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Critical Reasoning: Inference Questions

Which of the following best completes the passage below?

A new modern dance production has recently been taken to the stage of a major theatre. The production's choreographer claims that almost none of the concepts, movements, or story lines are original, but are instead all directly inspired from the works of others. However, critics have already granted the production much acclaim stating that it is like nothing they've ever seen. This information clearly shows how __________.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice goes too far beyond the premises. The actual dancers are not mentioned anywhere in the argument so we cannot infer something based on their talent.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice goes too far beyond the premises. There is nothing in the argument to suggest that the original works were necessarily unknown. In order to infer this we would have to assume that only previously unseen elements would impress the critics, and that the composition itself has no bearing on critical review.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice contradicts the information presented in the argument and cannot, therefore, complete it. The choreographer removed ideas from their context yet created something successful.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice contradicts the data given to us in the argument and cannot, therefore, complete it. The choreographer based the ideas in the production on those that had been used, but still managed to create something that was regarded as original.

Exactly!

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This answer choice correctly sums up the position supported by the premises and therefore logically completes the argument. The choreographer took ideas from different works and created something completely different which was perceived by critics to be quite unique and original.

good choreography must be combined with a talented and determined cast of dancers in order to create a successful dance production
the smaller individual components of certain entities can be detached and then rearranged to form a completely new creation
the choreographer utilized ideas belonging to unknown creations previously formulated by others
an idea that is removed from its original context and used in another is sure to lose the very essence of its charm
one should always strive for complete originality while refraining from basing ideas on those that have already been used