It is currently 22 Nov 2017, 19:24

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

When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing,

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

Hide Tags

4 KUDOS received
Manager
Manager
User avatar
Joined: 24 Aug 2012
Posts: 140

Kudos [?]: 280 [4], given: 2

Reviews Badge
When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2012, 15:25
4
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

  5% (low)

Question Stats:

80% (01:09) correct 20% (01:23) wrong based on 514 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, people tended to save more of their money, but when nuclear arms testing increased people tended to spend more of their money. The perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe, therefore, decreases the willingness of people to postpone consumption for the sake of saving money.

The argument above assumes that

A. the perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe has increased over the years
B. most people supported the development of nuclear arms
C. people’s perception of the threat of nuclear catastrophe depends on the amount of nuclear -arms testing being done
D. the people who saved the most money when nuclear -arms testing was limited were the ones who supported such limitations
E. there are more consumer goods available when nuclear-arms testing increases
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post


Last edited by WaterFlowsUp on 17 Oct 2013, 10:39, edited 1 time in total.
OA Added

Kudos [?]: 280 [4], given: 2

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 08 Jun 2010
Posts: 387

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 13

Location: United States
Concentration: General Management, Finance
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V32
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Oct 2012, 23:58
Conclusion:
The perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe, therefore, (marker) decreases the willingness of people to postpone consumption for the sake of saving money.
You are looking for something relating perceived threat and the testing. Only choice is answer C.

A. increase or decrease is OOS.
B. supporting the testing is OOS.
C. Correct.
D. people’s view of the testing is OOS.
E. consumer goods are irrelevant.

Kudos [?]: 102 [0], given: 13

VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 1216

Kudos [?]: 1693 [0], given: 116

Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Premium Member
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 22 Oct 2012, 00:05
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
Argument talks about an increase in nuclear arms testing and jumps to perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe. Only C fills this logical gap. Moreover C also passes the LEN test.
_________________

Did you find this post helpful?... Please let me know through the Kudos button.

Thanks To The Almighty - My GMAT Debrief

GMAT Reading Comprehension: 7 Most Common Passage Types

Kudos [?]: 1693 [0], given: 116

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 03 Oct 2012
Posts: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

Concentration: General Management, Social Entrepreneurship
GPA: 3.3
WE: Education (Consulting)
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Oct 2012, 06:39
Correct Answer: C

The link between the threat of nuclear catastrophe and the arms' testing is established only by this option. Can someone explain what's a LEN test?

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 3

Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 15 Jun 2010
Posts: 357

Kudos [?]: 461 [0], given: 50

Schools: IE'14, ISB'14, Kellogg'15
WE 1: 7 Yrs in Automobile (Commercial Vehicle industry)
Reviews Badge
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Oct 2012, 06:53
buddhendra wrote:
Correct Answer: C

The link between the threat of nuclear catastrophe and the arms' testing is established only by this option. Can someone explain what's a LEN test?


I think it's a alternate terminology for Logical Negation Test. In assumption question, the best way to check the close answer is to negate the statement logically and check whether the argument still exists or dies.

Here it will be C. people’s perception of the threat of nuclear catastrophe do not depends on the amount of nuclear -arms testing being done

So if this negated statement is true then the argument dies. Hence its the correct assumption.
_________________

Regards
SD
-----------------------------
Press Kudos if you like my post.
Debrief 610-540-580-710(Long Journey): http://gmatclub.com/forum/from-600-540-580-710-finally-achieved-in-4th-attempt-142456.html

Kudos [?]: 461 [0], given: 50

1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Joined: 02 Jul 2012
Posts: 1216

Kudos [?]: 1693 [1], given: 116

Location: India
Concentration: Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q49 V42
GPA: 3.8
WE: Engineering (Energy and Utilities)
Premium Member
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Oct 2012, 08:00
1
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
buddhendra wrote:
Correct Answer: C

The link between the threat of nuclear catastrophe and the arms' testing is established only by this option. Can someone explain what's a LEN test?


Actually it means Least Extreme Negation.

eg: Everyone is good.

Extreme negation of this would be : No one is good. (Meaning there are no good people at all)

Least extreme negation would be : Not everyone is good. (Meaning there are some people who are not good)

When testing an assumption we only want to test with the least extreme negation and check if it kills the conclusion. Extreme negation might even make wrong answer choices kill the conclusion.

Kudos Please... If you liked my post.
_________________

Did you find this post helpful?... Please let me know through the Kudos button.

Thanks To The Almighty - My GMAT Debrief

GMAT Reading Comprehension: 7 Most Common Passage Types

Kudos [?]: 1693 [1], given: 116

BSchool Forum Moderator
avatar
Status: Flying over the cloud!
Joined: 17 Aug 2011
Posts: 888

Kudos [?]: 735 [0], given: 44

Location: Viet Nam
Concentration: International Business, Marketing
GMAT Date: 06-06-2014
GPA: 3.07
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 24 Oct 2012, 10:26
Easy choice, use LEN technique to attack choice C and we will found out the correct one.
_________________

Rules for posting in verbal gmat forum, read it before posting anything in verbal forum
Giving me + 1 kudos if my post is valuable with you :)

The more you like my post, the more you share to other's need

CR: Focus of the Week: Must be True Question

Kudos [?]: 735 [0], given: 44

3 KUDOS received
Board of Directors
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3381

Kudos [?]: 9306 [3], given: 1169

When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jan 2013, 11:09
3
This post received
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, people tended to save more of their money, but when nuclear-arms testing increased, people tended to spend more of their money. The perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe, therefore, decreases the willingness of people to postpone consumption for the sake of saving money.

