Probably therefore some substance in the tranquilizer

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Unformatted text preview: Probably, therefore, some substance in the tranquilizer inhibits fertility. Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? A. The dose of tranquilizer delivered by a tranquilizer dart is large enough to give the rangers putting collars on rhinoceroses a generous margin of safety. B. The fertility rate of uncollared female rhinoceroses in the park has been increasing in the past few decades. C. Any stress that female rhinoceroses may suffer as a result of being immobilized and handled has little or no negative effect on their fertility. D. The male rhinoceroses in the wildlife park do net lose their collars as often as the park’s female rhinoceroses do. E. The tranquilizer used in immobilizing rhinoceroses is the same as the tranquilizer used in working with other large mammals. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q23: In January of last year the Moviemania chain of movie theaters started propping its popcorn in canola oil, instead of the less healthful coconut oil that it had been using until then. Now Moviemania is planning to switch back, saying that the change has hurt popcorn sales. That claim is false, however, since according to Moviemania’s own sales figures, Moviemania sold 5 percent more popcorn last year than in the previous year. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the argument against Moviemania’s claim? A. Total sales of all refreshments at Moviemania’s movie theaters increased by less than 5 percent last year. B. Moviemania makes more money on food and beverages sold at its theaters than it does on sales of movie tickets. C. Moviemania’s customers prefer the taste of popcorn popped in coconut oil to that of popcorn popped in canola oil. D. Total attendance at Moviemania’s movie theaters was more than 20 percent higher last year than the year before. E. The year before last, Moviemania experienced a 10 percent increase in popcorn sales over the previous year. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q24 to Q26: Anthropologists studying the Hopi people of the southwestern United States often characterize Line Hopi society between 1680 and (5) 1880 as surprisingly stable, con- 23 sidering that it was a period of diminution in population and pressure from contact with out- side groups, factors that might (10) be expected to cause signifi- cant changes in Hopi social arrangements. The Hopis’ retention of their distinctive sociocultural system (15) has been attributed to the Hopi religious elite’s determined efforts to preserve their religion and way of life, and also to a geographical isolation greater (20) than that of many other Native American groups, an isolation that limited both cultural contact and exposure to European diseases. But equally important (25) to Hopi cultural persistence may have been an inherent flexibility...
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