(C) It challenges Marie’s conclusion by claiming that the proper conclusion to draw in a relevantly similar situation would be the opposite of Marie’s. (D) It uses Marie’s criterion as a means of solving a moral problem Julia herself faces. (E) It proposes a radically different principle by which Marie’s action might be judged, but reserves judgment as to whether Marie acted rightly. 5.We are taught that pedestrians should cross the street at acorner and that jaywalking, in the sense of crossing otherthan at a corner, is dangerous and illegal. It also seemstrue that drivers anticipate people crossing at cornersmore than drivers anticipate people crossing elsewhere.Thus we might infer that crossing at a corner is saferthan jaywalking. Nevertheless, statistics show that morepedestrians die crossing at corners than while jaywalking.Which one of the following, if true, most helps toexplain the statistical claim cited above? (A)Far more pedestrians cross at corners thanjaywalk.(B)Some people jaywalk only when there is littletraffic.(C)Drivers are often unfamiliar with the lawsconcerning jaywalking.(D)Traffic laws in most locations state that thepedestrian always has the right of way, whether ornot the pedestrian is crossing at a corner.(E)Good drivers anticipate jaywalkers as much as theyanticipate pedestrians crossing at corners. 6.Poor writers often express mundane ideas with elaboratesyntax and esoteric vocabulary. Inattentive readersmay be impressed but may well misunderstand thewriting, while alert readers will easily see through thepretentiousness. Thus, a good principle for writers is:________________.Which one of the following completes the passage mostlogically? GO ON TO THE NEXT PAGE.
T I M I N G P R A C T I C E 632 Logical Reasoning 7 Questions 7–8 The kind of thoughts that keep a person from falling asleep can arise in either half of the brain. Therefore, a person being prevented from sleeping solely by such thoughts would be able to fall asleep by closing the eyes and counting sheep, because this activity fully occupies the left half of the brain with counting and the right half of the brain with imagining sheep, thereby excluding the sleep-preventing thoughts.
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