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Founded at the dawn of the industrial

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1. The primary purpose of this passage is to

(A) describe the barriers confronting women in the contemporary workplace
(B) compare and contrast the methods of two labor unions of the early industrial era
(C) critique the methods employed by an important labor union
(D) rebuke historians for failing to cover the women’s labor movement adequately
(E) call readers’ attention to an overlooked contributor to American history

2. Which of the following best characterizes the American Federation of Labor’s view of the Women’s Trade Union League, as it is presented in the passage?

(A) The WTUL was an important component of the AFL’s multifront assault on industry and its treatment of workers.
(B) Because of Eleanor Roosevelt’s affiliation with the organization, the WTUL was a vehicle through which the AFL could gain access to the White House.
(C) The WTUL was to be avoided because the radical element within it attracted unwanted government scrutiny.
(D) The WTUL offered the AFL some political capital but little that would assist it in labor negotiations.
(E) The WTUL was weakened by its hesitance in pursuing widespread social reform beyond the workplace

3. Each of the following is cited in the passage as an accomplishment of the Women’s Trade Union League EXCEPT

(A) It organized a highly skilled workforce to increase its bargaining power.
(B) It contributed to the development of a group of leaders in America.
(C) It provided essential support to striking women.
(D) It helped fund start-up unions for women.
(E) It contributed to the passage of important social and labor reform legislation.

4. The passage suggests which of the following about the “middle- and upper class social reformers” mentioned in lines 31−32?

(A) They did not understand, nor were they sympathetic to, the plight of poor women workers.
(B) Their naive interest in Communism was ultimately detrimental to the Women’s Trade Union League.
(C) It was because of their social and political power that the Women’s Trade Union League was able to form an alliance with the American Federation of Labor.
(D) They represented only an insignificant fraction of the leadership of Women’s Trade Union League.
(E) They sought to advance a broad political agenda of societal improvement.

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15 Feb 2017, 08:29
it was really long passage ...
got 3 out of 4 correct in 10:00 minutes.
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15 Feb 2017, 08:34
sobby wrote:
it was really long passage ...
got 3 out of 4 correct in 10:00 minutes.

Just an other try and get all true happy prep.
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15 Feb 2017, 15:35
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Please guys follow the rules for posting in verbal section, they are mandatory.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/rules-to-pos ... 08733.html

Rule #6 clearly does not permit to post a question as screen but only as text.

Please edit the first post or the 3d will be locked.

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15 Feb 2017, 18:11
Are there explanations to the answers?

Specifically, I'm looking to see why question #1 is E.
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15 Feb 2017, 23:29
mrdlee23 wrote:
Are there explanations to the answers?

Specifically, I'm looking to see why question #1 is E.

check the last line of the passage...
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