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Art historian: Great works of art have often elicited

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Could you please explain as to why D is the correct answer. It brings in a compulsion factor in the assumption question contrary to what we generally tend to avoid for an assumption question.
Can you please tell the best way to tackle this question.

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Art historian: Great works of art have often elicited outrage when first presented; in Europe, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring prompted a riot, and Manet's Dejeuner sur l'herbe elicited outrage and derision. So, since it is clear that art is often shocking, we should not hesitate to use public funds for supporting works of art that many people find shocking.

Which of the following is an assumption, that is required for the Art historian to draw his conclusion properly?

1. Most art is shocking
2. Stravinsky and Manet received public funding for their art
3. Art used to be more shocking than it currently is
4. Public fund should support art
5. Anything that shocks is an art

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I got this question wrong myself. I had chosen "B". I was confused between B and D. But if we apply negation technique D will stand as the clear winner.

B's Negation - Stravinsky and Manet DID NOT receive public funding for their art --Even if they didn't receive funding, public funds can still be used to support art. Conclusion stands

D's Negation - Public fund should NOT support art --If this is true then the conclusion falls apart.

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ucb2k7 The "compulsion" you mention is also in the conclusion, which says that we "should not hesitate" to fund shocking art. If the conclusion were about simple fact: what is/isn't funded, what is/isn't considered art by most people, then we wouldn't want "should." But the argument is making a recommendation, so we need guidance for that recommendation. In simple terms, we need a "should" to prove another "should."

If we negate D--public funds should NOT support art--then we certainly couldn't draw the conclusion, which says that we shouldn't hesitate to fund even art that shocks people.
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Allow me to explain.
Premise: Public funds are pooled. Great works of art have often elicited outrage when first presented.
Conclusion: Public funds should be used to support art anyways.
Assumption:Should bridge the gap, sufficiently from the context of the information provided.
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Art historian: Great works of art have often elicited outrage when first presented; in Europe, Stravinsky's Rite of Spring prompted a riot, and Manet's Dejeuner sur l'herbe elicited outrage and derision. So, since it is clear that art is often shocking, we should not hesitate to use public funds for supporting works of art that many people find shocking.

Which of the following is an assumption, that is required for the Art historian to draw his conclusion properly?

1. Most art is shocking
2. Stravinsky and Manet received public funding for their art
3. Art used to be more shocking than it currently is
4. Public fund should support art
Bridges the gap between the conclusion and premise.
5. Anything that shocks is an art
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