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New post 21 Aug 2016, 06:47
plz experts provide explanations for q4,5,6. as v all r unable to digest oa's.

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Please discuss Q5 and Q6. Unable to understand how we reached the given OAs for these questions.

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New post 30 Aug 2016, 13:29
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plz experts provide explanations for q4,5,6. as v all r unable to digest oa's.


Hey! Even I'm unable to understand Q5 and Q6 but here goes for Q4:

The line in the passage reads- "light struck and was reflected with varying intensity to the eye through the atmosphere, which modified it."

Option E correctly says that atmosphere affected the way we perceived color (that was generated when light was reflected with varying intensity. Understand it from the concept of rainbow formation we studied in science. White light when reflected with varying intensities give spectrum of 7 colors) because atmosphere modified it.

Hope I make sense to you.

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Please explain the OAs for this one.

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7 correct out of 7 (was a little confused in 6th but got it right finally)
Total time:- 4 minute (reading, note making and answering )


Whatever you are saying, if they are true then how did you achieve this mind-blowing RC technique? I really want to know. And I am asking you seriously as I want to improve my RC score.

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New post 23 Jan 2017, 09:04
Hi,
Can anyone please post the OEs? I want to read them first and then will post my confusions, if there is any. I found this passage a sheer difficult one. only 4 out of 7 are correct in approx 20 mins.

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Hi,
Could you plz explain the Qs 4,5,6?

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Hello expert,
Question 4, this is detail question, so in last second paragraph, we have this line.. "was reflected with varying intensity to the eye through the atmosphere", so from this ... can't we deduce that option a is correct?

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New post 03 Apr 2017, 03:29
Really tough reading.
Please help with explanation on OA, experts. I have concern over the following questions:
Q4:
???The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on which light struck and was reflected with varying intensity to the eye through the atmosphere, which modified it. It was this process that produced the mosaic of colors that formed an Impressionist canvas???
Q5. What is the reference from the passage? I couldn???t find it.
Q6: There are abundant of evidences pointing out the unifying factor of Impressionists painting:
???The Impressionists, on the other hand, viewed light, not matter, as the ultimate visual reality??? ; ???The chief ???person??? in a picture is the light in which everything is bathed.??? ???In Impressionist painting, solid bodies became mere reflectors of light, and distinctions between one object and another became arbitrary conventions???
Then why should OA for Q6 is B?

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Pretty tough one. Got 2 of them wrong in 11 mins approx.

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6. The passage contains information that answers which of the following questions?
I. How did the Impressionists perceive matter? We know that they didn't perceive matter as an ultimate reality but we didn't know "how they perceive matter"
II. What is the unifying element in a typical Impressionist painting?

The people, places, and things depicted in an Impressionist picture do not tell story or convey any special meaning; they are, instead, merely parts of pattern of light drawn from nature and captured on canvas by the artist. I thought this is the unifying element in impressionist painting.
II. How did the Impressionists’ view of color differ from that of eighteenth-century artists?
(A) I only
(B) III only
(C) I and II only
(D) II and III only
(E) I, II, and III

4. According to the passage, the Impressionists believed that the atmosphere
(A) reflects light with varying intensity
(B) creates the illusion of color in colorless surfaces
(C) modifies the shapes of objects
(D) is the result of vibrations of light
(E) affects the way we perceived color

Atmosphere is not modifying the shape of object. The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on which light struck and was reflected with varying intensity to the eye through the atmosphere, which modified it => I think this "it" is "light" and not "shape of object"



7. The ideas attributed to the Impressionists in the passage suggest that an Impressionist painter would be most likely to agree with which of the following statement?

(C) The quality of a picture has nothing to do with the nature of the objects it depicts.
(D) An artist should strive to recreate on canvas the inner nature of objects from real life Incorrect

Can somebody explain "what is quality of picture here"


For Question 4, I understand your explanation on "C", but don't quite understand how you arrived at "D". The passage specifically states that the atmosphere modifies the light that is reflected from objects into the eye. Vibrations of light is defined by the passage as how color is formed (i.e. "the result of vibrations of light on the object’s colorless surface"). So although "C" is not 100% true to the passage, "D" seems even farther afield from what the passage says.

