QUESTION TEXT: The passage provides the most support for…
DISCUSSION: The Swing Mikado is mentioned on lines 45-51, only. So before doing this question you should reread those lines in order to have all the relevant information in your head. This will only take about 5 seconds, and will save you much more time on the answers.
The gist is that the play ironically adapted a white play. The adaptation was a social commentary on black roles in the theatre and in real life, and it made audiences question assumptions.
- This is doubtful. The play made audiences question their beliefs. That’s usually controversial.
- Unlikely. The play made audiences question their beliefs. That’s a form of instruction.
- Not so. The Swing Mikado had a white play as its source. The white play wasn’t specifically rural, and also, in context, “rural roots” likely would refer to African-American rural roots.
- The play is an ironic adaptation of a white classic. That means the play’s source material was old, not modern. And the fact that it’s ironic means it’s not realistic.
- CORRECT. This is well supported. The Swing Mikado was an adaptation of a white play. See line 48.
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