QUESTION TEXT: The argument criticizing the newspaper article is…
QUESTION TYPE: Complete the Argument
CONCLUSION: The likely conclusion is that the decline of strikes is not evidence of union weakness.
REASONING: A strong union doesn’t need to call strikes. Strikes are evidence of a weak bargaining position.
ANALYSIS: The whole point of the argument is to disagree with the newspaper article’s assertion that unions are weak. So the logical conclusion is that unions are not weak.
- This is true according to the argument, but it isn’t the main conclusion.
- This has nothing to do with strikes or union strength. It just tells us that unions might form alliances.
- CORRECT. The newspaper article’s conclusion is unfounded. The whole argument is directed at proving the newspaper wrong.
- The stimulus criticizes the idea that unions exist to call strikes. It’s in the second sentence.
- This doesn’t tell us whether or not we have strong unions. The whole point of the argument was to answer that question.
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