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# Wolves generally avoid human settlements. For this reason, domestic sh

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Wolves generally avoid human settlements. For this reason, domestic sheep, though essentially easy prey for wolves, are not usually attacked by them. In Hylantia prior to 1910, farmers nevertheless lost considerable numbers of sheep to wolves each year. Attributing this to the large number for wolves, in 1910 the government began offering rewards to hunters for killing wolves. From 1910 to 1915, large numbers of wolves were killed. Yet wolf attacks on sheep increased significantly.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the increase in wolf attacks on sheep?

(A) Populations of deer and other wild animals that wolves typically prey on increased significantly in numbers from 1910 to 1915.

(B) Prior to 1910, there were no legal restrictions in Hylantia on the hunting of wolves.

(C) After 1910 hunters shot and wounded a substantial number of wolves, thereby greatly diminishing these wolves' ability to prey on wild animals.

(D) Domestic sheep are significantly less able than most wild animals to defend themselves against wolf attacks.

(E) The systematic hunting of wolves encouraged by the program drove many wolves in Hylantia to migrate to remote mountain areas uninhabited by humans.

Hi,

I'm not sure if I get the logic!!
how can the explanation provided justifies the increase of attacks?

thanks,

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09 May 2010, 02:14
Hi,

I'm not sure if I get the logic!!
how can the explanation provided justifies the increase of attacks?

thanks,

Yes, answer'C' des provide explanation. Wolfes injured by humans are less able to prey on other wild animals to feed upon, as argument says sheeps are easy attack, they would ted to attack sheeps more in order to stay alive. ence explains the reason.' 'D' is reiteration of argument we already know seeps are easy attacks for wolfes. 'E' weakens argument by saying govt program is showing the results.
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22 Jun 2010, 12:00
I got this question correct. Yes, C is the correct as we need to find the reason for the stated paradox (..., yet...).
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22 Jun 2010, 14:45
The only thing that can show the increase in attacks on sheep is wolves got injured and they cannot attack the wild animals. Hence they started to attack more sheep since they are easy to prey.

Hence the correct answer choice is C. Thank you.

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22 Jun 2010, 22:38
Makes sense.

Lesson- never attack substantial number of wolves LOL.

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The only thing that can show the increase in attacks on sheep is wolves got injured and they cannot attack the wild animals. Hence they started to attack more sheep since they are easy to prey.

Hence the correct answer choice is C. Thank you.

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19 Nov 2011, 04:51
Marked C...
But B is a trap I felt ... took some time to decide between b and c... but finally marked c
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14 Jan 2019, 05:58
Wolves generally avoid human settlements. For this reason, domestic sheep, though essentially easy prey for wolves, are not usually attacked by them. In Hylantia prior to 1910, farmers nevertheless lost considerable numbers of sheep to wolves each year. Attributing this to the large number for wolves, in 1910 the government began offering rewards to hunters for killing wolves. From 1910 to 1915, large numbers of wolves were killed. Yet wolf attacks on sheep increased significantly.

Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the increase in wolf attacks on sheep?

(A) Populations of deer and other wild animals that wolves typically prey on increased significantly in numbers from 1910 to 1915.

(B) Prior to 1910, there were no legal restrictions in Hylantia on the hunting of wolves.

(C) After 1910 hunters shot and wounded a substantial number of wolves, thereby greatly diminishing these wolves' ability to prey on wild animals.

(D) Domestic sheep are significantly less able than most wild animals to defend themselves against wolf attacks.

(E) The systematic hunting of wolves encouraged by the program drove many wolves in Hylantia to migrate to remote mountain areas uninhabited by humans.

Hi,

I'm not sure if I get the logic!!
how can the explanation provided justifies the increase of attacks?

thanks,

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