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Talbert: Chess is beneficial for school-age children. It is enjoyable,

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Talbert: Chess is beneficial for school-age children. It is enjoyable, encourages foresight and logical thinking, and discourages carelessness, inattention, and impulsiveness. In short, it promotes mental maturity.
Sklar: My objection to teaching chess to children is that it diverts mental activity from something with societal value, such as science, into something that has no societal value.

Talbert’s and Sklar’s statements provide the strongest support for holding that they disagree with each other over whether

(A) chess promotes mental maturity
(B) many activities promote mental maturity just as well as chess does
(C) chess is socially valuable and science is not
(D) children should be taught to play chess
(E) children who neither play chess nor study science are mentally immature

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A:- both agrees chess promotes mental activity
B:- other activities , out of scope
C:- Talbert is saying nothing about social value of chess. Sklar is saying chess is not socially valuable but science is.
D:- Talbert supports this statement while sklar opposes
E:- out of scope

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I am confused with the question itself. What does the question mean ? Can anyone help ?
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I found it difficult to understand as which part of the sentence says Sklar oppses chess [D].
IMO (C) chess is socially valuable and science is not. is more appropriate, as the Sklar says it has focuses on science than from societal value. And the Talbert says the opposite.
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Talbert: Chess is beneficial for school-age children. It is enjoyable, encourages foresight and logical thinking, and discourages carelessness, inattention, and impulsiveness. In short, it promotes mental maturity.
Sklar: My objection to teaching chess to children is that it diverts mental activity from something with societal value, such as science, into something that has no societal value.

Talbert’s and Sklar’s statements provide the strongest support for holding that they disagree with each other over whether

(A) chess promotes mental maturity
(B) many activities promote mental maturity just as well as chess does
(C) chess is socially valuable and science is not
(D) children should be taught to play chess
(E) children who neither play chess nor study science are mentally immature

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Talbert:
Chess is good for kids.
It promotes mental maturity.

Sklar:
Don't teach chess to children.
It diverts them from societal value (e.g. science) to non societal value.

The question is this: On which point do the two people disagree? Hold opposing views?

Talbert says that chess is good for kids (implying that they should be taught chess). Sklar says kids should not be taught chess (He does not say that it is not good for them. He just says that it distracts them from science). So the point on which they don't agree is whether kids should be taught chess. This is (D)

(A) chess promotes mental maturity
Sklar does not oppose this.

(B) many activities promote mental maturity just as well as chess does
No one says this.

(C) chess is socially valuable and science is not
Sklar says that chess is not socially valuable. Talbert does not talk about this.

(E) children who neither play chess nor study science are mentally immature
No one says this.

Answer (D)
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