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PrepTest 73, Passage 2, Question 9

The content provides a detailed strategy for tackling purpose of detail questions on the GRE, using a specific question about the author's mention of props in a passage as an example.
  • Identifies the type of question as a purpose of a detail question, focusing on why the author mentions specific props in the passage.
  • Emphasizes the importance of understanding the author's overall agenda and distinguishing between artistic and amateur aspects as mentioned in the passage.
  • Guides on predicting the function of argument pieces by closely reading and analyzing the text.
  • Explains the process of elimination in choosing the correct answer by comparing it against the passage's context and the author's intent.
  • Highlights the necessity of aligning the chosen answer with the passage's overall tone and the author's positive appraisal of the subject.
Understanding Purpose of Detail Questions
Analyzing the Passage for Clues
Predicting the Function of Argument Pieces
Choosing the Correct Answer