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Historian: Radio drama requires its listeners to think about what they hear, picturing for themselves such dramatic ...
on November 15, 2016
on December 2, 2016
@krys the conclusion of this argument is, "today's generation of television viewers do so less frequently."
"Do so" here refers to exercising one's imagination.
The support for this conclusion?
"Radio drama requires its listeners to think about what they hear, picturing for themselves such dramatic elements as characters' physical appearances and spatial relationships" and "radio drama was the dominant form of popular entertainment" for earlier generations.
This is a Strengthen with Necessary Premise question so we are looking for the answer choice that not only strengthens but that is also required for the argument's conclusion.
The issue with this argument is that the Historian is assuming that just because today's generation does not listen to the radio, they do not exercise their imagination as often.
What if something new is causing them to exercise their imagination?
(D) clearly strengthens this argument by stating that nothing is filling the void of listening to the radio.
"For today's generation of television viewers, nothing fills the gap left by radio as a medium for exercising the imagination."
Now let's negate (D) to make sure that it is also required for the Historian's conclusion.
The negation of (D) is:
"For today's generation of television viewers, SOMETHING fills the gap left by radio as a medium for exercising the imagination."
This would clearly destroy the Historian's argument, so (D) is the correct answer.
Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any other questions.
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