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amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 03:55
Which of the following best completes the passage below?

At large amusement parks, live shows are used very deliberately to influence crowd movements. Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper. Behind this surface divergence in immediate purpose there is the unified underlying goal of______

(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 05:38
IMO E.

B explains the purpose of the evening shows, but not lunchtime ones. E explains both. A, C and D are not relevant to the passage.
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 05:43
E for me. This explains the purpose of day time as well as evening performances.
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 06:52
IMO D. I feel that underlying goal for live show may influence more people to come and have lunch or dinner so that restaurant’s revenue increases. E states that utilizing restaurants at optimal level and B states that people enjoy live show and leave the park never express the people gathering and revenue together.
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 10:22
A, C are out.

(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park
>> amusement park is not for shows, primary purpose is rides
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants
>> amusement park is not for shows, primary purpose is rides
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible
>> to use the restaurents for optimum profits
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 10:27
OA is D
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 15:20
Interestingly enough, there's another OA for this question.

11-p468979?t=64053&hilit=At+large+amusement+parks#p468979

I went with E on this one.
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 16:12
E sounds better to me ;

D shows a small picture : why wud some body have a restaurant in the Park (with live shows) if eating was the only purpose , he cud have opened a restaurant only and even if that is true why wud the stimulus talk about keeping the crowd manageable in the afternoon ; E better covers the whole picture (in my opinion)
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 02 Sep 2008, 23:29
This doesn't make sense. If it is D, then the whole park exists for the sole purpose of generating revenue from restaurants. Alright, it may be so, but it is not inferred anywhere in the passage.
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Re: amusement parks [#permalink] New post 03 Sep 2008, 08:24
Nihit wrote:
Which of the following best completes the passage below?

At large amusement parks, live shows are used very deliberately to influence crowd movements. Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper. Behind this surface divergence in immediate purpose there is the unified underlying goal of______

(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible


One purpose of live shows is to relieve pressure on restaurants.

One purpose of live shows is to attract customers to restaurants.

Apparently, live shows are intended to get people out of restaurants when they are busy (assuming people go to parks in the morning and come home at dawn) and get them in when they are NOT busy.

My pick is E
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