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GMAX Challenge Question

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GMAX Challenge Question

by SaraiGMAXonline » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:07 am
Gesticulations, the hand motions that accompany a person's speech, are often involuntary and sometimes are produced entirely unwittingly when a person is involved in an emotional or heated conversation. Clearly then, when drivers have a fit of road rage, step out of their cars, and in the midst of the conflagration, shake their fists at one another or otherwise gesticulate, they are unaware of their body language.

Which of the following casts doubt on the argument?

A. When drivers are involved in an altercation, they are not necessarily in a deeply unsettled or highly emotional state, and instead are more genial than is often expected.

B. After most conflagrations on suburban streets, the two parties find a resolution without needing help from the authorities to settle the dispute.

C. A neural pathway exists between the limbic cortex, the area of the brain that controls emotions, and the anterior and prefrontal cortex, which control motor activity.

D. People commonly restrain the impulse to fully express themselves when the emotions arising from their current state are in any way negative.

E. Frequently, road rage puts people into a state of mind in which they do not feel they can fully express themselves verbally and must make plain their inner condition via other means of communication.


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by debmalya_dutta » Sat Jul 17, 2010 5:47 am
A. When drivers are involved in an altercation, they are not necessarily in a deeply unsettled or highly emotional state, and instead are more genial than is often expected. (opposite to what is stated in the passage. people , after , road accidents become genial as opposed to going through in a fit of rage)

B. After most conflagrations on suburban streets, the two parties find a resolution without needing help from the authorities to settle the dispute. Out of scope

C. A neural pathway exists between the limbic cortex, the area of the brain that controls emotions, and the anterior and prefrontal cortex, which control motor activity. Outof scope

D. People commonly restrain the impulse to fully express themselves when the emotions arising from their current state are in any way negative.(again out of scope)

E. Frequently, road rage puts people into a state of mind in which they do not feel they can fully express themselves verbally and must make plain their inner condition via other means of communication. (this proves that the gesticulations are voluntary)

Hence E is the answer . What is the OA?

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by paes » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:59 am
IMO E :

E is giving another reason/explanation to use the fist during road rage.

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by diebeatsthegmat » Sun Jul 18, 2010 12:00 am
SaraiGMAXonline wrote:Gesticulations, the hand motions that accompany a person's speech, are often involuntary and sometimes are produced entirely unwittingly when a person is involved in an emotional or heated conversation. Clearly then, when drivers have a fit of road rage, step out of their cars, and in the midst of the conflagration, shake their fists at one another or otherwise gesticulate, they are unaware of their body language.

Which of the following casts doubt on the argument?

A. When drivers are involved in an altercation, they are not necessarily in a deeply unsettled or highly emotional state, and instead are more genial than is often expected.

B. After most conflagrations on suburban streets, the two parties find a resolution without needing help from the authorities to settle the dispute.

C. A neural pathway exists between the limbic cortex, the area of the brain that controls emotions, and the anterior and prefrontal cortex, which control motor activity.

D. People commonly restrain the impulse to fully express themselves when the emotions arising from their current state are in any way negative.

E. Frequently, road rage puts people into a state of mind in which they do not feel they can fully express themselves verbally and must make plain their inner condition via other means of communication.


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E here too. whats the answer, guy?

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by outreach » Sun Jul 18, 2010 1:45 am
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by ashish2104 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:57 am
Another vote for E

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by SaraiGMAXonline » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:03 pm
Good Job! The correct answer is E!

1. Gesticulations, the hand motions that accompany a person's speech, are often involuntary and sometimes are produced entirely unwittingly when a person is involved in an emotional or heated conversation. Clearly then, when drivers have a fit of road rage, step out of their cars, and in the midst of the conflagration, shake their fists at one another or otherwise gesticulate, they are unaware of their body language.

Which of the following casts doubt on the argument?

A. When drivers are involved in an altercation, they are not necessarily in a deeply unsettled or highly emotional state, and instead are more genial than is often expected.


This is outside of the scope because the argument is concerned with people who are in a rage.


B. After most conflagrations on suburban streets, the two parties find a resolution without needing help from the authorities to settle the dispute.

Whether or not the people can resolve the conflict independently does not reflect in any way on whether they are aware of their body language.



C. A neural pathway exists between the limbic cortex, the area of the brain that controls emotions, and the anterior and prefrontal cortex, which control motor activity.

This answer strengthens the argument by suggesting that motor impulses and emotions are automatically linked in the brain and, thus, that emotions lead to gestures automatically, without a person's deciding to gesture.


D. People commonly restrain the impulse to fully express themselves when the emotions arising from their current state are in any way negative.

This answer strengthens the argument by suggesting that gesticulation does not usually result from a person's decision to gesture, since people usually try to restrain themselves.


E. Frequently, road rage puts people into a state of mind in which they do not feel they can fully express themselves verbally and must make plain their inner condition via other means of communication.

Correct: This answer suggests that angry drivers often gesticulate not unwittingly, but on purpose because they can better express themselves in this way.[/b]
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