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# Which of the following best completes the passage below? At

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

At a recent conference on the evolution of humans, a team of scientists proposed the theory that the millions of sweat glands in human skin evolved as a way to keep humans cool while running over long distances or for extended periods. The scientists theorize that this ability developed as a hunting strategy that depended on out-enduring prey by pushing animals to overheat. One of the first things that must be shown, of course, before this theory can be commonly accepted is that .

A. endurance is an advantage for running long distances or for extended periods
B. animals can be pushed to a point where overheating will make them easier prey
C. there are enough sweat glands in human skin to keep humans from overheating
D. early humans were the only hunters to employ this strategy
the scientific community can agree on the meaning of “long distances”
E. the scientific community can agree on the meaning of “long distances”

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04 Dec 2007, 05:07
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04 Dec 2007, 17:23
Guys this has not been tried yet.

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Re: endurance- CR [#permalink]

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04 Dec 2007, 19:21
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?

At a recent conference on the evolution of humans, a team of scientists proposed the theory that the millions of sweat glands in human skin evolved as a way to keep humans cool while running over long distances or for extended periods. The scientists theorize that this ability developed as a hunting strategy that depended on out-enduring prey by pushing animals to overheat. One of the first things that must be shown, of course, before this theory can be commonly accepted is that .

A. endurance is an advantage for running long distances or for extended periods
B. animals can be pushed to a point where overheating will make them easier prey
C. there are enough sweat glands in human skin to keep humans from overheating
D. early humans were the only hunters to employ this strategy
the scientific community can agree on the meaning of “long distances”
E. the scientific community can agree on the meaning of “long distances”

Amar

Id say B. If we negate B then the theory falls apart.

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04 Dec 2007, 19:54
i also said B

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05 Dec 2007, 05:18
A. Common sense - not an answer
B. Not obvious - should be assumed.
C. This is part of the theory, while question clearly states: before the theory
D, E - too strict, too formal

My answer is B.

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05 Dec 2007, 06:07
Amardeep Sharma wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?

At a recent conference on the evolution of humans, a team of scientists proposed the theory that the millions of sweat glands in human skin evolved as a way to keep humans cool while running over long distances or for extended periods. The scientists theorize that this ability developed as a hunting strategy that depended on out-enduring prey by pushing animals to overheat. One of the first things that must be shown, of course, before this theory can be commonly accepted is that .

A. endurance is an advantage for running long distances or for extended periods
B. animals can be pushed to a point where overheating will make them easier prey
C. there are enough sweat glands in human skin to keep humans from overheating
D. early humans were the only hunters to employ this strategy
the scientific community can agree on the meaning of “long distances”
E. the scientific community can agree on the meaning of “long distances”

Amar

Will go for 'C'

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05 Dec 2007, 06:12
C. only this one proofs the strategy of humans.

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05 Dec 2007, 06:37
I think the answer is B.

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05 Dec 2007, 07:55
OA is B

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05 Dec 2007, 07:55
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