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# Aarne is an old Finnish artwork whose painter and exact date of

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Which of the following most logically completes the argument?
Aarne is an old Finnish artwork whose painter and exact date of composition are unknown. However, the painting portrays a riot thought to have taken place sometime between 1563 and 1567, and in the background of the scene stands a public building known to have been destroyed in 1565. Thus the riot depicted in the painting must have actually taken place between 1563 and 1565, assuming that

A. the public building is not depicted in any other Finnish artworks
B. the artist of Aarne intended it to be as accurate a depiction of the riot as possible
C. the painting accurately depicts the physical setting of the riot at the time it took place
D. Aarne is the first Finnish artwork whose potential dates of composition can be restricted to such a narrow range
E. Aarne was not painted by a person involved in the riot

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Which of the following most logically completes the argument?
Aarne is an old Finnish artwork whose painter and exact date of composition are unknown. However, the painting portrays a riot thought to have taken place sometime between 1563 and 1567, and in the background of the scene stands a public building known to have been destroyed in 1565. Thus the riot depicted in the painting must have actually taken place between 1563 and 1565, assuming that
A. the public building is not depicted in any other Finnish artworks
B. the artist of Aarne intended it to be as accurate a depiction of the riot as possible
C. the painting accurately depicts the physical setting of the riot at the time it took place
D. Aarne is the first Finnish artwork whose potential dates of composition can be restricted to such a narrow range
E. Aarne was not painted by a person involved in the riot

Can we have OE for this question? I chose "C" because physical setting must be correct as the conclusion is based on the presence of the building. However, option "B" is also close.
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15 Mar 2018, 08:55
B. the artist of Aarne intended it to be as accurate a depiction of the riot as possible
C. the painting accurately depicts the physical setting of the riot at the time it took place

Indeed these two choices are very close. think of B as if artist have seen any other riot and he mixed things up to make it as close as possible. while C is saying anything but the truth with absolute physical settings.

Hope this helps.
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09 Dec 2018, 07:49
conclusion is
Quote:
the riot depicted in the painting must have actually taken place between 1563 and 1565

and the line of reasoning used is
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the painting portrays a riot and a public building known to have been destroyed in 1565.

B and C are very close options
On negation of option B we get

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the artist of Aarne does not intended it to be as accurate a depiction of the riot as possible .

Line of reasoning stays as it is and this statement does not break the conclusion at all , except it doesn't do anything to it.

Now lets look at the negation of option C
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the painting does not accurately depicts the physical setting of the riot at the time it took place

This means that setting of the public building known to have been destroyed in 1565 is not accurate. This directly breaks the author line of reasoning and hence the conclusion. So option C is our assumption
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09 Dec 2018, 08:59
soapbolt wrote:
conclusion is
Quote:
the riot depicted in the painting must have actually taken place between 1563 and 1565

and the line of reasoning used is
Quote:
the painting portrays a riot and a public building known to have been destroyed in 1565.

B and C are very close options
On negation of option B we get

Quote:
the artist of Aarne does not intended it to be as accurate a depiction of the riot as possible .

Line of reasoning stays as it is and this statement does not break the conclusion at all , except it doesn't do anything to it.

Now lets look at the negation of option C
Quote:
the painting does not accurately depicts the physical setting of the riot at the time it took place

This means that setting of the public building known to have been destroyed in 1565 is not accurate. This directly breaks the author line of reasoning and hence the conclusion. So option C is our assumption

aragonn what do you think of my line reasoning ? should we attach the author line reasoning and try to break it and then come up with the assumption ?
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