【OG20-P564-619题】 A company that manufactures plastic products from recyclable plastic is, surprisingly, unconcerned that economic conditions may worsen,despite analysts' belief that consumers would then consider ecofriendly plastic products an expensive luxury.But the company reasons that it will be able to lower its prices because, in a weakened economy, other ecofriendly plastic manufacturers are likely to fail.Demand among manufacturers for recyclable plastics as raw materials would then plummet,creating an oversupply of such materials, making them less Expensive for the manufacturer to purchase and thus lowering the company's costs.Which of the following, if true,most weakens the company's reasoning?
【OG20-P562-610题】 Arts advocate: Few universities require that students who are specializing in science and technology take many art courses.However, real progress in science and technology requires an element of creativity,which the arts foster. Thus,to help science and technology students succeed in their careers, universities should increase the number of art courses required for them.Which of the following would,if true, most strengthen the argument above?
【OG20-P564-616题】 Economist: In 2015, the average per-person amount paid for goods and services purchased by consumers in Country X was the equivalent of $17,570 in United States dollars, just 30 percent of the corresponding figure of $58,566 for Country Y. Yet in 2015, there was already a substantial middle class in Country X that had discretionary income for middle-class consumer goods such as new vehicles, computers, or major household appliances, while a significant portion of the middle class in Country Y did not have sufficient income to purchase such items.Which of the following, if true, most helps explain the discrepancy in the relationships described by the economist?
【OG20-P563-614题】 Loss of the Gocha mangrove forests has caused coastal erosion, reducing fish populations and requiring the Gocha Fishing Cooperative (GFC) to partially fund dredging and new shore facilities. However, as part of its subsidiary businesses, the GFC has now invested in a program to replant significant parts of the coast with mangrove trees.Given income from a controlled harvest of wood with continuing replanting, the mangrove regeneration effort makes it more likely that the cooperative will increase its net income.Which of the following, if true,would most strengthen the argument that mangrove replanting will increase the Gocha cooperative's net income?
【OG20-P562-611题】 A successful coffee stand that serves the workers in a large office building plans to increase its profits by adding oatmeal—a hot cereal popular among the workers—to its menu.The manager says that oatmeal is “the ultimate convenience food” because it can be served by the cup, as coffee is; further,offering oatmeal will enable the stand to get into the breakfast business without making a large investment, because it does not require elaborate cooking equipment.Which of the following would, if true, most strengthen the likelihood that the manager's plan will achieve its goal?
【OG20-P564-618题】 In Country X's last election,the Reform Party beat its main opponent,the Conservative Party, although pollsters, employing in-person interviews shortly before the vote,had projected a Conservative Party victory.Afterwards, the pollsters determined that, unlike Conservative Party supporters,Reform Party supporters were less likely to express their party preference during in-person interviews than they were during telephone interviews.Therefore,using only telephone interviews instead would likely result in more accurate projections for the next election. Which of the following statements, if true,would most support the argument in the passage?
In a certain rural area, people normally dispose of household garbage by burning it. Burning household garbage releases toxic chemicals known as dioxins. New conservation regulations will require a major reduction in packaging—specifically, paper and cardboard packaging—for products sold in the area. Since such packaging materials contain dioxins, one result of the implementation of the new regulations will surely be a reduction in dioxin pollution in the area. Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument?