It is currently 22 Jun 2017, 07:19

Close

GMAT Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel

Events & Promotions

Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

During the 1980s the homicide rate in Britain rose by 50

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  
Author Message
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 796
Location: Singapore
During the 1980s the homicide rate in Britain rose by 50 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Oct 2005, 17:22
00:00
A
B
C
D
E

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

0% (00:00) correct 0% (00:00) wrong based on 0 sessions

HideShow timer Statistics

During the 1980s the homicide rate in Britain rose by 50 percent. The weapon used usually was a knife. Potentially lethal knives are sold openly and legally in many shops. Most homicide deaths occur as a result of unpremeditated assaults within the family. Even if these are increasing, they would probably not result in deaths if it were not for the prevalence of such knives. Thus the blame lies with the permissiveness of the government that allows such lethal weapons to be sold.

Which one of the following is the strongest criticism of the argument above?

(A) There are other means besides knives, such as guns or poison, that can be used to accomplish homicide by a person who intends to cause the death of another.
(B) It is impossible to know how many unpremeditated assaults occur within the family, since many are not reported to the authorities.
(C) Knives are used in other homicides besides those that result from unpremeditated assaults within the family.
(D) The argument assumes without justification that the knives used to commit homicide are generally purchased as part of a deliberate plan to commit murder or to inflict grievous harm on a family member.
(E) If the potentially lethal knives referred to are ordinary household knives, such knives were common before the rise in the homicide rate; but if they are weaponry, such knives are not generally available in households
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 21 Aug 2005
Posts: 790
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 11 Oct 2005, 19:31
E is the best counter to the argument.
If these knives have always beein in use, the recent spike in homicide rate cannot be solely attributed to these knives.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2005
Posts: 1112
Location: CA
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Oct 2005, 10:43
E is best criticism.
A is close but it narrows scope to the intended killings (non unpremeditated assaults)
Current Student
avatar
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3357
Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Oct 2005, 10:48
E as well
Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 28 Jun 2005
Posts: 65
Location: New York, NY
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Oct 2005, 10:51
E for me too
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 11 May 2004
Posts: 454
Location: New York
Re: CR - Homicide in Britain [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 12 Oct 2005, 12:00
Between E and A, I choose E.

E shows us that there must be another reason for the increase because the knives were used before the increase in the rate.

rahulraao wrote:
During the 1980s the homicide rate in Britain rose by 50 percent. The weapon used usually was a knife. Potentially lethal knives are sold openly and legally in many shops. Most homicide deaths occur as a result of unpremeditated assaults within the family. Even if these are increasing, they would probably not result in deaths if it were not for the prevalence of such knives. Thus the blame lies with the permissiveness of the government that allows such lethal weapons to be sold.

Which one of the following is the strongest criticism of the argument above?

(A) There are other means besides knives, such as guns or poison, that can be used to accomplish homicide by a person who intends to cause the death of another.
(B) It is impossible to know how many unpremeditated assaults occur within the family, since many are not reported to the authorities.
(C) Knives are used in other homicides besides those that result from unpremeditated assaults within the family.
(D) The argument assumes without justification that the knives used to commit homicide are generally purchased as part of a deliberate plan to commit murder or to inflict grievous harm on a family member.
(E) If the potentially lethal knives referred to are ordinary household knives, such knives were common before the rise in the homicide rate; but if they are weaponry, such knives are not generally available in households
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 796
Location: Singapore
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 13 Oct 2005, 20:43
duttsit wrote:
E is best criticism.
A is close but it narrows scope to the intended killings (non unpremeditated assaults)


Good one! I was stuck between A and E and was not sure why I shoudl choose E over A!

OA is E!
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

Manager
Manager
avatar
Joined: 17 Aug 2005
Posts: 165
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2005, 05:51
Rahulraao, could you please post the OE if there is one?
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 15 Aug 2005
Posts: 796
Location: Singapore
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2005, 05:56
Im afraid I dont have an OE for this one. This is from CR-1000
_________________

Cheers, Rahul.

Intern
Intern
avatar
Joined: 29 Sep 2005
Posts: 37
Re: CR - Homicide in Britain [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2005, 06:51
Argument: Homicide from lethal knives are up, therefore, if lethal knives weren't readily available, then homicide would decrease.

Assumption: Homicides are only commited with knives.

Flaw: There are other ways to kill someone.

A is correct here.
Director
Director
avatar
Joined: 10 Oct 2005
Posts: 526
Location: US
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2005, 09:43
jstalin although your logic is not wrong...it is a scoping issue.
The argument has been scoped with premised that knife is used in most of homocide cases. We should not override this assumption.
VP
VP
avatar
Joined: 22 Aug 2005
Posts: 1112
Location: CA
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2005, 09:58
rahulraao wrote:
Im afraid I dont have an OE for this one. This is from CR-1000


Rahulraao, can you please point me where can I get CR-1000 doc. I got SC-1000 from this site but couldnt get link to CR-1000. TIA.
Senior Manager
Senior Manager
avatar
Joined: 26 Jul 2005
Posts: 313
Location: Los Angeles
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2005, 10:17
I need the CR1000 doc too.
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 16 Oct 2003
Posts: 1801
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2005, 10:17
E. Yes
SVP
SVP
User avatar
Joined: 28 May 2005
Posts: 1707
Location: Dhaka
 [#permalink]

Show Tags

New post 14 Oct 2005, 15:54
I got E as well.
_________________

hey ya......

  [#permalink] 14 Oct 2005, 15:54
    Similar topics Author Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
violent crime rates gmatprep09 4 30 Oct 2009, 06:46
Last year the rate of inflation was 1.2%, but during the GODSPEED 3 03 Oct 2008, 07:43
In the 1980s the rate of increase of the minority population Nihit 8 15 Sep 2008, 10:42
Souce: Another GMAT Forum During the 1980s the homicide rate humtum0 5 11 Aug 2008, 00:47
Inflation rose by 5.1% over the 2nd quarter, up from 4.1% araspai 0 08 Apr 2016, 04:45
Display posts from previous: Sort by

During the 1980s the homicide rate in Britain rose by 50

  new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics  


cron

GMAT Club MBA Forum Home| About| Terms and Conditions| GMAT Club Rules| Contact| Sitemap

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO

Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.