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For this question, I originally chose "A" since, although I couldn't come up with a pre-phrase, it seemed to reflect what was spoken of throughout the majority of the passage. I remembered the part where it says faking was "virtually nonexistent" in medieval Europe, but I didn't consider that to falsify the fact that faking has occurred throughout history. In hindsight, I understand that "in virtually every culture" is unsupported information.
But even if "virtually every culture" makes "A" wrong, I can't understand why "D" is correct. I don't see anything to indicate the author is discussing "determining whether a work of art can appropriately be called fake." The only thing I can find that's close is line 18-20 where it says that anciently it may have been hard to determine whether a sculpture was fake, but now those sculptures are properly exhibited as "Roman copies." Could someone explain this?
More generally, can someone help me understand how to identify and pre-phrase a Main Point in a passage such as this where the majority, if not all, of what is discussed is describing or selecting contents from another source. If the author doesn't express anything, how can she/he have a main point?
Thanks in advance!