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Britain is now rabies free. Nevertheless, Britain’s strict quarantine

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Britain is now rabies free. Nevertheless, Britain’s strict quarantine of imported domesticated animals, designed to prevent widespread outbreaks of rabies there, cannot succeed indefinitely in preventing such outbreaks. Bats, which are very susceptible to rabies, fly into Britain from continental Europe. Since wild bats cannot be quarantined, this policy cannot control rabies spread by wild bats.

Which one of the following is an argumentative strategy employed in the argument?

(A) trying to undermine support for a certain policy by pointing out that factors other than the policy itself could account for the results attributed to that policy

(B) raising a possible objection to a certain policy in order to show that the objection is in fact irrelevant to the particular situation the policy was designed to address

(C) providing evidence that because the officials charged with enforcing a certain policy often fail to perform their duty that policy is sure to have little effect

(D) showing that because a certain policy is not universally adopted that policy cannot accomplish what it was designed to do

(E) arguing that a certain policy is bound to fail because an event that is likely to defeat the aim of the policy falls outside the policy’s influence

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Britain is now rabies free. Nevertheless, Britain’s strict quarantine of imported domesticated animals, designed to prevent widespread outbreaks of rabies there, cannot succeed indefinitely in preventing such outbreaks. Bats, which are very susceptible to rabies, fly into Britain from continental Europe. Since wild bats cannot be quarantined, this policy cannot control rabies spread by wild bats.


Stimulus :
Premise = Britain wants to prevent widespread outbreaks of rabies.
Premise = Bats, which are very susceptible to rabies, fly into Britain.
Fact = Wild bats that fly in Britain cannot be quarantined.
Conclusion = Policy that is supposed to prevent rabies is likely to fail.

(E) arguing that a certain policy is bound to fail because an event that is likely to defeat the aim of the policy falls outside the policy’s influence --> Correct, matches our pre-thinking

Hence, E.
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Meaning: Author says that Britain is now rabies free. However, a policy followed by Britain to prevent outbreak of rabies cannot be successful indefinitely because there exists a factor that cannot be controlled by the policy or people implementing the policy.

Meaning of the question: In simple words, the questions asks us the structure of the passage.

Answer: E
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A question that is only easy because of the answers provided but if one would pick between A and E then E is just a much stronger contender simply because the author states the policy 'cannot succeed' (rather than 'unlikely to succeed' which might then make A the better candidate)
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Britain is now rabies free. Nevertheless, Britain’s strict quarantine of imported domesticated animals, designed to prevent widespread outbreaks of rabies there, cannot succeed indefinitely in preventing such outbreaks. Bats, which are very susceptible to rabies, fly into Britain from continental Europe. Since wild bats cannot be quarantined, this policy cannot control rabies spread by wild bats.

Which one of the following is an argumentative strategy employed in the argument?

(A) trying to undermine support for a certain policy by pointing out that factors other than the policy itself could account for the results attributed to that policy

(B) raising a possible objection to a certain policy in order to show that the objection is in fact irrelevant to the particular situation the policy was designed to address

(C) providing evidence that because the officials charged with enforcing a certain policy often fail to perform their duty that policy is sure to have little effect

(D) showing that because a certain policy is not universally adopted that policy cannot accomplish what it was designed to do

(E) arguing that a certain policy is bound to fail because an event that is likely to defeat the aim of the policy falls outside the policy’s influence



(A) trying to undermine support for a certain policy by pointing out that factors other than the policy itself could account for the results attributed to that policy
"Bats entering into Britain" is considered a factor other than the policy itself. Seems logical. Can not be eliminated outrightly.

(B) raising a possible objection to a certain policy in order to show that the objection is in fact irrelevant to the particular situation the policy was designed to address
Policy was designed to stop rabies from spreading by quarantining animals entering Britain. Bats cannot be quarantined and lead to spread of rabies. This objection is certainly relevant to the particular situation (stop rabies from spreading) the policy was designed to address. Incorrect

(C) providing evidence that because the officials charged with enforcing a certain policy often fail to perform their duty that policy is sure to have little effect
"the officials charged with enforcing a certain policy often fail to perform their duty" is not mentioned. Incorrect

(D) showing that because a certain policy is not universally adopted that policy cannot accomplish what it was designed to do
Argument is concerned with rabies in Britain and has no concern with policy's universal adoption. Incorrect

(E) arguing that a certain policy is bound to fail because an event that is likely to defeat the aim of the policy falls outside the policy’s influence[/quote]
An event "Bats, which are very susceptible to rabies, fly into Britain from continental Europe. Since wild bats cannot be quarantined, this policy cannot control rabies spread by wild bats." is likely to defeat the aim of the policy and falls outside the policy's influence since bats can not be quarantined. Correct.

E seems more logical than A since it is an event outside policy's influence defeating the aim of the policy rather than a factor influencing it's result. A can be eliminated.


IMO E
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