The wild mouflon sheep of the island of Corsica
are direct descendants of sheep that escaped from
domestication on the island 8,000 years ago. They
therefore provide archaeologists with a picture of
what some early domesticated sheep looked like,
before the deliberate selective breeding that
produced modern domesticated sheep began.
The argument above makes which of the following
(A) The domesticated sheep of 8,000 years ago were quite dissimilar from the wild sheep of the time.
(B) There are no other existing breeds of sheep that escaped from domestication at about the same time as the forebears of the mouflon.
(C) Modern domesticated sheep are direct descendants of sheep that were wild 8,000 years ago.
(D) Mouflon sheep are more similar to their fore-bears of 8,000 years ago than modern domes-ticated sheep are to theirs.
(E) The climate of Corsica has not changed at all in the last 8,000 years
The argument obviously makes an assumption with its conclusion.
Paraphrase : Wild Mouflon sheep of the Island of Corsica are direct descendants of sheep that escaped from domestication on the island 8000 years ago...and so they provide a picture of what some early domesticated sheep looked like.
A ...negate A...it doesnt do anything to the conclusion.
C...negate C...modern domestic sheep are not direct descendants..ok..thats why the problem is there..we cant use modern sheep to find out how the early domesticated sheep looked like...Nope.
E....just too vague...nope
D...negate D...i dont think it makes too much difference to the agrument
I am not sure about B..it seems to be the best answer.