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In film and videotape, it is possible to induce viewers to project the

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In film and videotape, it is possible to induce viewers to project their feelings onto characters on the screen. In one study, when a camera shot of a woman’s face was preceded by a shot of a baby in a crib, the audience thought the woman’s face was registering happiness. When the same shot of the woman’s face was preceded by a shot of a lion running toward the camera, the audience thought the woman’s face was registering fear. Television news teams must be careful to avoid such manipulation of their viewers.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. Television news teams have abused their position of trust in the past.
B. The expression on the woman’s face was, in actuality, blank.
C. A camera shot of a baby in a crib provoked feelings of happiness in the audience.
D. Audiences should strive to be less gullible.
E. The technique for manipulating audiences described in the passage would work with film or videotape

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New post 18 Feb 2017, 09:40
While C is certainly true and could be inferred E has a more encompassing meaning. Moderators please explain.
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New post 18 Feb 2017, 11:55
Nice question. C is the winner here. Option E seems to be too extreme as the argument mentions that it is possible to create those scenarios with film and videotape, whereas E states that this technique would work with films or videotapes. I think E would have been true if it had could instead of would
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How can we not deduce option E here? how can we say seeing a shot of baby in a crib evokes a sense of happiness in viewers. You can associate a feeling without having to feel something.Please help here
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In film and videotape, it is possible to induce viewers to project their feelings onto characters on the screen. In one study, when a camera shot of a woman’s face was preceded by a shot of a baby in a crib, the audience thought the woman’s face was registering happiness. When the same shot of the woman’s face was preceded by a shot of a lion running toward the camera, the audience thought the woman’s face was registering fear. Television news teams must be careful to avoid such manipulation of their viewers.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. Television news teams have abused their position of trust in the past.
B. The expression on the woman’s face was, in actuality, blank.
C. A camera shot of a baby in a crib provoked feelings of happiness in the audience.
D. Audiences should strive to be less gullible.
E. The technique for manipulating audiences described in the passage would work with film or videotape


can you post the OE?

Im not convinced with the OA.
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In film and videotape, it is possible to induce viewers to project their feelings onto characters on the screen. In one study, when a camera shot of a woman’s face was preceded by a shot of a baby in a crib, the audience thought the woman’s face was registering happiness. When the same shot of the woman’s face was preceded by a shot of a lion running toward the camera, the audience thought the woman’s face was registering fear. Television news teams must be careful to avoid such manipulation of their viewers.

Which of the following can be inferred from the passage?

A. Television news teams have abused their position of trust in the past.
B. The expression on the woman’s face was, in actuality, blank.
C. A camera shot of a baby in a crib provoked feelings of happiness in the audience.
D. Audiences should strive to be less gullible.
E. The technique for manipulating audiences described in the passage would work with film or videotape


can you post the OE?

Im not convinced with the OA.


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This is an inference question. The test writers are probably not interested in the conclusion of the passage. You’ll look for a statement that seems so obvious that it almost doesn’t need saying. Let’s attack the answer choices:

Television news teams have abused their position of trust in the past.

If you chose this answer, you inferred too much. The passage doesn’t say that news teams have ever abused their position of trust. Eliminate it.

The expression on the woman’s face was, in actuality, blank.

The audience had no idea what the expression on the woman’s face was, and neither do we. It would make sense for the woman’s face to be blank, but we don’t know whether this is so. This answer goes too far.

A camera shot of a baby in a crib provoked feelings of happiness in the audience.

This is the best answer. The passage says that the audience projects its own feelings onto characters on the screen. If the audience believes the woman’s face reɻects happiness, then that must have been its own reaction.

Audiences should strive to be less gullible.

This statement goes way beyond the intent of the passage. Eliminate it.

The technique for manipulating audiences described in the passage would work with film or videotape.

Again, this statement goes too far to be the correct answer to an inference question.Eliminate it.
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New post 26 Feb 2017, 04:12
Thank you for posting the OE.

However, in my opinion, it is not well explained why option E is not the correct answer. I too believe that E as well can be deduced, and there is nothing "too far" about this option. The option does not claim that the technique works only for these two media.

As one of the user pointed out about option C, I too believe that you do not need to feel an emotion yourself in order to associate scenes containing that emotion.
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sayantanc2k wrote:
Thank you for posting the OE.

However, in my opinion, it is not well explained why option E is not the correct answer. I too believe that E as well can be deduced, and there is nothing "too far" about this option. The option does not claim that the technique works only for these two media.

As one of the user pointed out about option C, I too believe that you do not need to feel an emotion yourself in order to associate scenes containing that emotion.


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what is the right answer between C and E and y? plz help
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I think "induce viewers to project their feelings onto characters" is the key to Option C.

Shot of baby in crib made audiences to think that woman’s face was registering happiness => shot of baby induced feeling of happiness in the audiences to project same feeling(happiness) onto the character of the woman.
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Although it makes sense to have C as correct, I would not ignore answer E. I think E is not too far.
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