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A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess becauseit is so hard to finda suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undermine the consotium's viewpoint?


A. On average, a set of chess pieces costs much more than most other board games.

B. The chess industry received a lot of favourable publicity last year when a computer defeated the world chess chempion for the first time.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally mathed opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily.

D. Playing chess help children develop analytical minds and learn to devise strategies to acheive long-term goals.

E. More than 50000 chess sets were sold last year.

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A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess because it is so hard to find a suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undermine the consortium's viewpoint?


A. On average, a set of chess pieces costs much more than most other board games. Irrelevant. Other games might be costlier than board games. And we don't know if cheaper games are popular or not.

B. The chess industry received a lot of favorable publicity last year when a computer defeated the world chess champion for the first time. Reverse. The advertisement that chess received should make more people interested in playing chess. This suggests may be the argument is right.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally matched opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily. This is correct as it compares tennis, another game best enjoyed when properly matched opponents play, is rising in popularity while chess isn't. This creates doubt that the problem with chess might not be the one stated in the argument.

D. Playing chess help children develop analytical minds and learn to devise strategies to achieve long-term goals. Irrelevant Evidence. There is nothing in argument about Developing analytical minds and achieving long term goals.

E. More than 50000 chess sets were sold last year. Irrelevant evidence. There is nothing stated in the argument to compare the sales figures of chess sets with.


ANS : C
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A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess becauseit is so hard to finda suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undermine the consotium's viewpoint?


A. On average, a set of chess pieces costs much more than most other board games.

B. The chess industry received a lot of favourable publicity last year when a computer defeated the world chess chempion for the first time.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally mathed opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily.

D. Playing chess help children develop analytical minds and learn to devise strategies to acheive long-term goals.

E. More than 50000 chess sets were sold last year.


A. Seems correct. Provides an alternative explanation why chess are not so popular. Not because it is hard to find opponent but because chess set is more expensive then other board games.
B. Irrelevant.
C.Tennis is not discussed in the stimulus
D. Explains why children must play chess but doesn't undermine conclusion.
E. So what?
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Bunuel wrote:
A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess becauseit is so hard to finda suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undermine the consotium's viewpoint?


A. On average, a set of chess pieces costs much more than most other board games.

B. The chess industry received a lot of favourable publicity last year when a computer defeated the world chess chempion for the first time.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally mathed opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily.

D. Playing chess help children develop analytical minds and learn to devise strategies to acheive long-term goals.

E. More than 50000 chess sets were sold last year.


A. Seems correct. Provides an alternative explanation why chess are not so popular. Not because it is hard to find opponent but because chess set is more expensive then other board games.
B. Irrelevant.
C.Tennis is not discussed in the stimulus
D. Explains why children must play chess but doesn't undermine conclusion.
E. So what?



Even I went with option A with the same reasoning. Can someone explain how C is correct?
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Konstantin1983 wrote:
Bunuel wrote:
A small marketing consortium wanted to get more young people to take up chess. Since chess is most enjoyable when two people of equal ability play one another, the group believed that few people play chess becauseit is so hard to finda suitable opponent.

Which of the following statements would most seriously undermine the consotium's viewpoint?


A. On average, a set of chess pieces costs much more than most other board games.

B. The chess industry received a lot of favourable publicity last year when a computer defeated the world chess chempion for the first time.

C. Tennis is most enjoyable when two equally mathed opponents play each other, and the number of young tennis players has risen steadily.

D. Playing chess help children develop analytical minds and learn to devise strategies to acheive long-term goals.

E. More than 50000 chess sets were sold last year.


A. Seems correct. Provides an alternative explanation why chess are not so popular. Not because it is hard to find opponent but because chess set is more expensive then other board games.
B. Irrelevant.
C.Tennis is not discussed in the stimulus
D. Explains why children must play chess but doesn't undermine conclusion.
E. So what?



Even I went with option A with the same reasoning. Can someone explain how C is correct?


I searched this question in other forums and found an explanation for C. So C is correct because it says that "young players prefer to play tennis and not chess and this is why a few young people prefer chess to tennis". Well sounds well but i still think that A could be an answer too because it offers alternative explanation. Would like to know the source of this question.
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Because tennis and chess both require a suitable opponent and tennis is flourishing, there must be some other reason why kids don’t play chess. Choice A is a knock against chess, but it doesn’t address the premise about finding someone to play with; neither does B. Whether chess is a useful activity is not relevant, so D is out. E is bad for two reasons: (1) we have no data to compare, so we don’t know if the number is rising or falling, and (2) we don’t know that all sets that were purchased are being used. C is the Answer

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