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# Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park

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21 Dec 2005, 14:46
christoph wrote:

you are right ! i dont agree is the source reliable ? or is it the 1000-cr-document ?

Its from a paper test. You can look at more discussion on this at:
http://www.gmatclub.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=13365
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25 Jul 2007, 01:00
I think (E) is most reliable.

Environmetalist clearly "disagree" with the idea that Spokeperson is claiming.

In Environmetalist's thought, there cannot be any financial benefits local residents could enjoy because no skiers would visit the park due to noisy and pollute making snowmobiling.

Thus, the effect that the spokeperson presents will not benefit anyone.
(His or her analysis might be misled. Otherwise a liar.)

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13 Mar 2010, 13:13
B

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06 Dec 2010, 09:34
E.

the business person puts forth an argument that financial reasons should be enough to keep snow mobile and hence put up with pollution. Snow mobiling attracts lots of people from outside of the town and hence benefits it financially.
The environmentalist denies this by saying that the benefit the business person is proclaiming is lost because now skiiing people do not come to the town. Hence the financial benefit associated with snow mobile is lost

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06 Dec 2010, 10:21
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Environmentalist:

The use of snowmobiles in the vast park north of Milville creates unacceptable levels of air pollution and should be banned.

Snowmobiling brings many out-of-towners to Milville in winter months, to the great financial benefit of many local residents. So, economics dictate that we put up with the pollution.

Environmentalist:I disagree: A great many cross-country skiers are now kept from visiting Milville by the noise and pollution that snowmobiles generate.

Environmentalist responds to the business spokesperson by doing which of the following?

A. Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome can derive from only one set of circumstances

B. Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome

C. Maintaining that the benefit that the spokesperson desires could be achieved in greater degree by a different means

D. Claiming that the spokesperson is deliberately misrepresenting the environmentalistÂ

B for me.

Environmentalist:I disagree: A great many cross-country skiers are now kept from visiting Milville by the noise and pollution that snowmobiles generate.

The environmentalists are basically saying that they do not agree that economics should dictate having the snowmobiles (challenging the assumption) and because of this cross-country skiers are now kept from visiting Milville. (the financial benefits are outweighed because country skiers are not visiting)

B. Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome
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06 Dec 2010, 12:57
I will go with B

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07 Dec 2010, 04:46
my option is A

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18 Jan 2011, 06:03
I picked B.
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18 Jan 2011, 06:03
How do we find out which the right answer is?
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08 Dec 2011, 06:53
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08 Dec 2011, 07:53
Well saying . Although my vote is going to ward Option E.
"Denying that an effect that the spokesperson presents as having benefited a certain group of people actually benefited those people".

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09 Dec 2011, 04:12
Env--- the thing is causing too much polution.
person --- But its generating money
Env -- no its keeping many people to visit, hence decreasing money

+1 for B "Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome"

because env. is challenging the spoke person saying that its keeping away the cross country tourists(source to money) and pointing out the negative impact- the pollution.

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10 Dec 2011, 02:24
easy B in 01:25
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10 Dec 2011, 08:40
I went with A. Can somebody explain why it's not A?

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11 Dec 2011, 17:10
I was between A, B and C. lol
No real explanation as of yet.

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11 Dec 2011, 17:47
I too voted for A

But can anyone please explain how they got B? because i see many people marking B

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29 Feb 2012, 00:16
IMO B,

However not 100% sure as i am confused between B & C.
Can someone help explain??

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10 Dec 2012, 12:27
duttsit wrote:
Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park north of Milville creates unacceptable levels of air pollution and should be banned.

Milville business spokesperson: Snowmobiling brings many out-of-towners to Milville in winter months, to the great financial benefit of many local residents. So, economics dictate that we put up with the pollution.

Environmentalist: I disagree: A great many cross-country skiers are now kept from visiting Milville by the noise and pollution that snowmobiles generate.

Environmentalist responds to the business spokesperson by doing which of the following?

A) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome can derive from only one set of circumstances.
B) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome.
C) Maintaining that the benefit that the spokesperson desires could be achieved in greater degree by a different means.
D) Claiming that the spokesperson is deliberately misrepresenting the environmentalist’s position in order to be better able to attack it.
E) Denying that an effect that the spokesperson presents as having benefited a certain group of people actually benefited those people.

I was confused between E and B,,,and fell in to the trap of E,,,

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11 Dec 2012, 02:18
IMO B...very nice question...

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IMO B,

However not 100% sure as i am confused between B & C.
Can someone help explain??

Hi everyone! I'm new to this forum, first of all thanks for all the great material you guys post! Regarding this question, I answered B, here's my explanation:

Quote:
Environmentalist: The use of snowmobiles in the vast park north of Milville creates unacceptable levels of air pollution and should be banned.

Milville business spokesperson: Snowmobiling brings many out-of-towners to Milville in winter months, to the great financial benefit of many local residents. So, economics dictate that we put up with the pollution.

Environmentalist: I disagree: A great many cross-country skiers are now kept from visiting Milville by the noise and pollution that snowmobiles generate.

Environmentalist responds to the business spokesperson by doing which of the following?

...
(B) Challenging an assumption that certain desirable outcome is outweighed by negative aspects associated with producing that outcome
...

The thing I believe is confusing is what desirable outcome and negative aspect the answer is referring to.

Milville business spokesperson: Snowmobiling brings many out-of-towners to Milville in winter months, to the great financial benefit of many local residents. So, economics dictate that we put up with the pollution. -- Assumption: If we ban snowmobiling, the positive effects on pollution (desirable outcome) will be outweighed by the reduction in economic benefits (negative aspect associated with producing that outcome), as less tourists will come.

Therefore, the environmentalist challenge this assumption.

Other explanations mentioned instead as desirable outcome the tourists, and as negative aspect pollution, which I believe it is not what the answer refers to.

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