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Difficulty levels are as follow

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5) The passage suggests that Woody would have agreed with which of the following claims regarding “An Essay on Woman”?

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First paragraph presents the main idea of the passage second paragraph presents twist to that idea, answer of 5th question can be found in second paragraph.

Read the following lines from the passage

"Woody found that educational opportunities increased for both girls and boys around 1750. Pointing to “An Essay on Woman” (1753) as reflecting a shift in view, Woody also claimed that practical education for females had many advocates before the Revolution. Woody’s evidence challenges the notion that the Revolution changed attitudes regarding female education."

Now see answer choices

(A) It expressed attitudes concerning women's education that were reflected in new educational opportunities for women after 1750.

(B) It persuaded educators to offer greater educational opportunities to women in the 1750s.

(C) It articulated ideas about women's education that would not be realized until after the American Revolution.

(D) It offered one of the most original arguments? No augment discussed in the passage in favor of women's education in the United States in the eighteenth century.

(E) It presented views about women's education that were still controversial in Woody's own time.

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Could someone please explain question 2?
I had opted for choice D because the passage mentioned virtue was to be instilled not only by churches and schools, but by families, where the mother’s role was crucial
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Could someone please explain question 2?
I had opted for choice D because the passage mentioned virtue was to be instilled not only by churches and schools, but by families, where the mother’s role was crucial


DarkHorse2019 :

Option D is wrong because ;

1. It says "The family assuming many of the functions previously performed by schools and churches".

The passage discusses only one function "To educate women so that they can to raise politically virtuous sons". Previously this act was done by schools and churches, but in the mid-1980’s "women's also added to full the role "republican motherhood".

Therefore, when the passage says "many of the functions", it option D leads to the wrong direction.

Option C is more close to the passage and hence the correct answer.
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One more doubt about question 5.
The passage suggests that Woody would have agreed with which of the following claims regarding “An Essay on Woman”?
(A) It expressed attitudes concerning women's education that were reflected in new educational opportunities for women after 1750.
I see that the word after is key to select this answer, and I see that that there was a shift in view, but where does the text say that "An Essay on Woman" pointed to new education opportunities?

I think that Pointing refers to Woody's claim; the reference to additional education opportunities should be linked to the information in the newspapers.

Examining newspaper advertisements for academies, Woody found that educational opportunities increased for both girls and boys around 1750. Pointing to “An Essay on Woman” (1753) as reflecting a shift in view, Woody also claimed that practical education for females had many advocates before the Revolution.

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Linda Kerber argued in the mid-1980’s 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. 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.

Introduction of the republican motherhood thesis dramatically changed historiography. Prior to Kerber’s work, educational historians barely mentioned women and girls; Thomas Woody’s 1929 work is the notable exception. Examining newspaper advertisements for academies, Woody found that educational opportunities increased for both girls and boys around 1750. Pointing to “An Essay on Woman” (1753) as reflecting a shift in view, Woody also claimed that practical education for females had many advocates before the Revolution. 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.


1) According to the passage, within the field of educational history, Thomas Woody’s 1929 work was

(A) innovative because it relied on newspaper advertisements as evidence
(B) exceptional in that it concentrated on the period before the American Revolution
(C) unusual in that it focused on educational attitudes rather than on educational practices
(D) controversial in its claims regarding educational opportunities for boys
(E) atypical in that it examined the education of girls



2) According to the passage, Kerber argued that political leaders thought that the form of government adopted by the United States after the American Revolution depended on which of the following for its success?

(A) Women assuming the sole responsibility for instilling political virtue in children
(B) Girls becoming the primary focus of a reformed educational system that emphasized political virtue
(C) The family serving as one of the primary means by which children were imbued with political virtue
(D) The family assuming many of the functions previously performed by schools and churches
(E) Men and women assuming equal responsibility for the management of schools, churches, and the family



3) 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?

(A) The extent to which women were interested in pursuing educational opportunities in the eighteenth century
(B) The extent of the support for educational opportunities for girls prior to the American Revolution
(C) The extent of public resistance to educational opportunities for women after the American Revolution
(D) Whether attitudes toward women’s educational opportunities changed during the eighteenth century
(E) Whether women needed to be educated in order to contribute to the success of a republican form of government



4) According to the passage, Kerber maintained that which of the following led to an increase in educational opportunities for women in the United States after the American Revolution?

(A) An unprecedented demand by women for greater educational opportunities in the decades following the Revolution
(B) A new political ideology calling for equality of opportunity between women and men in all aspects of life
(C) A belief that the American educational system could be reformed only if women participated more fully in that system
(D) A belief that women needed to be educated if they were to contribute to the success of the nation’s new form of government
(E) A recognition that women needed to be educated if they were to take an active role in the nation’s schools and churches



5) The passage suggests that Woody would have agreed with which of the following claims regarding “An Essay on Woman”?

(A) It expressed attitudes concerning women's education that were reflected in new educational opportunities for women after 1750.
(B) It persuaded educators to offer greater educational opportunities to women in the 1750s.
(C) It articulated ideas about women's education that would not be realized until after the American Revolution.
(D) It offered one of the most original arguments in favor of women's education in the United States in the eighteenth century.
(E) It presented views about women's education that were still controversial in Woody's own time.



JOURNAL ARTICLE
Rethinking Republican Motherhood: Benjamin Rush and the Young Ladies' Academy of Philadelphia
Margaret A. Nash
Journal of the Early Republic
Vol. 17, No. 2 (Summer, 1997), pp. 171-191 (21 pages)
Published by: University of Pennsylvania Press on behalf of the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic
https://www.jstor.org/stable/3124445

Hello,
I was wondering if this passage is actually 700- level? Kinda easy wasn't it?
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