## Oct 2012 RC questions

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Platodium

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### Oct 2012 RC questions

I tried the Manhattan forums already but I'm impatiently waiting on a response for these questions!

I can't figure out Q 7 and Q 26 for RC. I should be able to find a reference in the text that supports the answer to these questions, but I just don't see it.

RC gods, halp!

Thanks.

Cobretti

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### Re: Oct 2012 RC questions

Platodium wrote:I tried the Manhattan forums already but I'm impatiently waiting on a response for these questions!

I can't figure out Q 7 and Q 26 for RC. I should be able to find a reference in the text that supports the answer to these questions, but I just don't see it.

RC gods, halp!

Thanks.

7) D is supported by line 25. Text says only 10 of his films still existed, and the answer choice uses the very strong wording of "preponderance" to indicate there was not a large quantity.

26) C is supported by lines 28-31, where it explains that the monarch (when it had the power of omnipotence) had the right to break any of its commitments. This now applies to parliament because the passage tells you that they now have the power of omnipotence.

Platodium

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### Re: Oct 2012 RC questions

Thanks mrizza.

For Q7 I was looking at those lines exactly, yet still couldn't prove the answer choice. I think I understand it now though. The thing that threw me off was "preponderance". It says "preponderance of the films in which Tucker performed", so if we translate preponderance to majority, D is technically correct, but only because the first paragraph indicates Tucker acted in 20 films. There were 10 films used in the analysis, and 10 is not a majority of 20. So to prove D is correct, you would have to use lines 24-26 in conjunction with line 5 and know that "preponderance" here means at least 51% of something - a not-so-easy task in real time I think :S. This is a really hard inference... if you got #7 right the first time kudos to you.

Q 26 makes a lot more sense to me too - I should have made that connection earlier.