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16 Jun 2011, 05:54
it's C
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16 Jun 2011, 06:35
The answer is E. The claim is that in the world of technology American companies have lost international prestige. So the statement which does not support this claim is the one about 'food'. All the others are technology related.
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16 Jun 2011, 08:30
E for me also. As rest of the options are about technology..whereas E is not...
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16 Jun 2011, 09:02
E for me. The passege talks about quality and the public's perception of it. Food comes down to a Question of taste and that makes the answer choice the least appealing.
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16 Jun 2011, 17:55
E it is,as nothing is being copied here.
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17 Jun 2011, 10:09
+1 for E
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17 Jun 2011, 13:56
European cooking by europeans?

Ans b
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17 Jun 2011, 20:59
E. Food is out-of-scope. Odd out from the choices.

For those who chose C, even the name sounding like Japanese has been discussed. "Advertising".
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18 Jun 2011, 05:23
IMO it is E, as all options except E, talks about technology in one or the other form. In option E , it is frozen foods, which is not any kind of technology.
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19 Jun 2011, 12:04
It has to be E . We are talking about America lagging in the field of technology . Every option strengthens that except the last one which talks about food .
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20 Jun 2012, 05:05
Straight E. Unless you want to tell me that frozen food is high technology.

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20 Jun 2012, 05:38
apurva1985 wrote:
At one time, European and Japanese companies tried to imitate their American rivals. Today, American appliance manufacturers import European scientists to lead their research staffs; American automakers design cars that mimic the styling of German, Italian, and French imports; and American electronics firms boast in their advertising of Japanese-style devotion to quality and reliability. In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.

Each of the following statements, if true, would help to support the claim above EXCEPT:

(A) An American camera company claims in its promotional literature to produce cameras as fine as the best Swiss imports.
(B) An American maker of stereo components designs its products to resemble those of a popular Japanese firm.
(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.
(D) An American maker of televisions studies German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques.
(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.

the claim is In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.

all the answers (A,B,C & D) talk of Hitech except E( which talks about food). Hence E is the odd man out.
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20 Jun 2012, 12:38
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E, but for yet a different reason. In this choice the food is actually made by chefs from France and Italy whereas in the sitmulus the American production of high tech equipment was only made to appear more like that produced in other countries.

This is the only reasoning that makes sense, and I agree with E. Since E is the only one not talking about technology, but the people making it (European Chefs) it doesn't relate directly to the question. While the frozen food industry is actually very tech heavy (and extremely complex), "E" is actually talking about the chefs being prestigious not the process of freezing food being prestigious.

outside of that, very questionable CR type question. One could easily argue away "E".
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21 Jun 2013, 08:18
E is correct. the conclusion mentions that in the word high tech .... ,but the frozen food is not high tech
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21 Jun 2013, 11:13
apurva1985 wrote:
At one time, European and Japanese companies tried to imitate their American rivals. Today, American appliance manufacturers import European scientists to lead their research staffs; American automakers design cars that mimic the styling of German, Italian, and French imports; and American electronics firms boast in their advertising of Japanese-style devotion to quality and reliability. In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.

Each of the following statements, if true, would help to support the claim above EXCEPT:

(A) An American camera company claims in its promotional literature to produce cameras as fine as the best Swiss imports.
(B) An American maker of stereo components designs its products to resemble those of a popular Japanese firm.
(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.
(D) An American maker of televisions studies German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques.
(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.

i ask myself : What is the main point of the argument or what the author wants us to believe ?
The author wants us to belief that America has lost it's prestige in technology. He supports his assertion by various examples in the argument.
A-D is vehemently supporting author's argument. However E, talks about the food industry. That's now what author intends us to belief.

hence e.
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17 Aug 2013, 09:25
The answer has to be C.

(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.

This is the only option which doesn't talk about technology, prestige or quality, while all other option does.

I strongly feel, OA is not correct.

(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.

This can't be the answer, as this option says that American maker of foods boasts of french and Italian chefs it employs, so obviously it adds to the idea that America has lost the battle for international prestige.

And did anyone say high-tech is not linked to food ? That's not true.
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20 Aug 2013, 22:30
apurva1985 wrote:
At one time, European and Japanese companies tried to imitate their American rivals. Today, American appliance manufacturers import European scientists to lead their research staffs; American automakers design cars that mimic the styling of German, Italian, and French imports; and American electronics firms boast in their advertising of Japanese-style devotion to quality and reliability. In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.

Each of the following statements, if true, would help to support the claim above EXCEPT:

(A) An American camera company claims in its promotional literature to produce cameras as fine as the best Swiss imports.
(B) An American maker of stereo components designs its products to resemble those of a popular Japanese firm.
(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.
(D) An American maker of televisions studies German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques.
(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.

This was a tough one for me. They all seem to use foreign influences to suggest that American products are better as a result. I didn't even pay attention to the "high technology," part and focused on looking for an answer that didn't use non-american sources as a reason to buy the product. Tough one for me.

I think the explanation given here that made the most sense to me was how in (E), the food is actually made by french and italian chefs rather than claiming it is comparable.
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22 Aug 2013, 10:29
Must be (C)
It does not mention America lost technologically to Japan. It is just that the company named the product similar to a Japanese word.
In E, by involving chefs from Europe, America lost to Europe..

I can understand the stress on technology here. In that case, how can even (C) be wrong???

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14 Oct 2013, 10:48
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E, but for yet a different reason. In this choice the food is actually made by chefs from France and Italy whereas in the sitmulus the American production of high tech equipment was only made to appear more like that produced in other countries.

@ comebackkid I followed the same line of reasoning. +1 E
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09 Apr 2014, 21:46
What is the source of this question?
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