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In the past, teachers, bank tellers, and secretaries were predominantly men; these occupations slipped in pay and status when they became largely occupied by women. Therefore, if women become the majority in currently male-dominated professions like accounting, law, and medicine, the income and prestige of these professions will also drop.

Q. The argument above is based on

A. another argument that contains circular reasoning

B. an attempt to refute a generalization by means of an exceptional case

C. an analogy between the past and the future

D. an appeal to popular beliefs and values

E. an attack on the character of the opposition
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Re: CR: occupation [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 00:27
C.

"In the past, X happened and led to Y. Now, if X happens again (in other professions), Y will happen again."
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Re: CR: occupation [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 01:12
C for me as well....although I am not sure whether status maps to prestige.
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Re: CR: occupation [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 09:29
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In the past, teachers, bank tellers, and secretaries were predominantly men; these occupations slipped in pay and status when they became largely occupied by women. Therefore, if women become the majority in currently male-dominated professions like accounting, law, and medicine, the income and prestige of these professions will also drop.

Q. The argument above is based on

A. another argument that contains circular reasoning No Circular reasoning

B. an attempt to refute a generalization by means of an exceptional case No refutation

C. an analogy between the past and the future exactly

D. an appeal to popular beliefs and values Nope

E. an attack on the character of the opposition too strong and unwarranted


C is my answer.
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Re: CR: occupation [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 10:30
OA is indeed C , thanks guys !
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Re: CR: occupation [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 22:42
Nihit wrote:
In the past, teachers, bank tellers, and secretaries were predominantly men; these occupations slipped in pay and status when they became largely occupied by women. Therefore, if women become the majority in currently male-dominated professions like accounting, law, and medicine, the income and prestige of these professions will also drop.

Q. The argument above is based on

A. another argument that contains circular reasoning

B. an attempt to refute a generalization by means of an exceptional case

C. an analogy between the past and the future

D. an appeal to popular beliefs and values

E. an attack on the character of the opposition


IMO C)
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Re: CR: occupation [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2008, 22:42
Nihit wrote:
In the past, teachers, bank tellers, and secretaries were predominantly men; these occupations slipped in pay and status when they became largely occupied by women. Therefore, if women become the majority in currently male-dominated professions like accounting, law, and medicine, the income and prestige of these professions will also drop.

Q. The argument above is based on

A. another argument that contains circular reasoning -> second part is based on first part no circular reasoning

B. an attempt to refute a generalization by means of an exceptional case -> no particular evidence given

C. an analogy between the past and the future -> rightly said with past experience we are prdicting future

D. an appeal to popular beliefs and values -> OOS

E. an attack on the character of the opposition -> such attack

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