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Anger in response to insults is unreasonable, for insults are merely assertions that someone has undesirable characteristics. If such an assertion is false, the insulted party ought to pity the ignorance prompting the insult. If it is true, the insulted party should be grateful for such useful information.

Which one of the following, if assumed, enables the argument’s conclusion to be properly drawn?


(A) Actions prompted by ignorance do not warrant hostile reactions.

(B) Anger is an unreasonable response to useful information.

(C) Anger is an unreasonable response to any action that should prompt pity or gratitude.

(D) Gratitude and pity are reasonable responses to some forms of hostile or insensitive behavior.

(E) Pity is the only reasonable reaction to people with undesirable characteristics.

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+1 for C.

Conclusion :
Anger in response to insults is unreasonable, since insult provokes the insulted party to feel either pity or gratefulness.

(C) Anger is an unreasonable response to any action that should prompt pity or gratitude. --> Correct, negate the statement and see how it affects the aforementioned conclusion.

Hence, C.
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Anger in response to insults is unreasonable, for insults are merely assertions that someone has undesirable characteristics. If such an assertion is false, the insulted party ought to pity the ignorance prompting the insult. If it is true, the insulted party should be grateful for such useful information.

Which one of the following, if assumed, enables the argument’s conclusion to be properly drawn?


(A) Actions prompted by ignorance do not warrant hostile reactions.

(B) Anger is an unreasonable response to the useful information.

(C) Anger is an unreasonable response to any action that should prompt pity or gratitude.

(D) Gratitude and pity are reasonable responses to some forms of hostile or insensitive behavior.

(E) Pity is the only reasonable reaction to people with undesirable characteristics.


I really got confused by OA , To me, Answer C seem like the definition of anger that "Anger is an unreasonable response to any action that should prompt pity or gratitude."

If Anger is an unreasonable response to pity then Anger in response to an Insult is not unreasonable


it would be better if option C were like "Anger I to any action that should prompt pity or gratitudes an unreasonable response"
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Can anyone explain why B is incorrect?
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PriyankaPalit7, this is a sufficient assumption question, not a necessary assumption question. Necessary assumption questions are the ones you will see on the GMAT; the sufficient assumptions are seen only on the LSAT. They are more like evaluate questions in the sense that you cannot negate to get the answer
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