The argument above assumes that


1) the perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe has increased over the years

2) most people supported the development of nuclear arms

3) people’s perception of the threat of nuclear catastrophe depends on the amount of nuclear-arms testing being done

4) the people who saved the most money when nuclear-arms testing was limited were the ones who supported such limitations

5) there are more consumer goods available when nuclear-arms testing increases
_________________

COLLECTION OF QUESTIONS AND RESOURCES
Quant: 1. ALL GMATPrep questions Quant/Verbal 2. Bunuel Signature Collection - The Next Generation 3. Bunuel Signature Collection ALL-IN-ONE WITH SOLUTIONS 4. Veritas Prep Blog PDF Version 5. MGMAT Study Hall Thursdays with Ron Quant Videos
Verbal:1. Verbal question bank and directories by Carcass 2. MGMAT Study Hall Thursdays with Ron Verbal Videos 3. Critical Reasoning_Oldy but goldy question banks 4. Sentence Correction_Oldy but goldy question banks 5. Reading-comprehension_Oldy but goldy question banks

Kudos [?]: 9306 [3], given: 1169

1 KUDOS received
VP
VP
User avatar
Status: Been a long time guys...
Joined: 03 Feb 2011
Posts: 1378

Kudos [?]: 1704 [1], given: 62

Location: United States (NY)
Concentration: Finance, Marketing
GPA: 3.75
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jan 2013, 12:09
1
This post received
KUDOS
1
This post was
BOOKMARKED
The argument talks about nuclear testing but the conclusion talks about people's perception of nuclear threat. In order for the conclusion to hold, we must assume a relation between these two. Hence the answer has to be C.
Hope that helps.
_________________

Prepositional Phrases Clarified|Elimination of BEING| Absolute Phrases Clarified
Rules For Posting
www.Univ-Scholarships.com

Kudos [?]: 1704 [1], given: 62

Current Student
User avatar
Joined: 27 Jun 2012
Posts: 405

Kudos [?]: 950 [0], given: 184

Concentration: Strategy, Finance
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jan 2013, 13:16
Conclusion: The perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe decreases tendency of saving and increases spending.

1) the perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe has increased over the years
-- Not an assumption and conclusion is not based upon this fact.
2) most people supported the development of nuclear arms
-- Not an assumption and conclusion is not based upon this fact.
3) people’s perception of the threat of nuclear catastrophe depends on the amount of nuclear-arms testing being done
-- Thsi bridges the gap between people's perception of neuclear threat (and hence their spending) and amount of nuclear testing.
4) the people who saved the most money when nuclear-arms testing was limited were the ones who supported such limitations
-- Author dont have to assume this to arrive at his conclusion.
5) there are more consumer goods available when nuclear-arms testing increases
-- Not an assumption and conclusion is not based upon this fact.

Hence choice(C) is the answer.
_________________

Thanks,
Prashant Ponde

Tough 700+ Level RCs: Passage1 | Passage2 | Passage3 | Passage4 | Passage5 | Passage6 | Passage7
Reading Comprehension notes: Click here
VOTE GMAT Practice Tests: Vote Here
PowerScore CR Bible - Official Guide 13 Questions Set Mapped: Click here
Looking to finance your tuition: Click here

Kudos [?]: 950 [0], given: 184

Board of Directors
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Sep 2010
Posts: 3381

Kudos [?]: 9306 [0], given: 1169

Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 21 Jan 2013, 13:18

Kudos [?]: 9306 [0], given: 1169

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 04 Jun 2012
Posts: 54

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 5

When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, peo [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 10 Jun 2013, 00:29
When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, people tended to save
more of their money, but when nuclear-arms testing increased, people tended
to spend more of their money. The perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe,
therefore, decreases the willingness of people to postpone consumption for the
sake of saving money.

The argument above assumes that

(A) the perceived threat of nuclear catastrophe has increased over the years.
(B) most people supported the development of nuclear arms
(C) people’s perception of the threat of nuclear catastrophe depends on the
amount of nuclear-arms testing being done
(D) the people who saved the most money when nuclear-arms testing was limited
were the ones who supported such limitations
(E) there are more consumer goods available when nuclear-arms testing
increases

Kudos [?]: 30 [0], given: 5

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 23 Jan 2012
Posts: 66

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 15

Location: United States
Concentration: Strategy, Marketing
Schools: ISB '15 (A)
GMAT 1: 700 Q47 V39
WE: General Management (Hospitality and Tourism)
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Jun 2013, 12:59
The correct answer is "C". To test it, if you negate this assumption the entire argument falls apart.
_________________

Kudos are motivating! :)

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 15

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10130

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 30 Apr 2014, 16:54
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.

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10130

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 19 Mar 2015, 03:01
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.

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10130

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Nov 2015, 00:31
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.

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Non-Human User
User avatar
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10130

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Premium Member
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 May 2016, 10:48
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.

Kudos [?]: 270 [0], given: 0

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 23 Apr 2014
Posts: 67

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 82

Location: United States
GMAT 1: 680 Q50 V31
GPA: 2.75
Reviews Badge
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 16 Nov 2016, 11:06
This argument kind of fits into list of arguments having "Language shift"
Argument starts with Nuclear testing and concludes about Nuclear catastrophe. So, there has to be a link between the two to get to the final conclusion.

Option C does that exactly.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 82

Retired Moderator
avatar
B
Joined: 13 Feb 2015
Posts: 806

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 32

Premium Member
Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing, [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 26 Jul 2017, 07:19
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
_________________

Please Read: Verbal Posting Rules

Kudos [?]: 8 [0], given: 32

Re: When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing,   [#permalink] 26 Jul 2017, 07:19
Display posts from previous: Sort by

When limitations were in effect on nuclear-arms testing,

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


cron

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®.