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The excuse for not voting that is most commonly given by citizens is that the two major political parties do not offer competent candidates or meaningful policies and positions. The nonvoting citizen believes that by expressing dissatisfaction as a consumer in the political process by not casting his or her ballot, the parties will put forward better candidates and positions. But this misconceives the role of voter as that of consumer. In the marketplace, defection to another product or failure to purchase a product sends a powerful message that results in change, improvement, and innovation. But not voting in the political process will not produce a smorgasbord, but rather, will result in a menu with a single entree and two side dishes.

1- The author does NOT address which of the following?
A) the results from people not participating in the electoral process
B) consequences of a consumer's refusal to purchase a product
C) how citizens can effectively express dissatisfaction with the two major political parties
D) why many citizens refuse to vote
E) differences between the role of the voter and that of the consumer

2- The author attempts to make her point by
A) constructing a simile
B) discrediting an analogy
C) making a circular argument
D) offering a unique hypothesis
E) presenting new evidence
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30 Jun 2004, 12:19
C. The Author touched all points except C.

B. He tries to use the principle of analogy but proves that it fails in this case
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Re: CR: Political parties - 2 questions [#permalink]

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30 Jun 2004, 19:08
Paul wrote:
1- The author does NOT address which of the following?
A) the results from people not participating in the electoral process
B) consequences of a consumer's refusal to purchase a product
C) how citizens can effectively express dissatisfaction with the two major political parties
D) why many citizens refuse to vote
E) differences between the role of the voter and that of the consumer

C.
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2- The author attempts to make her point by
A) constructing a simile
B) discrediting an analogy
C) making a circular argument
D) offering a unique hypothesis
E) presenting new evidence

A seems good. camparing a consumer to a voter.
author tells an analogy but don't discredit it (I guess)..not B

anyway, I liked the word smorgasbord. Scandinavian huh!!
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30 Jun 2004, 22:44
The answer for the first One is "C" and for the second one , I'd choose "B" 'cos the author presents an analogy of sorts to indicate that the consumer gets what she wants but not the voter.

By doing this, the author tries to discredit the analogy.

Let me know if I did not sound convincing enuff.
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01 Jul 2004, 00:58
IMO
E (C, is mentioned in the passage, Voter expresses himself against parties by not voting, while (E) I think is not clearly mentioned in the passage)
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Re: CR: Political parties - 2 questions [#permalink]

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01 Jul 2004, 01:44
I think the correct answers are

1- C (There is no mention of "effective" expression of dissatisfaction in the argument)

2- B (Here, the comparison is discredited saying saying that it does not work in the realm of voting)

What are the OA's?

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The excuse for not voting that is most commonly given by citizens is that the two major political parties do not offer competent candidates or meaningful policies and positions. The nonvoting citizen believes that by expressing dissatisfaction as a consumer in the political process by not casting his or her ballot, the parties will put forward better candidates and positions. But this misconceives the role of voter as that of consumer. In the marketplace, defection to another product or failure to purchase a product sends a powerful message that results in change, improvement, and innovation. But not voting in the political process will not produce a smorgasbord, but rather, will result in a menu with a single entree and two side dishes.

1- The author does NOT address which of the following?
A) the results from people not participating in the electoral process
B) consequences of a consumer's refusal to purchase a product
C) how citizens can effectively express dissatisfaction with the two major political parties
D) why many citizens refuse to vote
E) differences between the role of the voter and that of the consumer

2- The author attempts to make her point by
A) constructing a simile
B) discrediting an analogy
C) making a circular argument
D) offering a unique hypothesis
E) presenting new evidence

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01 Jul 2004, 03:41
for 1) I see the point! I missed the word "effectively" in option (C), I guess (C) is better, but can one help me out in refuting (E).
2) Ya! after re-reading the passage (B) sounds good.
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01 Jul 2004, 05:08
This part of the passage refutes E

"But this misconceives the role of voter as that of consumer. In the marketplace, defection to another product or failure to purchase a product sends a powerful message that results in change, improvement, and innovation. But not voting in the political process will not produce a smorgasbord, but rather, will result in a menu with a single entree and two side dishes."

It clearly states that there is misconception of the role of voter as that of consumer. If a customer rejects a product by buying another product or by not buying the defective product, it results in change of the product on the better side. However, if a voter rejects voting, it results in changes on the worse side. If I understand the analogy correctly, it means that we get a government with no clear majority for any party, whcih leads to chaos.

Any other views??

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for 1) I see the point! I missed the word "effectively" in option (C), I guess (C) is better, but can one help me out in refuting (E).
2) Ya! after re-reading the passage (B) sounds good.

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01 Jul 2004, 05:08
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