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A person who agrees to serve as mediator

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A person who agrees to serve as a mediator between two warring factions at the request of both abandons by so agreeing the right to take sides later. To take sides at a later point would be to suggest that the earlier presumptive impartiality was a sham.

The passage above emphasizes which of the following points about mediators?

A) They should try to form no opinions of their own about any issue that is related to the dispute.
B) They should not agree to serve unless they are committed to maintaining a stance of impartiality.
C) They should not agree to serve unless they are equally acceptable to all parties to a dispute.
D) They should feel free to take sides in the dispute right from the start, provided that they make their biases publicly known.
E) They should reserve the right to abandon their impartiality so as not to be open to the charge of having been deceitful.

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By pointing out the consequences of abandoning impartiality, the paragraph points out the importance for mediators of maintaining impartiality at all times. This is the point made in Choice B, which is therefore the correct answer. Choice A is incorrect, because it goes further than anything asserted in the passage. The passage does not rule out the possibility that one can have an opinion about issues related to a dispute without taking sides in the actual dispute. Choice C is incorrect because it is a presupposition on which the passage is based rather than the point of the passage; that is, the fact that the mediator is acceptable to both parties is a given, since they both ask the mediator to serve. Choices D and E are both inconsistent with the main point of the passage, the importance of impartiality at all times, so both are incorrect.
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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 21 Jan 2018, 03:14
which is the correct answer?
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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 24 Feb 2018, 22:44
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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 18 Mar 2018, 06:34
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Choice B is the official answer if anyone is still wondering.
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A person who agrees to serve as mediator between two warring factions at the request of both abandons by so agreeing the right to take sides later. To take sides
at a later point would be to suggest that the earlier presumptive impartiality was a sham.

The passage above emphasizes which of the following points about mediators?
A) They should try to form no opinions of their own about any issue that is related to the dispute.
B) They should not agree to serve unless they are committed to maintaining a stance of impartiality.
C) They should not agree to serve unless they are equally acceptable to all parties to a dispute.
D) They should feel free to take sides in the dispute right from the start, provided that they make their biases publicly known.
E) They should reserve the right to abandon their impartiality so as not to be open to the charge of having been deceitful.

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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 26 Mar 2018, 20:46
Choice B
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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2018, 03:10
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Choice B seems the most logical
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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2018, 02:31
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A person who agrees to serve as mediator between two warri,n [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2019, 11:31
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A person who agrees to serve as mediator between two warring factions at the request of both abandons by so agreeing the right later to take sides. To take sides at a later point would be to suggest that the earlier presumptive impartiality was a sham.

The passage above emphasizes which of the following points about mediators?

(A) They should try to form no opinions of their own about any issue that is related to the dispute.
(B) They should' not agree to serve unless they are committed to maintaining a stance of impartiality.
(C) They should not agree to serve unless they are equally acceptable to all parties to a dispute.
(D) They should feel free to take sides in the dispute right from the start. provided that they make their biases publicly known.
(E) They should reserve the right to abandon their impartiality so as not to be open to the charge of having been deceitful.
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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator between two warri,n [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2019, 14:46
i need an explanation to this
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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2019, 17:33
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Merged similar topic. Ask if something remains still unclear. I will provide further insight

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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 27 Apr 2020, 00:45
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The sentence structure of the first sentence is unclear to me, especially the bold part.
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A person who agrees to serve as mediator between two warring factions at the request of both abandons by so agreeing the right later to take sides

I interpreted it as "The mediator has to take a side initially because taking sides later will be a contradiction to his earlier stance of impartiality."
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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 26 May 2020, 10:10
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Merged similar topic. Ask if something remains still unclear. I will provide further insight

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Re: A person who agrees to serve as mediator [#permalink] New post 26 May 2020, 14:14
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In all fairness the OG says that this question is easy but it is all level but easy. I mean for sure is not a 5 level but is not that easy.

First off, it is an inference question.

Second, the key part is just in the beginning, right there

A person who agrees to serve as a mediator between two warring factions at the request of both abandons by so agreeing the right to take sides later. To take sides at a later point would be to suggest that the earlier presumptive impartiality was a sham.

The rest of the sentence in its wording basically conveys the meaning: the person becomes biased or take a stance of one side or another and the result is a sham.

The inference at this point is pretty straight: we can conclude that the person BEFORE to accept the mandate should NOT become biased or have a tendency for one or the other side

B is the only that says this clearly


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