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12. The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department. Ganelon presently has strong political and military ties to the United States. However, the Socialist party is widely expected to win the election, leading to fears that Ganelon will soon break away from the pro-American bloc and adopt a nonaligned or openly anti-American stance.
Which of the following is an assumption made in the passage above?
(A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government.
(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa.
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations.
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces.
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon.

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12. The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department. Ganelon presently has strong political and military ties to the United States. However, the Socialist party is widely expected to win the election, leading to fears that Ganelon will soon break away from the pro-American bloc and adopt a nonaligned or openly anti-American stance.
Which of the following is an assumption made in the passage above?
(A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government. (Correct - this is assumed hence the stimulus concludes that if socialist party wins it would break away from pro-American to anti-American Stance)
(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa. (Out of scope)
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations. (Out of Scope)
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces. (No where it is mentioned in the stimulus about anti-american forces, stimulus only hints that Ganalon may take anti-american stance)
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon. (Extreme, stimulus mentions it is expected not a certainty or assumption)

I think its A
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This looks clear A to me as well

break the CR :-

The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department. (argument) Ganelon presently has strong political and military ties to the United States. (argument) However, the Socialist party is widely expected to win the election, (counter-argument)leading to fears that Ganelon will soon break away from the pro-American bloc and adopt a nonaligned or openly anti-American stance. ( conclusion)

Ask yourself what is author biggest assumption - author is assuming that socialist party is anti -American or run through the choices and you can see that all except A are incorrect

whats the OA?
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10 Dec 2009, 20:51
One more for A
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15 Dec 2009, 18:42
I agree with A

papillon86: What was your response and reasoning?

OA?
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21 Dec 2009, 08:16
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12. The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department. Ganelon presently has strong political and military ties to the United States. However, the Socialist party is widely expected to win the election, leading to fears that Ganelon will soon break away from the pro-American bloc and adopt a nonaligned or openly anti-American stance.
Which of the following is an assumption made in the passage above?
(A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government. (Correct - this is assumed hence the stimulus concludes that if socialist party wins it would break away from pro-American to anti-American Stance)
(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa. (Out of scope)
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations. (Out of Scope)
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces. (No where it is mentioned in the stimulus about anti-american forces, stimulus only hints that Ganalon may take anti-american stance)
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon. (Extreme, stimulus mentions it is expected not a certainty or assumption)

I think its A

It is A because if you negate the answer, the conclusion doesn't work, and it is just this answer which affects the conclusion.
About it cannot be the others answer for the same reason stated on the sirini's post above.
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21 Dec 2009, 22:59
A indeed....

As the statement clearly talks about the previous political part and present ( yet to come ) political party.

OA Please
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22 Dec 2009, 06:09
shud be A ...
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22 Dec 2009, 09:54
Will go with A.
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A seems too evident for a question of this level but I too go for A.
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30 Dec 2009, 06:09
A .. Relevance to the fact is only logic in CR
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04 Jan 2010, 12:58
OA is A
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04 Jan 2010, 13:22
Its A
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17 Jan 2010, 09:42
Wld go for A...
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15 Aug 2010, 18:40
picked A
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15 Aug 2010, 21:48
A it should be
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15 Aug 2010, 22:14
A is the correct answer. Did you think some other answer was close? did you pick D?
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15 Aug 2010, 23:05
A it is
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16 Aug 2010, 04:39
IMO, fight is between choices A and D

(A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government. <contender>
(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa. < no talk about people in the argument>
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations. <there is not talk about other African nations>
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces. <contender>
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon. <its already given in the argument>

now between A and D, the reason I threw out D is that there is no talk about interests of people.

My Answer : A
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16 Aug 2010, 10:55
A for me too.
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