OG 2016 Tracker >>> OG2016 Critical Reasoning Video Solutions (OG Practice)



OG 2016 Numbering:
*denotes GMATPill Video Explanation provided
5 | 6 | 7 | 9 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | 18 | 19 | 20 | 22 | 23 | 24 | 25 | 26 | 27 | 28 | 29 | 31 | 32 | 33 | 34 | 35 | 36 | 38 | 40 | 42 | 44 | 45 | 46 | 47 | 50 | 51 | 52 | 54 | 56 | 59 | 61 | 62 | 64 | 66 | 68 | 71 | 72 | 73 | 74 | 75 | 78 | 80 | 82 | 83 | 85 | 86 | 87 | 88 | 89 | 90 | 91 | 92 | 93 | 95 | 96 | 98 | 99 | 101 | 102 | 103 | 104 | 105 | 107 | 108 | 111 | 112 | 113 | 114 | 115 | 116 | 117 | 118 | 119 | 120 | 122 | 123

OG2016 CR Practice #105.
Since it has become known that several of a bank's top executives have been buying shares in their own bank, the bank's depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that, since top executives evidently have faith in the bank's financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. Such reasoning might well be overoptimistic, however, since corporate executives have been known to buy shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the company's health. In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?
The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second gives a reason for questioning that support.
The first describes evidence that has been taken as supporting a conclusion; the second states a contrary conclusion that is the main conclusion of the argument.
The first provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument; the second states that conclusion.
The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second gives the explanation that the argument seeks to establish.
The first describes the circumstance that the argument as a whole seeks to explain; the second provides evidence in, support of the explanation that the argument seeks to establish.

Ask GMATPill



Comments not enabled for CR. Please see other OG sections for video explanations and community discussion.

Other Comments

About us
Contact us
Privacy Policy
Terms & Conditions
GMATTM is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission CouncilTM. The Graduate Management Admission CouncilTM does not endorse, nor is it affiliated in any way with the owner or any content of this web site.