It is currently 16 Dec 2018, 15:17
My Tests

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.

Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
TAGS:
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 5199
Followers: 77

Kudos [?]: 1048 [0], given: 4690

CAT Tests
Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2017, 15:09
Expert's post
00:00

Question Stats:

83% (03:10) correct 16% (00:00) wrong based on 6 sessions


Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or American-born, identify themselves as being of Persian heritage. This descriptor is a frequent cause for confusion among non-Persians who know the country as Iran and understand Persia to be an antiquated name for the empire that encompassed part of Iran as well as parts of modern-day Pakistan and Afghanistan. Opponents of the term argue that because some Afghani and Pakistani groups refer to themselves as being of Persian heritage, the term loses meaning as a signifier of nationality. However, others argue that just as the English language recognizes Spain rather than España, English speakers should refer to the country as Persia, and not as Iran, which is the Persian translation of the country’s name.
The author is primarily concerned with

A arguing that English usage of descriptors of nationality should reflect usage within the native languages of the countries in question.
B clarifying how the fall of the Persian Empire has influenced the terminology that modern citizens of Iran use to define their nationality.
C distinguishing among three groups that use the same term to describe their national identities.
D explaining two opposing positions in an argument about the use of a descriptor of national identity.
E persuading readers that in order for the term Persian to have a clear relationship to nationality, only Iranians, not Afghanis or Pakistanis, should use the term.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
D


Consider each of the following choices separately and select \(all\) that apply.

Based on the information in the passage, which of the following individuals might describe themselves as Persian?

A an Afghani-born woman who is a naturalized citizen of Iran
B an American man born in the United States to Iranian immigrant parents
C an American woman of English descent who has worked in Pakistan for 15 years

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A,B


According to the passage, the ancient Persian Empire

A covered parts of modern-day Pakistan and Iran and all of modern-day Afghanistan.
B covered the entirety of the modern-day nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.
C covered parts of modern-day Afghanistan and Pakistan and all of modern-day Iran.
D covered all of modern-day Iran and Afghanistan and parts of modern-day Pakistan.
E covered parts of the modern-day nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E


_________________

Get the 2 FREE GREPrepclub Tests

Intern
Intern
Joined: 23 Sep 2017
Posts: 48
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 10 [0], given: 2

Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2017, 01:42
Based on the information in the passage, which of the following individuals might describe themselves as Persian?

A an Afghani-born woman who is a naturalized citizen of Iran
B an American man born in the United States to Iranian immigrant parents
C an American woman of English descent who has worked in Pakistan for 15 years

Why Answers are A, B ?
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 5199
Followers: 77

Kudos [?]: 1048 [0], given: 4690

CAT Tests
Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink] New post 05 Dec 2017, 02:25
Expert's post
You can infer this from the passage itself. However, eeven if you are not able you still answer the question because the ancient persia is the actual Iran.
Pakistan is another country.

A and B are the right answers.

Hope this helps.

regards
_________________

Get the 2 FREE GREPrepclub Tests

Intern
Intern
Joined: 23 Dec 2017
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2017, 03:58
Pratap325 wrote:
Based on the information in the passage, which of the following individuals might describe themselves as Persian?

A an Afghani-born woman who is a naturalized citizen of Iran
B an American man born in the United States to Iranian immigrant parents
C an American woman of English descent who has worked in Pakistan for 15 years

Why Answers are A, B ?




Persia covered modern day Pak, Iran and Afagnanistan. This is why Afgani born and iranian ( who may later may immigrate to US) are referred as Persian here.
1 KUDOS received
Intern
Intern
Joined: 23 Dec 2017
Posts: 1
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 1 [1] , given: 0

Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer [#permalink] New post 23 Dec 2017, 07:28
1
This post received
KUDOS
This is from the point of view of those who argue against using Persian as nationality identifier - as anybody born in Afghanistan or Pakistan or Iran can identify with Persian Heritage.
Hence, A and B.

Hope this helps!
Re: Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer   [#permalink] 23 Dec 2017, 07:28
Display posts from previous: Sort by

Many Iranian Americans, whether they are immigrants or Amer

  Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


GRE Prep Club Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy| GRE Prep Club Rules| Contact

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group

Kindly note that the GRE® test is a registered trademark of the Educational Testing Service®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by ETS®.