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# The whale-hunting industry has been around for many years, and is part

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Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

The whale-hunting industry has been around for many years, and is part of the fishing tradition of several countries. However, an end should be put to this industry's operations since __________.

A) the countries that hunt whales are limited by an annual quota.
B) all old traditions should be preserved and continued.
C) whale-hunting, like any industry, creates employment and foreign currency.
D) whale-hunters might mistakenly kill whales of endangered species.
E) the whale population figures have not shown vulnerability in the last four years.

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19 Sep 2018, 02:09
This is a "Complete the Argument" format question. The missing argument part follows the reason conjunction since, so it's a premise, which supports the conclusion. Therefore, this is a Conclusion Strengthening question:

Premise: whale-hunting is an old tradition belonging to several countries
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Contradicting Conclusion: whale-hunting must be stopped

Strengthening Data: ?

You are required to complete the argument with data that supports the conclusion.

Answer choice "C" strengthens the conclusion and therefore logically completes the argument. It provides a good reason for stopping whale-hunting - it may save endangered species from extinction.

So ans is C
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