For Question 7, I was also thrown off by "C" because it made reference to "the quality of a picture". Further, the answer talks about the "nature of the object", which is not referenced anywhere in the passage. The reading talks purely about visual representation, and does not address the nature of things. I felt like "E" was the most appropriate answer as the passage makes quite a few references to light melding / welding together and modifications of light through the atmosphere, which suggested to me that the optical nature of the world is constantly changing, hence futile to try and produce a copy given its fluidity. Every other answer seemed to have some sort of philosophical undertone.

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I'm lost on the answer for #5 & #7 as well

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The passage is easy to understand but the questions take toll. 14 min - 5 correct.

Hi GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo

Can you please share your views on Q5,Q6,Q7

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Took 12 mins, including 3 mins 30 seconds to read and got the 5th question incorrect
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The passage is easy to understand but the questions take toll. 14 min - 5 correct.

Hi GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo

Can you please share your views on Q5,Q6,Q7

Thanks in advance :)


Hey

I didnt understand question 4, can you heelp to explain it?

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devanshu92 wrote:
The passage is easy to understand but the questions take toll. 14 min - 5 correct.

Hi GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo

Can you please share your views on Q5,Q6,Q7

Thanks in advance :)


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I didnt understand question 4, can you heelp to explain it?


Hi pikolo2510,

4. According to the passage, the Impressionists believed that the atmosphere
The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on which light struck and was reflected with varying intensity to the eye through the atmosphere, which modified it. It was this process that produced the mosaic of colors that formed an Impressionist canvas.

(A) reflects light with varying intensity - atmosphere does not reflect but the surfaces do
(B) creates the illusion of color in colorless surfaces - Incorrect
(C) modifies the shapes of objects - Out of scope
(D) is the result of vibrations of light - Incorrect - the atmosphere by itself is not the result but the process of light striking a surface and reflecting with varying intensity to eye occurs through the atmosphere.
(E) affects the way we perceived color - Correct -

Answer E

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devanshu92 wrote:
The passage is easy to understand but the questions take toll. 14 min - 5 correct.

Hi GMATNinja, GMATNinjaTwo

Can you please share your views on Q5,Q6,Q7

Thanks in advance :)


Hey

I didnt understand question 4, can you heelp to explain it?


Hi pikolo2510,

Please refer to the below lines from the passage:
The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on which light struck and was reflected with varying intensity to the eye through the atmosphere, which modified it.

Looking at the options:
A - Passage does not say that atmosphere reflects light. Instead, it is reflected through the atmosphere.
B - Not relevant.
C - Impressionists paintings was not composed of separate objects as highlighted above but instead they perceived surfaces on which light struck.
D - This is mentioned in previous para which is mentioned to be a result of color
E - It means that the light reflected through atmosphere is perceived by our eyes and this reflection resulted in the way we perceive color.(Correct)

I hope it makes sense. :-)

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I'm lost on the answer for #5 & #7 as well


I will see if I can help with Q5.
passage -
Color, formerly considered a property inherent in an object, was seen to be merely the result of
vibrations of light on the object’s colorless surface.

The Impressionist world was composed not of separate objects but of many surfaces on
which light struck and was reflected with varying intensity
to the eye through the atmosphere,
which modified it. It was this process that produced the mosaic of colors that formed an
Impressionist canvas.

5. The author’s use of the term “mosaic of colors” (line 32) suggests that Impressionist paintings were characterized by

(A) discontinuous dabs of unmixed pigment

The authors holds the reasoning of "reflection of light with varying intensity " as the idea behind the Impressionist's Mosaic paintings. The highlighted portion suggests that it is the result of reflection of light ON MANY SURFACES that brings variation in the intensity of colors.
This is what the idea of Mosaic paintings of Impressionists- discontinuous dabs of unmixed pigments that acts as MANY UNEVEN surfaces to reflect light with varying intensity. This unevenness of different colors is the cause of vibrations of light on the object's colorless surface(canvas)

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