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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

In opposing government regulation of business, conservatives often appeal to the Jeffersonian ideal of limited government, expressing the wish that government would “get off the backs of the American people.” Yet, paradoxically, many of these same conservatives address questions of private morality, such as those dealing with sexual behavior, by calling for______

(A) a return to the restrictive sexual morality of the Victorian era
(B) a strengthening of the role of the family in setting moral norms for society
(C) a limitation on the amount of sexually provocative material appearing in books, motives, and television shows
(D) greater freedom for individuals to choose their own way of handling sexual issues
(E) an increased governmental role in the regulation and control of private sexual behavior
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Is this question from a non-official source (i.e. not GMAT Prep or OG?)? It dances a little too close to controversy to feel GMAT-like to me.

But in any case, I think the answer should be E, because of the text bolded below. The answer is definitely not (D)--it says the opposite of what we should expect after "yet, paradoxically." And (A), (B), and (C) all neglect to mention government involvement--the focus of the first sentence.

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

In opposing government regulation of business, conservatives often appeal to the Jeffersonian ideal of limited government, expressing the wish that government would “get off the backs of the American people.” Yet, paradoxically, many of these same conservatives address questions of private morality, such as those dealing with sexual behavior, by calling for______

(A) a return to the restrictive sexual morality of the Victorian era
(B) a strengthening of the role of the family in setting moral norms for society
(C) a limitation on the amount of sexually provocative material appearing in books, motives, and television shows
(D) greater freedom for individuals to choose their own way of handling sexual issues
(E) an increased governmental role in the regulation and control of private sexual behavior
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E for me. First author mentions conservatives argue for government “get off the backs of the American people.” The key indicator word "yet" implies that in the case of sexual behavior conservatives have an opposite view, which is E.
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i would go for a coz they are calling some ideal... victorian era
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esledge wrote:
Is this question from a non-official source (i.e. not GMAT Prep or OG?)? It dances a little too close to controversy to feel GMAT-like to me.

But in any case, I think the answer should be E, because of the text bolded below. The answer is definitely not (D)--it says the opposite of what we should expect after "yet, paradoxically." And (A), (B), and (C) all neglect to mention government involvement--the focus of the first sentence.

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

In opposing government regulation of business, conservatives often appeal to the Jeffersonian ideal of limited government, expressing the wish that government would “get off the backs of the American people.” Yet, paradoxically, many of these same conservatives address questions of private morality, such as those dealing with sexual behavior, by calling for______

(A) a return to the restrictive sexual morality of the Victorian era
(B) a strengthening of the role of the family in setting moral norms for society
(C) a limitation on the amount of sexually provocative material appearing in books, motives, and television shows
(D) greater freedom for individuals to choose their own way of handling sexual issues
(E) an increased governmental role in the regulation and control of private sexual behavior

How to make out which questions are GMAT like and which ones are not.This is from 1000 CR.
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urrghhh yeah it is E

first went for D... :cry:
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It has to be E.

Its a paradox based question. So, you need to select that choice which is meeting the ends of a stated paradox.
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E for the reason cited by esledge.
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How to make out which questions are GMAT like and which ones are not. This is from 1000 CR.

I'm not entirely sure this isn't, but I have a feeling about it...

Over on the MGMAT forum, we don't allow discussion of the 1000 sets, mainly because they illegally use some copyrighted problems without permission. Even if they didn't, we wouldn't allow them anyway - a lot of the problems are fine, but there are a number of bad ones that can actually mess up your study if you use them!

I have been teaching GMAT for half a decade, have done all OG and GMATPrep questions, and have written several hundred questions myself, so I have developed a sense of what official questions feel like. Sometimes the red flag is something obvious (e.g. obvious errors in the so-called "right" answer, two equally acceptable answers, no right answer at all, etc.), other times it is more intangible (e.g. subject matter seems "off," diction isn't typical of the GMAT, too much of a "story" told to set up a math problem, etc.).
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esledge wrote:
Is this question from a non-official source (i.e. not GMAT Prep or OG?)? It dances a little too close to controversy to feel GMAT-like to me.

But in any case, I think the answer should be E, because of the text bolded below. The answer is definitely not (D)--it says the opposite of what we should expect after "yet, paradoxically." And (A), (B), and (C) all neglect to mention government involvement--the focus of the first sentence.

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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

In opposing government regulation of business, conservatives often appeal to the Jeffersonian ideal of limited government, expressing the wish that government would “get off the backs of the American people.” Yet, paradoxically, many of these same conservatives address questions of private morality, such as those dealing with sexual behavior, by calling for______

(A) a return to the restrictive sexual morality of the Victorian era
(B) a strengthening of the role of the family in setting moral norms for society
(C) a limitation on the amount of sexually provocative material appearing in books, motives, and television shows
(D) greater freedom for individuals to choose their own way of handling sexual issues
(E) an increased governmental role in the regulation and control of private sexual behavior


Yup. ANS = E. BTW, you got 790 in first attempt. :shock: :good
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Please provide the official answer for this question.
I marked the answer as E.
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