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# At one time, European and Japanese companies tried to

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4. At one time, European and Japanese companies tried to imitate their American rivals. Today, American appliance manufacturers import European scientists to lead their research staffs; American automakers design cars that mimic the styling of German, Italian, and French imports; and American electronics firms boast in their advertising of “Japanese-style” devotion to quality and reliability. In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.
Each of the following statements, if true, would help to support the claim above EXCEPT:
(A) An American camera company claims in its promotional literature to produce cameras “as fine as the best Swiss imports.”
(B) An American maker of stereo components designs its products to resemble those of a popular Japanese firm.
(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.
(D) An American maker of televisions studies German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques.
(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as “Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.”

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05 Nov 2010, 01:58
Is it E?

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05 Nov 2010, 04:42
I pick E. What's the OA?

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05 Nov 2010, 06:54
yes it is E. I do not understand the subtlety though

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05 Nov 2010, 13:51
If you correctly notice other than C all other are actually copying styles and prints of the countries, but C is copying the name ONLY. Thus it makes C the correct answer.

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07 Nov 2010, 04:14
sap wrote:
yes it is E. I do not understand the subtlety though

Answer is E, beacuse in all the other options american product is being imitated as other country product.Whereas in E ,it is directly telling the product is real european by French and italian chefs(it is not an imitation).
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07 Nov 2010, 09:33
amma4u wrote:
If you correctly notice other than C all other are actually copying styles and prints of the countries, but C is copying the name ONLY. Thus it makes C the correct answer.

A good approach I feel. But I am inclined to E bcoz in C the company is capitalizing on the perception of its consumers, it thinks to be true that Jap firms are superior
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08 Nov 2010, 23:18
I chose E. The conclusion from the paragraph is " In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige."

While all the options from A to D talk about the technology products, option E talks about frozen food and hence it is outside the scope of the conclusion.

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