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# Museum visitor: 'This painting is definitely a Monet. The

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Museum visitor: 'This painting is definitely a Monet.
The brush strokes, shading, and subject matter are all characteristic of Monet.'

The visitor presupposes which of the following:

A) Monet was a great artist.

B) Painting is the only type of art that allows a determination of the artist from certain characteristics.

C) Nothing besides brush strokes, shading, and subject matter allows one to identify Monet as the artist of a painting.

D) It takes little skill to identify a Monet painting.

E) No other artist used the brush strokes, shading, and subject matter observed in the painting.

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19 Jul 2011, 09:42
It can be something besides brush strokes, shading, and subject matter to identify that Monet's painting, but that man just used these characteristics. So, while C is untrue, all conclusion may remain truthful.
(E) it is
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19 Jul 2011, 09:45
sentence doesnt read - ... are ONLY characteristics of Monet. So C cannot be assumption.

passage says that ... there are ALL characteristics of Monet.. meaning all these characteristics describes Monet... so E.
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19 Jul 2011, 12:03
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zuberahmed wrote:
Museum visitor: 'This painting is definitely a Monet. The brush strokes, shading, and subject matter are all characteristic of Monet.' The visitor presupposes which of the following:

A) Monet was a great artist.

B) Painting is the only type of art that allows a determination of the artist from certain characteristics.

C) Nothing besides brush strokes, shading, and subject matter allows one to identify Monet as the artist of a painting.

D) It takes little skill to identify a Monet painting.

E) No other artist used the brush strokes, shading, and subject matter observed in the painting.

If I showed you a basketball player and you could only see his shadow, how would you identify him? Say the player is Michael Jordan.

You might look at the shadow and notice the way the guy glides through the air and spreads his legs before he dunks, or the way he sticks out his leg on a fadeaway jump shot. Right there, you know it is Michael Jordan.

But just because you can identify that the player is Jordan based on those two characteristics, doesn't mean that there aren't other characteristics that can help you identify the player. He might also uniquely stick his tongue out as he drives to the basket or close his eyes when he shoots a free throw. So, just because YOU could identify the player because of certain characeristics DOES NOT mean that those are the ONLY ways to identify the player.

That is why C) is wrong.
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19 Jul 2011, 22:25
JohnGaltMBA wrote:
zuberahmed wrote:
Museum visitor: 'This painting is definitely a Monet. The brush strokes, shading, and subject matter are all characteristic of Monet.' The visitor presupposes which of the following:

A) Monet was a great artist.

B) Painting is the only type of art that allows a determination of the artist from certain characteristics.

C) Nothing besides brush strokes, shading, and subject matter allows one to identify Monet as the artist of a painting.

D) It takes little skill to identify a Monet painting.

E) No other artist used the brush strokes, shading, and subject matter observed in the painting.

If I showed you a basketball player and you could only see his shadow, how would you identify him? Say the player is Michael Jordan.

You might look at the shadow and notice the way the guy glides through the air and spreads his legs before he dunks, or the way he sticks out his leg on a fadeaway jump shot. Right there, you know it is Michael Jordan.

But just because you can identify that the player is Jordan based on those two characteristics, doesn't mean that there aren't other characteristics that can help you identify the player. He might also uniquely stick his tongue out as he drives to the basket or close his eyes when he shoots a free throw. So, just because YOU could identify the player because of certain characeristics DOES NOT mean that those are the ONLY ways to identify the player.

That is why C) is wrong.

Fantastic ... kudos
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20 Jul 2011, 05:27
E sounds correct
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19 Apr 2012, 06:50
+1 E

If other artists paint like Monet, it would be almost impossible to claim that the painting is a Monet.
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