A person who knowingly brings about misfortune should be blamed for it. However, in some cases a person who unwitting...

CJ on October 15, 2017


I selected the correct answer... But I am not 100% sure why it is the correct answer. Could you help me break it down? My thought, principle question, and b sounds the most like the stimulus.


Mehran on October 16, 2017

Hi @Walker, thanks for your post. Yes, happy to help!

Sounds like you are thinking about things the right way. This is a Principle question. The stimulus presents you with a set of principles, and the question stem asks you to select the one answer choice that is most supported / justified by the principles presented in the stimulus.

Answer choice (B) fits the bill. The stimulus says that a person who unwittingly brings about misfortune, when that person could not have reasonably foreseen that misfortune, should never be blamed for that misfortune. Answer choice (B) says that Oblicek had no idea, and could not reasonably have foreseen, that advising her brother to take out a loan would cause her brother's business to go bankrupt. Thus, concludes (B), if in fact the loan does cause her brother's business to go bankrupt, Oblicek should not be blamed for this misfortune.

Indeed: this argument is justified by the principles set forth in the stimulus.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any additional questions.