Question of the Day (May 15)

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Verbal

Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park north of Milville creates unacceptable levels of air pollution and should be banned.

Milville business spokesperson: Snowmobiling brings many out-of-towners to Milville in winter months, to the great financial benefit of many local residents. So, economics dictate that we put up with the pollution.

Environmentalist: I disagree: A great many cross-country skiers are now kept from visiting Milville by the noise and pollution that snowmobiles generate.

Environmentalist responds to the business spokesperson by doing which of the following?

(A) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome can derive from only one set of circumstances.
(B) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome.
(C) Maintaining that the benefit that the spokesperson desires could be achieved in greater degree by a different means.
(D) Claiming that the spokesperson is deliberately misrepresenting the environmentalist’s position in order to be better able to attack it.
(E) Denying that an effect that the spokesperson presents as having benefited a certain group of people actually benefited those people.

Question Discussion & Explanation

Correct Answer - B - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

Bonus RC Question of the Day

Quant

At Store X, the list price of a new laptop is $1,500. For the holidays, Store X initially offered a 10% discount on the laptop. Later in the season, the store offered an additional $75 discount on the already discounted price. Sarah bought a new laptop at Store X after the multiple discounts were offered. What total percentage discount did Sarah get on the list price?

A. 7.5%
B. 12.5%
C. 15%
D. 20%
E. 25%

Question Discussion & Explanation

Correct Answer - C - (click and drag your mouse to see the answer)

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