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# RC-Inference Question

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RC-Inference Question [#permalink]  30 Mar 2017, 15:16
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This is the new, and twisted, conformism that Adorno speaks about, a deviation from the rules of music and the submission to the logic of industry. This new conformism results in regressive listening: Regressive listening is tied to production by the machinery of distribution, and particularly by advertising . . . nothing is left for the consciousness but to capitulate before the superior power of the advertised stuff and purchase spiritual peace by making the imposed goods literally its own thing.

It can be inferred that ‘regressive listening’
A.involves yielding to the stronger argument of the industry.
B.is a new form of conformism.
C. leads to the commercialisation of spirituality.
D. is a deviation from the rules of the industry.
E.None of the above.
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Re: RC-Inference Question [#permalink]  01 Apr 2017, 06:00
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sdhar wrote:
This is the new, and twisted, conformism that Adorno speaks about, a deviation from the rules of music and the submission to the logic of industry. This new conformism results in regressive listening: Regressive listening is tied to production by the machinery of distribution, and particularly by advertising . . . nothing is left for the consciousness but to capitulate before the superior power of the advertised stuff and purchase spiritual peace by making the imposed goods literally its own thing.

It can be inferred that ‘regressive listening’

A.involves yielding to the stronger argument of the industry.
B.is a new form of conformism.
C. leads to the commercialisation of spirituality.
D. is a deviation from the rules of the industry.
E.None of the above.

From this sentence we infer that A is the answer.
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Re: RC-Inference Question [#permalink]  06 Apr 2017, 11:17
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Why not B or D? What would be the reason to eliminate them?
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Re: RC-Inference Question [#permalink]  08 Apr 2017, 02:43
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Because C is not mentioned and B is not a new form per se but leads to regressive listening. It is a subtle nuance but you can not infer B.

Moreover when an answer repeats the same words of the prompt such as in this case new almost never is the answer. Infer means what is stated in the prompt NOT explicitly.

Hope this helps.
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Re: RC-Inference Question [#permalink]  10 Apr 2017, 09:36
It makes sense now. Thanks
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