i would say the answer is E, but i'm definetley curious which is the correct answer... it's really confusing
One reason why European music has had such a strong influence throughout the world, and why it is a sophisticated achievement, is that over time the original function of the music—whether ritual, dance, or worship—gradually became an aspect of its style, not its defining force. Dance music could stand independent of dance, for example, and sacred music independent of religious worship, because each composition has so much internal coherence that the music ultimately depends on nothing but itself.
The claims made above are compatible with each of the following EXCEPT:
(A) African music has had a more powerful impact on the world than European music has had.
(B) European military and economic expansionism partially explains the global influence of European music.
(C) The original functions of many types of Chinese music are no longer their defining forces.
(D) Music that is unintelligible when it is presented independently of its original function tends to be the most sophisticated music.
(E) Some works of art lose their appeal when they are presented to serve a function other than their original one.
Something seems to be terribly wrong with the question: 'The claims made above are compatible with each of the following EXCEPT'
I think it should have been the other way around. Then I would GUESS on E.
Last edited by Rachita7; 05-03-2006 at 08:08 PM.
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I think D is fairly clear and correct.
All we need to do is look for a option which says that music without its originality cannot be good or sofisticated. Nothing much can be said about A and B. C and E are saying the originality makes music good.
D says that even the unintelligible music can be sofisticated without its originality.- correct
A,B,C are not at all incompatible with the position of the argument.
between D and E
E says some of the arts, those some may or may not include music we are talking about.
D ,saying the music is unintelligible, is incompatible with the premise on which our position is based: ' the music is so coherent that's why it can stand independent'
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