Do you think cream cheese is too rich and luxurious to use as an everyday spread? Think again! Measure for measure, cream cheese has half the calories of butter. Indulge yourself with a clear conscience. The advertisement above is potentially misleading if which of the following is true?
A.Even butter is expensive in comparison with spreads that are still less expensive, such as margarine.
B.When using cream cheese as a spread, people tend to use several times as much as when using butter.
C.Other brands of cream cheese are approximately equal in caloric content to the brand advertised.
D.Even apart from caloric content, people generally think of cream cheese as luxurious because of its smooth taste.
E.Butter and cream cheese each contain a nutrient that the other does not.
Extraordinarily few people have the ability to be successful commodity traders. So rather than limit the number of people they hire, trading firms aim to hire all those applicants who are able to be successful and to reject the rest. By this standard Quinsey-Leerheims record is perfect. All of its entry-level hirees over the past decade have become successful commodity traders. Which of the following, if true, would cast the most doubt on the assessment given above of Quinsey-Leerheim s hiring performance?
A.Over the past decade, Quinsey-Leerheim"s trading practices and policies have changed in a way that gives much more responsibility to individual traders.
B.Since the pool of entry-level applicants is mostly the same for all commodity-trading firms, Quinsey-Leerheim often competes with other trading firms for the strongest applicants.
C.Quinsey-Leerheim rejects some entry-level applicants who go on to become extremely successful commodity traders with other trading firms.
D.Commodity trading requires skills that are needed in very few other occupations, so that trading firms" hiring procedures typically differ significantly from those of other financial firms.
E.Commodity trading is very stressful, and even successful commodity traders rarely work as traders for longer than ten years, although they often earn substantial sums in those years.
Middletowns police currently remove an apparently abandoned car from the streets about two months after it is reported. The police have been unfairly criticized for allowing such cars to be vandalized during this period. Because it is illegal for car owners to abandon cars on the street, police need not be concerned about protecting such cars. Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the argument above?
A.In the past, vehicles abandoned in Middletown were removed from the streets an average of four months after initial reports to police.
B.In one recent year, more than 150 abandoned vehicles were vandalized in Middletown, but police made no arrests for those actions.
C.Some cars initially classified by Middletown"s police as abandoned were later reclassified as stolen vehicles.
D.Middletown"s understaffed police force must give the disposition of abandoned cars low priority because of the number of violent crimes now committed there.
E.In the most recent year for which data are available, there were 28 percent fewer reports of abandoned vehicles than the yearly average for the previous ten years.