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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

1. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.

2. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?

(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years

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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2005, 07:02
1.C
2. between B and D> D is better. very unsure though
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2005, 07:24
1. E when you negate it, it would make no sense that the us keeps its consumption at present levels, because it wouldnt affect the worldwide depletion so much

2. A or B i stick to B because one third is a heavy part, but on the other side only A could correct the depletion, because a mere stop at present levels wouldnt correct as stated in the argument the situation but maybe it is too much inference so B
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Re: CR - Earth Ressources [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2005, 09:09
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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

1. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.

2. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?

(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years

Please explain your choices


E, B
The argument says United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come so as to reduce the earth's resource depletion.

It assumes U.S. is the major resource consumption country; therefore, curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion

So, E is the answer.

To support the argument. We support the claim that US is the major consumption. So, B is the answer
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2005, 09:13
chunjuwu as you said they are assuming that USA uses more resources than anybody so isn't C the answer.

I agree with the 2) as B.
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1. E for sure. The only reason why US alone can prevent the earth's resources from being depleted too fast is when we are told theat curbing US resource consumption will significantly slow down world resource depletion.

2. B. If we're told US consumes 1/3 of all resourcs in the world, then if US keep down their resource consumption, resource depletion can be kept low.
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 [#permalink] New post 22 Mar 2005, 17:36
OA is E,B

for E I got it, however B is not so obvious for me.

I've chosen D in the second question because in B it is said that "the United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world" but we have no idea about other countries, maybe there is one other country that consumes 3/5 of all ressources, if this country continues or even consumes more, the action of USA won't have any effect.... :? so it won't correct this problem...
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