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Socialist realism, the officially approved style of realistic art developed in the Soviet Union during the 1930's, had a relatively simple political objective. As the primary instrument of state propaganda, it sought to promote the goals of socialism and communism through positive images of rapidly changing villages, grandiose public projects, and well-groomed wholesome youth. Form and content were strictly regulated by a vast army of cultural bureaucrats, whose only job was to ensure conformity to state doctrine. Accordingly, impressionism and abstraction were quickly abolished, replaced by ostensibly truthful representation of reality in its "revolutionary" development.

Ultimately, censorship was fated to collaborate in its own undoing. The state correctly perceived the interpretive potential of art to be inherently dangerous, but the effort to contain artistic ambiguity only amplified the disconnect between reality and fiction. As the Soviet Union's centrally planned economy led to increasingly inefficient resource distribution, the utopian vision of a "revolutionary" would become easy to mock. The art of socialist realism of most ordinary Russians, if only because irony and laughter (unlike bread and butter) were always abundant, and required no food stamps to procure.

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1. Which of the following most accurately states the main point of the passage?

(A) Socialist realism had, as its chief objective, the furtherance of socialist and communist ideology.
(B) Because of the censorship, socialist realism never fulfilled its artistic potential.
(C) The art of socialist realism was a welcome distraction from the bleak reality of ordinary Russians.
(D) Conformity to state doctrine led to an ostensibly truthful representation of reality in its revolutionary development.
(E) The proliferation of uniformly positive images of a fictional world impeded, rather than promoted, the political objectives of socialist realism.


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2. The primary purpose of the passage as a whole is to

(A) reject an artistic style as a utopian vision.
(B) analyze the disconnect between reality and fiction in the Soviet Union.
(C) explain why an artistic style failed to conform a state doctrine
(D) examine the extent to which a style of art achieved its political objectives.
(E) describe an instrument of state propaganda.

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explain the answer for the question 2 ..
why the answer is not c ?

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explain the answer for the question 2 ..
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First fall I am not an expert but you can reject Option C because it is too strong, (failed vs Extent of Achievement), Even though it has not mentioned any where that it has failed.

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