QUESTION TEXT: A company that imports and sells collectibles…
QUESTION TYPE: Principle
CONCLUSION: The agency classified the figurines as collector’s items.
REASONING: The agency noted that the figurines were marketed as collector’s items.
ANALYSIS: Principle-Justify questions are often pretty straightforward.
We have a conclusion, and a reason for the conclusion. We just have to say that the reason for the conclusion was proper.
Usually a principle does this by saying that the actions in question are ‘good,’ or by using the word ‘should’.
The stimulus is just facts and actions. A principle adds moral judgment that shows the actions were correct.
So in this case, the agency ‘should’ classify toys based on how they’re marketed.
- CORRECT. The figurines were marketed as collector’s items. This tells us to therefore classify them as collector’s items.
- This tells us what the company should do. We want to know what the agency should do.
- We want to justify the agent’s decision to classify the products as collector’s items. But this gives us a reason not to classify things as collector’s items.
- The inspector gave the items a higher tariff by classifying them as collector’s items. So this goes against his decision.
- Same as B. This tells the company what to do. We want to tell the agency what to do.
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