16. Mr. West: Well, Ms. Smith, by how much do you plan to increase your donation to the cultural society this year? You know how many worth while projects we do.
Ms. Smith: I’m not so sure of that. I was very upset about the statue you purchased last month. I think I’ll give no more money to your cause.
Mr. West: That’s all right: we’ll just put you down for the same amount that you gave last year.
Which one of the following words or phrases has been misinterpreted in the conversation?
(B) “you know”
(D) “no more”
(E) “same amount”
17. Emperor: The enemy empire across the sea has harassed us for centuries. I want to conquer it and stop it once and for all. What advice can you give me?
Admiral: If you cross the sea, a mighty empire will fall.
Emperor: In that case, prepare the troops. We set sail tonight.
Of the following, the strongest criticism of the Emperor’s decision to invade would be that it.
(A) Is certain to lead to the emperor’s defeat
(B) Is based on opinion rather than objective facts about troop strength
(C) Contradicts the Admiral’s statement
(D) Fails to consider fully the possible meanings of the Admiral’s advice
(E) Is a futile strategy for solving the problem at hand