GMAT Practice Question Set #26 (Question 76-78)

Critical Reasoning Question #76: Church Architects and Artists  
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Tour Guide:

If you observe the artistry and architecture of these age-old churches, you'll notice that the churches built earlier than 1800 have been found to exhibit greater precision and finer artistry than in churches built subsequent to 1800. This is an indication that the architects and artists of earlier days were more skillful and more committed than those who have worked on churches built afterwards.

Which of the following, if true, most seriously weakens the tour guide's argument?

(A)

The quality of original architecture and artwork for churches is generally far superior to the quality of original architecture and artwork in other structures, such as buildings, houses and stores.

(B)

Churches built since 1800 can generally accommodate more guests than those built before 1800.

(C)

The materials available to architects and artists working before 1800 were not significantly different in quality from the materials available to architects and artists working after 1800.

(D)

The better the quality of original architecture and artwork in a church, the less likely that church is to have been demolished and renovated by the religious official in charge of that church.

(E)

The average length of apprenticeship for architects and artists has declined significantly since 1800.

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