Which one of the following most accurately expresses the main point of the passage?

Filippo on March 28, 2020

Why is D wrong

Could anybody please explain why D is wrong? Thanks

2 Replies

on April 2, 2020

Hello @filozinni,

Answer choice D is appealing because it does contain most of the important elements from the passage. Textile production by women, changes in archaeology, replicating techniques, etc. However, make sure that you pay attention to the operative verb, "spurred." Did research into textiles cause the changes in archaeology? There is nothing to support that.

The improvements in archaeology are introduced at the start of the second paragraph, and the author never says this was a result of textile study. When an answer choice includes a cause and effect relationship, make sure that it is supported by the text.

Filippo on June 3 at 08:28AM

Thank you so much that is very helpful!