1000 CR - Test B - Q 14

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1000 CR - Test B - Q 14

by gmat.aspirant » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:30 am
As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nation’s most powerful labor unions, Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?
(A) The new council must have the support of the nation’s labor leaders if it is to succeed.
(B) During his years as a labor leader, Grayson established a record of good relations with business leaders.
(C) The chair of the new council must be a person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nation’s largest labor unions.
(D) Most of the other members of the new council will be representatives of business management interests.
(E) An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.


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by gmat.aspirant » Thu Jul 03, 2008 11:34 am
I think the answer should be B.

A) Out of context. No where it's mentioned about requiring support from other labor leaders.
B) Being a experience Labor Organize and former head of one of the nation's powerful Labor unions, he must be a good communicator with labors. As the new council is for business-labor relationships, the missing link here for grayson is good with business as well. So, option B, states that he is good with business as well.
c) It's inference from the passage. It's not stranthen the argument
d) out of context.
e) it keep talking about labor part of the passage only.

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by pranavc » Thu Jul 03, 2008 7:18 pm
I am going with C. C actually offers a prerequisite for the conclusion to be valid. What is the OA?

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by raunekk » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:06 pm
IMO:E

Premise:As X and Y, grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council.

E: X and Y are the only requirements to chair the new council.Thus E strengthens the conclusion.

Beware:B is a trap!!


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by chidcguy » Fri Jul 04, 2008 11:08 am
A) The new council must have the support of the nation’s labor leaders if it is to succeed.

We are talking about a business labor council. G is already an experienced labor leader. What about the business side of the council??


(B) During his years as a labor leader, Grayson established a record of good relations with business leaders.

Stimulus established G's credentials as labor leader. This choice says he has excellent relation wih business leaders. Good chance to be the answer

(C) The chair of the new council must be a person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nation’s largest labor unions

Misses the business side of the council
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(D) Most of the other members of the new council will be representatives of business management interests.

Says G has to lead most people who represent Businesses. We can't say for sure that G will be an excellent person


(E) An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.

To me only was pretty strong and in a day to day world chairs of a council are not one sided.

Strengthen Questions can add extra evidence/premises or establish assumptions that are necessary. My pick is B. What is the OA?
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by NSNguyen » Sat Jul 05, 2008 10:00 pm
[spoiler]The premises say about G's credential in the job of labor organizer and head of labor.
However, the conclusion refers to the job in council on business relations.
It seems leave a gap between premises and conclusion

only B is suitable to fill the gap. [/img][/list]
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by gmat.aspirant » Mon Jul 07, 2008 10:53 am
Official Answer is E.

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by airan » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:52 am
If official answer is E, it is questionable ..

Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations

Many can posses the requirement mentioned in E. so why is Grayson an excellent choice..
Answer is either B or C. C uses the word "must", which really makes it an excellent candidate for answer :)
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by NSNguyen » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:38 am
can any guru help to eradicate this? :D
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by Vignesh.4384 » Fri Jul 25, 2008 8:14 pm
IMO E.
an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nation’s most powerful labor unions, Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations.
If he was an experienced labour organizer and head of mationals most powerful labour union and if his job requirement just demands nothing else but what he was experienced at before, then he would be a excellent choice.

@ those who chose B : what if Grayson was exceptionally good at maintaining relations with business leaders but failed to maintain good relationships with the labour union. The later part is just left hangning in option B

IMO B comes pretty close but E would win

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by kiranlegend » Fri Jul 25, 2008 9:26 pm
IMO E

agree with Raunekk's and Vignesh's explanation.

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by yawen » Fri Sep 03, 2010 7:59 am
E is best.

In addition to G's quality,it needs something like criteria to make the evaluation.

A and B are both statement about G. D doesn't give a criteria .

Compared to E,C is less preferable since someone who can communicate directly with the business side do not necessarily needs to be as experienced as a former union leader.

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by nightcrawler » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:20 pm
So for me the choice was between E & C

Looking closely at the question you would realize that E is actually better than C

C says that the chair of the new council must be person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nation's largest labor unions.

Hence C implies that he must have this qualification but he may need other qualifications as well
Information about which is not given in the argument. So though it strengthens argument but lot is left to the information which is not present(i.e the other abilities which candidate needs to possess)

But E explicitly tells An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.
So it will strengthen argument more than C coz it explicitly tells that information given in the argument is sufficient and no other information is required

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by lafs26 » Fri Jul 20, 2012 3:45 am
I completely agree option E strongly support the conclusion but don't we have aflaw of the basic rule of CR. Here the statement in option in E is not stated anywhere in passage apart from a word " experienced " but no where its mentioned about those needs ( that of E ) for council. This option clearly acts as a assumption which when taken in account will strenthen the conclusion. Or its like experienced has to be taken as well known fact as that of " understanding of the needs and problems of labor ". I think the understanding goes very far.
As for B, I feel it can be apt as per premises and conclusion from the passage. Reason being , he has established a nice relation with leader which is even on one side ( that is from Business leaders ) and he is an experienced labour organiser (so nice from both sides ) which indirectly fosters for him, heading the council.