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    LSAT Test 1 Q12 : Aristotle wrote that a tyrant

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    Aristotle wrote that a tyrant would be well advised to put on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion. Subjects are more tolerant of unjust treatment from a ruler whom they consider god-rearing and pious. Moreover as most subjects believe that even the gods are on the side of the ruler, the subjects are less apt to move against him.
    Which one of the following is an assumption on which Aristotle’s argument depends?
    (A) The subjects of tyrannical rulers typically believe that there is a power other than the mortal.
    (B) A tyrant cannot rule unless he has divine power on his side.
    (C) The subjects of tyrannical rulers can rarely be fooled by appearances.
    (D) Tyrants who are devoted to religion will not treat their subjects unjustly.
    (E) For a tyrant, the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion is a more effective means of ruling than unjust treatment.

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    these lsat c.rs are too tough for me.....i tried lots of these......

    i wud go with e...

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    At first glance B, C and D can be ruled out. E at best can be a conclusion or a premise which author wants to prove but not an assumption.

    Untill and unless we assume that the subjects of tyrannical rulers believe in divine power putting on the appearance of uncommon devotion to religion would help the tyrant.

    Hence A.

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    Agree with coolman and the OA

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    Yup agree
    Somehow got confused with "power other than the mortal"

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    A is clear winner here.

    what if it was a country full of atheists?

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