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# Emperor: The enemy empire across the sea has harassed us for

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Emperor: The enemy empire across the sea has harassed us for centuries. I want to conquer it and stop it once and for all. What advice can you give me?
Admiral: If you cross the sea, a mighty empire will fall.
Emperor: In that case, prepare the troops. We set sail tonight.

Of the following, the strongest criticism of the Emperorâ€™s decision to invade would be that it

(A) is certain to lead to the emperorâ€™s defeat
(B) is based on opinion rather than objective facts about troop strength
(D) fails to consider fully the possible meanings of the Admiralâ€™s advice
(E) is a futile strategy for solving the problem at hand
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09 Jan 2006, 09:55
B. I believe it's understood which empire he's talking about.
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09 Jan 2006, 10:51
D: I believe the might empire can be either his or the enemy's.
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09 Jan 2006, 11:09
willget800 wrote:
D: I believe the might empire can be either his or the enemy's.

agree with D
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09 Jan 2006, 11:24
D. Because the emperor hasnt considered the possibility that the "might empire" referred to is his own. Possibly if he leaves his empire, there are others who would attack, and the troops being away would mean certain defeat or capture of his own kingdom.

What is the OA?
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09 Jan 2006, 12:44
Between B and D, I choose D
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09 Jan 2006, 13:35
E?

It is the "harassment" that is the problem. His strategy to invade the empire. Invading the empire may not be the way of solving the harassment problem. So it is futile.
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09 Jan 2006, 13:47
D. Because the emperor hasnt considered the possibility that the "might empire" referred to is his own. Possibly if he leaves his empire, there are others who would attack, and the troops being away would mean certain defeat or capture of his own kingdom.

What is the OA?

This is exactly my reasoning to pick D as well.
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09 Jan 2006, 13:56
I can see D being the answer because B says something about troop strength, which may be "out of scope," as Kaplan would say.
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09 Jan 2006, 15:24
I will go with D.

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09 Jan 2006, 16:46
D here, this is ambiguous in meaning.
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09 Jan 2006, 19:57
Clear D.
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09 Jan 2006, 20:09
I would go with D..Explanation

[b]A:is certain to lead to the emperorâ€™s defeat [/b] : Well depends , with taking the sea , the emperor might win also...So not a valid one

[b]B) is based on opinion rather than objective facts about troop strength[/b]
If this war is to be won , there is some strategy involved like crossing the sea, troops role is dicey or kind of out of the scope

[b](D) fails to consider fully the possible meanings of the Admiralâ€™s advice[/b]
Best of the rest as Emperor is considering the Admirals advice, but may be not considering it fully.

[b](E) is a futile strategy for solving the problem at hand[/b]
I dont how to refute this option, but it just doesnt seem right
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09 Jan 2006, 21:37
Yeah, 'D' is the OA
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09 Jan 2006, 22:44
Got D as well with the question, which empire?
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09 Jan 2006, 22:46
D. The admiral states that a mighty empire will fall. He doesn't expliciltly state which is the mighty empire ( the one attacking or the one across the sea ).
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14 Jan 2006, 08:25
Late, but D. It could have been either Empire.
14 Jan 2006, 08:25
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