DISCUSSION: For author agreement questions, the right answer will be directly in the passage. If you haven’t found a line supporting your answer, you run a strong risk of making a mistake.
- The passage never mentions other architects. (If it had, they’d have been in paragraph 3)
- This isn’t true. Gray’s architectural work was an extension of the ideas she got from lacquer (see line 46). She had no radical change.
- CORRECT. This was a hard answer. I was looking through paragraph 3 to justify it, but it’s line 1 which proves this answer right: Gray was best known for her lacquer, not her architecture.
- This same old trap answer. The passage never says Gray was controversial! The passage has not a single word of criticism against Gray from any artist.
- I found this answer very tempting. Gray’s lacquer work was in the traditional Japanese style, whereas her architectural work clearly wasn’t (Traditional Japanese style uses no metal, for example.)
But, she might have been influenced by an asian art style in her architecture. Actually, it sounds like her architecture was influenced by lacquer, which is an established Asian art. (See lines 21-23, and 32, and lines 40-41, and line 46).
So this answer may well contradict the passage.
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