DISCUSSION: This question refers to lines 32-35. These lines are precise, and they say two things:
- Chess players have good memory for arrangements of chess pieces in typical chess arrangements.
- Chess players do not have good memory for chess pieces in non-typical arrangements.
The passage doesn’t say whether chess players have good memories for other things or for other games.
- This is the most popular wrong answer. Read lines 32-35 carefully: the passage doesn’t say anything about other games. We have no idea how well chess players remember things that don’t involve chess pieces.
(In case that doesn’t convince you: it’s possible that these sequences of moves in other games are also typical of chess, in which case chess players would remember them)
- The passage doesn’t mention sequences without spatial elements.
- Lines 32-35 say that chess player can remember chess configurations. It does sound like remembering a whole game is more challenging than remembering a configuration. But this answer is only talking about easy games. We have no evidence that chess masters are incapable of remembering whole games.
- CORRECT. Specifically, lines 32-35 say that chess players do not have a good memory for non-typical configurations of chess pieces.
- Logical analysis simply isn’t mentioned in the passage. There is no evidence to support this answer choice.
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