap<== CORRECT
C: Assisting minority-owned businesses with growth potential
D: Awarding subcontracts to businesses that encouraged community development
E: Targeting the most economically disadvantaged minority-owned businesses


but where i can read the inference about "ten percent of all self-employed persons" ?' i've understood the general meaning of option D but it contains a very specific statement that i can't understand, and this is why in 4 minutes i could not answer the question :| :(
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1062
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2013, 07:24
5
2
lucasITA wrote:
but where i can read the inference about "ten percent of all self-employed persons" ?' i've understood the general meaning of option D but it contains a very specific statement that i can't understand, and this is why in 4 minutes i could not answer the question :| :(


The point of B is not the number 10%.

It can be inferred that the "ownership gap" (see underlined text) would be narrowed if which of the following were to occur?

This is the definition of the gap:"At the time, minorities constituted seventeen percent of the nation's population, but only four percent of the nation's self-employed. "

The gap would be narrowed if the "percentage of self-employed minority persons rose" to an higher level, period.
I can be 10%,11% or 10.5%: it does not matter; the question says "would be narrowed if which of the following were to occur", so if the answer choice say "the percentage is higher (does not matter the numerical value itself) the answer is correct.

D: The percentage of self-employed minority persons rose to more than ten percent of all self-employed persons.<==CORRECT

Hope I've explained myself well.
_________________

It is beyond a doubt that all our knowledge that begins with experience.

Kant , Critique of Pure Reason

Tips and tricks: Inequalities , Mixture | Review: MGMAT workshop
Strategy: SmartGMAT v1.0 | Questions: Verbal challenge SC I-II- CR New SC set out !! , My Quant

Rules for Posting in the Verbal Forum - Rules for Posting in the Quant Forum[/size][/color][/b]

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 25 Sep 2012
Posts: 245
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
GMAT 1: 660 Q49 V31
GMAT 2: 680 Q48 V34
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 09 Aug 2013, 22:27
For the last question I was confused between B and D as it mentions primary goal in 1970s

early 1970s - ownership gap
late 1970s - assisting minority-owned firms with future growth potential

At the start of the 2nd para it says
The first shift occured during the early 1970's. While the goal of assisting the economically disadvantaged entrepreneur remained, (Indicates answer is D)

But then again I think I missed this sentence
for example, the goal of increasing numbers of minority-owned firms was supplanted by the goal of creating and assisting more minority-owned substantive firms with future growth potential (indicates answer is B)

Is that the point I missed?
MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMAT Club
Joined: 21 Feb 2012
Posts: 5898
City: Pune
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Mar 2014, 10:21
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 03 Aug 2012
Posts: 725
Concentration: General Management, General Management
GMAT 1: 630 Q47 V29
GMAT 2: 680 Q50 V32
GPA: 3.7
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
Premium Member
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Mar 2014, 08:38
1
Since I got this wrong, I have a query.

According to the passage, in 1970 funding to minority entrepreneurs focused primarily on which of the following?

A: Alleviating chronic unemployment in urban areas
B: Narrowing the ownership gap
C: Assisting minority-owned businesses with growth potential
D: Awarding subcontracts to businesses that encouraged community development
E: Targeting the most economically disadvantaged minority-owned businesses

Para 2 concentrates on early 1970 and para 3 concentrates on late 1970's.

Para 2 talks about ownership GAP created by the past discrimination. However, para 3 talks about the focus shift of policy to assisting minority based business having growth potential not solely awarding minority business which was economically disadvantaged.

Please suggest

Rgds,
TGC!
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 26 Jun 2013
Posts: 66
Location: India
Concentration: Technology, Marketing
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V41
WE: Marketing (Internet and New Media)
Reviews Badge
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 15 Apr 2014, 02:49
TGC wrote:
Since I got this wrong, I have a query.

According to the passage, in 1970 funding to minority entrepreneurs focused primarily on which of the following?

A: Alleviating chronic unemployment in urban areas
B: Narrowing the ownership gap
C: Assisting minority-owned businesses with growth potential
D: Awarding subcontracts to businesses that encouraged community development
E: Targeting the most economically disadvantaged minority-owned businesses

Para 2 concentrates on early 1970 and para 3 concentrates on late 1970's.

Para 2 talks about ownership GAP created by the past discrimination. However, para 3 talks about the focus shift of policy to assisting minority based business having growth potential not solely awarding minority business which was economically disadvantaged.

Please suggest

Rgds,
TGC!


