> I thought i should give my input here.
1.The “new pasts” mentioned in line 6 can best be described as the
(A) occurrence of events extremely similar to past events
(B) history of the activities of studying, interpreting, and reading new historical writing (C) change in people’s understanding of the past due to more recent historical writing
> new findings about past that change the previous held view.
(D) overturning of established historical interpretations by politically motivated politicians
(E) difficulty of predicting when a given historical interpretation will be overturned
2.It can be inferred from the passage that the “prevailing dogma” (line 10) held that
(A) Jim Crow laws were passed to give legal status to well-established discriminatory practices in the South
(B) Jim Crow laws were passed to establish order and uniformity in the discriminatory practices of different southern states
(C) Jim Crow laws were passed to erase the social gains that Black people had achieved since Reconstruction - This was Vann's view , what he interpreted (D) the continuity of racial segregation in the South was disrupted by passage of Jim Crow laws
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(E) the Jim Crow laws of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were passed to reverse the effect of earlier Jim Crow laws
> Lets us understand this question. It asks the view of the dogma. what is was.? It's b/w C ans D
Read this line in paragraph no. 2 - C. Vann Woodward delivered a lecture series at the University of Virginia which challenged the prevailing dogma concerning the history, continuity, and uniformity of racial segregation in the South. So the dogma was about history, continuity, and uniformity of racial segregation in the South
. This is what "D" says
3.Which of the following is the best example of writing that is likely to be subject to the kinds of “handicaps” referred to in line 27?
(A) A history of an auto manufacturing plant written by an employee during an auto-buying boom
(B) A critique of a statewide school-desegregation plan written by an elementary school teacher in that state (C) A newspaper article assessing the historical importance of a United States President written shortly after the President has taken office
(D) A scientific paper describing the benefits of a certain surgical technique written by the surgeon who developed the technique
(E) Diary entries narrating the events of a battle written by a soldier who participated in the battle
4.The passage suggests that C. Vann Woodward and Thomas Paine were similar in all of the following ways EXCEPT:
(A) Both had works published in the midst of important historical events.
(B) Both wrote works that enjoyed widespread popularity.
(C) Both exhibited an understanding of the relevance of historical evidence to contemporary issues.
D) The works of both had a significant effect on events following their publication. (E) Both were able to set aside worries about historical anachronism in order to reach and inspire.
> Read this line in tha last paragraph -- . Although Common Sense also had a mass readership, Paine had intended to reach and inspire: he was not a historian, and thus not concerned with accuracy or the dangers of historical anachronism.
. Hence it's C.
5. The attitude of the author of the passage toward the work of C. Vann Woodward is best described as one of
(A) respectful regard (B) qualified approbation
(C) implied skepticism
(D) pointed criticism
(E) fervent advocacy
>This is a straight question and no explanation is required i think.
6. Which of the following best describes the new idea expressed by C. Vann Woodward in his University of Virginia lectures in 1954?
(A) Southern racial segregation was continuous and uniform.
(B) Black people made considerable progress only after Reconstruction.
(C) Jim Crow legislation was conventional in nature.
(D) Jim Crow laws did not go as far in codifying traditional practice as they might have. (E) Jim Crow laws did much more than merely reinforce a tradition of segregation.
> Paragraph 2.He argued that
the Jim Crow laws
of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries not only codified
traditional practice but also
were a determined effort to erase
the considerable progress
made by Black people during and after Reconstruction in the 1870’s
This line tells us that Vann says that Jim's laws did much more than just codifying. > This is exactly what "E" says
> I CAN, I WILL <