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Peopleâ€™s political behavior frequently does not match their rhetoric. Although many complain about government intervention in their lives, they tend not to reelect inactive politicians. But a politicianâ€™s activity consists largely in the passage of laws whose enforcement affects votersâ€™ lives. Thus, voters often reelect politicians whose behavior they resent.
Which one of the following most accurately describes the role played in the argument by the claim that people tend not to reelect inactive politicians?
(A) It describes a phenomenon for which the argumentâ€™s conclusion is offered as an explanation.
(B) It is a premise offered in support of the conclusion that voters often reelect politicians whose behavior they resent.
(C) It is offered as an example of how a politicianâ€™s activity consists largely in the passage of laws whose enforcement interferes with votersâ€™ lives.
(D) It is a generalization based on the claim that people complain about government intervention in their lives.
(E) It is cited as evidence that peopleâ€™s behavior never matches their political beliefs.
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06 Sep 2006, 17:12
It is a premise for the conclusion. B.
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06 Sep 2006, 18:10
(D) It is a generalization based on the claim that people complain about government intervention in their lives.
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06 Sep 2006, 18:17
I'm wondering between B and E
but i chose E
it's clearer that there's a discrepancy between how people think and how thay act ( don't want to be disturbed, so they shuold vote for inactive politicians but the reality is on the contrary)
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06 Sep 2006, 19:10
One more for E.
they tend not to reelect inactive politicians - demonstrating peoples rhetoric
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06 Sep 2006, 19:25
E appeals to me.
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06 Sep 2006, 19:36
kripalkavi wrote:
One more for E.
they tend not to reelect inactive politicians - demonstrating peoples rhetoric

"Never" in E does not mean the same as "frequently." Beware of extreme answer choices.

This one has to be either A or B. At the two miunte bell I selected (B)
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06 Sep 2006, 19:39
Yeah..B seems a better choice..
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06 Sep 2006, 19:50
another B
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07 Sep 2006, 03:24
Another B. Was hesitating with E.

But it is more a premise than an evidence, because it is used to draw the conclusion rather than just to provide an information.
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07 Sep 2006, 09:37
B is my choice.
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07 Sep 2006, 09:49
GMATT73 wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
One more for E.
they tend not to reelect inactive politicians - demonstrating peoples rhetoric

"Never" in E does not mean the same as "frequently." Beware of extreme answer choices.

This one has to be either A or B. At the two miunte bell I selected (B)

That was an excellent pointer MAT. I was struggling between B and E. You made it clear
OA is B
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08 Sep 2006, 01:30
GMATT73 wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
One more for E.
they tend not to reelect inactive politicians - demonstrating peoples rhetoric

"Never" in E does not mean the same as "frequently." Beware of extreme answer choices.

This one has to be either A or B. At the two miunte bell I selected (B)

Point duly noted..THANKS!
08 Sep 2006, 01:30
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