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# Question 3 CR: Kaplan Advanced pg 39: # 11

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Question 3 CR: Kaplan Advanced pg 39: # 11 [#permalink]

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A consumer survey of independent films revealed that the %tage of action films that rececived the surveyâ€™s highest rating was greater than the %tage of the romance films. Yet, the survey organizers were probably errorneous in their conclusion that subject matter determines a feature filmâ€™s popular appeal, since action films were all directed by filmmakers with at least one hit film to their credit, while the romance films were directed by newer filmmakers, many of whom had not produced a previous film.
The statements above if true, support which of the following:
a. fewer romance films than action films received the surveyâ€™s highest rating
b. there is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous successes if directors of those films
c. if consumers were surveyed regarding their impression of big budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the highest rating would be greater than that of action films
d. experienced filmmakers are more likely to produce hit films than are new filmmakers
e. among directors with the same number of hit films to their credit, differences in the subject matter of their feature films may not affect the way the films are popularly rated.
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25 Aug 2006, 21:39
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26 Aug 2006, 01:00
The options are different as is the question in the link .. E looks the best ...
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26 Aug 2006, 02:48
I will go with D...

'since action films were all directed by filmmakers with at least one hit film to their credit' contradicts E.

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26 Aug 2006, 03:47
here ... the way the argument is written, suggests that producer's experience, in terms of the number of hits, determines the popularity index.The subject doesn't matter. To hold this fact, if there are two directors with same number of hits to their name, then the subject wouldn't affect the poularity index of their films. D doesn't point out anything related to number of hits.
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26 Aug 2006, 09:28
hisharma wrote:
here ... the way the argument is written, suggests that producer's experience, in terms of the number of hits, determines the popularity index.The subject doesn't matter. To hold this fact, if there are two directors with same number of hits to their name, then the subject wouldn't affect the poularity index of their films. D doesn't point out anything related to number of hits.

You're right its E. My mind is getting a little twisted here - the argument says action films were more popular contrary to survey because action films were directed by directors with more number of hits than those direcitng romance.

so say there were 2 directors with same number of hits, in this case there needs to be another metric to guage popularity since the one presented in the argument (Number oF Hits) equals itself out (both have same #). In this case wouldn't it be logical to say 'hmmm if both have eqaul number of hits something else must determine popularity. so what's left -- hmm subject matter maybe?" That contradicts E.

But the answer is E. Can you please explain my question above...?
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