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Hiberian Opposition Party Spokesman : Our National Textile board is running at loss; The cost of maintaining a wide network of inspection offices and officials are disproportionate to the benefits accrued since hardly only 1% of the consignments are getting rejected overall. Hence, if we cut down the size of the official expenditure on maintenance of such inspection operations, it will go a long way in sustaining the operations, yet maintaining Hiberian quality of exports and reputation. . Hiberian PMO Spokesman: This is a fallacious approach. The mere message that somebody is overseeing the affairs deters many potential fraudsters from exporting unfit goods and earning bad reputation. The PMO Spokesman responds to the Opposition Party Spokesman by

A. rebutting the argument of the spokesman of the opposition party while urging that the standards according to which the board inspects exported textiles should be raised.
B. evidencing that the Opposition stand has significantly overestimated the cost of maintaining the board.
C. criticizing the Opposition Party’s stand introducing into the issue irrelevant and non- economic factors.
D. bringing out into open a factor which the Opposition totally failed to consider.
E. resorting to Ad hominem, i.e. attack one’s character rather than the argument per se.
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Hiberian Opposition Party Spokesman : Our National Textile board is running at loss; The cost of maintaining a wide network of inspection offices and officials are disproportionate to the benefits accrued since hardly only 1% of the consignments are getting rejected overall. Hence, if we cut down the size of the official expenditure on maintenance of such inspection operations, it will go a long way in sustaining the operations, yet maintaining Hiberian quality of exports and reputation. . Hiberian PMO Spokesman: This is a fallacious approach. The mere message that somebody is overseeing the affairs deters many potential fraudsters from exporting unfit goods and earning bad reputation. The PMO Spokesman responds to the Opposition Party Spokesman by

A. rebutting the argument of the spokesman of the opposition party while urging that the standards according to which the board inspects exported textiles should be raised.
B. evidencing that the Opposition stand has significantly overestimated the cost of maintaining the board.
C. criticizing the Opposition Party’s stand introducing into the issue irrelevant and non- economic factors.
D. bringing out into open a factor which the Opposition totally failed to consider.
E. resorting to Ad hominem, i.e. attack one’s character rather than the argument per se.


A. There is no mention of raising the standard - wrong

B. No evidences produced – wrong

C. No introduction of irrelevant issues by the PMO

D. This is the correct answer. The PMO points out deterrence factor to blunt opposition’s allegation.

E. No personal names called: wrong choice.


Answer: D
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I think this is a high-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.

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I think this is a high-quality question and the explanation isn't clear enough, please elaborate.


Please mention your doubt specifically, so that we may discuss it properly.

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This item has some grammatical problems. For example, the singular subject "The cost" does not match the verb "are."

There are some typos as well, such as an extra period in "reputation. . Hiberian."

Has anyone reviewed this?

While taking a test like this, we are focused on precision. The questions need to be correctly worded, otherwise it throws us off. Thank you.

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