The author intends the term "traditional sources" (line 1) to exclude which one of the following?

Josh on June 11, 2018

Why not C?

Could you please explain the correct answer for this question? Thanks!

3 Replies

Josh on June 13, 2018

Could you please explain the correct answer? Thanks!

Christopher on June 15, 2018

@joshuavt, this question is asking for which of the following does NOT fit within the author's definition of "traditional sources" as used in line 1. The author specifically states that "traditional sources" are "archeological remains and surviving texts." So when you look at the answer choices, you need to determine which of the five is NOT an "archeological remain" or a "surviving text."

(A) is an archeological remain, even if the author says it's not helpful. (Wrong)

(B) is an archeological remain, even if archeologists tend to discard them. (Wrong)

(C) is an archeological remain. (Wrong)

(D) is a reconstruction and therefore is neither a surviving text or an archeological remain. (Right)

(E) is a surviving text. (Wrong)

Does that answer your question?

Josh on June 16, 2018

Thanks that really helped me out! I think I was getting confused with the fact that the the remains were either discarded or labeled as not helpful. Thanks!