The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish : GMAT Critical Reasoning (CR)
Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases http://gmatclub.com/AppTrack

 It is currently 22 Jan 2017, 15:01

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Verbal Forum Moderator
Joined: 23 Oct 2011
Posts: 283
Followers: 35

Kudos [?]: 751 [0], given: 21

The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Apr 2012, 19:34
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

15% (low)

Question Stats:

75% (01:57) correct 25% (01:19) wrong based on 383 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish the death penalty. In contrast, the
death penalty remains legal in the United States. The difference in the legality of capital
punishment demonstrates that the majority of American citizens believe in the death penalty,
while the majority of Filipino citizens do not. Which of the following is an assumption upon
which the above argument depends?
A) There are more murders per year in the United States than in the Philippines.
b) The legal status of capital punishment in the United States and the Philippines aligns with
how the majority of citizens in those respective countries view the death penalty.
c) There are not strong voices opposing the death penalty in the United States.
d) Most American citizens who believe in the death penalty think that it acts as a deterrent for
potential criminals, while most Filipino citizens do not.
e) The legal standard used to determine whether a criminal should be sentenced to the death
penalty in the United States is similar to the legal standard used in the Philippines before
capital punishment was abolished there.

Main CR Qs link - Main link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

_________________

********************
Push +1 kudos button please, if you like my post.

If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Manager
Joined: 06 Jan 2014
Posts: 74
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 23 [1] , given: 79

Re: The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2015, 23:21
1
KUDOS
In Assumption Question, If you negate the Assumption then the Argument will not hold good.

The argument states that The difference in the legality of capital
punishment demonstrates that the majority of American citizens believe in the death penalty,
while the majority of Filipino citizens do not.

The assumption in above argument is that the legal status of capital punishment depends on the view of the majority of citizens in the respective countries.

Which is exactly what is mentioned in B. And if we negate B, the argument falls apart.

Hope it helps!!!
_________________

______________________________
Liked the Post !!!! KUDOs Plzzzzz

GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10539
Followers: 919

Kudos [?]: 204 [0], given: 0

Re: The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish [#permalink]

### Show Tags

21 Jun 2014, 20:16
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Intern
Joined: 29 Jan 2015
Posts: 2
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 3

Re: The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish [#permalink]

### Show Tags

25 Mar 2015, 20:24
the assumption should give a new information also but what is mentioned in option b is already stated in the paragraph.. Please explain the oa??
Manager
Joined: 10 May 2014
Posts: 141
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 28

Re: The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish [#permalink]

### Show Tags

26 Mar 2015, 14:26
Assumptions you can Prethink of BEFORE going to the answer choices

- Death Penalty in a country is established by what the majority of the people of those countries think.
- People is entitled to vote in their respective countries to decide whether Death Penalty should be established.
- There is no Court/Tribunal that decides whether Death Penalty should be established without consulting to the people.

Answer choice B follows the first of these lines of reasonings.
_________________

Consider giving me Kudos if I helped, but don´t take them away if I didn´t!

What would you do if you weren´t afraid?

Manager
Joined: 13 Apr 2013
Posts: 180
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 68 [0], given: 616

Re: The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish [#permalink]

### Show Tags

08 Jun 2015, 02:27
dream21 wrote:
In Assumption Question, If you negate the Assumption then the Argument will not hold good.

The argument states that The difference in the legality of capital
punishment demonstrates that the majority of American citizens believe in the death penalty,
while the majority of Filipino citizens do not.

The assumption in above argument is that the legal status of capital punishment depends on the view of the majority of citizens in the respective countries.

Which is exactly what is mentioned in B. And if we negate B, the argument falls apart.

Hope it helps!!!

I came down to B and D, and ended up marking D as correct. can,t D be the assumption.
_________________

"Success is not as glamorous as people tell you. It's a lot of hours spent in the darkness."

Current Student
Joined: 25 Jun 2015
Posts: 149
Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Sustainability
GMAT 1: 660 Q48 V33
WE: Operations (Manufacturing)
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 37

Re: The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Jul 2015, 02:13
ImHURT wrote:
dream21 wrote:
In Assumption Question, If you negate the Assumption then the Argument will not hold good.

The argument states that The difference in the legality of capital
punishment demonstrates that the majority of American citizens believe in the death penalty,
while the majority of Filipino citizens do not.

The assumption in above argument is that the legal status of capital punishment depends on the view of the majority of citizens in the respective countries.

Which is exactly what is mentioned in B. And if we negate B, the argument falls apart.

Hope it helps!!!

I came down to B and D, and ended up marking D as correct. can,t D be the assumption.

we dont care about what the ppl think after they vote. We just want to find an assumption as to whether the citizens were connected with the legislation or not. even if the philipinos thought against voting,if they are not allowed to express it,then nobody wil get to know..so B is the assumption reqd
Re: The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish   [#permalink] 29 Jul 2015, 02:13
Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
5 The Sumpton town council recently voted to pay a prominent artist to c 4 09 Jul 2016, 23:38
2 The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish 4 24 Jul 2012, 20:48
5 Letter to the editor: The Senate recently voted to keep the 6 22 Sep 2008, 00:06
Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the 8 04 Jun 2008, 15:29
Letter to the editor: The Senate recently voted to keep the 7 21 May 2008, 08:00
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# The legislature of the Philippines voted recently to abolish

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.