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Studying for the LSAT / Dec 2005
« on: January 05, 2007, 05:36:46 PM »
If anyone has #50 or #51 could they send pm me please? I have all of them up until the two-I'm willing to trade or sell other material for a copy of them. I'm writing this February so it would be muchly appreciated!

Studying for the LSAT / Need help with some LR questions
« on: October 18, 2006, 05:28:50 PM »
From test #33-Dec 2000-Section 1

11) Researchers have discovered that caffeine can be as physically addictive as other psychoactive substances. Some people find that they become unusally depressed, drowsy, or even irritable if they do not have their customary dose of caffeine. This is significant because as many people consume caffeine as consume any one of the other addictive psychoactive substances.

Which one of the following can be logically conclucded from the information above?

a) There is no psychoactive substance to which more people are physically addicted than are addicted to caffeine
b) A physical addiction to a particular psychoactive substance will typically give rise to diverse psychological symptoms
c) Not all substances to which people can become physically addicted are psychoactive
d) If one is physically addicted to a psychoactive substance, one will become unusually depressed when one is no longer ingesting that substance
e) If alcohol is a physically addictve psychoactive substance, there are not more people who consume alcohol than consume caffeine.

{answer is E} don't understand why

18) The use of space-based satellites to study environmental conditions on Earth is an important development in the conservation movement's history. Environmental problems may no be observed long before they otherwise would be noticed, allowing for intenvention before they reach the crisis stage. It is no wonder that environmentalists fail to consider both that spacecraft may damage the ozone layer and that this damage could be serious enough to warrant discontinuing spaceflight.

a) People tend to ignore possible objectionable consequences of actiosn that support their activities
b) A negative consequence of an activity may be outseighed by its great positive consequences
c) Technology usually has at least some negative impact on the environment, even if it is largely beneficial.
d) Even well-intentioned attempts to solve problems sometimes make them worse
e) Attempts to employ technology often have unforeseen consequences that may be negative.

{answer is A}

20) Recently discovered prehistoric rock paintings on small islands off the northern coast of Norway have archaeologists puzzled. The predominant theory about northern cave paintings was that they were largely a description of the current diets of the painters. This theory cannot be right, ecause the painters must have needed to eat the sea animals populating the waters north of Nrway if they were to make the long journey to and from the islands, and there are no paintings that unambiguously depict such creatures.

Each of the following, if true, weakens the argument against the predominant theory about northern cave paintings Except:

a) Once on these islands, the cave painters hunted and ate land animals
b) Parts of the cave apintings on the islands did not survive the centuries
c) The cave paintings that were discovered on the islands decpited many land animals
d) Those who did the cave paintings that were discovered on the islands had unusually advanced techniques of preserving meats
e) The cave paintings on the islands were done by the original inhabitants of the islands who ate the meat of land animals.

{answer is C}

From Section 3 of the same test

9) At some point in any discussion of societal justice, the only possible doctrinal defense seems to be "That is the way we do things here." Different communities that each recognize the dignity and equality of all citizens will, for example, nevertheless settle on somewhat different provisions for the elderly. So we can see that general principles of justice are never sufficient to determine the details of social policies fixed within a particular state.

Which one of the following statements, if true, most strengthens the argument concerning the general principles of justice?

d) Two states founded on and adhering to similar principles of justice had different requirements that had to be met in order to be eligible for government-subsidized day care.
e) Two societies based on different principles of justice, each adhering to its own principles, had the same unemployment benfits.

{answer is D} I was stuck between the two but I ultimately ended up choosing e.

Studying for the LSAT / Dec 05 available?
« on: January 12, 2006, 05:00:24 PM »
Anyone out there interested in sharing (willing to trade it for another one too!) it with me? I'm registered for the Feb sitting and I'm running out of tests to write!!! ):


Studying for the LSAT / LR-stuck between two answers.
« on: May 15, 2005, 09:38:52 AM »
From P.S. homework-Lesson 9.

