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Complete Question Explanation
(See the complete passage discussion here: lsat/viewtopic.php?t=10953)

The correct answer choice is (C)

The detrimental effects of living in subdivisions and commuting by car are discussed in the second paragraph of the passage, which should serve as a suitable reference point.

Answer choice (A): Surprisingly, the author does not mention the cost of driving as a downside to having to travel by car. If you chose this answer choice, you made an assumption that—even if warranted—falls outside the scope of the author’s discussion.

Answer choice (B): Commuting detracts from the amount of time people could interact with each other (lines 30-35), not from the amount of time they could devote to productive employment. This is a Shell Game answer choice.

Answer choice (C): This is the correct answer choice. The author mentions antisocial behavior in lines 33-35 as a detrimental result of spending time inside the car.

Answer choice (D): As with answer choice (A), this answer choice presents another downside to commuting by car that—even if true in the real world—was never discussed in the passage.

Answer choice (E): The author never mentions decreased interactions between parents and children as a detrimental result of commuting by car.

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