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When the history of women
in the 1970’, Eleanor Roosevelt
Line was one of a handful of female
(5)
Americans who were well known
to both historians and the general
public. Despite the evidence that
she had been important in socialreform
circles before her husband
(10)
was elected President and that
causes than he did, she held
a place in the public imagination
largely because she was the wife
(15)
of a particularly influential President.
Her own activities were
seen as preparing the way for her
husband’s election or as a complement
to his programs. Even
(20)
Joseph Lash’s two volumes of
Sympathetic biography, Eleanor and
Franklin (1971) and Eleanor: The
Years Alone (1972), reflected this
assumption.
(25)
Lash’s biography revealed a
Complicated woman who sought
Through political activity both to
flee inner misery and to promote
causes in which she passionately
(30)
believed. However, she still
appeared to be an idiosyncratic
figure, somehow self-generated
not amenable to any generalized
explanation. She emerged from
(35)
the biography as a mother to the
entire nation, or as a busybody.
but hardly as a social type, a
figure comprehensible in terms
(40)
But more recent work on the
feminism of the post-suffrage
years (following 1920) allows us
to see Roosevelt in a different
light and to bring her life into a
(45)
more richly detailed context. Lois
Scharf’s Eleanor Roosevelt, written
In 1987, depicts a generation of
Privileged women, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50)
in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.
Their views and their lives were full
(55)
female social networks but began
to integrate women into mainstream
politics; they demanded equal
treatment but also argued that
women’s maternal responsibilities
(60)
made them both wards and representatives
of the public interest.
Thanks to Scharf and others,
Roosevelt’s activities—for example,
her support both for labor laws
(65)
protecting women and for appointments
of women to high public
office—have become intelligible in
terms of this social context rather
than as the idiosyncratic career of
a famous man’s wife.

The passage as a whole is primarily concerned with which of the following?

A. Changes in the way in which Eleanor Roosevelt’s life is understood

B. Social changes that made possible the role Played by Eleanor Roosevelt in social reform

C. Changes in the ways in which historians have viewed the lives of American women

D. Social changes that resulted from the activities of Eleanor Roosevelt

E. Changes in the social roles that American women have played
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
A

Which of the following studies would proceed in a way most similar to the way in which, according to the passage. Scharf’s book interprets Eleanor Roosevelt’s career?

A. An exploration of the activities of a wealthy social reformer in terms of the ideals held by the reformer

B. A history of the leaders of a political party which explained how the conflicting aims of its individual leaders thwarted and
diverted the activities of each leader

C. An account of the legislative career of a conservative senator which showed his goals to have been derived from a national conservative movement of which the senator was a part

D. A biography of a famous athlete which explained her high level of motivation in terms of the kind of family in which she grew up

E. A history of the individuals who led the movement to end slavery in the United States which attributed the movement’s success to the efforts of those exceptional individuals
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
D

The author cites which of the following as evidence against the public view of Eleanor Roosevelt held in the 1970’s?

A. She had been born into a wealthy family.

B. Her political career predated the adoption of women’s suffrage.

C. She continued her career in politics even After her husband’s death.

D. She was one of a few female historical figures who were well known to historians by the 1970’s.

E. Her activism predated her husband’s presidency and her projects differed from his.
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA
E

The author indicates that, according to Scharf’s biography, which of the following was NOT characteristic of feminists of Eleanor Roosevelt’s generation?

A. Their lives were full of contradictions
B. Their policies identified them as idiosyncratic.
C. They were from privileged backgrounds.
D. They held that women had unique responsibilities.
E. They made a transition from old patterns of a association to new ones.
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B

[Reveal] Spoiler: Question #1 OA
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Originally posted by goalsnr on 09 Jul 2008, 23:26.
Last edited by broall on 13 Sep 2017, 00:32, edited 4 times in total.
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Q23. A
The passage begins by saying - despite the fact the ER was an active social reformer before her husband was elected President she held a place in the public imagination largely because she was the wife of a particularly influential President.

The passage ends by saying - Beacuse of teh work of Scharf and teh others, ER's activies have become intelligible in terms of this social context rather than as the idiosyncratic career of a famous man’s wife.

