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Re: Economic and political crisis [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 01:22
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Re: Economic and political crisis [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 05:54
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An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead to a lack of faith in the country's leaders, which is often followed by violent behavior, dissent, and even revolt among specific segments of the population. In many cases, propaganda is immediately issued from media outlets that quells such reactions by downplaying the extent of the recent crisis, thereby helping to restore belief in the efficacy of the government. However, the habitual violence exhibited by certain groups of disaffected youths in such countries generally has nothing to do with a lack of faith in their leaders, but rather is the consequence of an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves.

Which of the following statements follows most logically from the statements in the passage above?

(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence.
(B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis.
(C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries.
(D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs.
(E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership.


E. This summarizes the passage by showing that youth ending violence does not necessarily mean increased faith in the government.
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Re: Economic and political crisis [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2011, 12:23
conclusion: the habitual violence exhibited by certain groups of disaffected youths in such countries generally has nothing to do with a lack of faith in their leaders

E is paraphrasing of this conclusion and is, thus, the correct ans.
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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 30 May 2012, 09:56
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what is the level..it was quite tough........
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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 31 May 2012, 19:53
(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence. => Easy to rule out this choice
(B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis. => "propaganda is immediately issued" doesn't mean propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis.
(C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries. => clearly wrong
(D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs. => clearly wrong, the argument does not mention anything to the ability to alter people's fundamental belief
(E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership. => "probably" is safe word, the decreasing youth violence in a poor country (from the effect of propaganda) may not be the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership but from the consequence of an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves.
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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 31 May 2012, 22:47
+1 for E,

B and D are out being too generic
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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2012, 02:14
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There is a serious flaw in E. That is, E talks of youths' faith in their country's leadership which is nowhere mentioned in the argument. Not one of the best problems. Whats the source of this prob??
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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2012, 07:43
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An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead to a lack of faith in the country's leaders, which is often followed by violent behavior, dissent, and even revolt among specific segments of the population. In many cases, propaganda is immediately issued from media outlets that quells such reactions by downplaying the extent of the recent crisis, thereby helping to restore belief in the efficacy of the government. However, the habitual violence exhibited by certain groups of disaffected youths in such countries generally has nothing to do with a lack of faith in their leaders, but rather is the consequence of an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves.

Which of the following statements follows most logically from the statements in the passage above?

(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence.
(B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis.
(C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries.
(D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs.
(E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership.




I got E (2:21)
Can anyone tell which difficulty level this particular question falls ~

a-> making a generalize statement which may or may not be true.
b-> "all poor countries" leads to avoid this response, although the reasoning given sounds correct
c-> can't say if true or not
d-> propaganda has some other purpose and not the one mentioned in this option
e-> this options points out the reasoning in the stimulus closely.
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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2012, 07:19
(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence.
In the given stimulus, no-where there is a comparison made which is better - quelling revolts or the the youth violence. Rather, the youth may also be a "certain group" among the people who revolts. So quell ing revolts cannot be easier than solving youth violence, as youth violence can also be a part of the revolts mentioned. Also the word "periodic" is questionable here , as the stimulus didn't say that the revolts are periodic. As per stimulus, these revolts could have occured continuously also - we don't know
(B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis.
The word "all" is strong. The stimulus talks about poor countries in general - from this we cannot conclude that this this applicable for "all" poor countries
(C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries.
The stimulus clearly mentions that "However, the habitual violence exhibited by certain groups of disaffected youths in such countries ......". This may or may not imply that youth is a "certain group" among the people who revolt against the economic and political crises - We are not sure
(D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs.
In the stimulus, no-where "fundamental beliefs" are mentioned. For "Must Be True" questions like this, we should not introduce new information
(E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership.
This is the correct answer. The stimulus says that the habitual violence exhibited by youths has nothing to do with a lack of faith in their leaders.
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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2012, 08:38
OOps.. i took almost 3 minutes and came with a wrong answer :(
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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2014, 04:27
Hi,

Took me some time to solve this one :) But B seems strange since it states that ALL poor countries...

E is good because it is the only logical consequence of the argument.

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Re: An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead [#permalink] New post 26 Jan 2014, 07:09
bigoyal wrote:
An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead to a lack of faith in the country's leaders, which is often followed by violent behavior, dissent, and even revolt among specific segments of the population. In many cases, propaganda is immediately issued from media outlets that quells such reactions by downplaying the extent of the recent crisis, thereby helping to restore belief in the efficacy of the government. However, the habitual violence exhibited by certain groups of disaffected youths in such countries generally has nothing to do with a lack of faith in their leaders, but rather is the consequence of an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves.

Which of the following statements follows most logically from the statements in the passage above?

(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence.
(B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis.
(C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries.
(D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs.
(E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership.


I have a doubt in option E)
As per option E) propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country -> The decrease might not be have resulted by restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership.

As per the passage,
" propaganda is immediately issued from media outlets that quells such reactions by downplaying the extent of the recent crisis, thereby helping to restore belief in the efficacy of the government."

Whose belief we are talking about. belief of people apart from belief of "disaffected youths" as their belief doesn't change anyway. But majority of the youth's belief are restored in country's leadership.

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