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Airplane manufacturer: I object to your characterization of our X-387 jets as dangerous. No X-387 in commercial use has ever crashed or even had a serious malfunction.
Airline regulator: The problem with the X-387 is not that it, itself, malfunctions, but that it creates turbulence in its wake that can create hazardous conditions for aircraft in its vicinity.

The airline regulator responds to the manufacturer by doing which of the following?

(A) Characterizing the manufacturer’s assertion as stemming from subjective interest rather than from objective evaluation of the facts

(B) Drawing attention to the fact that the manufacturer’s interpretation of the word "dangerous" is too narrow

(C) Invoking evidence that the manufacturer has explicitly dismissed as irrelevant to the point at issue

(D) Citing statistical evidence that refutes the manufacturer’s claim

(E) Casting doubt on the extent of the manufacturer’s knowledge of the number of recent airline disasters
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New post 02 May 2008, 12:59
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(A) Characterizing the manufacturer’s assertion as stemming from subjective interest rather than from objective evaluation of the facts
No characterizing or blah blah...
He just said ,look there is something else that is dangerous.
Typical use of 'polished terms' trap. (characterizing, assertion, subjective, objective, facts..etc)
(B) Drawing attention to the fact that the manufacturer’s interpretation of the word "dangerous" is too narrow
Right.
(C) Invoking evidence that the manufacturer has explicitly dismissed as irrelevant to the point at issue
yes he invoked evidence, but the evidence is different from this choice.So out.
(typical half right,half wrong trap)

(D) Citing statistical evidence that refutes the manufacturer’s claim
he never mentioned statistics.
Again the word evidence may lure some test takers..(also notice the words.. refutes..claim..polished words trap)

(E) Casting doubt on the extent of the manufacturer’s knowledge of the number of recent airline disasters
knowledge...?out of scope. clearly out.

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New post 02 May 2008, 13:31
B

A is incorrect because the manufactures assertion is not subjective. The fact that the plane has never crashed or had a serious malfuntion is an objective fact. The manufacture however is limiting the scope of dangerous to only pertain to their aircraft and not others.

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New post 02 May 2008, 14:39
prasannar wrote:
Airplane manufacturer: I object to your characterization of our X-387 jets as dangerous. No X-387 in commercial use has ever crashed or even had a serious malfunction.
Airline regulator: The problem with the X-387 is not that it, itself, malfunctions, but that it creates turbulence in its wake that can create hazardous conditions for aircraft in its vicinity.

The airline regulator responds to the manufacturer by doing which of the following?

(A) Characterizing the manufacturer’s assertion as stemming from subjective interest rather than from objective evaluation of the facts

(B) Drawing attention to the fact that the manufacturer’s interpretation of the word "dangerous" is too narrow

(C) Invoking evidence that the manufacturer has explicitly dismissed as irrelevant to the point at issue

(D) Citing statistical evidence that refutes the manufacturer’s claim

(E) Casting doubt on the extent of the manufacturer’s knowledge of the number of recent airline disasters


I would go with B.

C, D, and E are irrelevant to either the manufacturer's discussion or the regulator's reponse.

Option A wouldn't be a bad choice if it didn't state "subjective" or "facts" since neither are presented in the small discussion.

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New post 30 Jun 2010, 10:04
can anyone please explain what the term "manufacturer has explicitly dismissed " with respect to argument means?
I thought C to be the correct one but now I seem a bit confused about it.

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New post 30 Jun 2010, 11:12
I think C is more appropriate. I was between B and C but rejected because it sounded like an extreme choice "too narrow"; while it can be argued that the manufacturer is looking at the evidence somewhat narrowly yet it is not so narrow as to qualify as too narrow but then again this could be subjective. But C brings the same evidence back into focus by claiming it to be actually relevant and not irrelevant (something which the manufacturer attempts to do). Pls post OA

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New post 01 Jul 2010, 11:10
Change of mind after reading PowerScore CR Bible.
C is not the correct option:
Invoking evidence that the manufacturer has explicitly dismissed as irrelevant to the point at issue
Manufacturer has not dismissed the evidence given by airline regulator.
Regulator draws evidence to counter the claim made by the manufacturer that jets are not dangerous (or safe) and thus B is a better option than C.

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New post 04 Jul 2010, 14:52
I choose B. The manufacturer did not consider the effect of the aircraft on other aircraft as "dangerous" and the regulator pointed this fact out in the counter-argument.

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New post 23 Aug 2012, 00:47
Now I realize B) is the best answer provided, even it is too extreme.

C) is incorrect since manufacturer has not dismissed any evidence.

Thanks for clear explanation.

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New post 15 Aug 2017, 20:41
Hello Verbal Experts,

I feel answer for this one is B.

But not sure why A is wrong? Can anyone please explain this one?

Thanks.

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New post 15 Aug 2017, 20:43
Hello Verbal Experts,

I feel answer for this one is B.

But not sure why A is wrong? Can anyone please explain this one?

Thanks.

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