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# Terrorist attacks invariably lead to tremendous losses in life

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Terrorist attacks invariably lead to tremendous losses in life, property, and morale of a country. The effects of a terrorist attack are not just immediate and can have long-lasting, trickle-down effects as well. The fear, for example, takes a long time to die down. However, some of these repercussions can be beneficial to the country. Take for instance, the recent terrorist attack on our capital city. In the weeks following the attack, the crime rate in the city came down significantly from what it was just before the attack. This must primarily be due to the increased presence of police resources that were moved to the area and is thus an indirect effect of the attack.

Which of the following options gives one more option as to why the crime rate decreased because of the terrorist attacks?

A. The capital city is under increased monitoring leading to quick detection of crimes - many times while the crime is still underway.

B. A number of people are frightened because of the terrorist attacks and have fled the capital city.

C. There was a recorded decrease in crime rate right after the terrorist attack in almost all cities of the country.

D. Intel reports show that the terrorists who pulled off the attack had been committing various other smaller crimes regularly to distract law enforcement from their true purposes.

E. The government had initiated schemes to decrease poverty and provide better livelihood for the people just before the terrorist attack.

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13 Jul 2018, 22:46
vaibhav1221 wrote:
Terrorist attacks invariably lead to tremendous losses in life, property, and morale of a country. The effects of a terrorist attack are not just immediate and can have long-lasting, trickle-down effects as well. The fear, for example, takes a long time to die down. However, some of these repercussions can be beneficial to the country. Take for instance, the recent terrorist attack on our capital city. In the weeks following the attack, the crime rate in the city came down significantly from what it was just before the attack. This must primarily be due to the increased presence of police resources that were moved to the area and is thus an indirect effect of the attack.

Which of the following options gives one more option as to why the crime rate decreased because of the terrorist attacks?

A. The capital city is under increased monitoring leading to quick detection of crimes - many times while the crime is still underway.

B. A number of people are frightened because of the terrorist attacks and have fled the capital city.

C. There was a recorded decrease in crime rate right after the terrorist attack in almost all cities of the country.

D. Intel reports show that the terrorists who pulled off the attack had been committing various other smaller crimes regularly to distract law enforcement from their true purposes.

E. The government had initiated schemes to decrease poverty and provide better livelihood for the people just before the terrorist attack.

wow what weird imagination. Will a question ever justify some advantages?? of a terrorist attack.
you can dump this resource and not waste your time.

Even if you are looking for an answer to this..

reasoning:-
terrorist attacks lead indirectly to lesser crime and extra policing is given as one reason.
what could be other reason..

A. The capital city is under increased monitoring leading to quick detection of crimes - many times while the crime is still underway.
YES, if there has been an increased monitoring in form of CCTV or police presence now...

B. A number of people are frightened because of the terrorist attacks and have fled the capital city.
out of context

C. There was a recorded decrease in crime rate right after the terrorist attack in almost all cities of the country.
this is no reason that it will happen here. we are looking for - why?

D. Intel reports show that the terrorists who pulled off the attack had been committing various other smaller crimes regularly to distract law enforcement from their true purposes.
YES, these small crimes would have stopped now

E. The government had initiated schemes to decrease poverty and provide better livelihood for the people just before the terrorist attack.
out of context

so A and C are both probables..
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14 Jul 2018, 01:29
chetan2u wrote:
vaibhav1221 wrote:
Terrorist attacks invariably lead to tremendous losses in life, property, and morale of a country. The effects of a terrorist attack are not just immediate and can have long-lasting, trickle-down effects as well. The fear, for example, takes a long time to die down. However, some of these repercussions can be beneficial to the country. Take for instance, the recent terrorist attack on our capital city. In the weeks following the attack, the crime rate in the city came down significantly from what it was just before the attack. This must primarily be due to the increased presence of police resources that were moved to the area and is thus an indirect effect of the attack.

Which of the following options gives one more option as to why the crime rate decreased because of the terrorist attacks?

A. The capital city is under increased monitoring leading to quick detection of crimes - many times while the crime is still underway.

B. A number of people are frightened because of the terrorist attacks and have fled the capital city.

C. There was a recorded decrease in crime rate right after the terrorist attack in almost all cities of the country.

D. Intel reports show that the terrorists who pulled off the attack had been committing various other smaller crimes regularly to distract law enforcement from their true purposes.

E. The government had initiated schemes to decrease poverty and provide better livelihood for the people just before the terrorist attack.

wow what weird imagination. Will a question ever justify some advantages?? of a terrorist attack.
you can dump this resource and not waste your time.

Even if you are looking for an answer to this..

reasoning:-
terrorist attacks lead indirectly to lesser crime and extra policing is given as one reason.
what could be other reason..

A. The capital city is under increased monitoring leading to quick detection of crimes - many times while the crime is still underway.
YES, if there has been an increased monitoring in form of CCTV or police presence now...

B. A number of people are frightened because of the terrorist attacks and have fled the capital city.
out of context

C. There was a recorded decrease in crime rate right after the terrorist attack in almost all cities of the country.
this is no reason that it will happen here. we are looking for - why?

D. Intel reports show that the terrorists who pulled off the attack had been committing various other smaller crimes regularly to distract law enforcement from their true purposes.
YES, these small crimes would have stopped now

E. The government had initiated schemes to decrease poverty and provide better livelihood for the people just before the terrorist attack.
out of context

so A and C are both probables..

