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I noticed B has been ruled out mostly for "all poor countries" [...] I hope this makes sense.
A. Incorrect because nothing is said about the ease of either issue. B. Read above. C. Extreme statement, unjustified by parallel extremes in the passage. D. No mention of "altering fundamental beliefs" in the passage.
E. I found this really tricky to accept, though I would have chosen it simply because I eliminated the other choices. The logic behind this statement lies in the fact that any effect that propaganda has on reducing YOUTH violence, is PROBABLY not due to restoring lack of faith in leadership (Since many youth groups are unconcerned with this), but possibly (and though the statement doesn't provide an alternate reason) because such propaganda provides glimpses of a positive future for such youth.
I thought the same way...E is not really convincing as "youth" cannot really be linked to "faith in leadership", but as you can rule out all other options this one is the best.
This one goes on my wierd list. Some of these cr questions are just warped. How does e meet the "must be true" test? For e to be the answer the "certain groups" that commit violence must be present in such numbers as to contribute to youth violence in general that one can make a statement as in e- the reduction in youth violence is probably not due to restoration of faith.. Else how can one conclusively rule out that the restoration of faith does not have an impact on reduction of violence to a sufficient degree. This is a must be true type question. The GMAT is just biased against causality. Never assume causality until we tell you expressly. That seems to be some kind of embedded principle. But how can one take e to have met the must be true standard? I am pretty sure others will chime in after this. No it is e- other options are poor use poe etc. But on it's face I can't see how e can meet the must be true standard, which is supposed to be the test for an inference type question.
Confused between A and E. B and C have all and any so they are ruled out. Propaganda does not alter people's fundamental beliefs, it just creates the illusion that govt is okay. So down to A and E. What next?
(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence. - incorrect (B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis. - Incorrect -- too generic (C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries.- Incorrect - extreme word (D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs. - not really - incorrect (E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership - Correct - not used extreme words
To solve this type of questions (Must be true questions), you have to read carefully the passage. The passage mentions that the problem in young people is not their faith in the leaders but their faith in the future.
"Life’s battle doesn’t always go to stronger or faster men; but sooner or later the man who wins is the one who thinks he can."
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An economic or political crisis in a poor country can lead to a lack of faith in the country's leaders, which is often followed by violent behavior, dissent, and even revolt among specific segments of the population. In many cases, propaganda is immediately issued from media outlets that quells such reactions by downplaying the extent of the recent crisis, thereby helping to restore belief in the efficacy of the government. However, the habitual violence exhibited by certain groups of disaffected youths in such countries generally has nothing to do with a lack of faith in their leaders, but rather is the consequence of an endemic boredom and lack of any vision of a positive future for themselves.
Which of the following statements follows most logically from the statements in the passage above?
(A) It is easier to quell periodic revolts in poor countries than it is to solve the habitual problem of youth violence. we are not told how easy/difficult it is to solve habitual problem of youth violence. (Out of scope) (B) In all poor countries, propaganda alone cannot entirely diffuse dissent stemming from an economic or political crisis. may or may not be so (C) Economic and political crises do not lead to any instances of youth violence in poor countries. can't be sure of this (D) The effect that propaganda has in putting down revolts in poor countries is primarily related to its ability to alter people's fundamental beliefs. we are told propaganda is able to downplay the extent of the crisis. nothing said about its ability to alter fundamental beliefs. (out of scope) (E) To the extent that propaganda may help to decrease youth violence in a poor country, it is probably not the result of restoring the youths' faith in their country's leadership. Agree! Propaganda is a means to an end. It is not an end (i.e. not the result of restoring youths' faith)
Very tricky question. We want an answer that agrees with the passage.
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Re: Economic and political crisis
08 Sep 2011, 15:31