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The foreign minister of Zeria announced-- Strengthen [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2013, 18:13
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The foreign minister of Zeria announced today that her country was severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo because of Nandalo's flagrant violations of human rights. But Zeria continues to maintain diplomatic relations with many countries that the minister knows to have far worse human-rights records than Nandalo does. Therefore, despite the foreign minister's claim, this latest diplomatic move cannot be explained exclusively by Zeria's commitment to upholding human rights.

Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the argument in the passage?
A) The country that currently buys most of Zeria's exports recently suggested that it might severely restrict its imports from Zeria unless Zeria broke off diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
B) Two weeks after the Zerian minister's announcement, several other countries cited human-rights violations as a reason for severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
C) More countries have expressed concern over reported human-rights violations in Nandalo than have expressed concern over human-rights violations in Zeria.
D) Nandalo has considered accusing Zeria of violating the human rights of Nandalo citizens living in Zeria.
E) The opposition party in Zeia has long advocated severing trade relations with countries that systematically violate human rights but has opposed severing diplomatic relations.

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Re: The foreign minister of Zeria announced-- Strengthen [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2013, 21:09
i guess A).........this gives another reason for Zeria to severe diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
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Re: The foreign minister of Zeria announced-- Strengthen [#permalink] New post 27 Dec 2013, 21:24
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The foreign minister of Zeria announced today that her country was severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo because of Nandalo's flagrant violations of human rights. But Zeria continues to maintain diplomatic relations with many countries that the minister knows to have far worse human-rights records than Nandalo does. Therefore, despite the foreign minister's claim, this latest diplomatic move cannot be explained exclusively by Zeria's commitment to upholding human rights.

Premise 1: The foreign minister of Zeria announced today that her country was severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo because of Nandalo's flagrant violations of human rights
Premise 2: But Zeria continues to maintain diplomatic relations with many countries that the minister knows to have far worse human-rights records than Nandalo does
Conclusion: this latest diplomatic move cannot be explained exclusively by Zeria's commitment to upholding human rights


Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the argument in the passage?
A) The country that currently buys most of Zeria's exports recently suggested that it might severely restrict its imports from Zeria unless Zeria broke off diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
Another reason for breaking up the diplomatic relations with Nandalo. Strengthens the conclusion.

B) Two weeks after the Zerian minister's announcement, several other countries cited human-rights violations as a reason for severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
Other countries are breaking up diplomatic relations, so Zeria is doing so. Mildly weaken.

C) More countries have expressed concern over reported human-rights violations in Nandalo than have expressed concern over human-rights violations in Zeria.
human-rights violations in Zeria is OFS.

D) Nandalo has considered accusing Zeria of violating the human rights of Nandalo citizens living in Zeria.
human-rights violations in Zeria is OFS.

E) The opposition party in Zeia has long advocated severing trade relations with countries that systematically violate human rights but has opposed severing diplomatic relations.
The option talks about opposition party and there is no premise connecting this to the minister view. - OFS


I guess the answer should be A) what is the OA?
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Re: The foreign minister of Zeria announced-- Strengthen [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 01:22
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joshnsit wrote:
The foreign minister of Zeria announced today that her country was severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo because of Nandalo's flagrant violations of human rights. But Zeria continues to maintain diplomatic relations with many countries that the minister knows to have far worse human-rights records than Nandalo does. Therefore, despite the foreign minister's claim, this latest diplomatic move cannot be explained exclusively by Zeria's commitment to upholding human rights.

Premise 1: The foreign minister of Zeria announced today that her country was severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo because of Nandalo's flagrant violations of human rights
Premise 2: But Zeria continues to maintain diplomatic relations with many countries that the minister knows to have far worse human-rights records than Nandalo does
Conclusion: this latest diplomatic move cannot be explained exclusively by Zeria's commitment to upholding human rights


Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the argument in the passage?
A) The country that currently buys most of Zeria's exports recently suggested that it might severely restrict its imports from Zeria unless Zeria broke off diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
Another reason for breaking up the diplomatic relations with Nandalo. Strengthens the conclusion.

B) Two weeks after the Zerian minister's announcement, several other countries cited human-rights violations as a reason for severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
Other countries are breaking up diplomatic relations, so Zeria is doing so. Mildly weaken.

C) More countries have expressed concern over reported human-rights violations in Nandalo than have expressed concern over human-rights violations in Zeria.
human-rights violations in Zeria is OFS.

D) Nandalo has considered accusing Zeria of violating the human rights of Nandalo citizens living in Zeria.
human-rights violations in Zeria is OFS.

E) The opposition party in Zeia has long advocated severing trade relations with countries that systematically violate human rights but has opposed severing diplomatic relations.
The option talks about opposition party and there is no premise connecting this to the minister view. - OFS


I guess the answer should be A) what is the OA?

