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# How to use Denial here? 12.The upcoming presidential

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12.The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department. Ganelon presently has strong political and military ties to the United States. However, the Socialist party is widely expected to win the election, leading to fears that Ganelon will soon break away from the pro-American bloc and adopt a nonaligned or openly anti-American stance.

Which of the following is an assumption made in the passage above?

(A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government.
(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa.
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations.
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces.
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon.

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09 Apr 2009, 10:46
I think the answer is A

B - Irrelevant
C - Nothing is mentioned about other African nations
D - Doesn't talk about alliance with other anti-american forces
E - It says that it is widely expected the upcoming elections, not will win
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09 Apr 2009, 22:00
Interesting..I go with C. OA pls?

nitya34 wrote:
How to use Denial here?

12.The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department. Ganelon presently has strong political and military ties to the United States. However, the Socialist party is widely expected to win the election, leading to fears that Ganelon will soon break away from the pro-American bloc and adopt a nonaligned or openly anti-American stance.

Which of the following is an assumption made in the passage above?

(A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government. >> Good contender....but I feel the conclusion doesnt stress much on the comparison of socialist vs non-socialist..so I keep it in contenders list
(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa.
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations. >> This looks like a more valid assumption because the US gov has 'fears' that Ganelon will soon 'break away'..which means that they assume that if Ganelon breaks away everyone else who is pro-US will turn anti-US
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces.
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon.[/color]
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10 Apr 2009, 07:37
I choose D.
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10 Apr 2009, 21:42
nitya34 wrote:
How to use Denial here?

12.The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department. Ganelon presently has strong political and military ties to the United States. However, the Socialist party is widely expected to win the election, leading to fears that Ganelon will soon break away from the pro-American bloc and adopt a nonaligned or openly anti-American stance.

Which of the following is an assumption made in the passage above?

(A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government.
(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa.
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations.
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces.
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon.[/color]

The answer is A. Using the denial test we can say " A Socialist party government in Ganelon is NOT more likely (i.e. less likely) to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government".
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12 Apr 2009, 17:54
nitya34 wrote:
How to use Denial here?

12.The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department. Ganelon presently has strong political and military ties to the United States. However, the Socialist party is widely expected to win the election, leading to fears that Ganelon will soon break away from the pro-American bloc and adopt a nonaligned or openly anti-American stance.

Which of the following is an assumption made in the passage above?

(A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government. -[color=#0000FF]:)

(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa.-OOO
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations.- Not an assumption
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces.- tempting but remember it says only about party leader
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon.[/color]
- OOO

Would go with A.
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13 Apr 2009, 22:09
I think its A
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14 Apr 2009, 10:25
I think it's D.

OA plz?
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14 Apr 2009, 17:14
Conclusion is the first line of the argument "The upcoming presidential election in the West African republic of Ganelon is of grave concern to the U.S. State Department.".

Now, if I apply denial test to the five options, only A and E remain. However, E uses strong word "will win". Hence, A should be the answer.
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15 Apr 2009, 09:49
A for me
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15 Apr 2009, 10:19
Is the denial test needed here ?

A) A Socialist party government in Ganelon is more likely to oppose the United States than is a non-Socialist party government.

(B) The people of the United States recognize their nation’s interest in the political stability of West Africa.
OOS
(C) A weakening of U.S. political ties with Ganelon could have serious consequences for U.S. relations with other African nations.
OOS
(D) The Socialist party leaders in Ganelon believe that their nation’s interests would best be served by an alliance with anti-American forces.
(E) The Socialist party will win the upcoming election in Ganelon.
What if they win .. has no correlation to the conclusion

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28 Oct 2009, 07:44
I go for A. What if other parties have the more tendency to oppose the US?
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28 Oct 2009, 09:36
One more A.
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