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# The symptoms that United States President Zachary Taylor

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The symptoms that United States President Zachary Taylor began showing five days before his death are consistent with arsenic poisoning. Recent examination of Taylor's bones, however, revealed levels of arsenic comparable to those found in the bones of Taylor's contemporaries. These levels are much lower than the levels of arsenic that remain in the bones of arsenic poisoning victims who live for more than a day after ingesting a lethal dose of the poison.

Which of the following is most strongly supported by the statements given?

A) The symptoms that Taylor began showing five days before his death are consistent with poisoning other than arsenic poisoning

B) Taylor's death was not the result of any kind of poisioning

C) The symptoms that Taylor began showing five days before his death were not caused by a leath dose of arsenic.

D) The symptoms that Taylor began showing five days before his death grew more severe each day.

E) It is unusual for a person who has ingested a lethal dose of arsenic to survive more than a day.
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The symptoms that United States President Zachary Taylor began showing five days before his death are consistent with arsenic poisoning. Recent examination of Taylor's bones, however, revealed levels of arsenic comparable to those found in the bones of Taylor's contemporaries. These levels are much lower than the levels of arsenic that remain in the bones of arsenic poisoning victims who live for more than a day after ingesting a lethal dose of the poison.

A) The passage does not discuss any other tyoe of poisoning.

B) Too extrme

C) Answer - The poisoining could have built up over time as the level was consistent with the level foudn in other President's.

D) Not discussed in the passage

E) Not mentioned in the passage that a person can live for only one day after a lethal passage.
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31 May 2008, 15:20
C - given lower levels than those found in victims of arsenic poisoning who live more than one day, Taylor's symptoms not likely result of a lethal dose of arsenic
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31 May 2008, 21:49
C

it supports that it is caused by other poison, not arsenic.
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01 Jun 2008, 05:39
i think C is the clear winner
what is the OA
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