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Ethnohistoric documents from sixteenth-century Mexico suggesting that

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Why A is incorrect in question 1
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Hello mayursurya!
Hopefully i am not too late!

Quote:
Ethnohistoric documents from sixteenth-century Mexico suggesting that weaving and cooking were the most common productive activities for Aztec women may lead modern historians to underestimate the value of women's contributions to Aztec society. Since weaving and cooking occurred mostly (but not entirely) in a domestic setting, modern historians are likely to apply to the Aztec culture the modern Western distinction between "private" and "public" production.

1. The author of the passage would be most likely to agree with which of the following statements about the documents mentioned in the first sentence of the passage?
A. They contain misleading information about the kinds of productive activities Aztec women engaged in.

The author says the documents may lead the historians to undermine woman's contribution.
But why?
Because documents reveal that weaving and cooking were a common practice among woman.
"Since weaving and cooking occurred mostly (but not entirely) in a domestic setting, modern historians are likely to apply to the Aztec culture the modern Western distinction between "private" and "public" production." - This is what the author fears will happen.

The above is all we can infer and no way is the author saying that the information is misleading. In fact it might be the opposite and that is why the author fears that the documents will lead to woman being underestimated.

Hope this helps! :)
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