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People’s political behavior frequently does not match their rhetoric. Although many complain about government intervention in their lives, they tend not to reelect inactive politicians. But a politician’s activity consists largely in the passage of laws whose enforcement affects voters’ lives. Thus, voters often reelect politicians whose behavior they resent.
Which one of the following most accurately describes the role played in the argument by the claim that people tend not to reelect inactive politicians?
(A) It describes a phenomenon for which the argument’s conclusion is offered as an explanation.
(B) It is a premise offered in support of the conclusion that voters often reelect politicians whose behavior they resent.
(C) It is offered as an example of how a politician’s activity consists largely in the passage of laws whose enforcement interferes with voters’ lives.
(D) It is a generalization based on the claim that people complain about government intervention in their lives.
(E) It is cited as evidence that people’s behavior never matches their political beliefs.

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It is a premise for the conclusion. B.

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(D) It is a generalization based on the claim that people complain about government intervention in their lives.

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New post 06 Sep 2006, 19:17
I'm wondering between B and E
but i chose E
it's clearer that there's a discrepancy between how people think and how thay act ( don't want to be disturbed, so they shuold vote for inactive politicians but the reality is on the contrary)

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One more for E.
they tend not to reelect inactive politicians - demonstrating peoples rhetoric

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E appeals to me.
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New post 06 Sep 2006, 20:36
kripalkavi wrote:
One more for E.
they tend not to reelect inactive politicians - demonstrating peoples rhetoric


"Never" in E does not mean the same as "frequently." Beware of extreme answer choices.

This one has to be either A or B. At the two miunte bell I selected (B)

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New post 06 Sep 2006, 20:39
Yeah..B seems a better choice..
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another B
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Another B. Was hesitating with E.

But it is more a premise than an evidence, because it is used to draw the conclusion rather than just to provide an information.

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B is my choice.

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New post 07 Sep 2006, 10:49
GMATT73 wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
One more for E.
they tend not to reelect inactive politicians - demonstrating peoples rhetoric


"Never" in E does not mean the same as "frequently." Beware of extreme answer choices.

This one has to be either A or B. At the two miunte bell I selected (B)




That was an excellent pointer MAT. I was struggling between B and E. You made it clear
OA is B

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GMATT73 wrote:
kripalkavi wrote:
One more for E.
they tend not to reelect inactive politicians - demonstrating peoples rhetoric


"Never" in E does not mean the same as "frequently." Beware of extreme answer choices.

This one has to be either A or B. At the two miunte bell I selected (B)


Point duly noted..THANKS! :-D

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