Based on the passage, it can be concluded that the author and Broyles-González hold essentially the same attitude toward

Manvir on July 26, 2019

Confused about answer choice C

I thought Gonzalez believed that carpas had a bigger effect on actos than the author since the author proposes that actos is a different genre than a carpus so how do they have the same attitude towards carpas significance? that is the reason I chose D.

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Irina on July 26, 2019


The question is asking us to find what the author and BG agree on/ have the same attitude toward.

The author first mentions BG on line 41 saying she "rightly criticizes theater historians.." for giving all the credit for actos to Valdez, tracing its origins to carpas instead. The author agrees that many of the participants in "the formation of the Teatro ..had substantial cultural links to [carpas] (line 53) and the development of the Teatro Campesino was a "collective accomplishment." (lines 54-55).
(C) thus accurately states that both of them would agree on the significance of carpas for the development of actos.

(D) is incorrect because the passage contains no information on the extent of Valdez's familiarity with carpas. The passage mentions that he was a student and a member of the mime troupe, but we cannot imply the extent of his familiarity with carpas solely based on the fact that many participants in the formation of Teatro had cultural links to that tradition.

Let me know if this makes sense and if you have any other questions.

Alec on July 8, 2020

How can Valdez be taken to have the same opinion on carpas if he is never mentioned to even know about them? If D is wrong because we cannot infer familiarity with carpas, I don't understand how C can be right. We are never given insight into Valdez's views of the development, only his role in it. Basically I am confused as to why the logical jumps explained by the instructor above are acceptable in this case, is there a key word or words in the question or correct answer that indicate this? I'm specifically talking about the jump from participants in the formation of the Teatro having cultural links to carpas and the development being a collective accomplishment, to Valdez having any opinion on carpas' significance. Thanks!

Brett on October 29, 2020

Hi @california1777,
It could be that Valdez isn't mentioned in the question at all. The question asks about the author and Broyles.