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23 Dec 2004, 21:42
) Public-service advertisement advises that people who have consumed alcohol should not drive until they can do so safely. In a hospital study, however, subjects questioned immediately after they consumed alcohol underestimated the time necessary to regain their driving ability. This result indicates that many people who drink before driving will have difficulty following the advertisementâ€™s advice.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument above?

(A) Many people, if they plan to drink alcohol, make arrangements beforehand for a nondrinker to drive them home.

(B) The subjects in the hospital study generally rated their abilities more conservatively than would people drinking alcohol outside a hospital setting.

(C) Some people refrain from drinking if they will have to drive to get home afterward.

(D) The subjects in the hospital study were also questioned about the time necessary to regain abilities that do not play an important role in driving safely.

(E) Awareness of the public-service advertisement is higher among the
general population than it was among the subjects in the hospital study

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23 Dec 2004, 23:29
saurabhmalpani wrote:
) Public-service advertisement advises that people who have consumed alcohol should not drive until they can do so safely. In a hospital study, however, subjects questioned immediately after they consumed alcohol underestimated the time necessary to regain their driving ability. This result indicates that many people who drink before driving will have difficulty following the advertisementâ€™s advice.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument above?

(A) Many people, if they plan to drink alcohol, make arrangements beforehand for a nondrinker to drive them home.
(B) The subjects in the hospital study generally rated their abilities more conservatively than would people drinking alcohol outside a hospital setting.
(C) Some people refrain from drinking if they will have to drive to get home afterward.
(D) The subjects in the hospital study were also questioned about the time necessary to regain abilities that do not play an important role in driving safely.
(E) Awareness of the public-service advertisement is higher among the
general population than it was among the subjects in the hospital study

I think it is E.
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24 Dec 2004, 09:47
I think it is (E) too. Give me OA. I will explain.
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24 Dec 2004, 13:02
Here you go, with my explanation:

The stimulus states that many people who have consumed drinks will have difficulty following the P.S.'s advice to not drive until they can do so safely. This is a strengthen question, so you are going to have four answer choices that either weaken or aren't related and one that strengthens.

(A) Many people, if they plan to drink alcohol, make arrangements beforehand for a nondrinker to drive them home.
This answer choice indicates that people who have consumed drinks will get home safely. Weakens.

(B) The subjects in the hospital study generally rated their abilities more conservatively than would people drinking alcohol outside a hospital setting.
Indicates that people who have been drinking will actually get in the car SOONER than the people who participated in the hospital study. Weakens.

(C) Some people refrain from drinking if they will have to drive to get home afterward.
This is about people who refrain from drinking altogether. Out of scope.

(D) The subjects in the hospital study were also questioned about the time necessary to regain abilities that do not play an important role in driving safely.
Out of scope.

(E) Awareness of the public-service advertisement is higher among the
general population than it was among the subjects in the hospital study

Not only is this the only answer choice left, but it's the correct one. Outside of any other given information, you have to assume that people in this GMAT society aren't bombarded with "Don't drink and drive" advertisements, and that this is the first time they're hearing it. You now have reason to believe that the people outside the hospital study will be safer than the ones in the study who didn't know any better. It's not a GREAT answer, but it's the best one.
24 Dec 2004, 13:02
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