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Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.
The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?
(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items
in its antiquities wing.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.
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Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects [#permalink]

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Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.

The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?

(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare. We have nothing in the argument to support this. The M vases are just taken as an example to prove a point. There seems to be no particular reason to believe this option to be true.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items in its antiquities wing. We can't say this too. There is nothing in the argument to support this claim. Maybe the M vase case is the only case that Museum A has had to adopt the policy that it did.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A. The policy elaborated in the 1st sentence talks about "proven authenticity". Since the authenticity of the vase is in question and the only way to prove the vase's authenticity is to damage it(reduce it to dust), one way or the other, the vase will be taken off display.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery. Argument doesnt say anything to support this.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.The argument never talks about other world museums. It only talks about Museum A. OFS
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Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects [#permalink]

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Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity.
Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing.
The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.
The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?
(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items
in its antiquities wing.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A. >> Correct.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.
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Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects [#permalink]

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New post 27 Aug 2014, 17:33
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Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.

The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?

(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare. We have nothing in the argument to support this. The M vases are just taken as an example to prove a point. There seems to be no particular reason to believe this option to be true.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items in its antiquities wing. We can't say this too. There is nothing in the argument to support this claim. Maybe the M vase case is the only case that Museum A has had to adopt the policy that it did.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A. The policy elaborated in the 1st sentence talks about "proven authenticity". Since the authenticity of the vase is in question and the only way to prove the vase's authenticity is to damage it(reduce it to dust), one way or the other, the vase will be taken off display.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery. Argument doesnt say anything to support this.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.The argument never talks about other world museums. It only talks about Museum A. OFS


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Re: Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects [#permalink]

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Museum A will henceforth display only undamaged objects of proven authenticity. Doubts have been raised about the origins of a supposedly Mycenaean vase currently on display in the museum's antiquities wing. The only way to establish this vase's authenticity would be to pulverize it, then subject the dust to spectroscopic analysis.
The claims above, if true, most strongly support which of the following conclusions?
(A) Authentic Mycenaean vases are valuable and rare.
(B) Museum A has been beset with questions about the provenance of many of the items
in its antiquities wing.
(C) The vase in question will no longer be displayed in Museum A.
(D) Spectroscopic analysis has revolutionized the forensic investigation of art forgery.
(E) Knowingly or not, many of the world's museums display some forgeries.


this is "draw a conclusion" type of question.

based on the info in the argument, we need to find an answer choice that would best be supported by the premises given.

P1 -> only undamaged objects are displayed
P2 -> to prove it's authenticity, the vase needs to be "damaged".
C - regardless of the results, the vase will be damaged and even if it's not a forgery, it will no longer be displayed in the museum.

A. irrelevant.
B. so what?
C. aha. if it's a forgery - will be removed from the exposition. if not, it will be damaged, and thus not be displayed.
D. irrelevant.
E. irrelevant.
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