Environmental organizations want to preserve the land

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Environmental organizations want to preserve the land surrounding the Wilgrinn Wilderness Area from residential development. They plan to do this by purchasing that land from the farmers who own it. That plan is ill-conceived: if the farmers did sell their land, they would sell it to the highest bidder, and developers would outbid any other bidders. On the other hand, these farmers will never actually sell any of the land, provided that farming it remains viable. But farming will not remain viable if the farms are left unmodernized, and most of the farmers lack the financial resources modernization requires. And that is exactly why a more sensible preservation strategy would be to assist the farmers to modernize their farms to the extent needed to maintain viability. In the argument as a whole, the two boldface proportions play which of the following roles? A. The first presents a goal that the argument rejects as ill-conceived; the second is evidence that is presented as grounds for that rejection. B. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes cannot be attained; the second is a reason offered in support of that conclusion. C. The first presents a goal that the argument concludes can be attained; the second is a judgment disputing that conclusion. D. The first presents a goal, strategies for achieving which are being evaluated in the argument; the second is a judgment providing a basis for the argument’s advocacy of a particular strategy. E. The first presents a goal that the argument endorses; the second presents a situation that the argument contends must be changed if that goal is to be met in the foreseeable future. Answer: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Q24: Each year red-winged blackbirds stop in a certain region of Midland Province on their spring and fall migrations. In the fall, they eat a significant portion of the province’s sunflower crop. This year Midland farmers sought permits to set out small amounts of poisoned rice during the blackbirds’ spring stop in order to reduce the fall blackbird population. Some residents voiced concern that the rice could threaten certain species of rare migratory birds. Nevertheless, the wildlife agency approved the permits. Which of the following, if true, most helps to justify the wildlife agency’s approval of the permits, given the concerns voiced by some residents? A. In the region where the red-winged blackbirds stop, they are the first birds to be present in the spring. 25
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B. The poison that farmers want to use does not kill birds but rather makes them incapable of producing viable eggs. C. Since rice is not raised in Midland Province, few species of birds native to the province normally eat rice. D. Without the permit, any farmers shown to have set out poison for the blackbirds would be heavily fined. E. The poison that farmers got approval to use has no taste or smell that would make
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