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OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director

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OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2016, 02:03
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There is no point in combing through the director’s work for hints of ideological significance. It is unnecessary: his ideology—Marxist, anti-imperialist, aligned with the perceived interests of the powerless and the marginal—is the (i) ________ of his films. The clarity and force of that ideology are considerable, but its (ii) ________ sometimes bothers critics, who often scold the director for lacking (iii) ________.





Blank iBlank iiBlank iii
a) hidden focusd) bluntnessg) lucidity
b) chief impetuse) obscurityh) subtlety
c) murky lessonf) feeblenessi) courage




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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2016, 02:04
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The colon in the second sentence indicates that the second half of the sentence will explain the first, so Blank (i) must contain a phrase that explains why it is needless to search the director’s work for hints of ideology. “Chief impetus” does so, since it implies that the director’s ideology is so obvious that “combing through” it for hints is not needed. The other two choices are incorrect because they suggest on the contrary a need for deeper analysis to detect what is “hidden” or “murky” in the films. Blank (ii) calls for an aspect of the director’s ideology that bothers critics. The first part of the sentence mentions the considerable force and clarity of that ideology, so neither “feebleness” nor “obscurity” makes sense. “Bluntness” is therefore correct. Blank (iii) must then be a word whose lack characterizes bluntness. Since “subtlety” is the opposite of “bluntness,” it is the correct answer. Thus the correct answer is chief impetus (Choice B), bluntness (Choice D), and subtlety (Choice H).
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2020, 10:49
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Took 104 seconds , got it right though :)

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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2020, 10:51
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 05 Jul 2020, 22:17
I considered it as one of the tough questions However the first line was a give it all as it made it clear where and in which direction the sentence is moving and in addition. How can we connect iwth the flow
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2020, 05:54
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Took me 66 seconds, all correct.
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2020, 15:21
21 seconds all correct :)
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 09 Oct 2020, 03:50
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2020, 12:38
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I took 60 seconds for this question - all correct. Here is how I did it:

I think the first sentence really sets the tone here. "There is no point in combing through the director’s work for hints of ideological significance". This tells us that most of his ideas are presented clearly in his works. There is no need for scrupulous analysis. For blank 1, the only option which fits this criteria is the option "chief impetus". I then went to blank 3 since I thought it was easier to do. After blank 1, it is pretty easy to infer that critics would scold him for how clearly his ideas are presented (note that this can be a negative thing since some people appreciate hidden meanings/metaphors). Hence, we put down subtlety for blank 3. Now, going to blank 2 - this must be bluntness since, again, all his ideas are presented clearly.
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The sentence says that there is no point in trying to look for hints of ideological significance in the director's movies. This signals that they are often key focuses of his movies and are quite blatant. So we can now look for our words, the first blank is obviously 'chief impetus' since it means 'primary focus/force behind something'. Next we are told that critics are bothered by this, so it can only mean that the 'bluntness' throws them off so we choose that. Finally, critics seem to scold the director for a lack of ______. This can only be subtlety as that is what the director lacks while pushing his viewpoints. So we choose, B,D,H.
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Re: OG_VPR # 6 There is no point in combing through the director [#permalink] New post 29 Oct 2020, 00:13
There is no point in combing through the director’s work for hints of ideological significance. It (it* refers to combing through director's work) is unnecessary: (: represents the continuation of an idea or elaboration) his ideology—Marxist, anti-imperialist, aligned with the perceived interests of the powerless and the marginal—is the (i) ________ of his films. FIB: Central Theme of his films - OPTION B


The clarity and force of that ideology are considerable, but its (ii) ________ sometimes bothers critics, who often scold the director for lacking (iii) ________. This is a double possibility (do not have enough evidence to fill the blank); only thing we can say is that the words have opposite meaning. Only D and H form synonym - antonym pair.
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