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1. A major art theft from a museum was remarkable in that the pieces stolen clearly had been carefully selected. The criterion for selection, however, clearly had not been greatest estimated market value. It follows that the theft was specifically carried out to suit the taste of some individual collector for whose private collection the pieces were destined.

The argument tacitly appeals to which one of the following principles?

(A) Any art theft can, on the evidence of the selection of pieces stolen, be categorized as committed either at the direction of a single known individual or at the direction of a group of known individuals.

(B) Any art theft committed at the direction of a single individual results in a pattern of works taken and works left alone that defies rational analysis.

(C) The pattern of works taken and works left alone can sometimes distinguish one type of art theft from another.

(D) Art thefts committed with no preexisting plan for the disposition of the stolen works do not always involve theft of the most valuable pieces only.

(E) The pattern of works taken and works left alone in an art theft can be particularly damaging to the integrity of the remaining collection.

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18 Aug 2004, 09:26
Hmm.. seems to chime the most with C. C is the most general applicable principle.
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18 Aug 2004, 09:33
Concur with (C). It mirrors the author's conclusion that the choice was more towards individual taste.
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18 Aug 2004, 09:36
C surely is jumping out on me too.
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18 Aug 2004, 10:19
Can someone tell me why the other choices are wrong ?
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20 Aug 2004, 08:43
C.

We can understand from A that individuals or the group directed the theft.

From B, we cannot conclude that theft defies rational analysis.

D and E are also irrelevant since we we do not know about the plan of the thieves and we are not concerned with the integrity of the remaining colloction
20 Aug 2004, 08:43
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