QUESTION TEXT: Which one of the following most accurately…
DISCUSSION: Passage A describes how women’s history shifted towards gender analysis. Passage B is an example of gender analysis.
Three of the answers imply or state that Passage A covered a similar topic as passage B did. That’s ridiculous. I think the test makers were counting on the term “gender” to confuse you. Most of the wrong answers here are pure nonsense.
- Passage A doesn’t endorse gender analysis. The final paragraph is very doubtful; the author wonders whether we have lost something.
- Nonsense. LSAT passages more or less never directly comment on each other. Passage A says nothing about passage B.
- Nonsense. Passage B discusses Roman gender relations. Passage A doesn’t even mention Rome. There’s no similarity in evidence and conclusions!
- CORRECT. This is the best answer. “The trend” is gender analysis, which Passage B is an example of. The author thinks it has both good and bad sides.
- Ridiculous. Passage A is not making an argument about ancient Rome or about a parallel historical situation.
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