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by carly.applebaum Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:37 pm

what makes C the correct answer? i was confused by the wording "question".

also, i have a hard time with describing the organization of a passage questions and with questions like this where the question asks what the function of a paragraph is. any pointers?

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Re: Q21

by maryadkins Sat May 05, 2012 2:42 pm

The passage is exploring what it means for a piece of art to be "fake" and the complexity surrounding that issue. "Question" in (C) is used as synonymous with "issue". The overarching question is, what makes a piece of art a fake?

(A) is incorrect because the point of the passage is not to reconcile viewpoints, nor does the author do it.

(B) is wrong because it's not about the evolution of deception in making art.

(D) is wrong because there is no advocacy.

(E) is wrong because the author isn't rejecting anything.

A couple of tips on structural questions:

(1) Marking structural elements in your annotation can go a long way toward helping you create a useful map of the passage that can speed up these kinds of questions. I, for example, tend to jot in the margins things like "ex" for examples, stars for key points, numbers for lists, and abbreviated summaries of key opinions.

(2) Focus on the verb to quickly eliminate wrong answer choices. It often won't get you all the way to the right answer, but particularly if you're rushed, it can knock out 1-3 quickly. In this case, "advocating" and "rejecting" were clearly wrong. "Reconciling" was also a stretch.
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Re: Q21

by Yu440 Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:23 pm


Can we eliminate answer B because it's too narrow? The passage not only discusses the history of fake art, but also brings into discussion of authenticity.