DISCUSSION: Lines 28-34 describe the criteria that the authors use to judge if a subjective memoir is reliable: Is the text internally consistent? Does it match accounts of the author? Or is the text full of biased justifications?
- CORRECT. This is stated on lines 30-31.
- There’s no way to prove anything for sure: we’re talking about an author’s subjective, personal experience. We can only show that the account is plausible (possible).
- There’s no need for this. The scholars are deciding how to verify a memoir now.
- This isn’t mentioned. A partisan account can still be relatively accurate.
- Why should we care whether a certain view of the past is preserved? The scholars only seem interested in truth.
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