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4. The author suggests that blame for the extinction of Florida panthers rests chiefly upon

Difficulty Level: 700

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Several sentences point the blame at government officials. The first sentence states that the panther "is nearing extinction with the help of scientists and government officials." The last sentence in the first paragraph reveals that officials opted for interbreeding because "pressure from development caused [them] to grow impatient." Finally, the third paragraph tells us that the interbreeding was "a compromise between the needs of development and a species' survival." Thus, the blame rests on officials who bowed to pressure from developers. The author does not state that developers are encroaching upon protected areas (choice b), and although fingers are pointed at scientists in the first sentence, nothing indicates that scientists suggested the solution (choice c). Choices d and e are incorrect because the passage does not mention advocates of species preservation or suggests that agencies did not act quickly enough. Rather, the problem is that agencies wanted to act too quickly.

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5. The passage suggests that the author

Difficulty Level: 600

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The last paragraph expresses the author's fear that the "success" in Florida "could portend a tragic trend in wildlife management" and that "species tampering . . .will irrevocably transform our national landscape." Thus, he fears that this approach will become a standard in wildlife preservation. Nothing suggests that he is a former member of any agency, so choice A is incorrect. The author clearly does not want to compromise a species' integrity, so choice b is incorrect. The author does not state that he believes in a conspiracy of genetic experiments, so choice d is incorrect. Finally, the realism of sustainable numbers" statistics is not discussed, so choice e is incorrect.

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Hi Sajjad1994 - I understand the answer to the 1st question, what is the "primary goal". But, I often get confused between the two options in "primary purpose" or "primary goal" questions:
1. One that captures or summarizes the essence of the entire passage in a few words - It should ideally not be limited to a single paragraph. I've read that this is the correct option.
2. One that conveys the key message from the passage. Not the correct option

Here, it seems the answer choice C falls in the Second category.

Can you please through some light on this? Thanks
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Pankaj0901 wrote:
Hi Sajjad1994 - I understand the answer to the 1st question, what is the "primary goal". But, I often get confused between the two options in "primary purpose" or "primary goal" questions:
1. One that captures or summarizes the essence of the entire passage in a few words - It should ideally not be limited to a single paragraph. I've read that this is the correct option.
2. One that conveys the key message from the passage. Not the correct option

Here, it seems the answer choice C falls in the Second category.

Can you please through some light on this? Thanks

Hello Pankaj0901

Unfortunately, there is no ready-made answer to your question. Every reading comprehension passage has its own story in it, selecting the best answer depends and varies from case to case, Your initial read of the passage should be so strong that you must know the pitfalls each incorrect option has in it.

An answer could be correct in both the above cases, it should be the best among the available five answers. Extreme language, out-of-the-scope generalizability of the sentences, half-right half wrong answer choices are a few examples of the wrong answer choices and the test taker needs to be careful enough to analyze this all.

-An answer choice providing the key point and also not going beyond the scope of the passage could be one of the true answer choices.

-An answer choice that captures or summarizes the essence of the entire passage in a few words but one extreme word can make it out of the scope.

The conclusion is that one needs to keep a sharp eye on every transition and extreme word, for example, some, all, none, every, a few, majority, etc...

Good luck
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1. The primary goal of this passage is to

Difficulty Level: 600

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Although the passage does demonstrate the fragility of an endangered species (choice a) and the importance of effective wildlife management (choice b), the main goal is to argue that mixing species is the wrong way to attempt to preserve an endangered species. This is expressed clearly in the final paragraph: "We cannot and should not create genetically mixed species as a means of achieving a compromise between the needs of development and a species' survival." The passage does show that the mixing of species was successful (choice d), but the passage criticizes this point. The author is critical of land development in areas with specific endangered species, but this is not the focus of the passage, so choice e is incorrect.

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how is this a "Business" themed passage?
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