CR 20/02

Mr. Meltzer: Limits on offshore oil drilling here have cost consumers a lot of money over the past decade, due to the high price of importing oil.Ms. Mantel: I disagree. Relying on imported oil has meant that we have had to limit our energy use. This, in turn, has enabled us to concentrate on alternative sources, such as solar energy and conservation.
Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen Ms. Mantel’s attempt to refute Mr. Meltzer’s claim?
a.There are high tariffs on imported oil.
b. There has been a significant decline in national oil consumption over the past decade. c.Present savings on energy expenses are partly due to offshore drilling.
d. Efforts to find alternative energy sources have often led to dead ends.
e. The trend among energy experts is to explore all energy options.

answer in comments

5 comments:

Mohammad Arshad 21/2/09 11:30 AM  

ANSWER IS D its Strengthen qs

keshwani.ankit 21/2/09 12:44 PM  

I think ans is B
Plz explain how it is D according to u

Mohammad Arshad 21/2/09 8:41 PM  

OA is D.

simple strenghtin logic...

B is eliminated as it ..weakining

Samar 23/2/09 6:45 AM  

I dont agree with D, I think it is B.
Can u verify ur sources??

R.K 4/3/09 4:51 PM  

i think it is B, D weakens mantels arugument, who claims alternative energy use has helped

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