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Mozart was overwhelmed by wor(for patrons and so on). As such, the previous work and for which he had care, was freeze. I.E. it was in sort of limbo

That is the meaning of tabled.

Hope is more clear to you now.

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i need some help with Q3 pls. why option B is incorrect?
a tragic ending allowed him to to be consistent with the conventions of the opera prevalent during his time as " Don Giovanni falls more under the rubric of opera serie" and, thus, require more serious -tragic" - ending.
am i missing anything?
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Difficult question. However, in the third paragraph we do have

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While such a view is not entirely without merit— Mozart ultimately aimed to impart some lesson for his incorrigible Lothario— it still leaves the question unanswered as to why there are two endings, and what exactly Mozart aimed to communicate that could not be housed in a traditional ending.


The tragic end was not typical at the time. Mozart instead was able to do both: a tragic end that appeared NOT tragic and therefore being consistent with that was the tradition.

Very tricky.

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plz provide proper explaination for Q2, sometime brain understand the essence of question and option....
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plz provide proper explaination for Q2, sometime brain understand the essence of question and option....


When nothing works and the passage is too convoluted, I suggest to focus on the question itself, to try to carve out some useful hint.

Thi question is really too hard for the GRE. Moreover, it is based on a double negative which indeed is positive

The author of the passage would take exception to all of the following statements regarding Libard’s response to the existence of dual endings to Don Giovanni EXCEPT


“Take exception” means “to disagree with.” Because this is an except question, the answer is something with which the author would either agree or not clearly disagree.

The author would agree with (A) because Libard offers two explanations to the questions posed by the author. The author considers one explanation reasonable and the other lacking. Therefore, the author would agree that Libard’s explanations aren’t “uniform in their usefulness.”

The way in which the question above is formulated IS NOT the way the GRE works. Usually, they do not play with such intricacies. The only way, or at least that way I do know, is: is mentioned or NOT in the passage.

Basically, you have 4 questions that are clearly stated and ONE not stated.

I have a reservation with such question by third party companies. Maybe that is me :) though
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Shouldn't question 3 be A and B? In the last paragraph, the author mentions "Mozart BALKED at including a traditional ending, feeling that it was incongruous with the serious tone of most of the opera". This suggest that the TRADITIONAL ending was INCONGRUOUS with most opera so Mozart was hesitant about including it. Can't we infer from this that if this is the case then the TRAGIC ending WOULD be CONGRUOUS with most opera hence the "consistent with the conventions of the opera" mentioned in option B?
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what does the author mean with the phrase " trading the sensible for the pat" ?
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what does the author mean with the phrase " trading the sensible for the pat" ?



Fine, but then what of the tragic ending? Libard— trading the sensible for the pat— offers little more than that such an ending reflects the political climate of the day.

The tragic ending provokes a bad feeling or something unpleasant. Libard tries to exchange this in a gentle touch, saying that is the reflection - the tragic end - of the political climate of the day or I:E. of the historic period in which the tragedy is cast.

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what does the author mean with the phrase " trading the sensible for the pat" ?



Fine, but then what of the tragic ending? Libard— trading the sensible for the pat— offers little more than that such an ending reflects the political climate of the day.

The tragic ending provokes a bad feeling or something unpleasant. Libard tries to exchange this in a gentle touch, saying that is the reflection - the tragic end - of the political climate of the day or I:E. of the historic period in which the tragedy is cast.

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what does the author mean with the phrase " trading the sensible for the pat" ?



Fine, but then what of the tragic ending? Libard— trading the sensible for the pat— offers little more than that such an ending reflects the political climate of the day.

The tragic ending provokes a bad feeling or something unpleasant. Libard tries to exchange this in a gentle touch, saying that is the reflection - the tragic end - of the political climate of the day or I:E. of the historic period in which the tragedy is cast.

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plz provide proper explaination for Q2, sometime brain understand the essence of question and option....


When nothing works and the passage is too convoluted, I suggest to focus on the question itself, to try to carve out some useful hint.

Thi question is really too hard for the GRE. Moreover, it is based on a double negative which indeed is positive

The author of the passage would take exception to all of the following statements regarding Libard’s response to the existence of dual endings to Don Giovanni EXCEPT


“Take exception” means “to disagree with.” Because this is an except question, the answer is something with which the author would either agree or not clearly disagree.

The author would agree with (A) because Libard offers two explanations to the questions posed by the author. The author considers one explanation reasonable and the other lacking. Therefore, the author would agree that Libard’s explanations aren’t “uniform in their usefulness.”

The way in which the question above is formulated IS NOT the way the GRE works. Usually, they do not play with such intricacies. The only way, or at least that way I do know, is: is mentioned or NOT in the passage.

Basically, you have 4 questions that are clearly stated and ONE not stated.

I have a reservation with such question by third party companies. Maybe that is me :) though


Why not option B ? He gives the reasons for both- Traditional and Tragic. A is not convincing because nowhere I see anything about uniformity and usefulness. Can you help me in correcting my understanding ?
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