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Because some student demonstrations protesting his scheduled [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 16:16
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Because some student demonstrations protesting his scheduled appearance have resulted in violence, the president of the Imperialist Society has been prevented from speaking about politics on campus by the dean of student affairs. Yet to deny anyone the unrestricted freedom to speak is to threaten everyone’s right to free expression. Hence the dean’s decision has threatened everyone’s right to free expression.

The pattern of reasoning displayed above is most closely paralleled in which one of the following?

(A) Dr. Pacheco saved a child’s life by performing emergency surgery. But surgery rarely involves any risk to the surgeon. Therefore, if an act is not heroic unless it requires the actor to take some risk, Dr. Pacheco’s surgery was not heroic.
(B) Because anyone who performs an act of heroism acts altruistically rather than selfishly, a society that rewards heroism encourages altruism rather than pure self-interest.
(C) In order to rescue a drowning child, Isabel jumped into a freezing river. Such acts of heroism performed to save the life of one enrich the lives of all. Hence, Isabel’s action enriched the lives of all.
(D) Fire fighters are often expected to perform heroically under harsh conditions. But no one is ever required to act heroically. Hence, fire fighters are often expected to perform actions they are not required to perform.
(E) Acts of extreme generosity are usually above and beyond the call of duty. Therefore, most acts of extreme generosity are heroic, since all actions that are above and beyond the call of duty are heroic.

Again, are such questions common in GMAT?
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 [#permalink] New post 11 Oct 2005, 18:39
I think it is A
Line of reasoning is X did Y to prevent Z. But, having done Y, X has failed to do P.
Hope it makes some sense! :)
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 19:58
OA aint A gsr!!
Anyone else wanna give it a try? Also explain your thinking if you can in solving such questions!!
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 20:18
Straight up difficult CR. I imagine this is a LSAT question because it doesn`t fit into any one of the 7 categories.

Between B and D, I`ll choose D and move on....
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 [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2005, 20:30
It is an LSAT CR.
So you think such CRs wont appear on GMAT? Please say yes......
IF they dont, then it aint much good doing such CR right? What do you say?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 00:39
go C go..btw, going by the conversation, is LSAT CR tougher than GMAT CR?

Jeez..I find GMAT CR to be so tough..wonder what LSAT CR must be like..
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 06:19
C acc to me using POE.....I think this type of CR does appear in GMAT!!!!

So what is the OA?
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Re: CR - Comparative arguments [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 07:04
Yea, this was a tough one. I'm going with C by, POE.


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Because some student demonstrations protesting his scheduled appearance have resulted in violence, the president of the Imperialist Society has been prevented from speaking about politics on campus by the dean of student affairs. Yet to deny anyone the unrestricted freedom to speak is to threaten everyone’s right to free expression. Hence the dean’s decision has threatened everyone’s right to free expression.

The pattern of reasoning displayed above is most closely paralleled in which one of the following?

(A) Dr. Pacheco saved a child’s life by performing emergency surgery. But surgery rarely involves any risk to the surgeon. Therefore, if an act is not heroic unless it requires the actor to take some risk, Dr. Pacheco’s surgery was not heroic.
(B) Because anyone who performs an act of heroism acts altruistically rather than selfishly, a society that rewards heroism encourages altruism rather than pure self-interest.
(C) In order to rescue a drowning child, Isabel jumped into a freezing river. Such acts of heroism performed to save the life of one enrich the lives of all. Hence, Isabel’s action enriched the lives of all.
(D) Fire fighters are often expected to perform heroically under harsh conditions. But no one is ever required to act heroically. Hence, fire fighters are often expected to perform actions they are not required to perform.
(E) Acts of extreme generosity are usually above and beyond the call of duty. Therefore, most acts of extreme generosity are heroic, since all actions that are above and beyond the call of duty are heroic.

Again, are such questions common in GMAT?
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 09:52
C is the answer because -

argument is of the nature :

action on one person is view with generization

C is the only one that comes close to this.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 10:08
C is the best answer. Acts of heroism to save life enrich life of all -> Isabel's action enriched the lives of all. Parallel to the passage which says Restrict freedom to speak threaten everyone's right to free expression -> Dean has threathened everyone's right to free expression.

The rest of the the choices do not exhibit such a similar pattern. If you look at A,B,D and E, they don't impose a generalized rule on everyone based on a given condition. Only C does that.
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 12:29
It should be C

THe argument goes "what hold good for one can be extended to many" and C is the only answer choice that does the same..
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 12:46
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2005, 13:04
I am lost here.
On the exam day I will pick C.
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