DISCUSSION: You should eliminate the wrong answers by finding them in the passage. If you don’t have time to do that, you need to work on skimming quickly to find information, and building a mental map of the passage.
It’s possible to be 100% certain about these questions. And you can get better at doing it quickly; it’s a learnable skill.
- Lines 38-40.
- Lines 8-11
- This is implied by lines 45-47, or 5-11. New artistic styles usually mean new techniques.
- This is the hardest answer choice. Lines 15-17 say that the artists predicted new developments in the arts. Artists make new developments in the arts, so this means they anticipated later artists.
- CORRECT. The opposing critic believes this, but the author of the passage disagrees. The author was interested in aesthetics, not prophecy.
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