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Literature Expert: Great pieces of literature have often caused outrag

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Literature Expert: Great pieces of literature have often caused outrage among the public when first published; for example Ulysses by James Joyce was banned for years due to its alleged obscenity, and Walt Whitman’s poem collection, Leaves of Grass, was banned for its use of explicit language. So, since literature often causes outrage and shock, we should not limit the use of public funds to support books that many people find obscene.

Which of the following is an assumption that the literature expert’s argument requires in order to properly come to his or her conclusion?

    A. Most literature is obscene.
    B. James Joyce and Walt Whitman received public funding for their writing.
    C. Literature was more shocking in the past.
    D. Public funds should be used to support literature.
    E. Literature should not be shocking or obscene.

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The best answer is D. This is an assumption question. The author of the argument must be assuming that public funds should be used to support literature, or nothing else in the argument would make any sense at all. If public funds should not be used to support literature, any discussion of what type of literature ought to be supported would be meaningless. The statements made in the other answer choices might or might not be true, but they are not assumptions necessary to connect the stated evidence of the stimulus argument to its conclusion.

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Is it D? Based on scope alone, I choose D.

It presents a reasoning logic and then changes the scope to public funds in the conclusion.

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If we negate the answer choices only D withstands. Other options are out of scope and has no effect in conclusion if we negate it.
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If we negate the answer choices only D withstands. Other options are out of scope and has no effect in conclusion if we negate it.
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B is focusing on evidence not argument ... Plz correct me if I am wrong

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B is focusing on evidence not argument ... Plz correct me if I am wrong

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The evidence/fact in the argument are the first two sentences in the argument. Option B is a far-fetched opinion, I think.
How do we even know it it is true? It cannot be an assumption. It is also not an inference.

Also - please note: argument = Evidence/Fact + opinion/conclusion. I would suggest you be specific in your reference (I assume you meant conclusion when you said argument above). Being specific in our question/articulation helps.
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