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# Art historian: Great works of art have often elicited

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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

Source: Powerscore CR Bible

Originally posted by hitman4683v1 on 01 Oct 2009, 12:07.
Last edited by broall on 23 May 2017, 08:32, edited 1 time in total.
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01 Oct 2009, 12:19
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Almost every answer looks wrong to me.
So closest I can say is A.
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01 Oct 2009, 13:10
Source??? No answer choice looks like an assumption
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01 Oct 2009, 14:02
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The source is from PowerScore CR Bible.
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01 Oct 2009, 15:15
D?

Without the assumption that public funds should be used to support art then the whole argument falls apart.
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01 Oct 2009, 18:13
I like A. This keeps it in line and adds to the conclusion. We need to find something that makes it clear that art is often shocking....and the fact that the assumption of Most art is shocking (answer choice A), is the best answer.
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01 Oct 2009, 20:03
I would take A

though A and D are pretty close and usage of most in A looks suspicious
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01 Oct 2009, 21:29
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I chose D.

A is wrong simply because is not an assumption as in the argument it is said that "So, since it is clear that art is often shocking".
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01 Oct 2009, 23:35
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I like A. This keeps it in line and adds to the conclusion. We need to find something that makes it clear that art is often shocking....and the fact that the assumption of Most art is shocking (answer choice A), is the best answer.

You are wrong. Conclusion of the stimulus is not "Art is shocking" but it is "Public fund should support art" So the assumption should support the later one. "Most art is socking" can be a premise and not the assumtion since by the definition of assumtion "Assumtions are unstated premise which if can be proven wrong, undermines the conclusion."
I think the answer should be D.
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02 Oct 2009, 00:36
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OA is D
The source as said earlier is Powerscore CR bible. This is a question from the assumption chapter
The argument structure is:
Premise: Great works of art have often elicited....outrage and derision
Premise: Art is often shocking
Conclusion: We shouldnt hesitate to use public funds for art
Here the public funds is clear disconnect from the earlier premises. So we need to provide an assumption that makes public funds coherent with the rest of the stimuli
A -> author says Art is shocking...what kind or what amount is never specified
B -> <Initially I selected this> This is most popular wrong answer<as the book says> Even if true, this doesnt prove the conclusion
C -> Doesnt even come close
D -> This is the only option that does the required connection
E -> Yeah right....tell me about it....
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04 Oct 2013, 10:19
hitman4683v1 wrote:
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

Chose (D) guys but honestly this is one of the worst questions i've encountered for CR.

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08 Jul 2014, 03:02
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hitman4683v1 wrote:
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

Chose (D) guys but honestly this is one of the worst questions i've encountered for CR.

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Hello JLGDR,

does "often" in CR refers to always ?or if not,then how should we use it ?

thnx mate...looking forward to ua response
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08 Jul 2014, 07:31
hitman4683v1 wrote:
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

Argument structure is:

Art is often shocking ------------------------> Not hesitate to fund what is shocking

We get: Not hesitate to fund art. That is the asuumption, anwer is D

Choice A is just repeating premise so cannot be assumption
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17 Jul 2014, 22:54
What I think is that in the first choice 'A' the use of 'Most' is extreme.
So the only choice left would be 'D' .

I think 'D' is the answer.
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26 Jun 2015, 00:23
I agree that choices A,B,C and E can be considered wrong.
But Even choice D makes an extreme statement that public funds should support art.
I feel compulsion shown by introducing should be removed and then it would be a right option.
We can assume D as it is

I request someone to explain the above query.
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07 Feb 2018, 11:14
Normally, B should be the answer.
In this question, even though I understand why D is the answer, but I still feel unconvincing. Would you help me, experts?

My thinking:
2 examples only strengthen "the greatness of the art", nothing more.
Now, we need a statement that "public fund support the art" so that the conclusion holds true.

Is that so?
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07 Feb 2018, 23:28
D is more like an Inference rather than an assumption.
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08 Feb 2018, 06:43
IMO OA is D

1. Most art is shocking
-> The passage said 'So,since it is clear that art is often shocking'
: 'Often' do not have similar meaning of 'Most'
2. Stravinsky and Manet received public funding for their art
-> nothing
3. Art used to be more shocking than it currently is
-> Inversed argumen.
The passage said 'Great works of art have often elicited outrage when first presented'
It means that in the past, art was shocking. But now art is not shocking.
4. Public fund should support art
-> Keep.
5. Anything that shocks is an art
-> Same as A.
:'Anything' do not have similar meaning of 'Most'.

Only left thing is D, so I chose D.
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12 Feb 2018, 04:19
hitman4683v1 wrote:
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 shockingExtreme answer. Wrong.
2. Stravinsky and Manet received public funding for their artWehther these two arts received public funding need not be necessarily the assumption.
3. Art used to be more shocking than it currently isWhether art used to be more shocking than it currently is will not affect the conclusion. Hence this choice is not the assumption.
4. Public fund should support art
5. Anything that shocks is an art Again an extreme choice. Wrong.

Source: Powerscore CR Bible

Conclusion: Even if art is shocking, public funds can be used for supporting works of art without any hesitation.

If public fund should not support art, then the funds cannot be used for supporting works of art whether they are shocking or not. Hence conclusion must depend on the assumption that public fund should support art.

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12 Feb 2018, 06:32
D.

Since only D as a option breaks down conclusion when negated. All other options do not hit the conclusion and are not a pre-requisite for the conclusion to hold true. Conclusion is- we should not hesitate to use public funds for supporting works of art that many people find shocking.

A. Exaggerated.
B. Not related with the conclusion.
C. Not related.
D. Keep & negate.
E. Exaggerated and not related for the conclusion to hold true.
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