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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Many people blame hunters ##### This topic has 5 expert replies and 4 member replies ## Many people blame hunters ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer. In the hunter's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles? (A) It is the main conclusion of the argument. (B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain. (C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct. (D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument. (E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes E Last edited by AbeNeedsAnswers on Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:45 pm; edited 1 time in total ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 AbeNeedsAnswers wrote: Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer. In the hunter's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles? (A) It is the main conclusion of the argument. (B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain. (C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct. (D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument. (E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes E Would you remind reposting this? These are tough without the bold _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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Hi Dave/Mitch/Experts,

Can you pls explain What exactly is the judgment is ?

Can you please add some more words which are used in BOLD faced Questions?

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NandishSS wrote:
Hi Dave/Mitch/Experts,

Can you pls explain What exactly is the judgment is ?

Can you please add some more words which are used in BOLD faced Questions?

Thanks
Nandish
The judgment is the first line: the notion that hunters are to blame for the drop in the deer population.

Some common terms often use to identify components of a "Role of Bold" question: opinion/conclusion/position/prediction/belief and premise/evidence/conditions/support. That list isn't exhaustive, but the goal isn't to memorize every variation of terminology you might see. It's to become adept at recognizing how these arguments are constructed, and differentiating between what the argument's author believes and what entities within the argument believe.

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DavidG@VeritasPrep wrote:
NandishSS wrote:
Hi Dave/Mitch/Experts,

Can you pls explain What exactly is the judgment is ?

Can you please add some more words which are used in BOLD faced Questions?

Thanks
Nandish
The judgment is the first line: the notion that hunters are to blame for the drop in the deer population.

Some common terms often use to identify components of a "Role of Bold" question: opinion/conclusion/position/prediction/belief and premise/evidence/conditions/support. That list isn't exhaustive, but the goal isn't to memorize every variation of terminology you might see. It's to become adept at recognizing how these arguments are constructed, and differentiating between what the argument's author believes and what entities within the argument believe.
Hi Dave,

What is the difference between Conclusion and judgment ?

Here Conclusion is :- "black bears have also played an important role in this decline" .Is it Right ?

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NandishSS wrote:
DavidG@VeritasPrep wrote:
NandishSS wrote:
Hi Dave/Mitch/Experts,

Can you pls explain What exactly is the judgment is ?

Can you please add some more words which are used in BOLD faced Questions?

Thanks
Nandish
The judgment is the first line: the notion that hunters are to blame for the drop in the deer population.

Some common terms often use to identify components of a "Role of Bold" question: opinion/conclusion/position/prediction/belief and premise/evidence/conditions/support. That list isn't exhaustive, but the goal isn't to memorize every variation of terminology you might see. It's to become adept at recognizing how these arguments are constructed, and differentiating between what the argument's author believes and what entities within the argument believe.
Hi Dave,

What is the difference between Conclusion and judgment ?

Here Conclusion is :- "black bears have also played an important role in this decline" .Is it Right ?

Thanks
Nandish
Strictly speaking, there's not much difference between a conclusion and a judgment. Both can be some type of belief or opinion. In this instance, the judgment is a belief expressed by entities within the argument (many people), and the conclusion (bears played an important role) is the opinion of the argument's author.

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Since it has become known that several of a bank's top executives have been buying shares in their own bank, the bank's depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that, since top executives evidently have faith in the bank's financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. Such reasoning might well be overoptimistic, however, since corporate executives have been known to buy shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the company's health. In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles? (A) The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second gives a reason for questioning that support. (B) The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion that is the main conclusion of the argument. (C) The first provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument; the second states that conclusion. (D) The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second gives the explanation that the argument seeks to establish. (E) The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second provides evidence in support of the explanation that the argument seeks to establish. This is a different stimulus but I'm posting this one here because of the apparent similarity of choices: 'It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain', as stated in choice B of the original question in thread and 'The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain', as stated in choices D and E of the above question. Can 'circumstances' be used for 'reasoning/evidence' or is it that 'circumstances', like findings are restricted to premises/opinions ? ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2667 messages Followed by: 122 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 gocoder wrote: DavidG@VeritasPrep wrote: Well, a finding would be some kind of fact or premise. The notion that black bears are responsible for the decrease in the deer population is an alternative conclusion that's informed by two facts. 1) The black bear population is up 2) black bears feed on deer The author isn't trying to explain those facts. Rather, he's using those facts to support his alternative conclusion. Since it has become known that several of a bank's top executives have been buying shares in their own bank, the bank's depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that, since top executives evidently have faith in the bank's financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. Such reasoning might well be overoptimistic, however, since corporate executives have been known to buy shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the company's health. In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles? (A) The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second gives a reason for questioning that support. (B) The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion that is the main conclusion of the argument. (C) The first provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument; the second states that conclusion. (D) The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second gives the explanation that the argument seeks to establish. (E) The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second provides evidence in support of the explanation that the argument seeks to establish. This is a different stimulus but I'm posting this one here because of the apparent similarity of choices: 'It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain', as stated in choice B of the original question in thread and 'The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain', as stated in choices D and E of the above question. Can 'circumstances' be used for 'reasoning/evidence' or is it that 'circumstances', like findings are restricted to premises/opinions ? "Circumstances" is a pretty open-ended term, so I wouldn't waste much energy trying to determine if a bolded portion should be labeled this way, but sure, circumstances can be a kind of evidence. (Think of the phrase 'circumstantial evidence.') _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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