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Since Mayor Drabble always repays her political debts as

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Since Mayor Drabble always repays her political debts as soon as possible, she will almost certainly appoint Lee to be the new head of the arts commission. Lee has wanted that job for a long time, and Drabble owes Lee a lot for his support in the last election.

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?
(A) Mayor Drabble has no political debt that is both of longer standing than the one she owes to Lee and could as suitably be repaid by an appointment to be the new head of the arts commission.
(B) There is no one to whom Mayor Drabble owes a greater political debt for support in the last election than the political debt she owes to Lee.
(C) Lee is the only person to whom Mayor Drabble owes a political debt who would be willing to accept an appointment from her as the new head of the arts commission.
(D) Whether Lee is qualified to head the arts commission is irrelevant to Mayor Drabbleâ€™s decision.
(E) The only way that Mayor Drabble can adequately repay her political debt to Lee is by appointing him to head the arts commission.
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I will go with D.

However the first part of A looks good since mayor pays her political debt as soon as possible. I cannot see how the second part is relevant.
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I will go with A.
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Mayor: Repays her political debts ASAP
Lee: Supported Drabble in the last electoin
Mayor: Will appoint Lee to head the commission
Assumption: Drabble's last political help came from Lee

Which one of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) Mayor Drabble has no political debt that is both of longer standing than the one she owes to Lee and could as suitably be repaid by an appointment to be the new head of the arts commission. ==> Correct!

(B) There is no one to whom Mayor Drabble owes a greater political debt for support in the last election than the political debt she owes to Lee. ==> Amount of political debt is not discussed

(C) Lee is the only person to whom Mayor Drabble owes a political debt who would be willing to accept an appointment from her as the new head of the arts commission. ==> Not an assumption

(D) Whether Lee is qualified to head the arts commission is irrelevant to Mayor Drabble's decision. ==> Out of scope

(E) The only way that Mayor Drabble can adequately repay her political debt to Lee is by appointing him to head the arts commission. ==> Not an assumption
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A to me as well:

as soon as possible in conclusion is the key
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I do see the logic you guys base your choice on. But as Bhai said, even I think the second part of A is a bit too categorical and seems irrelevant. D seems the most non-controversial choice.

OA is A though!
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JAI HIND wrote:
I do see the logic you guys base your choice on. But as Bhai said, even I think the second part of A is a bit too categorical and seems irrelevant. D seems the most non-controversial choice.

OA is A though!

D would have been more appropriate if argument somehow indicates that "Lee is otherwise NOT qualified.". What is Lee is qualified. Now if we negate D conclusion still holds.
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As for validity of the second part of A, if the mayor owed X, a debt for support in the last election and if X was also interested in the position, then it would be a choice between X and Lee.
Seems convoluted logic, doesn't it?
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My choice is A
But why D is wrong here?any explains guys?
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