I have exactly the same questions! Could someone provide a better explanation for this particular answer choice? It seemed to me the answer could go either way. This is a tough one.
_________________

Follow my blog: My Journey to Business School

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 10 Mar 2013
Posts: 197
GMAT 1: 620 Q44 V31
GMAT 2: 690 Q47 V37
GMAT 3: 610 Q47 V28
GMAT 4: 700 Q50 V34
GMAT 5: 700 Q49 V36
GMAT 6: 690 Q48 V35
GMAT 7: 750 Q49 V42
GMAT 8: 730 Q50 V39
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 May 2014, 19:13
Zarrolou wrote:
lucasITA wrote:
but where i can read the inference about "ten percent of all self-employed persons" ?' i've understood the general meaning of option D but it contains a very specific statement that i can't understand, and this is why in 4 minutes i could not answer the question :| :(


The point of B is not the number 10%.

It can be inferred that the "ownership gap" (see underlined text) would be narrowed if which of the following were to occur?

This is the definition of the gap:"At the time, minorities constituted seventeen percent of the nation's population, but only four percent of the nation's self-employed. "

The gap would be narrowed if the "percentage of self-employed minority persons rose" to an higher level, period.
I can be 10%,11% or 10.5%: it does not matter; the question says "would be narrowed if which of the following were to occur", so if the answer choice say "the percentage is higher (does not matter the numerical value itself) the answer is correct.

D: The percentage of self-employed minority persons rose to more than ten percent of all self-employed persons.<==CORRECT

Hope I've explained myself well.


I eliminated B, because I assumed that the question was asking which of the following would "close" the "ownership gap"?
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 12 Nov 2012
Posts: 168
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Technology
Schools: ISB '18 (A)
GPA: 2.7
WE: Analyst (Computer Software)
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Aug 2014, 23:52
And the last question still remains unanswered . Can any verbal expert shed some light on ques 3 of this passage? I'm confused between option B and C for the reasons stated above.
_________________

C'est la vie

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Status: GMAT Instructor
Affiliations: EnterMBA (https://www.facebook.com/entermba)
Joined: 23 Jun 2013
Posts: 137
Location: India
GRE 1: Q790 V710
GPA: 3.3
WE: Editorial and Writing (Education)
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Aug 2014, 09:44
7
2
Q3 asks about "in 1970". The second paragraph mentions that "in 1970" the stated main goal was to increase the number of minority-owned businesses. The subsequent sentences identify this as the "ownership gap". Hence B is correct.

The focus on assisting minority-owned firms with growth potential occurred only in the late 1970s, not "in 1970". Note that the question does not ask "in the 1970s."
_________________

--Prasad
EnterMBA

Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Oct 2013
Posts: 142
Location: Canada
Schools: LBS '18
GMAT 1: 720 Q49 V38
WE: Design (Transportation)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Sep 2014, 18:42
prasi55 wrote:
Q3 asks about "in 1970". The second paragraph mentions that "in 1970" the stated main goal was to increase the number of minority-owned businesses. The subsequent sentences identify this as the "ownership gap". Hence B is correct.

The focus on assisting minority-owned firms with growth potential occurred only in the late 1970s, not "in 1970". Note that the question does not ask "in the 1970s."


That was bang on! I was struggling so much to identify what could be the reason. Got it now! Thank you so much. just a month left for GMAT but looks like my understanding is still evolving!
Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Jul 2014
Posts: 30
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 07 Oct 2014, 12:06
prasi55 and other :
In 1970 the main goal was to increase the number of minority-owned businesses.
Which was a remedy to solve the problem of => increased "Ownership Gap".. That means they tried to reduce the Ownership Gap
Thus we can say that in 1970 the main focus was >>B. Narrowing the ownership gap.

Cheers :)
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 24 Jul 2011
Posts: 186
Location: India
GMAT 1: 570 Q50 V19
GMAT 2: 650 Q49 V28
GMAT 3: 690 Q50 V34
WE: Information Technology (Investment Banking)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 02 Oct 2015, 07:09
In Q2, can someone please explain how to choose between A and B.

What's the meaning of "Since then, the answer given to the fundamental question of who the recipients should be-the most economically disadvantaged or those with the best prospects for business success-has changed, and the social goals of the programs have shifted, resulting in policy changes.".

Does it mean policy changes happened multiple times since then or they were shifted only at that time?
_________________

Middle of nowhere!

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 29 Nov 2015
Posts: 13
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Dec 2015, 22:20
Zarrolou wrote:
It can be inferred that the "ownership gap" (see underlined text) would be narrowed if which of the following were to occur?

"At the time, minorities constituted seventeen percent of the nation's population, but only four percent of the nation's self-employed. This ownership gap was held to be the result of past discrimination."
Minorities = 17% population.
Minorities = 4% self employed. <== this is the "gap"
"Increasing the number of minority-owned firms was seen as a way to remedy this problem". In "inference" questions the answer is already in the passage.
This is how the text says that the gap can be narrowed. Which answer can be seen as a rewording of this?

