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# Baroque period ships

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Updated on: 17 Jul 2017, 23:30
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Ships during the Baroque period usually had four masts as well as gigantic figureheads, usually representing angels or other divine beings that were believed to protect the ship, that could only be installed in place once the ship’s stemhead was fixed in place. The recently-discovered wreck of the Endeavor, a Royal Navy warship from the Baroque age known to have been destroyed in a battle, has a stemhead but not a figurehead. Clearly, the figurehead must have been either destroyed or detached from the ship during the battle it was part of.
Which of the following would most help to assess the conclusion above?

A)Whether the figurehead on Endevaor was similar to that found on other ship-wrecks from the Baroque period.
B)Whether a stemhead could have been installed for purposes unrelated to holding a figurehead.
C)Whether the historians unanimously agree that the Royal Navy actually participated in the battle in which it was known to have been destroyed in.
E)Whether most military ships of the Baroque period were mounted with figureheads .

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Originally posted by sarathgopinath on 17 Jul 2017, 18:17.
Last edited by sarathgopinath on 17 Jul 2017, 23:30, edited 2 times in total.
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17 Jul 2017, 19:29
Confused
Answer choices don't match with question

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17 Jul 2017, 20:45
akshata19 wrote:
Confused
Answer choices don't match with question

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I'm really sorry. That was a stupid mistake.
Have edited the question
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17 Jul 2017, 23:23
Imo E
If we know that military ships of the Baroque period were mounted with figureheads then we can asses the conclusion that the figurehead was destroyed in the battlefield.
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17 Jul 2017, 23:31
arvind910619 wrote:
Imo E
If we know that military ships of the Baroque period were mounted with figureheads then we can asses the conclusion that the figurehead was destroyed in the battlefield.

Pretty confused between B and E. The OA is B
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17 Jul 2017, 23:52
Will go with B here.The argument says that figurehead was destroyed...
But,what if stemhead was used for other purposes..and not for holding figurehead...

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18 Jul 2017, 05:01
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E uses the word 'most of the military ships' if the option said 'ALL ships' then we could definitely say that ships figurehead was destroyed/detached
Also if notice carefully it is already stated that usually ships have gigantic figureheads (1st line) which is equivalent to again stating most . so this option does not really help us to evaluate

B is the right choice

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