DISCUSSION: Carpas were mentioned in the third paragraph. You should look there to find the similarities.
Lines 45-49 describe carpas: they were satirical, and performed in tents to working class audiences.
Lines 33-39 describe actos. They were satirical, inspired political action, and described farm workers’ personal experiences.
Satire is the common element in both cases. You could also have solved this merely from the description of carpas, as you could know that the answer had to be one of the two traits.
- Nonsense. Váldez had a background in European theatre (lines 58-59).
- Váldez was in the San Francisco Mime troupe. We have no idea what they studied.
The point of mentioning carpas was that the farm workers probably had probably seen this form of theatre and therefore had theatre experience.
- Lines 45-49 say that carpas were performed in tents. They don’t mention farms.
- CORRECT. Lines 45-49 say that carpas involved satire, and line 36 says that actos used satire.
- Lines 45-49 don’t say why carpas existed. Maybe they were just entertainment. The point was that the farm workers were familiar with them and used their influence when creating actos.
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