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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.
13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.
14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.
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07 Dec 2009, 01:14
Really good questions.

13. I think consumption and depletion are not the same. Resources could be depleted, but not cunsumed (served for exm). Hence, E, even it seems very obvious, looks the best.

My ans E.

14. If US serves a significant share of consumption (one third), we can correct depletion by holding consumption at the present level.

So, IMO B.

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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.
13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.
14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.
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07 Dec 2009, 13:01
13- C
14-D
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08 Dec 2009, 09:26
I think it should be E and B. Not sure though. What's the OA and the source?
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08 Dec 2009, 10:04
E and B for me.

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08 Dec 2009, 10:11
C and B are the best answers in my mind. The way I solved the question was I added Choice C to the passage.

The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. The United States uses more resources than any other country.To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

It made more sense with choice C.

13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high.
(B) The United States wastes resources.
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country.
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses.
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion.
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25 Jun 2010, 01:54
13.E
14.B
I remember this question is in OG11, but i lost the book, then can't check the OA
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25 Jun 2010, 02:50
My Ans : E and D
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25 Jun 2010, 03:57
E and D for me. For the second question it was between B and D but how do we know if 1/3 is big or small?
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26 Jun 2010, 05:51
E & B( and not D because we don know if US decision would impact enf )

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14 Sep 2010, 14:25
E & D (not sure about the second one though)
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14 Sep 2010, 22:52
E and D
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15 Sep 2010, 00:36
E n D

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20 Oct 2010, 21:04
Its E and B according to me.
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21 Oct 2010, 08:20
13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?

(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high -at least in this question cannot measure by per capita.
(B) The United States wastes resources -cannot assume
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country - too stretch to assume
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses - out of scope
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion - US curbing will have an impact on reducing consumption.

14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered - if this happens curbing resources is not required. weakens the QS.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world - if 1/3 is used by US alone...the other areas use 2/3, which makes US as the country which consumes a lot of resources
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does - irrelevant
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels -out of scope
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years - weakens the conclusion
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21 Oct 2010, 09:00
I go with E and B.
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22 Oct 2010, 07:40
13. D because it connects the two sentences, therefore its an assumption. If you read closely E is just a summary of the conclusion.

14. B
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27 Oct 2010, 08:54
E and B
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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

13. The argument above depends on which of the following assumptions?
(A) Per capita resource consumption in the United States is at an all-time high –Out of Scope
(B) The United States wastes resources -cannot assume
(C) The United States uses more resources than any other country – Cannot assume
(D) The United States imports most of the resources it uses - out of scope
(E) Curbing U.S. resource consumption will significantly retard world resource depletion - US curbing will have an impact on reducing consumption.

14. Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered
US resource consumption might be higher than the discovery, so it can weaken the conclusion, if you think that way.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world
- if 1/3 is used by US alone...the other areas use 2/3. So US consumption change may not be enough to stop the depletion if the other 2/3 starts using more.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does
– No Effect on conclusion
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
If other countries usage is constant, then US consumption up and down makes the difference on resource depletion. So US reduces the consumption, it slows the depletion.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years
No effect on conclusion
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27 Oct 2010, 11:04
IMO C & B ...OA pls
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