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1000 CR D - #8

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1000 CR D - #8

Post Wed Sep 26, 2007 7:42 pm
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    8. When the government of a nation announced recently that a leader of the nation's political opposition had died of a mysterious illness in prison, few seasoned observers of the regime were surprised. As the police captain in an old movie remarked when asked about the condition of a prisoner, "We're trying to decide whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape."
    The statements above invite which of the following conclusions?
    (A) The opposition leader was probably killed trying to escape from prison.
    (B) The opposition leader may not be dead at all.
    (C) It is unlikely that the head of the regime knows the true cause of the opposition leader's death.
    (D) The opposition leader probably killed himself.
    (E) The regime very likely was responsible for the death of the opposition leader.

    OA is E.

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    Post Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:13 pm
    KL08 wrote:
    8. When the government of a nation announced recently that a leader of the nation's political opposition had died of a mysterious illness in prison, few seasoned observers of the regime were surprised. As the police captain in an old movie remarked when asked about the condition of a prisoner, "We're trying to decide whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape."
    The statements above invite which of the following conclusions?
    (A) The opposition leader was probably killed trying to escape from prison.
    (B) The opposition leader may not be dead at all.
    (C) It is unlikely that the head of the regime knows the true cause of the opposition leader's death.
    (D) The opposition leader probably killed himself.
    (E) The regime very likely was responsible for the death of the opposition leader.

    OA is E.
    I'm going with E because "few seasoned observers of the regime were surprised," indicates that said observers have seen foul play by the regime in the past. Otherwise, I think most people would be surprised by unexpected death from an unknown illness...

    dingo001 Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:56 am
    KL08 wrote:
    8. When the government of a nation announced recently that a leader of the nation's political opposition had died of a mysterious illness in prison, few seasoned observers of the regime were surprised. As the police captain in an old movie remarked when asked about the condition of a prisoner, "We're trying to decide whether he committed suicide or died trying to escape."
    The statements above invite which of the following conclusions?
    (A) The opposition leader was probably killed trying to escape from prison.
    (B) The opposition leader may not be dead at all.
    (C) It is unlikely that the head of the regime knows the true cause of the opposition leader's death.
    (D) The opposition leader probably killed himself.
    (E) The regime very likely was responsible for the death of the opposition leader.

    OA is E.
    Nice, next time please put the OA in the spoiler tag. Thanks

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