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In a recent press conference, the government promised the citizens of Town Y that the new national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites neighboring Town Y, including Site Z. However, the new highway will pass within a mile of Site Z, which is situated at the center of an area rich in archaeological sites yet to be completely discovered.

Which of the following inferences is best supported by the statements made above?


(A) The government has broken its promise to the citizens of Town Y.

(B) The citizens of Town Y are worried that the noise the new highway will generate might discourage tourists from visiting Site Z.

(C) Unless the national highway plan is changed, undiscovered archaeological sites will possibly be damaged during the highway's construction.

(D) Now that the government has shown its commitment to preserving archaeological heritage sites, there is no longer a threat to Site Z or to whatever undiscovered archaeological sites there are in its vicinity.

(E) It is not that important if the area around Site Z is damaged by the highway since interest in archaeology is decreasing and the site would not receive many visitors anyway.

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In a recent press conference, the government promised the citizens of Town Y that the new national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites neighboring Town Y, including Site Z. However, the new highway will pass within a mile of Site Z, which is situated at the center of an area rich in archaeological sites yet to be completely discovered.

Which of the following inferences is best supported by the statements made above?


(A) The government has broken its promise to the citizens of Town Y.
This is not true. their promise is no construction will pass through existing archaeological sites

(B) The citizens of Town Y are worried that the noise the new highway will generate might discourage tourists from visiting Site Z.
This concern can not be inferred from the information presented

(C) Unless the national highway plan is changed, undiscovered archaeological sites will possibly be damaged during the highway's construction.
Because site Z is at the center there can be some undiscovered sites at a mile distance from Z, which can be damaged due to the construction of the new highway

(D) Now that the government has shown its commitment to preserving archaeological heritage sites, there is no longer a threat to Site Z or to whatever undiscovered archaeological sites there are in its vicinity.
government have not disclosed any plans to preserve undiscovered sites

(E) It is not that important if the area around Site Z is damaged by the highway since interest in archaeology is decreasing and the site would not receive many visitors anyway.
This is can not be inferred from the information presented
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Promise: New national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites neighboring Town Y, including Site Z.

Site Z- Situated at the center of an area rich in archaeological sites yet to be completely discovered.

Inference:

(A) The government has broken its promise to the citizens of Town Y. - Incorrect -
Promise was that the new highway will not pass through existing archaeological sites. But sites at Z are yet to be discovered. So promise wasn't broken..

(B) The citizens of Town Y are worried that the noise the new highway will generate might discourage tourists from visiting Site Z. - Incorrect -
Whether the citizens are worried or not cannot be inferred from the argument.

(C) Unless the national highway plan is changed, undiscovered archaeological sites will possibly be damaged during the highway's construction. - Correct -
Since the highway passes within one mile of the site Z , which is a situated at the center of the archaeological site yet to be discovered, surrounding sites (extending outward from Z and interfering with highway) MAY get damaged due to construction activities.

(D) Now that the government has shown its commitment to preserving archaeological heritage sites, there is no longer a threat to Site Z or to whatever undiscovered archaeological sites there are in its vicinity.- Incorrect - -
Absence of threat cannot be deduce from the argument.

(E) It is not that important if the area around Site Z is damaged by the highway since interest in archaeology is decreasing and the site would not receive many visitors anyway. - Incorrect - -
Whether the site will receive visitors or not isn't stated.
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IMO C.
In a recent press conference, the government promised the citizens of Town Y that the new national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites neighboring Town Y, including Site Z. However, the new highway will pass within a mile of Site Z, which is situated at the center of an area rich in archaeological sites yet to be completely discovered.

Which of the following inferences is best supported by the statements made above?


(A) The government has broken its promise to the citizens of Town Y.
Technically, the government did not break any promise as the government's promise was that new national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites neighbouring Town Y, including Site Z.

(B) The citizens of Town Y are worried that the noise the new highway will generate might discourage tourists from visiting Site Z.
Nothing is specified to support this inference.

(C) Unless the national highway plan is changed, undiscovered archaeological sites will possibly be damaged during the highway's construction.
Correct.
Look at the choice of word "possibly". This word makes this option not too strong, and we are always on the lookout of such words in an inference question.


(D) Now that the government has shown its commitment to preserving archaeological heritage sites, there is no longer a threat to Site Z or to whatever undiscovered archaeological sites there are in its vicinity.
The first statement of this choice is new information. But even if that is true, it cannot be inferred just on the basis of govt. commitment that there is no danger to the undiscovered sites.

(E) It is not that important if the area around Site Z is damaged by the highway since interest in archaeology is decreasing and the site would not receive many visitors anyway.
This may be true, but it cannot be said that "it is not important if the area around site z is damaged" because of the reasons stated in this choice. Maybe there are other reasons to protect the site? This one looks like a weak choice compared to C.
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IMO , C

In a recent press conference, the government promised the citizens of Town Y that the new national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites neighboring Town Y, including Site Z. However, the new highway will pass within a mile of Site Z, which is situated at the center of an area rich in archaeological sites yet to be completely discovered.

