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provided enough information to justify it. As it stands, however, the author of
the passage is silent on the question of Sedgwick’s ability to flatter. Answer choice (A) assumes too much, therefore it is incorrect. B Again, answer choice (B) assumes information that cannot possibly be inferred from the information in the passage, so it should be eliminated at once. C Answer choice (C) is tricky, because it provides a perfectly valid situation: Sedgwick might have written toDarwin initially with a tone of kindness but grew more frustrated over time and vented his irritation to a friend. The problem with this, however, is that the passage does not explain how much time elapsed between the letter to Darwin and the letter to the unnamed friend. It was simply “later,” which could have been a matter of hours, days, weeks, and so forth. What is more, the passage does not contain enough detail to suggest that Sedgwick’s feelings about the theory grew more strongly in opposition over time. In fact, the author of the passage makes it clear from the start that Sedgwick always opposed the theory of natural selection, so the reader cannot infer that he grew increasingly upset about it. Answer choice (C) cannot be correct.E The author of the passage provides no information about Darwin’s response (if any) to Sedgwick’s letter, so it is impossible to infer what Sedgwick’s reaction to such might have been. Answer choice (E) is clearly incorrect, so it may be eliminated. Question 24 Copyright LSATTestQuestions.com LSAT is a registered trademark of the LawSchool Admission Council (LSAC). LSAC is not associated with these unofficial practice questions. Overview: Question 24 presents information about the devastating influenza outbreak of 1918, an outbreak that according to some records might have killed as many as 100 million people. The author of the passage notes several anomalies that made this particular outbreak of influenza so unusual: (1) it
occurred during the summer, and (2) it killed more strong young adults than children and elderlypeople. The question then asks the student to identify the answer choice that
provides the best explanation for the anomaly of the influenza killing so many healthy young adults, when the disease usually strikes the very young and very old the hardest. To select the correct answer, the student must consider each answer choice carefully, in turn. The key to answering this question accurately will be in identifying an answer choice that takes all of the information in the passage andaddssomething to it that clearly explains the immediate issue without leaving otherquestions unanswered. The incorrect answer choices will add potentially valuableinformatprovided.ion but will also leave confusions about the information that has been The Correct Answer:Answer choice (C) explains that the type of virus causing the 1918 influenza outbreak is what is believed to have caused the disease to strike theunexpected demographic.