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Post Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:37 pm
Hello logitech,

Can you share the OA's please (if you know)?

IMO: D, A, D


logitech wrote:
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This jackass never came back to post the OA. He could have kept the RC t himself
Bidisha,

First of all that JACKASS is reachac, Moderator and secondly your IMOs don't make people to share the answers with you. So you know!

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Post Sat Jul 18, 2009 5:28 am
IMO: C, C, D

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Post Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:38 am
Thanks, rmpaes, impressive explanation.
I'll go for CCD.

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Post Thu Oct 29, 2009 4:18 am
The OAs are C, C, D.

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:17 pm
Can anyone share his/her insight on this topic?

Post 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.



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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

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:41 pm
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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
Answer:
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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Post Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:45 pm
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The purpose of the second paragraph (lines 23-31) of the passage is to

A. suggest a reason why suffragist "promises" were not kept
B. contrast suffragist "promises" with the reality of the 1920's
C. deplore the lack of successful feminist reform in 1920's
D. explain a view held by feminist scholars
E. answer the question asked by Jane Addams
As we saw in the previous question, the second paragraph explains the view held by feminist scholars (the 20's was a period of decline), and the subsequent paragraph will attempt to undermine, or at least refine this view. (there were many important achievements.)

The answer is D

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Post Thu Dec 29, 2016 11:56 pm
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

Post Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:42 am
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...

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DavidG@VeritasPrep wrote:
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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