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Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.

In the hunter's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?

(A) It is the main conclusion of the argument.
(B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.
(C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.
(D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
(E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes
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Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.
In the hunter's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?
(A) It is the main conclusion of the argument.
(B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.
(C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.
(D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
(E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes

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Answer is E: Author's total argument is against this the judgement of many people that hunters alone are responsible for deer population decline
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Premise: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years.
ConclusionYet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline.

Premise :In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.

Once you divide , you can see , ans :B

In the hunter's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?
(A) It is the main conclusion of the argument. - no
(B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain. -yes
(C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct. -no
(D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument. - no
(E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes - no
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I think the answer to this question should be E. Here's my line of reasoning

Premise: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years.
Premise :In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.

Conclusion: Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline.

(A) It is the main conclusion of the argument.

No, the conclusion is that bears have also played an important role in this decline

(B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.
No, The argument seeks to explain why black bears have played an important role for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population

(C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.

The author concludes that this is not correct.

(D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
This premise does not support the main conlusion.

(E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes -
Correct. The author concludes that the black bear has played an important role,so people should not blame only hunters.
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IMO B: I dont think argument opposes the first premises. .OA???
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IMO B: I dont think argument opposes the first premises. .OA???


Yes it does, look at this way: the common belief is that hunters are responsible for deer population decline which is first bolded statement. The whole argument is against this to prove/conclude Black Bear play a great role and the hunters are not solely responsible
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E it is.. nicely explained in above posts..
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it is fairly simple e . whats the confusion with B ?
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Apply the strategy in MGMAT CR:
- Conclusion: Black bears have also played an important role in this decline
- Premise for: In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.
- Premise against: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years.

This argument has a common structure of many CR problems: Some people claim/say that... Then an opposite idea appears to refute the initial opinion. Pay attention to the transitive word "YET" to spot the change in the argument.
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Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.
In the hunter's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?

(A) It is the main conclusion of the argument.
No. Not the main conclusion.
(B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.
it's no where mentioned as a "finding" ( finding is applicable if something is found out of a research, survey etc..)
(C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.
the argument concludes is right opposite to the bold faced sentence,rather it is just "blame" which the hunters think that people blame them ...
(D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
it's not at all supporting the main conclusion.Also, it's not an evidence.
(E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes
correct. As "it "(boldface) is a matter which is introduced by the hunters .It states that people blame them for the decline in Deer population.Also, the hunter is concluding a different reason for that.
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Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest's deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest's protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.
In the hunter's argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?
(A) It is the main conclusion of the argument.
(B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain. No
(C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.
(D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
(E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes



Conclusion starts with Yet which indicate opposition / contradiction to the previous premise i.e. bold faced
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Regarding the correct answer E

The author doesn't completely oppose the bold face statement in his conclusion - "Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline".

Does someone care to explain?

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Hi, , it was a good question, but I don't really think that the difficulty level was correctly assigned here --> 600-700 Level in my opinion.
Bold Face questions are appear usually in level 600-700 and above.
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Hi Experts,
I have a couple of Qs for this argument:
a. Clarification in identifying main conclusion.
b. Is second part of (B) ie argument seeks to explain is correct?

Presenting my understanding:

Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock
National Forest???s deer population over the past ten years.

Here, hunter is the author of argument and the BF is belief of people.

Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline.

Is this main conclusion since till now we were discussing people's belief but now, we are reading hunter's view?

In the past ten years, the forest???s protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.

This is an evidence to support earlier statement by hunter.

If I interpret correctly, yet clearly ??? is hunter???s opinion and hence becomes main conclusion in spite of first BF 1 i.e what people believe in ???.. Between third party (people) and author (hunter) author???s view is treated as main conclusion. What if no comments are made by author? Should one consider third party belief / claim as main conclusion?
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I have a couple of Qs for this argument:
a. Clarification in identifying main conclusion.
b. Is second part of (B) ie argument seeks to explain is correct?

Presenting my understanding:

Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock
National Forest???s deer population over the past ten years.

Here, hunter is the author of argument and the BF is belief of people.

Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline.

Is this main conclusion since till now we were discussing people's belief but now, we are reading hunter's view?

In the past ten years, the forest???s protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.

This is an evidence to support earlier statement by hunter.

If I interpret correctly, yet clearly ??? is hunter???s opinion and hence becomes main conclusion in spite of first BF 1 i.e what people believe in ???.. Between third party (people) and author (hunter) author???s view is treated as main conclusion. What if no comments are made by author? Should one consider third party belief / claim as main conclusion?

Yes, the main conclusion is that "black bears have also played an important role in [the decline in GNF's deer population]". The use of the word "also" implies that the author agrees that hunters have played a role in the decline. However, unlike "many people", the author does not blame hunters alone.

This conclusion a bit tricky to see because it follows a contrasting statement. If the first sentence were removed, the author could have said, "In addition to hunters, black bears have also played an important role in the decline in GNF's deer population," and the conclusion would be the same. The first sentence simply states the belief of many people, a belief that the author's argument opposes. The last sentence provides evidence to support the author's conclusion. Thus, choice E is correct.
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(B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.

As for choice B, the author only presents the belief in the first sentence and does seek to explain it.
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