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New post 27 Jun 2018, 21:41
Tough passage.Easy to understand but the questions are good ones.Looking for the OE soon.
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New post 27 Jun 2018, 22:39
Hi abhimahna

Could you please explain the answer to the question#7.I am not able to get it.
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New post 28 Jun 2018, 07:49
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Took 12 mins, including 3 mins 30 seconds to read and got the 5th question incorrect


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Could you please explain Q no 6. I am not able to understand the OA
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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

oA is E but i strongly feel that the ans is C) can someone please give an explanation of E) ?


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
(B) broad, sweeping brush strokes
(C) clearly defined forms and objects
(D) subjects devoid of emotive or literary qualities
(E) the glowing reds, greens, and midnight blues of stained glass

oa is A but once again i feel that C) is the correct ans? Can someone please explain A) ?

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For 4th question, C cannot be the answer. It is not the Objects's shape which is getting modified by the atmosphere but the 'light' is modified. If you go to the second paragraph, it is mentioned that
"......atmosphere, which modifies it". Here 'it' cannot refer to Objects, coz it is in plural form. SO 'it' refers to light.
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The answer to #6 was misrecorded. It is actually E. II is answered in p1 and III is answered in p2. I is answered throughout the first two paragraphs!
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As for #7, what we know about Impressionists is that they were preoccupied with light, not with the actual objects in the picture. Paragraph 4 even tells us that they didn't care about the underlying meaning or significance of the painting. For those reasons, we can eliminate A, B, and D, which all have to do with meaning and ideas, rather than the visual nature of the picture.

That leaves us with C and E. E goes against the idea of the passage, which is that Impressionism was "a purely optic art" (p3). It's certainly possible that they knew they couldn't fully recreate what the world looked like, but there's no indication that they thought it was futile to try. C, on the other hand, says that the objects are not the point of the painting. This is emphasized heavily in p2.
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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

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 marked answer to this as A. Can someone explain this question ???
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New post 12 Jul 2018, 04:33
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3 wrong....4, 5, 6

can someone pls explain me these 3?
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New post 12 Jul 2018, 10:50
In Q6, how come the answer is not D ?
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