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POLI spokesman: Our radical new keyboard called Wave KB just attracted

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POLI spokesman: Our radical new keyboard called Wave KB just attracted a funding of $120 million. The keyboard has soft rubber keys which can bend and shape a tune, the way you can bend the strings on a guitar. Therefore, it’s a genuinely radical departure from normal keyboards.

Critic: You can bend notes on a regular piano as well. Just open up the top and pull on the string. So, this keyboard doesn't do anything which a regular keyboard cannot.

Which of the following indicates the manner in which the critic responds to the statement of the POLI spokesman?


A. He praises the capabilities of the new keyboard but concludes that it doesn’t go far enough.
B. He questions the utility of the new keyboard and concludes that it’s not required.
C. He questions the utility of the new keyboard but agrees that it could be useful in some situations.
D. He ignores the conclusion of the spokesman and presents a conclusion of his own.
E. He refutes the conclusion of the spokesman and outlines a method through which the requirement of the new keyboard is reduced.
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New post 23 May 2014, 05:15
E seems good :He refutes the conclusion of the spokesman and outlines a method through which the requirement of the new keyboard is reduced
i will explain it once u put the answer

please always put the source of question .
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New post 23 May 2014, 10:40
Would u mind posting the explanation also. Without an official answer nobody would come for a debate. : ) What's d OA ?
My choice is E
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Well, I didn't post the OA earlier because I wanted to see some discussion around the question first.
Anyway, I have created this question and the OA is D.

Let me explain why E is wrong.

E. He refutes the conclusion of the spokesman and outlines a method through which the requirement of the new keyboard is reduced.

The critic does outline a method through which the requirement of the new keyboard is reduced. But he doesn't refute the conclusion of the spokesman.

If you notice carefully, the conclusion of the spokesman is that Wave KB is a genuinely radical departure from normal keyboards. That's because it has a different construction which helps in bending and shaping a tune. The critic doesn't comment on whether the new keyboard is a genuinely radical departure or not. He just mentions a way in which the task accomplished by Wave KB can be done through a conventional keyboard as well. But the new keyboard could still be a radical departure from conventional keyboards because of its design. Maybe it's much easier on the new keyboard to shape a tune than it is on a conventional keyboard. The critic doesn't present his thoughts regarding this aspect. He doesn't agree or disagree with the conclusion. Therefore, the first part of E is wrong.

For the same reason, D is the correct answer choice.
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New post 31 May 2014, 08:41
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Hi Folks

Here is a CR question for you to get some practice. I'll post the official answer later.
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POLI spokesman: Our radical new keyboard called Wave KB just attracted a funding of $120 million. The keyboard has soft rubber keys which can bend and shape a tune, the way you can bend the strings on a guitar. Therefore, it’s a genuinely radical departure from normal keyboards.

Critic: You can bend notes on a regular piano as well. Just open up the top and pull on the string. So, this keyboard doesn't do anything which a regular keyboard cannot.

Which of the following indicates the manner in which the critic responds to the statement of the POLI spokesman?

A. He praises the capabilities of the new keyboard but concludes that it doesn’t go far enough.
B. He questions the utility of the new keyboard and concludes that it’s not required.
C. He questions the utility of the new keyboard but agrees that it could be useful in some situations.
D. He ignores the conclusion of the spokesman and presents a conclusion of his own.
E. He refutes the conclusion of the spokesman and outlines a method through which the requirement of the new keyboard is reduced.

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None of the answer choices are correct.
(D) is wrong because, He doesn't present a conclusion of his own , in fact refutes the Conclusion provided by spokesman. "this keyboard doesn't do anything which a regular keyboard cannot" means that this keyboard is not radically different from normal keyboards.
(E) is wrong because(its half correct in a sense that it says "he refutes the conclusion of the spokesman") , he doesn't outline a method through which the requirement of the new keyboard is reduced he just says "You can bend notes on a regular piano as well" this in no way talks about any method to reduces the requirement of the new keyboard.
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Is the answer B ? If so i will try to provide my explanation.
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New post 23 Mar 2016, 04:47
the answer has to be E.

Our radical new keyboard called Wave KB just attracted a funding of $120 million. The keyboard has soft rubber keys which can bend and shape a tune, the way you can bend the strings on a guitar. Therefore, it’s a genuinely radical departure from normal keyboards.

Here we have a conclusion indicator which states that the its the end of normal keyboard, and this is the stated premise "the keyboard has soft rubber keys which can bend and shape a tune, the way you can bend the strings on a guitar"

Critic: You can bend notes on a regular piano as well. Just open up the top and pull on the string. So, this keyboard doesn't do anything which a regular keyboard cannot.

Option E: He refutes the conclusion of the spokesman and outlines a method through which the requirement of the new keyboard is reduced.
Here option E clearly states how the critic disprove the above said collusion and tell us that it do nothing new..
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New post 03 Sep 2018, 21:22
Hello There,

I would like to get an answer for this question, as the answer responses in the thread below are unclear. Pls provide the correct answer and the explanation for why that particular answer choice is correct. Thank you. The question is as below:


POLI spokesman: Our radical new keyboard called Wave KB just attracted a funding of $120 million. The keyboard has soft rubber keys which can bend and shape a tune, the way you can bend the strings on a guitar. Therefore, it???s a genuinely radical departure from normal keyboards.

Critic: You can bend notes on a regular piano as well. Just open up the top and pull on the string. So, this keyboard doesn't do anything which a regular keyboard cannot.

Which of the following indicates the manner in which the critic responds to the statement of the POLI spokesman?

A. He praises the capabilities of the new keyboard but concludes that it doesn???t go far enough.
B. He questions the utility of the new keyboard and concludes that it???s not required.
C. He questions the utility of the new keyboard but agrees that it could be useful in some situations.
D. He ignores the conclusion of the spokesman and presents a conclusion of his own.
E. He refutes the conclusion of the spokesman and outlines a method through which the requirement of the new keyboard is reduced.
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