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June 2007, Passage 2, Question 12

The content focuses on dissecting an inference question related to authors' agreement on musical capacity in humans, highlighting the analytical process to deduce the correct answer.
  • The question seeks to identify a point of agreement between two authors regarding musical capacity in humans.
  • Answer choice (C), suggesting musical ability is at least partially a result of evolutionary increases in brain size, is identified as the point of agreement.
  • The analysis involves a detailed examination of each answer choice, ruling out options based on specific mentions or omissions by the authors in their respective passages.
  • The correct answer is supported by both authors' acknowledgment of the relationship between brain size evolution and musical capacity.
  • Other answer choices are systematically eliminated due to lack of evidence or explicit mention in one or both passages.
Introduction to Inference Question
Analyzing Answer Choices
Identifying the Correct Answer