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Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the [#permalink]
09 Jul 2006, 06:03
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Mystery stories often feature a brilliant detective and the detectiveâ€™s dull companion. Clues are presented in the story, and the companion wrongly infers an inaccurate solution to the mystery using the same clues that the detective uses to deduce the correct solution. Thus, the authorâ€™s strategy of including the dull companion gives readers a chance to solve the mystery while also diverting them from the correct solution.
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?
(A) Most mystery stories feature a brilliant detective who solves the mystery presented in the story.
(B) Mystery readers often solve the mystery in a story simply by spotting the mistakes in the reasoning of the detectiveâ€™s dull companion in that story.
(C) Some mystery stories give readers enough clues to infer the correct solution to the mystery.
(D) The actions of the brilliant detective in a mystery story rarely divert readers from the actions of the detectiveâ€™s dull companion.
(E) The detectiveâ€™s dull companion in a mystery story generally uncovers the misleading clues that divert readers from the mysteryâ€™s correct solution
A is obviously true given the passage but doesnot include any other information from the passage.
C. The passage clearly mentions that the author includes a dull companion with a detective and given the same clues the detective is able to solve the mystery while the dull companion diverts the reader from the solution of the mystery. Hence there are enough clues for the reader to infer the solution.
Covers the entire passage.