Analyzing Arguments –  Questions and Answers – Quiz 3

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1. A few states in this country are considering legislation that would prohibit schools from using calculators before the sixth grade. Other states take a different position. Some states are insisting on the purchase of graphing calculators for every student in middle school. This paragraph best supports the statement that in this country

there are at least two opinions about the use of calculators in schools
calculators are frequently a detriment to learning math
state legislators are more involved in education than ever before
the price of graphing calculators is less when schools buy in bulk

2. Today’s workforce has a new set of social values. Ten years ago, a manager who was offered a promotion in a distant city would not have questioned the move. Today, a manager in that same situation might choose family happiness instead of career advancement. This paragraph best supports the statement that

most managers are not loyal to the corporations for which they work
businesses today do not understand their employees needs
employees social values have changed over the past ten years
employees social values have changed over the past ten years

3. It is well known that the world urgently needs adequate distribution of food, so that everyone gets enough. Adequate distribution of medicine is just as urgent. Medical expertise and medical supplies need to be redistributed throughout the world so that people in emerging nations will have proper medical care. This paragraph best supports the statement that

the majority of the people in the world have never been seen by a doctor
food production in emerging nations has slowed during the past several years
most of the world’s doctors are selfish about giving time and money to the poor
many people who live in emerging nations are not receiving proper medical care

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