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In Europe, schoolchildren devote time during each school day to calisthenics. North American schools rarely offer a daily calisthenics program. Tests prove that North American children are weaker, slower, and shorter-winded than European children. We must conclude that North American children can be made physically fit only if they participate in school calisthenics on a daily basis.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the argument above?

(A) Physical fitness is a compelling national priority worthy of taxpayer resources.

(B) School calisthenics programs are an indispensable factor in European student fitness.

(C) All children can be made equally physically fit.

(D) European schoolchildren enjoy physical activities more than do American children.

(E) American physical education teachers are capable of designing a successful calisthenics program.
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IMO 'B'

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In the premise, the author has stated that since American children do not take calisthenics, they are not physically fit. So, he assumes for all European children taking calisthenics is mandatory. "A" states the very same.
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'In Europe, schoolchildren devote time during each school day to calisthenics.'- mentioned in question

'School calisthenics programs are an indispensable factor in European student fitness'- means the same thing as above,then how it can be an assumption. Assumption is something which is not stated in the question.
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In Europe, schoolchildren devote time during each school day to calisthenics. North American schools rarely offer a daily calisthenics program. Tests prove that North American children are weaker, slower, and shorter-winded than European children. We must conclude that North American children can be made physically fit only if they participate in school calisthenics on a daily basis.

Which of the following is an assumption required by the argument above?

(A) Physical fitness is a compelling national priority worthy of taxpayer resources.
Taxpayer resource? Out of scope

(B) School calisthenics programs are an indispensable factor in European student fitness.
Correct.

(C) All children can be made equally physically fit.
Argument is about the betterment of the American children as a whole and not about "all" children.

(D) European schoolchildren enjoy physical activities more than do American children.
This would weaken the argument.

(E) American physical education teachers are capable of designing a successful calisthenics program.
Teachers' capability is not the concern of the argument.
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New post 06 Mar 2018, 20:23
I got this question wrong - i cancelled B because it felt a very strong option "indispensable".
Conclusion: NA children can be made physically fit ONLY IF they participate in school calisthenics on a daily basis.
Question - Here we need to choose B - strongly worded option because conclusion uses ONLY IF - strong language?
Please clarify.
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(A) Physical fitness is a compelling national priority worthy of taxpayer resources - Out of scope

(B) School calisthenics programs are an indispensable factor in European student fitness - Correct

(C) All children can be made equally physically fit - Out of scope

(D) European schoolchildren enjoy physical activities more than do American children - This takes away the importance of calisthenics program and hence weakens the argument - [color=#ed1c24]Not correct[/color]

(E) American physical education teachers are capable of designing a successful calisthenics program - Out of scope
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I got this question wrong - i cancelled B because it felt a very strong option "indispensable".
Conclusion: NA children can be made physically fit ONLY IF they participate in school calisthenics on a daily basis.
Question - Here we need to choose B - strongly worded option because conclusion uses ONLY IF - strong language?
Please clarify.
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Hi Manish !!

In this particular case, the question asks about the underlying assumption. We do not use strong words in case of inferences.

According to me assumptions are evidences based on which conclusions are made, thus, most of the times they are strong. I might be wrong in providing the reasoning. If I am please someone correct me.

You can also refer to this link...

https://gmatclub.com/forum/critical-rea ... 91280.html

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SonalSinha803 wrote:
manishtank1988 wrote:
I got this question wrong - i cancelled B because it felt a very strong option "indispensable".
Conclusion: NA children can be made physically fit ONLY IF they participate in school calisthenics on a daily basis.
Question - Here we need to choose B - strongly worded option because conclusion uses ONLY IF - strong language?
Please clarify.
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Hi Manish !!

In this particular case, the question asks about the underlying assumption. We do not use strong words in case of inferences.

According to me assumptions are evidences based on which conclusions are made, thus, most of the times they are strong. I might be wrong in providing the reasoning. If I am please someone correct me.

You can also refer to this link...

https://gmatclub.com/forum/critical-rea ... 91280.html

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Hi Sonal,


Just my 2 cents- I did a video by Ron on CR-Strengthen & Assumption (you may find it on Manhattan Prep's website) that says Assumption answer choices are mostly generic/moderate. In fact, Weaken/Strengthen answer choices are strong statements and in general strong choices for Assumption questions should be avoided.

Although, in the question discussed here, it is more for the causality than for any other reason for the correct answer choice to be B.

The argument talks about cause (participation in calisthenics) and effect (physically fit students) relationship and this argument will break down if the cause is removed. Therefore, B.

Please correct me if you find my analysis flawed, happy to discuss.


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Why is E not the answer and how is it out of scope?

In order for the conclusion "NA children to be physically fit, they must participate in a daily calisthenics program" to be true, isn't is assumed that there will teachers who are capable of successfully designing such a program?

I don't understand how this is out of scope. Anyone care to explain?
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Could not reach the assumption in this question
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