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## Kap Verbal CR Set-1

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

Mon Aug 06, 2007 8:49 am
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
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?

madhavi Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts
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Fri Aug 10, 2007 8:32 pm
That makes things clear to me. Thanks

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]

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

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

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

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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