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# Researchers have concluded from a survey of people aged 65

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Researchers have concluded from a survey of people aged 65 [#permalink]

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Researchers have concluded from a survey of people aged 65 that emotional well-being in adulthood is closely related to intimacy with siblings earlier in life. Those surveyed who had never had any siblings or who said that at college age they were emotionally distant from their siblings were emotionally less well adjusted at 65 than were those who had been close to at least one brother or sister.

8. If the researchers’ conclusion is accurate, it follows that

(A) some people who attended college as young adults are likely as a result to he emotionally better off at age 65
(B) the emotional well-being of people aged 65 depends on the emotional well-being of their siblings
(C) it is closeness to siblings rather than just having siblings that is more relevant to peoples emotional well-being at age 65
(D) people who are emotionally well off at college age arc more likely to he emotionally well off at age 65 as well
(E) intimacy with siblings is more important to people at college age than it is at age 65

9. Which of the following, if true, most seriously
weakens the researchers’ argument?
(A) As they get older, many people think more about
their mortality and thus many people must confront
feelings of loneliness and isolation.
(B) People suffering from the emotional distress of
maladjustment usually remember being less intimate
with other people than they actually were.
(C) Memory of one’s past plays a greater role in the
emotional well-being of older people than it does in
that of younger people.
(D) Few people can correctly identify the true
sources of their emotional well-being or of their
emotional difficulties.
(E) Siblings are more likely to have major arguments
and deep differences of opinion at college age than at
any other time of their lives.

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Re: Researchers have concluded from a survey of people aged 65 [#permalink]

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21 Aug 2008, 02:05
bdumpala wrote:
Researchers have concluded from a survey of people
aged 65 that emotional well-being in adulthood is closely
related to intimacy with siblings earlier in life. Those surveyed
who had never had any siblings or who said that at college age
they were emotionally distant from their siblings were
been close to at least one brother or sister.
8. If the researchers’ conclusion is accurate, it follows
that
(A) some people who attended college as young
adults are likely as a result to he emotionally better
off at age 65.
irrelevant.
(B) the emotional well-being of people aged 65
depends on the emotional well-being of their siblings.
Not necessarily true. Its possible for siblings to be away at their adult age.
(C) it is closeness to siblings rather than just having
siblings that is more relevant to peoples emotional
well-being at age 65
passage says: "who had never had any siblings ' were also suffered this problem.
(D) people who are emotionally well off at college
age arc more likely to he emotionally well off at age
65 as well
sounds corret
(E) intimacy with siblings is more important to
people at college age than it is at age 65
irrelvant
9. Which of the following, if true, most seriously
weakens the researchers’ argument?
(A) As they get older, many people think more about
their mortality and thus many people must confront
feelings of loneliness and isolation.
(B) People suffering from the emotional distress of
maladjustment usually remember being less intimate
with other people than they actually were.
This makes conclusion of the passage to be false.
Its not possible to measure the closeness to correct degree if this is the case.

(C) Memory of one’s past plays a greater role in the
emotional well-being of older people than it does in
that of younger people.
(D) Few people can correctly identify the true
sources of their emotional well-being or of their
emotional difficulties.
(E) Siblings are more likely to have major arguments
and deep differences of opinion at college age than at
any other time of their lives.

C & B for me. Please post OAs whenever appropriate.
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Re: Researchers have concluded from a survey of people aged 65 [#permalink]

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21 Aug 2008, 02:20
8. I think is C. The relation is between well-being in adulthood and intimacy with siblings earlier in life. I think we find this relation only in C.

9. I think is A. A states another cause of emotions than the relation with sibilings.
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Re: Researchers have concluded from a survey of people aged 65 [#permalink]

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21 Aug 2008, 06:03
1. C

C is the good answer, because we can conclude from the argument that closeness is more improtant than just having a sister or brother. The argument says that in some cases the distant sibling are also emotionally not well adjusted. So, the clossness is the most important.

2. B

B weakens, because it shows that emotional distress causes that they do not remember of the intimate relationship. So, not the non-intimate relationship causes that they are emotionally distressed.
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21 Aug 2008, 10:47
Argument: sibling closeness during college = emotional well being at 65

8. If the researchers’ conclusion is accurate, it follows that
(A) giving a different theorey
(B) emotional being of old depends on emotional being of siblings - no
(C) correct
(D) doesnt fit into the argument anywhere
(E) talks about when intimacy it is important

9. Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the researchers’ argument?
(A) there is no connection to the sibling intimacy
(B) strenghtens the argument in a way
(C) absurd
(D) irrelevant
(E) correct. proves that the level of intimacy is the least or doesnt exist during college days...hence the argument doesnt hold true
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21 Aug 2008, 16:29
C - > it is the closeness that matters ; just having Siblings and not emotionally in touch with them wnt help.

B - > directly weakens by saying that those who suffer from the emotional trauma at 65 might have had a good emotional bonding with siblings,just they dnt remember it
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21 Aug 2008, 18:54
The OA's are C and B

Thanks for the explanations.

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