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Vain and prone to violence, Caravaggio could not handle succ

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Vain and prone to violence, Caravaggio could not handle succ [#permalink]  30 May 2014, 03:13
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Vain and prone to violence, Caravaggio could not handle success: the more his (i)__________ as an artist increased, the more (ii)__________ his life became.

 Blank (i) Blank (ii) (A) temperance (D) tumultuous (B) notoriety (E) providential (C) eminence (F) dispassionate

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C and D

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Re: Text Completion Question #2 [#permalink]  30 May 2014, 03:13
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Explanation

In this sentence, what follows the colon must explain or spell out what precedes it. So, roughly, what the second part must say is that as Caravaggio became more successful, his life got more out of control. When one looks for words to fill the blanks, it becomes clear that "tumultuous" is the best fit for blank (ii), since neither of the other choices suggests being out of control. And for blank (i), the best choice is "eminence," since to increase in eminence is a consequence of becoming more successful. It is true that Caravaggio might also increase in notoriety, but an increase in notoriety as an artist is not as clear a sign of success as an increase in eminence.

Thus the correct answer is Choice C (eminence) and Choice D (tumultuous).
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Re: Text Completion Question #2 [#permalink]  19 Jun 2014, 08:39
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Re: Text Completion Question #2 [#permalink]  21 Jun 2014, 23:24
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Re: Text Completion Question #2 [#permalink]  07 Jul 2014, 04:12
C & D
fill-in for the 2nd blank is quite evident - related to Caravaggio's life becoming a wreck / or a negative word (as "dispassionate" implies calmness).
for the 1st blank - the word must have reference to "success", hence eminence is the right option.
Re: Text Completion Question #2   [#permalink] 07 Jul 2014, 04:12
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