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As part of continuing efforts to control illegal immigration, the US government should institute a system of internal passports similar to those in European nations. Drivers’ licenses currently serve a kind of internal-passport function, but this system is severely limited because all states do not require the same documentation before issuing photo ID. Illegal workers can get a driver’s license in one state with lax regulations and use it as identification in another state with stricter regulations but better-paying jobs. Internal passports will keep illegal workers from slipping through the cracks by standardizing forms of photo ID.

Which of the following is most similar to the passage above in logical structure?

A. National standardized college entrance exams replace exams written independently by test administration services affiliated with groups of universities.
B. A national association of doctors approves standards for diagnosis and treatment of childhood development disorders, and these standards are used in private clinics across the country.
C. Resale values of used cars are discussed, standardized, and published in an industry manual also available to independent buyers and sellers.
D. The distance between rails of train tracks is standardized across the country, allowing trains built by any manufacturer to travel along any rail line.
E. Employment applications and hiring processes for a national restaurant chain are standardized in order to ensure uniform quality among employees.

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IMO D. correction in primise will effect the conclusion. ...

is this correct? what is the OA?

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I think it's E.

The scenario in the question raises uniform standards and eliminate those certain states with weak standards.

E raise the uniform standards of all stores and eliminate those stores with weak standards.

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As part of continuing efforts to control illegal immigration, the US government should institute a system of internal passports similar to those in European nations. Drivers’ licenses currently serve a kind of internal-passport function, but this system is severely limited because all states do not require the same documentation before issuing photo ID. Illegal workers can get a driver’s license in one state with lax regulations and use it as identification in another state with stricter regulations but better-paying jobs. Internal passports will keep illegal workers from slipping through the cracks by standardizing forms of photo ID.

Which of the following is most similar to the passage above in logical structure?

A. National standardized college entrance exams replace exams written independently by test administration services affiliated with groups of universities.
B. A national association of doctors approves standards for diagnosis and treatment of childhood development disorders, and these standards are used in private clinics across the country.
C. Resale values of used cars are discussed, standardized, and published in an industry manual also available to independent buyers and sellers.
D. The distance between rails of train tracks is standardized across the country, allowing trains built by any manufacturer to travel along any rail line.
E. Employment applications and hiring processes for a national restaurant chain are standardized in order to ensure uniform quality among employees.

I am not fully satisfied with the QA and the explanation given , hence the post. Please explain your choices while answering.

Thanks.


IMO D.

In the argument its given that there are different documentation required in different state..So an illegal immigrant can make a driving license in a state with lax norms and can use it anywhere as an ID. So the recommendation is to standardize the forms of photo ID so that each state requires the same kind of docs.

Now if we have a look at option D it states that "The distance between rails of train tracks is standardized across the country, allowing trains built by any manufacturer to travel along any rail line". Thus showing a similar structure bcoz if the system has been standardize then it doesn't matters whosoever builds the train it can travel along any rail line..in any part of country.

I hope i am clear , if anyone has any suggestions kindly put your posts

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I'm with (E)
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I'm with (E)


Bidisha I suppose the argument is talking about the standardization process and not about the quality, and if we have a look at option E, it talks about the uniform quality

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I will also go with E. In the argument, standardization is for a purpose. Only option E reflects this.

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Whew! No one picked A.

different states- different policies - one state easy to get L another difficult

Different U's - Different tests- on might be easy one might be difficult.

Structure same right?

What is the OA & OE?

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why Option B is incorrect ? :idea:

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I was confused b/w A and E. But E speaks of uniform quality. In A, standardizing entrance exam is being talked of which is same as the standardizing passport sytem in argument. So it shld be A
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As part of continuing efforts to control illegal immigration, the US government should institute a system of internal passports similar to those in European nations. Drivers’ licenses currently serve a kind of internal-passport function, but this system is severely limited because all states do not require the same documentation before issuing photo ID. Illegal workers can get a driver’s license in one state with lax regulations and use it as identification in another state with stricter regulations but better-paying jobs. Internal passports will keep illegal workers from slipping through the cracks by standardizing forms of photo ID.

Which of the following is most similar to the passage above in logical structure?

A. National standardized college entrance exams replace exams written independently by test administration services affiliated with groups of universities.
B. A national association of doctors approves standards for diagnosis and treatment of childhood development disorders, and these standards are used in private clinics across the country.
C. Resale values of used cars are discussed, standardized, and published in an industry manual also available to independent buyers and sellers.
D. The distance between rails of train tracks is standardized across the country, allowing trains built by any manufacturer to travel along any rail line.
E. Employment applications and hiring processes for a national restaurant chain are standardized in order to ensure uniform quality among employees.

