QUESTION TYPE: Principle – Conform
- Jablonski was worried by car accident statistics.
- So, she donated cars to driver education programs at schools.
- Some community members have bought cars from Jablonski’s dealership in order to support her.
ANALYSIS: I would say the underlying principle is one of:
- People sometimes take financial actions to support their beliefs.
- Being nice can bring you benefits.
I don’t know what the answer will be, those are just prephrases. On principle/conform questions, you have to try to think of an abstract idea to describe what’s going on in the situation.
- This is silly. We don’t even know if the driver education programs work!
- CORRECT. This is supported: Jablonski’s altruism led to profits at her car dealership.
- The argument didn’t give any comparison between driver education programs at school and adult driver education programs.
- This is too strong. We know that Jablonski got some extra sales. But, those might not have been enough to compensate for the financial loss that came from giving away cars. Further, we don’t know how well benefitting others works in other situations.
The “sometimes” in B makes that a much better answer.
- This is silly. And, interpreted literally, it means you will fail to do something as simple as brew coffee unless you have broad community support.
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