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Curator: Without question this sculpture that Mr. Rodianov

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Curator: Without question this sculpture that Mr. Rodianov has proposed to donate to the museum is an accurate replica of the famous Egyptian Boat of the Dead, but despite its remarkable fidelity and its high artistic merit, our museum must decline the donation.

Which of the following, if true, would best explain the curator’s decision to decline the donation of the replica sculpture?

A. Rodianov has already donated a number of replicas to the museum.

B. The curator does not have sole authority to accept or decline public donations.

C. The museum currently faces a severe shortage of storage space.

D. The museum is not located in Egypt.

E. The curator and Rodianov are famously on bad terms.

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I'd like to point out that (e) also makes sense. If the curator is on bad terms with the other person then it's logical she rejects the item.

If the piece is truly equisite then they'll make space for it by getting rid of another piece.
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I'd like to point out that (e) also makes sense. If the curator is on bad terms with the other person then it's logical she rejects the item.

If the piece is truly equisite then they'll make space for it by getting rid of another piece.


The curator is actually praising the painting which the person is donating so this does not mean that they are on bad terms. So best option to choose is C.
Hope it makes sense :-)
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skiingforthewknds wrote:
Curator: Without question this sculpture that Mr. Rodianov has proposed to donate to the museum is an accurate replica of the famous Egyptian Boat of the Dead, but despite its remarkable fidelity and its high artistic merit, our museum must decline the donation.

Which of the following, if true, would best explain the curator’s decision to decline the donation of the replica sculpture?

A. Rodianov has already donated a number of replicas to the museum.

B. The curator does not have sole authority to accept or decline public donations.

C. The museum currently faces a severe shortage of storage space.

D. The museum is not located in Egypt.

E. The curator and Rodianov are famously on bad terms.



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Solution: C

This is a pretty clearcut Explain the Paradox question: find a reason that the museum – not the curator – would have to decline the donation. If the museum hasn’t got any storage space, they might not have a place to put the donation now (if it wouldn’t be immediately exhibited) or later (if it were taken off display).
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Re: Curator: Without question this sculpture that Mr. Rodianov   [#permalink] 24 May 2018, 01:49
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