DISCUSSION: For this type of question, you should try to justify your answer using specific lines from the passage.
If you do this consistently, you can go from ‘sort of sure’ to 100% sure, every time.
You’ll get faster at it, too.
- The passage never said much about corporate farms, or whether they need loans.
- The passage never mentions charging higher prices. The passage also doesn’t talk about long run profits. Mainly, Whatley’s recommendations serve to avoid debt. This answer uses plausible terms in ways never used by the passage. It’s a misleading trap.
- The passage doesn’t say what kind of consumer would join a CMC,
- CORRECT. Lines 13-17 recommend growing at least 10 different crops, to minimize the risk of crop failure. And lines 23-25 say to grow only crops that clients ask for. So if customers ask for less than 10 crops, then either the farm will grow crops that clients didn’t ask for, or the farmer will risk crop failure by growing less than 10 crops.
- The third paragraph implies there are no distribution costs. Customers harvest the crops themselves, at the farm.
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