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No nation can long survive unless its people are united by a [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2010, 02:52
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No nation can long survive unless its people are united by a common tongue. For proof, we need only consider Canada, which is being torn asunder by conflicts between French-speaking Quebec and the other provinces, which are dominated by English speakers.
Which of the following, if true, most effectively challenges the author’s conclusion?
(A) Conflicts over language have led to violent clashes between the Basque-speaking minority in Spain and the Spanish-speaking majority.
(B) Proposals to declare English the official language of the United States have met with resistance from members of Hispanic and other minority groups.
(C) Economic and political differences, along with linguistic ones, have contributed to the provincial conflicts in Canada.
(D) The public of India, in existence sine 1948, has a population that speaks hundreds of different, though related, languages.
(E) Switzerland has survived for nearly a thousand years as a home for speakers of three different languages.
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No nation can long survive unless its people are united by a common tongue. For proof, we need only consider Canada, which is being torn asunder by conflicts between French-speaking Quebec and the other provinces, which are dominated by English speakers.
Which of the following, if true, most effectively challenges the author’s conclusion?
(A) Conflicts over language have led to violent clashes between the Basque-speaking minority in Spain and the Spanish-speaking majority. --Strengthens
(B) Proposals to declare English the official language of the United States have met with resistance from members of Hispanic and other minority groups.--Irrelevant
(C) Economic and political differences, along with linguistic ones, have contributed to the provincial conflicts in Canada. --Strengthens
(D) The public of India, in existence sine 1948, has a population that speaks hundreds of different, though related, languages.--Interesting. Since 1948. We dont know when the author has written. Could be 1949 ?Also , languages are related. They might be identical except for an extra word or so, for all we know
(E) Switzerland has survived for nearly a thousand years as a home for speakers of three different languages.My Two cents on this one. Seems perfect. 1000 years strengthens the argument and 3 languages specifies the minimum criteria.


IMO, Answer should be E for the reasons above.

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Re: Linguistic conflict [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2010, 12:19
+1 for E..

both options D and E serve the purpose. The only problem which i guess with D is the use of the words 'though related'.. The author nowhere points out that the languages have to be related.
Option E seems to be apt as the country is survived for so long with 3 different, non-related languages..

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Re: Linguistic conflict [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2010, 17:34
E seems far better than D. It takes 3 to 2 different languages ... and 1000 years challenges the argument better than just (max 60 years) for India

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Re: Linguistic conflict [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 12:17
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Re: Linguistic conflict [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 12:20
So is the wording "survived" the key

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Re: Linguistic conflict [#permalink] New post 25 Dec 2010, 13:07
Yes. "Survived" along with the time (1000 years) and three languages make it the best choice - It packs the best challenge.

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Re: Linguistic conflict [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2010, 12:54
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