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The government of Country X has introduced new law banning the peoples' right to stage protest marches against anything they feel is offensive to their religious beliefs. The government has justified its ruling on the grounds that this move will bring down incidents of rioting and arson that are associated with such protest marches.
Which of the following, if true, most supports the government's rationale behind passing the new law?
A.There have been many incidents of rioting and arson in the last two years and they have primarily originated from protest movements.
B.The riots are not a result of the protestors but of a few miscreants who incite violence deliberately for their political ends.
C.The numbers of cases of rioting and arson have decreased since the new government has come to power.
D.There are many diverse monotheistic religions in Country X and all of them are strongly represented in the national legislature.
E.In the last two years four out of every five protest marches on the grounds of offense to religious beliefs have led to rioting and arson whereas in the case of protest marches on other grounds the proportion is one out of five.
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Re: Support the Argument [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 05:02
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The government of Country X has introduced new law banning the peoples' right to stage protest marches against anything they feel is offensive to their religious beliefs. The government has justified its ruling on the grounds that this move will bring down incidents of rioting and arson that are associated with such protest marches.
Which of the following, if true, most supports the government's rationale behind passing the new law?
A.There have been many incidents of rioting and arson in the last two years and they have primarily originated from protest movements.
B.The riots are not a result of the protestors but of a few miscreants who incite violence deliberately for their political ends.
C.The numbers of cases of rioting and arson have decreased since the new government has come to power.
D.There are many diverse monotheistic religions in Country X and all of them are strongly represented in the national legislature.
E.In the last two years four out of every five protest marches on the grounds of offense to religious beliefs have led to rioting and arson whereas in the case of protest marches on other grounds the proportion is one out of five.


Premise 1 - Govt brings new law that banned protest marches related to religious beliefs.
Premise 2 - This will bring down riots associated with such protest marches (referring to protest marches related to religious beliefs)

Before reading Answer options - just think for a second - Why would Govt bring upon such a law -
1) it could be that govt has noted a trend in such protests
2) some incident has happenned which forced the govt to bring this law....

Now after reading all the options - You can make out that (E) fits the criteria pretty well!!!
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Re: Support the Argument [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 18:41
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The government of Country X has introduced new law banning the peoples' right to stage protest marches against anything they feel is offensive to their religious beliefs. The government has justified its ruling on the grounds that this move will bring down incidents of rioting and arson that are associated with such protest marches.
Which of the following, if true, most supports the government's rationale behind passing the new law?
A.There have been many incidents of rioting and arson in the last two years and they have primarily originated from protest movements.
B.The riots are not a result of the protestors but of a few miscreants who incite violence deliberately for their political ends.
C.The numbers of cases of rioting and arson have decreased since the new government has come to power.
D.There are many diverse monotheistic religions in Country X and all of them are strongly represented in the national legislature.
E.In the last two years four out of every five protest marches on the grounds of offense to religious beliefs have led to rioting and arson whereas in the case of protest marches on other grounds the proportion is one out of five.


The answer is E, because E establishes that rioting and arson are a common consequence of the protest marches in question.

Where is the question from? I can count about a half-dozen grammatical or stylistic errors in the writing (the misplaced apostrophe in " peoples' ", the colloquialism "bring down"; "incidents" instead of "incidence" in the stem; "numbers" instead of "number" in answer C; the imprecision in answer A which surely means to say that it's the protests themselves from which the arson originates, and not the "protest movements"; the incorrect use of the idiom "on the grounds of" in answer E, etc, etc). CR is hard enough without it being combined (unintentionally) with Sentence Correction!
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Re: Support the Argument [#permalink] New post 16 Sep 2012, 20:19
Premise - The government has justified its ruling on the grounds that this move will bring down incidents of rioting and arson that are associated with such protest marches.

Conclusion - The government of Country X has introduced new law banning the peoples' right to stage protest marches against anything they feel is offensive to their religious beliefs

Anything which supports the conclusion i.e. the government was right in introducing a law, is our answer

A.There have been many incidents of rioting and arson in the last two years and they have primarily originated from protest movements. (Not related to religious movements, It does not tell us why protest on relgious ground should be banned, eliminate)
B.The riots are not a result of the protestors but of a few miscreants who incite violence deliberately for their political ends. (For the same reason as above eliminate)
C.The numbers of cases of rioting and arson have decreased since the new government has come to power. (Irrelevant)
D.There are many diverse monotheistic religions in Country X and all of them are strongly represented in the national legislature. (Irrelevant – wordy and has been given only to confuse)
E.In the last two years four out of every five protest marches on the grounds of offense to religious beliefs have led to rioting and arson whereas in the case of protest marches on other grounds the proportion is one out of five. (This is our answer – It clearly shows that protest marches on the grounds of offense to religious beliefs have led to rioting more than any other gorunds, so government is justified in banning the peoples' right to stage protest marches against anything they feel is offensive to their religious beliefs)

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