This clearly shows that teh passage is concerned with -Changes in the way in which Eleanor
Roosevelt’s life is understood

Q25. C (this one was a though one. POE leaves only C) "Scharf’s book depicts ER as someone privileged women, born in the late Nineteenth century and maturing in the twentieth, who made the transition from old patterns of female association to new ones. Basically these women were shaped by the events of their times and whilel they maintained female social networks they also began to integrate women into mainstream politics, demanded equal treatment but also argued that women’s maternal responsibilities made them both wards and representatives of the public interest.

Similarily - A conservative senator whose goals and ideals were shaped by by the movement he was a part of.

Q26. E

Public view: held in high regard beacuse she was the wife of a el presidente.

Author says ER had been important in socialreform circles before her husband was elected President.
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12 Jul 2008, 07:51
When the history of women
in the 1970’, Eleanor Roosevelt
Line was one of a handful of female
(5) Americans who were well known
to both historians and the general
public. Despite the evidence that
she had been important in socialreform
circles before her husband
(10) was elected President and that
causes than he did, she held
a place in the public imagination
largely because she was the wife
(15) of a particularly influential President.
Her own activities were
seen as preparing the way for her
husband’s election or as a complement
to his programs. Even
(20) Joseph Lash’s two volumes of
Sympathetic biography, Eleanor and
Franklin (1971) and Eleanor: The
Years Alone (1972), reflected this
assumption.
(25) Lash’s biography revealed a
Complicated woman who sought
Through political activity both to
flee inner misery and to promote
causes in which she passionately
(30) believed. However, she still
appeared to be an idiosyncratic
figure, somehow self-generated
not amenable to any generalized
explanation. She emerged from
(35) the biography as a mother to the
entire nation, or as a busybody.
but hardly as a social type, a
figure comprehensible in terms
(40) But more recent work on the
feminism of the post-suffrage
years (following 1920) allows us
to see Roosevelt in a different
light and to bring her life into a
(45) more richly detailed context. Lois
Scharf’s Eleanor Roosevelt, written
In 1987, depicts a generation of
Privileged women, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50) in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.
Their views and their lives were full
(55) female social networks but began
to integrate women into mainstream
politics; they demanded equal
treatment but also argued that
women’s maternal responsibilities
(60) made them both wards and representatives
of the public interest.
Thanks to Scharf and others,
Roosevelt’s activities—for example,
her support both for labor laws
(65) protecting women and for appointments
of women to high public
office—have become intelligible in
terms of this social context rather
than as the idiosyncratic career of
a famous man’s wife.
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A. Changes in the way in which Eleanor Roosevelt’s life is understood
I think this is the answer.

B. Social changes that made possible the role Played by Eleanor Roosevelt in social reform
Discussed at one point but not as central theme.

C. Changes in the ways in which historians have viewed the lives of American women
This is big contender, however passage talks about Eleanor from starting to end.

D. Social changes that resulted from the activities of Eleanor Roosevelt
Discussed at one point but not as central theme.

E. Changes in the social roles that American women have played
Discussed at one point but not as central theme.
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Scraf's view corrected earlier view that She is not just a presiden't wife. She actually did many things and that there were similar women who did similar things.

A. An exploration of the activities of a wealthy social reformer in terms of the ideals held by the reformer
Passage does not discussed about her ideals at all.

B. A history of the leaders of a political party which explained how the conflicting aims of its individual leaders thwarted and diverted the activities of each leader
Passage does not talks about conflicting aims of individuals.

C. An account of the legislative career of a conservative senator which showed his goals to have been derived from a national conservative movement of which the senator was a part
Looks promising.

D. A biography of a famous athlete which explained her high level of motivation in terms of the kind of family in which she grew up
Family was not a factor although it may be one of the factor.

E. A history of the individuals who led the movement to end slavery in the United States which
attributed the movement’s success to the efforts of those exceptional individuals
Movement was successful or not is not mentioned.
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A. She had been born into a wealthy family.
It is true but there is no public view against it.

B. Her political career predated the adoption of women’s suffrage.
No proof in the passage.

C. She continued her career in politics even After her husband’s death.
No proof in the passage.

D. She was one of a few female historical Figures who were well known to historians By the 1970’s.
No issues on this. This is acknowledged.

