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Lambert: The proposal to raise gasoline taxes to support mass transit networks is unfair. Why should drivers who will never use train or bus lines be forced to pay for them?

Keziah: You have misunderstood. The government has always spent far more, per user, from general revenue sources to fund highways than to fund mass transit. The additional revenue from the gasoline tax will simply allow the government to make its distribution of transportation funds more equitable.

Keziah uses which one of the following argumentative strategies in replying to Lambert?

(A) elaborating the context of the issue in order to place the proposal in a more favorable light

(B) appealing the principle that what benefits society as a whole benefits all individual within that society

(C) challenging the presupposition that fairness is an appropriate criterion on which to judge the matter

(D) demonstrating that the proposed tax increase will not result in increased expenses for drivers

(E) declining to argue a point with someone who is poorly informed on the matter under discussion
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05 Apr 2005, 07:13
(B) appealing the principle that what benefits society as a whole benefits all individual within that society
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05 Apr 2005, 07:25
A)...

B) is out because he doesnt appeal but highlights this principle in a positive way
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05 Apr 2005, 11:07
C d and E are easy to rule out
prefer A
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05 Apr 2005, 19:04
Lambert:
1) The proposal to raise gasoline taxes to support mass transit networks is unfair.
2) Why should drivers who will never use train or bus lines be forced to pay for them?

Keziah:
1) You have misunderstood.
2) The government has always spent far more, per user, from general revenue sources to fund highways than to fund mass transit.
3) The additional revenue from the gasoline tax will simply allow the government to make its distribution of transportation funds more equitable.

Keziah uses which one of the following argumentative strategies in replying to Lambert?

(A) elaborating the context of the issue in order to place the proposal in a more favorable light
- did not want to place it in more favorable light, but to stress that the proposal is justified

(B) appealing the principle that what benefits society as a whole benefits all individual within that society
- not supported for by passage

(C) challenging the presupposition that fairness is an appropriate criterion on which to judge the matter
- The driver has stated it's not fair to them to have to pay more for gasoline so as to fund mass transit networks. But Keziah points out that the proposal is not being unfair.

(D) demonstrating that the proposed tax increase will not result in increased expenses for drivers
- increased gasoline price will affect the drivers. out.

(E) declining to argue a point with someone who is poorly informed on the matter under discussion
- no.

C it is.
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07 Apr 2005, 20:50
Hi, OA is A.

Does the Keziah challenge the presupposition that fairness is an appropriate criterion?

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08 Apr 2005, 16:31
chunjuwu wrote:
Hi, OA is A.

Does the Keziah challenge the presupposition that fairness is an appropriate criterion?

Thanks

you are right. Keziah didn't challenge the presupposition of fairness. I think he agrees on fairness is an criterion to judge the matter, and explain why the proposal is fair.
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