QUESTION TEXT: The last paragraph of the passage serves…
DISCUSSION: The point of the last passage was to show how wampum became a tool to represent the Haudenosaune confederacy’s constitution.
- The author never says why wampum switched from stringed wampum to belts. They just said it did.
- This didn’t happen.
Example of answer: (In a museum): “Here, we can see some characteristic differences between string wampum and wampum belts. Notice the small beads on string wampum, compared to the larger beads typical on wampum belts. Also notice the formal features of wampum belts, reflecting their important political use.”
- CORRECT. This is a good overview. The final paragraph is about how the Haudenosaune confederacy used wampum belts to represent their constitution.
- This means “Describe the text of the constitution”. The author didn’t tell us what the constitution actually said.
- The author never actually described how well wampum worked in terms of guaranteeing compliance with the constitution.
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