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PrepTest 73, Logical Reasoning 1, Question 7

The essence of tackling parallel flaw questions on the GRE involves identifying an answer choice that replicates the original argument's logical fallacy.
  • Parallel flaw questions require matching the flawed reasoning in the answer choices to that of the original argument.
  • Understanding the original argument's structure and flaw is crucial; in the provided example, the flaw is identified as 'tu quoque' or hypocrisy.
  • The correct answer choice mirrors both the conclusion and the flawed reasoning of the original argument, without introducing new elements or reversing the argument's logic.
  • Discerning the precise nature of the flaw allows for the elimination of answer choices that do not accurately reflect the original argument's error.
  • The process involves a detailed comparison of the argument structures and the logical errors they commit.
Understanding Parallel Flaw Questions
Dissecting the Original Argument
Identifying the Correct Answer
Analyzing Incorrect Choices