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#23 - A car's antitheft alarm that sounds in the middle of

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This is a justify question stem, correct?

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Hi LSATer,

That's right! #23 asks, "Which one of the following, if assumed by the author of the passage, would allow her properly to draw her conclusion...".

We know it's a justify question mainly because of the "properly draw her conclusion" part.

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Thank you! I got it wrong the first time, because I approached it as a MBT Inference question (and chose B) but then I looked at it again as a Justify question and I got it right.
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Hello Powerscore Staff!

Thank you for taking time to respond to my inquiries. I have read your explanations and have found them extremely helpful. I am treading forward in the QT training books. I have another inquiry; this one is regarding PT14-S4-Q23: "A car's antitheft alarm that sounds..."

I want to see if my thought process was correct in how I eliminated answer choices.

(A) does not support the conclusion that people should deactivate their cars' antitheft alarms when they park them in crowded city neighborhoods at night. This ac actually seems to weaken the conclusion.

(B) "In most cases" raises a red flag, because it is weak wording. Is it safe to assume that we should be weary of weak wording in the answer choices for a Justify question? This ac leaves room for those instances during which a car's alarm will go off because it is being broken into--this would weaken the conclusion as well.

(C) is correct because it provides a reason why antitheft alarms should be deactivated: undisturbed sleep is more important. When reading through the stimulus, however, I was unable to ascertain how sleep is more important than preventing car theft. I understand that justify answer choices can be superfluous, but this seems to be the reason why this ac is correct. :-?

(D) this ac is similar to (B) in that it entails weak wording and leaves room for the possibility that people with antitheft alarms can also be considerate of others: the alarm can scare carjackers away from the neighborhood.

(E) can be eliminated because we are concerned about what happens at night, not during the daytime.


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Jennifer Janowsky
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Hi Anali!

You are actually correct that the answer was (C), and your thought process for eliminating the others was also correct. Test makers like to make the right answers seem unlikely. For Justify Questions especially, this can be done by saying something strange like "undisturbed sleep is more important than preventing car theft." This doesn't have to be true, nor does it have to be proven by the stimulus information, it only needs to support the stimulus, which in this case it does. :)