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The industrial revolution, which took place during the late eighteenth

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The industrial revolution, which took place during the late eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century, is the historical time period in which new manufacturing processes began to be used on a large scale. While some argue that the individual’s standard of living increased at an unprecedented rate during this time, others believe that it was only the overall growth of the economy that increased, and that standards of living did not rise significantly until the twentieth century; the latter belief is clearly true, since _________________________

Which of the following, if true, best completes the passage above?

A
social writings from this time indicate that workers' living conditions deteriorated during the revolution.

B
the revolution affected not just the professional lives but also the everyday lives of people at the time.

C
new manufacturing processes led to marked improvements in the efficiency of the production process across various kinds of industries

D
classical economics does not even mention the possibility of sustained economic growth during the revolution

E
most economists now believe that socioeconomic changes during the revolution occurred as a rapid rather than gradual process

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02 Aug 2018, 10:46
This one took me some time. Went with A since it seemed like the most relevant. Any one else?
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The industrial revolution, which took place during the late eighteenth century and the early nineteenth century, is the historical time period in which new manufacturing processes began to be used on a large scale. While some argue that the individual’s standard of living increased at an unprecedented rate during this time, others believe that it was only the overall growth of the economy that increased, and that standards of living did not rise significantly until the twentieth century; the latter belief is clearly true, since _________________________

Which of the following, if true, best completes the passage above?

A
social writings from this time indicate that workers' living conditions deteriorated during the revolution.

B
the revolution affected not just the professional lives but also the everyday lives of people at the time.

C
new manufacturing processes led to marked improvements in the efficiency of the production process across various kinds of industries

D
classical economics does not even mention the possibility of sustained economic growth during the revolution

E
most economists now believe that socioeconomic changes during the revolution occurred as a rapid rather than gradual process

IMO The correct answer is A.
Was expecting a more challenging question but the rest of the answer choices were irrelevant.
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02 Aug 2018, 11:44
A mentions only the worker's living conditions. Are we assuming here that workers comprises major portion of the people in general? The conclusion talks about individual's standard of living.

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A mentions only the worker's living conditions. Are we assuming here that workers comprises major portion of the people in general? The conclusion talks about individual's standard of living.

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I guess that's a gap in the reasoning of the answer choices.
I reached A, by eliminating all other Answer Choices.
Rest of the answer choices are not relevant to what wee seek here which is something that can tell us that standards of living did not rise significantly.

What you are saying is absolutely true but we have to choose the best among the given answer choices.
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