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# Linda Kerber argued in the mid-1980's that after the

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16 Feb 2013, 01:48
Very clear Vercules!! thanks!! however sometime I get wrong because I see just a little difference between the text and the answer choice, and I guess that it is a trap... btw it is just a subtle different that the Gmat doesn't consider relevant.
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16 Feb 2013, 02:21
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Very clear Vercules!! thanks!! however sometime I get wrong because I see just a little difference between the text and the answer choice, and I guess that it is a trap... btw it is just a subtle different that the Gmat doesn't consider relevant.

Hi IanSolo,

Yes you got it right, these are all traps. Once you recognize these traps, you will be able to concentrate on the important ideas that a passage discusses. By focused practice you can achieve this.

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16 Feb 2013, 18:29
HIMALAYA wrote:
1. E. a typical in that it examined the education of girls.

2. C. The family serving as one of the primary means by which children were imbued with political virtue

3. D. Whether attitudes toward women's educational opportunities changed during the eighteenth century

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06 Feb 2014, 02:29
Although there is no OA on those questions,especially the latest one,which is the most controversial in this topic.

Here is my view on the latest question. Hope it helps.

D is my choice.The reason is on the following.

Question:The passage suggests that, with regard to the history of women’s education in the United States,Kerber’s work differs from Woody’s primarily concerning which of the following?

Supporting of the paragraph:Woody’s evidence challenges the notion that the Revolution changed attitudes regarding female education, although it may have accelerated earlier trends. Historians’ reliance on Kerber’s “republican motherhood” thesis may have obscured the presence of these trends, making it difficult to determine to what extent the Revolution really changed women’s lives.

We can trace the answer from earlier trendsand we can find that the ATTITUDE is the main-highlight word,though B has got what extent,which is also a highlight.BUT B miss the point:ATTITUDE.As we can see, the start line is Woody's evidence, timeline is the same on both B and D.IMO, D is better.
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30 Dec 2014, 03:08
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This is an official passage
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22 Mar 2015, 07:06
OAs : ECB Answered all correctly. Took me 6 minutes.
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08 Jun 2015, 07:16
Hi All,

I was solving the same passage from Gmatprep Rc ..OA for last question is given as A.
I marked the answer as B which is claimed to be OA by some folks .
Can anyone confirm OA to last question A or B?
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29 Jun 2017, 19:55
1).According to the passage, within the field of educational history, Thomas Woody’s 1929 work was
E. atypical in that it examined the education of girls
--> "Prior to Kerber’s work, educational historians barely mentioned women and girls; Thomas Woody’s 1929 work is the notable exception." Since the above two sentences are related by a semicolon, we can say that Sentence 2 is related to sentence 1. The answer cannot be B because as per passage, "Woody also claimed that practical education for females had many advocates before the Revolution". The word "also" suggests that this sentence is an extension of earlier thought and is not a primary thought.
2) "Kerber maintained that the leaders of the new nation wanted women to be educated in order to raise politically virtuous sons. A virtuous citizenry was considered essential to the success of the country's republican form of government; virtue was to be instilled not only by churches and schools, but by families, where the mother's role was crucial. Thus, according to Kerber, motherhood became pivotal to the fate of the republic, providing justification for an unprecedented attention to female education.We can derive the answer from the first paragraph. The question asks that according to Kerber what did political leaders thought to be the idea on which post American Revolution government depended".As per the context of the passage "Political Virtue" an "Virtue" mean more or less the same thing, but this differentiation will not come in your way in answering this question. Hence C.
3)The passage states that, "Linda Kerber argued {...} that after the American Revolution (1775-1783), an ideology of “republican motherhood” resulted in a surge of educational opportunities for women in the United States." Thus, according to Kerber, there were significantly more educational opportunities for women after the American Revolution than before the American Revolution. Why? Because "the leaders of the new nation wanted women to be educated in order to raise politically virtuous sons". These statements imply that there was more support for educational opportunities for women after the revolution than before the revolution. Notice that Kerber does not say anything about women's interest in actually pursuing those educational opportunities; rather, Kerber's work only suggests that there were more educational opportunities for women and more support for educational opportunities for women after the revolution. Woody, on the other hand, "found that educational opportunities increased for both girls and boys around 1750" (before the revolution), and he "also claimed that practical education for females had many advocates before the Revolution." Thus, according to Woody, educational opportunities for females and support (ie advocates) for educational opportunities for females increased before the revolution. Again, Woody does not say anything about women's interest in actually pursuing those educational opportunities, so choice A can be eliminated. We can, however, infer that Kerber believed that support for educational opportunities for women increased after the revolution and that Woody believed that support for educational opportunities for women increased before the revolution. Thus, the passage suggests that Woody's work would describe a higher level of support for educational opportunities for girls (females) prior to the American Revolution than Kerber's work would describe. Thus, choice B is appropriate.
4)"Kerber maintained that the leaders of the new nation wanted women to be educated in order to raise politically virtuous sons. A virtuous citizenry was considered essential to the success of the country’s republican form of government; virtue was to be instilled not only by churches and schools, but by families, where the mother’s role was crucial". As per this notion. Only D matches.
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01 Jul 2017, 02:20
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I think the answer to the second question is B because women were responsible for instilling political virtues in the family.
Please provide full explanation for B.
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21 Aug 2017, 03:33
Topic Locked.

It is discussed here: gmat-prep-rc-linda-kerber-argued-in-the-mid-1980-s-220751.html

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