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# In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine

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In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunter's expert knowledge of manatee's habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and helping ensure the manatees' survival.

Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan's chance of success?

A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.

B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting the manatees' survival in jeopardy again.

C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained from the sea.

D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the tourists who want to see manatees.

E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the manatee's fragile habit than they currently do.
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21 Dec 2007, 17:31
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In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunter's expert knowledge of manatee's habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and helping ensure the manatees' survival.

Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan's chance of success?

A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.

B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting the manatees' survival in jeopardy again.

C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained from the sea.

D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the tourists who want to see manatees.

E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the manatee's fragile habit than they currently do.

Will go for 'A'
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21 Dec 2007, 17:41
I agree A challenges the plan's chances of success (hence why I chose it), but if you look at E, you'll see that it more directly challenges "ensuring the manatee's survival". One can argue with choice A, that the boat drivers could charge less.
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21 Dec 2007, 17:50
swbluedevil wrote:
In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunter's expert knowledge of manatee's habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and helping ensure the manatees' survival.

Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan's chance of success?

A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.

B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting the manatees' survival in jeopardy again.

C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained from the sea.

D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the tourists who want to see manatees.

E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the manatee's fragile habit than they currently do.

E.

A: it says Many tourists not all. Tourist interest is high doesnt mean that many tourists are interested. What if just a few tourists were extremely interested and willing to pay a billion dollars to see the sea cows. This may seem far fetched but its still a posibility and thus its why A is incorrect.
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22 Dec 2007, 07:15
According to me it should be D:
D does not infer much thus less diversion from the topic.
And also clearly states the reasons for predicted failure.
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22 Dec 2007, 08:03
A is the only one which affect negatively the hunters' income and so is the best answer. What is OA??
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24 Dec 2007, 09:54
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A is the only one which affect negatively the hunters' income and so is the best answer. What is OA??

"A" contradicts the evidence. It says in the argument that many tourists indeed are interested ( = Tourist interst is high)..
I will go for E
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24 Dec 2007, 15:34
I will go with A
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01 Jan 2008, 15:39
I would go for option 'E'.
Out of A and E , E seems the most effective as incurs expenditure on the hunters.
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01 Jan 2008, 16:09
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In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunter's expert knowledge of manatee's habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and helping ensure the manatees' survival.

Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan's chance of success?

A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.
This choice talks about Manatees survival and also it does not talk about profits or anything like that. Never in the question was it mentioned that the hunters are looking for money. They are looking only for its meat. They might eat it or they might sell it.

B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting the manatees' survival in jeopardy again.

C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained from the sea.

D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the tourists who want to see manatees.

E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the manatee's fragile habit than they currently do.
The current income of the expert hunters is not mentioned in the question at all

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01 Jan 2008, 16:47
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01 Jan 2008, 21:25
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I agree A challenges the plan's chances of success (hence why I chose it), but if you look at E, you'll see that it more directly challenges "ensuring the manatee's survival". One can argue with choice A, that the boat drivers could charge less.

Judging from this I can guess the OA is E. plz can u confirm?
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05 Jan 2008, 00:06
I go with A

if you negate A, you will see that A strengthens the plan
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05 Jan 2008, 05:01
What is OA?
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05 Jan 2008, 05:53
swbluedevil wrote:
In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunter's expert knowledge of manatee's habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and helping ensure the manatees' survival.

Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan's chance of success?

A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.

B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting the manatees' survival in jeopardy again.

C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained from the sea.

D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the tourists who want to see manatees.

E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the manatee's fragile habit than they currently do.

I would have picked E
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05 Jan 2008, 06:00
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marcodonzelli wrote:
A is the only one which affect negatively the hunters' income and so is the best answer. What is OA??

"A" contradicts the evidence. It says in the argument that many tourists indeed are interested ( = Tourist interst is high)..
I will go for E

well I think Tourist interst is high is related to interests rather than amount of tourists imo
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05 Jan 2008, 18:44
marcodonzelli wrote:
A is the only one which affect negatively the hunters' income and so is the best answer. What is OA??

strongly agree with marcodonzelli,

conclusion: high interest in tourists ---> good income and manatee's survival
if "high interest in tourists" leads to at least one of the results negative, conclusion will be weaken.

A says that "many...uninterested in...and would not willing to pay..." shows that the good income will be negatively affected and therefore it is not a good income. A weakens the conclusion.

What's more. Tourists interest includes one interested in manatee and the other uninterested. A shows that "many ...uninterested...". That is in the scope and is the best answer
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05 Jan 2008, 19:37
E
the main purpose is to provide income and save manatees, so E casts a doubt about the good income, so it is the answer.
anyways what is OA?
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05 Jan 2008, 21:48
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E
the main purpose is to provide income and save manatees, so E casts a doubt about the good income, so it is the answer.
anyways what is OA?

E lures you to go far away from the central of the argument.

E says that manatee hunters ...must use far larger boats and make many more trips ...To maintain their current income.

And the Text says: "...to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees.". And how large the boats is really outside of scope.

They can still maintain their current income by using the smaller or the large boats(not necessarily the far larger boats)to take tourists to see manatees. So the use of what kind of boat to make trips..has no affect on the income of hunters. E cannot weaken the plan
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05 Jan 2008, 22:07
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In parts of the Caribbean, the manatee, an endangered marine mammal, has long been hunted for its meat. Having noted the manatee hunter's expert knowledge of manatee's habits, local conservationists are encouraging the hunters to stop hunting and instead to take tourists on boat rides to see manatees. Tourist interest is high, so the plan has promise of achieving the twin goals of giving the former hunters a good income and helping ensure the manatees' survival.

Which of the following, if true, raises the most serious doubt about the plan's chance of success?

A. Many tourists who visit these parts of the Caribbean are uninterested in manatees and would not be willing to pay what the former manatee hunters would have to charge for boat rides to see manatees.

B. Recovery of the species would enable some hunting to continue without putting the manatees' survival in jeopardy again.

C. In areas where manatees have traditionally been hunted for food, local people could easily replace the manatee meat in their diets with other foods obtained from the sea.

D. There would not be enough former manatee hunters to act as guides for all the tourists who want to see manatees.

E. To maintain their current income, manatee hunters who switched to guiding tourists would have to use far larger boats and make many more trips into the manatee's fragile habit than they currently do.

This is a somewhat awkwardly worded question. (A) would seem to be a logical choice, except it conflicts with the actual statement. The passage clearly states "tourist interest is high"... (E) on the other hand provides an excellent explanation for why the plan would be unable to provide for the twin goals of hunter income and manatee survival. bigger boats that they don't have (expensive to get / operate) coupled with more trips (aka more time spent working) than they take now means that the hunters would not be likely to make the switch.

I'd select (E).
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