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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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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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Here is my attempt to explain :

0.Issue - topic of argument
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.Can the museum rleax standards based on the tests?

1.Conclusion -What does the author think?
Museums would be rash to relax those standards

2.Position - point of view or attitude about an issue or question
museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings.

3. Judgement -an opinion formed from a consideration of the facts.
as some museum directors believe,paint is the most sensitive substance in these works

Please correct me if Iam wrong.
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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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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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i like to use POE in BF questions
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
Can someone explain what is the claim , position and judgement in teh above CR?
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I choose D here.

Let's take a look at first bold.
If, as some museum directors believe, paint is
the most sensitive substance in these works
,
Notice, that it directors believe. It's not a position, nor an evidence, nor a claim, nor an objection. It looks like judgement.

First bold lead to second bold directly. First supports second clearly. The second looks like position.

museums can reduce energy
costs without risking damage to these paintings

However, further this position is called into question. (possible risk to painting occurs)

D captures all mentioned above

gurpreet07 wrote:
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.

Can some one plzz tell me the approach to attempt boldface CR..
I mean i go numb after seeing this question
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Hi,

I think this is the question adopted from OG. Though I have seen you post late (I started my preparation 2 months ago and now am intrested to work actively in this forum), I have some suggestions to offer in line with the question asked by you.

Facts: i have completed my OG verbal reasoning and I found that "minor type questions" which have "bold faced questions" as subtopic are also my weakness. But at the same time, I am practicing to improve on it. That made me see your post.

Opinion: I have started to love these questions since they challenge me every time but I have not mastered them. Also, these questions are time taking and you might not encounter more than one question on the real GMAT, do not focus much on these. However, you must not entirely forget them.

Conclusion: You must try to get the maximum information about these questions in less time.

My suggestion would be to go through the manhattan CR stretegy guide and then there is a trick given to plumb these questions. Initially by learning that, you wont be able to solve all the questions (my own assumption, may not be so) but then practice few more questions on GMAT forums and then I think you would start getting them.

By the way, I have been practicing these questions since last two days and I could not get this correct again after OG since I have not mastered.

But I wanted to offer the solution which I feel is right since I am facing the same problem and that's how I plan to uproot it.
(If you dont have manhattan, let me know. I can explain it to you)
Kudos for me if you like my suggestion.

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Nicely explained ! Thanks!

Just wanted to make sure that "Position" and "Judgement" have the same meaning and that choice B is incorrect because it states that "Position taken by the argument" and not "Position taken by the directors of museum"
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I would go for B. If right, I can explain.
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31 Jan 2007, 08:46
one more B
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31 Jan 2007, 11:16
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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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31 Jan 2007, 19:20
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31 Jan 2007, 21:26
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01 Feb 2007, 02:38
The OA is D.
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14 Jan 2008, 08:18
D it is
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14 Jan 2008, 10:25
this one is a little tough, Ill go with D.
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