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One reason why European music has had such a strong influence throughout the world, and why it is a sophisticated achievement, is that over time the original function of the music—whether ritual, dance, or worship—gradually became an aspect of its style, not its defining force. Dance music could stand independent of dance, for example, and sacred music independent of religious worship, because each composition has so much internal coherence that the music ultimately depends on nothing but itself.
The claims made above are compatible with each of the following EXCEPT:
(A) African music has had a more powerful impact on the world than European music has had.
(B) European military and economic expansionism partially explains the global influence of European music.
(C) The original functions of many types of Chinese music are no longer their defining forces.
(D) Music that is unintelligible when it is presented independently of its original function tends to be the most sophisticated music.
(E) Some works of art lose their appeal when they are presented to serve a function other than their original one.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 09:18
E it is
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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 09:48
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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 10:56
D I think.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 May 2006, 12:01
D is correct (OA)
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 09:39
Very good question. It is easy to get trapped into E, but appeal is out of scope. So it has be D.
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 [#permalink] New post 02 May 2006, 10:03
In this one, the question being asked is "what does not support the claim"
Looks like many choices don't support the claim. In addition to D, A and B also do not support and are way off.
So, what is the thinking on choosing D over A or B?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 06:04
Can anybody explain why D and not B?
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 06:18
Guys, I do not intend to offend anyone, but dont you think the guy posting the question already has the OA and he is expecting some explanation as to why that answer is chosen.
If people explain atleast a little bit why they choose an answer, it would really help everybody. If an explanation has already been given by someone, then it is alright, but otherwise, please do write a little more than the answer alone.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 06:23
Now for the question, it says all except one are compatible with the passage.

If D is the answer, how are A and E compatable with the passage?

I can understand B and C are.
(B) European military and economic expansionism partially explains the global influence of European music. - gives the reason why the music has spread so much.
(C) The original functions of many types of Chinese music are no longer their defining forces. - supports the main idea of passage.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 06:58
[quote="remgeo"]Now for the question, it says all except one are compatible with the passage.

If D is the answer, how are A and E compatable with the passage?

I can understand B and C are.
(B) European military and economic expansionism partially explains the global influence of European music. - gives the reason why the music has spread so much.
(C) The original functions of many types of Chinese music are no longer their defining forces. - supports the main idea of passage.[/quote]

I do not agree with explaination given for B because the passage says that music does not depen on anything except itself.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 07:13
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Now for the question, it says all except one are compatible with the passage.

If D is the answer, how are A and E compatable with the passage?

I can understand B and C are.
(B) European military and economic expansionism partially explains the global influence of European music. - gives the reason why the music has spread so much.
(C) The original functions of many types of Chinese music are no longer their defining forces. - supports the main idea of passage.


I do not agree with explaination given for B because the passage says that music does not depen on anything except itself.


Yes, music depends on itself. But B talks abou the spread of music which is pointed out in B.
But I agree with you. That is also out of scope as far as this question is concerned.

So now, somebody has to explain why A, B and E are compatible with the passage if D is the answer. :)
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 08:02
The whole meaning of "compatible" is not whether the assertion can be properly infered
from the passage or not. To be compatible it should not contradict the claims made in the passage.
That's it. The only one that clearly contradict the main claim of the passage is D.
Now if you are still not convinced, please explain how A, B or E contradict the those claims.

Hope this helps.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 May 2006, 20:48
[quote="deowl"]The whole meaning of "compatible" is not whether the assertion can be properly infered
from the passage or not. To be compatible it should not contradict the claims made in the passage.
That's it. The only one that clearly contradict the main claim of the passage is D.
Now if you are still not convinced, please explain how A, B or E contradict the those claims.

Hope this helps.[/quote]

Can you please re-phrase the choice D in simple terms so that it helps us to understand as to what D implies?
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