Question of the Day

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Sep
17
2014
15,210 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
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Correct 5,717
Incorrect 9,493
37% correct

Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

Professor Chen believes that the universal character of art refutes the prevailing notion that art is a ------- of civilization, a cultural frill, a social veneer.

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Hint

The three parallel phrases separated by commas at the end of the sentence suggest that the word filling the blank will be close in meaning to inessential or superficial.

Question of the Day

Can you answer today's question?

Register Next Tests:
10/11 , 11/8

Sep
17
2014
15,210 responses
Question of the Day Statistics
Number Answered
Correct 5,717
Incorrect 9,493
37% correct

Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

Professor Chen believes that the universal character of art refutes the prevailing notion that art is a ------- of civilization, a cultural frill, a social veneer.

Answer Choices

Answer

Only “luxury,” which can describe something that is inessential but conducive to pleasure, is similar to the words “frill” and “veneer.”