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# The eighteenth-century literary work Encyclopédie, which coincided wit

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Re: The eighteenth-century literary work Encyclopédie, which coincided wit [#permalink]
Anshuman0902 wrote:
hi can anyone please explain question number 3?

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3. The author suggests that the commercial success of Encyclopédie

Difficulty Level: Hard

Explanation

Although the French government refused to license its printing, the work was nevertheless printed and sold extensively throughout Europe. The clear implication is that its printing (as well as distribution) was illegal.

The correct answer is (A).
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Re: The eighteenth-century literary work Encyclopédie, which coincided wit [#permalink]
question 3 was tricky. got 2/3 correct in 5 minutes. these questions seemed a bit different from the GMAT prep questions
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Re: The eighteenth-century literary work Encyclopédie, which coincided wit [#permalink]
why in question 2, ans is option d and not option 1
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why in question 2, ans is option d and not option 1

Because the passage only tells us that both the actions happened in the same year. It never told us that one was preceded by the other. Even though the Pope's call for suppression of the work appears earlier in the sentence, it doesn't mean it happened first.
If you chose option A, that means you are inferring too much. Try to infer as little as possible in RC questions.
I hope I could clear your doubt.
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Re: The eighteenth-century literary work Encyclopédie, which coincided wit [#permalink]
But it is not written that it may make readers question political authority
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mahakbansal8786 wrote:
But it is not written that it may make readers question political authority

Option D says that it MIGHT incite readers... There is a certain level of uncertainty in the option. If you look at all the other options, they suggest with certainty that those actions occurred. However, the other options cannot be backed up using the passage.
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Re: The eighteenth-century literary work Encyclopédie, which coincided wit [#permalink]

Can you post OA for Q2?
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Can you post OA for Q2?

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2. In the context of the passage, which of the following is the most reasonable explanation for the author’s characterization of government suppression of Encyclopédie as understandable?

Difficulty Level: 650

Explanation

Notice that in the preceding sentence the author uses the phrase “dared to publicly assert the intellectual freedom . . . .” This phrase suggests a challenge to political authority. Although the inference in choice (D) is not self-evident, choice (D) is nevertheless a more reasonable explanation than any of the other four choices for the author’s use of the word “understandably.”

The correct answer is (D).
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