Home>June 2007, Logical Reasoning 1, Question 19
Lesson by Carl Pyrdum
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Summary
The analysis focuses on a 'strengthen except' question, highlighting the importance of understanding an argument's assumptions and structure to identify the answer choice that does not support the argument.
• A 'strengthen except' question inverts the typical format by requiring four answers to support the argument and one not to.
• Understanding the argument's assumptions is crucial, which involves knowing its structure, conclusion, and evidence.
• The argument's conclusion is that the Land Party's success in 1935 was due to addressing the concerns of the rural poor.
• Causal arguments assume that the cause cited is the true reason for the effect, excluding other potential causes or coincidences.
• Answer choice A fails to strengthen the argument because it introduces irrelevant information about urban voters, while choices B through E support the argument by aligning with its assumptions.
Chapters
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Understanding 'Strengthen Except' Questions
00:28
Identifying the Argument's Assumptions
01:57