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RC in feminist schol Post Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:51 pm
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    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
    Answer:
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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:
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    Q37:
    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

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    Post Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:55 am
    i am bad at RC...but still i will try.. Smile

    IMO:C
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    Post Sun Jul 20, 2008 3:36 am
    please tell the OA

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    Post Sat Aug 09, 2008 8:08 pm
    IMO c c d

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    Post Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:12 am
    C C D

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    Post Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:12 pm
    I'd say CCD too.
    What's the answer?

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    Post Thu Oct 02, 2008 10:55 pm
    I selected C A D.
    OA ?

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    Post Tue Oct 21, 2008 4:34 pm
    c a d, what's the answer??

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    Post Wed Oct 22, 2008 1:23 pm
    Summary:
    PI. Topic: Recent feminist scholarship challenge two ideas in the 1920s:
    1)Suffrage failed to produce long-term political gains for women
    2)Suffrage failed because it didn't meet the expectation that women voting would bring about a corruption free government.

    PII Topic:[Scholar's View] However, these scholars still present the 1920's as a period of decline for women's suffrage.

    PIII Topic: : [Author's View]In reality during the 1920s, activism helped women's rights.

    Therefore, I say:
    CCD

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    Post Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:04 pm
    rmpaes wrote:
    Summary:
    PI. Topic: Recent feminist scholarship challenge two ideas in the 1920s:
    1)Suffrage failed to produce long-term political gains for women
    2)Suffrage failed because it didn't meet the expectation that women voting would bring about a corruption free government.

    PII Topic:[Scholar's View] However, these scholars still present the 1920's as a period of decline for women's suffrage.

    PIII Topic: : [Author's View]In reality during the 1920s, activism helped women's rights.

    Therefore, I say:
    CCD
    I agree and like your explanation! Smile

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    Post Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:20 am
    I do agree, CCD

    question: would you consider this RC normal, hard or VERY HARD?

    Very Happy

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    Post Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:06 am
    imo it is a tough one.

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    Post Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:24 pm
    This jackass never came back to post the OA. He could have kept the RC t himself

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    Post Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:12 pm
    and you ALL really think that you deserve to have the OAs.

    PRICELESS!

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    Post Sat Jan 03, 2009 6:14 pm
    Bidisha800 wrote:
    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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