Understanding political speeches requires the same sort of mental agility as decoding a military transmission.

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Understanding political speeches requires the same sort of mental agility as decoding a military transmission. A finely-tuned ear and an understanding of the subtleties of political language are essential to correct interpretation. Often it is necessary to be familiar with whatever controversies exist among the electorate when the speaker pays respect to the various concerns of his many constituents.

Which of the following can most reasonably be concluded from the passage above?

(A) It takes a skillful speaker to include the necessary promises and platitudes in a speech that satisfies his various constituents.
(B) Knowing how to listen to a political speech is no more difficult than knowing how to decode a military transmission.
(C) The writers of political speeches possess an array of phrases to use when honesty would be politically dangerous.
(D) As controversies arise, politicians sometimes attempt to communicate to each group that they are sympathetic to its cause.
(E) Comprehension of a political speech requires a thorough knowledge of rhetorical terms.



OA D

Source: Princeton Review