E. Her activism predated her husband’s presidency and her projects differed from his.
Clear winner.
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This was really brutal RC, where did you get it from, I think it is more of CAT RC rather GMAT RC. Even passages was little lengthier. Anyway please confirm the OAs.
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abhijit_sen wrote:
When the history of women
in the 1970’, Eleanor Roosevelt
Line was one of a handful of female
(5) Americans who were well known
to both historians and the general
public. Despite the evidence that
she had been important in socialreform
circles before her husband
(10) was elected President and that
causes than he did, she held
a place in the public imagination
largely because she was the wife
(15) of a particularly influential President.
Her own activities were
seen as preparing the way for her
husband’s election or as a complement
to his programs. Even
(20) Joseph Lash’s two volumes of
Sympathetic biography, Eleanor and
Franklin (1971) and Eleanor: The
Years Alone (1972), reflected this
assumption.
(25) Lash’s biography revealed a
Complicated woman who sought
Through political activity both to
flee inner misery and to promote
causes in which she passionately
(30) believed. However, she still
appeared to be an idiosyncratic
figure, somehow self-generated
not amenable to any generalized
explanation. She emerged from
(35) the biography as a mother to the
entire nation, or as a busybody.
but hardly as a social type, a
figure comprehensible in terms
(40) But more recent work on the
feminism of the post-suffrage
years (following 1920) allows us
to see Roosevelt in a different
light and to bring her life into a
(45) more richly detailed context. Lois
Scharf’s Eleanor Roosevelt, written
In 1987, depicts a generation of
Privileged women, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50) in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.
Their views and their lives were full
(55) female social networks but began
to integrate women into mainstream
politics; they demanded equal
treatment but also argued that
women’s maternal responsibilities
(60) made them both wards and representatives
of the public interest.
Thanks to Scharf and others,
Roosevelt’s activities—for example,
her support both for labor laws
(65) protecting women and for appointments
of women to high public
office—have become intelligible in
terms of this social context rather
than as the idiosyncratic career of
a famous man’s wife.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A. Changes in the way in which Eleanor Roosevelt’s life is understood
I think this is the answer.

B. Social changes that made possible the role Played by Eleanor Roosevelt in social reform
Discussed at one point but not as central theme.

C. Changes in the ways in which historians have viewed the lives of American women
This is big contender, however passage talks about Eleanor from starting to end.

D. Social changes that resulted from the activities of Eleanor Roosevelt
Discussed at one point but not as central theme.

E. Changes in the social roles that American women have played
Discussed at one point but not as central theme.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scraf's view corrected earlier view that She is not just a presiden't wife. She actually did many things and that there were similar women who did similar things.

A. An exploration of the activities of a wealthy social reformer in terms of the ideals held by the reformer
Passage does not discussed about her ideals at all.

B. A history of the leaders of a political party which explained how the conflicting aims of its individual leaders thwarted and diverted the activities of each leader
Passage does not talks about conflicting aims of individuals.

C. An account of the legislative career of a conservative senator which showed his goals to have been derived from a national conservative movement of which the senator was a part
Looks promising.

D. A biography of a famous athlete which explained her high level of motivation in terms of the kind of family in which she grew up
Family was not a factor although it may be one of the factor.

E. A history of the individuals who led the movement to end slavery in the United States which
attributed the movement’s success to the efforts of those exceptional individuals
Movement was successful or not is not mentioned.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A. She had been born into a wealthy family.
It is true but there is no public view against it.

B. Her political career predated the adoption of women’s suffrage.
No proof in the passage.

C. She continued her career in politics even After her husband’s death.
No proof in the passage.

D. She was one of a few female historical Figures who were well known to historians By the 1970’s.
No issues on this. This is acknowledged.

E. Her activism predated her husband’s presidency and her projects differed from his.
Clear winner.
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This was really brutal RC, where did you get it from, I think it is more of CAT RC rather GMAT RC. Even passages was little lengthier. Anyway please confirm the OAs.

Iam glad Iam not the only one who thought it was brutal

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12 Jul 2008, 11:09
goalsnr wrote:

Can anyone explain why the OA is D for Q25.
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x97agarwal wrote:
goalsnr wrote:

Can anyone explain why the OA is D for Q25.

Q 25:
Which of the following studies would proceed in a
way most similar to the way in which, according to
the passage. Scharf’s book interprets Eleanor
Roosevelt’s career?

