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(See the complete passage discussion here: lsat/viewtopic.php?t=7427)
CR, Must—AP. The correct answer choice is (D)
This question asks for the statement about cultural antiquities with which the author would agree.
This open ended question makes it difficult to create a specific prephrase, but the answer must, as
with all Must Be True questions, pass the Fact Test and be confirmed by the information in the
Answer choice (A): While the author does reference a national museum, the author would not agree
with such a broad claim about all cultural antiquities.
Answer choice (B): This choice refers to some of the regulations created by countries building on the
UNESCO doctrine, but this does not reflect the author’s perspective, so it cannot be the right answer
to this Must Be True—Author’s Perspective question.
Answer choice (C): The author makes no such statement about the value of cultural antiquities nor
about state ownership of such antiquities.
Answer choice (D): This is the correct answer choice. In the final paragraph the author concedes
that the suggested approach might not be as informative or as well-conducted as if the excavations
were run by professionals, but it would be better than what actually happened. This statement speaks
to the author’s belief that ideally, antiquities should be excavated by professional archaeologists.
Answer choice (E): The author would not equate possession with ownership in this way, so this
choice can be confidently ruled out of contention.