[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /viewtopic.php on line 1524: Undefined array key "topic_tags_visibility"
[phpBB Debug] PHP Notice: in file /viewtopic.php on line 1525: Undefined array key "timer_statistics_visibility"
In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons : Reading Comprehension

Last visit was: 20 Jul 2024, 09:48 It is currently 20 Jul 2024, 09:48

Close

GRE Prep Club Daily Prep

Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track
Your Progress

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GRE score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Not interested in getting valuable practice questions and articles delivered to your email? No problem, unsubscribe here.

Close

Request Expert Reply

Confirm Cancel
SORT BY:
Date
Verbal Expert
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 29127
Own Kudos [?]: 34165 [5]
Given Kudos: 25521
Send PM
avatar
Intern
Intern
Joined: 02 Sep 2018
Posts: 8
Own Kudos [?]: 7 [2]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
avatar
Intern
Intern
Joined: 14 Jun 2018
Posts: 23
Own Kudos [?]: 10 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
Verbal Expert
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 29127
Own Kudos [?]: 34165 [1]
Given Kudos: 25521
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
1
Expert Reply
Q4)

To be honest, I would choose exactly the same phrase as you did. Moreover, I never see an official question in which you have to select a sentence from the passage so long. Usually, it is shortest. I do think the OA is becsue the phrase you cited is indeed NOT a factual evidence but rather examples to support the phrase give as official answer

Q5)

OE
Quote:
The first paragraph indicates that Farnsworth was the technical inventor of television. That paragraph also says that Farnsworth's contributions have gone relatively unnoticed since it was Sarnoff who put televisions into living rooms.


Even here the OA is debatable. The only possible explanation is that Sarnoff is the reference in the phrase above

those who popularized the medium. Who=Sarnoff. Quite blurry, even though.

This is a good example how official Material is the north star for the test. period.

Hope this helps.

Regards
avatar
Intern
Intern
Joined: 26 Feb 2020
Posts: 9
Own Kudos [?]: 14 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
Can i get help for question 2? The second paragraph has not mention of how content was viewed.
avatar
Manager
Manager
Joined: 05 Oct 2019
Posts: 100
Own Kudos [?]: 205 [4]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
4
It can be inferred from the second paragraph of the passage that
=> Its an inference question, so lets look at each option

(A) television shows produced by David Sarnoff and Vladimir Zworykin tended to earn negative reviews
- out of scope: nowhere is this mentioned

(B) educational programs cannot draw as large an audience as sports programs
- out of scope: nowhere is this mentioned

(C) a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content
- In second paragraph, we have reactions from critics - -ve & +ve reaction
-ve reaction: Some critics argue that Sarnoff's construct has damaged programming content.
+ve reaction: Others contend that it merely created a democratic platform allowing audiences to choose the programming they desire.
This seems decent enough, but lets keep it and look at other options

(D) educational programs that are aired in prime time, the hours during which the greatest number of viewers are watching television, are less likely to earn a profit than those that are aired during the daytime hours
=> again out of scope: nowhere is this mentioned

(E) in matters of programming, the audience's preferences should be more influential than those of the advertisers
=> again out of scope: neither audience preference nor comparison with advertisers is mentioned in the passage.

So even with POE (in this case incorrect options were clearly different) we arrive at the same result. Hope it makes sense, else let me know.
avatar
Intern
Intern
Joined: 26 Feb 2020
Posts: 9
Own Kudos [?]: 14 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
1
luffy wrote:
It can be inferred from the second paragraph of the passage that
=> Its an inference question, so lets look at each option

(A) television shows produced by David Sarnoff and Vladimir Zworykin tended to earn negative reviews
- out of scope: nowhere is this mentioned

(B) educational programs cannot draw as large an audience as sports programs
- out of scope: nowhere is this mentioned

(C) a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content
- In second paragraph, we have reactions from critics - -ve & +ve reaction
-ve reaction: Some critics argue that Sarnoff's construct has damaged programming content.
+ve reaction: Others contend that it merely created a democratic platform allowing audiences to choose the programming they desire.
This seems decent enough, but lets keep it and look at other options

(D) educational programs that are aired in prime time, the hours during which the greatest number of viewers are watching television, are less likely to earn a profit than those that are aired during the daytime hours
=> again out of scope: nowhere is this mentioned

(E) in matters of programming, the audience's preferences should be more influential than those of the advertisers
=> again out of scope: neither audience preference nor comparison with advertisers is mentioned in the passage.

So even with POE (in this case incorrect options were clearly different) we arrive at the same result. Hope it makes sense, else let me know.


Thanks, that was a really good explanation.
Intern
Intern
Joined: 03 Sep 2020
Posts: 23
Own Kudos [?]: 5 [0]
Given Kudos: 13
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
Hi
In the 5th question, can you help me rule out first and third option.
Verbal Expert
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 29127
Own Kudos [?]: 34165 [1]
Given Kudos: 25521
Send PM
In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
1
Expert Reply
Which of the following statements is supported by the passage?

A) The advertising-funded model of television has damaged programming content.

This is not true. In the passage, we do have

the paradigm of advertiser-funded programming, a paradigm still dominant today.

