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During an era when interracial tensions in the United States

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1. During an era when interracial tensions in the United States have run high, Rosa Parks became a quiet, unassuming symbol of the continued struggle for human dignity.
(A) have run high
(B) ran high
(C) had run highly
(D) run high
(E) were running highly
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30 Oct 2005, 12:35
B is good.
The entire sentence is in simple past tense.

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30 Oct 2005, 12:52
Whats wrong with E?

isn't "during an era" hints that we need past-continuous tense?

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30 Oct 2005, 14:13
OA is B.
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