Critical Reasoning: "Looking through the Critic's Spectacle"

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In an attempt to promote the widespread use of paper rather than plastic,and thus reduce non-biodegradable waste,the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of disposable plastic goods for which substitutes made of paper exist.The council argues that since most paper is entirely biodegradable,paper goods are environmentally preferable.

Which of the following,if true,indicates that the plan to ban the sale of disposable plastic
goods is suited to the town council's environmental goals?

(B) The paper factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to increase production of biodegradable paper goods.

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In an attempt to promote the widespread use of paper rather than plastic,and thus reduce non-biodegradable waste,the council of a small town plans to ban the sale of disposable plastic goods for which substitutes made of paper exist.The council argues that since most paper is entirely biodegradable,paper goods are environmentally preferable.

Which of the following,if true,indicates that the plan to ban the sale of disposable plastic
goods is suited to the town council's environmental goals?

(A) Although biodegradable plastic goods are now available,members of the town council
believe biodegradable paper goods to be safer for the environment.
(B) The paper factory at which most of the townspeople are employed plans to increase
production of biodegradable paper goods.
(C) After other towns enacted similar bans on the sale of plastic goods,the environmental
benefits were not discernible for several years.
(D) Since most townspeople prefer plastic goods to paper goods in many instances,they
are likely to purchase them in neighboring towns where plastic goods are available for sale.
(E) Products other than those derived from wood pulp are often used in the manufacture of
paper goods that are entirely biodegradable.

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My take: Option 5

whats the OA ?

Original Answer is option 5.
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Some people have been promoting a new herbal mixture as a remedy for the common cold. The mixture contains, among other things, extracts of the plants purple coneflower and goldenseal. A cold sufferer, skeptical of the claim that the mixture is an effective cold remedy, argued, Suppose that the mixture were an effective cold remedy. Since most people with colds wish to recover quickly, it follows that almost everybody with a cold would be using it. Therefore, since there are many people who have colds but do not use the mixture, it is obviously not effective.

1 Each of the following is an assumption required by the skeptical cold sufferers argument EXCEPT:
(A) Enough of the mixture is produced to provide the required doses to almost everybody with a cold.
(B) The mixture does not have side effects severe enough to make many people who have colds avoid using it.
(C) The mixture is powerful enough to prevent almost everybody who uses it from contracting any further colds.
(D) The mixture is widely enough known that almost everybody with a cold is aware of it.
(E) There are no effective cold remedies available that many people who have colds prefer to the mixture.

2 Which one of the following most accurately describes the method of reasoning the cold sufferer uses to reach the conclusion of the argument?

(A) finding a claim to be false on the grounds that it would if true have consequences that are false
(B) accepting a claim on the basis of public opinion of the claim
(C) showing that conditions necessary to establish the truth of a claim are met
(D) basing a generalization on a representative group of instances
(E) showing that a measure claimed to be effective in achieving a certain effect would actually make achieving the effect more difficult

Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose - Ayrton Senna
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Q. Where the film Bombay loses out is where every commercial film congenitally goes awry becoming too simplistic to address serious issues and failing to translate real life to reel.

Which of the following can be inferred from the above line?

1. The film's director aimed at recreating real life on the silver screen.
2. The film was too simplistic for the audience's taste.
3. The film was successful in spite of its shortcomings.
4. The film failed to make profits due to its shortcomings
5. None of these


Option 5, option 1 could be considered but it cant be the real inference which can be drawn.
Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose - Ayrton Senna
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Q. Where the film Bombay loses out is where every commercial film congenitally goes awry becoming too simplistic to address serious issues and failing to translate real life to reel.

Which of the following can be inferred from the above line?

1. The film's director aimed at recreating real life on the silver screen.
2. The film was too simplistic for the audience's taste.
3. The film was successful in spite of its shortcomings.
4. The film failed to make profits due to its shortcomings
5. None of these

Option (5)
on a second thought option (1) comes close bcz though the director failed at creating a smooth transition from real to reel life bt he did make an attempt....
bt d final answer hs to be five (5)
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Q. Where the film Bombay loses out is where every commercial film congenitally goes awry becoming too simplistic to address serious issues and failing to translate real life to reel.

Which of the following can be inferred from the above line?

1. The film's director aimed at recreating real life on the silver screen.
2. The film was too simplistic for the audience's taste.
3. The film was successful in spite of its shortcomings.
4. The film failed to make profits due to its shortcomings
5. None of these

My take: Option 5

whats the OA ?
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Q. Where the film Bombay loses out is where every commercial film congenitally goes awry - becoming too simplistic to address serious issues and failing to translate real life to reel.

Which of the following can be inferred from the above line?

1. The film's director aimed at recreating real life on the silver screen.
2. The film was too simplistic for the audience's taste.
3. The film was successful in spite of its shortcomings.
4. The film failed to make profits due to its shortcomings
5. None of these

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Q. Some books pertaining to classical literature are looked upon as rare works of genius minds but were considered as obscene when they were first written. Hence we can deduce that perceptions change over time and what was once regarded as obscene is not regarded as such today.

Which of the following is an inference which can be deduced from the argument ?

a. Mass circulation of literature that is considered obscene changes the very perception of obscenity.
b. Many things that were considered obscene in earlier times are acceptable in society today.

answer is c. Not all literature which is currently regarded as a rare work and which was once considered obscene is still considered obscene.

d. Public opinion does not reflect the true worth of a literary work.
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e. What was deemed unfit for publication is now explorable because there is a not a semblance of obliquity or speciousness, in those literary works of past.

Being second is to be the first of the ones who lose - Ayrton Senna
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Q. Some books pertaining to classical literature are looked upon as rare works of genius minds but were considered as obscene when they were first written. Hence we can deduce that perceptions change over time and what was once regarded as obscene is not regarded as such today.

Which of the following is an inference which can be deduced from the argument ?

a. Mass circulation of literature that is considered obscene changes the very perception of obscenity.
b. Many things that were considered obscene in earlier times are acceptable in society today.
c. Not all literature which is currently regarded as a rare work and which was once considered obscene is still considered obscene.
d. Public opinion does not reflect the true worth of a literary work.
e. What was deemed unfit for publication is now explorable because there is a not a semblance of obliquity or speciousness, in those literary works of past.

Please provide comment with your answer.

Well i think that when a question asks us to infer from a passage then that inference cannot be explicitly stated in the passage but has to be implied. Thus we can rule out the option B cos its pretty much wats stated in the final line of the passsage. The other option choices(other than C) are too far fetched and cannot be inferred from the passage at all so i guess we eliminate other options and say option C is the answer.
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