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The high cost of productions is severely limiting which operas are available to the public. These costs necessitate reliance on large corporate sponsors, who in return demand that only the most famous operas be produced. Determining which operas will be produced should rest only with ticket purchasers at the box office, not with large corporate sponsors. If we reduce production budgets so that operas can be supported exclusively by box-office receipts and donations from individuals, then the public will be able to see less famous operas.

Which one of the following, if true, would weaken the argument?

(A) A few ticket purchasers go to the opera for the sake of going to the opera, not to see specific operatic productions.
(B) The reduction of opera production budgets would not reduce the desire of large corporate sponsors to support operas.
(C) Without the support of large corporate sponsors, opera companies could not afford to produce any but the most famous of operas.
(D) Large corporate sponsors will stop supporting opera productions if they are denied control over which operas will be produced.
(E) The combination of individual donations and box-office receipts cannot match the amounts of money obtained through sponsorship by large corporations
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31 Jan 2006, 05:43
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The high cost of productions is severely limiting which operas are available to the public. These costs necessitate reliance on large corporate sponsors, who in return demand that only the most famous operas be produced. Determining which operas will be produced should rest only with ticket purchasers at the box office, not with large corporate sponsors. If we reduce production budgets so that operas can be supported exclusively by box-office receipts and donations from individuals, then the public will be able to see less famous operas.

Which one of the following, if true, would weaken the argument?

(A) A few ticket purchasers go to the opera for the sake of going to the opera, not to see specific operatic productions. The intends of ticket purchasers is secondary
(B) The reduction of opera production budgets would not reduce the desire of large corporate sponsors to support operas. doesn't matter
(C) Without the support of large corporate sponsors, opera companies could not afford to produce any but the most famous of operas. This one makes the point: The author argues that corps. who donor the production don't want the production of less known operas. He says "Determining which operas will be produced should rest only with ticket purchasers at the box office, not with large corporate sponsors" would enable to prouce small ones. C says that this wouldn't be the case.
(D) Large corporate sponsors will stop supporting opera productions if they are denied control over which operas will be produced. that's what the author wants to; independece from corp donors => out
(E) The combination of individual donations and box-office receipts cannot match the amounts of money obtained through sponsorship by large corporations the author says he wants to reduce production costs, so that there would be no need for a budget as high as before, when sustained by corps

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31 Jan 2006, 21:40
OA is C-

could one of you explain.
31 Jan 2006, 21:40
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