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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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01 Mar 2010, 12:44
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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.”

Except C, rest of the options say that american products are compared to some other countries products as a bench mark or uses the other countries people etc for producing the same in america.

C - just talks about a bran name and changing a brand name doesnt change the quality of a product.

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01 Mar 2010, 13:40
(A) An American camera company claims in its promotional literature to produce cameras “as fine as the best Swiss imports.”
>> This statement shows the american camera company has produced a camera which can compete with the best swiss imports.
(B) An American maker of stereo components designs its products to resemble those of a popular Japanese firm.
>> Imitates the designs
(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.
>> Imitates the brand name
(D) An American maker of televisions studies German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques.
>> Imitates manufacturing techniques
(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as “Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.”
>> uses french and italian chefs to imitate their food.

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01 Mar 2010, 14:05
IMO E

E is the only option where nothing is imitated but just a comparison is made
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01 Mar 2010, 14:25
I would have to go with C. C says that the word "sounds" japanese. it doesn't say that it is a japanese word.

A,B, and D all seem to give an impression that America is following behind other countries or producing products that are "comparable" to their international counterparts instead of leading.

E tells that the American food is prepared by international chefs as opposed to American chefs preparing American food.

A,B,D, and E all seem to support the conclusion. Whats the OA?
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In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.

The above last line in the stem says "In the world of high technology" and all the options except (E) talks about teachnology based products. Only option E presents a product which is not technology based. That is the only distinguishing factor I could find in doing my elimination.

I would pick (E) as my answer based on the above anaylsis and I might be wrong in my analysis and hence need expert opionion.

Would be curious to know if others have any other opinion in selecting option (E).

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02 Mar 2010, 22:43
Would go with E since the Claim talks about High Tech and E is the only option which talks about the food and fine dining which is more of culture thing rather than anything related to High Tech.

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02 Mar 2010, 23:20
Go for E as comment related to food no where comes into the passage

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03 Mar 2010, 09:26
High technology seems to be a key word....Food is not equal to high technology

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01 Nov 2011, 11:56
seekmba wrote:
In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.

The above last line in the stem says "In the world of high technology" and all the options except (E) talks about teachnology based products. Only option E presents a product which is not technology based. That is the only distinguishing factor I could find in doing my elimination.

I would pick (E) as my answer based on the above anaylsis and I might be wrong in my analysis and hence need expert opionion.

Would be curious to know if others have any other opinion in selecting option (E).

I would go for E too, but in addition to technological factor.
America doesn't lose its prestige when it advertises European foodies made by European people. But, in case of C, America's lack of confidence or its poorer status in the market that has caused it to imitate a Japanese word.
Sorry, I tried to put that reasonably understandable, but not sure if I conveyed it properly.

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02 Nov 2011, 08:12
E

A, B and D- mimic styling
E- uses French and Italian chefs to make European style entrees.
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02 Nov 2011, 09:47
IMO E.
Conclusion is-high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.
Options A,B,C,D support the conclusion except E.

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02 Nov 2011, 10:09
I too think its E....cuisine has got nothing to do with technology....
dont think its C.....naming a product that sounds japanese seems to be a marketing trick so that the consumer feels that s/he is buying a better product because the fact(or rumour) that japanese technology is better is widely accepted......

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27 Nov 2011, 10:26
E is the Correct answer. Only this option says frozen food is mimic with other food of japan or french............
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27 Nov 2011, 11:59
I go with E, but whats the OA?
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27 Nov 2011, 12:04
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(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as “Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.”

This answer open the thought that the products (food) of US were made by foreign people, rather than American who adopt technology, innovation from others countries as 4 choices remain say.
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An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as “Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.”

first reason is that, it's not about high technology and another reason is that, is says american food maker offers real european food made by europeans, it's not immitation...
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26 Dec 2011, 12:25
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