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It is (i)_________ that so many portrait paintings hang in a

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It is (i)_________ that so many portrait paintings hang in art museums, since the subject matter seems to dictate a status closer to pictures in the family photo graph album than to high art. But perhaps it is the artistic skill with which the portraits are painted that (ii)_________ their presence in art museums.




Blank (i)Blank (ii)
surprisingchallenges
understandablejustifies
irrelevantchanges


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In the part following “since,” the first sentence of the paragraph suggests that the subject matter of portraits might not seem to fit with the idea of “high art.” So the suggestion is that the presence of portrait paintings in art museums is in that sense odd or unfitting. Of the choices available for Blank (i), “surprising” is the one that expresses this sense. The second sentence, in contrast to the first, offers a point in favor of portraits
— “artistic skill.” So the second sentence is offering a reason why portraits should be in art museums. Of the choices for Blank (ii), “justifies” is the one that completes that thought.
Thus the correct answer is surprising (Choice A) and justifies (Choice E).
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Re: It is (i)_________ that so many portrait paintings hang in a [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2019, 06:31
why the answer is not irrelevant? because it is the portray is closer to family. I mean the classification is indifferent
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Re: It is (i)_________ that so many portrait paintings hang in a [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2019, 15:54
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Asmakan wrote:
why the answer is not irrelevant? because it is the portray is closer to family. I mean the classification is indifferent


The author of the sentence is wondering why so many painting are into the galleries of art nonetheless they are more than a photo and NOT a real piece of art.

In other words, he / she is sarcastic in somehow.

It is (i)_________ that so many portrait paintings hang in art museums, since the subject matter seems to dictate a status closer to pictures in the family photograph album than to high art.


A is the answer for the first blank

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