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Q27 newspaper editorial in an attempt to reduce the

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Q27: Newspaper editorial: In an attempt to reduce the crime rate, the governor is getting tough on criminals and making prison conditions harsher. Part of this effort has been to deny inmates the access they formerly had to college-level courses. However, this action is clearly counter to the governor’s ultimate goal, since after being released form prison, inmates who had taken such courses committed far fewer crimes overall than other inmates. Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends? A. Not being able to take college-level courses while in prison is unlikely to deter anyone from a crime that he or she might otherwise have committed. B. Former inmates are no more likely to commit crimes than are members of the general population. C. The group of inmates who chose to take college-level courses were not already less likely than other inmates to commit crimes after being released. D. Taking high school level courses in prison has less effect on an inmate’s subsequent behavior than taking college-level courses does. E. The governor’s ultimate goal actually is to gain popularity by convincing people that something effective is being done about crime. Answer: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Q28: Antarctica receives more solar radiation than does any other place on Earth, yet the temperatures are so cold and the ice cap is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, the water levels of the oceans would rise 250 feet and engulf most of the world’s great cities. A. is reflective, so that little polar ice melts during the summer; otherwise, B. is so reflective that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; were it to do so, C. so reflective that little polar ice melts during the summer, or else D. reflective, so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer, or E. reflects so that little of the polar ice melts during the summer; if it did Answer: ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- - Q29: In ancient Thailand, much of the local artisans’ creative energy was expended for the creation of Buddha images and when they constructed and decorated the temples that enshrined them . 28
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