October 2003 LSAT Section 4 Question 15
Melody on August 29, 2013(A) is the correct answer because of the wording the author uses. In line 44 the author states, "Thus, the movement toward a sustainable, rural electricity system in Brazil remains stalled." The author doesn't say rural electrical systems are not implementable. She merely states that rural electricity systems in Brazil remain stalled. Furthermore, the use of the word "stalled," is important. Something that is stalled, is merely hampered, delayed or interrupted, as opposed to being completely thwarted or halted. More over, line 46 sheds more light on the author's opinion, "But some efforts have avoided these pitfalls." Therefore, there are some places that can use electrical systems, such as in India. Though it is true that the system that worked in India was wind energy as opposed to solar energy, the tone of the author sets forth that though there are difficulties, some countries can profitably implement solar electrical systems.
Eric on September 29, 2014Hi, Naz... The issue I have with A is that I can not see how one successful implementation in India translate in successful implementations in many countries. I could have assumed that, but using the information in the passage, it not apparent.
Melody on September 30, 2014Answer choice (A) states: "Despite previous difficulties, these systems CAN be implemented profitably in many countries."