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# Questions 1-2 are based on the following passage. A consumer

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Questions 1-2 are based on the following passage.

A consumer survey of independent feature films revealed that the percentage of action films that received the survey's highest rating was greater than the percentage of romance films that received the survey's highest rating. Yet, the survey organisers were probably erroneous in their conclusion that subject matter determines a feature film's popular appeal, since the 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.

1. The statements above, if true, support which of the following inferences

A.Fewer romance films than action films received the survey's highest rating
B.There is no relationship between the popular appeal of the feature films evaluated in the survey and any previous succeses of the directors of those films
C If consumers were surveyed regarding their impressions of big-budget mainstream films, the percentage of romance films that would receive the survey's highest rating would be lower than the percentage of actions films that woudl receive the highest rating.
D. Experienced film makers are more likeley to produce hit films than are dnew irectors
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

2. Each of the following, if true, supports the author's contention that the organisers misinterpreted the survey data EXCEPT:

A. The fact that one has directed a previous hit film is a positive indicator of that director's filmaking talent
B.Consumer ratings of a new film are influenced by the previous history of success of the film's director.
C.Action films generally require larger budgets than romance films and are thus prohibitive for many first-time film makers.
D.It is rare for films of first time directors to attain the popular appeal of films directed by film makers with at least one hit film to their credit
E.Directors who have produced a previous hit film generally obtain the largest budgets and attract the most talented and well-known actors for their subsequent films

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02 Sep 2005, 05:38
1) % of action films with highest rating > % of romance film with highest rating
2) Survery organisers conclude subject matter determines film's popularity
3) Survey organisers are wrong
4) Because action films are directed by newer film makers many of whom had not produced a previous film

1.
A - can't tell that from percentages
B - the author suggests otherwise
C - can't tell that from the statements above
D - Not suggested by passage
E - This is the author's stand since he comments that the survey oraniser's conclusion that subject matter determines film's popularity is wrong

2.
A - out of scope
B - I'll take B
C - not useful
D - Not sure
E- out of scope

I'll tae B since this contradicts the organiser's data
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02 Sep 2005, 13:55
Agree with Ywilfred

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B (consumer rating has nothing to with subject matter)
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02 Sep 2005, 15:53
The same here. E n B

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02 Sep 2005, 16:02
ranga41 wrote:
Agree with Ywilfred

E
B (consumer rating has nothing to with subject matter)

The passage reads, "A consumer survey...."
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02 Sep 2005, 17:09
Decibel wrote:
ranga41 wrote:
Agree with Ywilfred

E
B (consumer rating has nothing to with subject matter)

The passage reads, "A consumer survey...."

consumer rating = consumer survey rating
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Re: CR: Action films vs Romance films [#permalink]

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02 Sep 2005, 19:14
Decibel wrote:
Questions 1-2 are based on the following passage.

A consumer survey of independent feature films revealed that the percentage of action films that received the survey's highest rating was greater than the percentage of romance films that received the survey's highest rating. Yet, the survey organisers were probably erroneous in their conclusion that subject matter determines a feature film's popular appeal, since the action films were all directed by newer filmmakers, many of whom had not produced a previous film.

since the action films were all directed by filmmakers with atleast one hit film to their credit, while the romance films were directed by newer filmmakers, many of whom had not produced a previous film
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03 Sep 2005, 03:13
sorry guys, I missed out vital info from the question as Bhai indiciated. corrected the passage now
03 Sep 2005, 03:13
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