CAT Critical Reasoning Practice question with Solution 46

QUESTION
Those who participate in local politics include people who are genuinely interested in public service and people who are selfish opportunists. Everyone who participates in local politics has an influence on the community’s values.

If the statements above are true, which one of the following must also be true?

OPTIONS
[A]. Some selfish opportunists have an influence on the community’s values.
[B]. Some persons who are interested in public service do not have an influence on the community’s values.
[C]. All those who have an influence on the community’s values participate in local politics.
[D]. Some of those who influence the community’s values neither are interested in public service nor are selfish opportunists.
[E]. All those who have an influence on the community’s values are either interested in public service or are selfish opportunists.
Answer: A
Explanation:

Everyone who participates in local politics has an influence on the community’s values. Since some of those people are selfish opportunists, we can conclude that some selfish opportunists have an influence on the community’s values. (B), (C), (D), and (E) could be true. None of these must be true.


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