I am not fully satisfied with the QA and the explanation given , hence the post. Please explain your choices while answering.

Thanks.

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Between A / E.
Whats the difference between A and E ?

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gameCode wrote:
As part of continuing efforts to control illegal immigration, the US government should institute a system of internal passports similar to those in European nations. Drivers’ licenses currently serve a kind of internal-passport function, but this system is severely limited because all states do not require the same documentation before issuing photo ID. Illegal workers can get a driver’s license in one state with lax regulations and use it as identification in another state with stricter regulations but better-paying jobs. Internal passports will keep illegal workers from slipping through the cracks by standardizing forms of photo ID.

Which of the following is most similar to the passage above in logical structure?

A. National standardized college entrance exams replace exams written independently by test administration services affiliated with groups of universities.
B. A national association of doctors approves standards for diagnosis and treatment of childhood development disorders, and these standards are used in private clinics across the country.
C. Resale values of used cars are discussed, standardized, and published in an industry manual also available to independent buyers and sellers.
D. The distance between rails of train tracks is standardized across the country, allowing trains built by any manufacturer to travel along any rail line.
E. Employment applications and hiring processes for a national restaurant chain are standardized in order to ensure uniform quality among employees.



This question doesn't make sense to me. First, the wording, highlighted above, is dodgy; the sentence as written means 'every state requires different documentation', and surely it ought to say 'not all states require the same documentation', meaning some have different requirements than others. Secondly, the stem is an argument, so its 'logical structure' is completely different from any of the answer choices, which are simply descriptions of various situations. Surely it should read something more like (giving this very little thought), 'standardizing passports most closely parallels which of the following standardization schemes?' Still not a great question, but I'd have to choose A: if exams aren't standardized, then someone with a good score on an easy exam in one state could then be accepted to a college in a different state and be accepted because he or she was held to a lower standard - the same situation as applies to the illegal workers who benefit from lower standards in one state to get a job in another.
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why not B?whats the OA
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Whew! No one picked A.

different states- different policies - one state easy to get L another difficult

Different U's - Different tests- on might be easy one might be difficult.

Structure same right?

What is the OA & OE?


picked A for the above mentioned reasoning.
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Whew! No one picked A.

different states- different policies - one state easy to get L another difficult

Different U's - Different tests- on might be easy one might be difficult.

Structure same right?

What is the OA & OE?


picked A for the above mentioned reasoning.


I would go with "B". The argument talks about establishing uniform standards. What is the OA?

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IMO D...OA pls

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IMO E.

I was confused between A and E . But E does not mention specifically that the restaurant had different process of hiring in different branches before the standard was put in place - so I ruled out E .

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have to go with "A", D&E are the same.

"A" is the only one that has the same structure as the passage "the requirement has to be accord so no one can take advantage in any way."

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As part of continuing efforts to control illegal immigration, the US government should institute a system of internal passports similar to those in European nations. Drivers’ licenses currently serve a kind of internal-passport function, but this system is severely limited because all states do not require the same documentation before issuing photo ID. Illegal workers can get a driver’s license in one state with lax regulations and use it as identification in another state with stricter regulations but better-paying jobs. Internal passports will keep illegal workers from slipping through the cracks by standardizing forms of photo ID.

Which of the following is most similar to the passage above in logical structure?


A National standardized college entrance exams replace exams written independently by test administration services affiliated with groups of universities.
B A national association of doctors approves standards for diagnosis and treatment of childhood development disorders, and these standards are used in private clinics across the country.
C Resale values of used cars are discussed, standardized, and published in an industry manual also available to independent buyers and sellers.
D The distance between rails of train tracks is standardized across the country, allowing trains built by any manufacturer to travel along any rail line.
E Employment applications and hiring processes for a national restaurant chain are standardized in order to ensure uniform quality among employees.


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Let me try to explain this one.

The main passage implies that internal passports should be issued in order to restricts illegal immigrants. i.e. to make some sort of standardization for every immigrant. Now, lets try to correlate answer options.
A) Standardize the entrance examination for entrance exams.
B) Here as well standardization but does NOT make other hospitals to follow that stringently(as per the statement). This sentence has got some ambiguity.
C) Standardization of resale value for cars. But, it is not mandated also, there is no problem which they are trying to resolve.
D) Talks about standardization of lines. But, here there is no problem which they are trying to resolve.
E) Talks about standardizing for only one organization. There is nothing general here.

Hence, I picked A. Hope my reasoning is fair enough to get to the proper answer. Please comment if you have anything else to add to this.
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