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In mid-February 1917 a women’s movement independent of political affiliation erupted in New York City, the stronghold of the Socialist Party in the United
States. Protesting against the high cost of living, thousands of women refused to buy chickens, fish, and vegetables. The boycott shut down much of the
City’s foodstuffs marketing for two weeks, riveting public attention on the issue of food prices, which had increased partly as a result of increased exports of
food to Europe that had been occurring since the outbreak of the First World War.

By early 1917 the Socialist party had established itself as a major political presence in New York City. New York Socialists, whose customary spheres of struggle
were electoral work and trade union organizing, seized the opportunity and quickly organized an extensive series of cost-of-living protests designed to direct the
women’s movement toward Socialist goals. Underneath the Socialists’ brief commitment to costof-living organizing lay a basic indifference to the issue
itself. While some Socialists did view price protests as a direct step toward socialism, most Socialists ultimately sought to divert the cost-of-living movement
into alternative channels of protest. Union organizing, they argued, was the best method through which to combat the high cost of living. For others, cost-ofliving
or organizing was valuable insofar as it led women into the struggle for suffrage, and similarly, the suffrage struggle was valuable insofar as it moved United States society one step closer to socialism.

Although New York’s Socialists saw the cost-of-living issue as, at best, secondary or tertiary to the real task at hand, the boycotters, by sharp contrast, joined the
price protest movement out of an urgent and deeply felt commitment to the cost-of-living issue. A shared experience of swiftly declining living standards caused
by rising food prices drove these women to protest. Consumer organizing spoke directly to their daily lives and concerns; they saw cheaper food as a valuable
end in itself. Food price protests were these women’s way of organizing at their own workplace, as workers whose occupation was shopping and preparing food
for their families.
1 .The author suggests which of the following about New York Socialists?commitment to the cost-of-living movement?

A. It lasted for a relatively short period of time

B. It was stronger than their commitment to the suffrage struggle.

C. It predated the cost-of-living protest that erupted in 1917.

D. It coincided with their attempts to bring more women into union organizing.

E. It explained the popularity of the Socialist party in NYC.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

2.It can be inferred from the passage that the goal of the boycotting women was the

A. achievement of an immediate economic outcome

B. development of a more socialistic society

C. concentration of a widespread consumer protest on the more narrow issue of food prices.

D . development of one among a number of different approaches.
that the women wished to employ in combating the high cost of price.

E. attraction of more public interest to issues that the women and the socialist considered important.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
A

3.Which of the following best states the function of the passage as a whole?

A. To contrast the views hold by the Socialist party and the boycotting women in the cost-of-living issue.

B. To analyze the assumption underlying opposing viewpoints with the NY socialist party of 1917

C. To provide a historical perspective on different approaches to the resolution of cost-of-living issue.

D. To chronicle the sequence of events that lead to the NY socialist party's emergency as a political power.

E. To analyze the motivations behind the socialist party's involvement in the women's suffrage movement.

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E

4.According to the passage, most New York Socialists believed which of the following about the cost-of-living movement?
A. It was primarily a way to interest women in joining the Socialist Party.

B. It was an expedient that was useful only insofar as it furthered other goals.

C. It would indirectly result in an increase in the number of women who belonged to labor unions.

D. It required a long-term commitment but inevitably represented a direct step toward socialism.

E. It served as an effective complement to union organizing.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
B

[Reveal] Spoiler: Question #1 OA
[Reveal] Spoiler: Question #2 OA
[Reveal] Spoiler: Question #3 OA
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I wud say (A) (B) (E)
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24 Sep 2006, 02:05
A, B and A

will explain if correct or questioned
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24 Sep 2006, 09:21
Highlight below for OAs
OAs: D, C, C (These answers may be incorrect so we need to come up with right answers through discussion)

I selected: B , B, A
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24 Sep 2006, 10:54
Since we agree on second one B... I will try to explain first and third

The author suggests which of the following about New York Socialists?commitment to the cost-of-living movement?
A. It lasted for a relatively short period of time
B. It was stronger than their commitment to the suffrage struggle.
Not mentioned
C. It predated the cost-of-living protest that erupted in 1917.
the time period was not pre 1917
D. It coincided with their attempts to bring more women into union organizing.
no mention of bringing more women into union
E. It explained the popularity of the Socialist party in NYC.
irrelevant

Which of the following best states the function of the passage as a whole?
A. To contrast the views hold by the Socialist party and the boycotting women in the cost-of-living issue.
Yeah. passage suggest kind of ignorance/tertiary priority by social party vs prime importance by boycotting women
B. To analyze the assumption underlying opposing viewpoints with the NY socialist party of 1917
socialist party is not central idea
C. To provide a historical perspective on different approaches to the resolution of cost-of-living issue.
passage discusses only one approach. too broad a choice
D. To chronicle the sequence of events that lead to the NY socialist party's emergency as a political power.
socialist party is not central idea
E. To analyze the motivations behind the socialist party's involvement in the women's suffrage movement.
socialist party is not central idea
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24 Sep 2006, 12:09
I agree with choices 2 and 3 however for question 1, I think the right answer is D..there's no mention of the time period..on the other hand the passage does hint that the underlying motive of socialists was union organizing though it does not explicitly refer to women
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fantastic passage. Tricked on the first one
Again this is an official passge
oA ACCdentobizz please format
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oa for last question is E.

