QUESTION TEXT: People who do not believe that others…
QUESTION TYPE: Sufficient Assumption
CONCLUSION: People who trust others tend to view a hard task as a challenge rather than a threat.
REASONING: People who are confident view hard tasks as challenges. People who do not believe that others distrust them are confident.
ANALYSIS: The argument switches between not thinking you are distrusted by others and trusting others yourself. Those are different things. The right answer shows that if you trust others then you don’t think people distrust you (and therefore you are confident.)
We have nothing connecting “tends to trust others” to anything else. The right answer has to make this connection and answer choice C does.
- This is backwards. It should say: “People who don’t believe that others distrust them.”
- This would only get us: don’t think others distrust ➞ confident ➞ challenge, not a threat AND trust others. Trust is a necessary condition when we need it to be a sufficient condition as in answer choice C.
- CORRECT. We get: trust others ➞ don’t think others distrust ➞ confident ➞ challenge, not a threat.
- This doesn’t allow us to connect anything to people who trust others.
- How exactly would this let us prove that people who trust others view tasks as a challenge? It’s totally unrelated.
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