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Goronian lawmaker: Goronia's Cheese Importation Board, the agency res

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Goronian lawmaker: Goronia's Cheese Importation Board, the agency responsible for inspecting all wholesale shipments of cheese entering Goronia from abroad and rejecting shipments that fail to meet specified standards, rejects about one percent of the cheese that it inspects. Since the health consequences and associated costs of not rejecting that one percent would be negligible, whereas the cost of maintaining the agency is not, the agency's cost clearly outweighs the benefits it provides.

Knowing the answer to which of the following would be most useful in evaluating the lawmaker's argument?


A. Are any of the types of cheeses that are imported into Goronia also produced in Goronia?

B. Has the Cheese Importation Board, over the last several years, reduced its operating costs by eliminating inefficiencies within the agency itself?

C. Does the possibility of having merchandise rejected by the Cheese Importation Board deter many cheese exporters from shipping substandard cheese to Goronia?

D. Are there any exporters of cheese to Goronia whose merchandise is never rejected by the Cheese Importation Board?

E. How is the cheese rejected by the Cheese Importation Board disposed of?

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Originally posted by maybeam on 26 Jul 2012, 07:24.
Last edited by Bunuel on 23 Jan 2019, 03:07, edited 1 time in total.
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it wasn't an easy one !

Lawmaker's thought:-
The importation board or the agency has less work and what it typically does? refuse 1% of the total incoming shipment of cheese?why to employ this agency and pay them well where as the import can simply go because 1% is anyway a small figure to look upon.

Evaluation of argument may be for positive or negative aspect and if we look at (C)

we will get to know that whether the agency is refusing only one exporter(brand) or many brands ? because if it is only one brand then we can stop or ban that brand and let the other brands continue and so e would not need this agency to monitor all this import. BUT IF there are many brands who are getting rejected then it means that the agency is doing a good job in scrutinizing the good import .
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maybeam wrote:
Goronian lawmaker: Goronia's Cheese Importation Board, the agency responsible for inspecting all wholesale shipments of cheese entering Goronia from abroad and rejecting shipments that fail to meet specified standards, rejects about one percent of the cheese that it inspects. Since the health consequences and associated costs of not rejecting that one percent would be negligible, whereas the cost of maintaining the agency is not, the agency's cost clearly outweighs the benefits it provides.
Knowing the answer to which of the following would be most useful in evaluating the lawmaker's argument?
A. Are any of the types of cheeses that are imported into Goronia also produced in Goronia?
B. Has the Cheese Importation Board, over the last several years, reduced its operating costs by eliminating inefficiencies within the agency itself?
C. Does the possibility of having merchandise rejected by the Cheese Importation Board deter many cheese exporters from shipping substandard cheese to Goronia?
D. Are there any exporters of cheese to Goronia whose merchandise is never rejected by the Cheese Importation Board?
E. How is the cheese rejected by the Cheese Importation Board disposed of?

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My 2 cents:

Assumption in the argument is: 1% rejection is not enuf to offset the cost to the agency - the "1%" is not helping.... (given the time constraint - i just prephrase this much) - Basis my prephrase, i started looking for, how could i bring in the support statement, which can help evaluate the value of that 1%?

My reasoning against each option:

A. Doesn't help, irrelevant
B. Doesn't help, digresses from the point of "1%" rejection
C. It reinforces the fact that the "1%" rejection rate is helping in detering cheese exporters to export low quality cheese
D. How does it matter? so irrelevant
E. How means of disposal help? so irrelevant

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Clear C ,if the Board is removed because of cost reasons , it is possible that cheese exporters start sending in cheap products , its the fear of the Board's rejection that is keeping the cheese exporters on toes. The board is acting as a watchdog
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maybeam wrote:
Goronian lawmaker: Goronia's Cheese Importation Board, the agency responsible for inspecting all wholesale shipments of cheese entering Goronia from abroad and rejecting shipments that fail to meet specified standards, rejects about one percent of the cheese that it inspects. Since the health consequences and associated costs of not rejecting that one percent would be negligible, whereas the cost of maintaining the agency is not, the agency's cost clearly outweighs the benefits it provides.
Knowing the answer to which of the following would be most useful in evaluating the lawmaker's argument?
A. Are any of the types of cheeses that are imported into Goronia also produced in Goronia?
B. Has the Cheese Importation Board, over the last several years, reduced its operating costs by eliminating inefficiencies within the agency itself?
C. Does the possibility of having merchandise rejected by the Cheese Importation Board deter many cheese exporters from shipping substandard cheese to Goronia?
D. Are there any exporters of cheese to Goronia whose merchandise is never rejected by the Cheese Importation Board?
E. How is the cheese rejected by the Cheese Importation Board disposed of?

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THE CONTRAST IS is that - only 1 % of cheese is rejected as against Maintaining a HUGE ORGANISATION......

but dont forget, if you remove the IMPORTATION BOARD.......instead of 1 % rejection and 99 % good cheese you get--------you may/will get 100% bad cheese.....
SO NOW YOU DECIDE-----IMPORTATION BOARD or 100 % BAD CHEESE. Hence Ans " C".......

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Re: Goronian lawmaker: Goronia's Cheese Importation Board, the agency res  [#permalink]

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crimes are less in number does not mean we do not require security.
It can mean that security is doing its best job and that is the reason why crimes are less in number.
i.e., inspection matters to the exporters and discourages them to ship less quality cheese.
This possibility can be helpful in evalulating our doubt leading us to option C directly. :wink:
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Does the possibility of having merchandise rejected by the Cheese Importation Board deter many cheese exporters from shipping substandard cheese to Goronia?


Goronian lawmaker: Goronia's Cheese Importation Board, the agency responsible for inspecting all wholesale shipments of cheese entering Goronia from abroad and rejecting shipments that fail to meet specified standards, rejects about one percent of the cheese that it inspects. Since the health consequences and associated costs of not rejecting that one percent would be negligible, whereas the cost of maintaining the agency is not, the agency's cost clearly outweighs the benefits it provides.

Knowing the answer to which of the following would be most useful in evaluating the lawmaker's argument?

A. Are any of the types of cheeses that are imported into Goronia also produced in Goronia?.........does it matter? imports are decided based on exising demand and quantity for any product. Out of scope as it does not explain why agency needs to be/not to be maintained?

B. Has the Cheese Importation Board, over the last several years, reduced its operating costs by eliminating inefficiencies within the agency itself? ............Even it reduced its costs, what if the cost is nevertheless high to bother and also this does not help us evaluate whether it is needed or not.

C. Does the possibility of having merchandise rejected by the Cheese Importation Board deter many cheese exporters from shipping substandard cheese to Goronia? This options stands out as per our reasoning above.

D. Are there any exporters of cheese to Goronia whose merchandise is never rejected by the Cheese Importation Board?............this may provide us the list of trustable exporters but does that guarantee the consequences of there is no agency? :no This cant help us.

E. How is the cheese rejected by the Cheese Importation Board disposed of?........this is not our concern at all :roll: OFS
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