DISCUSSION: Gray’s work in lacquer taught her to take a holistic view of things: that the back was as important as the front, the inside as important as the outside, etc.
She carried this over to architecture, caring about both the outer structure and also the inner details of things like furniture.
- This is true in the passage, line 32 mentions lacquered bricks. But “ooh, I can lacquer bricks” is hardly a guiding principle. It’s more of a one off discovery. Gray’s work was wide ranging and extended beyond lacquer.
- CORRECT. This matches; see the analysis above. Lines 40-44 provide direct textual support for this idea.
- Rubbish. This would mean, for example, that lacquer was a good technique to use on the structural areas of a house. The passage doesn’t mention anything like that.
- No part of Gray’s work was “gracefully ornate”. Her work was simple. (Line 17). Ornate means elaborate and highly decorated.
- What a silly statement. This principle is about allowing someone to detect what’s inside a building by looking at the outside. To be the right answer, Gray would have to “use this principle in her work”. But, why would she? She is the builder! So, obviously she already knows what is inside the building. She doesn’t this principle to help her detect the interiors.
Perhaps this answer means to say that Gray designed her buildings in order to give other people clues. But, if so, there’s no evidence of that in the passage; it’s never mentioned.
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