Parallel Reasoning

# Parallel Reasoning - Pg 190 onwards 223 1. Just as a...

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Unformatted text preview: Pg 190 onwards 223 1. Just as a bicycle chain may be too tight, so may ones carefulness and conscientiousness be so tense as to hinder the running of ones mind. Which one of the following most closely parallels the reasoning used in the argument above? (A) Just as a clock may be wound too tightly, so may ones time be spent fruitlessly in the pursuit of perfection. (B) Just as a carousel may spin too quickly, so may ones rapid concentration on several problems prevent a resolution of difficulties. (C) Just as a machine may be oiled too much, so may ones heavy drinking of alcoholic beverages lead to complete dissipation. (D) Just as a raging river may be frozen into stillness during the winter, so may ones career falter at certain times of the year. (E) Just as a boxer may become too tense before a big fight, so may ones personal concerns stand in the way of professional success. 230 2. A well-known sports figure found that combining publicity tours with playing tours led to problems, so she stopped combining the two. She no longer allows bookstore appearances and playing in competition to occur in the same city within the same trip. This week she is traveling to London to play in a major competition, so during her stay in London she will not be making any publicity appearances at any bookstore in London. Which one of the following most closely parallels the reasoning used in the passage? (A) Wherever there is an Acme Bugkiller, many wasps are killed. The Z family garden has an Acme Bugkiller, so any wasps remaining in the garden will soon be killed. (B) The only times that the hospitals emergency room staff attends to relatively less serious emergencies are times when there is no critical emergency to attend to. On Monday night the emergency room staff attended to a series of fairly minor emergencies, so there must not have been any critical emergencies to take care of at the time. (C) Tomato plants require hot summers to thrive. Farms in the cool summers of country Y probably do not have thriving tomato plants. (D) Higher grades lead to better job opportunities, and studying leads to higher grades. Therefore, studying will lead to better job opportunities. (E) Butter knives are not sharp. Q was not murdered with a sharp blade, so suspect Xs butter knife may have been the murder weapon. 287 3. If you have a large amount of money in the bank, your spending power is great. If your spending power is great, you are happy. So if you have a large amount of money in the bank, you are happy. Which one of the following most closely parallels the reasoning in the argument above? (A) If you have good health, you can earn a lot. If you can earn a lot, you can buy an expensive house. So if you have good health, you can have a comfortable life....
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## This note was uploaded on 02/23/2011 for the course CAREER DEV 101 taught by Professor Bruneil during the Spring '09 term at American Dubai.

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