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Disclosed Exam #31 - The Chanterelle and the Douglass Fir

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I got this one wrong and and not convinced on the OA. Looking for input.

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01 Jan 2010, 12:26
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01 Jan 2010, 22:17
I would go with D as well. If the wild mushrooms are harvested, it stimulates the growth of other mushrooms. The increase in growth of the mushrooms indicates there are more mushrooms available to provide the Douglas furs with the necessary sugars, therefore increasing the fur population.

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02 Jan 2010, 06:59
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I got this one wrong and and not convinced on the OA. Looking for input.

can u post the OA plz!!!
its E acc to me!!!i might be flying off the tangent here but want to verify with the answer!!!
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i think E strengthens the conclusion rather than casting doubts on it..... although i may be wrong
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02 Jan 2010, 19:03
OA is D. I chose E too. This one confuses me.

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03 Jan 2010, 02:26
Thanks perserverance for the explanation ...

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03 Jan 2010, 03:37
IMO E

Conclusion - harvesting the chanterelles growing beneath the tree seriously endangers the tree

We have to find an answer that clearly states that the chanterelles will not endanger the tree.

A - irrelevant
B - irrelevant
C - irrelevant
D - irrelevant as we are concerned with the affect on trees
E - CORRECT. If the tree's seedlings are dependent on the filaments for their survival, then this seriously casts a doubt on the endanger philosophy.

OA is wrong according to me. In fact, a lot of OAs on the paper test are wrong.

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03 Jan 2010, 11:34
D is concerned with the affect on the trees because it provides the necessary sugars the fur needs.

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IMO E

Conclusion - harvesting the chanterelles growing beneath the tree seriously endangers the tree

We have to find an answer that clearly states that the chanterelles will not endanger the tree.

A - irrelevant
B - irrelevant
C - irrelevant
D - irrelevant as we are concerned with the affect on trees
E - CORRECT. If the tree's seedlings are dependent on the filaments for their survival, then this seriously casts a doubt on the endanger philosophy.

OA is wrong according to me. In fact, a lot of OAs on the paper test are wrong.

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hi i think where u may be going wrong is that it is the harvesting of chanterelles not the chanterelles in the chanterelles will not endanger the tree.
now harvesting means cutting and if the tree's seedlings are dependent on the filaments for their survival, then harvesting is not good for trees growth... in a way it is not casting doubt on conclusion but strengthening it...
D says that harvesting would result in increase in the growth of chanterelles, resulting in turn in tree growth ....
it doubts the conclusion...
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+ 1 for chetan2u.... nice explanation
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30 Apr 2011, 02:34
D is clear and simple here donkeys dont become horses
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01 Sep 2011, 12:19
D

I would know if this is a 700 level. thanks
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08 Sep 2011, 14:34

conclusion: harvesting chanterelles growing beneath douglass fir will seriously endanger the tree
We want to pinpoint the option that will weaken the conclusion.

A - irrelevant
B - irrelevant
C - irrelevant
E - strengthens the conclusion
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I got this one wrong and and not convinced on the OA. Looking for input.

Hi Shane,

Even I went for Option E but was later convinced with option D

I guess the real catch here is the word "harvesting"which means cutting,cleaning ,hauling etc .
So the conclusion says harvesting (removal) of mushrooms under the tree puts tree in danger.

Now if you opt for Elimination Strategy
A.Irrelevant
B.Irelavant
C.Irrelavant
E: Strengthen the conclusion

Eliminating other 4 leaves us with D as correct option.

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04 May 2015, 03:14
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I would know if this is a 700 level. thanks

Is it? Seemed pretty easy to me, but sometimes some questions seem easier than others...

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26 Jul 2015, 03:21
A-irrelevant
B-out of scope
C-out of scope
E-Strengthen the conclusion

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12 Feb 2016, 19:28
shanewyatt wrote:
I got this one wrong and and not convinced on the OA. Looking for input.

straight D. we need to support the idea that harvesting is good.
D provides a valid reason. if we harvest C - then this will stimulate the growth of the mushrooms.

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