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OG_VPR # 3 In a recent history of the Renaissance, by showin

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In a recent history of the Renaissance, by showing how the artistic efflorescence of that era was (i) _________ linked to its commercial vitality, Jardine demonstrated that the spirit of acquisitiveness may be (ii) _________ that of cultural creativity.




Blank iBlank ii
a) questionablyd) threatened by
b) intimatelye) inseparable from
c) skepticallyf) comparable to




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Re: OG_VPR # 3 In a recent history of the Renaissance, by showin [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2016, 03:01
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The sentence talks about Jardine’s demonstrating a certain general relation between two social phenomena (“spirit of acquisitiveness” and “cultural creativity”) by showing that this relation was held between two particular historical instances of these phenomena (“commercial vitality” and “artistic efflorescence” of the
Renaissance). Therefore, the phrase “(i) _________ linked to” and the answer to Blank (ii) must be identical or very similar in meaning. The only answer choices that are related in this way are “intimately” and “inseparable from”: if two things are “intimately linked,” then they are very plausibly “inseparable from” each other. Thus the correct answer is intimately (Choice B) and inseparable from (Choice
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Re: OG_VPR # 3 In a recent history of the Renaissance, by showin [#permalink] New post 12 May 2020, 05:27
Although I got the answer correct.....but the meaning of the sentence is not very clear to me.....

Can someone help.

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Re: OG_VPR # 3 In a recent history of the Renaissance, by showin [#permalink] New post 12 May 2020, 05:58
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Dear Sir,

the explanation above is not taken from the book. I thought was clear and very well explained . However, I will try to outline once again :)

In a recent history of the Renaissance,

Maybe in a new interpretation of that era. Maybe new documents. Whatever it is we do have an introduction which I think is pretty straight


by showing how the artistic efflorescence of that era was (i) _________ linked to its commercial vitality,

the buzz of that period had the result of commercial vitality. The Medici family commissioned and put tons of money at the time to recruit the best artists, among those Leonardo da Vince. Turns out, commerce brings in money, and money is invested in magnificent pieces of art.

Jardine demonstrated that the spirit of acquisitiveness may be (ii) _________ that of cultural creativity.

That spirit was indistinguishable. There were intimacy and continuous interplay between the two.


Hope now is more clear
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Re: OG_VPR # 3 In a recent history of the Renaissance, by showin [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2020, 03:35
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Dear Sir,

the explanation above is not taken from the book. I thought was clear and very well explained . However, I will try to outline once again :)

In a recent history of the Renaissance,

Maybe in a new interpretation of that era. Maybe new documents. Whatever it is we do have an introduction which I think is pretty straight


by showing how the artistic efflorescence of that era was (i) _________ linked to its commercial vitality,

the buzz of that period had the result of commercial vitality. The Medici family commissioned and put tons of money at the time to recruit the best artists, among those Leonardo da Vince. Turns out, commerce brings in money, and money is invested in magnificent pieces of art.

Jardine demonstrated that the spirit of acquisitiveness may be (ii) _________ that of cultural creativity.

That spirit was indistinguishable. There were intimacy and continuous interplay between the two.


Hope now is more clear


Without outside knowledge, the two blanks could also refer that the two phenomena are completely separate or not linked to each other. For the 2nd blank, since there is no option for "separate", "isolated" or "independent", we have to assume the relation is "intimately linked" and not "distinctly isolated".

My doubt is, if there was an alternative in the 2nd blank suggesting the "isolation" part, which of the 2 pairs of blanks should we choose? Nothing else in the sentence seems to give any more clues about the nature of the relation between cultural creativity and commercial vitality.

Pair 1: Intimately, inseperable from
Possible Pair 2: (Not linked), Independent
Re: OG_VPR # 3 In a recent history of the Renaissance, by showin   [#permalink] 04 Jun 2020, 03:35
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