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(See the complete passage discussion here: lsat/viewtopic.php?t=14496)
The correct answer choice is (B)
In order to parallel the recommended disaster response in the third paragraph, quickly return to that
paragraph (lines 31-44) and review the recommendations of the experts. Accordingly, you must
select a response that addresses long-term needs, involves consultation with local agencies, and
considers of the needs of local populations (rather that decision-making purely from the “outside”).
Answer choice (A): The experts’ recommendations did not concern saving money. This response
inappropriately assumes that saving money is the issue, when the real issue was tailoring the
response to the community’s desires.
Answer choice (B): This is the correct answer choice. The experts suggest developing plans in
advance in order to more effectively respond to the stated needs of the community, and to address
both short- and long-term needs. This response exactly describes such a situation.
Answer choice (C): This response describes the traditional response, and involves no community
consultation, which the experts are attempting to improve upon. This choice is incorrect, because it
represents exactly the opposite of what the experts recommend.
Answer choice (D): This choice might seem attractive, but you need to be careful to read it for
exactly what it says. You might have mistakenly concluded that this response follows the expert
recommendation, because it concerns targeting the specifi c needs of the community. However, the
experts thought that the community—not some outside agency—should determine need, so this
response is somewhat contrary to the passage, and incorrect. Remember, consultation within the
community is important.
Answer choice (E): This answer neither addresses the needs of the community nor any long-term
needs, and thus can be eliminated. In addition, the experts’ recommendations had nothing precisely
to do with donation levels.