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Great comic art is never otherwordly, it does not seek to mystify us,' and it does not deny ambiguity by branding as evil whatever differs from good. Great comic artists assume that truth may bear all lights, and thus they seek to accentuate contradictions in social action, not gloss over or transcend them by appeals to extrasocial symbols of divine ends, cosmic purpose, or laws of nature. The moment of transcendence in great comic art is a social moment, born out of the conviction that we are human, even though we try to be gods. The comic community to which artists address themselves is a community of reasoning, loving, joyful, compassionate beings, who are wi1ling to assume the human risks of acting rationally. Without invoking gods or demons, great comic art arouses courage in reason, courage which grows out of trust in what human beings can do as humans.

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1. The passage suggests that great comic art can be characterized as optimistic about the ability of humans to

(A) rid themselves of pride
(B) transcend the human condition
(C) differentiate clearly between good and evil
(D) avoid social conflicts
(E) act rationally


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2. It can be inferred from the passage that the author admires great comic artists primarily for their

(A) ability to understand the frequently subtle differences between good and evil
(B) ability to reconcile the contradictions in human behavior
(C) ability to distinguish between rational and irrational behavior
(D) insistence on confronting the truth about the human condition
(E) insistence on condemning human faults and weaknesses


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3. Which of the following is the most accurate description of the organization of the passage?

(A) A sequence of observations leading to a prediction
(B) A list of inferences drawn from facts stated at the beginning of the passage
(C) A series of assertions related to one general subject .
(D) A statement of the major idea, followed by specific examples
(E) A succession of ideas moving from specific to general


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All correct in 5 min 15 seconds, including 1 min 30 seconds to read. (Took a lot of time in question 2 and still wasn't very sure.)

1 The passage suggests that great comic art can be characterized as optimistic about the ability of humans to
(E) act rationally
The comic community to which artists address themselves is a community of reasoning, loving, joyful, compassionate beings, who are willing to assume the human risks of acting rationally.

2. It can be inferred from the passage that the author admires great comic artists primarily for their
(D) insistence on confronting the truth about the human condition
The moment of transcendence in great comic art is a social moment, born out of the conviction that we are human, even though we try to be gods.

3. Which of the following is the most accurate description of the organization of the passage?

(A) A sequence of observations leading to a prediction - incorrect, there is no prediction
(B) A list of inferences drawn from facts stated at the beginning of the passage - incorrect,
(C) A series of assertions related to one general subject - correct, we are making assertions about great comic art
(D) A statement of the major idea, followed by specific examples - incorrect, no specific example is listed
(E) A succession of ideas moving from specific to general - incorrect, there is no succession of ideas from specific to general

Answer C
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All correct in 5 min 15 seconds, including 1 min 30 seconds to read. (Took a lot of time in question 2 and still wasn't very sure.)

1 The passage suggests that great comic art can be characterized as optimistic about the ability of humans to
(E) act rationally
The comic community to which artists address themselves is a community of reasoning, loving, joyful, compassionate beings, who are willing to assume the human risks of acting rationally.

2. It can be inferred from the passage that the author admires great comic artists primarily for their
(D) insistence on confronting the truth about the human condition
The moment of transcendence in great comic art is a social moment, born out of the conviction that we are human, even though we try to be gods.

3. Which of the following is the most accurate description of the organization of the passage?

(A) A sequence of observations leading to a prediction - incorrect, there is no prediction
(B) A list of inferences drawn from facts stated at the beginning of the passage - incorrect,
(C) A series of assertions related to one general subject - correct, we are making assertions about great comic art
(D) A statement of the major idea, followed by specific examples - incorrect, no specific example is listed
(E) A succession of ideas moving from specific to general - incorrect, there is no succession of ideas from specific to general

Answer C


Why not B for Q2. - "they seek to accentuate contradictions in social action"
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I have the same doubt as VRG1998. In Q2 - why is it not B where it is mentioned in the passage that, "Great comic artists ..... thus they seek to accentuate contradictions in social action" i.e stress the contradictions in social actions. Is social actions equivalent to human behavior here?
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Skywalker18 wrote:
All correct in 5 min 15 seconds, including 1 min 30 seconds to read. (Took a lot of time in question 2 and still wasn't very sure.)

