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

It is currently 18 Jan 2019, 00:16

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 January
PrevNext
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
303112345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
272829303112
Open Detailed Calendar
  • 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.
  • FREE Quant Workshop by e-GMAT!

     January 20, 2019

     January 20, 2019

     07:00 AM PST

     07:00 AM PST

    Get personalized insights on how to achieve your Target Quant Score.

While there is no guarantee that increased

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

Hide Tags

 
Verbal Forum Moderator
User avatar
V
Status: Greatness begins beyond your comfort zone
Joined: 08 Dec 2013
Posts: 2169
Location: India
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
Schools: Kelley '20, ISB '19
GPA: 3.2
WE: Information Technology (Consulting)
GMAT ToolKit User Reviews Badge CAT Tests
While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 01 Jul 2018, 19:22
1
Question 1
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 94 sessions

41% (02:59) correct 59% (02:56) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

Question 2
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

based on 87 sessions

78% (01:04) correct 22% (00:56) wrong

HideShow timer Statistics

While there is no guarantee that increased investment in achieving energy independence will solve all of America’s unemployment problems, the results so far have demonstrated that it will definitely help the cause. Under President Obama's watch, such increased investment has so far created 1.5 million jobs and has demonstrated the potential to create many more.

After a four-decade decline in oil production, the U.S. is now producing enough oil to serve more than half of our oil needs. This has the potential to free us from our addiction to foreign-sourced barrels, particularly if we utilize our dramatically larger and cheaper reserves of natural gas, which now costs the equivalent of less than $15 per barrel, versus the $100-plus per barrel of oil we import from the Middle East. The money saved by the increased use of natural gas has helped in greater investments and has created more than 75,000 jobs domestically.

Moreover, the president’s policies have motivated companies to invest more in clean energy to the extent that American companies make over 75% of all venture investments in clean technologies. Overall, because of U.S. public and private investments in clean energy—including renewables, efficiency, transportation, and infrastructure—the clean economy grew by 8.3% from 2008 to 2009, even during the depths of the recession. Even though several technologies, such as solar power, are still not as cost-competitive as imported oil, expanding these clean-energy investments is good economics as they will help preserve and expand America's middle class, because energy investments are a particularly effective method of "insourcing" manufacturing jobs, which in turn spur jobs in invention, installation, and maintenance.


1.From the passage which of the following can be inferred about imported oil?
A. Most of the imported oil comes from the Middle East.
B. It is cheaper on a per barrel basis than natural gas.
C. It is not as cost competitive as solar energy.
D. Does not create the same number of jobs per unit of energy as solar power does.
E. Its unit price has increased over the past decade.


2. The author of the passage is primarily concerned with
A. Demonstrating that increased investment in achieving energy independence will create more jobs.
B. Proving that the upside of investing in achieving energy independence is not limited to creating jobs.
C. Advocating that America must invest in alternate renewable energy to attain Technology independence.
D. Proving that America can tackle unemployment by lowering the cost of foreign energy.
E. Lobbying for a greater proportion of GDP to be spent on achieving energy independence.


_________________

When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. - Henry Ford
The Moment You Think About Giving Up, Think Of The Reason Why You Held On So Long
+1 Kudos if you find this post helpful

MBA Section Director
User avatar
V
Affiliations: GMATClub
Joined: 22 May 2017
Posts: 1922
Concentration: Nonprofit
GPA: 4
WE: Engineering (Computer Software)
GMAT ToolKit User Premium Member Reviews Badge CAT Tests
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 28 Sep 2018, 20:07
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Apr 2018
Posts: 125
Location: India
Schools: INSEAD Jan '20
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.9
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Dec 2018, 00:17
1
1.From the passage which of the following can be inferred about imported oil?
A. Most of the imported oil comes from the Middle East. Incorrect, the passage mentions about the price of oil from the Middle East and not about the quantity.
B. It is cheaper on a per barrel basis than natural gas. Incorrect, opposite of this one is correct.
C. It is not as cost competitive as solar energy. Incorrect, opposite of this one is correct.
D. Does not create the same number of jobs per unit of energy as solar power does. Correct, by POE and as per the last few lines of the third paragraph.
E. Its unit price has increased over the past decade. Incorrect, not mentioned in the passage.


