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LR MASTER LIST - SEPT 06 POST MORTEM (1 question left! Help if you can!)

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1. Landlord-tenant property damage contract *PRINCIPLE*
A: Window not on list and broken by circumstances outside tenant's control

2. Supermarket layout, bread in the back *PRINCIPLE*
A: Manipulating people can have unwanted consequences

3. Exercise and diet just as effective as medicine *ASSUMPTION*
A: Changes in diet and exercise have none or less side effects than taking medicine

4. Asteroid did not cause triceratops extinction *PARALLEL*
A: Flood did not cause fire

5. Mayor influenced TV station to broadcast Azco news *WEAKEN*
A: Mayor also influenced for a supporter of her opponent

6. Tax cuts for wealthy, progressive taxes *MAIN IDEA*
A: Tax breaks for everyone still disproportionately help the wealthy

7. Diverse political parties is good, compromise is good *ASSUMPTION*
A: Compromise leads to efficient legislation

8. Two fish submitted for weighing, average was X lbs *FLAW*
A: Sample likely to have been unrepresentative

9. Dumping CO2 in ocean to prevent global warming is not bad *MAIN IDEA*
A: The claim that putting CO2 in ocean will harm the environment is unfounded

10. If guy shows up, then girl would not like party, girl liked party, guy must not have showed up *PARALLEL*
A: If girl late for bus then girl late for work, not late for work, not late for bus

11. THX less harmful than two other pesticides, THX shouldn't be banned *PRINCIPLE*
A: Something less harmful than other thing shouldn't be banned if other thing isn't banned

12. Travel reviews, more people have already traveled, harder task for writers *REASONING*
A: Explains how more people who have already traveled has changed the task of travel writing

13. Motor oils all same in effectiveness, cheapest motor oil is best buy *FLAW*
A: Fails to consider that wear on pistons is not the only criteria to judge quality of motor oil

14. Omega-3 fatty acids, 2 fish per week is healthier for cardio than 0 fish *FLAW*
A: Fails to consider people who ate two fish per week may be healthier in cardio for other reasons

15. Ideologically motivated people unwilling to compromise, mediation only for those who can compromise *INFERENCE*
A: Ideologically motivated people should not do mediation

16. Bacteria in seafood made people ill, researchers say seafood was cause of illness *STRENGTHEN*
A: Everyone in study who was sick had eaten same seafood dish

17. People who value money want high income over good conditions
A: Values are reliable indicators of actions

18. Fast food restaurants didn't lay off employees after minimum wage increase *PARADOX*
A: Less turnover and less recruiting costs

19. Scientists should disclose what incentives they have for certain research *PARALLEL*
A: Financial advisor should disclose connections to investments he advises clients to make

20. Two groups, same articles, different headlines *INFERENCE*
A: Headlines can influence how articles are interpreted

21. People not constantly aware have clouded vision, people constantly aware have tainted minds *INFERENCE*
A: People with untainted minds have clouded vision

22. Elderly who moved into town in past five years had better health than elderly who lived in town their whole lives *PARADOX EXCEPT*
A: Young people mostly moved into town

23. Warm weather causes increased humidity *PARALLEL FLAW*
A: Eating fruits and vegetables makes you healthy, X eats fruits and vegetables so X must be healthy.

24. Titles, first and last words capitalized, conjunction not capitalized unless 5 letters or more *INFERENCE*
A: If word is in middle and capitalized, then not conjunction with less than 5 letters.

25. We use less chemicals that produce acid rain, effect of acid rain on environment will decrease *WEAKEN EXCEPT*
A: Some environmental systems developed an efficient way to counteract the effects of acid rain

26. Censorship morally wrong, actor refuses role, so he is morally wrong *FLAW*
A: Assumes actor refusing role is same as the type of censorship mentioned

27. Herbal med as effective as chemical med *ASSUMPTION*
A: Herbal med does not contain any chemicals

28. Walking against street lights safer than walking with street lights *FLAW*
A: Fails to consider frequency of the two samples

29. Journalists use old photographs for current events, misleads readers *ASSUMPTION*
A: Distorting history leads to misled readers

30. Do not use this drug therapy, it causes harmful side effects *FLAW*
A: Fails to consider consequences of not using the drug

31. People with grocery lists spend less than people buying comparable number of items that are all on sale without lists *PARADOX*
A: Sale items are typically more expensive items to begin with

32. Gov should fund all science research, gov should only fund research for useful technologies *POINT AT ISSUE*
A: Gov should fund basic scientific research even when it does not lead to useful technologies

33. City council's goal is not to decrease congestion in mall, since attainment of goal did not happen *FLAW*
A: Assumes that a goal must be achieved to truly be the goal

34. Country cannot progress unless substantial investment is made in technology, so country will not progress *ASSUMPTION*
A: Country does not make substantial investment in technology

