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# Jan: People should not go to the new exhibition of Thornton

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Jan: People should not go to the new exhibition of Thornton [#permalink]

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09 Jul 2011, 02:49
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Jan: People should not go to the new exhibition of Thornton’s paintings. Thornton will be given a
portion of the admission proceeds and Thornton, a violent sociopath, should not be supported.
Kim: Your recommendation is inconsistent with your
actions, because you read poems by poets who
also were violent sociopaths.
Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest
basis for Jan to counter Kim’s argument?
(A) Thornton’s portion of the exhibition’s proceeds
are being donated to a cause deemed worthy
by Thornton.
(B) It is quite difficult, if not impossible, for Jan to
discover the behavioral tendencies of the artists
(C) Kim does not use products made by companies
whose hiring practices Kim finds abhorrent
(D) The poets derived no benefit from Jan’s reading
their poems.
(E) The poets’ violent behavior is better known to
the public than is Thornton’s violent behavior.

Can anyone tell me why B is wrong?Thanks!
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09 Jul 2011, 03:06
826goodluck wrote:
Jan: People should not go to the new exhibition of Thornton’s paintings. Thornton will be given a
portion of the admission proceeds and Thornton, a violent sociopath, should not be supported.
Kim: Your recommendation is inconsistent with your
actions, because you read poems by poets who
also were violent sociopaths.
Which of the following, if true, provides the strongest
basis for Jan to counter Kim’s argument?
(A) Thornton’s portion of the exhibition’s proceeds
are being donated to a cause deemed worthy
by Thornton.
(B) It is quite difficult, if not impossible, for Jan to
discover the behavioral tendencies of the artists
(C) Kim does not use products made by companies
whose hiring practices Kim finds abhorrent
(D) The poets derived no benefit from Jan’s reading
their poems.
(E) The poets’ violent behavior is better known to
the public than is Thornton’s violent behavior.

Can anyone tell me why B is wrong?Thanks!

Its a clean D

The logic is simple; Kim defends her position by saying Jan reads poems of poests who are also sociopaths.
The best way to counter this is ; When you attend an exhibition, u either pay an admission fee or buy certain products. In this particular example , Thornton is given a % of the admission fees . He can use this money anti social things.

but when your read poems of poets, who dont buy any tickets/ pay the poet any money ,which the poet can use to further is violent sociopath activities.

Hence to counter what kim said, Jan has to say ' The poets derived no benefit from Jan’s reading their poems'

Why B is wrong : Behaviourial tendencies of aritist in no way affect the whole argument. Its outside the scope of argument.
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12 Jul 2011, 04:44
it's D..easy one..took 1:39 to answer the Q
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12 Jul 2011, 07:56
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12 Jul 2011, 20:57
+ 1 D
Re: Thornton's Painting   [#permalink] 12 Jul 2011, 20:57
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