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A famous artist once claimed that all great art imitates nature. If this claim is correct, then any music that is great art would imitate nature. But while some music may imitate ocean waves or the galloping of horses, for example, most great music imitates nothing at all.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the argument?


(A) Music is inferior to the other arts.

(B) Either the artist's claim is incorrect, or most great music is not great art.

(C) Like some great music, some great painting and sculpture may fail to imitate nature.

(D) Some elements of nature cannot be represented adequately by great art.

(E) Sounds that do not imitate nature are not great music.

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I chose C, according to me, this answers describes the fact that great music or some great pairings do not imitate art which I think is what the argument is talking about. Why is B the correcta answer?

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I chose C, according to me, this answers describes the fact that great music or some great pairings do not imitate art which I think is what the argument is talking about. Why is B the correcta answer?

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I chose B because I believe the argument first posits a view of an artist whose view the argument questions.

Answer choice B provides that challenge.
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(A) Music is inferior to the other arts. ----->we cannot infer that Music is inferior to the other arts. No such comparison has been done.

(B) Either the artist's claim is incorrect, or most great music is not great art. ------> it is correct because at first author said "all great art imitates nature", "any music that is great art would imitate nature." ," most great music imitates nothing at all."

(C) Like some great music, some great painting and sculpture may fail to imitate nature. -------> We can't infer this from the passage.

(D) Some elements of nature cannot be represented adequately by great art. -------> No information

(E) Sounds that do not imitate nature are not great music. ---------> It's contradicting the information in the passage. As per passage, most great music doesn't imitate anything.
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