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A weapons-smuggling incident recently took place in country [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 03:45
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5. A weapons-smuggling incident recently took place in country Y. We all know that Y is a closed society. So YтАЩs government must have known about the weapons.
Which of the following is an assumption that would make the conclusion above logically correct?
(A) If a government knows about a particular weapons-smuggling incident, it must have intended to use the weapons for its own purposes.
(B) If a government claims that it knew nothing about a particular weapons-smuggling incident, it must have known everything about it.
(C) If a government does not permit weapons to enter a country, it is a closed society.
(D) If a country is a closed society, its government has a large contingent of armed guards patrolling its borders.
(E) If a country is a closed society, its government has knowledge about everything that occurs in the country.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 09:25
I believe it's E
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 09:43
E since it ties a closed society directly with the govt. knowing all about the goings on within the society.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 15:26
E must be.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 17:57
E too :)

We all know that Y is a closed society.
So YтАЩs government must have known about the weapons.
We need to make the link between those two sentences...

A and B are irrelevant
Only C and D could also be interesting but :

(C) If a government does not permit weapons to enter a country, it is a closed society. -> this assumption is too deep. You can not go so far with the information you only have now. Moreover this sentence is different from the stem. X -> Y doesn't mean that Y -> X in all cases.
(D) If a country is a closed society, its government has a large contingent of armed guards patrolling its borders. -> There is nothing in the text that could let you think this. Just stick to the stem :wink:
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2005, 18:08
I believe E is corret.

Evidence1: Weapons Incident
Evidence2: Y is a close society

Assumption: If Y is closed society, then it knows everything

Conclusion: Therefore, Y must have konw about the weapons.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 01:57
go E go.... :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 04:50
Yep vc019...its..go E go !!!
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 05:43
The great thing about assumption CRs is that if you negate the answer choice and the argument falls apart, then you have the right answer. If E weren`t true then the nothing would make sense.

Absolutely E.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2005, 16:17
OA is E. good job guys.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 06:16
go E go..
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2005, 09:26
Got E as well
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