As it is presented in the passage, the approach to history taken by mainstream U.S. historians of the late nineteenth...

on July 27, 2018

Example 1 Question 3

I thought that answer choice D worked for Ex. 1 Q. 3... can you explain why it is C and not D


Christopher on July 27, 2018

@SCameron, the reason D does not work is that it doesn't allow H and S to be as far apart as possible. When you've got a hypothetical like this, you want to put the two items as far apart as your initial diagram allows. In this case, that's putting H/S in #1 and #7, as there's nothing preventing either of them from being in those slots (they are as far apart as possible).

This allows you to knock out (A) and (E), since H or S is not in #1.

So assuming you have H/S in #1, which of the answers would allow you to put H/S in #7? (B) doesn't work because the news must come after L, so that's out, leaving (D) and (C).

The reason (D) doesn't work is because it requires that you put G/P in #4 and G/P in #7 so that they have 2 slots between them. This doesn't allow H/S to be in #7, so they don't end up being "as far apart as possible."

Does that clear it up?