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Though I am an amateur athlete—a longdistance runner—I have no love of the Olympic Games. The original purpose was noble, but the games have become a vehicle for politics and money. For example, when the media mention the 1980 winter games at Lake Placid, they invariably show footage of a hockey game. The real story of the 1980 games—Eric Heiden’s winning five gold medals in speed skating—is all but forgotten. The speaker above implies that

(A) Eric Heiden was a better hockey player than speed skater
(B) most people would prefer to watch speed skating over hockey
(C) hockey produces money while speed skating does not
(D) only professional athletes compete in the Olympic Games
(E) amateur athletes are more exciting to watch than professional athletes

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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Though I am an amateur athlete—a longdistance runner—I have no love of the Olympic Games. The original purpose was noble, but the games have become a vehicle for politics and money. For example, when the media mention the 1980 winter games at Lake Placid, they invariably show footage of a hockey game. The real story of the 1980 games—Eric Heiden’s winning five gold medals in speed skating—is all but forgotten. The speaker above implies that

(A) Eric Heiden was a better hockey player than speed skater
(B) most people would prefer to watch speed skating over hockey
(C) hockey produces money while speed skating does not
(D) only professional athletes compete in the Olympic Games
(E) amateur athletes are more exciting to watch than professional athletes

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It is an inference question
(A) Eric Heiden was a better hockey player than speed skater - cannot be infered
(B) most people would prefer to watch speed skating over hockey - cannot be infered
(C) hockey produces money while speed skating does not - can be infered as argument mentions that 'games have become a vehicle for politics and money'
(D) only professional athletes compete in the Olympic Games - cannot be infered
(E) amateur athletes are more exciting to watch than professional athletes - cannot be infered
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Premise :Though I am an amateur athlete—a longdistance runner—I have no love of the Olympic Games. The original purpose was noble,

Conclusion : "but the games have become a vehicle for politics and money."

Premise : For example, when the media mention the 1980 winter games at Lake Placid, they invariably show footage of a hockey game. The real story of the 1980 games—Eric Heiden’s winning five gold medals in speed skating—is all but forgotten. The speaker above implies that

Prephrasing : The athlete assumes that since games has become a vehicle of politics and money, whatever the media focus on MUST be because money is involved in it. So if hockey game is shown instead of skating, then the assumption is hockey brings in more money.

(A) Eric Heiden was a better hockey player than speed skater [ Out of Scope - nothing is mentioned about this]

(B) most people would prefer to watch speed skating over hockey [here we are talking about politics and money not people preferences and even if we do, then as per the Preprashing they should be interested in watching hockey over sakting ]

(C) hockey produces money while speed skating does not [ Bingo! This has to be the assumption]

(D) only professional athletes compete in the Olympic Games [ Out of Scope - nothing mentioned about this]

(E) amateur athletes are more exciting to watch than professional athletes [ Out of Scope - nothing mentioned about this]

Correct Answer - C
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