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Need free GMAT or MBA advice from an expert? Register for Beat The GMAT now and post your question in these forums! ashaydesai Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 22 Mar 2009 Posted: 31 messages Thanked: 1 times Target GMAT Score: 740 Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:28 am IMO: C, C, D Reena Newbie | Next Rank: 10 Posts Joined 06 Sep 2009 Posted: 1 messages Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:38 am Thanks, rmpaes, impressive explanation. I'll go for CCD. Caroline Lee Junior | Next Rank: 30 Posts Joined 28 Apr 2009 Posted: 18 messages Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:18 am The OAs are C, C, D. _________________ Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. ----Russell Anaira Mitch Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 26 Oct 2016 Posted: 183 messages Followed by: 3 members Thanked: 3 times Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:17 pm Can anyone share his/her insight on this topic? GMAT/MBA Expert DavidG@VeritasPrep Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2301 messages Followed by: 115 members Thanked: 1069 times GMAT Score: 770 Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:36 pm Anaira Mitch wrote: Can anyone share his/her insight on this topic? Recent feminist scholarship con- cerning the United States in the 1920's challenges earlier interpretations that assessed the twenties in terms of the unkept "promises" of the women's (5) suffrage movement. This new scholar- ship disputes the long-held view that because a women's voting bloc did not materialize after women gained the right to vote in 1920, suffrage failed to (10) produce long-term political gains for women. These feminist scholars also challenge the old view that pronounced suffrage a failure for not delivering on the promise that the women's vote (15) would bring about moral, corruption- free governance. Asked whether women's suffrage was a failure, these scholars cite the words of turn-of-the- century social reformer Jane Addams, (20) "Why don't you ask if suffrage in general is failing?" In some ways, however, these scholars still present the 1920's as a period of decline. After suffrage, they (25) argue, the feminist movement lost its cohesiveness, and gender conscious- ness waned. After the mid-1920's, few successes could be claimed by fem- inist reformers: little could be seen in (30) the way of legislative victories. During this decade, however, there was intense activism aimed at achiev- ing increased autonomy for women, broadening the spheres within which they lived their daily lives. Women's organizations worked to establish opportunities for women: they strove to secure for women the full entitlements of citizenship, including the right to hold office and the right to serve on juries. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q35: The passage is primarily concerned with A. providing evidence indicating that feminist reformers of the 1920's failed to reach some of their goals B. presenting scholarship that contrasts suffragist "promises" with the historical realities of the 1920's C. discussing recent scholarship concerning the achievements of women's suffrage during the 1920's and presenting an alternative view of those achievements D. outlining recent findings concerning events leading to suffrage for women in the 1920's and presenting a challenge to those findings E. providing support for a traditional view of the success of feminist attempts to increase gender consciousness among women during the 1920's Notice key words in the first and last paragraphs: First) Recent feminist scholarship concerning the United States... So it's about recent scholarship. Last) During this decade, however, Notice the transition word, "however." So we're getting a discussion about recent scholarship, but with a different take on the scope of the accomplishments discussed. This is best captured in C _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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Q36:
It can be inferred that the author of the passage disagrees with the "new scholarship" mentioned in lines 6-7 regarding the

A. degree to which the "promises" of the suffrage movement remained unkept
B. degree to which suffrage for women improved the morality of governance
C. degree to which the 1920's represented a period of decline for the feminist movement
D. degree of legislative success achieved by feminist reformers during the 1920's
E. accuracy of the view that a women's voting bloc did not materialize once suffrage was achieved
The first line of paragraph 2: In some ways, however, these scholars still present the 1920's as a period of decline.

So the scholars claim that the 20's was a period of decline.

And then in paragraph 3: During this decade, however, there was intense activism aimed at achieving increased autonomy for women,
broadening the spheres within which they lived their daily lives.

However
, there were important achievements. So the extent of the decline was, perhaps, overstated. The answer is C

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Thank you very much for explanation...I am facing accuracy issue getting at least 1 question wrong in each passage...Sometimes just because I am trying to rush in even though I am not setting any timer yet

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Thank you very much for explanation...I am facing accuracy issue getting at least 1 question wrong in each passage...Sometimes just because I am trying to rush in even though I am not setting any timer yet
That's incredibly common. The key with these passages is to train yourself to be relentless and refuse to pick an answer until you've confirmed it with textual evidence. (Particularly when you're talking about the end of a 4-hour exam, it's tempting to think "I'm pretty sure I remember this from paragraph 3.") Stay with it, and keep doing practice passages without a timer. Once you feel you've mastered the art of validating your answer choices, then start thinking about setting a timer. Keep us posted...

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Anaira Mitch wrote:
Thank you very much for explanation...I am facing accuracy issue getting at least 1 question wrong in each passage...Sometimes just because I am trying to rush in even though I am not setting any timer yet
That's incredibly common. The key with these passages is to train yourself to be relentless and refuse to pick an answer until you've confirmed it with textual evidence. (Particularly when you're talking about the end of a 4-hour exam, it's tempting to think "I'm pretty sure I remember this from paragraph 3.") Stay with it, and keep doing practice passages without a timer. Once you feel you've mastered the art of validating your answer choices, then start thinking about setting a timer. Keep us posted...
Thanks David for your guidance. I will keep posted.

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