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1000 SC Q 8

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saurabh_1922@yahoo.co.in Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Default Avatar
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1000 SC Q 8

Post Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:01 am
1.My first question is - Are the answers of 1000 SC foolproof.Please find the question below and let me know the answer.Then I can discuss the discrepancy in my answer as well as its answer.

8.A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.
(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be

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Post Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:56 am
We have compiled a list of 1000 SC questions that have been discussed on the forums so far.
Check the link : http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewtopic.php?t=1461

and I strongly suggest to go through the above link first, before starting a new thread.

The question (#8 ) which you've posted on forums is already discussed.
Continue there. http://www.beatthegmat.com/viewtopic.php?t=486
Thank you.
saurabh_1922@yahoo.co.in wrote:
1.My first question is - Are the answers of 1000 SC foolproof.Please find the question below and let me know the answer.Then I can discuss the discrepancy in my answer as well as its answer.
Thanks for the question Smile
Yes even I sometimes doubt about the document and its answers Wink

For this particular question the answer (C) doesn't quite satisfy GMAT style Laughing
If you have any other choice in your mind, put it in the post we'll discuss.

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8.A huge flying reptile that died out with the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago, the Quetzalcoatlus had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature the world has ever seen.
(A) believed to be
(B) and that is believed to be
(C) and it is believed to have been
(D) which was, it is believed,
(E) which is believed to be

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Post Thu Aug 02, 2007 9:16 am
As per me, (C) is the best option here. Couple of reasons for that-

A) ... had a wingspan of 36 feet, believed to be the largest flying creature - incorrectly suggesting that wingspan of 36feet was the largest flying creature.

D & E) Similar reasoning as for (A)

B) ... had a wingspan of 36 feet, and that is believed to be the largest flying creature - 'that' incorrectly used instead of 'it' while talking about Quetzalcoatlus.

C) The only option left Smile

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