Which one of the following describes a preference that is most analogous to the preference mentioned in the first par...

Phung Ha on April 9, 2020

Answer A

Why not A?

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Victoria on April 9, 2020

Hi @HannahNg,

The preference mentioned in the passage is that, when listening to music, we prefer some sort of coherence which connects the various sounds and makes them comprehensible.

This is analogous to (B) which says that many people prefer movies with plots that are clear and easier to follow (in other words, movies that are coherent and comprehensible).

Both the passage and (B) claim that many people prefer clear and connected music/movies to confusing, complex, and/or disorganized ones.

Answer choice (A) is incorrect because it is not comparing the sound of an electric fan or white noise to a different type of noise. This answer choice is not claiming, for example, that people prefer to fall asleep to an electric fan as opposed to white noises with more complex rhythms.

Hope this is helpful! Please let us know if you have any further questions.