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A recent study found out that 60% of middle school boys who played at least one violent video game hit or beat up someone, compared to 39% of boys who did not play such games. Some researchers argue that these games desensitize players to violence, reward players for simulating violence, and teach children that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflicts. However, the statistics do not warrant the cause and effect relationship argued by the researchers. It is possible that violent youth are drawn to violent video games.

In the above argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first provides an explanation that supports the position taken by the argument; the second is that position.

B. The first is a conclusion that is accepted by the argument as valid; the second is an opinion that is used to support the position that the argument as a whole seeks to establish.

C. The first provides an explanation for an observed fact; the second creates doubts about the applicability of the explanation to the observed fact.

D. The first states the position that the argument opposes; the second states the conclusion of the argument.

E. The first is a fact whose validity is questioned by the author; the second is an opinion that forms a basis for the main conclusion of the argument.

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The answer is C.
The information given in the first statement of the passage is a fact which is explained by the first boldface statement.BS1 states that the video games make children more disposed to violence.BS2 states that children more prone to violence are more drawn to video games.So BS2 casts doubts on the correctness of the explanation by BS2.

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