The passage provides the most support for which one of the following statements?

Anthony on January 3 at 02:36AM

Stuck Between C and D

I was stuck between choices C and D for a long time. My issue with C is that the passage doesn't seem make a connection between income gaps and changes in labor demands. The connection makes sense, but since I didn't see any direct support in the passage, I went with D. Any help would be appreciated!

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Shunhe on January 4 at 02:14AM

Hi @AnthonyB,

Thanks for the question! So we’re being asked here for a statement that the passage supports. (D) says that average wages in the South held roughly steady for all workers during the 1910s and 1920s. But look at lines 13-15, which says that the infestation reduced labor demand in those years. When labor demand decreases, wages tend to decrease as well. So (D) seems to be directly contradicted by those lines, and even if not, is certainly not supported anywhere else.

Looking around those lines is where we find the support for (C). Reading the end of the first paragraph and the beginning of the second paragraph, we essentially see direct support for (C).

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.