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# A small dose of a widely used tranquilizer allows people to lie during

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A small dose of a widely used tranquilizer allows people to lie during lie detector tests without being discovered. The stress responses that lie detector tests measure can be inhibited by the drug without noticeable side effects. One of the implications of this fact is that the drug can also be effective in reducing stress in everyday situations.

An assumption of the passage is that

A. Tranquilizers are always an effective treatment for stress
B. The inhibition of stress responses increases subjective stress
C. Stress as measured by a lie detector is similar to everyday stress
D. Persons how lie during a lie detector test always display signs of stress
E. It is not desirable to reduce stress in everyday situations

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08 Jun 2018, 10:03
A. Tranquilizers are always an effective treatment for stress..Irrelevant
B. The inhibition of stress responses increases subjective stress...Irrelevant
C. Stress as measured by a lie detector is similar to everyday stress....Correct
D. Persons how lie during a lie detector test always display signs of stress..Irrelevant
E. It is not desirable to reduce stress in everyday situations ....Irrelevant
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08 Jun 2018, 10:11
IMO the answer should be C. Only this choice takes into account the difference between stress during lie tests and everyday stress.
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08 Jun 2018, 17:27
Bunuel wrote:
A small dose of a widely used tranquilizer allows people to lie during lie detector tests without being discovered. The stress responses that lie detector tests measure can be inhibited by the drug without noticeable side effects. One of the implications of this fact is that the drug can also be effective in reducing stress in everyday situations.

An assumption of the passage is that

A. Tranquilizers are always an effective treatment for stress
B. The inhibition of stress responses increases subjective stress
C. Stress as measured by a lie detector is similar to everyday stress
D. Persons how lie during a lie detector test always display signs of stress
E. It is not desirable to reduce stress in everyday situations

I opted C considering it as the only statement which connects everyday stress and stress inhibition by the tranquilizer in lie detector test.
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08 Jun 2018, 23:24
Tranquilizers inhibits stress response in Lie detector tests.
So, Tranquilizers can also be effective in reducing stress in everyday situations.

Assumption: If it works for stress in LDT also works for others.

A - Out of focus
B - Out of focus
C - Correct.
D - Out of focus
E - Out of focus
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09 Jun 2018, 08:45
+1 for C.

Reason --> Apply negation technique and see how it affects the conclusion
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09 Jun 2018, 09:32
Bunuel wrote:
A small dose of a widely used tranquilizer allows people to lie during lie detector tests without being discovered. The stress responses that lie detector tests measure can be inhibited by the drug without noticeable side effects. One of the implications of this fact is that the drug can also be effective in reducing stress in everyday situations.

An assumption of the passage is that

A. Tranquilizers are always an effective treatment for stress- Incorrect
B. The inhibition of stress responses increases subjective stress-Out of scope
C. Stress as measured by a lie detector is similar to everyday stress- If we negate this statement then it weakens the argument- Correct
D. Persons how lie during a lie detector test always display signs of stress-Shell game
E. It is not desirable to reduce stress in everyday situations- Out of scope

A. Tranquilizers are always an effective treatment for stress- Incorrect
B. The inhibition of stress responses increases subjective stress-Out of scope
C. Stress as measured by a lie detector is similar to everyday stress- If we negate this statement then it weakens the argument- Correct
D. Persons how lie during a lie detector test always display signs of stress-Shell game
E. It is not desirable to reduce stress in everyday situations- Out of scope
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11 Jun 2018, 22:07
A small dose of a widely used tranquilizer allows people to lie during lie detector tests without being discovered. The stress responses that lie detector tests measure can be inhibited by the drug without noticeable side effects. One of the implications of this fact is that the drug can also be effective in reducing stress in everyday situations.

An assumption of the passage is that

A. Tranquilizers are always an effective treatment for stress incorrect
B. The inhibition of stress responses increases subjective stress incorrect
C. Stress as measured by a lie detector is similar to everyday stress correct. Negation technique completely breaks down the conclusion.
D. Persons how lie during a lie detector test always display signs of stress incorrect
E. It is not desirable to reduce stress in everyday situations incorrect

ans is C
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