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Most people who betray their country through some form of espionage are driven by irrational desires to feel powerful or important, to seek revenge, or even to take risks. If these people were thinking rationally, they would not be involved in such self-destructive behavior.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?

1-Self-destruction is the most frequent result of espionage.
2-The desire to feel powerful is always irrational.
3-Those involved in espionage do not have rational reasons for their behavior.
4-Espionage is rarely a successful way to gain revenge.
5-Risk-taking is a less frequent motivation for espionage than the desire to feel important.
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Re: betray -gmatclub sets [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 05:46
IMO C
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Re: betray -gmatclub sets [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 06:15
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I would go for C..
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Re: betray -gmatclub sets [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 11:05
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I would go for C too!, what's the official answer?
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Re: betray -gmatclub sets [#permalink] New post 19 Jul 2009, 20:25
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Most people who betray their country through some form of espionage are driven by irrational desires to feel powerful or important, to seek revenge, or even to take risks. If these people were thinking rationally, they would not be involved in such self-destructive behavior.

The argument above rests on which of the following assumptions?

1-Self-destruction is the most frequent result of espionage.
2-The desire to feel powerful is always irrational.
3-Those involved in espionage do not have rational reasons for their behavior. In fact there may be rational reasons for their behavior
4-Espionage is rarely a successful way to gain revenge. Irrelevant
5-Risk-taking is a less frequent motivation for espionage than the desire to feel important. Irrelevant
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Re: betray -gmatclub sets [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 01:29
Would go for C, since
a) "...some form of espionage are driven by irrational desires"
b) "If these people were thinking rationally, they would not be involved in..."
Therefore option C) -Those involved in espionage do not have rational reasons for their behavior
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Re: betray -gmatclub sets [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 17:47
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Re: betray -gmatclub sets [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2009, 08:17
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Re: betray -gmatclub sets [#permalink] New post 21 Jul 2009, 19:26
Open and shut case ... C is the ans !
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Re: Most people who betray their country through some form of [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2012, 23:10
Hi. Don't understand why C
Text - most are driven by irrational desires
C - Those involved do not have rational reasons

so if MOST (not ALL) driven by irrational desires, we can not conclude that ALL involved do not have rational reasons

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Re: Most people who betray their country through some form of [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2012, 03:22
+1 for c
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Re: Most people who betray their country through some form of [#permalink] New post 10 Jan 2012, 06:18
Irrational behavior -----------> espionage

Only C attack the conclusion after negation.
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