10) Page 33

Those influenced by modern Western science take it for granted that a genuine beief in astrology is proof of a credulous and unscientific mind. Yet, in the past, people of indisputable intellectual and scientific briliance accepted astrology as a fact. Therefore, there is no scientific basis for rejecting astrology.

The argument is most vulnerable to criticism on which one of the following grounds?

A- A belief can be consistent with the available evidence and accepted scientific theories at one time but not with the accepted evidence and theories of a later time.

E- The fact that there might be legitimate nonscientific reasons for rejecting astrology has been overlooked.

13) A fourteen-year study of finches on the Galapagos islands concluded that there is a definite relationship between climate the population size of finch species that thrive at various times. During droughts, more members of large finch species survive because their bills are large enough to crack large, hard seeds, giving them a food supply unavailable to smaller birds. In rainy years, fewer members of the large finch species survive because the additional moisture fosters the growth of plants that produce small seeds. The larger finch varities have to consume enormous num bers of small seeds to meet their energy demands, and some just cannot eat them fast enough.

Which one of the following must be assumed in order to justify the conclusion that climatic variations cause a major difference in survival rates of small and large finches?

B- A length period of rainy weather results in fewer large, hard seeds being produced

C- in rainy periods, the small finches gathe enough food to grow much larger and heavier, but their ultimate size is limited by their inability to eat small seeds fast.

Is C wrong because it says all are not able to eat small seeds fast whereas the stimulus only says some?


Studying for the LSAT / 32 days-have only done two tests..
« on: May 04, 2005, 08:53:49 PM »
is it too much to try and do three tests a week till June 6th? While taking a full length course?? I still have three practice tests to take through the company.

ameobat-in need of suggestions.

Studying for the LSAT / formal logic-assumption
« on: April 28, 2005, 09:22:57 PM »
just don't see it.

Premise: /a double not arrow /b
Conclusion: C->a

i broke the premise down to /a->b then /b->a but...i don't know where to go from there.


Studying for the LSAT / understanding if arg is valid or invalid
« on: April 17, 2005, 10:33:14 PM »
i'm going through my ps coursework book and i'm having a lot of problems understanding if an l.r argument is valid or invalid. does it get easier with time? or is it crucial i understand it right now because it's the foundation for the rest of the stuff we will be learning?

Studying for the LSAT / For those Sat takers.
« on: February 10, 2005, 10:18:07 PM »
I wish you guys the best of luck (skill, ease, etc)!!! Cya after the test!! (:

We can do it! We can do it! We can do it!

Studying for the LSAT / Need help on a LR's
« on: February 09, 2005, 03:53:36 PM »
October 2003' Section 1 question 4
4) Industry experts expect improvementsin job safety training to lead to safer work environments. A recent survey indicated; however, that for manufacturers who improved job safety training during the 80's, the number of on-the-job accidetns tended to increase in the months immediately following the changes in the training programs.

Which one of the following, if true, most helps to resolve the descrepancy in the passage?

b) Manufacturers tend to improve their job safety training only when they are increasing the size of their workforce.

c) Manufacturers tend to improve job safety training only after they have noticed that the number of on-the-job accidents has increased.

Studying for the LSAT / Feb 00' game 4. Help
« on: January 14, 2005, 10:44:43 AM »
Question 19-24,

Zeno's Unfinished Furniture sells exactly five types of furniture-footstools, hutches, sideboards, tables and vanities. Irene buys just four items, each of different type and each made entirely of one kind of wood-maple, oak, pine or rosewood. The following conditions govern Irene's purchases:

Any vanity she buys is maple.


Any rosewood item she buys is a sideboard.


If she buys a vanity, she does not buy a footstool.


If she buys a footstool, she also buys a table made of the same wood.


Irene does not buy an oak table.

*still can buy pine, maple or rosewood.

Exactly two of the items she buys are made of the same kind of wood as each other.

only 2 items made of the same wood.
Question 23) Which one of the following CANNOT be the two items Irene buys that are made of the same wood as each other?

a) footstool, hutch
b) hutch, sideboard
c) hutch, table
d) sideboard, vanity
e) table, vanity

**I'm stumped on answer choices a, b, c.  ???

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