1 The passage suggests that great comic art can be characterized as optimistic about the ability of humans to
(E) act rationally
The comic community to which artists address themselves is a community of reasoning, loving, joyful, compassionate beings, who are willing to assume the human risks of acting rationally.

2. It can be inferred from the passage that the author admires great comic artists primarily for their
(D) insistence on confronting the truth about the human condition
The moment of transcendence in great comic art is a social moment, born out of the conviction that we are human, even though we try to be gods.

3. Which of the following is the most accurate description of the organization of the passage?

(A) A sequence of observations leading to a prediction - incorrect, there is no prediction
(B) A list of inferences drawn from facts stated at the beginning of the passage - incorrect,
(C) A series of assertions related to one general subject - correct, we are making assertions about great comic art
(D) A statement of the major idea, followed by specific examples - incorrect, no specific example is listed
(E) A succession of ideas moving from specific to general - incorrect, there is no succession of ideas from specific to general

Answer C


Why not B for Q2. - "they seek to accentuate contradictions in social action"


fdundo VRG1998

The question asks why the author PRIMARILY admires the great comic artists?

Line from the passage: Great comic artists assume that truth may bear all lights, and thus they seek to accentuate contradictions in social action, not gloss over or transcend them by appeals to extrasocial symbols of divine ends, cosmic purpose, or laws of nature.

Great comic artists assume that truth bearing all lights accentuates the contradictions in social action and doesn't pass them over as something supernatural.
They say it only accentuates the contradictions but the option (B) talks about Reconciling the contradictions. Accentuating a contradiction is highlighting it.
Reconciling a contradiction in this context means settling the contradiction or explaining the contradiction, thus nulifying the contradiction.

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Explanations:

1. The passage suggests that great comic art can be characterized as optimistic about the ability of humans to

This more like a primary purpose of the passage.
Last part of the passage: assume the human risks of acting rationally.

(A) rid themselves of pride - The passage talks about embracing human behaviour. Gods can rid themselves of pride. But humans can't. This is the oppositie of the passage
(B) transcend the human condition - The last part tells about not being gods and being as humans. So, transcending human condition is the opposite.
(C) differentiate clearly between good and evil - Out of scope.
(D) avoid social conflicts - social actions are talked about in passage. Not social conflicts
(E) act rationally - This matches perfectly with the sentence quoted above.

(E) is correct.

2. It can be inferred from the passage that the author admires great comic artists primarily for their

Last line: Without invoking gods or demons, great comic art arouses courage in reason, courage which grows out of trust in what human beings can do as humans.

(A) ability to understand the frequently subtle differences between good and evil - Not talked about in the passage
(B) ability to reconcile the contradictions in human behavior - accentuating the contradictions in social action is talked not reconciling the contradictions.
(C) ability to distinguish between rational and irrational behavior - Out of scope.
(D) insistence on confronting the truth about the human condition - From the verse quoted above, we can infer that we have to be comfortable with the truth of our conditions.
(E) insistence on condemning human faults and weaknesses - Passage only says about embracing human faults, weaknesses and not condemning it.

(D) is correct.

3. Which of the following is the most accurate description of the organization of the passage?


(A) A sequence of observations leading to a prediction - Nothing was predicted
(B) A list of inferences drawn from facts stated at the beginning of the passage - No inferences were drawn
(C) A series of assertions related to one general subject . - General Subj is "Great Comic Artists is a community who are okay with the faults of humans". And few assertions have been made about it in the passage. They dont mystify us, they are okay with ambiguity and dont try to pass it on as supernatural etc.
(D) A statement of the major idea, followed by specific examples - No examples were given.
(E) A succession of ideas moving from specific to general - No specific or general ideas were made.

(C) is correct.
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