Which of the following best completes the passage below?
In a survey of 5,000 divorced men, two-thirds admitted that their infidelity played at least a small role in the decision to dissolve the marriage. However, the survey may underreport the percentage of men who have committed such an act of dishonesty, because ______________.
This question asks you to complete a passage, which indicates a main point question. The task is to summarize the point made so far into a cohesive completion of the argument.
Read the Argument and Extract Necessary Information
For main point questions note what specific topics are discussed and see what position is being suggested.
2/3 of surveyed men admit to infidelity playing a role.
survey may under report actual percent that committed such an act of dishonesty.
Formulate an Answer to the Question
The argument introduces a that infidelity is dishonesty and that the survey may under report the percentage. This leads to the position that perhaps some of those surveyed are being dishonest about their infidelity.
Eliminate Answer Choices
(A) this choice is similar to the answer we predicted. Keep.
(B) this would not lead to an under-reporting of the percent, it would instead lead to an over-prediction. Eliminate.
(C) the argument did not address the amount of dishonesty only whether there was dishonesty. Eliminate.
(D) again this would not lead to an under-reporting of the percentage, instead it would lead to the position that the survey is accurate. Eliminate.
(E) the survey is of divorced men, this choice does not follow from anything given in the argument. Eliminate.
Compare Remaining Choices
Only A is left.