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# Which of the following best completes the passage below? At

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14 Jun 2009, 15:28
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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
At large amusement parks, live shows are used very deliberately to influence crowd movements. Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper. Behind this surface divergence in immediate purpose there is the unified underlying goal of _ _ _ _ _.
(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowd
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the park
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the park
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurants
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible

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14 Jun 2009, 16:00
I would pick B. Relieving crowd at the restaurants and forcing people to stay for supper are both immediate goals. But the actual underlying goal is to force people to stay for longer time than intended. Lunch time plays will force users to come to the play around lunch time, then they can have lunch, and watch the show. And then by the time they are done, evening shows are all set to persuade visitors to stay on for one more show(around supper time). So by doing this the amusement parks are forcing people to stay for longer time at the park, so that visitors are tempted to see more than 1 show.

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14 Jun 2009, 16:49
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Which of the following best completes the passage below?
At large amusement parks, live shows are used very deliberately to influence crowd movements. Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants. Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper. Behind this surface divergence in immediate purpose there is the unified underlying goal of _ _ _ _ _.
(A) keeping the lines at the various rides short by drawing off part of the crowdirrelevant
(B) enhancing revenue by attracting people who come only for the live shows and then leave the parkJust to come to the live shows - why would they plan the shows based on the lunch and supper time
(C) avoiding as far as possible traffic jams caused by visitors entering or leaving the parkirrelevant
(D) encouraging as many people as possible to come to the park in order to eat at the restaurantsThey don't want the visitors just to come for dining
(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possibleI guess,this is the best because in addition to the shows,they want to make money on the restaurants

I would go with E.

I guess rest all options are not relevant.
What is the OA?
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14 Jun 2009, 16:54
Even I was opting for D, but the actual answer says otherwise. I dont have the explanation here. So why dont we wait for some more responses before I post the OA?

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15 Jun 2009, 00:00
I go for E too.

Lunchtime shows are to decrease traffic to restaurants.
Evening shows are to increase traffic to restaurants.

Both work to optimise traffic to restaurants. Hence E.

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15 Jun 2009, 03:27
I'll choose E...Had to choose between D and E...But D says that the shows are there to bring new customers...However from the argument, it appears that their purpose is to entice the already existing ppl in the parks...
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15 Jun 2009, 05:24
I too go for 'E'. because:

At large amusement parks, live shows are used very deliberately to influence crowd movements. 1)Lunchtime performances relieve the pressure on a park’s restaurants.
2)Evening performances have a rather different purpose: to encourage visitors to stay for supper.
Behind this surface divergence in immediate purpose there is the unified underlying goal of _ _ _ _ _.

Now, since during the lunch and evening time, the main purpose of the live shows is directed towards the utilization of the restaurants, option 'E' follows.

(E) utilizing the restaurants at optimal levels for as much of the day as possible
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15 Jun 2009, 17:02
I'm with C.

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16 Jun 2009, 00:53
OA is E and all you folks have pretty much explained it.

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16 Jun 2009, 12:41
Agree with E.
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Re: Amusement Parks   [#permalink] 16 Jun 2009, 12:41
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