June 03, 2004

Suggested GRE Question

Clinton sided with Gore. As Clinton saw it, Kim Il Sung had painted himself into a corner and needed an escape hatch--a clear path to back away from the brink without losing face, without appearing to buckle under pressure from the U.S. government. Carter might offer that hatch.

How many metaphors were mixed in the above passage? Pick the range within which the answer falls.

(a) 3-4
(b) 5-6
(c) 7-8.5
(d) None of the above.

Your career in philosophy may depend on the answer.

(Suggested followup: Why, after a vaguely substantive post, did Mr. Weiner immediately follow up with three rather silly ones? And have you had your punk kittens lately?)

Posted by Matt Weiner at June 3, 2004 05:29 PM