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# Q21: In Teruvia, the quantity of rice produced per year is

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In Teruvia, the quantity of rice produced per year is currently just large enough to satisfy domestic demand. Teruvia’s total rice acreage will not be expanded in the foreseeable future, nor will rice yields per acre increase appreciably. Teruvia’s population, however, will be increasing significantly for years to come. Clearly, therefore, Teruvia will soon have to begin importing rice.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. No pronounced trend of decreasing per capita demand for rice is imminent in Teruvia.
B. Not all of the acreage in Teruvia currently planted with rice is well suited to the cultivation of rice.
C. None of the strains of rice grown in Teruvia are exceptionally high-yielding.
D. There are no populated regions in Teruvia in which the population will not increase.
E. There are no major crops other than rice for which domestic production and domestic demand are currently in balance in Teruvia.
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07 Jun 2007, 08:30
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Author is arguing that as the population increases, and no increased production of rice is planned, Teruvia will have to import rice. He is assuming that the demand for rice wont go down, pretty much.
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07 Jun 2007, 08:46
Agree (A) assuming that the increasing population will prefer rice as its food (and no alternative).
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07 Jun 2007, 16:09
I will go with A as well.
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07 Jun 2007, 23:10
jet1445 wrote:
Q21:
In Teruvia, the quantity of rice produced per year is currently just large enough to satisfy domestic demand. Teruvia’s total rice acreage will not be expanded in the foreseeable future, nor will rice yields per acre increase appreciably. Teruvia’s population, however, will be increasing significantly for years to come. Clearly, therefore, Teruvia will soon have to begin importing rice.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. No pronounced trend of decreasing per capita demand for rice is imminent in Teruvia.
B. Not all of the acreage in Teruvia currently planted with rice is well suited to the cultivation of rice.
C. None of the strains of rice grown in Teruvia are exceptionally high-yielding.
D. There are no populated regions in Teruvia in which the population will not increase.
E. There are no major crops other than rice for which domestic production and domestic demand are currently in balance in Teruvia.

i dont think its A bcoz it is not necessary per capita demand should decrease to import rice. I think its E
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29 Aug 2011, 11:57
only a makes sense.
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07 Sep 2011, 18:00
jet1445 wrote:
Q21:
In Teruvia, the quantity of rice produced per year is currently just large enough to satisfy domestic demand. Teruvia’s total rice acreage will not be expanded in the foreseeable future, nor will rice yields per acre increase appreciably. Teruvia’s population, however, will be increasing significantly for years to come. Clearly, therefore, Teruvia will soon have to begin importing rice.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. No pronounced trend of decreasing per capita demand for rice is imminent in Teruvia.
B. Not all of the acreage in Teruvia currently planted with rice is well suited to the cultivation of rice.
C. None of the strains of rice grown in Teruvia are exceptionally high-yielding.
D. There are no populated regions in Teruvia in which the population will not increase.
E. There are no major crops other than rice for which domestic production and domestic demand are currently in balance in Teruvia.

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The prompt says that the amount of rice is enough to sustain the current populations demand. Let's, for the sake of argument, say that the population, per capita, eats 100 grains of rice per year. If the number of total rice grains produced is fixed, then the only way that the country will not meet its rice demand is if the per capita consumption remains the same.

If per capita consumption falls to 50, and the population only increase by 20% then clearly Teruvia will not have to import rice. Only answer choice (A) address this issue. If we negate (A), we get:

A pronounced...decrease per capita......which, as I pointed out, shows that the conclusion - Teruvia will have to import - is invalid.

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08 Mar 2012, 06:46
The answer choices A and E are close. As it is a assumption question if we negate A stands out. So A is the correct answer.
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