2. The author of the passage is primarily concerned with
A. Demonstrating that increased investment in achieving energy independence will create more jobs. Correct, the choice aptly describes the gist of the passage.
B. Proving that the upside of investing in achieving energy independence is not limited to creating jobs. Incorrect, the passage only talks about unemployment and creating jobs.
C. Advocating that America must invest in alternate renewable energy to attain Technology independence. Incorrect, distortion of details. The passage advocates for investment to tackle unemployment and not to gain technological independence.
D. Proving that America can tackle unemployment by lowering the cost of foreign energy. Incorrect, no such evidence has been presented in the passage. The passage talks about investment in clean energy and not about lowering the foreign energy cost.
E. Lobbying for a greater proportion of GDP to be spent on achieving energy independence. Incorrect, GDP proportion has not been discussed.
_________________

Kindly click on +1Kudos if my post helps you...

Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 02 Aug 2018
Posts: 69
Location: India
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 590 Q45 V26
GPA: 3.5
GMAT ToolKit User
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Dec 2018, 00:37
[quote="tarunanandani"]1.From the passage which of the following can be inferred about imported oil?
A. Most of the imported oil comes from the Middle East. Incorrect, the passage mentions about the price of oil from the Middle East and not about the quantity.
B. It is cheaper on a per barrel basis than natural gas. Incorrect, opposite of this one is correct.
C. It is not as cost competitive as solar energy. Incorrect, opposite of this one is correct.
D. Does not create the same number of jobs per unit of energy as solar power does. Correct, by POE and as per the last few lines of the third paragraph.
E. Its unit price has increased over the past decade. Incorrect, not mentioned in the passage.


Hi Tarun

Please can you further elaborate why D is correct ?

I didn't find evidence supporting the answer in the passage. Solar energy and imported oil are compared to say that solar is not as competitive yet with imported oil but no reference to job creation is mentioned ?

Thanks
Abhinav
Manager
Manager
User avatar
G
Joined: 01 Apr 2018
Posts: 125
Location: India
Schools: INSEAD Jan '20
GMAT 1: 650 Q49 V30
GPA: 3.9
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Dec 2018, 02:03
1
proabhinav wrote:
tarunanandani wrote:
1.From the passage which of the following can be inferred about imported oil?
A. Most of the imported oil comes from the Middle East. Incorrect, the passage mentions about the price of oil from the Middle East and not about the quantity.
B. It is cheaper on a per barrel basis than natural gas. Incorrect, opposite of this one is correct.
C. It is not as cost competitive as solar energy. Incorrect, opposite of this one is correct.
D. Does not create the same number of jobs per unit of energy as solar power does. Correct, by POE and as per the last few lines of the third paragraph.
E. Its unit price has increased over the past decade. Incorrect, not mentioned in the passage.


Hi Tarun

Please can you further elaborate why D is correct ?

I didn't find evidence supporting the answer in the passage. Solar energy and imported oil are compared to say that solar is not as competitive yet with imported oil but no reference to job creation is mentioned ?

Thanks
Abhinav


Hi proabhinav,

Lets have a look at the last lines of the third paragraph:

Moreover, the president’s policies have motivated companies to invest more in clean energy to the extent that American companies make over 75% of all venture investments in clean technologies. Overall, because of U.S. public and private investments in clean energy—including renewables, efficiency, transportation, and infrastructure—the clean economy grew by 8.3% from 2008 to 2009, even during the depths of the recession. Even though several technologies, such as solar power, are still not as cost-competitive as imported oil, expanding these clean-energy investments is good economics as they will help preserve and expand America's middle class, because energy investments are a particularly effective method of "insourcing" manufacturing jobs, which in turn spur jobs in invention, installation, and maintenance.

Notice that how author compares 'solar energy' with imported oil in terms of cost and continues the comparison by providing justification to invest in clean energy, such as solar, because it can spur jobs in invention, installation, and maintenance. Now, in question 1, we need to draw an inference and although the passage doesn't actually talks about job creation ratio per unit of energy, it does mention that investment in clean energy, such as solar, will bring more jobs. Thus, we can infer that imported oil doesn't create more jobs than solar power does.
Moreover, we can also arrive at option D by eliminating the other four; though option D doesn't look like a perfect answer, it sure is the best among the lot.

