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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?


A. Most art is shocking

B. Stravinsky and Manet received public funding for their art

C. Art used to be more shocking than it currently is

D. Public fund should support art

E. Anything that shocks is an art


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Originally posted by hitman4683v1 on 01 Oct 2009, 12:07.
Last edited by Bunuel on 21 Mar 2019, 01:24, edited 2 times in total.
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D?

Without the assumption that public funds should be used to support art then the whole argument falls apart.
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New post 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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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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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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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.... :o :o
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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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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.

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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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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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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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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

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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.
[quote]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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