Hi chetan2u!
This is my first 'New Post' and I am certainly very happy to respond.
I agree with you on the weirdness of the prompt question, however, with all due respect, just on the basis of the logic of the prompt, which does not adhere to our logical thinking, one cannot deem it incorrect.
I have seen quite a few questions (only limited are free) from the same source on gmatclub (only confident about verbal). This source might not be the best, but it is certainly not the worst either.
Regarding the confusion about the correct answer i.e between A and D (I think you had written C by mistake, because your explanation suggests A and D), A is already mentioned in the paragraph in the highlighted text and this makes D a clear winner.

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14 Jul 2018, 03:20
vaibhav1221 wrote:
chetan2u wrote:
vaibhav1221 wrote:
Terrorist attacks invariably lead to tremendous losses in life, property, and morale of a country. The effects of a terrorist attack are not just immediate and can have long-lasting, trickle-down effects as well. The fear, for example, takes a long time to die down. However, some of these repercussions can be beneficial to the country. Take for instance, the recent terrorist attack on our capital city. In the weeks following the attack, the crime rate in the city came down significantly from what it was just before the attack. This must primarily be due to the increased presence of police resources that were moved to the area and is thus an indirect effect of the attack.

Which of the following options gives one more option as to why the crime rate decreased because of the terrorist attacks?

A. The capital city is under increased monitoring leading to quick detection of crimes - many times while the crime is still underway.

B. A number of people are frightened because of the terrorist attacks and have fled the capital city.

C. There was a recorded decrease in crime rate right after the terrorist attack in almost all cities of the country.

D. Intel reports show that the terrorists who pulled off the attack had been committing various other smaller crimes regularly to distract law enforcement from their true purposes.

E. The government had initiated schemes to decrease poverty and provide better livelihood for the people just before the terrorist attack.

wow what weird imagination. Will a question ever justify some advantages?? of a terrorist attack.
you can dump this resource and not waste your time.

Even if you are looking for an answer to this..

reasoning:-
terrorist attacks lead indirectly to lesser crime and extra policing is given as one reason.
what could be other reason..

A. The capital city is under increased monitoring leading to quick detection of crimes - many times while the crime is still underway.
YES, if there has been an increased monitoring in form of CCTV or police presence now...

B. A number of people are frightened because of the terrorist attacks and have fled the capital city.
out of context

C. There was a recorded decrease in crime rate right after the terrorist attack in almost all cities of the country.
this is no reason that it will happen here. we are looking for - why?

D. Intel reports show that the terrorists who pulled off the attack had been committing various other smaller crimes regularly to distract law enforcement from their true purposes.
YES, these small crimes would have stopped now

E. The government had initiated schemes to decrease poverty and provide better livelihood for the people just before the terrorist attack.
out of context

so A and C are both probables..

Hi chetan2u!
This is my first 'New Post' and I am certainly very happy to respond.
I agree with you on the weirdness of the prompt question, however, with all due respect, just on the basis of the logic of the prompt, which does not adhere to our logical thinking, one cannot deem it incorrect.
I have seen quite a few questions (only limited are free) from the same source on gmatclub (only confident about verbal). This source might not be the best, but it is certainly not the worst either.
Regarding the confusion about the correct answer i.e between A and D (I think you had written C by mistake, because your explanation suggests A and D), A is already mentioned in the paragraph in the highlighted text and this makes D a clear winner.

Regards,
Vaibhav

In GMAT, anything on racial, gender and I can surely add finding something good in terrorist attack as a NO GO. If the so called source is unable to understand this, it is not reliable.
As far as A is concerned, police resources and increased monitoring are not the same .
After terrorist attacks, the monitoring is being done by army, CCTV which may be personal or on shop or on mall.

So A is not out.

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14 Jul 2018, 06:36
Hi chetan2u!
Thanks for the insight into the GMAT no go. I'll make sure that I dont go back there. Regarding A vs D, i still feel its D, however, its no good to ponder over this because its not from a source that is in accordance with the GMAT rules.

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14 Jul 2018, 10:01
Since A is already mentioned and the question asks for another string reason, D is best.

Is the source debatable ?? Why so much fuss about the argument ??

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14 Jul 2018, 10:17
SonalSinha803 wrote:
Since A is already mentioned and the question asks for another string reason, D is best.

Is the source debatable ?? Why so much fuss about the argument ??

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I am not entirely sure about the source. I have seen questions from the same source on gmatclub. The logical fallacy of the argument may be debatable, as pointed out by chetan2u.

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14 Jul 2018, 19:10
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OFFICIAL SOLUTION

The argument claims that there can be some benefits to terrorist attacks, such as the decrease in crime rates. The author argues that the crime rate was influenced by the recent terrorist attack. In order to further add credibility to the author’s argument, the correct option must establish that the terrorist attack had some tie to the crime rate in the city.

Option (A) repeats a fact that is mentioned in the argument – that there is an increase in policing. However, instead of saying that the increase in police forces is dissuading the criminals, the options states that they are getting caught red-handed. This option does not imply that the crime rate has come down – only that the criminals are being increasingly caught.

Option (B) extends a remark made in the argument about people feeling fear. However, what does this discussion have to do with the crime rate? The option makes no mention of the impact that the fleeing had on the crime rate.

Option (C) states that the crime rate has come down. However, this decrease in crime rate need not have anything to do with the terrorist attacks. The option does nothing to establish this link.

Option (D) implies that the terrorists had been contributing to the crime rate. This implies that, now that they have implemented their plan, they are no longer committing petty crimes to distract the police and that the crime rate has come down. Ultimately, the option strengthens the argument by establishing a link between the crime rate and the terrorist attacks.

There need not necessarily be a link between crime and poverty. Even if that were the case, Option (E) would weaken the argument and not strengthen it. If the government had been taking measures to bring down the crime rate, then the crime rate has not come down because of the terrorist attack.
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