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# Zoologists seeking evidence that the Gigantopithicus (giant ape)

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Zoologists seeking evidence that the Gigantopithicus (giant ape) once inhabited a certain region are digging into the middle and lower layers of a mound of earth. Gigantopithicus is known to have gone extinct before Neanderthal man came into existence. The bottom of the middle layer contains some Neanderthal bones, but the lower layer does not.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the evidence above?
(A) The Neanderthals represented by the fossilized bones were not native to this region but wandered to it from another, distant region.
(B) The Gigantopithicus species lived for a long time before it become extinct.
(C) The middle layer does not represent the period in which Gigantopithicus lived.
(D) Zoologists will not find any evidence of Gigantopithicus in this region.
(E) The lower layer represents the period during which Neanderthal man lived.

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21 Feb 2016, 22:54
The stimulus does not talk about not finding the bones of the giant ape either so is being sure that this region does not belong to the giant apes legitimate?
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21 Feb 2016, 23:05
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Zoologists seeking evidence that the Gigantopithicus (giant ape) once inhabited a certain region are digging into the middle and lower layers of a mound of earth. Gigantopithicus is known to have gone extinct before Neanderthal man came into existence. The bottom of the middle layer contains some Neanderthal bones, but the lower layer does not.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the evidence above?
(A) The Neanderthals represented by the fossilized bones were not native to this region but wandered to it from another, distant region.
(B) The Gigantopithicus species lived for a long time before it become extinct.
(C) The middle layer does not represent the period in which Gigantopithicus lived.
(D) Zoologists will not find any evidence of Gigantopithicus in this region.
(E) The lower layer represents the period during which Neanderthal man lived.

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The stimulus does not talk about not finding the bones of the giant ape either so is being sure that this region does not belong to the giant apes legitimate?

the stimulus talks of the relation in time period between Neanderthal man and Gigantopithicus..
Gigantopithicus is known to have gone extinct before Neanderthal man came into existence.
So, when Neanderthal man was existing, Gigantopithicus had become extinct..
then stimulus talks of middle layer..
The bottom of the middle layer contains some Neanderthal bones, but the lower layer does not...
so when the bottom of middle layer was the top most layer, N existed. But there has been nothing found in lower layer, so the existence was at the time the bottom of middle payer was topmost..

BUT G had become extinct by then, so C can be a valid conclusion that "The middle layer does not represent the period in which Gigantopithicus lived."

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22 Feb 2016, 11:25
Alok322 wrote:
Zoologists seeking evidence that the Gigantopithicus (giant ape) once inhabited a certain region are digging into the middle and lower layers of a mound of earth. Gigantopithicus is known to have gone extinct before Neanderthal man came into existence. The bottom of the middle layer contains some Neanderthal bones, but the lower layer does not.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the evidence above?
(A) The Neanderthals represented by the fossilized bones were not native to this region but wandered to it from another, distant region.
(B) The Gigantopithicus species lived for a long time before it become extinct.
(C) The middle layer does not represent the period in which Gigantopithicus lived.
(D) Zoologists will not find any evidence of Gigantopithicus in this region.
(E) The lower layer represents the period during which Neanderthal man lived.

Good question !!

Look carefully at the last 2 sentences of the stimulus.

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Gigantopithicus is known to have gone extinct before Neanderthal man came into existence. The bottom of the middle layer contains some Neanderthal bones, but the lower layer does not.

Top Layer----------->

Middle Layer-------->
_______________ Neanderthal bones
Bottom Layer------->Gigantopithicus

From the above diagram the obvious answer will definitely be (C) without any doubt.

PS : Please feel free to revert in case of any doubt , I will be more than happy to provide my reasoning.
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24 Feb 2016, 05:48
Hi Folks / chetan2u ,

1 question to ask, it might seems to be very stupid. But what kind of layer are we talking about here..?

I am able to make a sketch in my mind about layers but what exactly LAYERS are..??

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Hi Folks / chetan2u ,

1 question to ask, it might seems to be very stupid. But what kind of layer are we talking about here..?

I am able to make a sketch in my mind about layers but what exactly LAYERS are..??

Hi,
it means that there was a time when dinasours were living and due to clalmity the dinasours became extict and the entire earth was covered with ice in intermittent periods during ice age..
with time warmer temperatures came in..
but what happened to these dinasours bones etc..
they converted into fossils with sand getting accumulated on it and slowly these sands turned into layers of rocks with pressure from above ..
and with time there have been formation of stratas formed due to some calamity or with gradual deposition of sand..
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19 Jul 2016, 04:33
Alok322 wrote:
Zoologists seeking evidence that the Gigantopithicus (giant ape) once inhabited a certain region are digging into the middle and lower layers of a mound of earth. Gigantopithicus is known to have gone extinct before Neanderthal man came into existence. The bottom of the middle layer contains some Neanderthal bones, but the lower layer does not.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the evidence above?
(A) The Neanderthals represented by the fossilized bones were not native to this region but wandered to it from another, distant region.
(B) The Gigantopithicus species lived for a long time before it become extinct.
(C) The middle layer does not represent the period in which Gigantopithicus lived.
(D) Zoologists will not find any evidence of Gigantopithicus in this region.
(E) The lower layer represents the period during which Neanderthal man lived.

No Neanderthal fossil in LOWER LAYER ; Neanderthal didn't lived in lower layer age.
Neanderthal fossil in just below middle layers; => Neanderthal for sure lived in middle layer age
Ape were extinct before Neanderthals; Therefore they cannot co exist with Neanderthal age======> ape cannot exist in middle layer age.

ANSWER C:-(C) The middle layer does not represent the period in which Gigantopithicus lived.
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30 Jun 2017, 00:47
this question turns out to be an inference, not a conclusion question.
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16 Aug 2017, 16:23
Alok322 wrote:
Zoologists seeking evidence that the Gigantopithicus (giant ape) once inhabited a certain region are digging into the middle and lower layers of a mound of earth. Gigantopithicus is known to have gone extinct before Neanderthal man came into existence. The bottom of the middle layer contains some Neanderthal bones, but the lower layer does not.

Which of the following conclusions is best supported by the evidence above?
(A) The Neanderthals represented by the fossilized bones were not native to this region but wandered to it from another, distant region.
(B) The Gigantopithicus species lived for a long time before it become extinct.
(C) The middle layer does not represent the period in which Gigantopithicus lived.
(D) Zoologists will not find any evidence of Gigantopithicus in this region.
(E) The lower layer represents the period during which Neanderthal man lived.

This question gives us enough information to conclude that because the Gigantopithicus lived earlier on the Earth than the Neanderthal, the bones of the Gigantopithicus probably must be lower in the Earth than the Neanderthal- we can also conclude that the bones of the Gigantopithicus would likely not be found in the middle layer of the Earth.
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