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Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in environments that are carefully kept

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Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in environments that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe, paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand signifiant variations in humidity.
In the argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
(A) The fist is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the argument; the second is the
position taken by the argument.
(B) The fist is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the argument calls into
question.
(C) The fist is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into
question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is, in part, based.
(D) The fist is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into
question; the second is that position.
(E) The fist is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position taken by the argument.

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Mayur Goenka
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paint is the most sensitive substance in these works –judgement

museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these
paintings.-false argument

a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to
withstand signifiant variations in humidity-main conclusion

part 1 used to support part -2 which in doubt due to the main conclusion

A. first not a objection but asupport

B. first is a suppot

C. first is a support

D.correct answer check with structure

E.dirst is asupport

Correct option –d

 

answered Aug 27, 2015 by Student (93 points)
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