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# The wild mouflon sheep of the island of Corsica are direct

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Re: The wild Mouflon sheep of the island of Corsica are direct [#permalink]

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02 Jun 2012, 08:28
IMO, D it is!

A mentions wild sheep..which is nowhere mentioned in the stimulus.
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14 Oct 2013, 05:21
amitdgr wrote:
The wild Mouflon sheep of the island of Corsica are direct descendants of sheep that escaped from domestication on the island 8,000 years ago. They therefore provide archaeologists with a picture of what some early domesticated sheep looked like, before the deliberate selective breeding that produced modern domesticated sheep began.

The argument above makes which of the following assumptions?

(A) The domesticated sheep of 8,000 years ago were quite dissimilar from the wild sheep of the time.

(B) There are no other existing breeds of sheep that escaped from domestication at about the same time as the forebears of the Mouflon.

(C) Modern domesticated sheep are direct descendants of sheep that were wild 8,000 years ago.

(D) Mouflon sheep are more similar to their fore bears of 8,000 years ago than modern domesticated sheep are to theirs.

(E) The climate of Corsica has not changed at all in the last 8,000 years.

Hi all,

People say that the OA is D. I'm really puzzled with this one and the good news is that I have lots of Kudos to give away!
So would someone please provide a detailed explanation of the stimulus and the answer choices

Would really appreciate it, this is a 700 level question for sure
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14 Oct 2013, 05:45
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Conclusion: Just because they look like some early domesticated sheep, It has been inferred that they are direct descendants.
Pre-thinking:
1. Picture is perfect to recognize the similarity.
2. there is a correlation between ancient and current sheep.

(A) The domesticated sheep of 8,000 years ago were quite dissimilar from the wild sheep of the time.< Focus on word DISSIMILAR - opposite of conclusion.>

(B) There are no other existing breeds of sheep that escaped from domestication at about the same time as the forebears of the Mouflon.<I am not concerned with other existing breed - elephants are also there, do i care, no>

(C) Modern domesticated sheep are direct descendants of sheep that were wild 8,000 years ago.<this uses similar terms but does focus on wildness of the sheep, and also no new info, assumption must have new info.>

(D) Mouflon sheep are more similar to their fore bears of 8,000 years ago than modern domesticated sheep are to theirs.<matches with my pre-thinking, so far, so good>

(E) The climate of Corsica has not changed at all in the last 8,000 years.<Yes climate has not changed. so, should i be happy, sad or do party?, trying to deceive me>

Hope this helps!

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08 Aug 2017, 12:02
Merged topics. Please, search before posting questions!
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