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Country G and Country H have been engaged in a cold war for almost 40 years. Common knowledge and public opinions expressed through the media show that Country H has malevolent and hostile intentions towards Country G. Country H is a major manufacturer of military equipment and weapons. Even at the risk of suffering a few casualties, Country G should attack Country H now, or it is to suffer an attack by Country H later, resulting in the death of many civilians.

The argument is flawed primarily because the author

A) is in favor of one side of the argument, instead of maintaining an objective position
B) offers an inaccurate analogy to explain the circumstances facing both countries
C) creates a false dilemma by presenting fewer paths of action than there are available
D) assumes the existence of military or political tension between Country G and Country H
E) does not provide evidence to prove Country H's production of weapons and military surplus

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27 Jul 2016, 16:07
C) creates a false dilemma by presenting fewer paths of action than there are available

Classic dilemma answer choice, the argument assumes only two options are available to resolve the situation. However, there can be more, such as peace dialogue, some agreement etc
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C) creates a false dilemma by presenting fewer paths of action than there are available

Classic dilemma answer choice, the argument assumes only two options are available to resolve the situation. However, there can be more, such as peace dialogue, some agreement etc

Hi isn't this option providing alternatives wheres alternate plans or paths are wrong answer choices for flaw question types. Please suggest
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18 Sep 2016, 08:24
adityag27 wrote:
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C) creates a false dilemma by presenting fewer paths of action than there are available

Classic dilemma answer choice, the argument assumes only two options are available to resolve the situation. However, there can be more, such as peace dialogue, some agreement etc

Hi isn't this option providing alternatives wheres alternate plans or paths are wrong answer choices for flaw question types. Please suggest

I don't think there is any such concept for flaw like questions. Its clearly mentioned that the argument doesn't take into account the other possible methods to resolve the situation. So, that is the flaw in the argument.
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18 Sep 2016, 08:40
Its written in the Manhattan cr book, this is the reason i am confused with this question

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Its written in the Manhattan cr book, this is the reason i am confused with this question

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I believe you have mixed two concepts . I would suggest revisit the same and get it cleared.
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Can anyone please explain why A cannot be the answer, since it can be said that argument is in favor of one side i.e. country G.
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25 Oct 2016, 07:33
Why it isn't D? D states actually that country H has a better military equipment than country G. I couldn't choose between C and D..
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Why it isn't D? D states actually that country H has a better military equipment than country G. I couldn't choose between C and D..

D is not the correct answer because we are already given that "Country G and Country H have been engaged in a cold war for almost 40 years.". This implies there was some kind of political tensions between the two. Hence, D is not an assumption but a fact.
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Can anyone please explain why A cannot be the answer, since it can be said that argument is in favor of one side i.e. country G.

Being in favor of one side does not make an argument flawed. The question asks to state why being on that particular side is flawed. Option A does not answer this why.
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Hi...can please some one explain me that why option B cnt be the answer?

b) offers an inaccurate analogy to explain the circumstances facing both countries

Isnt the author flawed by assuming that the weapons manufacture by country H can be for self defense, and that the country is not planning for any war?
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Hi...can please some one explain me that why option B cnt be the answer?

b) offers an inaccurate analogy to explain the circumstances facing both countries

Isnt the author flawed by assuming that the weapons manufacture by country H can be for self defense, and that the country is not planning for any war?
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24 Sep 2017, 13:34
the question type is a flaw-question with no negative words. The passage or the argument is like a short reading => to find the right answer, eliminate all options that mentions things not from the passage. => A,B, and E are out.
C is better than D b/c there is no assumption, but a dilemma
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C) creates a false dilemma by presenting fewer paths of action than there are available.
i got confused between A and C ,chosed A by rejecting C since argument mentioned only one path, how we have fewer paths?
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01 Nov 2017, 12:19
abhimahna wrote:
adityag27 wrote:
Mbawarrior01 wrote:
C) creates a false dilemma by presenting fewer paths of action than there are available

Classic dilemma answer choice, the argument assumes only two options are available to resolve the situation. However, there can be more, such as peace dialogue, some agreement etc

Hi isn't this option providing alternatives wheres alternate plans or paths are wrong answer choices for flaw question types. Please suggest

I don't think there is any such concept for flaw like questions. Its clearly mentioned that the argument doesn't take into account the other possible methods to resolve the situation. So, that is the flaw in the argument.

Hi Abhimanha,
The question stem asks to find the flaw in the argument. Option C- creates a false dilemma by presenting fewer paths of action than there are available. Here we dont know that if any other alternatives truly exist. If no such alternative exists, the argument does not fall apart. Also, we dont know the feasibility of the alternatives(likelihood they can be successful). So, while answering option C, we need to assume 2 things- alternatives exist and they are feasible. Please help me to understand where the fault in my argument lies.
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