DISCUSSION: Passage A says that muscle memory is puzzling, and real. The author of passage B thinks they have found an explanation, so they are not so puzzled.
- This is very wrong. Passage A says that bodybuilders experience muscle memory (lines 5-9), and the author of passage B agrees with bodybuilders that muscle memory is real (lines 38-40).
- A dichotomy is a difference.
Example of a dichotomy: The bodybuilder felt weaker after intense weight training. But meanwhile, cellular processes were making them stronger than they were before.
- Rubbish. Athletes may be as confused as anyone for why their muscle grows back faster. We have no evidence that athletes would reject A’s discussion in lines 5-9
“Bro, I was lazy and skipped the gym for two months. Why my muscles gettin’ so big so fast yo?”
- CORRECT. This is supported. Passage A thought muscle memory was puzzling, see lines 5-9. Less apt = less likely correct. Passage B thinks they have found an explanation for muscle memory, which means it is no longer a puzzling phenomenon.
- This is silly. Passage B agrees that muscle memory used to be confusing. “And now scientists think they know why” (lines 39-40) implies that scientists didn’t know why before.
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