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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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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).
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Re: OG_VPR # 4 Instant celebrity is often (i) _________ as [#permalink] New post 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] New post 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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