I like your explanations, but still have two Doubts/Questions:
1) In D, Cant we say that because Nandalo considered accusing Zeria of human rights, Zeria imposed imposed a ban on Nandalo in retrospection? What is wrong in that line of thinking? It looks like a clear case of revenge than being OFS. Isn't it?
2) Moreover, I believe I can bring external factors such as human rights in Zeria(as in D) and The country that currently buys most of Zeria's exports (as in A) in strengthen/weaken questions. Isn't it?
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Re: The foreign minister of Zeria announced-- Strengthen [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 02:36
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kinjiGC wrote:
joshnsit wrote:
The foreign minister of Zeria announced today that her country was severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo because of Nandalo's flagrant violations of human rights. But Zeria continues to maintain diplomatic relations with many countries that the minister knows to have far worse human-rights records than Nandalo does. Therefore, despite the foreign minister's claim, this latest diplomatic move cannot be explained exclusively by Zeria's commitment to upholding human rights.

Premise 1: The foreign minister of Zeria announced today that her country was severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo because of Nandalo's flagrant violations of human rights
Premise 2: But Zeria continues to maintain diplomatic relations with many countries that the minister knows to have far worse human-rights records than Nandalo does
Conclusion: this latest diplomatic move cannot be explained exclusively by Zeria's commitment to upholding human rights


Which one of the following, if true, provides the most support for the argument in the passage?
A) The country that currently buys most of Zeria's exports recently suggested that it might severely restrict its imports from Zeria unless Zeria broke off diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
Another reason for breaking up the diplomatic relations with Nandalo. Strengthens the conclusion.

B) Two weeks after the Zerian minister's announcement, several other countries cited human-rights violations as a reason for severing diplomatic relations with Nandalo.
Other countries are breaking up diplomatic relations, so Zeria is doing so. Mildly weaken.

C) More countries have expressed concern over reported human-rights violations in Nandalo than have expressed concern over human-rights violations in Zeria.
human-rights violations in Zeria is OFS.

D) Nandalo has considered accusing Zeria of violating the human rights of Nandalo citizens living in Zeria.
human-rights violations in Zeria is OFS.

E) The opposition party in Zeia has long advocated severing trade relations with countries that systematically violate human rights but has opposed severing diplomatic relations.
The option talks about opposition party and there is no premise connecting this to the minister view. - OFS


I guess the answer should be A) what is the OA?

I like your explanations, but still have two Doubts/Questions:
1) In D, Cant we say that because Nandalo considered accusing Zeria of human rights, Zeria imposed imposed a ban on Nandalo in retrospection? What is wrong in that line of thinking? It looks like a clear case of revenge than being OFS. Isn't it?
2) Moreover, I believe I can bring external factors such as human rights in Zeria(as in D) and The country that currently buys most of Zeria's exports (as in A) in strengthen/weaken questions. Isn't it?



First of all i suggest you not to spend so much time on this question because it is a LSAT question.

Avoid this material, even is suggested, before, to use specifically LSAT material good for the gmat purpose, in my experience is a waste of time.

The gmat is completely different. In my personal opinion the once time suggesting to study lsat is wrong, completely.

Back to the question: A must be the answer

We have relationships. Someone else menaces us to not buy out goods unless we stop whith Nandalo.

D is out of scope. Is completely unrelated to the argument at stake
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Re: The foreign minister of Zeria announced-- Strengthen [#permalink] New post 28 Dec 2013, 17:08
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First of all i suggest younot to spend so much time on this question because it is a LSAT question.

Avoid this material, even is suggested, before, to use specifically LSATR material good for the gmat purpose, in my experience is a waste of time.

The gmat is completely different. In my personal opinion the once time suggesting to study lsat is wrong, completely.

Back to the question: A musty be the answer

We have relationships. Someone else menaces us to not buy out goods unless we stop whith Nandalo.

D is out of scope. Is completely unrelated to the argument at stake


Absolutely agree with the recommendation of Carcass! Thank you for pointing out.
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IMO A IS CORRECT.........
GIVES ALTERNATE REASON FOR ZERIAS ACTION.....


D IS WRONG BECAUSE.........
Nandalo has only considered accusing Zeria of violating the human rights of Nandalo citizens living in Zeria. Poor guy has'nt done anything yet... Zeria has already declared its action( and therefore taken the action).....where as Nandalo is still considering it....probably as a retrospect....

IF ZERIA WAS WORRIED ABOUT NANDALO'S accusation of Zeria violating human rights ...... HE WOULD HAVE WAITED FOR THAT accusation..... NOT PROMPT HIM TO TAKE ACTION BY TAKING PREEMPTIVE ACTION itself.........




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Re: The foreign minister of Zeria announced-- Strengthen [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2013, 05:59
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IMO A IS CORRECT.........
GIVES ALTERNATE REASON FOR ZERIAS ACTION.....


D IS WRONG BECAUSE.........
Nandalo has only considered accusing Zeria of violating the human rights of Nandalo citizens living in Zeria. Poor guy has'nt done anything yet... Zeria has already declared its action( and therefore taken the action).....where as Nandalo is still considering it....probably as a retrospect....

IF ZERIA WAS WORRIED ABOUT NANDALO'S accusation of Zeria violating human rights ...... HE WOULD HAVE WAITED FOR THAT accusation..... NOT PROMPT HIM TO TAKE ACTION BY TAKING PREEMPTIVE ACTION itself.........




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Bang on. I also had this exact same observation. I find it a weak strengthener than A, though wasn't sure if we can even have 2 strengtheners in a question. Thanks for clarifying. +1 Kudos for you :lol:

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