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Stock market analysts always attribute a sudden drop in the market to some domestic or international political crisis. I maintain, however, that these declines are attributable to the phases of the moon, which also cause periodic political upheavals and increases in tension in world affairs.

1. Which of the following best describes the author’s method of questioning the claim of market analysts?

(A) He presents a counterexample.
(B) He presents statistical evidence.
(C) He suggests an alternative causal linkage.
(D) He appeals to generally accepted beliefs.
(E) He demonstrates that market analysts’ reports are unreliable.

2. It can be inferred that the author is critical of the stock analysts because he

(A) believes that they have oversimplified the connection between political crisis and fluctuations of the market
(B) knows that the stock market generally shows more gains than losses
(C) suspects that stock analysts have a vested interest in the stock market, and are therefore likely to distort their explanations
(D) anticipates making large profits in the market himself
(E) is worried that if the connection between political events and stock market prices becomes well-known, unscrupulous investors will take advantage of the information
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I think the first question was straight forward. The author suggests an alternative reason for the same fluctuation in the stocks due to politics. So the answer will be C.

For the second one, I think that the author's explanation is more justified and it gives us a reason of why what the stock market analysts think is correct. The analysts have just linked the stocks to politics without knowing more about the potential causes of periodic political upheavals and increase in tension in world affairs. So that's why the answer will be A.
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