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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
At large amusement parks, live shows are used very deliberately to influence crowd movements. Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper. Behind this surface divergence in immediate purpose there is the unified underlying goal of______
(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible

The ans of above passage is D.
But B is more suitable as its written that people are encouraged to have supper through evening live shows. Thus, if people stayed, more revenue would be added.
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14 Jun 2010, 21:13
D it is

stimulus says,

Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper

so put them together, "live shows encourage people to eat at the restaurants"

option B speaks about revenue which is not mentioned anywhere in the passage.
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15 Jun 2010, 05:51

ramana wrote:
D it is

stimulus says,

Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper

so put them together, "live shows encourage people to eat at the restaurants"

option B speaks about revenue which is not mentioned anywhere in the passage.

i disagree .. option D is what we call 'Shell Game' in CR i.e. a trap

shows are not meant to bring people in and encourage them to eat at restaurants ... as stated in the premises, shows control the crowd movements

so E should be the correct answer.

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15 Jun 2010, 06:13
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ramana wrote:
D it is

stimulus says,

Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper

so put them together, "live shows encourage people to eat at the restaurants"

option B speaks about revenue which is not mentioned anywhere in the passage.

i disagree .. option D is what we call 'Shell Game' in CR i.e. a trap

shows are not meant to bring people in and encourage them to eat at restaurants ... as stated in the premises, shows control the crowd movements

so E should be the correct answer.

yeah, got it..dint give much time on E as i was carried away with D.

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15 Jun 2010, 08:27
thanks for all your inputs, as revenue is not mentioned in the premise, it is out of scope and thus B cannot be the answer.
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15 Jun 2010, 10:38
I'm with E.

option D basically states what we already know from the stimuli.
'Shell Game' as rightly pointed out.

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08 May 2013, 06:28
I don't understand the difference b/w D and E . On what ground E can be eliminated that does not apply to D??
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08 May 2013, 08:06
gchawla123 wrote:
I don't understand the difference b/w D and E . On what ground E can be eliminated that does not apply to D??

Option E should be the answer.

We are talking about two show times - one in the evening and one in the lunchtime

Lunchtime shows relieve the pressure on restaurants - This means that restaurants are already quite full during this time and performances take away some of the customers away from restaurants.

Evening performances does the opposite - they increase the customers for the restaurants by making people stay for supper.

So, the unifying theme is rationalizing the number of customers at the restaurants. This is said in other words in Option E.

Option D is incorrect since this cannot be unifying theme because it ignores the purpose of lunchtime performances.

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08 May 2013, 11:57
egmat wrote:
gchawla123 wrote:
I don't understand the difference b/w D and E . On what ground E can be eliminated that does not apply to D??

Option E should be the answer.

We are talking about two show times - one in the evening and one in the lunchtime

Lunchtime shows relieve the pressure on restaurants - This means that restaurants are already quite full during this time and performances take away some of the customers away from restaurants.

Evening performances does the opposite - they increase the customers for the restaurants by making people stay for supper.

So, the unifying theme is rationalizing the number of customers at the restaurants. This is said in other words in Option E.

Option D is incorrect since this cannot be unifying theme because it ignores the purpose of lunchtime performances.

Thanks,
Chiranjeev

Thank you very much Chiranjeev!!
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