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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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frozen food is not considered "high tech", also, American foods have never been known for their quality and taste.
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but not for the reason that food is not high tech. but for the reason that making "european style" food is not a prestige, it's merely a marketing gimmick.
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E, but for yet a different reason. In this choice the food is actually made by chefs from France and Italy whereas in the sitmulus the American production of high tech equipment was only made to appear more like that produced in other countries.
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The answer is E because the whole argument talks about the technology not food, please confirm 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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(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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Must be (C)
It does not mention America lost technologically to Japan. It is just that the company named the product similar to a Japanese word.
In E, by involving chefs from Europe, America lost to Europe..

I can understand the stress on technology here. In that case, how can even (C) be wrong???

Please help me !!!


Hi Avinashrao9

I'm glad to help.

ANALYZE THE STIMULUS:

Fact: At one time, European and Japanese companies tried to imitate their American rivals.
Fact: 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.
Conclusion: 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:

ANALYZE EACH ANSWER:

NOTE:this is a comparison question, so objects MUST be parallel, e.g. technology vs technology, person vs person, etc….

(A) An American camera company claims in its promotional literature to produce cameras as fine as the best Swiss imports.
Wrong. American Camera technology losts to Swiss’s

(B) An American maker of stereo components designs its products to resemble those of a popular Japanese firm.
Wrong. American Stereo technology losts to Japan’s.

(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.
Wrong. C supports a conclusion a bit because C indirectly means An American manufacture of video games lost its competitive advantages over Japanese peer. Thus, it has to use a marketing strategy to lure customers.

(D) An American maker of televisions studies German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques.
Wrong. American TV technology losts to German’s.

(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.
Correct. TRICKY. E says an American maker of frozen foods tries to imitate Real European-style entrees prepared by fine European CHEFS. E shifts objects from “American frozen food technology” to “European Chefs”. E just means American FROZEN food technology only losts to European CHEFS (person). E does NOT mean American FROZEN food technology lost to European peer – European FROZEN food technology. Thus, E does not support the claim and is correct. (See the NOTE above)

Between C and E, clearly E is stronger. Hence, E is correct.

Hope it helps.
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Nowhere in the question stem a mention of food items is present so basically option E is out of scope option
Frozen food prepared in America and portrayed as Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs is not actually supporting the claim made by author but rather using their(European counterparts) popularity to sell products in America
So correct choice
option C is incorrect due to the use of phrase ' American electronics firms boast in their advertising of Japanese-style devotion to quality and reliability '. Video games use this principle by using a japanese sounding name and confusing the customer.It is sort of a weak strengthener
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Nowhere in the question stem a mention of food items is present so basically option E is out of scope option
Frozen food prepared in America and portrayed as Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs is not actually supporting the claim made by author but rather using their(European counterparts) popularity to sell products in America
So correct choice
option C is incorrect due to the use of phrase ' American electronics firms boast in their advertising of Japanese-style devotion to quality and reliability '. Video games use this principle by using a japanese sounding name and confusing the customer.It is sort of a weak strengthener


Quote:
(A) An American camera company claims in its promotional literature to produce cameras “as fine as the best Swiss imports.”
Wrong. The company claims openly.
(B) An American maker of stereo components designs its products to resemble those of a popular Japanese firm.
Wrong. Designs its products to resemble.
(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.
Wrong. The company uses a brand name.
(D) An American maker of televisions studies German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques.
Correct. It has studied in order to adopt. But, nothing has been done so far.
(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as “Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.”
Wrong. The company advertises as European.

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(A) An American camera company claims in its promotional literature to produce cameras “as fine as the best Swiss imports.”
Wrong. The company claims openly.
(B) An American maker of stereo components designs its products to resemble those of a popular Japanese firm.
Wrong. Designs its products to resemble.
(C) An American manufacturer of video games uses a brand name chosen because it sounds like a Japanese word.
Wrong. The company uses a brand name.
(D) An American maker of televisions studies German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques.
Correct. It has studied in order to adopt. But, nothing has been done so far.
(E) An American maker of frozen foods advertises its dinners as “Real European-style entrees prepared by fine French and Italian chefs.”
Wrong. The company advertises as European.

Experts:
Please correct me if I am wrong.


Conclusion : In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige.

So, we need those strengthener that supports the above conclusion.

In D, It is clearly stated that they are studying German-made televisions in order to adopt German manufacturing techniques. Hence, possibility is high that they are going to adopt it.

In E, we are talking about food. But the conclusion is about technology. Hence, Irrelevant here. So, correct Answer is E.
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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.

Please explain your answers .................


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apurva1985 wrote:
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.

Please explain your answers .................


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There is not really much conflict in this thread - the majority seems to agree with the OA E. I do so as well because of two reasons already stated in this thread:

1. Frozen food is not a part of high technology industry.
2. at-one-time-european-and-japanese-companies-tried-to-64730.html#p473815
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apurva1985 wrote:
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.

Please explain your answers .................


Option E is NOT about High Technology...where as all others are ...
Hence E..does NOT support the claim that In the world of high technology, America has lost the battle for international prestige...
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