Strengthens_Weakens_Revealed - Strengthen 202 1. Both...

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Strengthen 202 1. Both Writewell and Express provide round-the-clock telephone assistance to any customer who uses their word-processing software. Since customers only call the hot lines when they find the software difficult to use, and the Writewell hot line receives four times as many calls as the Express hot line, Writewell’s word- processing software must be more difficult to use than Express’s. Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above? (A) Calls to the Express hot line are almost twice as long, on average, as are calls to the Writewell hot line. (B) Express has three times the number of word-processing software customers that Writewell has. (C) Express receives twice as many letters of complaint about its word-processing software as Writewell receives about its word-processing software. (D) The number of calls received by each of the two hot lines has been gradually increasing. (E) The Writewell hot-line number is more widely publicized than the Express hot-line number. 208 2. Many state legislatures are considering proposals to the effect that certain policies should be determined not by the legislature itself but by public referenda in which every voter can take part. Critics of the proposals argue that the outcomes of public referenda would be biased, since wealthy special-interest groups are able to influence voters’ views by means of television advertisements. Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the critics’ argument? (A) Many state legislators regard public referenda as a way of avoiding voting on issues on which their constituents are divided. (B) During elections for members of the legislature, the number of people who vote is unaffected by whether the candidates run television advertisements or not. (C) Proponents of policies that are opposed by wealthy special-interest groups are often unable to afford advertising time on local television stations. (D) Different special-interest groups often take opposing positions on questions of which policies the state should adopt. (E) Television stations are reluctant to become associated with any one political opinion, for fear of losing viewers who do not share that opinion. 234 3. Advertisers are often criticized for their unscrupulous manipulation of people’s tastes and wants. There is evidence, however, that some advertisers are motivated by moral as well as financial considerations. A particular publication decided to change its image from being a family newspaper to concentrating on sex and violence, thus appealing to a different readership. Some advertisers withdrew their advertisements from the publication, and this must have been because they morally disapproved of publishing salacious material. Which one of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument?
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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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