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The original Star Wars film (1977), in which Luke Skywalker saved Prin

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The original Star Wars film (1977), in which Luke Skywalker saved Princess Leia and battled against the evil Empire, was followed by two equally successful sequels: "The Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. Nearly 25 years later, the Star Wars prequels have arrived, and they are even more successful than the original series. The prequels (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and the soon-to-be released Episode III) have shattered box office records, filling theaters with audiences of young children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Which of the following conclusions can properly be drawn from this statement?

A. The prequels are better than the original and its sequels.
B. The prequels have been marketed more effectively than the original and its sequels.
C. The Star Wars films have phenomenal special effects.
D. Fans of the original films have always wanted more Star Wars stories.
E. The themes and epic struggles of the Star Wars movies appeal to viewers of all generations.

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The original Star Wars film (1977), in which Luke Skywalker saved Princess Leia and battled against the evil Empire, was followed by two equally successful sequels: "The Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. Nearly 25 years later, the Star Wars prequels have arrived, and they are even more successful than the original series. The prequels (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and the soon-to-be released Episode III) have shattered box office records, filling theaters with audiences of young children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Which of the following conclusions can properly be drawn from this statement?

To find the conclusion, let's jot down the points:
org film('77) + 2 sequels
25yrs later- sequel > original series (success)
Conclusion: prequel box office hit and all audience(all age group) loved the movie.

The conclusion should give a strong reason as to why all loved the movie irrespective of the age group.

A. The prequels are better than the original and its sequels.
INCORRECT. Pretty attractive wrong answer. But it never states a reason as to why people loved the prequel. It can't always be true that a movie will be a hit and liked by all if the movie is better than the rest. Tons of good movies (prequels, sequels or otherwise) are a flop.

B. The prequels have been marketed more effectively than the original and its sequels.
INCORRECT. The passage mentions nothing about marketing. Out of scope.

C. The Star Wars films have phenomenal special effects.
INCORRECT. This says nothing specifically about prequel or sequel. If all movies have special effects, then why specific movie/s became a hit?

D. Fans of the original films have always wanted more Star Wars stories.
INCORRECT. This right the wish of every fan but unfortunately, nothing is mentioned about it in the passage.

E. The themes and epic struggles of the Star Wars movies appeal to viewers of all generations.
CORRECT. This gives a clear conclusion as to why the viewers of all generations appeal the themes in the films.
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Argument starts with Star Wars original film and follows with mention of successful sequels. Further after 25 years prequels are more successful than original series breaking all records with its audience including from children to adults.

The argument would either conclude with something related to series’ success or with audience as mentioned in the last line.

A. The prequels are better than the original and its sequels. – WRONG. Nothing related to content comparison is discussed in the argument.
B. The prequels have been marketed more effectively than the original and its sequels. – WRONG. No reasoning is given for how the films in the series become successful one after the other.
C. The Star Wars films have phenomenal special effects. – WRONG. Similar to option – A, nothing related to content is discussed in the argument.
D. Fans of the original films have always wanted more Star Wars stories. – WRONG. It might be true but since it is not discussed in the argument it is incorrect. Also, fans demand for more stores don’t guarantee success which is discussed more than what fans want.
E. The themes and epic struggles of the Star Wars movies appeal to viewers of all generations. – CORRECT. In line to pre-thinking argument may well put reasons (appeal to viewers of all generations) for such a successful film series.

Answer (E).
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In A, it is stated that the prequels are better than the original and its sequels. This may not entirely be true. We can say that the prequels have been more successful than the original and its sequels, but not generally say that the prequels are better. Hence A is out.

Nothing in the question stem is suggestive that the prequels have been marketed better than the original and its sequels. Hence such a conclusion is not the best answer, so B is out.

Nothing has been said about the special effects of the star wars series. So C is out as well.

In E, mention is made to themes and epic struggles of the star wars movies that were not mentioned in the question stem. We can therefore not conclude based on new information that was not presented in the original stem.

D, in my opinion, is the right answer. The fact that the sequels were equally successful as the original movie coupled with the given information that about twenty-five later the prequels were even more successful, suggests that the fans of star wars movie series always looked forward to more. Another point in support for D also lies in the audience composition of the prequels, which were made up of adults (who probably started following star war movies when the original premiered), children and teenagers.
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The original Star Wars film (1977), in which Luke Skywalker saved Princess Leia and battled against the evil Empire, was followed by two equally successful sequels: "The Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. Nearly 25 years later, the Star Wars prequels have arrived, and they are even more successful than the original series. The prequels (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and the soon-to-be released Episode III) have shattered box office records, filling theaters with audiences of young children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Which of the following conclusions can properly be drawn from this statement?


