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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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90 seconds on average for 3 blanks.

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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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