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OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as

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Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ asset because if there is no (ii) _________ to interest the public—no stage or screen triumphs, no interesting books, no heroic exploits—people quickly become bored.




Blank iBlank ii
a) a fleetingd) competing attraction
b) an incomparablee) continuity of exposure
c) an untappedf) real achievement




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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2016, 02:44
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The sentence says that people quickly become bored with those who achieve sudden fame in the absence of the condition named by Blank (ii), implying that instant celebrity often does not last long; among the answer choices for Blank (i) only “a fleeting” matches this meaning, so it is correct. The answer to Blank (ii) must be an umbrella term for things listed in the second part of the sentence as
defeaters of boredom: “screen triumphs,” “interesting books,” “heroic exploits.” The answer choice that best matches this meaning is “real achievement,” so it is correct. “Competing attraction” also seems a plausible choice for Blank (ii), but it is incorrect because the sentence does not mention competition between attractions. Thus the correct answer is a fleeting (Choice A) and real achievement (Choice F).
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