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Analyzing Arguments – Questions and Answers – Quiz 1

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1. One New York publisher has estimated that 50,000 to 60,000 people in the United States want an anthology that includes the complete works of William Shakespeare. And what accounts for this renewed interest in Shakespeare? As scholars point out, his psychological insights into both male and female characters are amazing even today. This paragraph best supports the statement that

Shakespeare’s characters are more interesting than fictional characters today.
people even today are interested in Shakespeare’s work because of the characters
academic scholars are putting together an anthology of Shakespeare’s work
New Yorkers have a renewed interested in the work of Shakespeare

2. One of the warmest winters on record has put consumers in the mood to spend money. Spending is likely to be the strongest in thirteen years. During the month of February, sales of existing single-family homes hit an annual record rate of 4.75 million. This paragraph best supports the statement that

consumer spending will be higher thirteen years from now than it is today
more people buy houses in the month of February than in any other month
during the winter months, the prices of single-family homes are the lowest
warm winter weather is likely to affect the rate of home sales

3. Generation Xers are those people born roughly between 1965 and 1981. As employees, Generation Xers tend to be more challenged when they can carry out tasks independently. This makes Generation Xers the most entrepreneurial generation in history. This paragraph best supports the statement that Generation Xers

work harder than people from other generations
have a tendency to be self-directed workers
have an interest in making history
tend to work in jobs that require risk-taking behavior

4. If you’re a fitness walker, there is no need for a commute to a health club. Your neighborhood can be your health club. You don’t need a lot of fancy equipment to get a good workout either. All you need is a well-designed pair of athletic shoes. This paragraph best supports the statement that

fitness walking is a better form of exercise than weight lifting
a membership in a health club is a poor investment
walking outdoors provides a better workout than walking indoors
fitness walking is a convenient and valuable form of exercise

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