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# Jockey: Horses are the most noble of all animals. They are both loyal

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03 Aug 2019, 23:21
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Jockey: Horses are the most noble of all animals. They are both loyal and brave. I knew of a farm horse which died of a broken heart shortly after its owner died.

Veterinarian: You're wrong. Dogs can be just as loyal abnd brave. I had a dog who would wait in the front steps for me to come home and if I did not arrive until midnight, he would still be there.

All of the following are true of the claims of the jockey and veterinarian EXCEPT

(A) both claims assume that loyalty and bravery are characteristics which are desirable in animals
(B) both claims assume that the two most loyal animals are the horse and the dog
(C) both claims assume that human qualities can be attributed to animals
(D) both claims are supported by only a single example of animal behavior
(E) neither claim is supported by evidence other than the opinions and observations of the speakers

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04 Aug 2019, 00:52
I think the ans is C. No one had talked about the human qualities in their arguments.

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04 Aug 2019, 12:43
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why C is incorrect ? Bunuel
As its nowhere defined that loyalty and braveness is human quality, do we need to assume it .
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I think B is correct. First jockey claims that "Horses are the most noble of all animals" and veterinarian respond with another one claim which refutes the first claim. Veterinarian states "Dogs can be just as loyal and brave". That means horses are not the noble of all animals, dogs are just as noble. So they have a different view on that.

C is incorrect because loyalty and bravery are human attributes. In both of the claims, both veterinarian and jockey used those attributes for animals which makes the claim true.

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Re: Jockey: Horses are the most noble of all animals. They are both loyal  [#permalink]

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10 Jan 2020, 10:39
Official Explanation

Notice that there is much common ground between the jockey and the veterinarian. The question stem asks you to uncover the areas on which they are in agreement, by asking which of the answer choices is NOT a shared assumption. Note that the exception can be an area neither has as well as an area only one has.

Examine the dialogue. Both apparently assume that human emotions can be attributed to animals since they talk about them being loyal and brave (C), and both take those characteristics as being noble—that is, admirable (A).

Neither speaker offers scientific evidence; each rests content with an anecdote (E) and (D). As for (B), though each speaker defends his choice for the first (most loyal), neither speaker takes a position on the second most loyal animal. For example, the jockey might believe that horses are the most loyal animals and that goldfish are the second most loyal animals.

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Re: Jockey: Horses are the most noble of all animals. They are both loyal   [#permalink] 10 Jan 2020, 10:39