DISCUSSION: The first paragraph describes Curie’s successes, and introduces her failure to explain the cause of radiation.
- Not quite. The passage only talks about Curie’s research. There’s no mention of other radiation researchers.
- The fight between physicists and chemists has long been settled. They were only mentioned to provide context for Curie’s failure.
- CORRECT. More or less. We know what Marie Curie did and did not accomplish. On the whole it’s positive.
- Nope. The first paragraph is just a collection of facts. It didn’t say how the author would complete the argument.
- No. Curie did have an incorrect explanation of radioactivity (lines 47-48), but that doesn’t mean her discoveries weren’t important or useful. (lines 58-60).
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