A. The prequels are better than the original and its sequels.
---in the above statement no comparison is made among prequels, the original, and its sequels about which is better (incorrect)

B. The prequels have been marketed more effectively than the original and its sequels.
--there is nothing mentioned in the passage about--how prequels, original and sequels are marketed
so we can't conclude anything about how they are marketed (incorrect)

C. The Star Wars films have phenomenal special effects.

the above statement talks about the success of star wars films and their prequels ---they shattered box office, filling theaters with audiences of young children, teenagers, and adults alike but it does not talk about the effects used in the films--so we cant conclude whether they contain the special effect (incorrect)

D. Fans of the original films have always wanted more Star Wars stories.
---nothing is discussed about the fans and their preferences in the above statement
---so we cant conclude what they wanted or not (incorrect)


E. The themes and epic struggles of the Star Wars movies appeal to viewers of all generations.

yes answer choice is correct---the above statement talks about the success of star wars films and their prequels ---they shattered box office, filling theaters with audiences of young children, teenagers, and adults alike ----so we can conclude that --the themes and epic struggles of star wars movies appeal to viewers of all generations
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The original Star Wars film (1977), in which Luke Skywalker saved Princess Leia and battled against the evil Empire, was followed by two equally successful sequels: "The Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. Nearly 25 years later, the Star Wars prequels have arrived, and they are even more successful than the original series. The prequels (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and the soon-to-be released Episode III) have shattered box office records, filling theaters with audiences of young children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Which of the following conclusions can properly be drawn from this statement?

A. The prequels are better than the original and its sequels.
B. The prequels have been marketed more effectively than the original and its sequels.
C. The Star Wars films have phenomenal special effects.
D. Fans of the original films have always wanted more Star Wars stories.
E. The themes and epic struggles of the Star Wars movies appeal to viewers of all generations.


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The original Star Wars film (1977), in which Luke Skywalker saved Princess Leia and battled against the evil Empire, was followed by two equally successful sequels: "The Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. Nearly 25 years later, the Star Wars prequels have arrived, and they are even more successful than the original series. The prequels (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and the soon-to-be released Episode III) have shattered box office records, filling theaters with audiences of young children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Which of the following conclusions can properly be drawn from this statement?

A. The prequels are better than the original and its sequels.
comparison is not suggested in the argument above

B. The prequels have been marketed more effectively than the original and its sequels.
marketing effectiveness is not discussed in the argument

C. The Star Wars films have phenomenal special effects.
special effects are not discussed in the argument

D. Fans of the original films have always wanted more Star Wars stories.
Fans wanted more. this could be a good assumption. that there was a demand for having more star wars movies.

E. The themes and epic struggles of the Star Wars movies appeal to viewers of all generations.
based on the last line in the argument, that it appeals to children , teenager, and adult alike, this conclusion can be drawn.

E is the answer!
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The original Star Wars film (1977), in which Luke Skywalker saved Princess Leia and battled against the evil Empire, was followed by two equally successful sequels: "The Empire Strikes back and Return of the Jedi. Nearly 25 years later, the Star Wars prequels have arrived, and they are even more successful than the original series. The prequels (The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, and the soon-to-be released Episode III) have shattered box office records, filling theaters with audiences of young children, teenagers, and adults alike.

Which of the following conclusions can properly be drawn from this statement?

A. The prequels are better than the original and its sequels.
B. The prequels have been marketed more effectively than the original and its sequels.
C. The Star Wars films have phenomenal special effects.
D. Fans of the original films have always wanted more Star Wars stories.
E. The themes and epic struggles of the Star Wars movies appeal to viewers of all generations.


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Correct Answer: E

The evidence in the passage points to one conclusion: that the Star Wars films appeal to audience-goers of all ages. The passage tells us that the prequels are even more successful than the originals and that the films are popular among young children, teenagers, and adults alike. This suggests that viewers of all ages appreciate the themes in the films. The passage does not compare the quality or marketing of the prequels to the sequels, so choices a and b are incorrect. It does not discuss the special effects in the film, so choice c is incorrect. Fans of the original film may have wanted more Star Wars stories, but the passage does not state this, so choice d is not a logical conclusion to the argument.
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