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# A medieval manuscript called L contains all eighteen extant

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A medieval manuscript called L contains all eighteen extant tragedies
by the Greek playwright Euripides. Of these, ten called the “select
plays,” are accompanied in L by ancient commentaries and also
appear in other medieval manuscripts; this group includes some of
Euripides’ best-known works, including the Medea. The other eight,
which appear in alphabetical order, without commentary. The Electra is
one of the alphabeticals.
Which of the following can be reliably concluded on the basis of the
Statements given?
A. Only Euripides’ best-known works are accompanied by ancient
commentaries in extant medieval manuscripts.
B. The select plays are accompanied by ancient commentaries
because they were the best known of Euripides’ works.
C. No commentaries were written about Euripides’ Electra in
ancient times.
D. Euripides’ Medea never appears in medieval manuscripts
unaccompanied by ancient commentary.
E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary
in any extant medieval manuscript.
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03 Oct 2008, 18:30
between A and C

will go for C as A taalks about all scripts where as only L script is described here
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03 Oct 2008, 18:49
E
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03 Oct 2008, 22:04
stallone wrote:
between A and C

will go for C as A taalks about all scripts where as only L script is described here

Hmm...C seems extreme: 'No commentaries were written in Ancient times' sounds extreme.

What is OA??
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03 Oct 2008, 22:38
A. Only Euripides’ best-known works are accompanied by ancient
commentaries in extant medieval manuscripts.
This one also goes too far and generalizes.
B. The select plays are accompanied by ancient commentaries
because they were the best known of Euripides’ works.
Only one left
C. No commentaries were written about Euripides’ Electra in
ancient times.
We cannot conclude this as the passage just says that the found collection did not have commentary for E.
D. Euripides’ Medea never appears in medieval manuscripts
unaccompanied by ancient commentary.
Same as C we cannot make this general conclusion
E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary
in any extant medieval manuscript.
Same as C and D

These are the kind of questions i am consistently getting wrong. Can someone help please.
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04 Oct 2008, 00:13
I would go with B)

can somebdy tell the correct Answer ?
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04 Oct 2008, 00:19
Should be C. B is not right since it gives impressions of all all best works while passage mentions some of best works
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04 Oct 2008, 14:27
whats the OA?
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05 Oct 2008, 03:16
arorag wrote:
A medieval manuscript called L contains all eighteen extant tragedies
by the Greek playwright Euripides. Of these, ten called the “select
plays,” are accompanied in L by ancient commentaries and also
appear in other medieval manuscripts; this group includes some of
Euripides’ best-known works, including the Medea. The other eight,
which appear in alphabetical order, without commentary. The Electra is one of the alphabeticals.

Which of the following can be reliably concluded on the basis of the
Statements given?

A. Only Euripides’ best-known works are accompanied by ancient
commentaries in extant medieval manuscripts. -> the grp includes some of the best works -> not all -> this is out
B. The select plays are accompanied by ancient commentaries
because they were the best known of Euripides’ works. -> same as above only few best works included -> this is out

C. No commentaries were written about Euripides’ Electra in
ancient times. -> this is the conclution

D. Euripides’ Medea never appears in medieval manuscripts
unaccompanied by ancient commentary. -> this is not said in the argument

ten called the “select plays,” are accompanied in L by ancient commentaries and also appear in other medieval manuscripts; this group includes some of Euripides’ best-known works, including the Medea.

E. Euripides’ Electra does not appear accompanied by a commentary
in any extant medieval manuscript. -> this is out since medieval manuscripts is not mentioned in te argument for electra

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07 Oct 2008, 06:56
B for me. A- we have only a manuscript, so we can not chose a general statement. C- the same, maybe were commentaries in other manuscripts. D- is not true, maybe the situation is not the same in other manuscripts. E- the same reason
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