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Critical Reasoning: Assumption Questions

Jane is tall and slender. Therefore, Jane will become a world class model.

All of the following are assumptions on which the argument relies EXCEPT:

Incorrect.

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This answer choice is an assumption underlying the argument because if Jane does not want to become a model, her being tall and thin will not in itself make her one.

Remember that what you were asked to find here is not an assumption but the one answer choice which is NOT an underlying assumption in this argument. This may be confusing, which is what makes this question a hard one.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice is an assumption underlying the argument because if Jane is too old to become a model, her being tall and thin will not make her one.

Remember that what you were asked to find here is not an assumption but the one answer choice which is NOT an underlying assumption in this argument. This is confusing, which is what makes this question a hard one.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice is an assumption underlying the argument because if Jane does not have the face appropriate for becoming a model, her being tall and thin will not in itself make her one.

Remember that what you were asked to find here is not an assumption but the one answer choice which is NOT an assumption. This is confusing, which is what makes this question a hard one.

Very Good!

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Since the author's conclusion is a prediction about Jane's future as a professional model, that author does not have to assume that Jane is completely new to modeling - the argument stands whether or not she has had earlier modeling. Therefore, this answer choice is not an assumption that the author needed to make in order to reach the conclusion.

This answer choice is an assumption on which the argument relies because if Jane is not photogenic, it severely limits modeling as a career option for her.

Remember that what you were asked to find here is not an assumption but the one answer choice which is NOT an underlying assumption in the argument. This is confusing, which is what makes this question a hard one.

Jane is interested in becoming a model.
Jane has not passed the appropriate age at which to begin a future modeling career.
Jane has facial features that are suitable for modeling.
Jane does not have any modeling experience.
Jane is photogenic in nature.