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# Zoo director: The city is in a financial crisis and must

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2. Zoo director: The city is in a financial crisis and must reduce its spending. Nevertheless, at least one reduction measure in next yearâ€™s budget, cutting City Zoos funding in half, is false economy. The zooâ€™s current budget equals less than 1 percent of the cityâ€™s deficit, so withdrawing support from the zoo does little to help the cityâ€™s financial situation. Furthermore, the zoo, which must close if its budget is cut, attracts tourists and tax dollars to the city. Finally, the zoo adds immeasurably to the cityâ€™s cultural climate and thus makes the city an attractive place for business to locate.

Which one of the following is the main conclusion of the zoo directorâ€™s argument?

(A) Reducing spending is the only means the city has of responding to the current financial crisis.
(B) It would be false economy for the city to cut the zooâ€™s budget in half.
(C) City Zooâ€™s budget is only a very small portion of the cityâ€™s entire budget.
(D) The zoo will be forced to close if its budget is cut.
(E) The cityâ€™s educational and cultural climate will be irreparably damaged if the zoo is forced to close.
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27 May 2005, 12:42
A- is more like an assumption

B- I think it's the correct answer

C,D,E- They are more like the premises of the conclusion.
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28 May 2005, 05:02
TooLegitToQuit wrote:
A- is more like an assumption

B- I think it's the correct answer

C,D,E- They are more like the premises of the conclusion.

I too vote for B (isn't it pretty much in the stem)

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02 Jun 2005, 07:31
The OA is B, but why is D wrong ???
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03 Jun 2005, 00:44
C, D and E are the examples in the argument that support the conclusion B (which is that the city should not cut the zoo's budget)
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03 Jun 2005, 00:51
The final conclusion is B by chronological ordering
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03 Jun 2005, 02:15
B.

to close the zoo => false economy , so D is out
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03 Jun 2005, 02:48
B

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03 Jun 2005, 02:48
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