DISCUSSION: On most strongly supported questions, you will literally be able to find the answer in the passage. Make sure you know how to find things quickly, this allows you to confirm questions like this.
- This answer contradicts the passage. Line 1 says Gray was best known for her lacquer work, only.
- Unclear. It sounds like Gray may have personally constructed some lacquer works, but that doesn’t mean she personally built, say, her tubular steel furniture (she may only have designed them). Steel work and wood work are different skills, and Gray may not have been a master of everything. Even if she had, it’s common for eminent artists to have assistants create some of their designs once they grow too busy to make everything themselves.
In any case, the passage never addressed this one way or another.
- This isn’t mentioned! Art Nouveau was in style, but:
1. Maybe it used wood sometimes
2. That doesn’t mean people scorned anything which wasn’t Art Nouveau. Lacquer furniture has been popular for a long time!
- This isn’t supported. We know some of Gray’s lacquer work was in private apartments, but she may also have made pieces for public exposition.
- CORRECT. Lines 51-56 show an example of this. The table was made to look good in either location, and also clearly was functional in that you could have it in or out. And the furniture described in lines 37-39 had a clear visual aesthetic but also met the needs of the occupants.
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