I think the keys points are :
1. Biography
2. family background

- Scharf’s book on Eleanor is a biography
-Privileged women, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50) in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.
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When the history of women
in the 1970’, Eleanor Roosevelt
Line was one of a handful of female
(5) Americans who were well known
to both historians and the general
public. Despite the evidence that
she had been important in socialreform
circles before her husband
(10) was elected President and that
causes than he did, she held
a place in the public imagination
largely because she was the wife
(15) of a particularly influential President.
Her own activities were
seen as preparing the way for her
husband’s election or as a complement
to his programs. Even
(20) Joseph Lash’s two volumes of
Sympathetic biography, Eleanor and
Franklin (1971) and Eleanor: The
Years Alone (1972), reflected this
assumption.
(25) Lash’s biography revealed a
Complicated woman who sought
Through political activity both to
flee inner misery and to promote
causes in which she passionately
(30) believed. However, she still
appeared to be an idiosyncratic
figure, somehow self-generated
not amenable to any generalized
explanation. She emerged from
(35) the biography as a mother to the
entire nation, or as a busybody.
but hardly as a social type, a
figure comprehensible in terms
(40) But more recent work on the
feminism of the post-suffrage
years (following 1920) allows us
to see Roosevelt in a different
light and to bring her life into a
(45) more richly detailed context. Lois
Scharf’s Eleanor Roosevelt, written
In 1987, depicts a generation of
Privileged women, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50) in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.
Their views and their lives were full
(55) female social networks but began
to integrate women into mainstream
politics; they demanded equal
treatment but also argued that
women’s maternal responsibilities
(60) made them both wards and representatives
of the public interest.
Thanks to Scharf and others,
Roosevelt’s activities—for example,
her support both for labor laws
(65) protecting women and for appointments
of women to high public
office—have become intelligible in
terms of this social context rather
than as the idiosyncratic career of
a famous man’s wife.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q 23:
The passage as a whole is primarily concerned
with which of the following?
A. Changes in the way in which Eleanor
Roosevelt’s life is understood
B. Social changes that made possible the role
Played by Eleanor Roosevelt in social reform
C. Changes in the ways in which historians have
viewed the lives of American women
D. Social changes that resulted from the activities
of Eleanor Roosevelt
E. Changes in the social roles that American
women have played
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q 25:
Which of the following studies would proceed in a
way most similar to the way in which, according to
the passage. Scharf’s book interprets Eleanor
Roosevelt’s career?
A. An exploration of the activities of a wealthy
social reformer in terms of the ideals held
by the reformer
B. A history of the leaders of a political party
which explained how the conflicting aims
of its individual leaders thwarted and
diverted the activities of each leader
C. An account of the legislative career of a conservative
senator which showed his goals to
have been derived from a national conservative
movement of which the senator was
a part
D. A biography of a famous athlete which
explained her high level of motivation in terms
of the kind of family in which she grew up
E. A history of the individuals who led the movement
to end slavery in the United States which
attributed the movement’s success to the
efforts of those exceptional individuals
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q 26:
The author cites which of the following as evidence
against the public view of Eleanor Roosevelt held
in the 1970’s?
A. She had been born into a wealthy family.
B. Her political career predated the adoption
of women’s suffrage.
C. She continued her career in politics even
After her husband’s death.
D. She was one of a few female historical
Figures who were well known to historians
By the 1970’s.
E. Her activism predated her husband’s presidency
and her projects differed from his.
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OA is ABDE, but I strongly doubt OA for the question 25.

Lois
Scharf’s Eleanor Roosevelt, written
In 1987, depicts a generation of
Privileged women
, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50) in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.

Their views and their lives were full
(55) female social networks but began
to integrate women into mainstream
politics; they demanded equal
treatment but also argued that
women’s maternal responsibilities
(60) made them both wards and representatives
of the public interest.

I think that to solve Q25, we should focus on this part above.
I picked E because of the bold parts above.
Schart talked about a generation of privileged women who made the transition from old patters of female association to new ones. E also mentions a group of people who led the movement to end slavery.

Feel free to point out any flaws in my reasoning.
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17 Feb 2013, 04:31
eybrj2 wrote:
OA is ABDE, but I strongly doubt OA for the question 25.

Lois
Scharf’s Eleanor Roosevelt, written
In 1987, depicts a generation of
Privileged women
, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50) in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.

Their views and their lives were full
(55) female social networks but began
to integrate women into mainstream
politics; they demanded equal
treatment but also argued that
women’s maternal responsibilities
(60) made them both wards and representatives
of the public interest.