35. Combining two types of architecture will combine all the good qualities of both of them *FLAW*
A: Assumes that the parts would retain all qualities when combined

36. Art is beautiful and informative, nature is beautiful and informative, nature is art *FLAW*
A: Assumes having necessary characteristics of a group makes something part of that group

37. Aristotle's principle, dentist seeing friends after hours *POINT AT ISSUE*
A: Acts of friendship are subject to Aristotle's principle

38. Cook can accidentally add ingredient that makes someone sick and still be morally responsible *PRINCIPLE*
A: People can be held morally responsible for unintended actions

39. Melatonin study, insomniacs *STRENGTHEN*
A: In studies including insomniacs, only non-insomniacs experienced any melatonin effects

40. Healthy to add unsaturated fats to diet *ASSUMPTION*
A: When people add unsaturated fat, they reduce intake of saturated fat

41. X - people like to believe they have control, so democracy is best, Y - people can believe false things *REASONING*
A: Shows a different conclusion can be drawn from the premises

42. We can't know someone's intentions, so we can judge morality only based on consequences of actions *ASSUMPTION*
A: Knowing intentions is indispensible to moral judgment

43. Jenner, Copernicus, discoveries based on new ways of looking at data rather than new data *PRINCIPLE*
A: Looking at things in a different way can often lead to advances


Some debate

44. Reduce fossil fuel emissions, chemical plants reduced chemical pollution without reducing profits *STRENGTHEN*
A: Reducing fossil fuel emissions a sufficient amount would reduce profits no more than reducing chemical pollution

45. Need some fat for carrot vitamin A digestion, although fat is unhealthy *REASONING*
A: Tells people not to go extreme on the diet generally recommended.

46. Mountain climbers, slurred speech, speech area separate from rest of brain *FLAW*
A: Fails to consider that blood flow to entire brain decreases


Much debate

47. Prefrontal cortex, toddlers not distinguishing colors *PRINCIPLE*
A1: Toddlers are sometimes not intentionally disobedient
A2: Adaptability increases as they grow older


48. Smokers, heart disease, caffeine use, caffeine positively correlated with heart disease *FLAW*
A1: Fails to consider that caffeine might decrease risk of heart disease
A2: Third factor causes both


49. Psychotherapy depends on common aspects *WEAKEN*
A1: Researchers only considered one type of symptom/treatment
A2: Vastly different techniques

Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 01:27:42 PM »
wow... on the asteroid/tric one, i hope you are right. it was a question i skipped and had to go back to with 40 seconds remaining on the section.i only had time to read the stimulus and really quickly read each conclusion and went with D, which is the one that dealt with flooding.

i remember the very first LR question:

if you dont write down on the sheet, you wont get reimbursed unless there are circumstances beyond your control
--pretty sure the answer choice was the one where a guy didnt have to pay because there was a problem with his window which he was unable to control

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Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006, 01:29:12 PM »
Yeah I'm sure it was the window one

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Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2006, 01:30:57 PM »
How about the question about journalists using old photographs for new stories and thus underemphasizing the issue or something.  It was an assumption question, and I was debating b/w B and C.

Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2006, 01:31:14 PM »
Yeah I'm sure it was the window one

i was so shell-shocked after RC that it took me like 2 minutes to do that question :(

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Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2006, 01:31:39 PM »
there was a question about supermarkets planning the layout of their stores so that people have to go all the way to the back of the store to get common items like eggs and bread... this can alienate customers, as they rank this as one of things people dislike about supermarkets...

anyone remember this question and what the credited response is likely to be??

Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2006, 01:32:23 PM »
How about the question about journalists using old photographs for new stories and thus underemphasizing the issue or something.  It was an assumption question, and I was debating b/w B and C.

yeah it came down to two if-then statements that were opposites of each other. if you mapped it out, you could see that the answer was the one that said "if a journalist uses photos to do xxx then they are distorting history"

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Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2006, 01:33:41 PM »
The medicine against high blood pressure has side effects and is just as effective as exercise and change in diet; therefore, people should exercise and change their diets instead of taking a pill.
Assumption (maybe?) changes is one's diet and exercise have none or less side effects than taking medicine.

Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2006, 01:33:52 PM »
there was a question about supermarkets planning the layout of their stores so that people have to go all the way to the back of the store to get common items like eggs and bread... this can alienate customers, as they rank this as one of things people dislike about supermarkets...

anyone remember this question and what the credited response is likely to be??

i remember this one. i think it was a principle question. i think the answer choice was E and it was very general in scope; something like 'plans that aim to do certain things can have unintended consequences'

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Re: LR MASTER LIST - SEPT06
« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2006, 01:34:22 PM »
there was a question about supermarkets planning the layout of their stores so that people have to go all the way to the back of the store to get common items like eggs and bread... this can alienate customers, as they rank this as one of things people dislike about supermarkets...

anyone remember this question and what the credited response is likely to be??

Must be true?
Manipulating people may lead to undesirable consequences?