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3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right
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3/4/2013 3:54:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right

It's either B or E. The others are all irrelevant. I'd say B.
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3/4/2013 3:58:09 PM
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At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right

A. It's the only one that makes sense.
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3/4/2013 3:58:54 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 3:54:18 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right

It's either B or E. The others are all irrelevant. I'd say B.

"seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored." puts me off those.
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3/4/2013 3:58:55 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 3:54:18 PM, Maikuru wrote:
At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right

It's either B or E. The others are all irrelevant. I'd say B.

Why?
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3/4/2013 3:59:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 3:58:09 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right

A. It's the only one that makes sense.

Why?
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3/4/2013 4:01:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 3/4/2013 3:59:17 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 3/4/2013 3:58:09 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right

A. It's the only one that makes sense.

Why?

Because all the others are either irrelevant or not in line with the passage. Also, he doesn't care about the fact that he's in Egypt, so A would fit.
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3/4/2013 4:02:04 PM
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He seems to be doing that to seem "cool" in a way if that makes sense.
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3/4/2013 4:02:43 PM
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It's A, senor Flaubert was acting in an affected, or "feigned"manner towards having his picture taken. Essentially he was acting with affected indifference. "Putting on airs" if you will, trying to act cool lol.
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3/4/2013 4:03:42 PM
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At 3/4/2013 4:02:04 PM, bossyburrito wrote:
He seems to be doing that to seem "cool" in a way if that makes sense.

^^this, it makes sense once you understand what an "affected manner" is
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3/4/2013 4:06:11 PM
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You got the question correct, Bossyburito. The answer's A.

Though I interpreted "affected" as meaning emotionally moved or stimulated in a way, and since he was bored, A was the first thing I crossed off. I ended up putting C since he was under the shade.
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3/4/2013 4:06:52 PM
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At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right

I would say A. Affected manner (unless I am getting something wrong) means to put on an act, correct? If so, a 19th century author probably wouldn't be dressed in such apparel -- and since it mentions "conjur up" it seems to be related to some look or action. So I would say A, he is putting on an alternate personality.

But I don't really know.
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3/4/2013 4:09:08 PM
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At 3/4/2013 4:06:52 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

Post your answer (and please explain why you picked it). I'll tell you if you got it right

I would say A. Affected manner (unless I am getting something wrong) means to put on an act, correct? If so, a 19th century author probably wouldn't be dressed in such apparel -- and since it mentions "conjur up" it seems to be related to some look or action. So I would say A, he is putting on an alternate personality.

But I don't really know.

Looking at Ike's post my 'why' was off.
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3/4/2013 4:25:27 PM
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F is the only logical answer.
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3/4/2013 10:57:48 PM
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At 3/4/2013 3:49:51 PM, 000ike wrote:
Among the side benefits of the museum's exhibition of early photographs of Egypt is that it can inspire you to read the travel classic Flaubert in Egypt. Looking at the photographs from the 1850's after reading the book, you should be able to conjure up the French author just outside the picture frame. There is Flaubert in his long white shirt, his shaved head topped by a red tarboosh, settled into the cool shade of an ancient temple, reading poetry, and seeming oh-so-exquisitely bored.

Question: The characterization of Flaubert in the last sentence chiefly serves to suggest that:

A) Flaubert had an affected manner.

Yes, the sentence seems to say so. "Exquisitely bored" is certainly a description of character which seems to be affected by his surroundings; the cool shade and ancient temple.

B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.

It says he's reading poetry, not writing anything.

C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.

That would be a strange use for the passage.

D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.

Even stranger.

E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert.

I doubt that was what the sentence meant to imply. It exhibited more a mood than anything.

I'll go with A.

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3/5/2013 7:07:52 PM
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A is the only one that works.
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3/6/2013 1:51:26 AM
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GAIZ I TOTALLY KNOW THE ANSWER!!!!

IT'S A!!!

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3/6/2013 9:10:12 AM
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One thing that I love The Hunger Games for is teaching everyone what the word 'affected' means in the first few pages (describing Effie's accent). Thanks to that book sending many a youngster running to a dictionary (or their older brother, in my sister's case), many more young people will get this question correct.
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3/6/2013 9:13:04 AM
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At 3/6/2013 9:10:12 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
One thing that I love The Hunger Games for is teaching everyone what the word 'affected' means in the first few pages (describing Effie's accent). Thanks to that book sending many a youngster running to a dictionary (or their older brother, in my sister's case), many more young people will get this question correct.

Lol, many more people getting it right won't help... the SAT is percentile based :)
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3/6/2013 9:29:32 AM
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At 3/6/2013 9:13:04 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 3/6/2013 9:10:12 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
One thing that I love The Hunger Games for is teaching everyone what the word 'affected' means in the first few pages (describing Effie's accent). Thanks to that book sending many a youngster running to a dictionary (or their older brother, in my sister's case), many more young people will get this question correct.

Lol, many more people getting it right won't help... the SAT is percentile based :)

I don't care about there scores, I care about their vocabulary.
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3/6/2013 9:29:54 AM
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At 3/6/2013 9:29:32 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
At 3/6/2013 9:13:04 AM, dylancatlow wrote:
At 3/6/2013 9:10:12 AM, Skepsikyma wrote:
One thing that I love The Hunger Games for is teaching everyone what the word 'affected' means in the first few pages (describing Effie's accent). Thanks to that book sending many a youngster running to a dictionary (or their older brother, in my sister's case), many more young people will get this question correct.

Lol, many more people getting it right won't help... the SAT is percentile based :)

I don't care about their scores, I care about their vocabulary.

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"The Collectivist experiment is thoroughly suited (in appearance at least) to the Capitalist society which it proposes to replace. It works with the existing machinery of Capitalism, talks and thinks in the existing terms of Capitalism, appeals to just those appetites which Capitalism has aroused, and ridicules as fantastic and unheard-of just those things in society the memory of which Capitalism has killed among men wherever the blight of it has spread."
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3/6/2013 9:50:45 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
The strategy to use for SAT and other multiple choice questions is to eliminate wrong answers. If you have successfully eliminated even one wrong answer, the odds will then be in your favor that a guess will improve your score. Pure chance guessing gives 20% correct answers, while eliminating one wrong choice raises that to 25%, and so forth. Standard official test advice is no to guess, but that really means "don't guess unless to can eliminate at least one choice."

The posts here showed how alternatives could be eliminated one-by-one.

So long as you are getting above pure chance it pays to answer all the questions, so don't run out of time because you are stuck pondering final choices.

The questions that always got me as being ambiguous were the "pick the next one in the series" type. If you are good at seeing patterns, you'll see multiple ways that fit a sequence.
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3/6/2013 10:29:06 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
yeah, I think it's A...

Firstly.. b/c none of the others fit whatsoever...
B) Egypt inspired Flaubert to write.
doesn't fit the description.. and it wasn't implied in any way.

C) Flaubert found the Egyptian climate oppressive.
not suggested in the least.

D) Flaubert was timid about posing for photographs.
umm... again, not suggested

E) Egypt's culture was of great interest to Flaubert
He wrote a travel book about it, but the last sentence Definitely didn't suggest that.

I didn't know what was meant by an "affected manner" but, having now looked it up, it fits.

2.Artificial, pretentious, and designed to impress: "the gesture appeared both affected and stagy".

he's a snob!
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