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Many scholars have theorized that economic development, [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2005, 21:09
Many scholars have theorized that
economic development, particularly
industrialization and urbanization, con—
Line tributes to the growth of participatory
(5) democracy; according to this theory, it
would seem logical that women would
both demand and gain suffrage in ever
greater numbers whenever economic
development expanded their economic
(10) opportunities. However, the economic
development theory is inadequate to
explain certain historical facts about the
implementation of women’s suffrage.
For example, why was women’s suf—
(15) frage, instituted nationally in the United
States in 1920, not instituted nationally
in Switzerland until the 1970’s? Industrialization
was well advanced in both
countries by 1920: over 33 percent
(20) of American workers were employed
in various industries, as compared
to 44 percent of Swiss workers.
Granted, Switzerland and the United
States diverged in the degree to
(25) which the expansion of industry coincide
with the degree of urbanization:
only 29 percent of the Swiss population
lived in cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants
by 1920. However, urbanization
(30) cannot fully explain women’s suffrage.
Within the United States prior to 1920,
for example, only less urbanized
states had granted women suffrage.
Similarly, less urbanized countries
(35) such as Cambodia and Ghana had
voting rights for women long before
Switzerland did. It is true that Switzer land’
urbanized cantons (political
subdivisions) generally enacted
(40) women’s suffrage legislation earlier
than did rural cantons. However,
these cantons often shared other
characteristics—similar linguistic back ground
and strong leftist parties—that
may help to explain this phenomenon.




The passage states which of the following about Switzerland’s urbanized cantons?
A. These cantons shared characteristics other than urbanization that may have contributed to their implementation of women’s suffrage.
B. These cantons tended to be more politically divided than were rural cantons.
C. These cantons shared with certain rural cantons characteristics such as similar linguistic backgrounds and strong leftist parties.
D. The populations of these cantons shared similar views because urbanization furthered the diffusion of ideas among them.
E. These cantons were comparable to the most highly urbanized states in the United States in their stance toward the implementation of women’s suffrage.




The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. contrast two explanations for the implementation of women’s suffrage
B. demonstrate that one factor contributes more than another factor to the implementation of women’s suffrage
C. discuss the applicability of a theory for explaining the implementation of women’s suffrage
D. clarify certain assumptions underlying a particular theory about the implementation of women’s suffrage
E. explain how a particular historical occurrence was causally connected to the implementation of women’s suffrage




The passage suggests which of the following about urbanization in Switzerland and the United States by 1920?
A. A greater percentage of Swiss industrial workers than American industrial workers lived in urban areas.
13. There were more cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants in Switzerland than there were in the United States.
C. Swiss workers living in urban areas were more likely to be employed in industry than were American workers living in urban areas.
D. Urbanized areas of Switzerland were more likely than similar areas in the United States to have strong leftist parties.
E. A greater percentage of the United States population than the Swiss population lived in urban areas.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Aug 2005, 21:23
My answer
C
C
E
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1. A
B,D,E go with POE. C remains for an afterthought...

Within the United States prior to 1920, for example, only less urbanized states had granted women suffrage. Similarly, less urbanized countries such as Cambodia and Ghana had voting rights for women long before Switzerland did. It is true that Switzerland urbanized cantons (political subdivisions) generally enacted women’s suffrage legislation earlier than did rural cantons. However, these cantons often shared other characteristics—similar linguistic back ground and strong leftist parties—that may help to explain this phenomenon.

Phenomenon is here - why urbanized cantons did that before rural ones, whereas in other countries the situation was opposite.
That's why the answer is A.

2. C
Again, others are eliminated by POE.

3. E

Granted, Switzerland and the United States diverged in the degree to which the expansion of industry coincide with the degree of urbanization: only 29 percent of the Swiss population lived in cities of 10,000 or more inhabitants by 1920.
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Re: Many scholars have theorized that economic development, [#permalink] New post 07 Aug 2012, 19:25
can someoe tell the OAs please ?
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Re: Many scholars have theorized that economic development, [#permalink] New post 12 Aug 2012, 01:10
OA: A C E . These question are from supplemental GMATPrep questions.
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Re: Many scholars have theorized that economic development, [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2012, 06:01
Can anyone explain the answers to first two questions?
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