Hunter: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest’s deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest’s protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.

In the hunter’s argument, the portion in boldface plays which of the following roles?

(A) It is the main conclusion of the argument.
(B) It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.
(C) It is an explanation that the argument concludes is correct.
(D) It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.
(E) It introduces a judgment that the argument opposes

OA: E (bôi đen để thấy đáp án)


Simplifying the argument:

  • Conclusion: Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline.
  • Bold phrase: Many people blame hunters alone for the decline in Greenrock National Forest’s deer population over the past ten years. (counter premise)

Type: Bold Phrase

Prephrasing: answer choice should show the contrast of bold phrase and conclusion.

POE:

A) It’s not the main conclusion => eliminate

B) No the contrast of bold phrase and conclusion => eliminate

C) Implying that it supports the conclusion => eliminate

D) Implying that it supports the conclusion => eliminate

E) Show the contrast => correct

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