These have damaged

Perhaps Sarnoff simply adapted his business ideas from other industries such as newspapers, replacing the revenue from subscriptions and newsstand purchases with that of television set sales, but Sarnoff promoted himself as a visionary. Some critics argue that Sarnoff's construct has damaged programming content.

NOT the first one


B) The contributions of television's technical inventor were overshadowed by the actions of those who popularized the medium.

This is totally true. Philo Farnsworth overshadowed by Sarnoff

C) There is no way to definitively prove who invented the first television.

Not true. We do know who really invented the TV (Farnsworth) and who basically put the TV into the houses (Sarnoff)

Ask if something is still unclear
Intern
Intern
Joined: 03 Sep 2020
Posts: 23
Own Kudos [?]: 5 [0]
Given Kudos: 13
Send PM
In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
Hi Carcass
Thanks for your prompt response.
The passage says that "Some critics argue that Sarnoff's construct has damaged programming content" so from here why cannot we conclude the first option. If i understand clearly the contsruct here refers to replacing newspaper sales with sales of television and not the advertising model, right?
Verbal Expert
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 29127
Own Kudos [?]: 34165 [1]
Given Kudos: 25521
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
1
Expert Reply
tavishg wrote:
Hi Carcass
Thanks for your prompt response.
The passage says that "Some critics argue that Sarnoff's construct has damaged programming content" so from here why cannot we conclude the first option. If i understand clearly the contsruct here refers to replacing newspaper sales with sales of television and not the advertising model, right?


Hi Sir.

I thought was clear if you read carefully above. Nonetheless here is why

The damages are due to the following

his business ideas from other industries such as

1) newspapers,
2) replacing the revenue from subscriptions and newsstand purchases with that of television set sales,

but Sarnoff promoted himself as a visionary. Some critics argue that Sarnoff's construct has damaged programming content.

The two points above

Instead, the advertiser-funded programming is the cornerstone of why Tv had so success

Therefore, A is false because mixes apples with bananas
avatar
Intern
Intern
Joined: 12 Oct 2023
Posts: 2
Own Kudos [?]: 0 [0]
Given Kudos: 5
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
If someone can explain the answer to Q2.
a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content
But where does the author mention that some critics had a neutral impact?
Verbal Expert
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 29127
Own Kudos [?]: 34165 [0]
Given Kudos: 25521
Send PM
In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
Expert Reply
QUESTION #2


In contrast, Farnsworth lacked business savvy and was unable to realize his dream of television as an educational tool.


We do know from the last sentence of the 1st paragraph that F was not able to implement the idea he had of television

Perhaps Sarnoff simply adapted his business ideas from other industries such as newspapers, replacing the revenue from subscriptions and newsstand purchases with that of television set sales, but Sarnoff promoted himself as a visionary. Some critics argue that Sarnoff's construct has damaged programming content. Others contend that it merely created a democratic platform allowing audiences to choose the programming they desire.


Sarnoff instead simply adapted another business model to television

replacing the revenue from subscriptions and newsstand purchases with that of television set sales

And some think he did a good job whereas others think he just copied and past other models of business, creating or adding zero creativity


It can be inferred from the second paragraph of the passage that

(A) television shows produced by David Sarnoff and Vladimir Zworykin tended to earn negative reviews

reviews are NOT mentioned at all.

(B) educational programs cannot draw as large an audience as sports programs

This comparison is NOt stated in the 2nd

(C) a number of critics feel that Sarnoff's initial decision to earn television revenue through advertising has had a positive or neutral impact on content


Perhaps Sarnoff simply adapted his business ideas from other industries such as newspapers, replacing the revenue from subscriptions and newsstand purchases with that of television set sales

Essentially C is this

(D) educational programs that are aired in prime time, the hours during which the greatest number of viewers are watching television, are less likely to earn a profit than those that are aired during the daytime hours

This comparison is not stated

(E) in matters of programming, the audience's preferences should be more influential than those of the advertisers

Again: not mentioned



I hope this helps
avatar
Intern
Intern
Joined: 26 Oct 2023
Posts: 1
Own Kudos [?]: 0 [0]
Given Kudos: 0
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
In question 3
How B is the correct answer choice?

According to the passage, the television industry earned revenue from

(A) advertising only
(B) advertising and the sale of television sets
(C) advertising and subscriptions
(D) subscriptions and the sale of television sets
(E) advertising, subscriptions, and the sale of television sets
Verbal Expert
Joined: 18 Apr 2015
Posts: 29127
Own Kudos [?]: 34165 [0]
Given Kudos: 25521
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
Expert Reply
Sarnoff simply adapted his business ideas from other industries such as newspapers, replacing the revenue from subscriptions and newsstand purchases with that of television set sales,

B is the only correct choice
Intern
Intern
Joined: 04 Oct 2023
Posts: 27
Own Kudos [?]: 4 [0]
Given Kudos: 275
Send PM
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
Carcass wrote:
Sarnoff simply adapted his business ideas from other industries such as newspapers, replacing the revenue from subscriptions and newsstand purchases with that of television set sales,

B is the only correct choice

i am still confused..I have marked c As correct answer??
Prep Club for GRE Bot
Re: In the early years of television, Vladimir Zworykin was cons [#permalink]
Moderators:
GRE Forum Moderator
28 posts
GRE Instructor
218 posts
GRE Instructor
1036 posts

Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group | Emoji artwork provided by EmojiOne