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# An unbiased observer of everyday encounters in Western

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An unbiased observer of everyday encounters in Western societies would surely not find many instances of unkindness by people under 65 toward people over 65. There are undoubtedly incidents of unkindness based on age, and these warrant reproof. However, the very fact that such reproof occurs and is generally accepted implies that our Western societies basically respect the elderly. The same conclusion can be drawn from a recent survey finding: 71 percent of the under 65 population agreed with the statement that â€œpeople over 65 receive too little respect from societyâ€
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01 Mar 2005, 23:05
(E).
CHoices (B) to (D) are too narrow, they only focus on the second argument (the survey).
(A) is out as there is no information in the stimulus that supports it.

(E) is the best choice. It summarises both the arguments the author made in the stimulus.
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01 Mar 2005, 23:40
[quote="nocilis"]An unbiased observer of everyday encounters in Western societies would surely not find many instances of unkindness by people under 65 toward people over 65. There are undoubtedly incidents of unkindness based on age, and these warrant reproof. However, the very fact that such reproof occurs and is generally accepted implies that our Western societies basically respect the elderly. The same conclusion can be drawn from a recent survey finding: 71 percent of the under 65 population agreed with the statement that â€œpeople over 65 receive too little respect from societyâ€
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02 Mar 2005, 00:49
I am getting it as E.

The reasons are the following parts of the stem.

(1)"would surely not find many instances of unkindness "
(2)"However, the very fact that such reproof occurs "

(reproof - censure/criticism)
Obviously (1) & (2) lead to E.

Awaiting OA.

[quote="nocilis"]An unbiased observer of everyday encounters in Western societies would surely not find many instances of unkindness by people under 65 toward people over 65. There are undoubtedly incidents of unkindness based on age, and these warrant reproof. However, the very fact that such reproof occurs and is generally accepted implies that our Western societies basically respect the elderly. The same conclusion can be drawn from a recent survey finding: 71 percent of the under 65 population agreed with the statement that â€œpeople over 65 receive too little respect from societyâ€
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02 Mar 2005, 10:00
(A) people under 65 are just as kind to people over 65 as they are to people of their own age group
It's not mentioned.

(B) survey data suggest that fewer people over 65 than under 65 get too little respect
The survey provides no such data.

(C) disrespect for the elderly does not go so far as to result in actual harm
It's not mentioned.

(D) survey data suggest that people over 65 are more aware of incidents involving disrespect to the elderly than are people under 65

(E) incidents of unkindness to the elderly are neither common nor generally accepted in Western societies
Should be the only correct answer.
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02 Mar 2005, 14:26
Why?
[quote="nocilis"]71 percent of the under 65 population agreed with the statement that â€œpeople over 65 receive too little respect from societyâ€
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02 Mar 2005, 14:40
[quote="HongHu"]Why?
[quote="nocilis"]71 percent of the under 65 population agreed with the statement that â€œpeople over 65 receive too little respect from societyâ€
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02 Mar 2005, 15:29
D says older people are more aware of disrespect events. The survey says less older people feel the disrespect. Are these two contradicting each other?
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02 Mar 2005, 15:52
OA is E. You guys are brilliant !
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02 Mar 2005, 16:16
HongHu wrote:
D says older people are more aware of disrespect events. The survey says less older people feel the disrespect. Are these two contradicting each other?

what was I thinking....totally wrong....thx for pointing out my flaw.
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02 Mar 2005, 20:02
D for me.

great explanation Honghu
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03 Mar 2005, 08:51
Apparently not so great that would convince you to switch from D to E?
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21 Dec 2008, 01:27
nocilis wrote:
An unbiased observer of everyday encounters in Western societies would surely not find many instances of unkindness by people under 65 toward people over 65. There are undoubtedly incidents of unkindness based on age, and these warrant reproof. However, the very fact that such reproof occurs and is generally accepted implies that our Western societies basically respect the elderly. The same conclusion can be drawn from a recent survey finding: 71 percent of the under 65 population agreed with the statement that â€œpeople over 65 receive too little respect from societyâ€

Where are choices?
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21 Dec 2008, 02:08
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We can safely avoid the percentages as they have to be provided along with the base values in the CR questions to be eligible for analysis.

Only C and E remains.

C is vague. E declared winner.
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I am getting it as E.

The reasons are the following parts of the stem.

(1)"would surely not find many instances of unkindness "
(2)"However, the very fact that such reproof occurs "

(reproof - censure/criticism)
Obviously (1) & (2) lead to E.

Awaiting OA.

nocilis wrote:
An unbiased observer of everyday encounters in Western societies would surely not find many instances of unkindness by people under 65 toward people over 65. There are undoubtedly incidents of unkindness based on age, and these warrant reproof. However, the very fact that such reproof occurs and is generally accepted implies that our Western societies basically respect the elderly. The same conclusion can be drawn from a recent survey finding: 71 percent of the under 65 population agreed with the statement that â€œpeople over 65 receive too little respect from societyâ€

meticulous and cool analysis.
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21 Dec 2008, 12:45
K. Whats going on with these old Q's? Why I am seeing only the Q and not the answer choices??
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01 Jan 2009, 03:17
Question in breakage in b/w

I think its D
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