Questions 6-7 are based on the following.
Suitable habitats for gray wolves have greatly dimin-
ished in area. In spite of this fact, the most sensible
course would be to refrain from reestablishing gray
wolves in places where previously they have been hunted
out of existence. Striving to bring back these animals to
places where they will only face lethal human hostility is
6. The argument above depends on
(A) an appeal to an authority
(B) a belief that gray wolves are dangerous to
human beings and livestock
(C) an assumption that two events that occur
together must be causally connected
(D) an assumption that the future will be like the
(E) a threat of violence against those persons
presenting the opposing view
7. The argument above would be most significantly
weakened if which of the following were true?
(A) Effective laws against the hunting of gray
wolves have been enacted.
(B) Ranchers, farmers, and hunters still have an
ingrained bias against gray wolves.
(C) By the 1930's bounty hunters had exterminated
most of the gray wolves in the United States.
(D) Programs for increasing the gray wolf popula-
tion are not aided by federal laws that require
the licensing of hunters of certain predators.
(E) Suggested programs for increasing the gray wolf
population have been criticized by environ-
mentalists and biologists.