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

 It is currently 16 Jan 2019, 02:05

### 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

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

## Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
• ### The winning strategy for a high GRE score

January 17, 2019

January 17, 2019

08:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Learn the winning strategy for a high GRE score — what do people who reach a high score do differently? We're going to share insights, tips and strategies from data we've collected from over 50,000 students who used examPAL.
• ### Free GMAT Strategy Webinar

January 19, 2019

January 19, 2019

07:00 AM PST

09:00 AM PST

Aiming to score 760+? Attend this FREE session to learn how to Define your GMAT Strategy, Create your Study Plan and Master the Core Skills to excel on the GMAT.

# V30-11

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Current Student
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4359
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2018, 00:55
00:00

Difficulty:

45% (medium)

Question Stats:

62% (01:23) correct 38% (01:37) wrong based on 21 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Recently, automobile collectors have been especially interested in 1960s, and early 1970s American muscle cars, and particularly those from 1969, and 1970. This clear preference highlights a certain shift in taste on the part of many serious collectors to favor particularly rare models that were iconic when new. Which one of the following, if true, most strongly supports the observed shift in taste described above?

A. During the 1980s, a similar shift occurred within the classic car collector market wherein American muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s were highly coveted.
B. As time has passed, a growing and substantial proportion of serious automobile collectors are those who were exposed to late 1960's and 1970s American muscle cars as young adults.
C. Recently, the collector automobile market in general has undergone an unprecedented surge in popularity.
D. During the 1960s and 1970s, the prices of American muscle cars often exceeded the prices of other cars that are currently popular among collectors.
E. American muscle cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s started to garner significant interest by serious collectors over two decades ago.

_________________
Current Student
Joined: 19 Mar 2012
Posts: 4359
Location: India
GMAT 1: 760 Q50 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Marketing (Non-Profit and Government)

### Show Tags

26 Apr 2018, 00:55
Official Solution:

Recently, automobile collectors have been especially interested in 1960s, and early 1970s American muscle cars, and particularly those from 1969, and 1970. This clear preference highlights a certain shift in taste on the part of many serious collectors to favor particularly rare models that were iconic when new. Which one of the following, if true, most strongly supports the observed shift in taste described above?

A. During the 1980s, a similar shift occurred within the classic car collector market wherein American muscle cars from the 1960s and 1970s were highly coveted.
B. As time has passed, a growing and substantial proportion of serious automobile collectors are those who were exposed to late 1960's and 1970s American muscle cars as young adults.
C. Recently, the collector automobile market in general has undergone an unprecedented surge in popularity.
D. During the 1960s and 1970s, the prices of American muscle cars often exceeded the prices of other cars that are currently popular among collectors.
E. American muscle cars of the late 1960s and early 1970s started to garner significant interest by serious collectors over two decades ago.

Question Type: Strengthen

Boil It Down (Simplified & Abbreviated Summary of the Prompt): Shift in taste -> Surge in iconic muscle car interest

Missing Information (assumption): Proof of causality. A shift in taste is what caused the surge in interest for iconic muscle cars Goal: Look for an option that reinforces the idea there is a shift in taste in the marketplace

Ⓐ Irrelevant. Other shifts in taste are outside of the argument's logical focus. Whether there were OTHER similar shifts in taste in the past has no logical strengthening effect on an argument about THIS shift.

Ⓑ Yes! This option provides evidence of an evolving marketplace that would have a reason to favor American muscle cars: there has been an apparent generational shift in the market. If a growing and SUBSTANTIAL proportion of the collector marketplace were exposed to American muscle cars as young adults, it would provide logical force to the idea that there is indeed a shift in taste in the market as a whole. Now, is this a slam dunk case for the argument though? No, but we're not asked to PROVE the observation, but rather we're asked to select the option that provides the best SUPPORT for the claim that that a shift in taste is responsible. This option does exactly that.

Ⓒ Irrelevant. This option offers no support to the claim that a shift in taste is responsible for the boost in American muscle car popularity. Whether the entire market is increasing, decreasing, or remains the same size doesn't impact the fact that there is a documented boost in popularity in favor of American muscle cars.

Ⓓ Irrelevant. The pricing of the cars WHEN THEY WERE NEW has absolutely no relevance to the collector automobile market TODAY. American muscle cars could have been twice the price of other cars when new, and that wouldn't reinforce why there would be a recent shift in taste in favor of American muscle cars today.

Ⓔ It tells us that the prices for American muscle cars in the 1960s and 1970s was higher THEN, but what time-frame is the trend in the argument? Recent. So now, how would the original prices of the cars have any impact on the prices now, or why there would have been a shift in favor of those cars now in the collector automobile market? Specifically, there is no logical connection because the prices of American muscle cars and all other cars could have fluctuated so much since then. Cars can depreciate, and never gain value, or appreciate again. There's just no automatic way to know how the original pricing relates to future trends.

_________________
Intern
Joined: 30 Jan 2018
Posts: 7

### Show Tags

19 Jul 2018, 22:29
I am not convinced with the explanation. Please explain how option 'B' is the correct answer?
Thanks!
Intern
Joined: 30 Jul 2018
Posts: 2

### Show Tags

30 Jul 2018, 22:58
I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. why cant the solution be d? not able to understand
Intern
Joined: 09 Aug 2018
Posts: 1

### Show Tags

12 Oct 2018, 01:40
Why can option E? As per explanation, the price is irrelevant. But option does not state anything about price. It is talking about interest so the explanation is not proper.
Re: V30-11 &nbs [#permalink] 12 Oct 2018, 01:40
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# V30-11

Moderators: chetan2u, Bunuel

 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®.