Hope this helps!
_________________

Kindly click on +1Kudos if my post helps you...

Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 10 Mar 2016
Posts: 76
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
GMAT 1: 550 Q44 V23
Premium Member
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 04 Dec 2018, 11:05
1
1.From the passage which of the following can be inferred about imported oil?
A. Most of the imported oil comes from the Middle East. - Inconsistent with the passage
B. It is cheaper on a per barrel basis than natural gas. - opposite
C. It is not as cost competitive as solar energy. - opposite
D. Does not create the same number of jobs per unit of energy as solar power does. - concluded from the last para
E. Its unit price has increased over the past decade. - nowhere is given about this.

2. The author of the passage is primarily concerned with
A. Demonstrating that increased investment in achieving energy independence will create more jobs. - overall summary
B. Proving that the upside of investing in achieving energy independence is not limited to creating jobs. - inconsistent
C. Advocating that America must invest in alternate renewable energy to attain Technology independence. - extreme
D. Proving that America can tackle unemployment by lowering the cost of foreign energy. - inconsistent
E. Lobbying for a greater proportion of GDP to be spent on achieving energy independence. - inconsistent
_________________

Please Hit Kudos if you like my post useful.

Intern
Intern
User avatar
B
Joined: 04 Oct 2018
Posts: 26
Location: Viet Nam
Schools: Haas '20, ESSEC '21, HEC
WE: Analyst (Consulting)
CAT Tests
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Dec 2018, 01:28
tapasgupta wrote:
1.From the passage which of the following can be inferred about imported oil?
A. Most of the imported oil comes from the Middle East. - Inconsistent with the passage
B. It is cheaper on a per barrel basis than natural gas. - opposite
C. It is not as cost competitive as solar energy. - opposite
D. Does not create the same number of jobs per unit of energy as solar power does. - concluded from the last para
E. Its unit price has increased over the past decade. - nowhere is given about this.

2. The author of the passage is primarily concerned with
A. Demonstrating that increased investment in achieving energy independence will create more jobs. - overall summary
B. Proving that the upside of investing in achieving energy independence is not limited to creating jobs. - inconsistent
C. Advocating that America must invest in alternate renewable energy to attain Technology independence. - extreme
D. Proving that America can tackle unemployment by lowering the cost of foreign energy. - inconsistent
E. Lobbying for a greater proportion of GDP to be spent on achieving energy independence. - inconsistent


Hi,
For question 1, I refer to this " This has the potential to free us from our addiction to foreign-sourced barrels, particularly if we utilize our dramatically larger and cheaper reserves of natural gas, which now costs the equivalent of less than $15 per barrel, versus the $100-plus per barrel of oil we import from the Middle East. " => It means imported oil would be more expensive compared to the domestic, so why E is wrong?
For Question 2, could you please explain why B is inconsistent since I think A & B have the same intent. So I am very confused between these options.

Thank you.
Manager
Manager
avatar
B
Joined: 29 Jul 2018
Posts: 107
Concentration: Finance, Statistics
GMAT ToolKit User CAT Tests
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Dec 2018, 04:02
Skyline393 we cant prove that price increased in inference questions we cant bring in outside information
Manager
Manager
User avatar
S
Joined: 10 Mar 2016
Posts: 76
Location: India
Concentration: Finance, Real Estate
GMAT 1: 550 Q44 V23
Premium Member
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased  [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 05 Dec 2018, 10:57
Hi Skyline393,

In question 1, the passage gives the comparison between the price of oil and natural gas. Then can we say that price of oil has increased? No
And how can we be sure about the past decade. It can also increase 2 years back. There is no way we can conclude this.

In question 2 - go over first word of every answer choice. See the tone of the passage. The author is not proving. He just telling that it can create more jobs. That means he is talking about the future and that is the main summary. The tone of the passage will give the answer of such questions.

Hope it helps.
_________________

Please Hit Kudos if you like my post useful.

GMAT Club Bot
Re: While there is no guarantee that increased &nbs [#permalink] 05 Dec 2018, 10:57
Display posts from previous: Sort by

While there is no guarantee that increased

  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®.