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# The simple facts are these: the number of people killed each

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The simple facts are these: the number of people killed each [#permalink]  02 Nov 2004, 00:06
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The simple facts are these: the number of people killed each year by bears is about the same as the number of
people killed by lightning of golf courses. And the number of people killed by lightning on golf courses each year is about the same as the number of people electrocuted by electric blenders. All the horrible myths and gruesome stories aside, therefore a grizzly bear is in fact about as dangerous as an electric blender or a game of golf.

Which one of the following is an assumption that the author relies upon in the passage?
(A) Most incidents involving grizzly bears are fatal.
(B) Grizzly bears are no longer the danger they once were.
(C) The number of fatalities per year is an adequate indication of somethingÂ¡Â¯s dangerousness.
(D) A golf course is a particularly dangerous place to be in a thunderstorm.
(E) Something is dangerous only if it results in death in the majority of cases.
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[#permalink]  02 Nov 2004, 00:26
C for me.

Why? Author narrates like this 'number killed by bears = number killed lightning in a golf course = number killed by blenders. So bears are as dangerous as golf and blenders'

In effect author implies that number killed determines how dangerous that is. So, C.

E if negated sounds naive and is the 'extreme type' with the word 'only'
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[#permalink]  02 Nov 2004, 15:23
I will vote for c.
The use of 'only' suggested me to strike out E.
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