According to the passage, which one of the following was true of the dance forms that Dunham began studying in 1935?

Ryan on October 7 at 01:22PM

Why is E correct? Why is B incorrect?

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Irina on October 8 at 05:29PM

@Ryan-Mahabir,

Lines 28-31 tell us that she conducted a research project into traditional Caribbean dance forms, with special interest in their origin in African culture. We can thus infer that these dance forms were influenced by the traditions of non-Caribbean (African cultures) as (E) states. (B) is incorrect because it is unsupported by the information in the passage. The author tells us that "various forms of [dance-isolation] technique have long been essential to certain African, Caribbean, and Pacific Island cultures (lines 9-11), this information suggests that the dance forms she studied in 1935 did not represented the first use of dance isolation outside of Africa, but the technique has been essential to other cultures for a long time.