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Lea: Contemporary art has become big business. Nowadays art has less to do with self-expression than with making money. The work of contemporary artists is utterly bereft of spontaneity and creativity, as a visit to any art gallery demonstrates.

Susan: I disagree. One can still find spontaneous, innovative new artwork in most of the smaller, independent galleries.

Lea's and Susan's remarks provide the most support for holding that they disagree about whether

(A) large galleries contain creative artwork
(B) most galleries contain some artwork that lacks spontaneity and creativity
(C) contemporary art has become big business
(D) some smaller art galleries still exhibit creative new artwork
(E) contemporary art, in general, is much less concerned with self-expression than older art is

The OA is not convincing to me
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Lea: Contemporary art has become big business. Nowadays art has less to do with self-expression than with making money. The work of contemporary artists is utterly bereft of spontaneity and creativity, as a visit to any art gallery demonstrates.

Susan: I disagree. One can still find spontaneous, innovative new artwork in most of the smaller, independent galleries.

Lea's and Susan's remarks provide the most support for holding that they disagree about whether

(A) large galleries contain creative artwork
(B) most galleries contain some artwork that lacks spontaneity and creativity
(C) contemporary art has become big business
(D) some smaller art galleries still exhibit creative new artwork
(E) contemporary art, in general, is much less concerned with self-expression than older art is

The OA is not convincing to me

IMO its B.
As per Lea most of the art galleries lack the spontaneity and creativity but Susan disagrees this by mentioning it is still present in smaller galleries.
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23 May 2010, 20:00
That's what I chose.
Nope...
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23 May 2010, 22:35
IMO D.

Question is:
Lea's and Susan's remarks provide the most support for holding that they disagree about whether

Lee: The work of contemporary artists is utterly bereft of spontaneity and creativity, as a visit to any art gallery demonstrates.

Susan: I disagree. One can still find spontaneous, innovative new artwork in most of the smaller, independent galleries.

Susan counters the claim [I disagree] made by Lee that there is no art gallery having some creative wrok. So, both are arguing on the creative work featuring on some art galleries, as marked texts above show, which is clearly the case showcased by D:

(D) some smaller art galleries still exhibit creative new artwork
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24 May 2010, 02:54
Yes, it should be D.

Why not B?
They don't disagree about the existence of 'most' or 'fewer' art galleries that have creative stuff. Susan only says that there are 'some' art galleries that still have creative stuff and thereby provides an example of 'some' instances where creativity still exist.
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24 May 2010, 09:25
I'm between D & E

I'll go with D.

I know E looks awkward, but some how I think E is the second to choose from.

D

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24 May 2010, 22:41
IMO the answer need to be C.
I will provide explanation, if it is the correct one...
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25 May 2010, 08:25
The OA is D.

I was confident when I chose B
I immediately thought D was irrelevant or out of scope...
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25 May 2010, 21:57
The OA looks to me very unconvincing though...
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27 May 2010, 11:38
I know. That's why I posted here
I don't think I can get this kind of question right on the test day...
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30 Jun 2010, 16:32
D is a better option than B.
Lea strongly states that modern art is "utterly bereft of spontaneity and creativity, as a visit to any art gallery demonstrates"
Susan counters by providing evidence that small galleries still exhibit creative art.
Please note that both the users are not concerned with whether large galleries exhibit creative art or not.
Susan is more interested to prove Lea that galleries still exhibit creative art and thus counter the arguement.
Thus D will prove it be a more logical inference than B is.

Hope I am able to clear doubts over the answer.
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01 Jul 2010, 06:16
In these kind of questions the answer choice should elicit opinions from both the players. Means the stance of both the players (L and S) regarding the topic should be clear cut and opposing.

Now let us consider the options.
A- L(Disagrees) S(No stance)--> eliminated
B- L(Disagrees) S(No Stance)--> eliminated
C- L(Disagrees) S(No Stance)--> eliminated
D- L(Disagrees) S(Agrees)------> Hold
E- L(No Stance) S(No Stance)--> eliminated

The option I go for is D
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04 Jul 2010, 13:25
I fell for B....
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04 Jul 2010, 13:50
This one was hard, I feel for B too!
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20 Jul 2014, 22:00
POint of Contradiction Question apply the agree disagree test
Lea:The word ANY is important he has visit to to any art gallery is bereft of creativity
Susan.The word most small gallery is the key so from the set of all art gallery which lea refers too Susan is taking only a subset which is most small art gallery.
So Lead is aommenting about the whole set of art galleries and susan ooposes on some of them not being so.they differ in their numbers all(universal set) versus some(subset)
So the options
some smaller art galleries still exhibit creative new artwork Susan agrees to this but lea who says all are bereft will disagree to this
So Option D
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23 Nov 2015, 22:37
rockubabe wrote:
The OA is D.

I was confident when I chose B
I immediately thought D was irrelevant or out of scope...

Nope. The first girl says "any of the art galleries": i.e. all art galleries have bad art.
The 2nd girl says, "No, some smaller ones have good art."

B - Most galleries have bad art - The 2nd girl might be agreeing to this, who knows, the small galleries (G) are only 5% of total nos. of Gs. Thus 95% (i.e. most - majority - of the Gs have bad art.)
D - Some small Gs have good art - The 1st girl disagrees to this, coz according to her, all Gs have bad art.
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