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A CR - try this

by niramay » Wed Jul 29, 2009 7:35 pm
Background information: This year, each film submitted to the Barbizon Film Festival
was submitted in one of ten categories. For each category, there was a panel that decided
which submitted films to accept.

Fact 1: Within each category, the rate of acceptance for domestic films was the same as that for foreign films.

Fact 2: The overall rate of acceptance of domestic films was significantly higher than that of foreign films.

In light of the background information, which of the following, if true, can account for
fact 1 and fact 2 both being true of the submissions to this year’s Barbizon Film Festival?

A. In each category, the selection panel was composed of filmmakers, and some
selection panels included no foreign filmmakers.
B. Significantly more domestic films than foreign films were submitted to the
C. In each of the past three years, the overall acceptance rate was higher for foreign
than for domestic films, an outcome that had upset some domestic filmmakers.
D. The number of films to be selected in each category was predetermined, but in no
category was it required that the acceptance rate of foreign films should equal that
of domestic films.
E. Most foreign films, unlike most domestic films, were submitted in categories with
high prestige, but with correspondingly low rates of acceptance.

Answer: E

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by Spring2009 » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:59 pm
A for sure.

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by bignasty666 » Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:45 am
is it E?

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by ogbeni » Sat Aug 01, 2009 2:13 pm
Think it is B. OA Please. If I'm correct I'll explain my reasoning

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by real2008 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 8:04 am
the answer should be B.

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by Mayur Sand » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:51 am
what is the problem with E OA plz

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by sumank8216 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 7:27 pm
what is the source of this question? i can not understand how the answer could be E?

If the acceptance rate in each category is doesnt matter if it is low in some categories for foreign it wud be low for domestic also...

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by viju9162 » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:43 pm
With my simple understanding, answer lands up to B.

What is the OA ?
"Native of" is used for a individual while "Native to" is used for a large group

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by ssbhowmick » Mon Aug 03, 2009 5:00 pm
OA is already given as E by niramay

But what is the logic behind this ?

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by kris77 » Sun May 15, 2016 3:09 pm
It seems to me that the right answer is A.