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Ms. Smith: I am upset that my son s entire class lost two [#permalink]
02 Mar 2005, 23:10
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Ms. Smith: I am upset that my sonâ€™s entire class lost two days of recess because some of the children were throwing raisins in the cafeteria. He was not throwing raisins, and it was clear to everyone just who the culprits were.
Principal: Iâ€™m sorry youâ€™re upset, Ms. Smith, but your sonâ€™s situation is like being caught in a traffic jam caused by an accident. People who arenâ€™t involved in the accident nevertheless have to suffer by sitting there in the middle of it.
1. If the principal is speaking sincerely, then it can be inferred from what the principal says that the principal believes that
(A) Many children were throwing raisins in the cafeteria
(B) Ms. Smithâ€™s son might not have thrown raisins in the cafeteria
(C) After an accident the resulting traffic jams are generally caused by police activity.
(D) Ms. Smithâ€™s son know who it was that threw raisins in the cafeteria
(E) Losing two days of recess will deter future disruptions.
2. The principalâ€™s response to Ms. Smithâ€™s complaint is most vulnerable to criticism on which one of the following grounds?
(A) it makes a generalization about all the children in the class which is not justified by the facts.
(B) It suggests that throwing raisins in the cafeteria produces as much inconvenience as does being caught in a traffic jam.
(C) It does not acknowledge the fact that a traffic jam following an accident is unavoidable while the mass punishment was avoidable.
(D) It assumes that Ms. Smithâ€™s son is guilty when there is evidence to the contrary which the principal has disregarded.
(E) It attempts to confuse the point at issue by introducing irrelevant facts about the incident.
E) It attempts to confuse the point at issue by introducing irrelevant facts about the incident. cannot be correct that because its not confusing any points here. the Principal gave an analogy thats all!.
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