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Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in environments that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe, paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the argument; the second is the
position taken by the argument.
(B) The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the argument calls into
question.
(C) The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into
question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is, in part, based.
(D) The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into
question; the second is that position.
(E) The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position taken by the argument
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2007, 08:23
I would go for B. If right, I can explain.
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2007, 08:46
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2007, 11:16
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2007, 12:33
I would choose B b/c the passage says the Museums would be rash to relax those standards
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2007, 19:20
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2007, 21:26
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 02:38
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 02:51
Can someone explain this please?

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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2007, 03:02
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:oops: Hi All,
lets discuss what GMAC means by "Claim", "position", "judgement". Such terms may reappear and then discuss this question again.

I think:
Claim: each side of argument
Position: just a stand point or a view on which a claim is made.
judgement: When supported by aurgument, a Position should be concidered as judgement.
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Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 07:43
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JCLEONES wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.


D.

Main conclusion of the arg: Museums will be rash in relaxing temperature requirements because tests show evidence contrary to what museum directors believe.

A, B, E can be eliminated easily; the second part is not the position taken by the argument.
C can be eliminated; the second part is not a circumstance on which that judgment is in part based. The second is the position that the argument calls into question.
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 08:18
D it is
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 10:25
this one is a little tough, Ill go with D.
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 10:41
JCLEONES wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.

In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.


D. The first is a point used for another argument that argues for reducing the standards. The second is the conclusion of that other argument. The author of this passage is arguing against that argument.

Essentally the first is used to support the other argument and the second is the conclusion of that argument.


The problem is confusing because there are actually 2 arguments. The answer choices don't make it any easier.

Very good problem!
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2008, 17:18
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?

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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2008, 17:21
goalsnr wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?


I dont see any BF here! :lol:
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 06:11
sondenso wrote:
goalsnr wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument.

Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?


I dont see any BF here! :lol:



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goalsnr wrote:
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments
that
are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any
deterioration.
Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings
actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe,
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards
for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs
without risking damage to these paintings
. Museums would be rash to relax those
standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound
routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand significant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the
argument ; the second is the position taken by the argument. the second isn't the postion of the argument
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the
argument calls into question. the first isn't the postion taken by the argument
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is,
in part based. the second isn't a circumstance of the first
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the
argument
calls into question; the second is that positon. the first is indeed a jdgement of the position that the argument is against, and the second is that position
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position
taken by the argument. the second isn't the argument's position


D
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Re: Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2008, 06:39
id go for D as well.
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