I have chosen C .Can anyone explain why E?
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-The author talks about the emergence of a women’s movement in New York in 1917
-The author then talks about the motives held by the socialist party to support the women’s movement

1 . “Underneath the Socialists’ brief commitment to cost-of-living organizing lay a basic indifference to the issue itself"
The word brief in the excerpt above suggests that it lasted for a relatively short period of time . Answer A

2. “the boycotters, by sharp contrast, joined the price protest movement out of an urgent and deeply felt commitment to the cost-of-living issue"
The word urgent in the above excerpt suggests that option (A) is the right answer choice.

3. The passage’s basic function is to analyze the motives held by the socialist party in supporting the women’s movement that erupted in New York in 1917. Hence option (E) is the correct answer choice.

4. “most Socialists ultimately sought to divert the cost-of-living movement into alternative channels of protest"
Option (B) is a word justification of the above and is hence correct.
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IMO the answers are
D A A B .
Please explain why D is wrong in 1 and A is wrong in 3 . ty
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IMO the answers are
D A A B .
Please explain why D is wrong in 1 and A is wrong in 3 . ty

The following are some of my thoughts. Hope that helps.

1 .The author suggests which of the following about New York Socialists' commitment to the cost-of-living movement?

As per (D) It coincided with their attempts to bring more women into union organizing.
=> In no line attempts to bring more women into union organizing is mentioned.

From the passage: "Underneath the Socialists’ brief commitment to cost of-living organizing lay a basic indifference to the issue
itself".
A. It lasted for a relatively short period of time => "brief commitment" meaning is expressed in option (A). So (A) is correct.

3.Which of the following best states the function of the passage as a whole?

A. To contrast the views hold by the Socialist party and the boycotting women in the cost-of-living issue.
=> This option is too narrow, because the contrary is only mentioned in the 3rd paragraph.

There is still a bigger picture regarding main idea of the passage. And the main point is correctly expressed in option (E), as mentioned in the ending of the 2nd paragraph.
(E) To analyze the motivations behind the socialist party's involvement in the women's suffrage movement.
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Since we agree on second one B... I will try to explain first and third

The author suggests which of the following about New York Socialists?commitment to the cost-of-living movement?
A. It lasted for a relatively short period of time
B. It was stronger than their commitment to the suffrage struggle.
Not mentioned
C. It predated the cost-of-living protest that erupted in 1917.
the time period was not pre 1917
D. It coincided with their attempts to bring more women into union organizing.
no mention of bringing more women into union
E. It explained the popularity of the Socialist party in NYC.
irrelevant

Which of the following best states the function of the passage as a whole?
A. To contrast the views hold by the Socialist party and the boycotting women in the cost-of-living issue.
Yeah. passage suggest kind of ignorance/tertiary priority by social party vs prime importance by boycotting women
B. To analyze the assumption underlying opposing viewpoints with the NY socialist party of 1917
socialist party is not central idea
C. To provide a historical perspective on different approaches to the resolution of cost-of-living issue.
passage discusses only one approach. too broad a choice
D. To chronicle the sequence of events that lead to the NY socialist party's emergency as a political power.
socialist party is not central idea
E. To analyze the motivations behind the socialist party's involvement in the women's suffrage movement.
socialist party is not central idea

Hi, I understand your process of elimination for question 1. But, can you please explain why option A is correct for question 1? I eliminated the option A because I found nothing mentioned in the passage regarding 'relatively short period of time'. And I guess for question 3 OA is E not A.
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mahesh004 wrote:
Since we agree on second one B... I will try to explain first and third

The author suggests which of the following about New York Socialists?commitment to the cost-of-living movement?
A. It lasted for a relatively short period of time
B. It was stronger than their commitment to the suffrage struggle.
Not mentioned
C. It predated the cost-of-living protest that erupted in 1917.
the time period was not pre 1917
D. It coincided with their attempts to bring more women into union organizing.
no mention of bringing more women into union
E. It explained the popularity of the Socialist party in NYC.
irrelevant

Which of the following best states the function of the passage as a whole?
A. To contrast the views hold by the Socialist party and the boycotting women in the cost-of-living issue.
Yeah. passage suggest kind of ignorance/tertiary priority by social party vs prime importance by boycotting women
B. To analyze the assumption underlying opposing viewpoints with the NY socialist party of 1917
socialist party is not central idea
C. To provide a historical perspective on different approaches to the resolution of cost-of-living issue.
passage discusses only one approach. too broad a choice
D. To chronicle the sequence of events that lead to the NY socialist party's emergency as a political power.
socialist party is not central idea
E. To analyze the motivations behind the socialist party's involvement in the women's suffrage movement.
socialist party is not central idea

Hi, I understand your process of elimination for question 1. But, can you please explain why option A is correct for question 1? I eliminated the option A because I found nothing mentioned in the passage regarding 'relatively short period of time'. And I guess for question 3 OA is E not A.

As mentioned from the passage: "Underneath the Socialists’ brief commitment to cost of-living organizing lay a basic indifference to the issue
itself".

Just read option (A) and you can see that (A) matches with brief commitment.
(brief = short)
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