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Which of the following best completes the passage below?

At large amusement parks, live shows are used very deliberately to influence crowd movements. Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper. Behind this surface divergence in immediate purpose there is the unified underlying goal of______


(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible


Please help in understanding option (D) and (E) . Thanks in advance

Originally posted by sacmanitin on 16 Jan 2010, 14:46.
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Hey All,

Looks like you're on the right track with this, but I thought I'd weigh in to go through all the answer choices. Basically, the key is not to let your own understanding of amusement parks get in the way of what the passage focuses on.

Premises: Live shows used to influence crowd movements. First for lunch, then for supper.

A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd
Problem: Even though this makes total sense, it's never mentioned in the passage. We don't discuss lines.

(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park
Problem: Who would do that? Again, we never discuss money.

(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park
Problem: We never discuss traffic.

(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants
Problem: This is the trap answer, because at least it involves restaurants. But the live shows are not created to bring people to the theme park IN ORDER to eat at the restaurants. As we were told, the live shows are used to affect crowd movements.

(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible
Answer: Now we're on track. The goal is to keep the RIGHT NUMBER of people at the restaurants at certain times.

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The question informs us that shows are planned in a way as to "relieve" pressure during lunch times and to encourage people to stay for supper at night.

Option D tends to tell us that the park wants people to come and eat at the restaurant, but that is not the problem since people are eating there as explained by the question that lunch time is full.

Options E on the other hand explains the logic quite well whereby the park wants the restaurants to be fully utilized by planning the shows in a way that people will end up eating at the restaurants.
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(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd - sensible but outside information.
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park - outside information
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park - outside information
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants - close , But supports only one part ( the evening part ..... kind of contrasting with the lunch part )
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible CORRECT - the strategy described is likely to distribute the restaurant heading crowed evenly with the intention to have an even customer flow to the eateries throughout the day so that those eating joints can be utilized optimally.
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Are below two different purposes at the amusement park?
1. For lunch, huge crowd is expected at cafeteria. So let us conduct live shows
at the same time, so people will watch shows and come back to restaurants later.
2. For supper, fewer people come to restaurants. So conduct shows BEFORE the supper,
so that people stay back to first watch shows and then go to restaurants.

Why is the revenue from restaurants / live shows irrelevant to the argument here?
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Are below two different purposes at the amusement park?
1. For lunch, huge crowd is expected at cafeteria. So let us conduct live shows
at the same time, so people will watch shows and come back to restaurants later.
2. For supper, fewer people come to restaurants. So conduct shows BEFORE the supper,
so that people stay back to first watch shows and then go to restaurants.

Why is the revenue from restaurants / live shows irrelevant to the argument here?


Hi adkikani ...... I think revenue (from the restaurant) is the one of the main point.
My take : So.... suppose say there are sitting capacity of 500 at the restaurant and at noon the park is expecting 3000 people to have lunch . So if most of the people go to restaurant .... the revenue will not be maximum ( overcrowding - will definitely prompt people (at least me) to look for alternative options) . But if through some strategy the restaurant visits can be spaced ..... such as ... starting from 11AM every 1/2 hr around 400-500 ppl , there would be maximun traffic to restaurant at lunch - thus max revenue.

Now , people generally try to leave around evening ..... but if there are exiting live shows I would stay back .... and ofcourse it will be late .... And I might deciede to have food there at the park instead of making them at home or hunting for them outside ....... I might be sounding too much of a fooodie...... but that's how my mind works !!!! :-D .. Can't help it ..... really !!
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(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd - no mention about lines
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park - out of scope
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park - outside information
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants - does not support lunch time
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible CORRECT - the paragraph talks about relieving and optimizing load on the restaurant
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