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So for question 5, I reasoned just like you did in question 4 that answer A, "emphatic disagreement" was just too big. So I chose the answer that was to the left of neutral B, "mild disapproval". Why was it okay to go big here but nowt o question 4?
That's a strong technique and should be a big part of your toolkit! As you see with Q 4, a structural reading alone is often sufficient to point you toward the right answer.
But it's not enough to be structurally correct; the answer also has to conform to the passage. While it is extremely rare for a right answer to be as big and aggressive as (A) in 5, it is correspondingly exceedingly rare for the author to say that a group has only been successful due to "dumb luck." This is the kind of language (along with particularly the sentence at line 19) that indicates the author's emphatic disagreement.
Note also that while the adjective is bigger in (A) than in (B), the noun is much smaller. It's one thing to disagree. It's quite another to disapprove. The former shows a difference in views, where the latter shows some moral approbation (and is therefore unlikely for an LSAT passage!).
curse you for getting this stuck in my head...if I had to suffer, then you will too, DAVE!