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Chris: Murderers should be sentenced to life in prison, not

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Chris: Murderers should be sentenced to life in prison, not subjected to the death penalty. A life sentence is enough to deter any convicted murderer from killing again. Moreover, even the worst offenders may subsequently undergo a miraculous rehabilitation—a possibility that is eliminated by the death penalty. The Bird Man of Alcatraz, a notorious convicted murderer, is a case in point. He raised canaries while in prison and ultimately became an acknowledged authority on the subject.
Dana: But the Bird Man of Alcatraz killed another inmate while in prison. What would you do to deter him from committing yet another murder—take away his birds?

Each of the following can be inferred from Chris’s argument EXCEPT:

(A) All convicted murderers will be deterred from killing again if given life sentences.
(B) Any convicted murderer could undergo a miraculous rehabilitation.
(C) The Bird Man of Alcatraz is an example of miraculous rehabilitation.
(D) The threat of life imprisonment is adequate to deter potential murderers.
(E) Becoming an acknowledged authority on canaries is evidence of one person’s rehabilitation.
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10 Jul 2007, 07:20
I think my answer would be D for this one.
A can be infered from: A life sentence is enough to deter any convicted murderer from killing again.

B can be infered from: Moreover, even the worst offenders may subsequently undergo a miraculous rehabilitation

C can be infered from: The Bird Man of Alcatraz, a notorious convicted murderer, is a case in point.

E can be infered from: Moreover, even the worst offenders may subsequently undergo a miraculous rehabilitation—a possibility that is eliminated by the death penalty. The Bird Man of Alcatraz, a notorious convicted murderer, is a case in point. He raised canaries while in prison and ultimately became an acknowledged authority on the subject.
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10 Jul 2007, 07:47
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Chris: Murderers should be sentenced to life in prison, not subjected to the death penalty. A life sentence is enough to deter any convicted murderer from killing again. Moreover, even the worst offenders may subsequently undergo a miraculous rehabilitation—a possibility that is eliminated by the death penalty. The Bird Man of Alcatraz, a notorious convicted murderer, is a case in point. He raised canaries while in prison and ultimately became an acknowledged authority on the subject.
Dana: But the Bird Man of Alcatraz killed another inmate while in prison. What would you do to deter him from committing yet another murder—take away his birds?

Each of the following can be inferred from Chris’s argument EXCEPT:

(A) All convicted murderers will be deterred from killing again if given life sentences.
(B) Any convicted murderer could undergo a miraculous rehabilitation.
(C) The Bird Man of Alcatraz is an example of miraculous rehabilitation.
(D) The threat of life imprisonment is adequate to deter potential murderers.
(E) Becoming an acknowledged authority on canaries is evidence of one person’s rehabilitation.

D is the only choice that can be inferred from the passage.
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Re: CR - Life Sentence [#permalink]

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10 Jul 2007, 08:34
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D is the only choice that can be inferred from the passage.

Actually, the question is which cannot be inferred from Chris' argument. So since D is a choice that can be inferred, it is incorrect.

(A) All convicted murderers will be deterred from killing again if given life sentences. Obviously, not all convicted murderers will deter from killing again when given life sentences. The word "ALL" makes this the correct answer.

(B) Any convicted murderer could undergo a miraculous rehabilitation. Yes that is what Chris is trying to say. This can definitely be inferred.

(C) The Bird Man of Alcatraz is an example of miraculous rehabilitation. Yes he did give this example to show a rehabilitation.

(D) The threat of life imprisonment is adequate to deter potential murderers. Yes we can say that.

(E) Becoming an acknowledged authority on canaries is evidence of one person’s rehabilitation. Yes that's the assumption of his statement. This can also be an inference.

What is the OA?
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10 Jul 2007, 08:45
I don't think D can be infered. The passage says The threat of life imprisonment is adequate to deter any convicted murders, and the answer choice D says about potential murders which the passage has never mentioned about. I still think D is the correct answer. Anyway, what is the offical answer to this question.
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10 Jul 2007, 10:08
D can be inferred..Look at the sentence in the STEM "A life sentence is enough to deter any convicted murderer from killing again."

Look at D: The threat of life imprisonment is adequate to deter potential murderers

killing again=potential murderers

Hence D can be easily infered..

I go with A..Any is different from ALL
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10 Jul 2007, 10:15
eileen1017 wrote:
I don't think D can be infered. The passage says The threat of life imprisonment is adequate to deter any convicted murders, and the answer choice D says about potential murders which the passage has never mentioned about. I still think D is the correct answer. Anyway, what is the offical answer to this question.

I agree with eileen
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10 Jul 2007, 11:59
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D is the only choice that can be inferred from the passage.

Actually, the question is which cannot be inferred from Chris' argument. So since D is a choice that can be inferred, it is incorrect.

(A) All convicted murderers will be deterred from killing again if given life sentences. Obviously, not all convicted murderers will deter from killing again when given life sentences. The word "ALL" makes this the correct answer.

(B) Any convicted murderer could undergo a miraculous rehabilitation. Yes that is what Chris is trying to say. This can definitely be inferred.

(C) The Bird Man of Alcatraz is an example of miraculous rehabilitation. Yes he did give this example to show a rehabilitation.

(D) The threat of life imprisonment is adequate to deter potential murderers. Yes we can say that.

(E) Becoming an acknowledged authority on canaries is evidence of one person’s rehabilitation. Yes that's the assumption of his statement. This can also be an inference.

What is the OA?

Guys, I am sorry. What I meant was D is the answer.

D is the only choice that can inferred as wrong.
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10 Jul 2007, 17:50
eileen1017 wrote:
I don't think D can be infered. The passage says The threat of life imprisonment is adequate to deter any convicted murders, and the answer choice D says about potential murders which the passage has never mentioned about. I still think D is the correct answer. Anyway, what is the offical answer to this question.

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10 Jul 2007, 18:22
D by a mile.
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10 Jul 2007, 18:38
Is it A?

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10 Jul 2007, 19:01
A. All convicted murderers will be deterred from killing again if given life sentences.

Chris makes a general statement and that can not be misconstrued for 'all'.
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10 Jul 2007, 19:15
Correct. Should be D.
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11 Jul 2007, 00:54
It should be 'A'.

'A' has gone too far as inference.

'All convicted murderers will be deterred from......'
Author never meant all convicted murderers.
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11 Jul 2007, 05:21
A ?......OA pls.
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11 Jul 2007, 08:55
looks like a straight D to me

he says A life sentence is enough to deter any convicted murderer from killing again

ok so that infers all

D is never inferred because he is only talking about convicted killers not potential killers
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11 Jul 2007, 09:18
I think the answer is E.
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