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

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OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink]  03 Oct 2016, 02:42
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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 i Blank ii a) a fleeting d) competing attraction b) an incomparable e) continuity of exposure c) an untapped f) real achievement

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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink]  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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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink]  07 Jun 2020, 01:56
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Explanation

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).

Would people really care about whether an achievement is real? They just need something to be attracted to, so that they don't lose attention or interest. If we ignore the "competing" part of the word, and it was simply "attraction" or perhaps "incentive", would that be a better choice?

I am finding it hard to use "real achievement" because it's not mentioned whether the people actually care about the "real achievements", they just want something to keep their interest going.
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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink]  02 Jul 2020, 12:54
I have the exact same question as yours . As a matter of fact the list enumertes the things of exposure and could that be a right answer too .

real achievement I don't know

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Carcass wrote:
Explanation

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).

Would people really care about whether an achievement is real? They just need something to be attracted to, so that they don't lose attention or interest. If we ignore the "competing" part of the word, and it was simply "attraction" or perhaps "incentive", would that be a better choice?

I am finding it hard to use "real achievement" because it's not mentioned whether the people actually care about the "real achievements", they just want something to keep their interest going.

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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink]  26 Oct 2020, 03:25
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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.

It is easier to attack the second blank first as we have plenty of information in the neighborhood of that blank.

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.

The things that will interest the public is given in between the hyphens - stage or screen triumphs, interesting books, heroic exploits. It is worthwhile to note that two of the three items talk about victory (screen triumphs and heroic exploits). Hence I will complete the sentence in the following way -

because if there is no (ii) victory to interest the public—no stage or screen triumphs, no interesting books, no heroic exploits—people quickly become bored.

The word from the choice list closest to victory is real achievement.

Now let us get to the first blank.

Since we know that the people quickly become bored, we can say that instant celebrity is often a fleeting asset.

(fleeting = transient = lasting for a very short period of time)
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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink]  02 Nov 2020, 18:12
In blank ii, why is it not "continuity of exposure" (E)? Since other parts of the sentence talks about different time periods "instant celebrity", "fleeting asset", "quickly bored" wouldn't another phrase corresponding to another period of time make more sense?
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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink]  03 Nov 2020, 11:44
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In blank ii, why is it not "continuity of exposure" (E)? Since other parts of the sentence talks about different time periods "instant celebrity", "fleeting asset", "quickly bored" wouldn't another phrase corresponding to another period of time make more sense?

No.

The meaning of the sentence is NOT to set a sort of time frame BUT if a celebrity does not have a STRONG presence which means his/her success is NOT based on a wave or momentum but is a solid one - to make you an example: think about Stephen King which throughout his entire career released always success books - the public gat bored.

So for blank (ii) is real achievement and not continuity of exposure

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