boris09 wrote:This is probably the first time i've ever come across such a situation, so I figured it would be best to come here for some help
PT 60, section 3, question 22
What the hell is the difference between indirect and unforeseen in this situation? I understand that they have a different meaning out of the context of the stimulus, but in the stimulus there was no reason to believe that the government policy was chosen to be used indirectly, nor is there any reason to believe that it was unforeseen. Even when doing the negation test, i found it extremely difficult to rule out B for some reason. I looked on the manhattan forums, and to my surprise, nobody even mentioned B as a concern. I got rid of C, D, and E quite easily, and lucked out by picking A, but damn this question blew my mind for some reason
For me, the words that made the difference between the two answer choices were "can bear
responsibility" vs. "is
responsible." The stimulus concludes that "There is no doubt that the government is
responsible...," so B is just repeating this assertion (and strengthening it). A is the necessary assumption, because if the government weren't able to bear responsibility, then the conclusion would be invalid.
So I think I agree with you that "unforeseen" and "indirect" consequences are basically the same here.