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Emperor: The enemy empire across the sea has harassed us for centuries. I want to conquer it and stop it once and for all. What advice can you give me?
Admiral: If you cross the sea, a mighty empire will fall.
Emperor: In that case, prepare the troops. We set sail tonight.

Of the following, the strongest criticism of the Emperor’s decision to invade would be that it

(A) is certain to lead to the emperor’s defeat
(B) is based on opinion rather than objective facts about troop strength
(C) contradicts the Admiral’s statement
(D) fails to consider fully the possible meanings of the Admiral’s advice
(E) is a futile strategy for solving the problem at hand
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 08:55
B. I believe it's understood which empire he's talking about.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 09:51
D: I believe the might empire can be either his or the enemy's.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 10:09
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D: I believe the might empire can be either his or the enemy's.

agree with D
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 10:24
D. Because the emperor hasnt considered the possibility that the "might empire" referred to is his own. Possibly if he leaves his empire, there are others who would attack, and the troops being away would mean certain defeat or capture of his own kingdom.

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 11:44
Between B and D, I choose D
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 12:35
E?

It is the "harassment" that is the problem. His strategy to invade the empire. Invading the empire may not be the way of solving the harassment problem. So it is futile.

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 12:47
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D. Because the emperor hasnt considered the possibility that the "might empire" referred to is his own. Possibly if he leaves his empire, there are others who would attack, and the troops being away would mean certain defeat or capture of his own kingdom.

What is the OA?


This is exactly my reasoning to pick D as well.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 12:56
I can see D being the answer because B says something about troop strength, which may be "out of scope," as Kaplan would say.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 14:24
I will go with D.

Without fully understanding the advice of the admiral, emperor decided to invade.

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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 15:46
D here, this is ambiguous in meaning.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 18:57
Clear D.
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 19:09
I would go with D..Explanation

[b]A:is certain to lead to the emperor’s defeat [/b] : Well depends , with taking the sea , the emperor might win also...So not a valid one

[b]B) is based on opinion rather than objective facts about troop strength[/b]
If this war is to be won , there is some strategy involved like crossing the sea, troops role is dicey or kind of out of the scope

[b](C) contradicts the Admiral’s statement [/b]
It doesnt contradicts the Admiral.Infact in a way supports it

[b](D) fails to consider fully the possible meanings of the Admiral’s advice[/b]
Best of the rest as Emperor is considering the Admirals advice, but may be not considering it fully.

[b](E) is a futile strategy for solving the problem at hand[/b]
I dont how to refute this option, but it just doesnt seem right
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 20:37
Yeah, 'D' is the OA :-D
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 21:44
Got D as well with the question, which empire?
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 [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2006, 21:46
D. The admiral states that a mighty empire will fall. He doesn't expliciltly state which is the mighty empire ( the one attacking or the one across the sea ).
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 [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2006, 07:25
Late, but D. It could have been either Empire.
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