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Mark: To convey an understanding of past events, a historian should

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Mark: To convey an understanding of past events, a historian should try to capture what it was like to experience those events. For instance, a foot soldier in the Battle of Waterloo knew through direct experience what the battle was like, and it is this kind of knowledge that the historian must capture.

Carla: But how do you go about choosing whose perspective is the valid one? Is the foot soldier's perspective more valid than that of a general? Should it be a French or an English soldier? Your approach would generate a biased version of history and to avoid that, historians must stick to general and objective characterizations of the past.

Carla does which one of the following in disputing Mark’s position?

(A) contests Mark’s understanding of historical events.
(B) questions Mark’s presupposition that one person can understand another’s feelings.
(C) argues that the selection involved in carrying out Mark’s proposal would distort the result.
(D) questions whether Mark accurately describes the kind of historical writing he deplores.
(E) gives reason to believe that Mark’s recommendation is motivated by his professional self-interest.

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Mark: To convey an understanding of past events, a historian should try to capture what it was like to experience those events. For instance, a foot soldier in the Battle of Waterloo knew through direct experience what the battle was like, and it is this kind of knowledge that the historian must capture.

Carla: But how do you go about choosing whose perspective is the valid one? Is the foot soldier's perspective more valid than that of a general? Should it be a French or an English soldier? Your approach would generate a biased version of history and to avoid that, historians must stick to general and objective characterizations of the past.

Carla does which one of the following in disputing Mark’s position?

(A) contests Mark’s understanding of historical events.
(B) questions Mark’s presupposition that one person can understand another’s feelings.
(C) argues that the selection involved in carrying out Mark’s proposal would distort the result.
(D) questions whether Mark accurately describes the kind of historical writing he deplores.
(E) gives reason to believe that Mark’s recommendation is motivated by his professional self-interest.


I think C is the correct answer.

All other option except are out of context for the question. Carla pointed out a potential downfall in Mark's approach is all that question stem conveys us.

Please give kudos if you like the explanation.

Originally posted by ruchik on 08 Jan 2019, 18:10.
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I think.. "C" is the correct answer ...

Anybody ..Please confirm ..

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Rakeshtewatia wrote:
I think.. "C" is the correct answer ...

Anybody ..Please confirm ..

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I think C is the correct answer.

All other option except are out of context for the question. Carla pointed out a potential downfall in Mark's approach is all that question stem conveys us.
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