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Kap Verbal CR Set-1

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madhavi Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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Kap Verbal CR Set-1

Post Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:49 am
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  • Lap #[LAPCOUNT] ([LAPTIME])
    Ques 6:

    6. Air travel is becoming increasingly more
    dangerous. In the last year there have been
    seven major collisions resulting in over 700
    deaths, more deaths than in any previous year.
    Which statement, if true, would most weaken
    the argument above?
    (A) Since the volume of air traffic has been
    increasing all the time, an increase in the
    number of deaths due to collisions does
    not necessarily mean greater danger.
    (B) The increase in collisions can be explained
    by statistical coincidence, hijackings, and
    unusual weather.
    (C) Mortality per passenger mile is lower for
    air travel than for any kind of surface
    transportation.
    (D) The increase in deaths due to collision in
    air travel has proceeded at a rate identical
    to that for deaths in all other major forms
    of transportation.
    (E) Last year the average number of
    passengers per flown plane was
    significantly lower than that of previous
    years.

    Ques 8:
    8. Although most people know that exercise is good
    for the body, few realize the extent to which it is
    valuable to the mind. The blood circulates more
    rapidly after physical exertion, thus allowing all
    of the body's organs to operate more efficiently.
    This increased activity enables the brain to
    receive more oxygen, thereby creating a higher
    capacity for concentration.
    The main point in the argument above is that
    (A) the greater the amount of oxygen the brain
    receives, the better the brain
    functions.
    (B) exercise is a mental, as well as physical,
    activity.
    (C) exercise helps the brain more than it does
    the rest of the body.
    (D) people can greatly improve their powers of
    concentration by exercising more often.
    (E) exercise serves more than one purpose.


    I feel the answers to 6 & 8 must be D & B respectively whereas the answer key says they are A & E. Can someone elaborate on this?

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    chatekar Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:28 am
    Madhavi,

    Talking about first question, this question is about numbers, so you must be looking for something wrong in the statistics given. Here the author is saying that a number 700 means higher danger, but it needs to be compared with the number of people who traveled by air. If that number is very high this year than previous year then may be the number 700 seem quite less than the number of accident previous year.
    So A weakens the arguement.

    In D, by introducing other modes of transportation you are going outside the scope of the argument. The argument speaks only about the danger in air travel last vs danger in air travel this year

    Am I making sense to you?

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    chatekar Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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    Post Thu Aug 09, 2007 11:32 am
    Madhavi

    For the second one, at first thought I too selected B as correct answer but after a deep thought came out with this understanding.

    B says that the exercise is mental as well as physical activity, and by saying this, its going out of scope. A mental activity must be performed by mind, and argument says that the exercise is performed by the body so its not a mental activity, its only a physical activity

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    Post Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:32 pm
    That makes things clear to me. Thanks Smile

    [quote="chatekar"]Madhavi

    For the second one, at first thought I too selected B as correct answer but after a deep thought came out with this understanding.

    B says that the exercise is mental as well as physical activity, and by saying this, its going out of scope. A mental activity must be performed by mind, and argument says that the exercise is performed by the body so its not a mental activity, its only a physical activity[/quote]

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