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In research designed to investigate the possibility of animals develop

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In research designed to investigate the possibility of animals developing friendship with other, unrelated, members of their species, a group of 29 chimpanzees were reared together for 15 years. At the end of that time the chimps were presented with two options for obtaining food: press a lever and feed themselves, or press another identical lever and feed themselves, and at the same time deliver food to the chimp next door. (The chimps were able to see each other). The researchers found that the chimps were no more likely to choose the lever that fed a neighbor. The researchers concluded that the chimps had no concept of friendship. However, one critic has suggested that the animals were in an artificial environment from which little can be concluded, and that, at the least, the test ought to have involved the animals being able to touch.


A. The first is a position that the critic opposes. The second is a position that the critic supports.

B. The first is an observation that supports the researchers's position. The second is an observation that opposes the researchers's position.

C. The first is a finding on which the researchers base their conclusion. The second is a suggestion that might cast doubt on that finding.

D. The first is an observation that supports the critic's conclusion. The second is the critic's conclusion.

E. The first is part of the evidence that the critic disputes. The second is a suggestion that the researchers do not accept.
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New post 19 Dec 2016, 03:14
A. The first is a position that the critic opposes. The second is a position that the critic supports. - Incorrect. Critic does not oppose the behavior exhibited by the chimps (Boldface 1).

B. The first is an observation that supports the researchers's position. The second is an observation that opposes the researchers's position. - Incorrect. Second boldface is not an observation. Its a suggestion to include one more criteria to the experimentation to cast doubt on the behavior of the chimps.

C. The first is a finding on which the researchers base their conclusion. The second is a suggestion that might cast doubt on that finding. - Correct.

D. The first is an observation that supports the critic's conclusion. The second is the critic's conclusion. - Incorrect. First boldface does not support the position taken by the critic.

E. The first is part of the evidence that the critic disputes. The second is a suggestion that the researchers do not accept. - Incorrect. We don't know whether the researchers do not accept the second boldface part.

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New post 30 Sep 2018, 05:33
This one is not a good question

I dont find either B or C fully correct

B- Second part is not observation .Therefore it is incorrect
C- The second is a suggestion that might cast doubt on that finding.There is no doubt on finding .Finding is fact which cant be altered . Although the conclusion based on that finding is somehow doubtful.

I would say this is not a good question and can be ignored.

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