In the past, consumers would rarely walk into an ice cream store and order low-fat ice cream. But that isn't the case today. An increasing health consciousness combined with a much bigger selection of tasty low-fat foods in all categories has made low-fat ice cream a very profitable item for ice cream store owners.
This paragraph best supports the statement that

A. low-fat ice cream produces more revenue than other low-fat foods.

B. ice cream store owners would be better off carrying only low-fat ice cream.

C. ice cream store owners no longer think that low-fat ice cream is an unpopular item.

D. low-fat ice cream is more popular than other kinds of ice cream.

E. consumers are fickle and it is impossible to please them

Answer: Option C

Solution(By Examveda Team)

This choice is supported as the best answer because the paragraph indicates that low-fat ice cream was once an unpopular item, but now, because consumers are more health conscious and because there is a wider array of tasty low-fat foods, low-fat ice cream is a profitable item for ice cream store owners. There is no indication that choices a, b, d,or e are true based on the information given.

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Which of the following is similar to the argument made by the speaker?

A. The rich should not be allowed to "buy" politicians, so the Congress should enact campaign finance reform.

B. The idea of freedom of religion also means the right not to participate in religion, so mandated school prayer violates freedom of religion.

C. The Constitution guarantees freedom to own property, so taxes should be illegal.

D. Convicted felons should not have their convictions overturned on a technicality.

E. In order to understand what may be constitutional today, one needs to look at what the laws were when the Constitution was enacted.

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This paragraph best supports the statement that

A. critical reading is a slow, dull, but essential process.

B. the best critical reading happens at critical times in a person's life.

C. readers should get in the habit of questioning the truth of what they read.

D. critical reading requires thoughtful and careful attention.

E. critical reading should take place at the same time each day.

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This paragraph best supports the statement that

A. forest fire damage is reduced in old-growth forests.

B. small trees should be cut down to prevent forest fires.

C. mature trees should be thinned out to prevent forest fires

D. forest fires do the most damage in old-growth forests.

E. old-growth forests have a larger accumulation of forest debris.

In the 1966 Supreme Court decision Miranda v. Arizona, the court held that before the police can obtain statements from a person subjected to an interrogation, the person must be given a Miranda warning. This warning means that a person must be told that he or she has the right to remain silent during the police interrogation. Violation of this right means that any statement that the person makes is not admissible in a court hearing.
This paragraph best supports the statement that

A. police who do not warn persons of their Miranda rights are guilty of a crime.

B. a Miranda warning must be given before a police interrogation can begin.

C. the police may no longer interrogate persons suspected of a crime unless a lawyer is present.

D. the 1966 Supreme Court decision in Miranda should be reversed.

E. persons who are interrogated by police should always remain silent until their lawyer comes.