Which of the following inferences is best supported by the statements made above?


(A) The government has broken its promise to the citizens of Town Y.

--the government promised that the new national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites . So promise not broken .

(B) The citizens of Town Y are worried that the noise the new highway will generate might discourage tourists from visiting Site Z.
-- Not spoken in psg .. out

(C) Unless the national highway plan is changed, undiscovered archaeological sites will possibly be damaged during the highway's construction.
-- could be my ans .. best among all .

(D) Now that the government has shown its commitment to preserving archaeological heritage sites, there is no longer a threat to Site Z or to whatever undiscovered archaeological sites there are in its vicinity.

-- not spoken in psg .. out

(E) It is not that important if the area around Site Z is damaged by the highway since interest in archaeology is decreasing and the site would not receive many visitors anyway.

-- -- not spoken in psg .. out
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IMO C

A. Wrong. Govt kept its promise. The highway is not passing through SITE Z
B. Wrong. New information, no mention of noise
C. Correct. Correctly captures both the statements of the argument. Since the highway is passing from the nearby area, there is still some danger to the heritage
D. Wrong. This is only relevant to the first statement of the argument where Govt promised to build highway away from SITE Z but does not capture the point that highway actually built nearby of Site Z
E. Wrong. Irrelevant
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We need to find what is must true after the conclusion since it is an inference.
Ans A rightly gives a must true scenario, even they presently gov is not damaging, later they are damaging the archeological site.

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In a recent press conference, the government promised the citizens of Town Y that the new national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites neighboring Town Y, including Site Z. However, the new highway will pass within a mile of Site Z, which is situated at the center of an area rich in archaeological sites yet to be completely discovered.

Which of the following inferences is best supported by the statements made above?
(A) The government has broken its promise to the citizens of Town Y.
(B) The citizens of Town Y are worried that the noise the new highway will generate might discourage tourists from visiting Site Z.
(C) Unless the national highway plan is changed, undiscovered archaeological sites will possibly be damaged during the highway's construction.
(D) Now that the government has shown its commitment to preserving archaeological heritage sites, there is no longer a threat to Site Z or to whatever undiscovered archaeological sites there are in its vicinity.
(E) It is not that important if the area around Site Z is damaged by the highway since interest in archaeology is decreasing and the site would not receive many visitors anyway.


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=roads wont go through existing sites
=roads will go through undiscovered sites

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ans (C) if the plan is not changed POSSIBLY undiscovered will be damaged.
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Judging by the "however" from the statement indicates that there is a possibility to affect the site.

Correct answer is C
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In a recent press conference, the government promised the citizens of Town Y that the new national highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites neighboring Town Y, including Site Z. However, the new highway will pass within a mile of Site Z, which is situated at the center of an area rich in archaeological sites yet to be completely discovered.

Which of the following inferences is best supported by the statements made above?



(A) The government has broken its promise to the citizens of Town Y.

Incorrect.

This is an Inference question, so the argument is comprised of premises only, on which basis you are asked to draw a conclusion:

    Premise A: the government promised that the highway would not pass through Site Z
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    Premise B: the highway will pass within a mile of Site Z, in an area that contains other archaeological sites that have not been fully uncovered
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    Conclusion: ?

This answer choice contradicts a premise of the argument which states that the government promised that the highway will not pass through existing archaeological heritage sites. Since the highway will not pass through Site Z but through an area of undiscovered sites, it is incorrect to infer that the government has broken its promise.



(B) The citizens of Town Y are worried that the noise the new highway will generate might discourage tourists from visiting Site Z.

Incorrect.

This answer choice presents a new premise regarding an additional concern of the citizens. Since there is nothing in the existing premises to support such a statement, this cannot be a valid conclusion.



(C) Unless the national highway plan is changed, undiscovered archaeological sites will possibly be damaged during the highway's construction.

Correct!

This answer choice provides a likely conclusion to the argument's premises. We are told that the area around Site Z has many undiscovered sites, and that the highway will pass near Site Z, that is, within the area. It is logical to conclude that these undiscovered sites may be damaged in the process.



(D) Now that the government has shown its commitment to preserving archaeological heritage sites, there is no longer a threat to Site Z or to whatever undiscovered archaeological sites there are in its vicinity.

Incorrect.

This answer choice is based only upon premise A,which states that the government has promised not to endanger Site Z. However, premise B contradicts the conclusion in this answer choice as it reveals other sites may be in danger.



(E) It is not that important if the area around Site Z is damaged by the highway since interest in archaeology is decreasing and the site would not receive many visitors anyway.

Incorrect.

The information in this answer choice constitutes quite a leap from the information provided in the premises and requires many assumptions to link it to the argument. Remember - any inference must be based on the given premises only!

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