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The sense of delayed gratification, of working now for later pleasure,

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The sense of delayed gratification, of working now for later pleasure, has helped shape the economic behavior of our society. However, that sense is no longer nurtured as consistently in our children as it once was. For example, it used to take a bit of patience to put together the toys that children got the cereal boxes; now the toys come from the boxes whole.

Which of the following is an assumption made by the argument?


A. The toys in cereal boxes have changed partly because the economic conditions of our society have improved.

B. The influence of promotion gimmicks on the economic behavior of our society has increased over the years.

C. The toys that used to come in cereal boxes were put together by the same children who played with them.

D. Part of the pleasure of any toy lies in putting the toy together before playing with it.

E. Today’s children do not expect a single toy to provide pleasure for a long period of time.

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Author wants to prove his point that it used to take a bit of patience to put together the toys that children got the cereal boxes; now the toys come from the boxes whole...here he is assuming that children only used to do the work of assembling ..in the process sense of delayed gratification used to be nurtured ...

Answer is C ..other choices are irrelevant ...hope my reasoning helps ..
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The sense of delayed gratification, of working now for later pleasure, has helped shape the economic behavior of our society. However, that sense is no longer nurtured as consistently in our children as it once was. For example, it used to take a bit of patience to put together the toys that children got the cereal boxes; now the toys come from the boxes whole.

Which of the following is an assumption made by the argument?


A. The toys in cereal boxes have changed partly because the economic conditions of our society have improved.

B. The influence of promotion gimmicks on the economic behavior of our society has increased over the years.

C. The toys that used to come in cereal boxes were put together by the same children who played with them.

D. Part of the pleasure of any toy lies in putting the toy together before playing with it.

E. Today’s children do not expect a single toy to provide pleasure for a long period of time.


Correct Answer must be (C) for the highlighted errors in other options..

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IMO the answer should be C. When this option is negated, the conclusion breaks down completely.
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