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When A. Philip Randolph assumed the leadership of the Brotherhood of S

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Could anyone of you be so kind and explain the reasoning used to justify the answer choice of Q6? I really argued a long time before answering this question.
Maybe it is a language problem with the phrase "His motivation..." but to me this conveys that the passage should present the reasoning and motivation which lead Randolf to iniate this union.

I eliminated this answer choice because the passage barely focussed on the iniator, also after re-reading I haven't found any indications that would provide me with something relatable to "his motivation ..."
For this answer choice to be true I would have expected to spot the following information in the passage:

    Randolf was a victim of race segregration working for company x ... therefore he iniated ....
    Randolf was a scholar of the important figure Y and formed his beliefs early on to fight for the rights of black workers ...
    Randolf grew up in a town that was heavily influenced by the railroad business, he saw the struggles of the porters early on and therefore went on to ...

Is my reasoning faulty?

Thank you in advance!
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GMATNinja, or any other expert.

Could anyone of you be so kind and explain the reasoning used to justify the answer choice of Q6? I really argued a long time before answering this question.
Maybe it is a language problem with the phrase "His motivation..." but to me this conveys that the passage should present the reasoning and motivation which lead Randolf to iniate this union.

I eliminated this answer choice because the passage barely focussed on the iniator, also after re-reading I haven't found any indications that would provide me with something relatable to "his motivation ..."
For this answer choice to be true I would have expected to spot the following information in the passage:

    Randolf was a victim of race segregration working for company x ... therefore he iniated ....
    Randolf was a scholar of the important figure Y and formed his beliefs early on to fight for the rights of black workers ...
    Randolf grew up in a town that was heavily influenced by the railroad business, he saw the struggles of the porters early on and therefore went on to ...

Is my reasoning faulty?

Thank you in advance!

Take another look at (B):
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(B) His motivation for bringing the Brotherhood into the American Federation of Labor

To choose (B), we need to verify that the passage supplies information about Randolph's motivation for a very specific action: bringing the Brotherhood into the AFL. That is different than his motivation for starting the Brotherhood in the first place.

In the last paragraph of the passage, we learn that Randolph brought the Brotherhood into the AFL because he believed that "as a member union, the Brotherhood would be in a better position to exert pressure on member unions that practiced race restrictions." This clearly shows his motivations for having the Brotherhood join the AFL, so (B) is the correct answere to question #6.

I hope that helps!
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