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A local television station is considering a plan to create a panel

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A local television station is considering a plan to create a panel of child psychologists to review programs in advance of their airing and rate the level of violence. A program that portrays a high level of violence would be listed in newspapers with four guns after the title. On the other hand, if a show has little violence, one gun would appear after its listing. The station believes that this remedy would forewarn parents about the level of violence in any given program.

Which one of the following must the television station assume in order to conclude that the plan will meet its stated purpose?

(A) Parents would read and pay attention to the ratings listed in the newspapers.
(B) There would be fewer shows rated with one gun than with four guns.
(C) The rating system described in the passage is the most effective system available.
(D) The local television station has an obligation to forewarn parents of the level of violence in television shows.
(E) Television producers of programs rated as having high levels of violence would make an effort to reduce those levels.

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The argument talks about having a plan to create a panel of child psychologists
to review programs in advance of their airing(on the rate of level of violence)
After reviewing these programs, the ratings will be published in the newspapers.

This will warn the parents and give them an idea about the level of violence(in the program)
An unstated assumption for the argument to hold good is that the newspapers in which
the ratings are published will be read by the parents.

Option A(Parents would read and pay attention to the ratings listed in the newspapers)
gives this exact reasoning and is our answer!
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When a question asks why a "plan will meet its stated purpose", the first thing to do is to identify that "stated purpose". You'll usually find that at the end of the stem, which is where we find it here: "The station believes that this remedy would forewarn parents".

So the right answer absolutely needs to have something to do with whether parents will successfully be forewarned. On that basis alone, only answer A could be right, since all the other answer choices talk about things unrelated to the plan's purpose. But more specifically, parents won't be warned unless they read the warnings, which is why answer A is right.
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My answer 'A'.
The conclusion says : " forewarn parents " . This implies the assumption that "parents would read the published ratings and be warned by that".

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Parents should be literate enough to read the warnings in the newspapers . If parents are not literate they cannot be warned against the programs.If only they pay attention to the warnings children will be prevented fro viewing those programs. Please give kudos if you like my post. I need them badly.

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