It is currently 12 Dec 2017, 07:01

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# 1000 CR Query: Evaluate conclusion

Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Manager
Joined: 06 Mar 2010
Posts: 102

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 11

1000 CR Query: Evaluate conclusion [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jun 2010, 15:40
When the government of a nation announced recently that a leader of the nation’s political opposition had died of a mysterious illness in prison, few seasoned observers of the regime were surprised. As the police captain in an old movie remarked when asked about the condition of a prisoner, “We’re trying to decide whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape.”
The statements above invite which of the following conclusions?
(A) The opposition leader was probably killed trying to escape from prison.
(C) It is unlikely that the head of the regime knows the true cause of the opposition leader’s death.
(D) The opposition leader probably killed himself.
(E) The regime very likely was responsible for the death of the opposition leader.

The answer given in the book is E, I am not sure how E is valid as a conclusion.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 11

Manager
Joined: 24 Mar 2010
Posts: 104

Kudos [?]: 30 [1], given: 12

Re: 1000 CR Query: Evaluate conclusion [#permalink]

### Show Tags

12 Jun 2010, 19:39
1
KUDOS
If you look at the comparison with the captain, he only gives 2 options while missing the obvious one (that the police themselves were responsible). So E is the answer....
_________________

Please do consider giving kudos if you like my posts

Kudos [?]: 30 [1], given: 12

Manager
Joined: 06 Mar 2010
Posts: 102

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 11

Re: 1000 CR Query: Evaluate conclusion [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jun 2010, 04:20
Ok, so there is an analogy reasoning used between the death of the political prisoner & the remark made by police captain. Option E serves as the best option to join these two unrelated clauses.

Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 11

GMAT Forum Moderator
Status: Accepting donations for the mohater MBA debt repayment fund
Joined: 05 Feb 2008
Posts: 1882

Kudos [?]: 927 [0], given: 234

Location: United States
Concentration: Operations, Finance
Schools: Ross '14 (M)
GMAT 2: 710 Q48 V38
GPA: 3.54
WE: Accounting (Manufacturing)
Re: 1000 CR Query: Evaluate conclusion [#permalink]

### Show Tags

13 Jun 2010, 04:31
locked. If you keep posting in the wrong forum, you're going to get banned.
_________________

Strategy Discussion Thread | Strategy Master | GMAT Debrief| Please discuss strategies in discussion thread. Master thread will be updated accordingly. | GC Member Write Ups

GMAT Club Premium Membership - big benefits and savings

Kudos [?]: 927 [0], given: 234

Re: 1000 CR Query: Evaluate conclusion   [#permalink] 13 Jun 2010, 04:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# 1000 CR Query: Evaluate conclusion

Moderator: HKD1710

 HOT DEALS FOR NOVEMBER Economist GMAT - Free Free 1-week trial + Free Test Kaplan Courses - Save \$475 \$225 Discount + \$250 Bonus Target Test Prep - \$800 \$50 Discount + \$750 Bonus [GMAT ClubTests and Premium MBA Bundle] EMPOWERgmat - \$99/mo GMAT Club tests included 2nd month GMAT Club Tests - Free Included with every course purchaseof \$149 or more - Full List is here

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.