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

It is currently 18 Nov 2018, 10:43

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 November
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
28293031123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
2526272829301
Open Detailed Calendar
  • How to QUICKLY Solve GMAT Questions - GMAT Club Chat

     November 20, 2018

     November 20, 2018

     09:00 AM PST

     10:00 AM PST

    The reward for signing up with the registration form and attending the chat is: 6 free examPAL quizzes to practice your new skills after the chat.
  • The winning strategy for 700+ on the GMAT

     November 20, 2018

     November 20, 2018

     06:00 PM EST

     07:00 PM EST

    What people who reach the high 700's do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we collected on over 50,000 students who used examPAL.

Those who claim that governments should not continue to

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

Hide Tags

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 08 Dec 2012
Posts: 39
Those who claim that governments should not continue to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post Updated on: 31 Jul 2013, 21:41
3
6
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  95% (hard)

Question Stats:

43% (01:51) correct 57% (01:57) wrong based on 397 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

Those who claim that governments should not continue to devote resources to space exploration are wrong. Although most people's lives are relatively unaffected by the direct consequences of space exploration, many modern technologies that have a tremendous impact on daily life—e.g., fiber optics, computers, and lasers—are unexpected consequences of it. Society might have missed the benefits of these technologies if governments had not devoted resources to space exploration.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the principle underlying the argument provided?

1.Governments should not be prevented from allocating resources to projects whose intended consequences do not directly benefit most people.
2.One can never underestimate the beneficial consequences of government support of ambitious technological undertakings.
3.The less practical the goal of a government-supported project, the more unexpected the consequences of that project.
4.Governments should continue to support those projects that have, in the past, produced unintended benefits.
5.In attempting to advance the welfare of society, governments should continue to dedicate resources to ambitious technological undertakings.

Originally posted by SUNGMAT710 on 31 Jul 2013, 21:02.
Last edited by Zarrolou on 31 Jul 2013, 21:41, edited 1 time in total.
Renamed the topic.
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Far, far away!
Joined: 02 Sep 2012
Posts: 1073
Location: Italy
Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.8
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: Those who claim that governments should not continue to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 31 Jul 2013, 21:51
1
The most important part of the argument is:
"Society might have missed the benefits of these technologies if governments had not devoted resources to space exploration. "
Those projects' consequences had an enormous impact on people's life.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the principle underlying the argument provided?

1.Governments should not be prevented from allocating resources to projects whose intended consequences do not directly benefit most people.
Maybe, this seems OK. But this is too general: the passage does not say something like this "always support those project"; it says "because past project have had such an effect, support the next projects".
2.One can never underestimate the beneficial consequences of government support of ambitious technological undertakings.
This is not the point of the argument. The author does not want to give us a general principle.
3.The less practical the goal of a government-supported project, the more unexpected the consequences of that project.
Same as B. And moreover we cannot say "The less practical" => " the more unexpected".
4.Governments should continue to support those projects that have, in the past, produced unintended benefits.
This is correct. Because past projects had such results, the government should continue to support them. This is a good summary of the argument.
5.In attempting to advance the welfare of society, governments should continue to dedicate resources to ambitious technological undertakings.
We are not concerned about the welfare.
_________________

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]

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 09 Sep 2012
Posts: 28
Re: Those who claim that governments should not continue to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Aug 2013, 23:02
1
Those who claim that governments should not continue to devote resources to space exploration are wrong. Although most people's lives are relatively unaffected by the direct consequences of space exploration, many modern technologies that have a tremendous impact on daily life—e.g., fiber optics, computers, and lasers—are unexpected consequences of it. Society might have missed the benefits of these technologies if governments had not devoted resources to space exploration.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the principle underlying the argument provided?

1.Governments should not be prevented from allocating resources to projects whose intended consequences do not directly benefit most people.
the argument, instead, implies that the project whose intended consequences do not directly benefit most people but that produce unintended benefit should not be prevented

2.One can never underestimate the beneficial consequences of government support of ambitious technological undertakings.
out of scope. if that is not true, the argument still can be true.

3.The less practical the goal of a government-supported project, the more unexpected the consequences of that project.
out of scope. if that is not true, the argument still can be true.


4.Governments should continue to support those projects that have, in the past, produced unintended benefits.
correct. if that's not true, then there is no ground to conclude that the projects those produced unintended benefit should continue

5.In attempting to advance the welfare of society, governments should continue to dedicate resources to ambitious technological undertakings.
its not relevant to the argument. If its not true, i.e. the government should not continue to dedicate resources to ambitious technological undertakings, its still true that the government should continue those produce unintended profits to people
_________________

Vietnam's number one online service on thit bo nhap khau

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 3387
Premium Member
Re: Those who claim that governments should not continue to  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Sep 2018, 02:34
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
_________________

-
April 2018: New Forum dedicated to Verbal Strategies, Guides, and Resources

GMAT Club Bot
Re: Those who claim that governments should not continue to &nbs [#permalink] 12 Sep 2018, 02:34
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Those who claim that governments should not continue to

  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®.