I got all right must be 600 level question. I took lot of time in question 32 between options A and B.....can someone elaborate the same as both the things are mentioned in the passage.
Question 32 as below:
32. According to the passage, which of the following shapes the oral narratives of women storytellers?
(A) The conventions for standard histories in the culture in which a woman storyteller lives
(B) The conventions of storytelling in the culture in which a woman storyteller lives
(C) A woman storyteller's experience with distinctive traditions of storytelling developed by the women in her family of origin
(D) The cultural expectations and experiences of those who listen to oral narratives
(E) A woman storyteller's familiarity with the stories that members of other groups in her culture tell to explain themselves
When I see, 'According to the passage', I just follow what passage tells. We do not need to find intended meaning or purpose. I saw the below line in passage
"Oral narratives are no more likely than are written narratives to provide a disinterested commentary on events or people. Moreover, the stories people tell to explain themselves are shaped by narrative devices and storytelling conventions, as well as by other (20) cultural and historical factors
, in ways that the storytellers may be unaware of.
I also ended up between A & B. but chose (B) finally.
(A) says the conventions for standard histories in the culture. Does this mean the cultural and historical factors? 'Conventions of std. histories in culture
' is not same as 'cultural and historical factors
'. 'convention of storytelling' is the way or standard in which story is told. Cultural and historical factors are not discussed much in passage except the scenario of second world war. This option is the bouncing ball to distract from correct choice.
(B) Perfectly correct as mentioned in the paragraph.