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Analyzing Arguments 4

16) New York publishers have estimated that over 50,000 people in the United States want a collection that contains the complete work of William Shakespeare. The scholars point out that this renewed interest in Shakespeare may be due to his amazing psychological insights into both male and female characters, which is appreciated even today.

This paragraph supports which of the following statements:

  1. Shakespeare's characters are more impressive than fictional characters even today.
  2. Even today people are interested in Shakespeare's work because of the insightful characters of his plays.
  3. Academic scholars have planned to put together an anthology of Shakespeare's work.
  4. Shakespeare is regarded as the greatest poet and writer in the English language.

Answer: B

Explanation:

After reading the given paragraph, it is clear that Shakespeare was a great playwright and people are still interested in his work due to the development of insightful characters of his plays.


17) A few years ago, customers would rarely order low-fat ice cream in an ice cream store. But today the scenario is changed, people are more health conscious, and their preference for tasty low-fat foods in all categories has made low-fat ice cream a profitable item for ice cream store owners.

This paragraph supports which of the following statements:

  1. low fat-ice cream is a more profitable item than other low-fat foods
  2. Ice cream store owners should carry only low-fat ice cream
  3. Ice cream store owners have realized that low-fat ice cream is growing in popularity and is a profitable food item
  4. low-fat ice cream is tastier than other kinds of ice cream.

Answer: C

Explanation:

The paragraph supports the option C. It shows that the low-fat ice cream was once not a popular item, but as the people became more health conscious in recent times, the demand for low-fat food items like low-fat ice cream has increased tremendously and thus it became a profitable food item.


18) Some states of the country are planning legislation that would prohibit the use of calculators in schools before the sixth grade. On the contrary, other states are insisting on the purchase of graphing calculator for every student in middle school.

This paragraph supports which of the following statements:

  1. Calculators are a disadvantage to learning math.
  2. There are at least two different opinions about the use of calculators in schools.
  3. State administration is more involved in education than ever before.
  4. It costs less when schools buy graphing calculators in bulk.

Answer: B

Explanation:

It is clear from the paragraph that there are two different opinions regarding the use of calculators in the schools.


19) Mathematics helps us to expand our consciousness. It tells us about plenty of things like economic trends, the growth of populations, pattern of diseases and more. Although math can expose the truth, it can also perpetuate misunderstandings and untruths as the wrong figures can be used to mislead people.

This paragraph supports which of the following statements:

  1. The study of mathematics is dangerous.
  2. Words are more truthful than figures.
  3. Only mathematics can expand our consciousness.
  4. Figures can be used to deceive people.

Answer: D

Explanation:

From the last line of the paragraph, it is clear that the wrong figures can mislead people. The paragraph does not support other options.


20) Critical reading is a demanding process. To read critically, you are required to slow down your reading and using a pencil you have to perform specific tasks on the text such as mark up the text with your reactions, questions, conclusions and more. In simple words, become an active participant while reading.

This paragraph supports which of the following statements:

  1. Critical reading refers to reading during critical times in a person's life.
  2. Critical reading is a slow, dull yet essential process.
  3. Readers should develop the habit of questioning the truth of content they read.
  4. Critical reading involves thoughtful and careful attention.

Answer: D

Explanation:

The whole paragraph supports the option D.



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