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According to the conventional view, serfdom in nineteenth-ce

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According to the conventional view, serfdom in nineteenth-century Russia inhibited economic growth. In this view Russian peasants' status as serfs kept them poor through burdensome taxes in cash, in labor, and in kind; through restrictions on mobility; and through various forms of coercion. Melton, however, argues that serfdom was perfectly compatible with economic growth, because many Russian serfs were able to get around landlords' rules and regulations. If serfs could pay for passports, they were usually granted permission to leave the estate. If they could pay the fine, they could establish a separate household; and if they had the resources, they could hire laborers to cultivate the communal lands, while they themselves engaged in trade or worked as migrant laborers in cities.
Consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.


It can be inferred from the passage that the "rules and regulations" affecting serfdom in Russia involved

❑ responsibility for the work needed to accomplish certain defined tasks
❑ restrictions on freedom of movement
❑ limitations on the ability to set up an independent household

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A,B, and C


Consider each of the choices separately and select all that apply.


The highlighted sentence has which of the following functions in the passage?

❑ It provides support for an argument presented in the preceding sentence.
❑ It provides evidence that helps undermine a view introduced in the first sentence.
❑ It raises a question that the succeeding sentence will resolve.

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A and B


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Re: According to the conventional view, serfdom in nineteenth-ce [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2017, 07:05
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1) All 3 answers are correct. The serfs could not leave the household, could not pay for passport and they must done certain jobs

2) A and B are the correct answers
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For completeness sake:

Highlighted sentence is "If serfs...estate". @Carcass
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Re: According to the conventional view, serfdom in nineteenth-ce [#permalink] New post 11 Apr 2018, 10:42
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For additional support for 2:

The reason why the author wrote If serfs could pay for passports, they were usually granted permission to leave the estate was because he needed to support Melton's idea that serfs could get around landlord's rules and regulations.

This, of course, was a response to something earlier, as evidenced by "Melton, however...".

What was this a response to? Well, the conventional view mentioned in the first sentence.

So, our correct answers are A and B.
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Re: According to the conventional view, serfdom in nineteenth-ce [#permalink] New post 13 May 2018, 18:59
Can you explain why Option A in question 1.
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Re: According to the conventional view, serfdom in nineteenth-ce [#permalink] New post 15 May 2018, 15:50
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\(and if\) they had the resources, they could hire laborers to cultivate the communal lands, while they themselves engaged in trade or worked as migrant laborers in cities.


From this, you could infer that serfs had to do certain duties but \(IF\) they could have the resources, then they were free to move or else.

As such, IF you do not take into account that "IF" the had duties. Is the other way around. So A is correct.

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