QUESTION TYPE: Main Conclusion
CONCLUSION: Animals and plants are interdependent.
REASONING: Animals would die without plants and plants would die without animals.
ANALYSIS: For a main conclusion question, think about the argument as a whole. It isn’t enough that an answer choice is true: it has to be the main point of the argument.
Here, the argument uses examples to show that animals need plants and plants need animals.
- Animal life isn’t necessary for photosynthesis. Photosynthesis depends on the sun. Animal life is responsible for replenishing carbon dioxide.
- This is true, but the main point is much broader.
- This is true, but the main point was that plants and animals depend on each other.
- This is true: humans breathe and emit CO2 like other animals. But the main point is about interdependence.
- CORRECT. Plants and animals need each other.
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