QUESTION TEXT: Residents of a coastal community are resisting…
QUESTION TYPE: Principle – Strengthen
CONCLUSION: Residents want to stop a landowner from building on a landscape that had been used in a painting by a famous painter.
REASONING: The building would hurt the community’s artistic and historic heritage.
ANALYSIS: The family wants to build a house. They have a legal right to do so.
The community has an artistic interest in not having a building built. To support the argument, we need to show that this community interest somehow restricts the family’s legal right to built on their property.
- The passage isn’t talking about preserving a historic building! Instead, it’s talking about preventing a building from being built.
- This tells us the community should buy the land. That’s no good. We’re trying to support the argument that the community has a say in how the land is used even if they don’t own it.
- This principle tells us that the artist could ask the landowner not to build a building. But the artist is dead! This is no help.
- CORRECT. In this case, the community does have a historic and artistic interest in not having the new building built. So this answer suggests the family’s right to build is constrained.
- This talks about what the law should say. But the stimulus said there’s no law against building a building. So this doesn’t help the argument that the landlord still shouldn’t build a building.
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