QUESTION TYPE: Necessary Assumption
CONCLUSION: The clean city campaign has been a success.
REASONING: There is less trash on the streets than when the campaign started.
ANALYSIS: The argument hasn’t shown that the campaign caused the decrease in trash. Trash might have declined for some other reason.
- CORRECT. The negation of this answer is that the trash was already declining at the same rate before the campaign started. That means the campaign had no effect.
- It doesn’t matter what the critics believe. We only care about what actually happened. The critics’ beliefs could be wrong.
- This could mean that other campaigns were miserable failures, and this campaign was only mildly successful.
- This affects the spokesman’s character. We don’t care about that. We only care if his argument is correct.
- This doesn’t matter. If the campaign was really successful the first week and sort of successful the rest of the time, it would still be an overall success.
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