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The official answer to the third question ("D") is horrible too. It seems to be based on the assumption that only some people were buried with possessions because only they belonged to a particular religion. It seems quite a stretch, and there is no evidence in the passage to support the assumption that there was more than one religion active in this small community (and frankly this seems highly unlikely that this would have happened at all in this period of history. We're not talking about 21st century New York!)
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5 mins. All correct. Feel free to message if you have any specific query.
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E , C , D all answers correct yeye :) . Seems passage is easy
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-The author is seeking to prove the existence of some sort of hierarchy in a certain society and is providing examples to justify the same
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1. "That formal management of food resources was needed is suggested by the large size of storage spaces located around some communal Great Kivas"
The above clearly indicate that the food stored in the storage spaces was used by the community as a whole and not by a select few. Hence option (E) is the right answer.

2. Answer C

3. "Evidence for differential distribution of wealth is found in burials of the period: some include large quantities of pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts, whereas others from the same sites lack any such materials."

The author states that artifacts that one is buried with indicate the societal position of the deceased person. The argument would be most weakened if it were proved that the deceased person had not connection with the objects that he was buried with.

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The official answer to the third question ("D") is horrible too. It seems to be based on the assumption that only some people were buried with possessions because only they belonged to a particular religion. It seems quite a stretch, and there is no evidence in the passage to support the assumption that there was more than one religion active in this small community (and frankly this seems highly unlikely that this would have happened at all in this period of history. We're not talking about 21st century New York!)


Maybe its the word "often" ?
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In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, many Western Pueblo settlements in what is now the southwestern United Line States may have possessed distinctly hierarchical organizational structures. These communities' agricultural systems-which were "intensive" in the use of labor rather than "extensive" in area-may have given rise to political leadership that managed both labor and food resources. That formal management of food resources was needed is suggested by the large size of storage spaces located
around some communal Great Kivas (underground ceremonial chambers). Though no direct evidence exists that such spaces were used to store food, Western Pueblo communities lacking sufficient arable land to support their populations could have preserved the necessary extra food, including imported foodstuffs, in such apparently communal spaces. Moreover, evidence of specialization in producing raw materials and in manufacturing ceramics and textiles indicates differentiation of labor within and between communities. The organizational and managerial demands of such specialization strengthen the possibility that a decision-making elite existed, an elite whose control over labor, the use of community surpluses, and the acquisition of imported goods would have led to a concentration of economic resources in their own hands. Evidence for differential distribution of wealth is found in burials of the period: some include large quantities of pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts, whereas others from the same sites lack any such materials.
Q) According to the passage, which of the following is probably true of the storage spaces mentioned in line 14?
A. They were used by the community elite for storage of their own food supplies.
B. They served a ceremonial as well as a practical function.
C. Their size is an indication of the wealth of the particular community to which they belonged.
D. Their existence proves that the community to which they belonged imported large amounts of food.
E. They belonged to and were used by the community as a whole.



The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. outline the methods by which resources were managed within a particular group of communities
B. account for the distribution of wealth within a particular group of communities
C. provide support for a hypothesis concerning the social structure of a particular society
D. explain how political leadership changed in a particular historical situation
E. present new evidence that contradicts previous theories about a particular historical situation



Which of the following, if true, would most clearly undermine the author's statement in the last sentence of the passage (lines 38-43) regarding the distribution of wealth in Western Pueblo settlements?
A. Only community members of exceptional wealth are likely to have been buried with their personal possessions.
B. Members of communities with extensive agricultural systems are usually buried without personal possessions.
C. Most artifacts found in burial sites were manufactured locally rather than imported from other communities.
D. Burial artifacts are often ritual objects associated with religious practices rather than being the deceased's personal possessions.
E. The quality of burial artifacts varies depending on the site with which they are associated.




