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# In the twelfth century the stained glass windows of cathedra

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In the twelfth century the stained glass windows of cathedrals were perceived less as works of art than as chronicles of the ordinary lives of the townspeople. Like modern magazines, they related stories of important events, depicted prominent citizens in the community, and functioned as a record to preserve events for later generations.

The author of this passage makes her point by
A) comparing something foreign with something more familiar to her readers
B)citing examples to refute an opposing conclusion
C)stating her opinion and explaining why she holds it
D)expressing as fact something that is merely an opinion
E)reducing art to its function as a means of communication
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07 Jan 2014, 20:11
Can't expect this to be a real GMAT question. Quite bowled out by the OA
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07 Jan 2014, 23:08
mba1382 wrote:
Can't expect this to be a real GMAT question. Quite bowled out by the OA

Thats y i posted this question here.. I even cant understand the stimulus completly.. look at the percentage of wrong .99% in seven sessions..
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11 Jan 2014, 14:40
Seems obvious A to me...

the author is clearly comparing the old method of presenting everyday life and the modern method...

Here the author makes an analogy.

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11 Jan 2014, 16:52
In the twelfth century the stained glass windows of cathedrals were perceived less as works of art than as chronicles of the ordinary lives of the townspeople. Like modern magazines, they related stories of important events, depicted prominent citizens in the community, and functioned as a record to preserve events for later generations.

The author of this passage makes her point by
A) comparing something foreign with something more familiar to her readers.....not really
B)citing examples to refute an opposing conclusionexample is in line with conclusion
C)stating her opinion and explaining why she holds it.....correct
D)expressing as fact something that is merely an opinion...not really
E)reducing art to its function as a means of communication....abstract opinion asked for...not literally
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12 Jan 2014, 03:39
semwal wrote:
In the twelfth century the stained glass windows of cathedrals were perceived less as works of art than as chronicles of the ordinary lives of the townspeople. Like modern magazines, they related stories of important events, depicted prominent citizens in the community, and functioned as a record to preserve events for later generations.

The author of this passage makes her point by
A) comparing something foreign with something more familiar to her readers.....not really
B)citing examples to refute an opposing conclusionexample is in line with conclusion
C)stating her opinion and explaining why she holds it.....correct
D)expressing as fact something that is merely an opinion...not really
E)reducing art to its function as a means of communication....abstract opinion asked for...not literally

Where do you see an opinion here??
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12 Jan 2014, 04:06
dear paris75
i think i was wrong....
actually its not an opinion but a fact........fact that "In the twelfth century the stained glass windows of cathedrals were perceived less as works of art than as chronicles of the ordinary lives of the townspeople".
And its being compared to " modern magazines".

what diverted me from the correct answer "A" was the use of word FOREIGN......IT IS DEFINITELY A COMPARISON THOUGH........
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12 Jan 2014, 04:22
I hot confused between A and C but went with A because of the 'Like modern magazines' part.Obviously this would be more familiar to the readers and she uses this analogy to support her conclusion.

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18 Apr 2015, 12:00
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In the twelfth century the stained glass windows of cathedrals were perceived less as works of art than as chronicles of the ordinary lives of the townspeople. Like modern magazines, they related stories of important events, depicted prominent citizens in the community, and functioned as a record to preserve events for later generations.

The author of this passage makes her point by
A) comparing something foreign with something more familiar to her readers
B)citing examples to refute an opposing conclusion
C)stating her opinion and explaining why she holds it
D)expressing as fact something that is merely an opinion
E)reducing art to its function as a means of communication

I wonder where is the reference to something "foreign" in this question? Don't like this question. I picked D and was surprised to see the correct answer
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17 Jun 2015, 22:06
In the twelfth century the stained glass windows of cathedrals were perceived less as works of art than as chronicles of the ordinary lives of the townspeople. Like modern magazines, they related stories of important events, depicted prominent citizens in the community, and functioned as a record to preserve events for later generations.

The author of this passage makes her point by
A) comparing something foreign with something more familiar to her readers - Correct. Since she is comparing the art work used then to how art work is used now in magazines.
B)citing examples to refute an opposing conclusion- there is no opposing views
C)stating her opinion and explaining why she holds it - there is no explanation for why justifying her actions
D)expressing as fact something that is merely an opinion- there are no opinions
E)reducing art to its function as a means of communication - i felt this is a good contender but this option states as if she is making a hard conclusion which is not the case since she makes a mere statement of comparison

Please correct me if am wrong
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