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In the argument above the two portions in boldface

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In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles? 20
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strategy that was adopted instead and whose effectiveness the argument assesses. B. The first is a judgment made in support of a certain conclusion; the second is that conclusion. C. The first has been used as a consideration to support adopting a certain strategy for achieving a goal; the second reports a decision to adopt an alternative strategy. D. The first provides evidence in favor of adopting a certain strategy for achieving a goal; the second reports a decision to pursue an alternative goal. E. The first is a consideration offered against adopting a certain strategy for achieving a goal; the second is the main conclusion that the argument is seeking to establish. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q21: Editorial: The roof of Northtown Council’s equipment-storage building collapsed under the weight of last week’s heavy snowfall. The building was constructed recently and met local building-safety codes in every particular, except that the nails used for attaching roof supports to the building’s columns were of a smaller size than the codes specify for this purpose. Clearly, this collapse exemplifies how even a single, apparently insignificant, departure from safety standards can have severe consequences. Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the editorial’s argument? A. The only other buildings whose roofs collapsed from the weight of the snowfall were older buildings constructed according to less exacting standards than those in the safety codes. B. Because of the particular location of the equipment-storage building, the weight of snow on its roof was greater than the maximum weight allowed for in the safety codes. C. Because the equipment-storage building was not intended for human occupation, some safety-code provisions that would have applied to an office building did not apply to it. D. The columns of the building were no stronger than the building-safety codes required for such a building. E. Because the equipment-storage building was where the council kept snow- removal equipment, the building was almost completely empty when the roof collapsed. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q22: Almost a decade after New York State passed laws to protect patients by reducing the grueling hours worked by medical residents, twelve hospitals have been investigated by state medical officials, finding that all twelve consistently break the laws, many residents work longer than 24 hours straight, and that more than half the surgical residents work more than 95 hours a week. 21
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