The Frauenkirche in Dresden, a historic church destroyed by bombing in World War II, has been reconstructed to serve ...

Brennen on September 19, 2019

Why would D be an unacceptable answer?

Assuming that the organ had been modified several times before it was destroyed during WWII, would that not give cause for continuing this pattern into the present, providing justification for modifying the organ to meet modern standards?

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on September 19, 2019

Hello @Brennan,

The passage tells us that a priority of the reconstruction was to return the church to its original form.

The author then presents us with a question: If the goal was to maintain the original form, why did the foundation build a modern organ, even though they had the means to rebuild the original organ?

We need an answer choice that resolves this question.

You asked why D is incorrect. To put it simply, a modified old organ is not the same as a modern organ. Maybe they could modify it to meet modern needs, or maybe they couldn't. You are making inferences about the modification process that are not supported by the passage.

Answer choice A is correct, because it provides a clear answer to the question posed by the author. Why didn't they rebuild the old organ? Because it wouldn't work for the modern church services.