I think that to solve Q25, we should focus on this part above.
I picked E because of the bold parts above.
Schart talked about a generation of privileged women who made the transition from old patters of female association to new ones. E also mentions a group of people who led the movement to end slavery.

Feel free to point out any flaws in my reasoning.

I agree ... Can anyone explain the OA for this?
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17 Feb 2013, 05:58
Hi roopika,

I agree, not easy. My hypothesis for why D is the OA is this:

The key word in answer D is 'context'. I.e. the Athelete's success is explained because of the context in which they grew up.

In the passage Scarfe attributes Roosevelt's success to the context in which she was brought up - i.e. that group of priviliged women.

My question with E would be that it's subject is 'a group of women' whearas in the question we're just talking about one woman.

What do you think?

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18 Feb 2013, 14:45
Thank you for your explanation. I have a problem with social sciences passages too.. I miss too many questions. Where can we find more such reading materiel.
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09 Oct 2013, 14:22
eybrj2 wrote:
When the history of women
in the 1970’, Eleanor Roosevelt
Line was one of a handful of female
(5) Americans who were well known
to both historians and the general
public. Despite the evidence that
she had been important in socialreform
circles before her husband
(10) was elected President and that
causes than he did, she held
a place in the public imagination
largely because she was the wife
(15) of a particularly influential President.
Her own activities were
seen as preparing the way for her
husband’s election or as a complement
to his programs. Even
(20) Joseph Lash’s two volumes of
Sympathetic biography, Eleanor and
Franklin (1971) and Eleanor: The
Years Alone (1972), reflected this
assumption.
(25) Lash’s biography revealed a
Complicated woman who sought
Through political activity both to
flee inner misery and to promote
causes in which she passionately
(30) believed. However, she still
appeared to be an idiosyncratic
figure, somehow self-generated
not amenable to any generalized
explanation. She emerged from
(35) the biography as a mother to the
entire nation, or as a busybody.
but hardly as a social type, a
figure comprehensible in terms
(40) But more recent work on the
feminism of the post-suffrage
years (following 1920) allows us
to see Roosevelt in a different
light and to bring her life into a
(45) more richly detailed context. Lois
Scharf’s Eleanor Roosevelt, written
In 1987, depicts a generation of
Privileged women, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50) in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.
Their views and their lives were full
(55) female social networks but began
to integrate women into mainstream
politics; they demanded equal
treatment but also argued that
women’s maternal responsibilities
(60) made them both wards and representatives
of the public interest.
Thanks to Scharf and others,
Roosevelt’s activities—for example,
her support both for labor laws
(65) protecting women and for appointments
of women to high public
office—have become intelligible in
terms of this social context rather
than as the idiosyncratic career of
a famous man’s wife.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q 23:
The passage as a whole is primarily concerned
with which of the following?
A. Changes in the way in which Eleanor
Roosevelt’s life is understood
B. Social changes that made possible the role
Played by Eleanor Roosevelt in social reform
C. Changes in the ways in which historians have
viewed the lives of American women
D. Social changes that resulted from the activities
of Eleanor Roosevelt
E. Changes in the social roles that American
women have played
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q 25:
Which of the following studies would proceed in a
way most similar to the way in which, according to
the passage. Scharf’s book interprets Eleanor
Roosevelt’s career?
A. An exploration of the activities of a wealthy
social reformer in terms of the ideals held
by the reformer
B. A history of the leaders of a political party
which explained how the conflicting aims
of its individual leaders thwarted and
diverted the activities of each leader
C. An account of the legislative career of a conservative
senator which showed his goals to
have been derived from a national conservative
movement of which the senator was
a part
D. A biography of a famous athlete which
explained her high level of motivation in terms
of the kind of family in which she grew up
E. A history of the individuals who led the movement
to end slavery in the United States which
attributed the movement’s success to the
efforts of those exceptional individuals
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Q 26:
The author cites which of the following as evidence
against the public view of Eleanor Roosevelt held
in the 1970’s?
A. She had been born into a wealthy family.
B. Her political career predated the adoption
of women’s suffrage.
C. She continued her career in politics even
After her husband’s death.
D. She was one of a few female historical
Figures who were well known to historians
By the 1970’s.
E. Her activism predated her husband’s presidency
and her projects differed from his.

