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Latest government report

by nafishasan » Mon Feb 06, 2012 2:59 am
We doubt that the latest government report will scare Americans away from ham, bacon, sausages, hot dogs, bologna, and salami or that it will empty out the bars or cause a run on natural food supplies. If a diet were to be mandated from Washington, Americans probably would order the exact opposite course. Therefore, the diet that does make sense is to eat a balanced and varied diet composed of foods from all food groups and containing a reasonable caloric intake."¨"¨Which of the following is (are) specifically implied by the passage?

I. Vitamins are necessary to combat disease."¨
II. A recent report warned of the risks of meat and alcoholic beverages."¨
III. Unorthodox suggestions for a more nutritional diet were recently made by the government.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. II and III only

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by amit.trivedi@ymail.com » Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:54 am
according to me the answer choice is E. no doubt on it. The answer choice is E. But do give the OA with a spoiler as soon as possible.

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by patanjali.purpose » Sat Feb 11, 2012 9:12 am
nafishasan wrote:We doubt that the latest government report will scare Americans away from ham, bacon, sausages, hot dogs, bologna, and salami or that it will empty out the bars or cause a run on natural food supplies. If a diet were to be mandated from Washington, Americans probably would order the exact opposite course. Therefore, the diet that does make sense is to eat a balanced and varied diet composed of foods from all food groups and containing a reasonable caloric intake."¨"¨Which of the following is (are) specifically implied by the passage?

I. Vitamins are necessary to combat disease.
II. A recent report warned of the risks of meat and alcoholic beverages."¨
III. Unorthodox suggestions for a more nutritional diet were recently made by the government.

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. II and III only
I - DO not find any mention of vitamins/disease
II - implied in the first sentence
III - IMO natural foods may/may not be of MORE NUTRITIONAL VALUE. Therefore, though the government report implies inclination towards natural foods, the same does not mean MORE NURTITIONAL DIET

IMO B

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by mankey » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:37 am
Sure about II. But not sure about I & III.

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by nhatanh » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:27 am
I think it should be C. as there is no alcohol in the passage.

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by shekhar.kataria » Sun Feb 19, 2012 9:47 am
IMO C , What is the OA.

nafishasan wrote:We doubt that the latest government report will scare Americans away from ham, bacon, sausages, hot dogs, bologna, and salami or that it will empty out the bars or cause a run on natural food supplies. If a diet were to be mandated from Washington, Americans probably would order the exact opposite course. Therefore, the diet that does make sense is to eat a balanced and varied diet composed of foods from all food groups and containing a reasonable caloric intake."¨"¨Which of the following is (are) specifically implied by the passage?

I. Vitamins are necessary to combat disease."¨ No Mention of Vitamin in the sentence
II. A recent report warned of the risks of meat and alcoholic beverages."¨ Argument says that the recent report scares, how do we know it scares by telling risks of the meat and alcholic beverages

III. Unorthodox suggestions for a more nutritional diet were recently made by the government. [color=red]True[/color]

A. I only
B. II only
C. III only
D. I and II only
E. II and III only
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by spartacus1412 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:20 am
please share the OA
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by mv12 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:19 am
Should be C as no alcohol or meat has been mentioned

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by Testluv » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:06 pm
Only II is "specifically implied" by the passage.

The first sentence reads:

We doubt that the latest government report will scare Americans away from ham, bacon, sausages, hot dogs, bologna, and salami or that it will empty out the bars or cause a run on natural food supplies.

The writer doubts that the report will have the intended effects, which include both not eating meats, and "emptying out the bars."

We can't infer that anything's necessary for anything, so I can be dismissed.

As for III, all we know is that the government recently issued a report but we don't know whether the suggestions in it can be regarded as "unorthodox."

Choose B.

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