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The reason it's "D' is because it weakens the assumption made by the author- the author is making the assumption that these objects are indicative of wealth; however, there could be some other cause which "D" presents.
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In the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, many Western Pueblo settlements in what is now the southwestern United Line States may have possessed distinctly hierarchical organizational structures. These communities' agricultural systems-which were "intensive" in the use of labor rather than "extensive" in area-may have given rise to political leadership that managed both labor and food resources. That formal management of food resources was needed is suggested by the large size of storage spaces located
around some communal Great Kivas (underground ceremonial chambers). Though no direct evidence exists that such spaces were used to store food, Western Pueblo communities lacking sufficient arable land to support their populations could have preserved the necessary extra food, including imported foodstuffs, in such apparently communal spaces. Moreover, evidence of specialization in producing raw materials and in manufacturing ceramics and textiles indicates differentiation of labor within and between communities. The organizational and managerial demands of such specialization strengthen the possibility that a decision-making elite existed, an elite whose control over labor, the use of community surpluses, and the acquisition of imported goods would have led to a concentration of economic resources in their own hands. Evidence for differential distribution of wealth is found in burials of the period: some include large quantities of pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts, whereas others from the same sites lack any such materials.
Q) According to the passage, which of the following is probably true of the storage spaces mentioned in line 14?
A. They were used by the community elite for storage of their own food supplies.
B. They served a ceremonial as well as a practical function.
C. Their size is an indication of the wealth of the particular community to which they belonged.
D. Their existence proves that the community to which they belonged imported large amounts of food.
E. They belonged to and were used by the community as a whole.



The primary purpose of the passage is to
A. outline the methods by which resources were managed within a particular group of communities
B. account for the distribution of wealth within a particular group of communities
C. provide support for a hypothesis concerning the social structure of a particular society
D. explain how political leadership changed in a particular historical situation
E. present new evidence that contradicts previous theories about a particular historical situation



Which of the following, if true, would most clearly undermine the author's statement in the last sentence of the passage (lines 38-43) regarding the distribution of wealth in Western Pueblo settlements?
A. Only community members of exceptional wealth are likely to have been buried with their personal possessions.
B. Members of communities with extensive agricultural systems are usually buried without personal possessions.
C. Most artifacts found in burial sites were manufactured locally rather than imported from other communities.
D. Burial artifacts are often ritual objects associated with religious practices rather than being the deceased's personal possessions.
E. The quality of burial artifacts varies depending on the site with which they are associated.






Ques -1 line 14=> i was not able to locate storage spaces and got this ques incorrect . IT SHOULD BE LINE 8 STORAGE SPACE.
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Other 2 ques 2 and 3 i got right.
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I am confused between B and E and I marked as B as in the passage, the author mentions ceremonial .blah blah..

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1. According to the passage, which of the following is probably true of the storage spaces mentioned in line 14?

(A) They were used by the community elite for storage of their own food supplies.
(B) They served a ceremonial as well as a practical function.
(C) Their size is an indication of the wealth of the particular community to which they belonged.
(D) Their existence proves that the community to which they belonged imported large amounts of food.
(E) They belonged to and were used by the community as a whole.
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Yes the storage spaces were located "around" underground ceremonial chambers. So, it suggests that the storage spaces themselves did not have any ceremonial function.

Hence, B is out.



Can someone explain how this logic doesn't also apply to whether the storage spaces were communal? Because it is applying "communal" directly to the great Kivas in the same way that it is applying "ceremonial" to the great Kivas. If I were to be consistent, it seems that neither "communal" nor "ceremonial" should apply to the spaces around the Kivas, since both are talking about the Kivas (the underground chambers, that are both ceremonial and communal) themselves, not the space around them.

plz halp, it's not often I get a RC question wrong.
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took 5:30 and got all three right!
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First question was tricky but "Communal Spaces" was the key.
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Hey saurabh9gupta,

(B) can be eliminated because while the storage spaces were practical, there is no indication that they were "ceremonial". The word "ceremonial" in the passage refers not to the storage spaces, but to the Kivas that they are located next to.

(E) is clearly supported since the author uses the word "communal" to refer to the storage spaces, indicating that they were used by the whole community.
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I got all correct I took 7 minutes, is it good?, do I have to work hard in my timing?

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I got all correct I took 7 minutes, is it good?, do I have to work hard in my timing?

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