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

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DmitryFarber wrote:
pininfarina, watch out for the time frame. The question asks about the 1920's, but the legislation wasn't passed until the early 1930's. This allows us to know for sure that the practice of creating unions with company money was still legal throughout the 1920's.


Hi DmitryFarber,
Can you kindly explain the answer to the 4th question?
The passage suggests that if the grievances of porters in one part of the United States had been different from those of porters in another part of the country, which of the following would have been the case?

(A) It would have been more difficult for the Pullman Company to have had a single labor policy.
(B) It would have been more difficult for the Brotherhood to control its channels of communication.
(C) It would have been more difficult for the Brotherhood to build its membership.
(D) It would have been easier for the Pullman Company's union to attract membership.
(E) It would have been easier for the Brotherhood to threaten strikes.

I chose B instead of C as it is mentioned in the passage that their segregated life protected the union's internal communications from interception.
I did not get the concept of membership in option C.
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Was a good passage and difficult passage.

My answers were

1.C
Although Randolph fellow faced 'Formidable' obst, the first para says he was successful in his task.
So he reduced the contention to some extent.

2. Got this wrong - Didnt know what Ambivalent meant
Generally, authors who write such stuff are mature people and they should behave in such manner as well
IMO
A - Sympathy - Sounds emphatic but not to brother hood
B- Concerns - Author mentioned that Randolph won, no need to worry about this amazing fellow and his efforts
C - Mixed feeling, Such an author will never have a mixed feeling about such serious topic such as this.
E - Regret - Is too strong an emotion to bring in the sensible passage.

Left with D - Still not sure of the appreciation, but this is the one left.

3. Cant figure this one out

4. D - Porters Isolation worked in Brotherhood's favor opposite of that will work in Pullmans favour

5. A - Passage says, Pullman made its own union

'An additional obstacle was the union that Pullman itself had formed, which weakened support among Black workers for an independent entity.
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6. This was a good one
POE left b/w A and B.

passage supplies information that Mr. Randolph wasnt very happy with the prohibition of blah blah, end of third para so he decided to do
something.. Bingo
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3. The passage suggests which of the following about the response of porters to the Pullman Company’s own union?
(A) Few porters ever joined this union. The first was Black workers' understandable skepticism toward unions, which had historically barred Black workers from membership. - not possible at all
(B) Some porters supported this union before 1935.
(C) Porters, more than other Pullman employees, enthusiastically supported this union. that's the union that suppressed them, so it can't be and is not
(D) The porters’ response was most positive after 1935. the same as in C
(E) The porters’ response was unaffected by the general skepticism of Black workers concerning unions.

If my reasoning is correct, could you guys please explain me why B is correct? I have a trouble while eliminating E.
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can some one please explain the Q3 why the OA B. why the option E is incorrect ?

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rinkumaa4 wrote:
can some one please explain the Q3 why the OA B. why the option E is incorrect ?

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I will give it a try:)

3. The passage suggests which of the following about the response of porters to the Pullman Company’s own union?

--> Paragraph 3 is the important to answer this question. Especially the last part: "But it was only in the early 1930's that federal legislation prohibiting a company from maintaining its own unions with company money eventually allowed the Brotherhood to become recognized as the porters' representative."


(A) Few porters ever joined this union. Can not be inferred.
(B) Some porters supported this union before 1935.Seems good. Quote above states that after 1930 the brotherhood became recognized as the porters' represantatives. I inferred that at least some porters as a consequence joined the union...
(C) Porters, more than other Pullman employees, enthusiastically supported this union.Comparison with other employees is not mentioned
(D) The porters’ response was most positive after 1935.We don't know about after 1935 oponions of porters...
(E) The porters’ response was unaffected by the general skepticism of Black workers concerning unions.I understand why this option might seem tempting, but nowhere in the passage the author makes or suggest any conncection between the general skepticism mentioned in paragraph 2 and the porters' response...

Does it help? Maybe you can explain why you picked E...

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P1 - Mr P took a post, his challenges, what he did.
P2 - 1st problem, blacks dnt want union.
P3 - How black were against him. events.
P4 - what after some law passed and how it was helpful.

1. According to the passage, by 1935 the skepticism of Black workers toward unions was

In 1935 the Brotherhood became the first Black union recognized by a major corporation. Randolph's efforts in the battle helped transform the attitude of Black workers toward unions and toward themselves as an identifiable group;

(C) mitigated by the efforts of Randolph

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2. In using the word “understandable” (line 14), the author most clearly conveys

(D) appreciation of the attitude of many Black workers in the 1920’s toward unions

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3. The passage suggests which of the following about the response of porters to the Pullman Company’s own union?

An additional obstacle was the union that Pullman itself had formed, which weakened support among Black workers for an independent entity.

In addition, the porters' very isolation aided the Brotherhood

(B) Some porters supported this union before 1935 --- overall above lines are pointing towards this.

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4. The passage suggests that if the grievances of porters in one part of the United States had been different from those of porters in another part of the country, which of the following would have been the case?

thus sharing the same grievances from city to city, also strengthened the Brotherhood and encouraged racial identity and solidarity as well.

(C) It would have been more difficult for the Brotherhood to build its membership.

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5. The passage suggests that in the 1920's a company in the United States was able to

But it was only in the early 1930's that federal legislation prohibiting a company from maintaining its own unions with company money eventually allowed the Brotherhood to become recognized as the porters' representative.

(A) use its own funds to set up a union

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6. The passage supplies information concerning which of the following matters related to Randolph?

(B) His motivation for bringing the Brotherhood into the American Federation of Labor
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Can someone explain 2, please? I put A.
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