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the inference question, here the first one, test our ability to understand an information exactly. we need to infer relevant information from a sentence or two. choice A and E are close. but if we understand the information exactly, we can eliminate A.

in contrast, global questions which focusing on understanding passage structure are more easy. we find our relevant information from our understanding of global structure.
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actually, i think the answer to the first question should be A, and i did cross check the same with a few other forums. The reason being, what these documents intend to portray is the central idea here. Nowhere, neither in the first paragraph nor in the subsequent paragraphs does it state about any misinterpretations that might follow after "MODERN DAY READERS" read these documents. Its all about historians then and historians now.

Secondly, its explicitly mentioned on the last line of the first paragraph, " Thus, the ethnohistoric record conspires with Western culture to foster the view that women's production was not central to the demographic, economic, and political structures in sixteenth-century Mexico."

i mean this is what we are supposed to do, right? find out what these documents intend to show up.
if women were not central to any of those activities mentioned above, it means they were not a part of any of these important activities.


Exactly my thoughts. Thanks.
Answer to 1st question must be A not E.

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arnabs wrote:
PiyushK wrote:



actually, i think the answer to the first question should be A, and i did cross check the same with a few other forums. The reason being, what these documents intend to portray is the central idea here. Nowhere, neither in the first paragraph nor in the subsequent paragraphs does it state about any misinterpretations that might follow after "MODERN DAY READERS" read these documents. Its all about historians then and historians now.

Secondly, its explicitly mentioned on the last line of the first paragraph, " Thus, the ethnohistoric record conspires with Western culture to foster the view that women's production was not central to the demographic, economic, and political structures in sixteenth-century Mexico."

i mean this is what we are supposed to do, right? find out what these documents intend to show up.
if women were not central to any of those activities mentioned above, it means they were not a part of any of these important activities.


Exactly my thoughts. Thanks.
Answer to 1st question must be A not E.


Hi sevenplusplus,

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?

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.

A. They contain misleading information about the kinds of productive activities Aztec women engaged in. -- Incorrect -- the documents themselves did not have misleading information, but the way the information is interpreted by modern historians might be misleading.
E. They contain information that is likely to be misinterpreted by modern-day readers. - Correct

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