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# Rotelle: You are too old to address effectively the

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Rotelle: You are too old to address effectively the difficult issues facing the country, such as nuclear power, poverty, and pollution.
Sims: I don't want to make age an issue in this campaign. so i will not comment on your youth and inexperience.
6. Sims does which one of the following?
(A) demonstrates that Rotelle's claim is incorrect
(B) avoids mentioning the issue of age
(C) proposes a way to decide which issues are important.
(D) shows that Rotelle's statement is self-contradictory
(E) fails to respond directly to Rotelle's claim
7. Rotelle is committed to which one of the following?
(A) Many old people cannot effectively address the difficult issues facing the country.
(B) Those at least as old as Sims are the only people who cannot effectively address
the difficult issues facing the country.
(C) Some young people can effectively address the difficult issues facing the country.
(D) If anyone can effectively address the difficult issues facing the country, that
person must be younger than Sims.
(E) Addressing the difficult issues facing the country requires an understanding of
young people's points of view.
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26 Jun 2009, 06:33
C/D --> will go for C
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26 Jun 2009, 07:09
6. D Sims uses the same argument (age) to defend himself
7. D

OA Pls

tenaman10 wrote:
Rotelle: You are too old to address effectively the difficult issues facing the country, such as nuclear power, poverty, and pollution.
Sims: I don't want to make age an issue in this campaign. so i will not comment on your youth and inexperience.
6. Sims does which one of the following?
(A) demonstrates that Rotelle's claim is incorrect
(B) avoids mentioning the issue of age
(C) proposes a way to decide which issues are important.
(D) shows that Rotelle's statement is self-contradictory
(E) fails to respond directly to Rotelle's claim
7. Rotelle is committed to which one of the following?
(A) Many old people cannot effectively address the difficult issues facing the country.
(B) Those at least as old as Sims are the only people who cannot effectively address
the difficult issues facing the country.
(C) Some young people can effectively address the difficult issues facing the country.
(D) If anyone can effectively address the difficult issues facing the country, that
person must be younger than Sims.
(E) Addressing the difficult issues facing the country requires an understanding of
young people's points of view.

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26 Jun 2009, 08:53
E & E

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26 Jun 2009, 10:25
think more ...
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27 Jun 2009, 13:32
tenaman10 wrote:
Rotelle: You are too old to address effectively the difficult issues facing the country, such as nuclear power, poverty, and pollution.
Sims: I don't want to make age an issue in this campaign. so i will not comment on your youth and inexperience.
6. Sims does which one of the following?
(A) demonstrates that Rotelle's claim is incorrect
(B) avoids mentioning the issue of age
(C) proposes a way to decide which issues are important.
(D) shows that Rotelle's statement is self-contradictory
(E) fails to respond directly to Rotelle's claim
7. Rotelle is committed to which one of the following?
(A) Many old people cannot effectively address the difficult issues facing the country.
(B) Those at least as old as Sims are the only people who cannot effectively address
the difficult issues facing the country.
(C) Some young people can effectively address the difficult issues facing the country.
(D) If anyone can effectively address the difficult issues facing the country, that
person must be younger than Sims.
(E) Addressing the difficult issues facing the country requires an understanding of
young people's points of view.

For #6, I choose (E) - failure to respond. R's youth & inexperience does not cancel out the possibility that S might be too old to do the job effectively. Both charges could be true - R could be too old, S could be too young.

A - If Sim did this, he would have articulated why he is NOT too old to be effective.
B - Sim did mention the issue of age, by pointing out that his opponent's "youth & inexperience".
C - Sim makes no mention of the issues R mentioned.
D - There is no internal contradiction in R's statement.

For #7, I think I'd go with (A), but not 100% sure. If the answer used the word "some" instead of "many", it would make me more confident... but I still think (A) is the best of the available choices.

