DISCUSSION: Yet another specific detail question. There’s no way to answer these well without having a good grasp of the passage.
- Lines 10-12 say that some proverbs come from Europe, but we don’t know if most do.
- Only lines 38-39 mention traditional wisdom. It’s lines 20-24 that compare Mexican American to English-speaking Americans. Mexican (note: not Mexican American) tradition is more likely to use proverbs for education, but this is not the same thing as valuing traditional wisdom.
- We have no idea. These traditions are mentioned in lines 7-12, but the passage never says which tradition has more proverbs.
- CORRECT. Lines 33-39 support this; they say that Mexican Americans may use proverbs because community norms are threatened (“Perhaps….authority”).
- There’s absolutely no evidence for this. Lines 10-12 even point out that there are a lot of proverbs common to many European countries. That means there is a version in each language.
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