Skip to Main Content

June 2007, Logical Reasoning 2, Question 5

The essence of tackling sufficient assumption questions on the GRE involves identifying an answer choice that, when combined with the given evidence, conclusively supports the argument's conclusion.
  • Sufficient assumption questions require finding an answer that makes the conclusion undeniably true.
  • The argument analyzed involves an early entomologist's observation about ants, concluding they were not bringing food to their neighbors based on their actions.
  • Critical to selecting the correct answer is understanding the nature of the evidence and how it relates to the conclusion.
  • Answer choice C is identified as correct because it directly supports the conclusion by stating that ant dumping sites do not contain food, thereby negating the possibility of the ants bringing food to their neighbors.
  • Other answer choices are dismissed for failing to directly prove the conclusion true, highlighting the importance of closely analyzing each option.
Understanding Sufficient Assumption Questions
Analyzing the Argument
Evaluating Answer Choices
Identifying the Correct Answer