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Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park

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Re: Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2012, 11:24
B
Here is why i think it should be B
A)Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome can derive from only one set of circumstances - no mention anywhere
B)Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome.- As per the businessman the desirable outcome = Financial benefits to the locals- The Environmentalist proves his assumption wrong by stating that the pollution & noise is keeping the skiers away and this proves the assumption wrong- hence this can be correct
C) Maintaining that the benefit that the spokesperson desires could be achieved in greater degree by a different means- not relevant no mention anywhere , cannot be inferred from the para
d)Claiming that the spokesperson is deliberately misrepresenting the environmentalist’s position... - no reference in the para,again not a match
E)Denying that an effect that the spokesperson presents as having benefited a certain group of people actually benefited those people - it at all the Environmenatlist is stating it is not beneficial- due to noise pollution and no skiers which in a way will effect the business of local people.

so B comes closest to be the rght answer. it did take me 3,20 mins to guess this one..may not have got this one right under the time constraint
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Re: Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park [#permalink] New post 24 Nov 2013, 23:47
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Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park north of Milville creates unacceptable levels of air pollution and should be banned.

Milville business spokesperson: Snowmobiling brings many out-of-towners to Milville in winter months, to the great financial benefit of many local residents. So, economics dictate that we put up with the pollution.

Environmentalist: I disagree: A great many cross-country skiers are now kept from visiting Milville by the noise and pollution that snowmobiles generate.

Environmentalist responds to the business spokesperson by doing which of the following?

A) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome can derive from only one set of circumstances.
B) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome.
C) Maintaining that the benefit that the spokesperson desires could be achieved in greater degree by a different means.
D) Claiming that the spokesperson is deliberately misrepresenting the environmentalist’s position in order to be better able to attack it.
E) Denying that an effect that the spokesperson presents as having benefited a certain group of people actually benefited those people.





OA is A. Kindly refrain from posting incorrect OAs. http://www.beatthegmat.com/the-use-of-s ... 54112.html
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Re: Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2013, 00:51
This is what Ron himself replied to this question.

none of the answers is perfect, although choice (a) is the one that comes closest. it's written in a way that is a little bit too extreme -- "only one set of circumstances" isn't fully justified; a better answer could be something along the lines of “pointing out a consideration that the spokesperson has failed to consider".

Seems like a bad question.

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duttsit wrote:
Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park north of Milville creates unacceptable levels of air pollution and should be banned.

Milville business spokesperson: Snowmobiling brings many out-of-towners to Milville in winter months, to the great financial benefit of many local residents. So, economics dictate that we put up with the pollution.

Environmentalist: I disagree: A great many cross-country skiers are now kept from visiting Milville by the noise and pollution that snowmobiles generate.

Environmentalist responds to the business spokesperson by doing which of the following?

A) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome can derive from only one set of circumstances.
B) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome.
C) Maintaining that the benefit that the spokesperson desires could be achieved in greater degree by a different means.
D) Claiming that the spokesperson is deliberately misrepresenting the environmentalist’s position in order to be better able to attack it.
E) Denying that an effect that the spokesperson presents as having benefited a certain group of people actually benefited those people.





OA is A. Kindly refrain from posting incorrect OAs. http://www.beatthegmat.com/the-use-of-s ... 54112.html
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Re: Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park [#permalink] New post 04 Dec 2013, 20:39
Well even I had initially selected Option A, but here's why Option B is the right choice.

Look at the following words in the Environmentalist's Second Statement
1. A GREAT MANY ARE
2.NOW KEPT from Visiting.

What E says through the above 2 points is that because of Snowmobiling, greater no of skiers and nature lovers are kept away from visiting the place& the revenue from these ppl will be greater than that provided by snowmobilers. Moreover, this revenue is got without pollution.

Hence B
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Re: Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park [#permalink] New post 30 Mar 2014, 23:21
What is the assumption spoke person is making, I think spokesperson is presenting fact... or making a statement.
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