Please correct the formatting of the passage. This is very difficult to read
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When the history of women
in the 1970’, Eleanor Roosevelt
Line was one of a handful of female
(5) Americans who were well known
to both historians and the general
public. Despite the evidence that
she had been important in socialreform
circles before her husband
(10) was elected President and that
causes than he did, she held
a place in the public imagination
largely because she was the wife
(15) of a particularly influential President.
Her own activities were
seen as preparing the way for her
husband’s election or as a complement
to his programs. Even
(20) Joseph Lash’s two volumes of
Sympathetic biography, Eleanor and
Franklin (1971) and Eleanor: The
Years Alone (1972), reflected this
assumption.
(25) Lash’s biography revealed a
Complicated woman who sought
Through political activity both to
flee inner misery and to promote
causes in which she passionately
(30) believed. However, she still
appeared to be an idiosyncratic
figure, somehow self-generated
not amenable to any generalized
explanation. She emerged from
(35) the biography as a mother to the
entire nation, or as a busybody.
but hardly as a social type, a
figure comprehensible in terms
(40) But more recent work on the
feminism of the post-suffrage
years (following 1920) allows us
to see Roosevelt in a different
light and to bring her life into a
(45) more richly detailed context. Lois
Scharf’s Eleanor Roosevelt, written
In 1987, depicts a generation of
Privileged women, born in the late
Nineteenth century and maturing
(50) in the twentieth, who made the
transition from old patterns of
female association to new ones.
Their views and their lives were full
(55) female social networks but began
to integrate women into mainstream
politics; they demanded equal
treatment but also argued that
women’s maternal responsibilities
(60) made them both wards and representatives
of the public interest.
Thanks to Scharf and others,
Roosevelt’s activities—for example,
her support both for labor laws
(65) protecting women and for appointments
of women to high public
office—have become intelligible in
terms of this social context rather
than as the idiosyncratic career of
a famous man’s wife.

Question #1
The passage as a whole is primarily concerned with which of the following?
A. Changes in the way in which Eleanor Roosevelt’s life is understood
B. Social changes that made possible the role Played by Eleanor Roosevelt in social reform
C. Changes in the ways in which historians have viewed the lives of American women
D. Social changes that resulted from the activities of Eleanor Roosevelt
E. Changes in the social roles that American women have played

Question #2
The author indicates that, according to Scharf’s biography, which of the following was NOT
characteristic of feminists of Eleanor Roosevelt’s generation?
A. Their lives were full of contradictions
B. Their policies identified them as idiosyncratic.
C. They were from privileged backgrounds.
D. They held that women had unique responsibilities.
E. They made a transition from old patterns of a association to new ones.

Question #3
Which of the following studies would proceed in a way most similar to the way in which, according to
the passage. Scharf’s book interprets Eleanor Roosevelt’s career?
A. An exploration of the activities of a wealthy social reformer in terms of the ideals held by the
reformer
B. A history of the leaders of a political party which explained how the conflicting aims of its
C. An account of the legislative career of a conservative senator which showed his goals to have been
derived from a national conservative movement of which the senator was a part
D. A biography of a famous athlete which explained her high level of motivation in terms of the kind
of family in which she grew up
E. A history of the individuals who led the movement to end slavery in the United States which
attributed the movement’s success to the efforts of those exceptional individuals

Question #4
The author cites which of the following as evidence against the public view of Eleanor Roosevelt held
in the 1970’s?
A. She had been born into a wealthy family.
B. Her political career predated the adoption of women’s suffrage.
C. She continued her career in politics even After her husband’s death.
D. She was one of a few female historical Figures who were well known to historians By the 1970’s.
E. Her activism predated her husband’s presidency and her projects differed from his.
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This is a long passage. So please mention the time you took to complete the passage as well as the answers.
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Updated on: 25 Jan 2015, 22:29
What a passage...

1. a
2. b
3. b
4. e

Time taken = 7 minutes 34 seconds

Originally posted by DesiGmat on 25 Jan 2015, 08:08.
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25 Jan 2015, 19:27
IMO
a
b
e
e

7 mins

I am little confused about question 3
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IMO

1.A
2.B
3.A
4.D

Time 10mims
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2. B
3. B
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This should probably be moved over to the RC Forum.

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08 Oct 2015, 14:13
what are the OA's?
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