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Cats used to be characterized as independent animals

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Cats used to be characterized as independent animals who do not need contact with other animals or humans. Dogs, on the other hand, previously were thought of as animals who are devoted to other animals and humans. When experiments on feline and canine behavior are examined, however, what was thought of as unstereotypical behavior proves to be instances of stereotypical behavior of all animals, including humans.

Which one of the following is a flaw in the argument?

(A) The claim that what stereotypical behavior used to be believed to be is not actually relevant.
(B) No evidence is provided to show that animals ever act in stereotyped ways more than unstereotyped ways, or vice versa.
(C) The argument relies on two different uses of the term “stereotypical."
(D) The argument assumes that some stereotyped behavior is unique to all animals.
(E) The argument does not mention specific human behavior.

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Cats used to be characterized as independent animals who do not need contact with other animals or humans. Dogs, on the other hand, previously were thought of as animals who are devoted to other animals and humans. When experiments on feline and canine behavior are examined, however, what was thought of as unstereotypical behavior proves to be instances of stereotypical behavior of all animals, including humans.

Which one of the following is a flaw in the argument?

(A) The claim that what stereotypical behavior used to be believed to be is not actually relevant.
(B) No evidence is provided to show that animals ever act in stereotyped ways more than unstereotyped ways, or vice versa.
(C) The argument relies on two different uses of the term ???stereotypical."
(D) The argument assumes that some stereotyped behavior is unique to all animals.
(E) The argument does not mention specific human behavior
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New post 03 May 2017, 07:17
Can we get an explanation of this from an expert please??
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Explanation required for this question. experts please.
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Cats used to be characterized as independent animals who do not need contact with other animals or humans. Dogs, on the other hand, previously were thought of as animals who are devoted to other animals and humans. When experiments on feline and canine behavior are examined, however, what was thought of as unstereotypical behavior proves to be instances of stereotypical behavior of all animals, including humans.

Which one of the following is a flaw in the argument?

(A) The claim that what stereotypical behavior used to be believed to be is not actually relevant.
(B) No evidence is provided to show that animals ever act in stereotyped ways more than unstereotyped ways, or vice versa.
(C) The argument relies on two different uses of the term “stereotypical."
(D) The argument assumes that some stereotyped behavior is unique to all animals.
(E) The argument does not mention specific human behavior.[/quote]
Assumption is Stereotypical Behavior that doesn't use two different meanings.........So to find out a flaw we have to negate the assumption....

Moreover, Opt D - some stereotyped behavior is unique to all animals. (not mentioned in stimulus)
Opt E - specific human behavior.
Opt A - is not actually relevant.
Opt B - animals ever act in stereotyped ways more than unstereotyped ways, or vice versa.
WRONG wordings in the answer choices

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Hi Experts could please me to understand different Uses of ' Stereotypical'
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Cats used to be characterized as independent animals who do not need contact with other animals or humans. Dogs, on the other hand, previously were thought of as animals who are devoted to other animals and humans. When experiments on feline and canine behavior are examined, however, what was thought of as unstereotypical behavior proves to be instances of stereotypical behavior of all animals, including humans.

Which one of the following is a flaw in the argument?

(A) The claim that what stereotypical behavior used to be believed to be is not actually relevant.
(B) No evidence is provided to show that animals ever act in stereotyped ways more than unstereotyped ways, or vice versa.
(C) The argument relies on two different uses of the term “stereotypical."
(D) The argument assumes that some stereotyped behavior is unique to all animals.
(E) The argument does not mention specific human behavior.
Assumption is Stereotypical Behavior that doesn't use two different meanings.........So to find out a flaw we have to negate the assumption....

Moreover, Opt D - some stereotyped behavior is unique to all animals. (not mentioned in stimulus)
Opt E - specific human behavior.
Opt A - is not actually relevant.
Opt B - animals ever act in stereotyped ways more than unstereotyped ways, or vice versa.
WRONG wordings in the answer choices

Hope you understand


Couldn't get you. Can you explain the two different meanings of Stereotypical mentioned here ?
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Requesting a thorough explanation.
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Please provide an explanation for this question.
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New post 30 Sep 2018, 22:53
Sorry, but this is not a GMAT-like question. It isn't clearly enough written to have a valid answer, so I don't think it's worth investigating in any depth.
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