A: Minority entrepreneurs received a percentage of government contracts equal to that received by nonminority entrepreneurs.
B: Middle- and high-income minority entrepreneurs gave more assistance to their low-income counterparts in the business community.
C: Minority entrepreneurs hired a percentage of minority emlpoyees equal to the percentage of minority residents in their own communities.
D: The percentage of self-employed minority persons rose to more than ten percent of all self-employed persons.<==CORRECT
E: Seventeen percent of all persons employed in small businesses were self-employed.

Which of the following best describes the function of the second paragraph in the passage as a whole?


....
Since then, the answer given to the fundamental question of who the recipients should be-the most economically disadvantaged or those with the best prospects for business success-has changed, and the social goals of the programs have shifted, resulting in policy changes.

The first shift occured during the early 1970's.
...

The second paragraph is connected to the first one because it discusses something that the first one presented.

A: It narrows the scope of the topic introduced in the first paragraph.
B: It presents an example of the type of change discuseed in the first paragraph.<==CORRECT
C: It cites the most striking instance of historical change in a particular government policy.
D: It explains the rationale for the creation of the government agency whose operations are discussed in the first paragraph.
E: It presents the results of policies adpoted by the federal government.


According to the passage, in 1970 funding to minority entrepreneurs focused primarily on which of the following?

While the goal of assisting the economically disadvantaged entrepreneur remained, a new goal emerged: to remedy the effects of past discrimination. (...) This ownership gap was held to be the result of past discrimination.Increasing the number of minority-owned firms was seen as a way to remedy this problem.
Increasing the number of minority-owned firms ==> reduce the GAP (the new goal or priority/focus in 1970).

A: Alleviating chronic unemployment in urban areas
B: Narrowing the ownership gap<== CORRECT
C: Assisting minority-owned businesses with growth potential
D: Awarding subcontracts to businesses that encouraged community development
E: Targeting the most economically disadvantaged minority-owned businesses


In the second question, I was confused between B and C and ultimately chose C because that was when the policy underwent major changes and completely changed the way things were! That is a historical change isn't it? So why is C wrong?
Manhattan Prep Instructor
User avatar
S
Joined: 22 Mar 2011
Posts: 1356
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Jan 2016, 23:11
2
C adds an extreme element ("most striking") that isn't supported by the passage. Perhaps that change seemed more striking to you than the change in paragraph 3, but this isn't established in the passage. B is milder, and so easier to support. One way to think about it is that there's no way for C to be true without B also being true. Therefore, there's no justification for eliminating B and selecting C.
_________________


Dmitry Farber | Manhattan GMAT Instructor | New York


Manhattan GMAT Discount | Manhattan GMAT Course Reviews | View Instructor Profile |
Manhattan GMAT Reviews

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 06 May 2015
Posts: 46
Location: India
Schools: Darden '21
GPA: 4
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 06 Nov 2016, 06:24
Took 9 Mins and 30 sec to complete :oops: . But got all 3 right.
2:25 mins for the Q1. How can I improve timing in RC passages such as this one.
Thanks in advance for your kind advises.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Status: Active
Affiliations: NA
Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 272
GMAT 1: 590 Q50 V21
GMAT 2: 600 Q48 V25
GMAT 3: 730 Q51 V37
GPA: 3.5
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Feb 2017, 09:48
reynaldreni wrote:
Took 9 Mins and 30 sec to complete :oops: . But got all 3 right.
2:25 mins for the Q1. How can I improve timing in RC passages such as this one.
Thanks in advance for your kind advises.


You got all right good :) but It seems you didnt give enough time to read the passage therefore you took little more time
_________________

#If you like my post , please encourage me by giving Kudos :)

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
User avatar
G
Status: Active
Affiliations: NA
Joined: 23 Oct 2012
Posts: 272
GMAT 1: 590 Q50 V21
GMAT 2: 600 Q48 V25
GMAT 3: 730 Q51 V37
GPA: 3.5
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Feb 2017, 09:52
For question number 2 I was confused between B and E and marked E. But after that I realised why B is wrong .Because the policies were of SBA not Federal governemnt. Experts please correct If I am wrong.
_________________

#If you like my post , please encourage me by giving Kudos :)

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
G
Joined: 26 Dec 2015
Posts: 256
Location: United States (CA)
Concentration: Finance, Strategy
WE: Investment Banking (Venture Capital)
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Feb 2017, 22:26
1
why is Q2 "a" (and not "b") and why is Q3 "b" (and not "c")?
GMAT Club Bot
Re: The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder &nbs [#permalink] 22 Feb 2017, 22:26

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 35 posts ] 

Display posts from previous: Sort by

The United States government has a long-standing policy of using feder

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


Copyright

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| 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®.