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Statistics show that more than half of the nation's murder victims knew their assialants; in fact, 24 percent last year were killed by relatives. Nor was death always completely unexpected. In one study, about half the murder victims in a particular city had called for police protection at least five times during the 24 months before they were murdered. Nonetheless, most people are more likely to fear being killed by a stranger in an unfamiliar situation than by a friend or relative at home.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the attitude of most people to the likelihood of being murdered?

A. Statistics are likely to be discounted no matter what the source, if their implication seems to run counter to the common sense

B. In the face of such upsetting problems as murder and assault, most people are more likely to react emotionally rather than rationally

C. A study taken in only on city is not likely to have an effect on attitudes until similar studies have been undertaken at the national level and have yielded similar results.

D. Most people do not consider themselves to be in the high risk groups in which murder occurs frequently between relations, but they do see themselves as at least minimally susceptible to random violence.

E. People who seek police protection from relatives and friends are often unwilling to press charges once the emotions of the moment have cooled.
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D.
The only answer choice that explains why ppl are more afraid of strangers..

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The answer is D, that is the only one that can be distilled out of the choices.
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yes the answer is D . took almost 4 :00 min :(
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D is the only one that could explain the behavior

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yes the answer is D . took almost 4 :00 min :(

is not difficult: loot at the stimulus ALWAYS carefully.

The statistics say that a lot of murder were committed by relatives BUT the conclusion say: people are scared by stranger murders (random word has that mean).

D is the choice. :) ;)
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garimavyas wrote:
yes the answer is D . took almost 4 :00 min :(

is not difficult: loot at the stimulus ALWAYS carefully.

The statistics say that a lot of murder were committed by relatives BUT the conclusion say: people are scared by stranger murders (random word has that mean).

D is the choice. :) ;)

Carcass,

I have a question about option B:

Statistics show that more than half of the nation's murder victims knew their assialants; in fact, 24 percent last year were killed by relatives. Nor was death always completely unexpected. In one study, about half the murder victims in a particular city had called for police protection at least five times during the 24 months before they were murdered. Nonetheless, most people are more likely to fear being killed by a stranger in an unfamiliar situation than by a friend or relative at home.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the attitude of most people to the likelihood of being murdered?

A. Statistics are likely to be discounted no matter what the source, if their implication seems to run counter to the common sense

B. In the face of such upsetting problems as murder and assault, most people are more likely to react emotionally rather than rationally-->Does the observation that people don't react rationally to the situation of murder, be a possible reason why they would not respond the way they would be "expected" to respond? Or does this answer not qualify for the usage of "on the face of such..." assuming incorrectly that the reaction is only when faced with murder live? Please clarify. Thanks.

C. A study taken in only on city is not likely to have an effect on attitudes until similar studies have been undertaken at the national level and have yielded similar results.

D. Most people do not consider themselves to be in the high risk groups in which murder occurs frequently between relations, but they do see themselves as at least minimally susceptible to random violence.

E. People who seek police protection from relatives and friends are often unwilling to press charges once the emotions of the moment have cooled.

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Statistics show that more than half of the nation's murder victims knew their assialants; in fact, 24 percent last year were killed by relatives. Nor was death always completely unexpected. In one study, about half the murder victims in a particular city had called for police protection at least five times during the 24 months before they were murdered. Nonetheless, most people are more likely to fear being killed by a stranger in an unfamiliar situation than by a friend or relative at home.

Which of the following, if true, best explains the attitude of most people to the likelihood of being murdered?

A. Statistics are likely to be discounted no matter what the source, if their implication seems to run counter to the common sense

B. In the face of such upsetting problems as murder and assault, most people are more likely to react emotionally rather than rationally

C. A study taken in only on city is not likely to have an effect on attitudes until similar studies have been undertaken at the national level and have yielded similar results.

D. Most people do not consider themselves to be in the high risk groups in which murder occurs frequently between relations, but they do see themselves as at least minimally susceptible to random violence.

E. People who seek police protection from relatives and friends are often unwilling to press charges once the emotions of the moment have cooled.


Initially selected E but E does not take the consideration about strangers.so correct answer iS D.
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This is not an INFERENCE type, it looks like it is PARADOX question

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