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June 2002 LSAT
Commentator: In the new century, only nations with all the latest electronic technology will experience great econ...
on January 22 at 04:47AM
on January 26 at 04:44AM
(B) "decrease if that nation comes to have a high level of economic wealth" is the correct answer.
Here's what we know from the passage:
- People in nations of great economic prosperity will have the latest technology.
- This technology allows these people to see how people in other countries live, which in turn increases their tendency to question and dissolve their own customs and traditions.
We are then asked to make a conclusion about "the stability of a nation's cultural identity" that is consistent with the above information.
We should see an inherent connection between "a nation's cultural identity" and "customs and traditions." We are told that technology leads to a dissolution of customs and traditions, which implies an unstable cultural identity. Therefore, we can conclude that the stability of a nation's cultural identity will likely decrease if that nation has the latest technology. We also know that nations of great economic prosperity have the latest technology, so we can take this a step further to conclude that a nation's cultural identity will likely decrease if that nation has a high level of economic wealth.
Does that make sense? Please let us know if you have any other questions!
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