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What kinds of property rights apply to Algonquian family hunting territories, and how did they come to be? The dominant viewin recent decades has been that family hunting territories, like other forms of private landownership, were not found among Algonquians (a group of North American Indian tribes) before contact with Europeans but are the result of changes in Algonquian society brought about by the European-Algonquian fur trade, in combination with other factors such as ecological changes and consequent shifts in wildlife harvesting patterns. Another view claims that Algonquian family hunting territories predate contact with Europeans and are forms of private landownership by individuals and families. More recent fieldwork, however, has shown that individual and family rights to hunting territories form part of a larger land-use system of multifamilial hunting groups, that rights to hunting territories at this larger community level take precedence over those at the individual or family level, and that this system reflects a concept of spiritual and social reciprocity that conflicts with European concepts of private property. In short, there are now strong reasons to think that it was erroneous to claim that Algonquian family hunting territories ever were, or were becoming, a kind of private property system.
1.The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. provide an explanation for an unexpected phenomenon
B. suggest that a particular question has yet to be answered
C. present a new perspective on an issue
D. defend a traditional view from attack
E. reconcile opposing sides of an argument
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C


2. It can be inferred from the passage that proponents of the view mentioned in the first highlighted text believe which of the following about the origin of Algonquian family hunting territories?
A. They evolved from multifamilial hunting territories.
B. They are an outgrowth of reciprocal land-use practices.
C. They are based on certain spiritual beliefs.
D. They developed as a result of contact with Europeans.
E. They developed as a result of trade with non-Algonquian Indian tribes.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
D


3. According to the passage, proponents of the view mentioned in the first highlighted portion of text and proponents of the view mentioned in the second highlighted portion of text ( see in "Another view claims...") both believe which of the following about Algonquian family hunting territories?
A They are a form of private landownership.
B They are a form of community, rather than individual, landownership.
C They were a form of private landownership prior to contact with Europeans.
D They became a form of private landownership due to contact with Europeans.
E They have replaced reciprocal practices relating to land use in Algonquian society
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A


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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -What kinds of property rights apply to [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2014, 22:57
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1.The primary purpose of the passage is to
C. present a new perspective on an issue
"View 1 , View 2 and View 3. In short, there are now strong reasons to think that it was erroneous to claim that Algonquian family hunting territories ever were, or were becoming, a kind of private property system."

2. It can be inferred from the passage that proponents of the view mentioned in the first highlighted text believe which of the following about the origin of Algonquian family hunting territories?
D. They developed as a result of contact with Europeans.
"The dominant viewin recent decades has been that family hunting territories, like other forms of private landownership, were not found among Algonquians (a group of North American Indian tribes) before contact with Europeans but are the result of changes in Algonquian society brought about by the European-Algonquian fur trade"

3. According to the passage, proponents of the view mentioned in the first highlighted portion of text and proponents of the view mentioned in the second highlighted portion of text ( see in "Another view claims...") both believe which of the following about Algonquian family hunting territories?
A They are a form of private landownership.
"The dominant viewin recent decades has been that family hunting territories, like other forms of private landownership....
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Another view claims that Algonquian family hunting territories predate contact with Europeans and are forms of private landownership"
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1.The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. provide an explanation for an unexpected phenomenon
B. suggest that a particular question has yet to be answered
C. present a new perspective on an issue
D. defend a traditional view from attack
E. reconcile opposing sides of an argument


2. It can be inferred from the passage that proponents of the view mentioned in the first highlighted text believe which of the following about the origin of Algonquian family hunting territories?
A. They evolved from multifamilial hunting territories.
B. They are an outgrowth of reciprocal land-use practices.
C. They are based on certain spiritual beliefs.
D. They developed as a result of contact with Europeans.
E. They developed as a result of trade with non-Algonquian Indian tribes.


3. According to the passage, proponents of the view mentioned in the first highlighted portion of text and proponents of the view mentioned in the second highlighted portion of text ( see in "Another view claims...") both believe which of the following about Algonquian family hunting territories?
A They are a form of private landownership.
B They are a form of community, rather than individual, landownership.
C They were a form of private landownership prior to contact with Europeans.
D They became a form of private landownership due to contact with Europeans.
E They have replaced reciprocal practices relating to land use in Algonquian society
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Re: GMATPREP ChallengeQ -What kinds of property rights apply to [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2014, 10:51
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