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The Muslim from Cyprus is a Renaissance play written by Christopher

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The Muslim from Cyprus is a Renaissance play written by Christopher Marlin but whose exact date of composition is unknown. However the religious conflicts and struggles that the play uses as a backdrop occurred in the early 1580s, and in the papers that accompany the original version of the play, other playwrights are noted to have encouraged Marlin to debut his play, which eventually occurred in 1592. Thus Marlin’s father must have passed away between 1580 and 1592, assuming that _______.
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the religious conflicts and struggles of a Cypriot is not the subject of any other Renaissance play
(B)
the author of The Muslim from Cyprus intended it to provide as accurate a report about Muslim exploits as possible
(C)
the papers accurately represent the pre-debut status of the play at the time of Marlin’s father’s death
(D)
The Muslim from Cyprus is the earliest Renaissance play whose composition can be dated to within a few years
(E)
The Muslim from Cyprus was not written by Marlin's father himself

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In Complete the argument no new information should be considered. The answer chosen should be true.

E - Can be knocked out straight away as it contradicts the premise.
A and D - These choices do not logically follow the structure.

C - Correctly connects the debut of the play with the death of Marlin’s father.
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Here is my analysis:

Structure
Conc: Thus Marlin’s father must have passed away between 1580 and 1592,
Bases of conclusion: assuming that _______.
P1: The Muslim from Cyprus is a Renaissance play written by Christopher Marlin but whose exact date of composition is unknown.
P2: However the religious conflicts and struggles that the play uses as a backdrop occurred in the early 1580s,
P3: and in the papers that accompany the original version of the play, other playwrights are noted to have encouraged Marlin to debut his play,
P4: Debut of hi play eventually occurred in 1592.

Argument analysis
This argument is asking for a piece of information that makes the conclusion a valid. (assumption)
We need to find a piece of evidence that links the time period of Marlin's father death with some of the religious conflicts and struggles that Marlin uses in his plays.

Answer choice analysis
(A) the religious conflicts and struggles of a Cypriot is not the subject of any other Renaissance play. OFS
The argument is not interested in other plays.

(B) the author of The Muslim from Cyprus intended it to provide as accurate a report about Muslim exploits as possible. Irrelevant
The accuracy of Marlin to report about Muslin exploits in his plays is not in discussion.


(C) The papers accurately represent the pre-debut status of the play at the time of Marlin’s father’s death. Correct!
If the papers represent the status of the play previous to the debut of the same and during the time of Marlin's father death, the papers suggest that Marlin's father death occurred before 1592, but after 1580.


(D) The Muslim from Cyprus is the earliest Renaissance play whose composition can be dated to within a few years. Irrelevant
Whether or not the play is the earliest Renaissance play is not in discussion.


(E) The Muslim from Cyprus was not written by Marlin's father himself. Irrelevant
We know that Marlin was the one who wrote the play.


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Here is my analysis:

Structure
Conc: Thus Marlin’s father must have passed away between 1580 and 1592,
Bases of conclusion: assuming that _______.
P1: The Muslim from Cyprus is a Renaissance play written by Christopher Marlin but whose exact date of composition is unknown.
P2: However the religious conflicts and struggles that the play uses as a backdrop occurred in the early 1580s,
P3: and in the papers that accompany the original version of the play, other playwrights are noted to have encouraged Marlin to debut his play,
P4: Debut of hi play eventually occurred in 1592.

Argument analysis
This argument is asking for a piece of information that makes the conclusion a valid. (assumption)
We need to find a piece of evidence that links the time period of Marlin's father death with some of the religious conflicts and struggles that Marlin uses in his plays.

Answer choice analysis
(A) the religious conflicts and struggles of a Cypriot is not the subject of any other Renaissance play. OFS
The argument is not interested in other plays.

(B) the author of The Muslim from Cyprus intended it to provide as accurate a report about Muslim exploits as possible. Irrelevant
The accuracy of Marlin to report about Muslin exploits in his plays is not in discussion.


(C) The papers accurately represent the pre-debut status of the play at the time of Marlin’s father’s death. Correct!
If the papers represent the status of the play previous to the debut of the same and during the time of Marlin's father death, the papers suggest that Marlin's father death occurred before 1592, but after 1580.


(D) The Muslim from Cyprus is the earliest Renaissance play whose composition can be dated to within a few years. Irrelevant
Whether or not the play is the earliest Renaissance play is not in discussion.


(E) The Muslim from Cyprus was not written by Marlin's father himself. Irrelevant
We know that Marlin was the one who wrote the play.


Hope it helps!


there are many gmat questions that are long and have many premises. What steps should I take to find the right assumption out of a bundles of details, and premises?
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New post 31 Jan 2018, 09:57
chetan2u, sayantanc2k. I am having problems in comprehending the question. didn't really understand how marlin's father's death is connected with rest of the premises. Can u help?
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