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Most citizens are very conscientious about observing a law

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Most citizens are very conscientious about observing a law [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 02:44
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Most citizens are very conscientious about observing a law when they can see the reason behind it. For instance, there has been very little need to actively enforce the recently-implemented law that increased the penalty for motorists caught leaving a gas station without paying for gas they had pumped into their vehicles. This is because citizens are very concerned about the high cost of gasoline and they know that stealing gas will only further increase the price of gasoline for everyone.

4) With which of the following statements would the author of this passage be most likely to agree?

1. The increased penalty alone is a significant motivation for most citizens to obey the law.
2. There are still too many inconsiderate citizens in the local community.
3. High gasoline prices can be brought down if everyone does his or her part and pays for the gasoline they use at the pumps.
4. Society should make an effort to teach citizens the reasons for its laws.
5. People would be more likely to speed on a stretch of deserted highway than to not pay for gasoline.

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Choice D is correct because it neatly summarizes the main theme of the passage. We can instantly eliminate answer choice A because the passage never states how the increased penalty affects citizens. Choice B is too extreme, and overly negative. (Such answer choices are rarely correct on the GMAT.) Besides, the overall theme of the passage is positive; the negative tone of choice B is out of keeping with it. Answer choice C is incorrect because the author stated only that adherence to the law would prevent the price of gasoline from rising further. He never said that this action would lower gas prices. E introduces a comparison never mentioned or implied in the argument.



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Re: Laws & Gasoline Prices [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 06:33
D should be the answer.

Conclusion: people are conscientious about the laws if they know the reason behind it
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Re: Laws & Gasoline Prices [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 09:15
Answer should be D.
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Re: Laws & Gasoline Prices [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 09:23
Educational example
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Re: Laws & Gasoline Prices [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2010, 22:00
Stumped opted for C assuming that it was the least unsuitable answer. I am somehow surprised that people opted for D straight away. There is no mention of Society in the question stem
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Re: Laws & Gasoline Prices [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 03:23
i think the answer should be C, as we can see in the paragraph the author talks about price increasing directly proportional to people not paying. what the OA?
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Re: Laws & Gasoline Prices [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2010, 03:28
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i think the answer should be C, as we can see in the paragraph the author talks about price increasing directly proportional to people not paying. what the OA?



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Re: Most citizens are very conscientious about observing a law [#permalink] New post 18 Jan 2012, 08:22
I answered A bt understoof whyanswer is D..Thanks
Re: Most citizens are very conscientious about observing a law   [#permalink] 18 Jan 2012, 08:22
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