Critics worry that pessimistic news reports about the economy harm it by causing people to lose confidence in the eco...

on March 13, 2020

Kind of question?

Hi, are these strengthen with sufficient questions?

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on March 14, 2020

Hello @TimB,

This is actually a "Must Be True" question. It is asking us to accept everything in the passage as fact. Note that it says "if true" in the question stem. Then we choose an answer that is supported by those facts. We do not evaluate the strength of an argument, nor do we add new information to it.

A strengthen with sufficient question stem will be something like this:
"The conclusion is properly drawn if which of the following is assumed?" This question type is asking us to choose new information that will make the conclusion valid. Take a look under the "Strengthen" video lesson for explanations of strengthen w/ sufficient and strengthen w/ necessary.

on March 14, 2020

Thank you! I appreciate the response

Ravi on March 15, 2020

@TimB, let us know if you have any other questions!