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Historians generally agree that, of the great modern [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 17:20
Historians generally agree that, of the great modern innovations, the railroad had the most far-reaching impact on major events in the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, particularly on the Industrial Revolution. There is, however, considerable disagreement among cultural historians regarding public attitudes toward the railroad, both at its inception in the 1830s and during the half century between 1880 and 1930, when the national rail system was completed and reached the zenith of its popularity in the United States. In a recent book, John Stilgoe has addressed this issue by arguing that the (line - 13)“romantic-era distrustâ€
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 17:21
1.The passage provides information to answer all of the following questions EXCEPT:
(A) During what period did the railroad reach the zenith of its popularity in the United States?
(B) How extensive was the impact of the railroad on the Industrial Revolution in the United States, relative to that of other modern innovations?
(C) Who are some of the writers of the 1830s who expressed ambivalence toward the railroad?
(D) In what way could Stilgoe have strengthened his argument regarding intellectuals’ attitudes toward the railroad in the years after the 1880s?
(E) What arguments did the writers after the 1880s, as cited by Stilgoe, offer to justify their support for the railroad?

2.According to the author of the passage, Stilgoe uses the phrase “romantic-era distrustâ€
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 17:26
Can someone please paraphrase the Passage?
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 17:45
jpv wrote:
Can someone please paraphrase the Passage?


I got it.. thanks..
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 [#permalink] New post 15 Mar 2005, 20:36
Tough passage, but relatively easier choices I think:
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 07:34
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 08:43
I was between B&E on the first one. Re: B, author mentions that railways had the most far reaching impact on industrial rev, compared to other modern innovation, but he does not give any specifics on how extensive that impact actually was... For E, he mentions contrariety and ambivalence as reasons by writers after the 1880s, these reasons are cited to underscore the authors point of view that the romantic era distrust continued well into the 80s. So I ruled out E as showing distrust is also a form of support, but the degree of it varies. But the answer here may very well be E.
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 09:05
:( CEDA

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Re: RC - Historians [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 10:45
This paragraph reminds me why I don't like history. :-D I think all historians that writes like this should be murdered. ;)

Anyways here's what I got from this paragraph.
Historians disagree about how public reacted to the railroad system. Stilgoe believed that in 1830s people were suspicious toward it, but this attitude had changed during 1880 to 1930 and people were more enthusiastic about it. The author of this article, however, disagrees. He blieves that the situation had been a contrast of an enthusiasm of the majority versas a distrust of a few intellectuals, and this situation had not changed much from 1830s to 1880s.

1.The passage provides information to answer all of the following questions EXCEPT:
(E) What arguments did the writers after the 1880s, as cited by Stilgoe, offer to justify their support for the railroad?

This is the relatively easy one.

2.According to the author of the passage, Stilgoe uses the phrase “romantic-era distrustâ€
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 [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 13:36
:( BBDC. :(
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Re: RC - Historians [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2005, 15:22
OA: EBEC

banerjeea_98 wrote:
EBEC
:good 100% correct..


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Historians disagree about how public reacted to the railroad system. Stilgoe believed that in 1830s people were suspicious toward it, but this attitude had changed during 1880 to 1930 and people were more enthusiastic about it. The author of this article, however, disagrees. He blieves that the situation had been a contrast of an enthusiasm of the majority versas a distrust of a few intellectuals, and this situation had not changed much from 1830s to 1880s.

Excellent paraphrase... :good
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Re: RC - Historians [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 02:07
I got them as EAAC.

I was wrong in (2) & (3). Could somebodyexplain me (2) & (3)?

Thanks in advance.


jpv wrote:
OA: EBEC

banerjeea_98 wrote:
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:good 100% correct..


HongHu wrote:
Historians disagree about how public reacted to the railroad system. Stilgoe believed that in 1830s people were suspicious toward it, but this attitude had changed during 1880 to 1930 and people were more enthusiastic about it. The author of this article, however, disagrees. He blieves that the situation had been a contrast of an enthusiasm of the majority versas a distrust of a few intellectuals, and this situation had not changed much from 1830s to 1880s.

Excellent paraphrase... :good

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 [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2005, 11:53
How much time it took for you guys to understand the passage.Did you read the passage for more than once?What was your strategy while reading the passage?

Appreciate oyur comments.
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