- Tue Apr 27, 2021 11:15 pm
Thanks for taking the time to write a response, Kelsey - it does help. Obviously C has the strongest support by far, and that's what the LSAT credits, so at a certain point it's not worth worrying more about this question.
[RC veterans will anticipate the but:]
But, I don't agree that it's "very unlikely" that, given the passage, other films from the early 1900s were longer. I may be missing something, but I don't think it's warranted to assume that films were the same length in the 19 aughts as in the 1910s. Beyond that, "the early years of the twentieth century" is never defined. For all we know, that period could easily include years after "the early 1910s" - it could comprise, for example, the entire period from 1901-1925. All of this isn't to say that C is wrong; I'd instead argue that it's uncharacteristically reliant on the test-taker helping the answer choice with additional assumptions.
It might be too specific of a question, but since you mentioned that some MBT questions aren't fully proven, could you point me to a different MBT question that you feel has a similar level of ambiguity to this one?
Regardless, thanks for sharing your thoughts. I think your point about learning the LSAT's language is a good one and it's certainly the most important takeaway here.