99.9luft wrote:Anyone else?
I'm a heavy user of the Question Families from LRB. So I classify this as 1st family: down-arrow, stim is true and unassailable, ACs are suspect, and 4 are wrong. I also use a modified PR/PF strategy for these. By that I mean that I look for something that matches the elements, thrust, and certainty of the stim, even though abstracted.
99.9luft wrote:In both examples 'conforms' means 'supports' or 'justifies.' In ex 1, the conformity is top-down, when in ex 2 it is bottom-up.
I disagree, and I think this might be the source of confusion. I think that in this case, 'conforms' is directionally neutral, like an equals (=) sign. I look at these questions more like a parallel reasoning question, but abstracted one degree.
In a PR question the question could read either:
1)Which one of the following is most parallel to the reasoning above?
2)The reasoning above is most parallel to which one of the following?
..and the question would be asking the same thing. 'conforms' doesn't ask you to fill in a reasoning gap, or support anything. It asks you to find something that is most like the stim.
A PR question could
say: Which one of the following most conforms
to the reasoning above?/The reasoning above conforms
most closely to which one of the following?
PT 59, LR1, Q23: The situation described above most closely conforms to which one of the following generalizations?
A: out because it introduces familiarity with aid workers, which isn't mentioned in the stim.
B: out because it introduces government aid, which isn't mentioned in the stim
C: 'highly publicized' is a red herring. It's only mentioned in regard to one disaster, but never another, so there is never a chance to establish the relative measure of publicity that this AC would require.
D: TCR. H-town helps more now than it did last time. Something that happened in-between last time and this time is that H-town got slammed by a tornado. This AC addresses the thrust and content of the stim.
E: out because it introduces dissimilar hardship, which isn't mentioned in the stim. There are only towns responding to natural disasters. One could argue that the flood, tornado, and earthquake are dissimilar hardships, but if that were the case, then 'E' would still be out because with this standard, there is no basis for similarity between the three that would be required by this AC. Either they are all similar, or all dissimilar, depending on your perspective. Cleverly written to accomplish that, I think.