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For each of the following arguments, assume all key thoughts—including the conclusion—have been expressed, and identify the conclusion.
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Question 1 of 5
“Why do I think that Susie stole the book? Well, wasn’t the book in the room when she and Sam went in? And when they left by separate doors, the book was gone, but we could see Sam wasn’t carrying anything.”
Question 2 of 5
“Why don’t I like a person to be super-efficient? Because that is a sign he or she is not forgiving of ordinary people’s mistakes, and I dislike people who aren’t forgiving of other people’s foibles.”
Question 3 of 5
“Why don’t you agree that people are doomed? Aren’t the chances of war increasing? And aren’t more and more countries acquiring the A-bomb? And won’t atomic war doom mankind?”
Question 4 of 5
“Oh, sure I admire Pierre. After all, he’s the cruelest and most crooked louse I ever met. And cruelty and dishonesty are really admirable, right?”
Question 5 of 5
“Why do I think Hess Cabernet is the best wine on the market? Well, I ask you is any other wine smoother? Crisp in taste, but with no bitter aftertaste? The answer is ‘no’. And richness and crispness are what make a wine good, no?”