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Which one of the following statements, if true, would explain the discrepancy found by the scientists?
Resolve/Explain
What is the author's main point?
Main Point
The main conclusion drawn in the author's argument is that
Main Point
Which one of the following conclusions can be validly drawn from the passage above?
Inference
Which one of the following statements, if true, would strengthen the author's point?
Strengthen
Opponents of the head of the Mass transit Authority's plan would be best served if which one of the following were shown to be true?
Weaken
The argument proceeds by...
Reasoning
Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument relies?
Assumption
If the statements above are true, then which of the following must also be true?
Inference
The argument is structured to lead to which one of the following
Main Point
The writer's argument depends upon assuming which of the following?
Assumption
Which one of the following, if true, would most weaken the author's point?
Weaken
The argument above assumes which of the following?
Assumption
Which one of the following statements, if true, would support the author's conclusion?
Strengthen
Which one of the following, if true,would most call into question the results achieved by the scientists?
Weaken
Which of the following provides the best resolution to the apparent paradox described by the committee members?
Resolve/Explain
Which of the following statements, i.e.; if assumed, would allow the author's conclusion to be properly drawn?
Strengthen
Anne responds to Bill by doing which one of the following?
Reasoning
Which one of the following statements can be validly inferred from the information above?
Inference
Dr. Good does which of the following?
Reasoning
Which of the following indicates a flaw in the author's reasoning?
Flaw
A criticism of the argument would most likely emphasize that it
Flaw
Which one of the following is most similar in the reasoning to the argument above?
Parallel-the-Reasoning
The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument...
Flaw
The method the activist used to object to the developer's argument is to...
Reasoning
Which one of the following principles, if established, justifies the actions taken by Mia in the argument above
Principle
Which one of the following conclusions is best supported by the passage above?
Inference
Which of the following examples conforms most closely to the principle given in the argument above?
Principle
The flawed pattern of reasoning exhibited by the argument above is most paralleled by that in which of the following?
Parallel-the-Reasoning
The argument relies on which one of the following questionable assumptions?
Flaw
The author reaches his conclusion by
Reasoning
Which one of the following, if true, indicates the most serious flaw in the method of research used by the company?
Weaken
The argument above best supports which of the following claims?
Inference
The Author reaches his conclusion by
Reasoning
Which one of the following, if added as a premise to the argument, most helps to justify its conclusion
Principle
Assume... According to the passage, which one of the statements cannot be true?
Inference
The argument relies on which one of the following questionable assumptions?
Flaw
Which one of the following contains questionable reasoning most similar to that in the argument above?
Parallel-the-Reasoning
Which one of the following, if true, most calls into question the argument made by the company?
Flaw
Which one of the following most accurately and completely expresses the main conclusions of the city council member's argument?
Principle
Which one of the following arguments exhibits a flawed pattern of reasoning most similar to that exhibited by the argument above?
Parallel-the-Reasoning
Smith's statements can most directly be used as part of an argument for which one of the following
Parallel-the-Reasoning
The structure of the reasoning in the argument above is most parallel to that in which one of the following?
Parallel-the-Reasoning
Which of the following principle, if accepted, would most strongly support the FDC's position against the FWC's position.
Principle
(supports)
The statement above, if true, most strongly supports which one of the following
Principle
(supports)
Which one of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of the butcher's argument
Principle
(conforms)
If the statements above are true, which one of the following most accurately describes Rossi's argument
Principle
(conforms)
Which one of the following, if true, casts the most doubt on the validity of the evidence offered in support of the naturalist's claim
Weaken
The conversation lends the most support to the claim that Dana and Pat disagree on which one of the following.
Identify the Disagreement
In responding to Bill, Susan does which 0of the following?
Reasoning
Which one of the following most accurately describes the role played in the argument by the supposition that eating meat is essential to good health.
Reasoning
Jay's response suggests that he interpreted Helena's remarks to mean that.
Reasoning
Which one of the following, if true, most helps to reconcile the apparent discrepancy indicated above?
Resolve/Explain
Which of the following, if true, most helps to explain the finding of the study?
Strengthen
The argument in the editorial depends on assuming which one of the following.
Assumption
The conclusion of the argument follows logically if which one of the following is assumed.
Assumption
Which of the following is a assumption on which the argument depends?
Assumption
The argument's reasoning is questionable because the argument
Flaw
Which one of the following is a questionable argumentative strategy employed in the editorial's argument?
Flaw
The argument commits which one of the following errors in reasoning?
Flaw
A reasoning error in the argument is that the argument
Flaw
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the information above?
Inference
Each of the following, if true, helps to support the claim that the new maps will be more useful EXCEPT
Weaken
Which one of the following most accurately describes a mistake in the reasoning of one of the two speakers
Parallel-the-Reasoning

(Avoid!)
The flawed reasoning on the argument above most closely resembles that in which of the following.
Parallel-the-Reasoning

(Avoid!)
Each of the following, if true, helps to reconcile the statements above EXCEPT
Resolve/Explain
Which one of the following is most strongly supported by the statements above, if they are true
Inference
Which of the following most accurately expresses the conclusion of the argument
Inference
The reasoning in the environmentalist's criticism is questionable because it
Flaw
The argument is most vulnerable to criticism because it ignores the possibility that
Flaw
Bill's response most strongly supports the contention that Bill misunderstood Frank to be asserting that
Principle

(Supports)
Which one of the following most accurately describes the argumentative technique used in the argument?
Principle

(Conforms)
Which one of the following logically follows from the statements above
Principle

(Conforms)
Which one of the following principles, if valid most helps to justify the critic's reasoning
Principle

(Supports)
Dr. C uses which one of the following strategies in responding to Dr. J?
Reasoning
Which one of the following most accurately describes the essayist's method of defending the definition against the objection
Reasoning
Each of the following, if true, contributes to an explanation of the practice mentioned above EXCEPT
Strengthen
Which of the following, if true, would cast the most doubt on the conclusion?
Weaken