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Widespread domestication of animals did not occur in East Asia until

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Widespread domestication of animals did not occur in East Asia until after agriculture had replaced hunting and gathering as the predominant way of life. New archeological premise indicates that animals such as goats and sheep were domesticated in the Middle East and Southwest Asia thousands of years earlier than previously thought. Therefore, there is sufficient premise to conclude that agriculture replaced hunting and gathering earlier than previously thought in these regions.

The author employs which of the following methods to make his argument?

A. reconciling several seemingly contradictory pieces of premise with a single hypothesis
B. forming a reinterpretation of premise once used to support one theory in order to support another
C. drawing a conclusion about an unknown phenomenon by making a comparison to a known phenomenon
D. speculating about how animal domestication processes in East Asia may have been influenced by those in Southwest Asia and the Middle East
E. pointing out some key differences between the civilizations of the Middle East and Southwest Asia and those of East Asia.

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can somebody please explain this one. I marked OA A
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The author cites a known fact—that domestication of animals did not occur in East Asia until after the rise of agriculture as an overall way of life—and then applies it to a different, unknown situation (that of ancient Southwest Asia and the Middle East) in order to draw a new conclusion. Hence, Choice C is correct.
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Raxit85 wrote:
Widespread domestication of animals did not occur in East Asia until after agriculture had replaced hunting and gathering as the predominant way of life. New archeological premise indicates that animals such as goats and sheep were domesticated in the Middle East and Southwest Asia thousands of years earlier than previously thought. Therefore, there is sufficient premise to conclude that agriculture replaced hunting and gathering earlier than previously thought in these regions.

The author employs which of the following methods to make his argument?

A. reconciling several seemingly contradictory pieces of premise with a single hypothesis
B. forming a reinterpretation of premise once used to support one theory in order to support another
C. drawing a conclusion about an unknown phenomenon by making a comparison to a known phenomenon
D. speculating about how animal domestication processes in East Asia may have been influenced by those in Southwest Asia and the Middle East
E. pointing out some key differences between the civilizations of the Middle East and Southwest Asia and those of East Asia.



Can someone please explain the solution in detail? I mean why the other options are wrong?

Thank you in advance!
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Raxit85 wrote:
Widespread domestication of animals did not occur in East Asia until after agriculture had replaced hunting and gathering as the predominant way of life. New archeological premise indicates that animals such as goats and sheep were domesticated in the Middle East and Southwest Asia thousands of years earlier than previously thought. Therefore, there is sufficient premise to conclude that agriculture replaced hunting and gathering earlier than previously thought in these regions.

The author employs which of the following methods to make his argument?

A. reconciling several seemingly contradictory pieces of premise with a single hypothesis
B. forming a reinterpretation of premise once used to support one theory in order to support another
C. drawing a conclusion about an unknown phenomenon by making a comparison to a known phenomenon
D. speculating about how animal domestication processes in East Asia may have been influenced by those in Southwest Asia and the Middle East
E. pointing out some key differences between the civilizations of the Middle East and Southwest Asia and those of East Asia.


The blue colored line is describing a known fact: agriculture replaced hunting >>widespread domestication of animals. The green colored one is the newly found fact but the reason of it is not known. The reason of the new fact has been drawn by comparing it with the blue colored info which is already known.
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