B - R only stated that S is too old to be effective, it doesn't necessarily apply to everyone who is of his age or older.
C - R does not say anything about the ability of young people, we can't infer this. This is not the logical opposite of R's statement.
D - Again, R only stated that S is too old to do the job, not that EVERYONE who is his age or older will be ineffective. Maybe a more capable person who is older than S can still do the job.
E - The issue is about age, not about whether someone can understand something. The only variable R used to make his conclusion is age, not "understanding". Besides, just because someone is "old", doesn't mean he won't understand the views of young people.

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27 Jun 2009, 15:50
I'll go with D & D.

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30 Jun 2009, 01:13
I am with E and D.

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30 Jun 2009, 10:09
IMO E and D. These are the only choices which seem satisfactory to me.
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30 Jun 2009, 11:52
I would also go for D&E,

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30 Jun 2009, 17:01
"D" & "A". OA pls.

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30 Jun 2009, 21:38
OA: E and D .
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30 Jun 2009, 21:41
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I am with E and D.

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01 Jul 2009, 18:35
tenaman10 wrote:
Rotelle: You are too old to address effectively the difficult issues facing the country, such as nuclear power, poverty, and pollution.
Sims: I don't want to make age an issue in this campaign. so i will not comment on your youth and inexperience.
6. Sims does which one of the following?
(A) demonstrates that Rotelle's claim is incorrect
(B) avoids mentioning the issue of age
(C) proposes a way to decide which issues are important.
(D) shows that Rotelle's statement is self-contradictory
(E) fails to respond directly to Rotelle's claim
7. Rotelle is committed to which one of the following?
(A) Many old people cannot effectively address the difficult issues facing the country.
(B) Those at least as old as Sims are the only people who cannot effectively address
the difficult issues facing the country.
(C) Some young people can effectively address the difficult issues facing the country.
(D) If anyone can effectively address the difficult issues facing the country, that
person must be younger than Sims.
(E) Addressing the difficult issues facing the country requires an understanding of
young people's points of view.

The first question is E; Sims doesn't address Rotelle's argument at all.

As for the second question: B is clearly wrong; Rotelle may feel that almost no one is capable of addressing the country's issues. C is wrong; Rotelle never claims that anyone is capable of addressing the issues - only that people as old as Sims are not. E is wrong; it's simply way out of scope. Nowhere does Rotelle claim it's important to understand people's viewpoints. That leaves A and D, which seem quite similar. What does Rotelle actually say? That Sims is 'too old' to address the issues. Logically, then, Rotelle thinks that anyone Sims' age or older is incapable of addressing the issues. That then leads logically to D. Why is A wrong? Well, Rotelle may think Sims is too old, but it may still be true that Rotelle thinks most old people are in fact capable of addressing the issues - maybe Sims is the oldest person in the country, and is the only person so old as to be incapable of addressing the issues. We might have 100 old people in the country, 99 of whom are extraordinarily capable 80-year olds, and then the hapless Sims, who might be an incompetent 120-year old. Rotelle never says that *many* old people are incapable; only that people as old as Sims are incapable. If Sims is the oldest old person, the rest of the old people might be perfectly capable, at least by Rotelle's logic. A subtle distinction, but A does not follow from Rotelle's argument, while D does.
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26 Aug 2010, 21:11
Can someone explain again for me Question 6, why B is not correct.

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Can someone explain again for me Question 6, why B is not correct.

B is incorrect because in his reply he talks about " youth " ...

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gautrang wrote:
Can someone explain again for me Question 6, why B is not correct.

B is incorrect because in his reply he talks about " youth " ...

This is probably pass the time but:

Rotelle: You are too old to address effectively the difficult issues facing the country, such as nuclear power, poverty, and pollution.
she is referring to the age as an issue.

Sims: I don’t want to make age an issue in this campaign, so I will not comment on your youth and inexperience.

seems like he isn't referring the age as an issue but! "so I will not comment on your youth and inexperience" - too, he's referring the age as an issue.

the correct choice is E because he's not referring to Rotelle claim because he is ignoring talking about himself and he's talking about her in return .

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