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This book's strengths are the author's breadth of knowledge

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This book's strengths are the author's breadth of knowledge [#permalink] New post 26 Feb 2017, 09:13
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This book's strengths are the author's breadth of knowledge and the blending of ideas and findings from many disciplines, including history, the arts and the sciences. Ideas from diverse perspectives are (i) ________ to provide a historical and cross-cultural understanding. But a weakness of the book is its (ii) _________ : sometimes there are leaps from one domain to another that (iii) _______ the reader's ability to synthesize a coherent view of our current understanding of this subject.




Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) hyperbolized (D) organization (G) exaggerate
(B) interwoven (E) intensity(H) oversimplify
(C) reversed (F) uniformity(I) undercut


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B,D, and I
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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Re: This book's strengths are the author's breadth of knowledge [#permalink] New post 08 Mar 2017, 03:34
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Explanation

The tricky part of this sentence is to unlock the very first word, the others will come as consequence.

Actually, the book is quite good and exposes the argument in a bit crisscross way. As such, B in the best for the first blank. However, the book has some weakness: lacks organization and undercut the possibility for being in a consistent manner.
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Re: This book's strengths are the author's breadth of knowledge [#permalink] New post 14 Mar 2017, 11:16
But a weakness of the book is its (ii) _________ :
for this blank, we can also go with option F (uniformity) since in the very next line it states that:
"sometimes there are leaps from one domain to another"
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Re: This book's strengths are the author's breadth of knowledge [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2017, 13:00
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Hi,

sorry, but even though your reasoning may be understandable, the answer must be only one. And here only the word organization fits the bill.

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