Based on the passage, with which one of the following statements would Bearden have been most likely to agree? on April 11, 2020

Why is C incorrect?

Why is C incorrect? Thanks

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AndreaK on April 11, 2020

Hi, I'm having trouble seeing this one on my end. Do you happen to have the test/section/question number? on April 12, 2020

October 2001 SEC 2 Q10

shunhe on April 13, 2020


Thanks for the question! The passage is asking us for a statement with which Bearden would have been most likely to agree. First, we can take a look at lines 39-40, which tells us that Bearden’s colors served as symbols of the psychological effects of debilitating social processes—in other words, they conveyed at least social messages. Thus, we know that technical elements (including specifically colors) can be used to convey these types of messages, and so (B) is the correct answer.

(C) tells us that a painter’s use of technical innovations should be subservient to conveying social and political messages. In other words, conveying social and political messages should take precedence and dictate what technical innovations a painter uses. We are never told this in the passage, however. Bearden was interested in both the technical innovations and the conveying of social and political messages, but the passage never explicitly states that he prioritized conveying social and political messages over technical innovations. Thus, (C) is too strong an answer, and therefore wrong.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any further questions that you might have.