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Re: Reporter: The government would make you believe that the recent show o [#permalink]
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Reporter: The government would make you believe that the recent show of military force in Zamabia is likely to discourage extremists, who have been capturing foreigners, from doing so. This is as hollow an argument as is believing that a honeybee would refrain from stinging humans once shown the power or tools that humans possess to capture or kill them.

The reporter’s argument, if true, best supports which of the following conclusions:
(A) The show of force, whether on humans or animals, is rarely an effective means to discourage that entity.
(B) The extremists in Zamabia have not captured enough foreigners to warrant a show of military force.
(C) The recent show of force by the government is not likely to discourage the extremists from capturing foreigners in the near future.
(D) It is not possible to persuade honeybees to refrain from stinging humans.
(E) While it is possible to kill honeybees in large amounts using the various tools humans possess, it is not possible to capture or kill extremists with corresponding effectiveness in the same way.


Argument: Govt thinks that they can discourage extremists,who are capturing foreigners, by showing their military power.
Conclusion: Author thinks that govt's thinking is wrong..why? He thinks that just as honeybee doesn't stop stinging humans even if humans possess power to kill or capture them, so extremists can't be discouraged by the govt. power show.

The reporter’s argument, if true, best supports which of the following conclusions:-----> Variant of Must be True/Inference Questions.....Here the Argument given is true and answer options are the suspects.

(A) The show of force, whether on humans or animals, is rarely an effective means to discourage that entity.

The argument does talks about show of force but it doesn't discuss if it is an 'effective means' to discourage extremists. Hence incorrect.

(B) The extremists in Zamabia have not captured enough foreigners to warrant a show of military force.

The number of foreigners captured by extremists is not mentioned in the argument. Thus we can't conclude if the number of captured foreigners were 'enough' or not.

(C) The recent show of force by the government is not likely to discourage the extremists from capturing foreigners in the near future.

This statement is close to the author's point of view. Hence correct.

(D) It is not possible to persuade honeybees to refrain from stinging humans.

'persuade honeybees' and 'stinging humans' :lol: ...far away from the argument.

(E) While it is possible to kill honeybees in large amounts using the various tools humans possess, it is not possible to capture or kill extremists with corresponding effectiveness in the same way.

'effectiveness' of the method of showing power is not discussed in the argument.
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